There’s fairy pollen in the air, but not everything is fantasy. Find out how Once Upon a Time casts a spell that can steal your success in real life.
Do you like fairy tales? Then this is high season for you! At a time in which ABC just announces the launching of their new TV series, Once Upon a Time, I am also launching my book Rewrite your Fairy Tales for Success. In my book I reveal how women can use the five most famous feminine fairy tales as a map to break free from limitations and make their dreams come true.
The new ABC series may have hit a nerve in women’s lives. Many scripts that trap women in the past and sabotage their success have to do with our favorite childhood fairy tales. I discovered this in my more than 20 years working with women spanning three continents. Here’s the question: what is stopping you from unleashing your greatness?
My book Rewrite your Fairy Tales for Success: Unleash your Greatness reveals that these fairy tales are archetypal maps to the emotional “curses” women experience in childhood and adolescence. In the book I show how the “curses” work. The “curse” is an emotional wound inflicted to a woman during childhood as a result of the dynamic between the mother and her.
Here is the curse or wound that each fairy tale portrays:
- Cinderella – caretaking syndrome, selflessness, self-sacrifice
- Rapunzel – invisibility, fear of public speaking, inability to sing or speak from her voice of power
- Ugly Duckling – sense of insufficiency, low self-esteem, self-judgment and feeling of not being enough which leads to self-sabotage, and to workaholism and perfectionism as an attempt to do more in order to be accepted
- Snow White – fear of asserting one’s authority, fear of rejection, playing small, playing safe
See a fun and surprising self-assessment video that will help you find out which fairy tale character you are at http://www.dreamalchemist.com/fairytales.htm
Once Upon a Time is an archetypal phrase. It brings us back into the world of storytelling. But it is also a reminder that this childhood time is still alive inside our real life, here and now. It is trapped in a stupor, like the kingdom in the fairy tales once the princess falls asleep. It ~and us!~ will not move forward as long as we are under the spell of the ‘curses’ or wounds that cover our radiance.
The witch’s curse is the trance that keeps women playing locally in their fields while men take the big stage and become stars.
“Once Upon a Time” also reminds us that magic is a real life affair. It tells us that we were born as unique creators and the process of assuming our power is the process of kissing ourselves awake and assuming our Throne of Authority.
Give your Fairy tale a happy ending!
Become the Queen of your life!