Seth captures the magic and wonder that is at our fingertips with this marvelous comment, telling us yet again that the universe leans in our direction, no matter what the ‘official line of consciousness’ says:
“In connection with the creation of the universe, and with the creation of public and private events alike, let us for a moment consider a different kind of myth…(the Cinderella fairy tale).
“According to the definition I gave earlier, this fairy tale IS a myth. Surely it may seem that such a children’s tale has little to do with any serious adult discussion concerning anything so profound as the creation of the known world. And most certainly, it may appear, no scientifically pertinent data about the nature of events can possibly be uncovered from such a source.
“For one thing, the Cinderella tale has a happy ending, and is therefore highly unrealistic (with irony), according to many educators, since it does not properly prepare children for life’s necessary disappointments. Fairy godmothers are definitely a thing of the storyteller’s imagination, and many serious, earnest adults will tell you that daydreaming or wishing will get you nowhere.
“In the Cinderella story, however, the heroine, though poor and of low estate, manages to attain a fulfilling and seemingly impossible goal. Her desire to attend a spectacular ball, and meet the prince, initiates a series of magical events, none following the dictates of logic. The fairy godmother, suddenly appearing, uses the normal objects of everyday life so that they are suddenly transformed, and we have a coach from a pumpkin, and other transformations of like nature.
“The tale has always appealed to children because they recognize the validity behind it. The fairy godmother is a creative personification of the personalized elements of Framework 2 – a personification therefore of the inner ego (inner self), that rises to the aid of the mortal self to grant its desires, even when the intents of the mortal self may not seem to fit into the practical framework of normal life.
“When the inner ego responds in such a fashion, even commonplace, ordinary, seemingly innocuous circumstances suddenly become charged with a new vitality, and appear to ‘work for’ the individual involved.”
The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events, Session 824