Who did not like to listen to fairy tales in childhood? But as adults, we also love fantasy and magic - we read stories about Cinderella and Snow White to our children and watch “The Master of the Rings” together.
Tales and stories have a healing effect. They bring their essential messages through the back doors of our mind, bypassing our defence mechanisms. Words that most likely would not have reached our consciousness if they had been presented directly to us.
Ones upon a time, there was a little girl.
Her laughter was like a chime of tiny crystal bells. Her smile could brighten the darkest night.
She was born on a mild winter day in the Kingdom of Cold.
They named her Crystal.
Her mother had a frozen heart. People said that the Snow Queen was her grand-grand-grandmother [...]
“I’m coming home,” Josie chirped when Annabelle answered the phone. “What can I get for you, Mom?”
“And why would I need you, useless as you are?”
Mother’s words cut through the distance, piercing deep into Josie’s heart. Numb, she hung up and tried to steady her trembling hands.
She made herself a cup of tea, grabbed her ticket from the table and tore it into shreds. She sat in silence for a while sipping her favourite oolong, feeling nothing but pain [...]
Imagine you’re the Queen of a little Kingdom.
Your castle is clean and tidy. Your garden looks immaculate. The lawns are freshly mowed. Bushes and trees trimmed. Passages look like carefully drawn lines.
Everybody knows your love for perfection.
Across the river lies another Kingdom ruled by a King. An arched, elegant bridge plugs into the shores of each side, linking them together.
You love the King. He’s brave, good-looking, and reliable. Good at protecting his citizens from an ugly Troll living nearby in a Gloomy Forest, spreading fear around him [...]