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Truth is Stranger than Fiction

on July 25, 2012

On Saturday I had a thought that felt like a revelation, and it was this:

If I look at my life as a Fairytale, it makes so much more sense.

Let me explain.  First, let’s look at what a Fairytale is, from this page:

A fairy tale is a fictional story that may feature folkloric characters (such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, witches, giants, and talking animals) and enchantments, often involving a far-fetched sequence of events. The term is also used to describe something blessed with unusual happiness, as in “fairy tale ending” (a happy ending) or “fairy tale romance,” though not all fairy tales end happily. Fairy tales are a genre in literature. They have their roots in the oral tradition. Fairy tales with very similar plots, characters, and motifs are found spread across many different cultures. Fairy tales also tend to take on the color of their location, through the choice of motifs, the style in which they are told, and the depiction of character and local color.

We recognize a fairytale by the way the story is introduced.  “Once upon a time…” gives us the heads up that this will be story that will probably include “good” and “evil” characters, tension between the “haves” and the “have-nots” and an element of magic that will save the day. The story is there to help us understand universal truths, common dreams, and to give us assurance that love conquers all.

When we read a fairytale, we don’t get mad that there are evil characters in the story.  We don’t rage at the fact that there is unfairness in this land of make-believe.  We automatically understand that these situations are just a set-up to help us learn something through the story.

Fairytales might have scary characters and situations, but we are not afraid of them, because we know they are just pretend.  They are there for a reason.

When you think about it, why is it that we read Fairytales to our children?  Why do we still study Mythology?  Hmmm…Maybe this way of looking at the world is useful, after all.

Now here’s something really crazy to think about:  I am playing one character in my fairytale, yet I am keenly aware that I am playing a completely different character in someone else’s tale.  Strange, but true.


‘Tis strange,-but true; for truth is always strange;

Stranger than fiction: if it could be told,

How much would novels gain by the exchange!

How differently the world would men behold!

from Lord Byron’s poem, Don Juan, 1823


Have you experienced Truth that is Stranger Than Fiction?  So tell me, why not look at your life as if it is a fairytale?

What kind of character are you playing?  Who are the other characters in your tale, and what do they represent to you?

What obstacles do you face in achieving true happiness?  What lessons must you learn before you can move on?

How would you tell your story as a fairytale?  What will be the moral of your story?  Could this be your Life Lesson?


“When you think fairy tale, you think, “children.” But pay close attention to the stories and you will see bigger meanings meant not just for children.”


Don’t have time for fairytales?  Think they are for children?  Maybe it would be a good exercise to approach life with the innocence, wonder and playfulness of a child…


“Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”   Luke 18:17

And said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”   Matthew 18:3   

And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.   Mark 10:13-16


In this New Earth and this Golden Age of Grace, you will master the existing Archetypes and you will create new ones. This is essential for the New Earth, as the Earth manifests “reality” according to the Archetypes and Stories that are woven on the Sixth Dimensional “Loom of Creation”. It is essential that you move past the great stories of duality with their conflict between light and dark, and begin to weave the new stories of Unity and Oneness.

Beloved Ones, each one of you is a Light Weaver, a Story Teller and Poet, a Dancer of Light. Each one of you is creating a Work of Art that is Your Life. When you enter this level of Consciousness you begin to see how each choice that you make is a thread of light in the grand design of your life and that of the Planet.

— AA Michael through Celia Fenn,



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