Wednesday, September 28, 2016
In the eye of the beholder
I heard a line in a show the other evening that has stuck with me. The evil queen in the show, Once Upon a Time, has been trying to change for the last couple of years and she made a statement that part of her still believes she is the Evil Queen because that's the story she has told her self and has been telling herself for years. It was what others told her and she heard it, believed it, personified it. As Regina she just couldn't shake that image. Now through some bit of 'magic' the Evil Queen ripped herself out of Regina at the end of last years' show. Regina now has the opportunity to be a new and different kind of gal since the evil has been removed? Easier said than done I think.
For some reason the gist of the scene was/is We are the story we tell ourselves. I have heard it before but it really resonated the other evening. So for now in my journal I am working on a new story for Carolyn. I was about ready to settle into 'old age' and go along with what others and society has got in mind for us old folk. I turn 60 in a few months and I believe I have enough time to reshape and revitalize myself with a new story. So I think the beauty card speaks to me on my journey to awakening to my true self.