Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Most people wear various masks or hats in life. For the most part we choose which mask we will wear according to what function we are performing. In the story of Cinderella it is a Masquerade Ball she is invited to and therefore is a requirement for whom-ever goes to wear a mask. It is a rather mystical rite, because the Prince is to hopefully find his future bride to be behind such a mask and it is intimated that that is done through a dance, thus the attraction is to be determined through chemistry. This mysterious mating ritual brings to mind the thought that the Divine seeks out it's bride and will not miss the destined target.
The fact that in the story Cinderella, Cinderella is compared to her step mother and step sisters leaving the us with the projection that CInderella is the more fair and thus the more worthy and more equal mate to the Prince Charming leads me to look at the story from a more mystical or spiritually alchemical level. I reflect on my accumulated spiritual teachings, all of which I feel is derives from a common knowledge of psycho/spiritual process and makes me pause on the thought that the Divine will only fill a worthy and pure vessel. If we look at Prince Charming the colors of his attire also gives clue to his true seat of power, which is akin to divinity with the colors, white, gold and black. His essence is that of light. He is in every way perfect and embodiment of both his mother (black) and father (white) as we find on the Kabbalah at the spheres of Binah (Mother) and Hokhmah(Father) and the Prince is golden and white like the Sun residing at the Sephiroth of Tiferet. Cinderella is clad in the basci earth tones and bare footed or simple shoed representing Malkhut ( Earth-daughter, which the Keter or divine spirit will fill).
Just as we think Cinderella will not make it to the Ball an unforeseeable and magical occurrence happens. Her Fairy God Mother comes on the scene and makes it all happen. Telling us, the observer that her going to the Ball is predestined and is also her right to do so. She is dressed in a light blue surreal dress with the help of her pets aiding her fairy Godmother. Blue is the color of her father (Hokhmah) on the cabalistic tree of life.
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