Behind the Scenes of Sleeping Beauty

I was surprised to find out that the fairy tale I grew up with does have another chapter that was totally new to me.

The earliest known versions of Sleeping Beauty are found in the 14th century in the long Arthurian book Perceforest. I grew up with the Grimm´s version which is based on Perrault 1628-1703 and is the most popular today.

(Charles Perrault was one oft he first Europeans to put together popular fairy tales and he inspired many for example the Grimm brothers who lived in the middle of the 19th century. )

The story of Sleeping Beauty I am familiar with

At the christening of a king and queen’s long-wished-for child, seven good fairies are invited to be godmothers to the infant Princess. The fairies attend the banquet at the palace. Each fairy is presented with a golden plate and drinking cups adorned with jewels. Soon after, an old fairy enters the palace and is seated with a plate of fine china and a crystal drinking glass. This old fairy was overlooked because she has been within a tower for many years and everyone had believed her to be deceased. Six of the other seven fairies offer their gifts of beauty, wit, grace, dance, song, and goodness to the infant princess. The old fairy is very angry about having been forgotten, and as her gift, enchants the infant Princess so that she will one day prick her finger on a spindle of a spinning wheel and die. The seventh fairy, who hasn’t yet given her gift, attempts to reverse the evil fairy’s curse. However, she can only do so partially. Instead of dying, the Princess will fall into a deep sleep for 100 years and be awakened by a kiss from a king’s son.

The King orders every spindle and spinning wheel in the kingdom to be destroyed, to try to save his daughter from the terrible curse. Fifteen or sixteen years pass and one day, when the king and queen are away, the Princess wanders through the palace rooms and comes upon an old woman, spinning with her spindle. The princess, who has never seen anyone spin before, asks the old woman if she can try the spinning wheel. The curse is fulfilled as the princess pricks her finger on the spindle and instantly falls into a deep sleep. The king has the Princess carried to the finest room in the palace and placed upon a bed of gold and silver embroidered fabric. The king and queen kiss their daughter goodbye and depart, proclaiming the entrance to be forbidden. The good fairy who altered the evil prophecy is summoned. Having great powers of foresight, the fairy sees that the Princess will awaken to distress when she finds herself alone, so the fairy puts everyone in the castle to sleep. The fairy also summons a forest of trees, brambles and thorns that spring up around the castle, shielding it from the outside world.

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A hundred years pass and a Prince finds the hidden castle during a hunting expedition. An old man recounts the story: Within the castle lies a beautiful Princess who is doomed to sleep for a hundred years until a king’s son comes and awakens her. The prince then braves the brambles and thorns and enters the castle. He passes the sleeping castle folk and reaches the chamber where the Princess lies asleep on the bed. Struck by the radiant beauty before him, he falls on his knees before her. The enchantment comes to an end by a kiss and the princess awakens and converses with the prince for a long time. Meanwhile, the rest of the castle awakens and go about their business. The Prince and Princess are married by the chaplain.

Disney and all other popular narratives end with this scene.

The part of Sleeping Beauty that was new to me

After the secret wedding the Princess bears two children, Aurore (Dawn) and Jour (Day), unbeknown to his mother, who is of an ogre lineage. When the time comes for the Prince to ascend the throne, he brings his wife and children.

The Ogress Queen Mother sends the young Queen and the children to a house secluded in the woods and directs her cook to prepare the boy for dinner. The kind-hearted cook substitutes a lamb for the boy, which satisfies the Queen Mother. She then demands the girl and the cook this time substitutes a young goat, which also satisfies the Queen Mother. When the Ogress demands that he serve up the young Queen, the latter offers to slit her throat so that she may join the children that she imagines are dead. While the Queen Mother is satisfied with a hind in place of the young Queen, there is a tearful secret reunion of the Queen and her children. However, the Queen Mother soon discovers the cook’s trick and she prepares a tub in the courtyard filled with vipers and other noxious creatures. The King returns and the Ogress, her true nature having been exposed, throws herself into the tub and is fully consumed. The King, young Queen, and children then live happily ever after.

(from Wikipedia)

There are many modern adaptions of the Grimm story: movies, ballets and operas:

 

Here are two contemporary examples:

1. The animated movies featuring Shrek by Dreamworks are very funny: They play with appearances of the protagonists of this Sleeping Beauty story. An ogre rescues Princess Fiona who turns out to be an ogre herself.

2. The book Reckless The Petrified Flesh

is the first of a three-piece-series called Mirrorworld by Cornelia Funke. She is a multiple award-winning German illustrator and storyteller, who writes fantasy.
Ever since Jacob Reckless was a child, he has been escaping to a hidden world through a mirror that is a portal in his father’s abandoned study.

In these books Funke mixes up all kinds of fairy tales. People go on quests and discover treasure. What intrigued me was that the protagonist discovered a Sleeping Beauty who had died sleeping in her castle. Nobody had managed to save her in time. She had lain in her perpetual sleep for hundreds of years while hundreds of potential saviours were killed. Perhaps the good fairy´s magic was sloppy?

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Behind the Scenes information on Sleeping Beauty

Discovering the last part of Sleeping Beauty I now understand why this fairy tale is popular in the Fairy Tale Dimension. The sleeping part is boring because it only offers little adventure. The fairies can bring some variety with all kinds of wishes: flying, dancing, magic. The really interesting play starts with the evil mother-in-law trying to eat her son´s family.

Death is not final in the Fairy Tale Dimension

To end your stay in the Fairy Tale Dimension you have to engage the Grim Reaper to escort you out. Inside of the dimension you can die as many times as you want only to reappear in an instant.

This explains why you will find people getting cooked in pots all the time reappearing instantly. You can picture this like wild hot tub parties. Giants even host big cooking events in swimming pool-sized pots.

In the Fairy Tale Dimension you can also jump a hundred times off a steep cliff and be smashed to bits and just stand up the next moment all healthy and restored ready for another round.

There is no pain

I have been cooked myself plenty of times while visiting the Fairy Tale Dimension with friends in dreams and we laughed our heads off while in the pots. We did not feel any pain. In our reality being cooked is cruel. In their reality it is not. This is why fairy tales often seem so cruel to us.

Flexibility

This makes people in the Fairy Tale Dimension very flexible. Something that we can profit from when we visit. There are not many rules scientific or otherwise and the use of magic enables even a bigger variety of outcomes of any fairy tale.

In Sleeping Beauty sometimes the evil stepmother gets to eat her prey and sometimes she is cooked herself.

The part of the evil stepmothers is a very popular character.

Wolves from Little Red Riding Hood like to play it as well as other animals, monsters, humans or trees.

Sleeping beauty is not always an innocent naïve creature.

I especially enjoy the Ninja version of Sleeping Beauty. She is a martial arts expert and enjoys fighting very much. The prince has to be her equal in battle to be accepted as a partner. Imagine the princess being woken up and doing Taekwondo moves! She can definitely take care of herself. This makes her a great adversary for her mother in law, too.

The children

Can play a very important role in the story and many young ones like to take part in the play rescuing their parents or plotting with their evil grandmother. There is an endless possibility of outcomes.

Were you aware of the evil mother-in-law ending of Sleeping Beauty and how do you like this end?

 

Links

Surla lune fairy tale blog has a very comprehensive list of books, which feature Sleeping Beauty. So many people tap into this fairy tale, it is amazing.

Images by Gypsy Thornton from Onceuponablog Sleeping Beauty Pinterest Board

 

Pictures: Open source by Wikipedia

© Inge Schumacher

 

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Behind the Scenes of King Arthur

1. Arthur Pendragon

was a legendary British leader, who led the defence of Britain against Saxon invaders in the late 5th and early 6th centuries. Arthur’s story is fascinating; full of folklore and literary invention. The historical evidence that he existed is so sparse that modern historians seriously doubt his existence.

Historical background

Britain was governed by the Roman Empire from 43 to 410 AD. The Romans ruled over almost all of England and Wales. After they left the situation got very unstable. This is why the Saxons were invited to assist in fighting the Picts and the Irish. These new arrivals started a series of wars that eventually led to the Saxon occupation of Britain in 600.

Everybody who is reading this has some picture of King Arthur in his head. If you want more details of the story, please consult the story of King Arthur in Wikipedia:

Although the themes, events and characters of the Arthurian legend vary, Geoffrey’s version of events often served as the starting point for later stories. Geoffrey depicted Arthur as a king of Britain who defeated the Saxons and established a vast empire. Many elements and incidents that are now an integral part of the Arthurian story appear in Geoffrey’s Historia, including Arthur’s father Uther Pendragon, the wizard Merlin, Arthur’s wife Guinevere, the sword Excalibur, Arthur’s conception at Tintagel, his battle against Mordred and final rest in Avalon.

The 12th-century French writer Chrétien de Troyes added Lancelot and the Holy Grail to the story. He began the genre of Arthurian romance that became a significant strand of medieval literature. In these French stories, the narrative focus often shifts from King Arthur himself to other characters, such as various Knights of the Round Table.

From the 12th to the early 19th century there was a break in King Arthur´s popularity.

Many books and stories exist about King Arthur and his reign. Tennyson started the revival with Idylls of the King. He reworked the narrative of Arthur’s life for the Victorian era. His book was published in 1859 and sold 10,000 copies within the first week: Arthur was depicted as a symbol of ideal manhood who ultimately failed, because of human weakness.

Tennyson’s works generated much interest in the legends of Arthur. It also invited a large number of imitators:

In the US Sidney Lanier’s The Boy´s King Arthur was very popular and an inspiration for Mark Twain´s satire: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur´s Court (1889).

Arthur´s story is still constantly reworked to fit modern times to include more equality and democracy. I enjoyed Marion Zimmer Bradley´s version: The mists of Avalon (1982) as a teenager.

There have been comic strips, films and plays. Some of you may know the Arthurian spoof Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975).

Presently you can see on Netflix a series of a young Arthur called Merlin and a film called King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. In both magic has an important role. Arthur either fights outright against magic or uses it grudgingly and only in dire straits.

What all stories have in common

The battle is always good against bad. Arthur has to fight against evil magic and treason.

Wizards and their magic are not part of ordinary life in most Arthurian stories. They only exist on the fringe of society. This is because magic belongs in the Fairy Tale Dimension, of course.

2. Behind the scenes information on King Arthur

It is not relevant whether Arthur is a true historical figure or not. I know that he and his adventures are very real in the Fairy Tale Dimension:

Arthur and his knights live in a very elaborate fairy tale country that supports events and adventures in a setting that we would term the Dark Ages (476 – 800).

The landscape is divers

All kinds of terrain are negotiated in the adventures here. You can find high mountains, deep caves, lakes, rivers and the sea, islands, giant trees and dangerous bridges.

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Dwellings in King Arthur´s fairy tale

People live in castles and in villages. You can find more than one Camelot: Ranging from giant citadels with intricate artwork and fine masonry to crude castles surrounded by moats and sporting drawbridges. Some have a small town nearby and others stand solitary on the tip of a mountain.

Physical fighting

The people in this country fight against evil. There are swords and daggers, horses and dragons. A lot of energy is used to go on quests to obtain magic objects and slay evil monsters.

You don´t need much intellect for fighting so there are plenty of dumb brave knights.

Battle of the minds

But besides the physical fights there is also a battle of minds. In this fairy tale country  the pros and cons of magic are debated. Great speech-battles about its values and virtues are held that are highly popular. A lot of spectators attend these events.

There are also battles where riddles have to be solved: A kind of Fairy Tale Dimension Quiz Show. Prominent stars of these contests are very much in demand as advisors.

Dragons and other magic creatures

A multitude of magical creatures play on the good as well as on the evil side. Including cat-monsters, boars, griffins and giants. Anything you can imagine and much more.

Do you remember Flitz? In October 2017 I introduced the small dragon Flitz, who is part of the communication and postal service in the Fairy Tale Dimension and belongs to a group of secret agents who work as messengers on dangerous missions.

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Flitz´ Island of the Dragons

Flitz comes from a fairy tale country that supplies the FTD with fire spitting dragons. When a fairy tale country needs a dragon to watch over a treasure, to abduct virgins or as an adversary for brave knights they send an invitation and whoever wants the job leaves the island. Dragons can be wise consultants as well as ferocious fighters spitting fire that grills everybody in reach.

Society

Many different kinds of people live there. I have met a surprising number of children. This is astonishing because most people arrive in the Fairy Tale Dimension as adults. The GrImporter´s job is to let you in and as an adult it is easier to fit right in.

My explanation is that a lot of inhabitants of our dimension have been fascinated by the Arthurian tales in their childhood and therefore want to be able to experience this as a youngster. Popular roles for children are pages and servants. They have their eyes and ears everywhere and accompany adults on quests as shield bearers or squires. Of course  some stories are played exclusively by children.

Culture

People very much appreciate the diversity and many options the country offers. It is one of the most complex and intricate countries. Inhabitants can wallow in romance for example. There is much drinking, dancing and singing. Minnesingers offer their songs and sell magic poems that promise to induce love.

The inhabitants of the Fairy Tale Dimension don´t have a concept of going on holidays. But for the ones that are interested in visiting other fairy tale countries the country of King Arthur is on top of their list. There is so much to see and take part in.

The Arthurs

There are all kinds of Arthurs and because gender equality is not an issue, there are also female Arthurs, dwarf Arthurs and giant Arthurs and tree Arthurs.

Historically metal armour was only worn from the 10th century on. That is why King Arthur and his men wear mostly leather and wool outfits. There are some players though, who don´t care about historical correctness and wear metal armour anyway, just because it is cool.

Fighting dirty

People love to use all kinds of tricks to win. This is very much encouraged because it is the natural way in the Fairy Tale Dimension. The most cunning person will be the star everybody will tell tales about.

The Merlins

In the Arthurian legends Merlin is a symbol for magic. You can find a lot of wizards in this country taking part in the action.

Some of them attend the magic school that is hidden at a secret place. Because there are many possibilities to test what they have learned almost every magician likes to spend some time in this country to hone his skills. It is very good for their career to have this experience in their CVs.

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The sword Excalibur

Merlin is responsible for forging the magic sword Excalibur. It is the symbol of power and entitles the bearer to inherit the throne. In the legend Arthur proved his right to the British throne by pulling this sword from an anvil sitting atop a stone.

Besides a multitude of objects this sword is the most important magical object in the fairy tale country. There is one sword for each Arthur. The magician who is Merlin decides who is worthy of becoming the king.

So as an aspiring king or queen you better are on good terms with the magician in power and motivate him to make the magic of the sword available to you.

How do you like King Arthur´s country?

It sounds like a great way to spend time there to make up new versions of Arthur´s story. What is your favourite role? I want to be a dragon and a magician.

Whether you like adventures and fighting or are into magic and strategy. There is something for everybody.

 

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Pictures: Pixabay

© Inge Schumacher

Equal Rights for Elves!

Here is your chance to first hand information on how elves see us and our world. Enjoy!

Today I want to introduce you to Addi. Addi is an elf and lives both on Kopavogur Álfahóll near Reykjavík in Iceland and in an elf dimension. He is so happy that he can share his views in this blog-article.

“Hey, my name is Addi and I belong to what you call Huldufólk. Finally I get the chance to speak to you. Thank you Inge for giving me a voice here!

We demand equal rights for elves!

We don´t understand why you trampling humans keep on moving big chunks of earth around to create flat and angular surfaces that are very unnatural and simply hideous. You level our homes and fill our beautiful ponds! Are you aware of the damage you do and how much energy it takes to stop your machines? We are not happy even if we do have fun playing with your equipment.

(There are lots of stories of construction machines having sudden unexplainable failures in the vicinity of elf dwellings.)

It would be great if you could stop the box building nonsense and show a little more respect for our places and homes. We need to be equally seen and talked to!

It is not difficult to speak with us, it is just different from what you are used to. You only have to widen your awareness a bit to be able to communicate with us. Your eyes are perfectly fine and you only need to alter the way you engage your adult brains a little.

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Open your eyes and ears

Most children can see us. It is a shame that a lot of grown-ups have forgotten how to perceive us.

Why would anybody want to limit himself so severely and cut himself off from such a big part of their reality?

There are some of you who do make an effort. But they are not taken seriously and laughed at even though they could teach you something. I dare you to be a little more open-minded and I assure you it does not hurt at all. It might even open your mind for new possibilities.

Multiple dimensions intersect in Iceland and the veils between them are very thin. This enables us to live in more than one place. Sadly you do not recognise how much work we put into that.

I don´t understand why grown people are scared and run away when they do see us. We are no danger to anyone. I assure you that this is going to happen more often now.  The veils between the dimensions are thinning and we are working on making it easier for you to notice us.

Remember your playfulness

You need not be afraid; we love to play and creat fun things. Something many of you seem to have forgotten. This is such a shame. What else do you believe your life is there for?

We love Iceland as many of you do: People yearn for the clear crisp air and open landscape. They cannot pinpoint it but they feel drawn to the promise of new possibilities and adventures because they can connect with a part of themselves that they seem to have long forgotten.

But you can meet us everywhere should you want to connect with us. You can find us in your favourite places in nature, for example. Just sit down and connect with us in consciousness, we will listen to you. Wouldn´t this be fun?

We can offer you another way of seeing the world: Through the eyes of us elves. Together we could figure out ways to express equal rights for everything that is. We can show you ways to help heal your earth, which is in desperate need of help. We are all part of the bigger picture and we can all contribute.

Wake up!

Lets start to really get to know each other! Give equal rights to everything that is around you and we will all flourish!”

Thank you Addi for your open words.

It has become normal for me to have elves zipping around my home and garden. They simply are part of our lives. But okay, I am a key figure in the Fairy Tale Dimension after all.

Dear reader: Where is the place you can best connect with elves?

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Ég hlakka til þess að heimsækja undurfagra Ísland aftur.

(Translation: I am looking forward to visiting beautiful Iceland again.)

 

Pictures: Private

© Inge Schumacher

 

 

Senses and Perception

Regular readers of the Fairy Tale Dimension blog are used to exploring a dimension that is not ours, but is just as real. Just by entertaining the idea that this dimension could exist we widen our awareness. Today I go one step further and invite you to accompany me into the world of perception and the role our senses play in our changing reality.

Displacing stuff

You have probably searched in vain for keys or a document. Sometimes it takes a long time to find them or they reappear at unexpected places. In my household this happens a lot.

Here are some examples:

One pair of kitchen scissors has disappeared twice in 6 years: One time for 2 years and one time for half a year only to be rediscovered somewhere strange.

On a holiday a few years back our hairbrush vanished from my backpack. We searched everywhere and concluded that it was lost. We continued the trip and in the evening my daughter found it in the same backpack we had emptied before. This is when I started to think that there was more to these displacements.

I was not amused when my driver´s licence went missing and I applied for a replacement document. A few months later the old one reappeared at an unlikely place.

An octogenarian friend of mine displaced one shoe a few weeks ago and had help searching only to find it at an obvious place days later. This was the first time something like this had happened to her.

I tried to explain that this could happen more often in the future and that it does not mean that she was developing dementia.

She said that she understood my words but did not get the concept. It was too strange for her. I guess you have to experience this more often. How about you? Have you had experiences with things mysteriously disappearing and reappearing? Please share in the comments!

 

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Where does our stuff go?

I don´t know. It definitely is not here in any more. If I search with other people, to get a more objective picture,  and cannot find it, it definitely is not part of our reality any more. Perhaps we have finally found an explanation for the heaps of solitary socks in our drawers?

The most efficient way to handle these occurrences is to keep calm, order your stuff back and then forget about it. Frantic searching won´t help. Most things will reappear sooner or later. I believe that this displacing of things will be happening more for everybody.

What is happening?

We are showing ourselves that our reality is not fixed and that we are able to manipulate it in more ways than we think possible. I know that I am not always aware of what I am doing energetically and then these displacements happen more often.

Reality and perception

We are firmly rooted in our reality and that is a good thing. We have basic agreements with each other on what our world looks like. The house we live in and the streets we walk every day stay the same because of these agreements.

Our brain is used to tune out things it deems irrelevant. Thus we thankfully have a permanent filter that makes us more efficient because we can concentrate on the matters at hand.

Sometimes this filter has holes. People who suffer from dementia lose their firm roots in our collective reality and let go of the agreements. This is why they see things that don´t belong here. A friend of my mother-in-law who has Alzheimer´s told me that she does not share the strange things that she sees any more because people think that she is crazy.

For example she suddenly sees a pig running across the street. This pig is very real for her. We don´t see it because it does not belong in our reality. It could be part of an alternative reality or another dimension.

This has interesting consequences: If aliens would land in my backyard right now I would probably not see them because my brain would tune them out!

 

The Invisible Gorilla

In their book The Invisible Gorilla Christopher Shabris and Daniel Simmons have investigated our perception. You can test how much you tune out automatically on their website.

This helps me to understand why each person in a group of people has a different account of a situation the whole group was in. It shows that perception is always depending on the individual.

 

Our world is changing

Perhaps you have heard that a shift in consciousness is occurring at the moment. All of us agreed on some level that we want to become more aware. This causes a thinning of the veils between alternative realities and dimensions and it gets easier for us to perceive things that don´t belong here. So when you see something strange that you cannot easily explain, just play with the idea that it could be a spill over from somewhere else. Here are some examples from my life:

Hearing an animal that is not there

My daughter was hearing a purring at night without our two cats being near her room. The other day my husband heard it, too which helped my daughter a lot who was thinking that she might have been hallucinating. They both heard something that is not manifest in this reality. Perhaps she will meet this cat later in her life and recognise its purring.

 

Elves from the fairy tale dimension

Last year when we visited Iceland one of my daughters managed to lose two earphones on two consecutive days. She swore that she put them safely in her backpack.

Turns out that I am not the only one in my family who has a close connection to elves.  My daughter has another focus of consciousness as a princess in one of the elf fairy tale countries. When we were in West-Iceland, the area where I also met my first elves, somebody recognised her. Two elves accompanied her for the rest of the journey. Since these creatures love to play with strings, marbles and shiny stuff they took the two sets of earphones back to the fairy tale dimension. At home a few weeks later we found one pair of them in her room. The other never reappeared.

Ever since this trip elves have inhabited her room, which has mutated into a giant playground for them. Stuff they can play with is lying around everywhere.

We found out that they love dripping water when we discovered a wet spot on her floor. The elves had moved a loose panel on our roof so that water could enter through the ceiling when it rained.

We told them that water would destroy our wooden floor and that we preferred our home unharmed and fixed the panel. So far no more water has been diverted into her room.

We can´t see our live-in elves. Sometimes we hear them rummaging or make out movement in our peripheral vision. Five years ago we probably would not have been able to be aware of any of this. You can read more about elves in Iceland in this blog article.

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Animal´s perceptions

Animals don´t distinguish between manifest and not manifest energies like we do. If you see your pet reacting to something that you cannot see, this means that there is something:

The other day our cat suddenly hissed at something invisible beside my daughter on the sofa. I switched to my energy detection mode and could make out a little shape beside her, probably one of her elves. The cat probably wanted to protect her.

 

How to adjust to these interesting times

I have shared here some of my experiences that show that we disappear stuff regularly and that our perception could be changing.  Our senses seem to be letting through more information and thus we are able to perceive more than we used to. This can be both unnerving and exciting. My family is pretty open for these occurrences. We stopped to explain them away and laugh about them.

To stay sane when experiencing something unusual  we need a firm stand in our reality. We have to be aware and know ourselves as well as possible to stay grounded. Only then we are able to identify safely that something does not belong here without scaring ourselves. Thus we can widen our awareness as we get used to the thinning of the veils between different realities.

A great opportunity to learn this is to make a game out of it. We do this in my facebook group The Fairy Tale Dimension  where we share our fairy tale moments and possible bleed-throughs from the fairy tale dimension.

Humour is a very efficient way to cope with these changes. I don´t take myself and my senses too seriously any more.

 

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How our world is changing – without the metaphysical focus of this article – is very well explained in this interview of Charles Eisenstein: a you-tube video about Living the Change.

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© Inge Schumacher

 

The Illness in The Fairy Tale Dimension and Me

Today´s blog is even more personal than usual: I share how I am trying to help with the illness in the Fairy Tale Dimension (FTD). Then you can read about the similarities I see between the situation in the FTD and what we are creating on earth. In my last blog The Illness in the FTD  I introduced the illness.

The frequency change in the fairy tale dimension

At the moment the colour purple is the predominant frequency in the FTD. The change that has to be completed is from purple to yellow. Every living thing needs this change of the predominant frequency to stay healthy and well. This change of frequency is a normal evolution for this dimension.

Everything is affected by the overdue frequency change. The FTD is out of balance. As a result the inhabitants experience suffering and trauma. This is the first time they have a dimension wide problem that can´t be coped with playfulness and starting your life again. This has never happened before and it took the leading magicians, who also work as healers, a long time to figure out the cause for the spreading illness.

For people within the FTD death does not end a life. They can choose to live on or choose a new role to play. Death is only final when they decide to leave the dimension altogether.

What is happening at the moment in the FTD is similar to what I see on earth. People are becoming aware that there is a problem and this causes anxiety. In the FTD they have to work together all over the vast dimension – it is far bigger than a galaxy in our dimension – otherwise things will become worse. They have never had the need to concern themselves with the frequency change before because there was always a ring bearer who was able to complete it in time.

We are the change

We can compare the illness in the fairy tale dimension very well to our  earth struggling for balance after years of exploitation. At the moment we experience violent storms, flooding, draughts and earthquakes. Nobody in his right mind can deny that there is climate change. All of us are feeling it one way or another. The earth will find a new equilibrium eventually and we have the power to decide whether and how humankind will be part of this new earth.

I am optimistic that we will master this change. During the last year I was lucky to connect to people of all ages from many countries who are aware. I have met many people who are working at creating and living in an appreciative and positive environment. To achieve this they are learning more about themselves. They work at becoming more conscious about which energy they are projecting and how they are creating their reality as a consequence. In our dimension every individual has to start the change within himself. One of the main goals of my life is to help people find their true selves so that they can create the reality they want to thrive in. I live in the right times it seems.

This subject of creating your reality more consciously is becoming more and more popular at the moment. I am going to give a talk about how to become more aware in my meetup group about personal development next week. We are very powerful beings and we are very able to create a positive future for this earth.

I feel a wave building including people in my family and in my network that is much bigger than me alone. Some call it a shift in consciousness and some call it evolution. It does not matter. A change is needed and we are this change.

My role

In one of my first objective interactions with the fairy tale dimension I was asked by the collective of the FTD to build a closer connection to our dimension. I understood their wish to have more contact but I advised against getting too closely attached. We are already close and become more and more aware of each other. My feeling was that it would be better not to build a solid bridge between the two dimensions. This is why I constructed a loose chain that now links the two dimensions. This chain ensures that not every single movement of one dimension is carried directly to the other. It allows each dimension some room to manoeuver on its own. This has been a good decision because both dimensions are rocking their boats quite fiercely at the moment.

The inhabitants of the fairy tale dimension have an intuitive knowing of our dimension. There are a lot of scholars who are studying our dimension. They visit us regularly for what we would term anthropological studies. Perhaps you have even met one of them without realizing it.

The FTD has a serious problem. To totally solve the situation they are dependent on one person, the ring bearer. This means that it is my job to complete the blueprint change and to do that I have to be able to master the third rune.

How I plan to master the third rune

There are three levels of mastery I have to complete to achieve my goal. Presently I am between the second and the third level. The third level has three runes. The first two are for practising purposes only. The third one is the living rune that represents the blueprint. The ring bearer becomes one with it and thus can change the blueprint and complete the change.

When I am in the FTD I practise with the first two runes. The leader of the Magic Seven, the tree teacher, is helping me a lot.

The only thing I can do to help the FTD in my own dimension is to learn how to accept myself as much as possible and reach a level of total acceptance eventually. I do not want to engage the third rune before I am ready because this could be life threatening. There were some ring bearers in the last few hundred years who engaged this rune prematurely and died.

Of course I feel the expectation of the FTD and the  pressure resulting from this. What happens when I can´t work with the third rune? The FTD would have to wait for the next ring bearer who hopefully would master the rune. This means the suffering will go on. Not a good option. So cross the fingers for me!

What I do to ease the suffering

I have been aware of this illness in the FTD for about a year. When you are following this blog you know that I am constantly learning more about the FTD and how it works. Since I am not yet able to finish the frequency change, I am figuring out ways to help in the meantime using the abilities I have now. Every magician in the FTD is supporting me in this and my group of fellow fairy tale dimension fans helps a lot, too.

I have discovered that different parts of the FTD need different energies to ease the symptoms caused by the illness. Here are two examples:

Last November my group and me visited a fairy tale country that was situated on a rainbow. The landscape looked very unfamiliar. It was changing and undulating. When we arrived the local magician was there to welcome us. He was very old and carried a staff in his right hand. He asked us for help and showed us a yellow flower he had created to fight the illness. We pooled and everybody contributed energy. We managed to reconfigure the rainbow so that it emanated an energy that was close to the yellow energy this fairy tale country was lacking. This alleviated the suffering of beings and plant life a lot.

In another fairy tale country we visited mermen. They lived in an ocean with many islands. We shapeshifted into mermen and merwomen and the residents showed us their kingdom. For them we installed translucent spheres that floated in the air above the water. These were giving off the necessary energy to ease the effects of the missing colour yellow.

Not every fairy tale country is affected equally strong. With the help of the healers and magicians we are already making a difference.

You can help

Now you know that totally curing this illness is not possible for me presently. I am very thankful for everybody who is supporting me in easing the suffering. My husband helps with his abilities in energy reading and organizing trips to the FTD. My group of fairy tale dimension fans is also helping a lot. They not only work together with me but they also go to the dimension on their own to help. And we have a lot of fun together while we are at it! You can find us in the facebook group The Fairy Tale Dimension, the FTD.

Everybody who feels a connection to the FTD is welcome to join us. Please share this blog with people who are interested. I hope to see you there soon!

Addendum: The frequency change in the fairy tale dimension was implemented on February 3rd 2018!

© Inge Schumacher

Visiting the Grim Reaper

 

In the last blog post I told you that death in the fairytale dimension (FTD) is not as absolute as it is here. People can choose whether to rise from the dead and go on living in the same place and time or not. Death in one fairy tale country is often only a means to start fresh in another one.

 

How to leave the FTD

What happens when people want to disengage from the fairy tale dimension altogether? For this you need the grim reaper. He is personified death. The grim reaper is an integral part of the FTD. His job is built into the blueprint of the dimension. He is the gatekeeper who escorts people out of the dimension into other states of consciousness. His job is really big and very important. He has hundreds of billions of possible clients: Every inhabitant of the FTD.

If someone is choosing to die they subconsciously call the grim reaper. He receives the signal and comes and gets them. There are many different manners of disengagement to choose from, but in the FTD people prefer to simply vanish. They rarely create illnesses, accidents or other violent ways to disengage. Interestingly their bodies disappear with them. At the agreed time death appears in one of his disguises and takes them by the hand. With the other hand he opens the exit and escorts his client out of the dimension.

Sometimes when he shows up a bit late people have changed their minds and this is where the legend of cheating the grim reaper comes from. In fact people don´t cheat death; they simply change their opinion and choose to stay longer.

 

The two insignias of the grim reaper

The grim reaper uses his insignias to perform his duties. They are handed down from one reaper to the next.

The first item is the magic key that will open the door out of the dimension. We usually picture this key as a scythe. If you observe it closely however you can see that it does not have any sharp edges. It looks more like a big intricately crafted key with runes on it mounted on a stick. He is the only being who can open the door of the dimension with this key.

The famous black hooded cape is the second item. It helps the grim reaper to shapeshift and appear at a multitude of locations. To journey in all parts of the dimension simultaneously he has a specially outfitted room in his house. The room has a round shape and there are lots of mirrors on the walls facing inwards. Death stands in the middle of the room with his cape and key and his image is multiplied hundredfold. He then tunes in to the different calls for disengagement and walks through the mirrors in as many versions of himself as it takes to meet his clients everywhere in the dimension.

 

Personified death in earth culture

The concept of personified death is part of earth culture, too. Pictures of death as a skeleton with his black cape and scythe are depicted often.

In my healing practise I have once worked with a girl who has lost her mother early in life. I was consulted because she was having terrible nightmares. In these nightmares she visualised death as a skeleton with a black cape that was attacking her mother. Thankfully we managed to get rid of this nightmare. But this incident shows that even children personify death in this way.

Here is a Wikipedia link on personified death in earth cultures if you are interested the grim reaper.

A visit in the home of the grim reaper

It turns out that death in the FTD is not grim at all but a very friendly humanoid fellow who takes his job quite seriously. I call him Grimmy and he thinks this name is hilarious. When I asked him whether I could visit him with a group of friends he gladly invited us into his home. Being the ring bearer has its perks. This house and its location is one of the best kept secrets of the dimension. Hardly anybody ever gets invited there. Like my home it is built mostly in the shadows. This means it is not easily visible when you walk by. In his home Grimmy feels at ease and can relax from his strenuous job. If you want to know more about the home of the ring bearer follow this link: Home of the Ringbearer.

Grimmy and his assistants cooked a wonderful meal for us. We sat around a big table getting to know each other. After the meal there was an impromptu party. The furniture in the dining room was put to the side and somebody played some music. One of my friends literally flirted with death. Both of them had a ball. My friend from Switzerland played a game of cards with Grimmy: A game where the player who cheats best wins. I am not sure who was best. He let some of us even try on his cape and pose in the mirror. Fun.

His house was not dark at all but very light. We did a tour and he seemed to favour light wood panels to plain painted walls. There were some interesting art objects on display: I saw a statue of a mother and child and some cheerful paintings with flowers. They reminded me of Monet.

The story of the grim reaper

In a quiet moment I asked him how he became the grim reaper. He told me his story:

He has lived many life times in different fairy tale stories. He was not so much interested in magic but more in social interactions. In these lives he was mostly a craftsman or a farmer.

He got interested in the job of the grim reaper when his late wife chose to leave the dimension. He watched when she left on a beautiful horse, slowly vanishing form his sight. He was fascinated and contacted the grim reaper currently in office and interviewed him about the job. Soon afterwards he was accepted as an apprentice. When his predecessor wanted to leave the dimension he performed an elaborate ritual and handed over the insignias and his powers of office to Grimmy.

 

It was very fascinating to meet a person who plays such an important role in the FTD. I enjoyed this visit very much. Grimmy is such an interesting likable fellow and a very considerate host. Should you meet him in your dreams give him my kindest regards.

© Inge Schumacher

 

 

My First Meeting with People from the Fairy Tale Dimension


The phone call.

The first time I made contact with somebody from the fairy tale dimension was at the end of 2013. An old lady called me. She said that she had trouble sleeping because something was keeping her up at night. She was living in a small apartment in a home for elderly people. She had tried to get help from shamans and healers but nothing had worked. My automatic reaction was: Yeah. This lady is senile and probably completely nuts! But then I started to think. OK, your energy work may sound similarly strange to the average person. I asked my intuition whether I could help her and got a yes. I decided to follow this impulse and made an appointment.

When you want to know more about my job you can follow this link to my website: Link to my practise website

I knew this was going to be very interesting. As you can imagine I was very curious. A few days later, after I had reassured myself that the lady was expecting me, I drove to the other side of town. This was the strangest assignment that I had had as a healer so far.

 Visitors form the Fairy Tale Dimension

Turns out that this old lady had a very close connection to the fairy tale dimension. At this time I didn´t know much about the FTD. I only knew that there was a dimension where all the fairy tales we knew came from but nothing more.

First I energetically cleaned her apartment. While doing this I could feel her being terrified. She confirmed being very much afraid. It was so bad that she was afraid to go to bed at night. The poor woman was so terrified that she got tachycardia.

Then I tried to connect to the source of the shaking furniture. I didn´t have the feeling that this would be dangerous in any way. Pretty soon I saw in front of my inner eye pictures of very cheerful green clad dwarf sized people all talking at once.

I discovered that the lady once had a life as a princess in a remote place of the fairy tale dimension. There is no fairy tale known about this country. Because she was feeling lonely her subjects came to visit her regularly. They wanted to play with her and shook her bed so hard in the process that she couldn´t sleep any more.

Imagine yourself being jolted out of sleep repeatedly by your bed shaking! She couldn´t see anybody because her visitors where mostly projecting and did not adapt wholly to our dimension. I doubt that seeing those 20 to 30 centimetres tall beings would have helped her in any way though. When she was woken up she got up and sat in her comfy chair in the living room. But they followed her there and the chair started to shake too…

Communication with the visitors

I explained to the dwarfs that they were frightening their friend terribly by making such a ruckus every night. They had not realized that they were causing her grief. You have to know that emotions are felt and interpreted very differently in the fairy tale dimension. It is as hard for them to understand our emotions as it is hard for us to interpret theirs. They promised us that they would stop shaking the furniture now.

After this I explained to the old lady why these beings decided to visit her and that she had a strong connection to this specific fairy tale country in the FTD.

All ends well

After my visit the green people were still coming to see their friend but they were a lot more careful and she could live with that very well.

Now you know the story of my first direct exposure to the FTD. I am still glad I could help and that the lady now gets her sleep.

This is still one of the weirdest experiences I have had so far. It definitely widened my perspective. It also shows that our world is even more colourful than you can imagine. Do you have you any stories that you want to share?

© Inge Schumacher