The opening scene of Snow White depicts a beautiful young girl scrubbing the floor, peaceful in nature, surrounded by simplicity, with the air full of hope and wonder as doves fly and Snow White sings…
For the one I love
To find me
And I’m dreaming of
The nice things
Snow White is bound to the nasty Queen, whose jealousy forces Snow White’s fate into the forest where Snow White is thrust into darkness, faces danger, confronts her fears and finds her way to the light.
In the forest Snow White discovers her own true nature amongst the animal kingdom, “Please don’t run away, I won’t hurt you. I didn’t mean to frighten you, I’m awfully sorry. But you don’t know what I’ve been through and all because I was afraid. I’m so ashamed of the fuss I’ve made. What do you do when things go wrong?”
The creatures of the forest guide Snow White on her merry way… When you are cast out by a life that no longer serves who you truly are, just follow your nature in the direction of your heart and you will find your way.
Snow White discovers the cottage of the seven dwarfs who bring her to life with their unique gifts, values and skills, working together with one heart, one love and one song to form community, harmony and wholeness.
This story typifies the mythical messages delivered to the soul so brilliantly in Walt Disney’s animations, reminding us that imagination creates reality, what we ponder becomes real and dreams do come true.
© Patricia Herreen 2013