I love the way that when I sit down to write my blog the idea I had in mind often disappears. I feel that familiar tingle as one of my Guides steps in. Then I’m writing about something completely different. Tonight they started with a song. I could hear Sting singing in my head ‘Spread A Little Happiness’.
The song was written for a 1920’s musical called Mr Cinders and is used by the main character to keep his spirits up. It was used as a track in the film Brimstone and Treacle which has a much darker plot than suggested by this song. It’s a kind of Sleeping Beauty story where the princess gets a shattering awakening. Yet there is a profound benefit from that awakening. Fairy stories are the morality tales we tell our children. And, excuse the pun, they can be very Grimm. I remember reading stories to my daughter and thinking how cruel the world seemed. After all, Cinderella or Mr Cinders, was treated as an unworthy person by a significant number of people. Yet I continued to read and spread these stories.
So why has this song come to mind tonight? My Guide is asking me to look at the stories I tell myself and others. She wants me to notice that there are glimmers of Light even at the darkest moments. There are ethical and moral choices to be made for the future of our world. I will be part of making them. So what do I want to pass on to the children of my family? I want to spread the word that not every person behaves badly. It’s important to me to share that there is always redemption. I believe people can and do change. And by doing so they change the world. To get past the perception of our world as a cruel, dark place where everything is the fault of someone else. And I want my stories to contain courage, perseverance and hope.
It’s at the heart of why I write. If I can spread the word that we can change our prospects by changing the way we view things I will have helped. The aura energy I transmit matters. As does your aura energy, dear reader. That energy leaks into your stories. And your stories spread. I tell my story honestly. Highs, lows, challenges and successes. Finally, tonight I wanted to bring this happy little song into my tale.
Day 830 of my blogging challenge