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Cinderella And The Story About Attracting Abundance

by Evelyn on March 11, 2008

Once upon a time, in a magical land far far away, there lived a young maiden, who lived with her stepmother and two ugly stepsisters. They were horrible to her, piling her with loads of housework, making her work near the cinders and eventually calling her “Cinderella”.

Cinderella's Vision Board

Cinderella dreamed of a life of abundance. She dreamed of riches, beautiful gowns and the man who would save her from her wretched life. Nevertheless, every once in a while, she could not help but focused on her rags, her miserable room in the attic and her lack to abundance. She could not help feeling envious about the pretty dresses and the magnificent finery that her stepsisters wore.

One day, an invitation to the royal ball to be held at the castle, arrived. Apparently, the prince was looking for a bride and he was hoping to find one at the ball. The two stepsisters were excited at the prospect of dancing with the Prince. They started to plan what they were going to wear to the ball.

Cinderella wanted to go too. Here’s her ticket out of her miserable life too, she thought, if she could get to win the Prince! However, her tattered gown was all that she got. How was she ever going to meet him, she wondered.

Creating A Vision Board To Go To The Ball

She decided to use all that she knew about manifestations to visualize attending the ball. She flipped her stepsisters’ fashion magazines and cut out pictures to make a vision board. On the vision board (see picture above), she stuck a picture of a flaming red designer Valentino gown that she thought would make all the other women go green with envy. She also had a picture of a Gucci clutch bag that would go well with the flaming red gown. Lastly, she also stuck a picture of luxurious looking car that would take her to the castle. Cinderella looked at vision board several times a day, in between doing the household chores.

However, as the days went by towards the evening of the ball, instead of joyous anticipation, Cinderella started to become emotionally attached to these wants. She began to worry and fret for there were no signs from the Universe about the Valentino gown, the Jimmy Choo shoes and the matching Gucci clutch bag that she had desired. She began to be extremely unhappy.

The Day Of The Royal Ball

The day of the royal ball arrived. Sadly her wishes had not manifested. There was no gown, bag or shoe; let alone a designer one. Cinderella’s stepmother reminded her that there was no way she could ever attend the ball while dressed in rags.

As Cinderella watched her stepmother and two stepsisters hurried off to the ball without her, she burst into tears. She wondered why the Universe did not respond to her asking. She wondered why life was so unfair. She questioned if her life was not meant to be abundant. And she wondered if she would ever meet the Prince or become rich and wealthy one day.

Bi Bi Dee Bo Bi Dee Boo

All of a sudden, a fairy godmother appeared. The fairy godmother said “Now, dry your tears. Because you have asked, I am here to see what I can do for you.”

Cinderella cried out in sighs of relief “I thought you won’t be coming”. She then proceeded to tell the fairy godmother about the royal ball and what she needed to wear.

The fairy godmother explained to Cinderella about the abundance of the Universe and that she could have whatever she wanted, if only she continued to believe and have more faith. Worrying would not help, the fairy godmother advised. “In fact, the act of worrying serves to cancel out the power of positive energies that you are hoping to send out to the Universe. You will need to eliminate your negative beliefs”, said the fairy godmother.

Cinderella wanted to go to the ball so badly, that the fairy godmother agreed that she would help her. However, she warned that materialistic desires would not last.

And that included ball gowns.

All material possessions are in fact an illusion, she said. To illustrate her point, the fairy godmother told Cinderella that the gown she was going to get, would disappear by midnight.

Cinderella was happy that her wishes were finally going to come true. She proceeded to tell the fairy godmother about how she wanted the Valentino gown to look like, much like the picture stuck on her vision board (see picture).

But the fairy godmother had her own ideas. With a wave of her wand and to the tune of “bi bi dee bo bi dee boo”, she transformed Cinderella’s tattered gown into a shimmering one woven from threads of pure gold and silver. The gown was far more magical than Cinderella or anyone had ever imagined. It also came with a tiara that was encrusted with sparkling diamonds and a pair of glass slippers, magically more comfortable than any pair of Jimmy Choo shoes.

And instead of a luxury car, the fairy godmother turned a pumpkin into a carriage, pulled by magnificent horses and flanked by a handsome coachman. With not a second to waste, Cinderella thanked her fairy godmother, and then sped off in the carriage.

At The Royal Ball

Cinderella looked so ravishing that no one could recognize her at the ball. The other women stood on the side, simmering in envy and jealousy.

But Cinderella was oblivious to the stares and the snide remarks. She looked at the clock; it was already 10 o’clock. For a split second, she wanted to swear about having not enough time. Then, she recalled about what she read from The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle and was determined to enjoy herself for whatever little time she had there.

Soon, her radiance caught the eyes of the Prince. He asked her for a dance, which she accepted. From one end of the ballroom to the other, she swirled to the soft romantic music in the arms of the charming Prince.

Cinderella had never felt so happy. In fact, she was so “in the moment” that she forgot the time. The time passed by quickly and the clock struck once for midnight. Cinderella startled. Remembering what the fairy godmother had said, she told the Prince that she could not stay and started to run off.

By then, the Prince had decided that he wanted to get to know her better. “Wait!” he said, running after her.

But Cinderella hurried on. As she hastily went down the stairs, she dropped one of her glass slippers. With the sound of the clock continuing to strike for midnight in the background, she realised that there was no way she could turn back to retrieve it. Most certainly, she did not want to be caught wearing rags, in front of the noble Prince, at the stroke of midnight.

By the time the close struck 12, true to what her fairy godmother had warned, Cinderella’s gown disappeared. Cinderella found herself dressed in her old clothes once again.

Cinderella And The Law Of Attraction

It had been a most magical night. Cinderella was glad for the chance to go to the ball. She silently gave thanks to the Universe for answering her prayers. Cinderella now knew what abundance meant. It was not the gown nor the riches that she had truly wanted. She had tasted joy in the short moments she was at the ball. For the first time, she acknowledged that happiness was her heart’s true desires.

Cinderella decided then, to use the Law of Attraction properly. She read the Power of Intention by Dr Wayne Dyer and Ask and It is Given by Esther & Jerry Hicks. She connected deeply to her soul and spirit. She was joyous even as she performed her daily household chores.

Cinderella followed up with positive daily affirmations. She served her stepmother and stepsisters no longer with bitterness but with gratitude for their allowing her to stay with them. She focused on being positive about her intentions; yet at the same time, applying the law of detachment.

Not long after, a royal messenger arrived at her home. By decree, every maiden in the kingdom was to try on the glass slipper that was left behind at the castle on the night of the royal ball. The Prince had known that few women would be able to fit into a size 41/2 shoe and had declared that he would marry the one who had worn the glass slipper that memorable night.

Glass Slipper of Cinderella

As you guessed it, the tiny glass slipper fitted perfectly onto Cinderella’s feet, when she tried it on. Her wish and manifestations had come true. She married the Prince, who held the key to her heart.

Cinderella had finally succeeded in bringing her energy vibrations into positive alignment to match her desires of happiness and abundance. It was wild! Her positive daily affirmations had worked! She finally understood that she could tap into the Universe for all its abundance and beauty.

And since then, they all lived happily ever after.

Credit: My two princesses, Min and Hui, who often challenged me in producing imaginative stories to keep them entertained before bedtime.

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{ 30 comments }

Terry March 11, 2008 at 7:32 am

Cute story! I’m still going to do a Cinderella story myself, but I love what you’ve done with yours.

Darlene Norris March 11, 2008 at 8:20 am

Nice job! You’ve woven a lot of good lessons into your story. I had to read it to the end to see what happened!

Brennan Kingsland March 11, 2008 at 1:11 pm

Thank you for the imaginative tale and weaving it with abundance thinking. Too often we wait for someone else to rescue us, not realizing that our ‘fairy godmother’ is already inside us just waiting for specific instruction.
I think I’ll start sharing some of the stories that I made up for my granddaughters.
I thoroughly enjoyed this post!

Dr James D Swann March 11, 2008 at 4:26 pm

My dear Evelyn,
You are one fantastic story teller!
As always, you entwined all the basics we need to make our own magical story come true.
They’re all there, just waiting for us to use.
Keep informing and encouraging us to reach for the brass ring. It’s right there; do you see it?
Much Love & Light,
James

ivonson March 11, 2008 at 5:46 pm

Nice story you have there. Love your cinderella alternative approach. Have you think of making it in a screen.
Anyway well done

Evelyn March 12, 2008 at 9:14 am

Thanks, my dear friends, for your positive feedback. I hope to tap more into my creativity to spin stories so that it’s easier to impart key lessons from now on.

Stay tuned :-)

Jonathan Mead March 12, 2008 at 8:08 pm

Very creative way of expressing the LoA, you’re on a roll Evelyn.

Well worth a stumble for anyone else visiting. =)

brooke March 16, 2008 at 3:37 pm

BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO!

princessa March 17, 2008 at 4:56 am

I loved it. You gave a new twist to the story, a twist that I will share with my daughter… “dreams come true” !

Evelyn March 18, 2008 at 8:01 am

Thanks, Jonathan, Brooke and Princessa! I’m glad that you like the story. I’m hoping that young girls can learn from them too!

With much appreciation,
Evelyn

Gagan June 27, 2008 at 7:23 am

wonderful weaving of thoughts… and powerful thought inducing affirmations.

Great work. Thank you for adding on to the abundance !

Cheers for abundance
Gagan

Hunter Nuttall August 14, 2008 at 12:15 pm

Evelyn, this is so good! This is the kind of story you tell your daughters before bedtime? How lucky they are!

Coach Nanette September 16, 2008 at 4:21 pm

Wow. Great story. I have an amazing fairly tale story too. I created and attract the relationship of my dreams. I tell the story and how you can do it too in my upcoming book of the same name. Happy Manifesting everyone!

Evelyn September 16, 2008 at 7:33 pm

@Gagan, thanks for liking this article!

@Hunter, they are too young to understand the deeper meanings of the story…LOL!! But yes…I tell them stories that are adapted and up to my imagination; sometimes weaving in a simple message.

@Coach Nanette, it is wonderful that you managed to attract the relationship of your dreams using law of attraction. Awesome!

terrence November 23, 2008 at 10:42 pm

Thanks Evelyn, it’s really encourages me… Wonderful dreams do come true if we dream and wish hard enough…

Flora Morris Brown, Ph.D. December 30, 2008 at 8:55 am

Go Cinderella for proving once again that the universe brings us what we dwell on with all our hearts!

Loved this retelling.

"H" May 25, 2009 at 10:06 am

Very creative! A brilliant idea! It makes me laugh, too.

Edward Litors May 29, 2009 at 3:00 am

Great depiction of LOA! Positive vibrations attracted what she wanted in her life. No matter what was in her way (evil sisters hello!!). Even though that was some powerful waves of negativity she had to overcome, she still managed to positively attract what she wanted.

Angela Sullivan September 15, 2009 at 8:27 am

Wow, little did I know someone had already made the connection between Cinderella and the LOA. My book is published! Check it out. It follows the fairytale and personal life experience with the LOA.
Loved your version more!
Thanks,
angela

Evelyn September 15, 2009 at 8:41 am

Hello Angela,

This is my all-time favorite post! It has already brought me some great attention from publishers!

Congrats about your book! May you achieve much success!

With love,
Evelyn

Sandra October 5, 2009 at 9:31 pm

I love this version of Cinderella! Thank you so much! You have really inspired me and strengthened by faith and belief in the Law of Attraction.

Thanks
Sandra

Mind Movies December 6, 2009 at 5:40 pm

Great post…I love reading your posts..love the story

Farnoosh January 8, 2010 at 6:16 am

Evelyn, what a polished site and what nice writing voice you have. You know, I feel left out because much as I tried, I did not find the Secret (the book) of much value or sense or use. Much as I tried, I found most of it to be empty platitudes. And many people have told me the video is entirely different – I have yet to watch it. So my point is this, I am going to read/check out some of your posts to see if I can be more convinced…..not that I have problems in general with happiness and loving life, but I do want to manifest more of my visions into reality :) ! Thank you for your thoughts.

Sally February 21, 2010 at 7:03 am

As the mother of 4 young children who is working to incorporate the principles of the Law of Attraction into my life, I spend an awful lot of time thinking about how I can teach this stuff to my children. I love how you used this classic story to get the point across. It gives me a lot of ideas of how to pass the messages along to even my youngest children.

Thanks! Well done.

MG March 18, 2010 at 8:04 pm

beautiful!!!!!!!!!
i don’t have words,
i never come across such a beautiful story on law of attraction!

Kim McGinnis April 13, 2010 at 2:30 am

Hi Evelyn,
What a creative way to explain the law of attraction! I believe that The Law of Attraction really does work. But since the movie, The Secret, came out in 2006, I think the new catch phrase might be a “Universal Consciousness” and where people a few years back were desperately seeking success I think today people just want to be happy. I do want to clarify something about my belief in the so-called law of attraction. Yes, I believe that if one trains one’s mind to consistently think in a positive way, which, in turn makes one feel good the majority of the time, more desirable situations and people will come into one’s world. The key is consistency and this takes a disciplined practice, which is something most people are not willing to commit to. This disciplined practice is something The Secret does not touch upon at all, and that is precisely why the world is in need of a ‘new secret’- one that explains in a fun yet real way that happiness is something that is absolutely possible – even in the state the world is in today. That’s why it’s time to have a new film – an update to The Secret. And that’s why we at Avenstar Productions teamed with inspirational speaker and author Andy Feld to make that happen. This time the secret is ‘Shamshara.’
thanks for listening,
Kim

Andy Feld April 22, 2010 at 7:09 am

Thanks Evelyn and Kim. Ultimately happiness and joyous emotional abundance along with a few life lessons is what we are all after and the current financial crisis is making this even more evident. Many are finally coming to grips with the understanding that we are more than what we do and what we earn. Our happiness is a product of our connection to Universal Oneness and Love along with being the sum of our dominant thoughts, emotions, spoken words, and actions. This does take quite a bit of hard work and self-discipline but is well worth the effort. Appreciate this forum. Shamshara, Andy

Kendall July 23, 2010 at 9:27 am

Have you heard of the new upcoming movie “How Thoughts Become Things?” I just saw the trailer at http://www.HowThoughtsBecomeThings.com It is a question I have had since seeing the Secret, but it really hasn’t been answered very well. I hope this film will do a better job. It claims it will tie the Law of Attraction to modern Neuroscience in a way that will be applicable for everyone. I think that if they can provide these answers it will be wonderful!

Nevin October 17, 2010 at 12:10 am

I just saw the trailer on the film “How Thoughts become Things” and thought it was worth talking about here. I think this will be a great movie. The website talks about deeper lessons into The Law of Attraction, using Neuroscience and modern Psychology. The film is being made by Douglas Vermeeren who did The Opus. I am interested to know everyones thoughts. Since Rhonda Byrne has put out her book “The Power” and has apparently has no intention of doing another movie like “The Secret” is this movie the next step for all of humanity?

Here’s the website http://www.Howthoughtsbecomethings.com

riti November 22, 2010 at 4:21 am

wow great story

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