I was recently sent a copy of The Way of the Fairy Godmother by Jennifer Morse MS PhD in exchange for telling you all about it. When books are as beautifully written and thoroughly enjoyable as this one was, it’s my sublime pleasure to do so.
“Dreams, seemingly failed, from our past can be reborn.” – Jennifer Morse
When I begin reading a book I know I’ll be reviewing, I stay on the look out for certain things throughout the book:
- How enjoyable the book is.
- How fast it reads.
- What recurring thoughts I have as I read the book.
- The number of times I stop to jot down something that caught my mind’s eye.
After I finish a book, I ask two questions:
- Was the time spent reading this book worth it?
- Who will I recommend this book to, if anyone?
As I read through The Way of the Fairy Godmother, I honestly lost track of the number of times I thought things along the lines of, “Oh! That’s beautiful!” or “This author takes words and spins them into something extraordinarily beautiful and poignant.”
Pretty grand thoughts to have during a book, right?
Review Continued Below….
From Chapter One:
Although Cinderella is young and has not matured to the point of manifesting her dreams she is already engaging her strengths. The Fairy Godmother is drawn to Cinderella’s passion for extending love. Undeterred by criticism raining down upon her, Cinderella brings a loving presence into every moment and each chore. As she works she is interacting with her Deepest Desire to love well. This focus shields her from negativity in her environment. – The Way of the Fairy Godmother by Jennifer Morse
I. Love. That. The wonderful thing is the e-book is FILLED with such passages.
About The Way of the Fairy Godmother:
First Place 2015 Writers Digest Self Published Ebook for Inspirational
From the Author: I am a seeker of serenity, searching for the pathways of enduring happiness. Decades of exploring and synthesizing avenues to wisdom led me to my favorite fairytale, the tale of Cinderella. This time I didn’t interpret the fairytale from Cinderella’s viewpoint. Instead I apprenticed to the Fairy Godmother.
The Fairy Godmother lives within uncompromising, radiant happiness. Her lifestyle is dangerously optimistic. As a result she expedites miraculous outcomes. It’s not that she doesn’t notice the problems of life. Cinderella didn’t have a dress for the ball. She needed a coach and driver. When you are grounded in reality you deal with the problems.
I don’t want to tell you how old I was before I began creating my life from the perspective of the Fairy Godmother. Let’s just leave it at, for much of my life I was in the habit of creating life from Cinderella’s point of view. More often than not I was disappointed. Like Cinderella I worked and worked to create harmony in environments that would not support harmony. Such an unstinting effort is exhausting, especially after several decades. To say it was stressful and no fun only scratches the surface of the issue. It was a harsh and bleak way to live.
Imagine Cinderella in her thirties and forties scrubbing away at the kitchen floor, struggling to make beauty in an environment, for people who cannot appreciate elegance. This is not a pretty picture. Living life from Cinderella’s perspective is to stay entrapped in the young maiden who longs for fulfillment. Hardship is her constant companion. Unfulfilled relationships are her unremitting burden.
My quest? Mature beyond the Cinderella archetype. Find enduring happiness. Imitating Cinderella had generated disasters. It’s tough to admit. I’m trained in the skills of good communication, the secrets of happy relationships. Even the people who love me the most shook their heads in dismay. I set about studying the ways of the Fairy Godmother.
The Way of the Fairy Godmother will discover the skills of savoring. What is already working in our lives? I’ve heard one voice of wisdom assert if we can breathe we can improve our circumstances. He meant “breathe” in the literal, not metaphoric, sense. That’s intense! Do you know the power of a cleansing breath?
When the Fairy Godmother arrived in Cinderella’s vegetable garden, almost hidden by the stalks of corn, she didn’t talk with Cinderella about her problems. The Fairy Godmother’s first conversation with Cinderella explored her dreams. Cinderella’s dream was a first date with the Prince. Why do we find and define our Deepest Desires? Our Deepest Desires hold the seeds of our happiness.
Entwining Deepest Desires with our strengths leads us to a state of absorption and flow. Like the athlete that finds ‘the zone’ we are lost in the pleasure of growing mastery. One of Cinderella’s strengths was her need to create beauty. She didn’t just clean her house. She made her home shine with the love she put into her task. Loving was another strength.
The Fairy Godmother models a positive language specific to goals and ambitions. Our brains translate our words and thoughts into images. How does our biochemistry interact with images? We’ll become aware of our biochemistry and the impact of visual images to prepare us for success and happiness.
A Proclamation will revolutionize our life. Clear goals initiate self-esteem. Focal points of beauty support us on our journey. Golden Ladders each rung associated with behaviors congruent with our Deepest Desires will delineate the territory of our personal happiness. With step by step procedures we’ll enter the world of the Fairy Godmother. She will guide us. Our goal? Enduring happiness. If we are stuck in the Cinderella rut, there is a better way. – Jennifer Morse MS PhD
Benefit of E-Books:
Most people stand on one or the other side of the “physical book” vs “e-book” debate. I say most people because I, for one, sit on the fence between the two. I’ve got nothing but love for each. Basically, if a book is good – I don’t care how it comes into my life!
I have noticed one cool thing about e-books. With the Kindle app, I can take my book anywhere I take my iPad, which is everywhere. I can read in bed, I can read at the kitchen counter, I can read in the yard, I can read while watching tv.
I can watch a baseball game, follow along on Twitter, read from my e-book, keep an eye on Instagram and Pinterest ALL at one sitting. I love you, 2016.
Troubles in today’s world can be overwhelming. We see broken families, economic downturns, loss of jobs, and recently epidemic losses of homes, my own included. War, terrorism, illness, lack of medical care, shortages of food and water; the list goes on and on. These adversities touch all our lives. We all struggle to one extent or another with unprecedented stress.
Is it accurate to say genuine happiness and beauty in the mist of these overwhelming challenges has become as rare as the appearance of the Fairy Godmother? Many of us are preoccupied with the struggle to survive the painful and impoverished times we live in.
But wait! Creating beauty and positive outcomes in the midst of turmoil is at the heart of the Fairy Godmother’s teachings. The Fairy Godmother is, in her own way, a transcendent, quintessential radical. Yes, her teachings are revolutionary. Awaken to the teachings of the Fairy Godmother and prepare yourself. You may stumble into the realm of transcendent happiness. – The Way of the Fairy Godmother by Jennifer Morse
Again…. I. Love. That.
Throughout this beautifully written and thought provoking book, Jennifer Morse provides us with the keys to happiness – while never leaving the comforting, illuminating shadow of the Fairy Godmother.
Can I just say how incredibly creative and imaginative it was for the author to use the Fairy Godmother (one of the most beloved, yet often taken for granted, characters of all time)? Ingenious!
After all, what is happiness if not a much beloved… and yet often taken for granted emotion?
The Way of the Fairy Godmother will introduce you to…
- The Nine Keys to happiness
- Word Spills
- Golden Ladders
- Deepest Desires
The Fairy Godmother is a unique person – one of a kind – and she lives her potential without limitation. Ironically what makes the Fairy Godmother special is not that she is one of a kind. We are each one of a kind. We are each unique and precious. What makes the Fairy Godmother special? She lives her potential without limitation. This is the gift of the Fairy Godmother. – The Way of the Fairy Godmother by Jennifer Morse
Whether this was a physical book, e-book (which it is!), or was handwritten on a very large napkin – I’d recommend reading it. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I believe you will too.
Need further incentive? How about this – it’s less than $1.00 on Amazon. This much beauty, entertainment, enlightenment, and inspiration for the price of a hamburger on a 99 Cents menu?!!?
See The Way of the Fairy Godmother for more information. This is just a lovely book. Period.