April 18, 2010 – Sleeping Beauty: A Spiritual Journey

Rev David McArthur

“There is only one presence and one power in the universe and in my life, the all loving goodness of God.” Sometimes it doesn’t look that way. It looks like our way is strewn with thorns to keep us from our good. The fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty is really the story of how we mature spiritually, how the soul unfolds to know that it is true that there really is only one power.

Often the pain and loss we experience in life shuts down our feeling nature, we fall asleep. We engage in a transient perception that our experience has polarity, that there are other powers over us.

We see fire-breathing dragons flying overhead. As the Prince, we overcome false perceptions with the Shield of Virtue (we remain true to our self) and the Sword of Truth (God is good all the time). At this higher level, then, the Prince (that part which knows the truth) kisses Sleeping Beauty (that part of our self which feels the truth).

In this “mystical union” we are awakened to know and feel at every level who we are– spiritual beings in a spiritual world governed by spiritual laws. We understand with great compassion the pain and loss in our polarized experience, yet we also understand that we are much more than we can ever perceive.

We are power and love– that bring forth life itself– a purpose so sacred on our heart that the universe is aligned to bring it forth.

We stay in the awareness of the presence of the Divine. This is the kingdom of God. This is the “happily ever after”.

Your Prayer Team


“Lord’s Prayer” – Traditional, modified for Unity

“Walking in the Light” – Traditional, modified for Unity

“Peace Song” – Jill Jackson, Sy Miller