the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good,
and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
This is not a giving up in frustration nor a “conforming” to the ways of the world simply because “this is the way it’s always been.” Rather, it is the understanding the any REAL and lasting change can only be the result of a change in Consciousness. Again, this is not a “getting rid of” but a TRANSFORMATION. Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother TRANSFORMED the pumpkin into a coach, the rats into horses, the mice into footmen, the rags Cinderella was wearing into a ballgown. And it was not done by magic, but rather by Cinderella’s CONSCIOUSNESS. It did NOT come from the wand of the Fairy Godmother – it came from Cinderella herself – from a Power within her, but not of her. The Fairy Godmother IS the Christ Consciousness, the Divine Presence brought forth by the BELIEF Cinderella had in Divine Possibilities beyond the current appearances. The Good Witch in The Wizard of Oz IS Dorothy’s own Christ Consciousness revealing Itself to her.