“How strange it is, to be anything at all.” — Lewis Carroll
Everybody loves Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll’s mad-beautiful tale of one young girl’s trip down into the under-world, through the looking glass—and back again. The reason it is so beloved by people of every age, race, creed, and religion is because of its poignant reflection of the inner-journey, the process and unfolding of self-discovery. Not everyone knows this; some just know that the story enchants them, and that it’s full of imagination and wonder. Whatever your take is on the story, if you’re reading this…chances are you’re a fan. Chances are that this story has called to you at various points in your life, and that it still calls to you, and that is not coincidental…for there are pieces of yourself still hidden in this story, and Alice’s journey…is your own.
Every character in every story that’s ever been told is a part of yourself; a representation of all the parts that make up the whole of your being. The stories, myths, and legends of our time all work to resolve these fragmented pieces, to bring them to the whole, and to return us to the truth of our being. To me, Alice in Wonderland is more than just a story of self-discovery… it is a story of ultimate Self-Realization. To me, it is a story of awakening. Awakening to the ultimate Truth.
So it is with this in mind that I invite you on this journey with me—to walk your path through Wonderland, to walk fearlessly through every reflection that appears in the looking glass of life, and to reclaim your inner-Alice. With the help of this cast of supporting internal characters, we will move through our no-thing-ness and our some-thing-ness and wrap it all up in a sweet little bow, to deliver it back to ourselves—as the priceless gift of this one precious life.
I am a writer, designer, and metaphorical wave rider. My creative interests are kaleidoscopic in nature, and as difficult to pin down as a fish in slick water. I live for the deep dives that pull out the jewels, and have been known to indulge in Mad Tea Parties. I write about all of this and more at TheDailyBreadcrumb.com