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24 days to GOal: The White Queen and a dark shadow.

Posted 04-18-2010 at 05:01 AM by Sandra Bostwick
Updated 04-18-2010 at 06:02 AM by Sandra Bostwick
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(Scroll to the end for some great clips of The Queen from the movie.)

The White Queen was such a subtly funny character in this film!

Apparently, she had taken vows of kindness and put a great deal of effort into making all things pretty, peaceful, and sweet, including herself.

Anne Hathaway really did a masterful job of showing how The Queen's "other" side poked through. When visitors approach the castle, The Queen floats until she knows her court is gone, then she runs awkwardly to see who is there. While making a potion, she snorts and spits. In another scene, she awkwardly shoos a fly.

I couldn't figure out, while I was watching, if Hathaway's character was a phony or had just set the bar too high.

Either way, I think the scenario could relate to our topic of goals and dreams.

What if you've created an expectation that is too good to be true?

I'm thinking back to yesterday's_blog_entry about overcoming limiting beliefs and the list of the main barriers that people have told me get in the way of their goals.

Well, OK, it is great to say that you will get over yourself, but what if you are trying to be something that you are not?

I could declare a day for just going with the status quo, but I think I'll try something else today. (I don't know about you, but I still have a big list of things that need to be completed on deadline.)

Jung talks about a shadow side of a personality, that is, in simplest terms, the part of us that we'd rather keep down. This does not need to be dark or scary. It could be the shy or doubting part of yourself! ( Here_is_a_link to an easy-to-read article on the topic.)

So, getting back to goals,

Today is dedicated to being aware of how those shadow parts of my personality might interfere with who I am trying to be. Instead of trying to ignore or squash that, though, I'll see if I can integrate a bit more.

And that is my blog entry for today.

Here are some glimpses of The White Queen:

Here is potion making- the first clip has The Queen using fingers in her potion.


The second clip shows her using other ingredients, but still "edgy".


Here is an Anne Hathaway interview. This one is funny in the section where she brushes away the fly.


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    I think everyone feels down on themselves sometimes.
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    Good point! Is feeling down on yourself part of your shadow side? I think feeling "down on yourself" never really helps. What I'm trying to do today is embrace those parts of myself that interfere with my progress while I work, instead of trying to ignore those traits.

    Does that make any sense? I always know what I am thinking, but I don't always explain it in a way that makes sense.
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    I think embrassing it, help to empower you....
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    I think my dark shadow (aka... very high expectations) are quite high but if I did bring them down a notch, find a middle ground, I would consier "settling". Settling is not an option, just to make my goal easier, faster. I think I would be saying the same thing everyone else says to me... that I am insane for thinking I can get where I want to be, that it is unreachable... It may be true, they may be right... but I don't want to hear it from anyone else except myself.
    Everyones dark shadows are different, even in scale, doesn't have to be a great goal or a bad past.
    Deciding that something must be done, in any way, shape or form, is never done until it can be checked of "the list".
    I was told today, by someone in my life, that they are gonna push me to move on from the "Disney thing". That person said... "you are gonna look back an see how much time you've wasted"... with that I said "or in a month I can get the call I've been waiting for"
    Am I rediculous? A dreamer? A fool?
    My dark shadow isn't failure... my dark shadow is "settling"
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    Angie, I think I know just what you mean!

    Thanks so much, everyone for the great comments. (And the PM comments as well.)
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