Stories for Your Inner Child
Beautifully written by original authors and soothingly read by Glenda, these are classic stories versions for your child and your inner child!
Brain science teaches us about the comfort of a soothing voice, music and a beautiful, meaningful story to help us unwind and refocus. This timeless traditi
on is carried on with listening to classic fairy tales by well known authors. These stories are obtained from the domain free world and are brought to you with love from Guided Imagery Practitioner,
Glenda Cedarleaf. These are the original versions with some slight condensing. Listen first yourself to determine the appropriateness of each tale for
your child. The stories that are over 30 minutes in length are divided into two parts.
"Imagine comparing the art of guided imagery to the art of storytelling. Children always love a good bedtime story. As adults we forget how powerful the
imagination is...we forget to slow down and feel
We forget and Glenda helps us remember...~Kathy Jenning
This fairy tale, by Danish author Hans Christian Anderson tells the story of a beautiful mermaid who gives up her voice, her mermaid tail, and leaves her sea family in order to find and be with the prince whom she loves. She accesses great courage and takes many risks to be with him and yet he eventually falls for another woman. However, the mermaid finds her soul and becomes a spiritual eternal being. The beautiful descriptive imagery of life in the sea is so captivating and the story of this mermaid's deep love and determination is compelling.
The Velveteen Rabbit
This book by Margery Williams tells the timeless story of a little boy and his stuffed rabbit. The rabbit learns what it means to become "Real" by living through challenges and being loved. "It doesn't happen all at once. You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in your joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real, you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand." "Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real." "Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit. "Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt."
The Old Woman and the Enchanted Song
This bedtime story is adapted from a portion of the work of Charlotte M. Higgins, originally published in 1854.
It follows the journey of a girl who feels unloved and unwanted. A loving old woman appears to her and carries her to the heavens where she is transformed and healed.
This beautiful imagery will help you relax and the wisdom of the story will inspire you and your inner child! Includes 10 minutes of just music after the story ends.
Music by Emanuel Abrudean and Ambient Music from Pond 5.
The Ugly Duckling
This story by Danish writer and poet, Hans Christian Andersen tells about a swan that is born into a family of ducks and he is rejected because he is considered ugly. Eventually as he grows up, he sees his reflection in the water and realizes that he wasn't a duck after all - he has grown to be the most beautiful swan in the pond. It is a classic tale of searching for one's own identity and the importance of living true to one's passion. The duckling remains determined to swim and eventually finds her true tribe where he is appreciated and seen for who he truly is.
The Golden Key
George MacDonald is often regarded as the founding father of modern fantasy writing, without whom we may not have had the work of Lewis Carroll, C. S. Lewis or J. R. R. Tolkein.
This allegorical fairy tale by George MacDonald called The Golden Key” narrates the journey of two children to the “country from which the shadows fall” – an allusion to heaven. The tale tells about a boy named Mossy and a girl named Tangle. Mossy finds, at the end of a rainbow, a golden key. Tangle meets a beautiful, ageless, woman, and she learns that she and the boy must journey together, looking for the keyhole into which the golden key will fit.
Their journey is long and magically captivating.. They meet some strange and wise old men, and encounter many beautiful and curious sights. At last, of course, they find the doorway with keyhole. . This story is filled with spiritual imagery and it's meaning is written and reflected upon by many sources. This like all of the tales offered here is as much for us adults as it is for children. Enjoy!.
This excerpt from the classic book "The Sea Fairies" by L. Frank Baum is a bedtime story about a little girl and an old sailor who take a journey under the sea and spend a few days with the sea fairies-otherwise known as mermaids!
This is a whimsical light-hearted tale by the author of "The Wizard of Oz" that offers lovely visual imagery, relaxing music and wave sounds to help you settle into sleep. It also provides good wisdom teaching about opening to new experiences and learning to understand and accept differences in others.
Music by Matti Paalanen and selections from Pond 5.
Ambient Music from Pond 5