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THE FROG PRINCE
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Horrified the princess took the frog in her hand, went to her room and there she threw it against the wall, shouting: 'Go away, you dirty frog.'





The tale of the Frog Prince is related to the game of creativity. We throw our golden ball, source of creativity, ever higher up in the air until it crosses the bounds of our skills. Then it sinks into the pond, into the unconscious, the unknown. The unknown presents itself in the form of a scary frog. Running away doesn't work; only by taking it up and by refusing the illusion of hostility, the true form reappears and the connection is made again.

The unknown presents itself in appearances which seem to be big, powerful and eternally true. If you want to be able to discern essence from appearance, if you want to know the reality behind the illusion, you will have to pick up the illusion, to take it in your hands and then to destroy it by rejecting it.

This card tells you you have to take a better look at the situation. You must see the difference between essence and appearance.