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Lessons I Learned from the Seven Dwarfs

Lessons for our Spiritual Growth and Development can really come from any source.  Today I share the lessons I have learned from the Seven Dwarfs from Disney’s Snow White.


The other day I received a writing prompt from my writing mentor, Prudence Tippins.  I was invited to write on the word “dig.”  As I sat with this word, the only thing that showed up was the Work Song from Disney’s Snow White (see link above).  In the song the seven dwarfs chant, “We’re going to dig dig dig dig … the whole day through.”  I sat with this song and asked myself the question, “What would Snow White have learned from the seven dwarfs, specifically in their job as miners?”  The following is what showed up.  Spiritual lessons show up in surprising locations!

Lessons I learned from the Seven Dwarfs, by Snow White

  • If you are afraid of the dark, bring a lantern
  • Take only one step at a time (it’s really all you can see anyway)
  • Don’t be bothered by the beasts and creepy-crawly things that hide in the shadows, the light will hold them at-bay
  • Don’t worry about what is around the corner until you get there and can shine your light upon it
  • You are safe as long as you remain in the light
  • Wear sturdy shoes and warm woolens to put off the chill
  • Pack a hearty lunch and bring something hot to drink
  • Diamonds and other gems are buried deep
  • The deeper you go, the greater the treasure
  • Bring a canary or two to test the air
  • Secret and magnificent wonders are found in the deepest and darkest places and they do not need light to survive
  • You can forge your own path
  • Your heart will guide the way

What spiritual lessons have you gathered from unexpected places?

Lauri Lumby

Authentic Freedom Ministries


I am a trained, professional Spiritual Director, Author and Hands-on Healer. I offer services, programs and classes that empower you to hear the voice of the Divine that speaks from within you. It is the voice of the Divine that leads us to our highest truth, to the discovery and cultivation of our gifts and to a life of Authentic Freedom where we know contentment, compassion and joy. Your truth will set you free!

One thought on “Lessons I Learned from the Seven Dwarfs

  1. I LOVE this ,Lauri-beautifully said. My only other comment is –
    And friends are always so great to have at your side to share the journey!

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