While we know him to be a devil who tricks the Miller’s daughter into promising her first born child and then becoming enraged when she discovers his name, there is a different piece to Rumpelstiltskin we should consider. Rumpelstiltskin as the piece of ourselves who forces us to believe that we can in fact turn anything into gold. As you recall from the story, the Millers daughter finds herself in this mess when her father brags about her ability to spin anything into gold. Calling his bluff, the King invites the Miller’s daughter (more like imprison’s her) to prove that she can in fact turn rooms of straw (hay) into gold. In despair, she wonders how she is going to do it until the trickster, Rumpelstiltskin appears to complete the task ultimately winning her a position as a royal and saving her live.
There are many ways in which this tale can be interpreted but I want to shed light on the possibility as Rumple as our other self encouraging us to spin gold, even if it sounds crazy. Have you ever been in a situation when you thought your idea was crazy? Perhaps you did not pursue something because it was too bold, or something that just would be unbelievable to others? Rumpelstiltskin is the part of ourselves that summons that bold, the incredible and even the daring parts in order to “spin gold.”
How are you going to go forward and dare to spin gold in your life?