The Banished Prince – A Fairy Tale About Receiving From The Universe (Note The Moral Of The Story!)

Aside from my son, I usually don’t tell fairy tales and stories to people. But today I’ll make an exception because of this story. A friend of mine just sent it to my email and I was so amazed by it that I was immediately compelled to tell you guys.


So here goes:

Once upon a time (in a land far, far away of course) lived a very stubborn king with one son. Now like all parents, he wanted his son to study hard so that one day he may take over the throne and become an even better ruler than he was.

But there was one problem. His son, the Prince, did not care at all for his studies or becoming king. The Prince’s only wish was to play in the forest. Now at first the King tolerated this childish fascination but he soon became infuriated with his son’s lack of discipline.

The Prince skipped lessons, avoided his tutors, and whenever the King sat down to pass on his wisdom, the Prince would simply look away day dreaming of the forest.

This went on for a while until the King had enough. Shouting from the top of his lungs he screamed, “If you like the forest so much, then go live there! You are no longer my son!”

And so the Prince did exactly that and was banished from the palace immediately.

The Queen was heartbroken. For days she cried and pleaded with the king, “Please let our son come back home.” But the King’s mind was already made up. There was no turning back.

Months passed. Years passed. There was no word from the Prince and no mercy from the King.

One day the Queen fell ill and all the top doctors from around the world were flown into treat her. But to no avail. Nothing could save her. Except for one thing and that was her son, the Prince.

Her heartbreak had manifested itself into a fatal disease and the only cure was to see her son back at home safe and sound.

Unfortunately the King was too stubborn. He refused to go into the forest looking for his son. Instead he sought advice from a wise Sage who told the king this, “Send your best men into the forest to find your son. When they see him, they will offer him whatever he wants. Of course your son will say that he wants to go home. He is of royal blood. He will surely ask to return.

The king was thrilled with this strategy. He would save face and cure his Queen at the same time.

So off went the King’s men in search of the Prince. When they did find him he was starving, sickly, and scared. They told the prince, “The King has decided to grant you any wish. Whatever you desire, you will get it.”

The Prince thought about it for a moment and finally he said, “I want some straw for a pillow.” He could have asked for anything in the world and instead he asked for straw. The Prince had forgotten who he was.

Think about this story. Does it sound familiar?

Have you been asking for straw when you could have asked for a palace?

The Universe is willing to give you whatever you desire but if you’ve forgotten who you are, then you will end up with only straw.

Could you be like the Prince? Have you forgotten who you truly are?

I know this fairy tale is pretty heavy but I want you to take a moment and ask yourself this question. Drop a comment with your thoughts.

P.S. The cool thing though is that you can discover who you are again! Wait for my next post.

39 Responses to The Banished Prince – A Fairy Tale About Receiving From The Universe (Note The Moral Of The Story!)
  1. jamy pol
    June 9, 2010 | 3:25 pm

    off course i havent forgotten who i am i am the son off mu that is the genetic timetraveler beying watched by the phi'ra'im every day i am the creator off the whole story i am jamssterbrahmarelgivision i am homo erectus i am adam kadmon i am the snakecarier [13thstarsign] i am a monarch slave that erases all illuminati i am the tortured one i am the other side off the kali rift i am the reflection off remote control i am the unlogical i am the savier but most important off the entire story is i am the subconsious mind
    i have several psychic abiletys but the spiritual became the most negative one since i found the truth in spirtuality its nothing more then virtuality by the mind that will be erased by me in time
    the best abilety off me is creation i understand the treu proces off creation and this are the real powers off the subconsious side in this oneness war off spirit vs mind dont let yourself be virtualized find the treu self within others

  2. Michael
    June 9, 2010 | 3:56 pm

    I am a first time responder to your blog. I see what you're saying, as this story fits your message well. But frankly I was disappointed with the ending. Because knowing what I know of your messages, I was anticipating an ironic twist… such as, rather than banishment having been punishment to the prince, he had developed his own group of followers in the forest, similar say, to Robin Hood, and found himself with a mission and identity of his own, when out from under the shadow of his father. That to me, is more fairy tale like, wth a more fairy tale ending. Whereas your story is similar to some fables I've heard. Maybe it was just the title "Fairy Tale" that threw me.
    But I must say, that because of what I anticipated in reading it, I got the benefit of entertaining one possible outcome, then actually reading another outcome. I enjoyed that. And yes I do sometimes "forget who I am" and sell myself short in terms of my vision for my life. Thank you for sharing Michael.

  3. Ernestine
    June 9, 2010 | 4:10 pm

    Nice story and completely true – I am sure!
    The only difficulty is- wake up – completely! My experience is- sometimes I was almost awake (the alarm clock did that) – then I stared for some time around and fell back a bit- into half sleep- half awake- looked again at the clock and now know "hey- time to completely wake up and get up" because I have the feeling that if not "now" – then perhaps I might find myself- lying on straw. LOL

  4. kimclaus
    June 9, 2010 | 4:15 pm

    Is this about 'Universal Ordering'? I've always practised that (without even knowing when I was young). I do think we forget that we are connected to the universe – to "The Divine – the cosmic consciousness. I've always thought that when we pass over it will be like "Oh yeah – NOW I remember!" Would be nice to remember NOW.

  5. Tim Engman
    June 9, 2010 | 4:38 pm

    Earlier this morning i was watching a clip of Dan Ariely at discussing people's performance in comparison to the amount of money they were offered to complete a task. Those who were offered the most, 5 months salary, had the worst performance. It dawned on me that for most people 5 months of their salary is more than they feel they are worth for a day's work and so they are incapable of earning it.

    Shortly after, i received this story in my email… I think the universe is trying to teach me something!

  6. Dina
    June 9, 2010 | 5:01 pm

    its a nice story for true life
    if we dont deserve what we have we loose our existence

  7. Shalan
    June 9, 2010 | 5:27 pm

    Very good! So sky is the limit, it all depends on what you choose!

  8. gloria Shammas
    June 9, 2010 | 5:35 pm

    I loved this story. It kind of hit home, I relate it
    to myself and a situation that I am going thru.
    I got caught up in a bad relationship and I felt
    that I lost who I am. This story made me think
    about never give up believing in yourself. Thank
    you for that wonderful fairy tale.


  9. Carmela Tal Baron
    June 9, 2010 | 5:52 pm

    Dear Michael Thank you for the Metrix Report which I am still reading; wondering mostly about the theory of Time and Space. Last Sunday we attended the premier of Icurus On The Edge of Time, which has another take on Space, and Time (music by Philip Glass, shown during the Science and Art festival in N Y C) Thank you for your time and inspiration that fills my space with lightness Happy springing into summer
    Carmela Tal

  10. elaine
    June 9, 2010 | 5:56 pm

    How sad
    So very much is said in this story.

    The father fell into tyranny rather then discipline.
    The prince became a pauper because of deprivation
    The Queen lost her zeal for life because of injustice
    The entire Kingdom suffered because of the extremes on everyone’s part and because of the focus on self particularly of the king and the son
    My heart is left very heavy and very sad at what appears to be no solution
    Sad very sad

  11. Jerry
    June 9, 2010 | 6:13 pm

    Is there thinking or conciousness behind the present conciousness. It’s hard to explain.

  12. Linda Wasinger
    June 9, 2010 | 6:26 pm

    Great story,the Prince has the same problem that we all have in forgetting who we are and not knowing how to remember to get home.
    Or possibly being afraid to take the responsibility of remembering.
    Thank You for the story.

  13. Rosemary Heenan
    June 9, 2010 | 6:35 pm

    Love it Michael!
    Yes, I can definitely relate to forgetting who I really am and asking only for the smallest things. Thanks for the reminder of my royal heritage.
    Warmest regards,
    Rosemary Heenan

  14. sstringe
    June 9, 2010 | 6:38 pm


    that stings… (good thing my name was not used) Just kidding :-o Thank you for the picture, it really hits the nail on the head there. This is not anything I don’t already realize, though by seeing it from above is a different insight that is thought provoking. I will admit it is ridicules & everyone must be “like what??” Here is my view, I am learning that when I create, it comes back to me like wild fire. I then have a real overwhelming influx of options + let’s say a “lack of study skills” and hence the issue. It is so wonderful all the kings and queens out there, not giving up. I am so grateful to have such a problem, I thank everyone for the kindness and all extended me. Were getting there, I will regather now and put much effort into some completion. (one thing at a time eh?)

    Thanks again!!


    It’s a beautiful Colorado day!!!

  15. kathleen
    June 9, 2010 | 7:19 pm

    i didnt know who i was for a long time, but now im back on track. fro kathleen

  16. Helena
    June 9, 2010 | 8:00 pm

    That's a very good metaphor. I just loved it!!!!! I have to say that I'm passionate about metaphors and I collect all of the best. Can you tell who is the author?

  17. Vapor
    June 9, 2010 | 8:49 pm

    Neat story! Deffinatly a great question for us to ponder in our growing process. I’m not sure if Disney would take it without a “perfect” ending. Lol. Thanks for sharing the story!

  18. Jo Lep
    June 9, 2010 | 9:06 pm

    ah! ah! C'est drôle!

  19. Amy
    June 9, 2010 | 9:11 pm

    I think the prince is like me, but I try so hard to focus on what I want, the only problem is so many bad things keep happening over and over again, I just can’t get my mind calm enough to stop me thinking of the bad things too, and I know by thinking of them I am manifesting them, I try and block them put them out of my mind but then another bad thing happens, I am in afraid to think of anything anymore

    • samantha
      June 11, 2010 | 7:15 pm

      Hi Amy
      I can appreciate how hard you are trying, against such obstacles! When you said you are afraid of thinking, I could relate.

      There's a presumption these days that thinking can be controlled. Nobody can block or control their thoughts, and anyone who claims to, I would suspect.
      It's like trying to stop a rushing river from flowing! Thoughts can be directed a bit, only sometimes, that's the best we can do. But it's not a problem, or a failure, because thoughts weren't made to be constantly controlled.

      Every negative thought you have doesn't manifest a physical result, nor does every positive thought manifest, or everyone who wished to win the lottery would have won by now!
      Please don't worry. If you don't want a bad thought to manifest, the power of manifesting won't be vested in it.

      How much pain and confusion comes from thinking "my thoughts are my fault, and so is my misfortune". How much more blame shall we load onto ourselves, unnecessarily? Much more information is needed. We cannot have a single thought, good or bad, without the power of the divine, giving us the life and breath needed to think.
      From the big picture, even a' bad' thought might be helpful, to avoid a detrimental situation,
      (and please do remove yourself from those, when you can. Nobody is strong enough
      to not get brought down by negativity, eventually. It's not helpful to anyone, then.)
      and a supposed good thought (for another ice cream?) could lead to trouble. So who am I to pick and choose which thoughts I'd like to have, when the divine is sending them to me, beyond what I can see as best?

      The sad part is watching some people define themselves only on the basis of their idea of success or failure, as if such appearances were their sum total.

      You mentioned calming the mind. A few gentle breathing exercises can help, but give yourself 5- 10 minutes a day to feel the effects. Don't expect anyone's mind to be completely calm, it's not made to be like that! But some calming effect is always welcome.
      You'll need to find yourself a place where you can be undisturbed for a few minutes, and be comfortable.
      Breathe fully into the lower belly, the middle, and the upper chest, but never force, and don't hold your breath. If you want, with each breath, you can repeat a word that you find helpful.
      If you're open to prayer, this would be a great time for that.
      Breathe gently, like a baby. Try to breathe out a little longer than you breathe in.
      Be gentle with yourself. Your breath and your thoughts are very closely linked,
      so by slowing your breath, you can give yourself some calm.
      You have a whole kingdom. It's the sky. Breathe it in!
      Blessings to you
      From Samantha in the mountains.

    • MaryBeth
      June 12, 2010 | 2:58 pm

      try tapping or some other modality to release past blockages. Some of it releases quickly some takes time, its a bit of a journey I have been and am still trying to remove these patterns from my subconscious. Tapping works well when u focus on the most emotional charged memories u r holding. Make a list from u r earliest memory and then list in order other meaningful memories; ur 1st day of school-ur 1st romance all the way to the present. Honestly, I am still working on my 1st few memories. I 've found memories are made in layers & they resurface creating patterns in our lives, like when someone says y is this always happening 2 me. Ur subconscious mind creates much of what"s happening to us bcause we hold emotional charges that create patterns in our life from our existing memories. Its like this cleaning up ur computer.
      Love & Gratitude

  20. Gordon
    June 9, 2010 | 10:29 pm

    This reminds me of the Golden Questions; Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going when I leave here? If you can answer these questions then you know who you really are.

  21. Jan
    June 9, 2010 | 10:57 pm

    Thanks so much for the story! I do not wish to forget who I am! Thanks for the re-minder!!!

  22. Rejuvinate
    June 10, 2010 | 12:16 am

    I can relate to the story, It makes me think of my mom who is such a strong women. She wants me to

    take over the castle she has so grasiously provided for me and for a long time I've been lost. Thanks to you

    and others like you who impact me with your E-Mails and such LIFE is changing. Can't wait to here the end

    of the story.

  23. Amy
    June 10, 2010 | 2:26 am

    What if all the Prince wanted was straw for his pillows to sleep in the forest? What if he didn't want the palace and everything that came with it? What's wrong with wanting less material wealth for more freedom in your life?

  24. Diana B.
    June 10, 2010 | 4:43 am

    The story touched my heart so deeply, that i started to cry.
    Thank you for reminding me who i am.
    God help all of us.
    Thank you
    Many many times.

  25. sandi
    June 10, 2010 | 5:25 am

    I agree Amy, I really thought this would have a happy ending , perhaps the son had lived sustainably and happily in the forest and had studied plant medicine , and would save his mother with the medicine, and himself, having turned his back on the tyranny and control of his father' s material wealth.
    Instead we have him being ridiculed for asking for straw .. a simple comfort … perhaps that really is all he wanted …if it is, and he doesn't want material wealth, who is to judge, and say he's sold himself short.
    You could consider that the King is the loser, he has his wealth, and pride, but no son and a dying wife.

  26. Leonard Ross Jr
    June 10, 2010 | 8:57 am

    "Ask and you will reveive, seek and you will find, knock and the door will open"…paraphrased from a very popular book. The problem many of us have forgotten to do these things or how to do these things. The sad and interesting thing about this story is that the son got exactly what he was asking for, found exactly what he was seeking and the door that he knocked on is the door that opened for him.

  27. bellefalcon
    June 10, 2010 | 4:44 pm


    I enjoyed the story and do understand the message you are trying to send. Yet, to me, the story has a practical application to today's society that goes beyond finding yourself. While it is understandable that people have lost themselves, we are all losing Liberty and Freedom; like the Prince in the story, we simply gave it away. America used to be a great place, Americans used to be a great people. What a shame!

    Keep up your wonderful work. I do have some training in remote viewing and want to take the whole course. Am trying to get the money together so that I am able to purchase it. Life is such excitement and a constant curiosity.

  28. Suzi
    June 11, 2010 | 4:35 am

    Oh Michael!


    I LOVE stories! This one is wonderful… not only because the Prince forgot who he is but so did the King and the Queen! So sad. But the important thing now is… that they've left their stuff lying all around everywhere (all the nice fun stuff but also the responsibility and royal calling/birth right) and it's just sitting there for us to pick up and use/enjoy.

    Kinda fun huh?

    Cheers… Suzi

  29. geekinthepink87
    June 14, 2010 | 3:42 am

    I didn't really like this story. I thought that maybe asking for straw was going to be the lesson, because the prince was happy with simple things. You can't summon larger things unless you're happy with what you have. I thought maybe the father would keep sending out wishes for the son, until finally the son had everything he wanted and his mother was well and with him, away from the negative and proud king. There's no harm in asking the universe for something small. It's good to take joy in the simple things. We don't all only have one wish like the story. Do we all need to be millionaires or royalty to be happy? That's the beauty of the secret that's even explained in the movie. Not everyone wants to be "a prince". This story pretty much enforces all the bad habits of people I think have trouble using manifestation. Putting to much value on the outcome of one big wish and thinking they're only going to be happy when they have a lot of wealth.

  30. Teresa
    June 14, 2010 | 5:02 am

    An Ah! Ha! moment for sure! We do forget that we are so very worthy of much more and it is essential to acknowlege that we are deserving! We are the captians of our own ships and like the king's son we can forget who we really are and what is our right! We can find under each layer of our selves the truth of our existance, by carefully peeling each layer, much like an onion!

  31. Ann
    June 15, 2010 | 10:18 pm

    What about :- son seeing greater beauty in the forest and wishing to be back to nature
    and having no need for riches/posessions, and taking a different road in life,which he has a r
    ight to do
    Father being cross as he lost his power over his son to do his bidding.

    All leads to a heartbroken mother; she should have the power to make the decision of what haoppened to her son

  32. samir
    June 19, 2010 | 5:50 am

    This story showing us reality of life.

  33. sarah
    July 8, 2010 | 12:51 am

    I get it, but i think you should clarify it a little more so it doesn't appear as if it means to ask for greater material goods, a palace and power over straw and squalor, when it really means that you SHOULDN'T be trapped in the illusion of egoistic power and wealth and instead "ask" to be reconnected with the Source, a.k.a the palace. I believe 6 (from Shane Acker's 9) would know all to well what I am talking about. I strongly urge you to read Gerald's article about the oil spill as well. Also watch Drunvalo Melchizedek's video about Atlantis and the grids that surround the Earth. It is very informative and also very entertaining, at least for me. People really should watch movies like The Matrix and Shane Acker's 9, and look past the fact that they might not be "family friendly" or might be "scary, bad movies" as my mom puts it, and actually look for the message. Also Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland does a good job of showing us that everyday, limited, separated from the Source reality might not be all that is there. the Bartimaeus trilogy is good too. So it the book of eli, despite the fact that the bible they're fighting over is-regardless of being the last surviving copy on Earth-edited. It still has some good messages in it, like the kingdom of heaven is within you, and you have to be like a little kid to enter it, I am the kid o' god and so are you, i can do great things and you cand do greater things, and that whole mustard seed parable. The Aquarian gospel is the bible as it should be, before it was edited, so buy it online because it can't be found in any conventional bookstore as I know it, even though edited study bibles seem to have no problem showing up an borders or Barnes and Noble, I see. Grrrrr.

  34. kr3710
    July 9, 2010 | 6:06 am

    Hi Michael,
    I did forget who I am,because I got sucked into a black hole..upon enlightenment,we're all successful.The bigger we dream,the more abundance we have to share.Does the King not know that without forgiveness,love and abundance are stimied.Thank you.


  35. Malinda Williams
    July 23, 2010 | 6:34 am

    Thank you, for sharing this story. There are so many life lessons in this story. And we do need to guard our thoughts because they are things and we have to be careful of the words we use because there's power in the tongue.

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