By chance, I came across this excerpt from a Heavenletter that is so fitting to come after the story of the Dark Queen. Of course, we have all heard that nothing is by chance:
The Seat of Your Fulfillment
In the fairy tales, sometimes it is the most unlikely person who gives the seeker the wisdom he is seeking. The most unlikely person knows the way to the palace and knows the ways to get past all the guards. Perhaps there are unlikely people in your life who have messages for you. Listen and love, listen and appreciate, listen and accept, listen and listen. Listen to all the clues, beloved. The universe has a lot to say to you.
Each person before you bears a gift.
In fairy tales, the first person you meet is the one you are to marry. This means to marry in understanding. And, so, if you meet the toad, accept the grace of understanding and do not be daunted. Be undaunted. Before the tale is over, the toad has become a prince. And you a princess.