You’re Not in Kansas Anymore, Dorothy!
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You’re Not in Kansas Anymore, Dorothy!Finding your way back home.
Within each moment of life’s mysterious journey, there is a treasure waiting to be discovered. This is the nature of the infinite universe: The simple act of searching for goodness creates the opportunity to see and appreciate the beauty, passion, and goodness that you already possess.
As in the timeless classic, The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy and her three companions discovered that what they wanted most in life already existed within each of them. Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Lion all decided to move toward a higher consciousness, fulfilling the dreams they dared to dream. The wicked obstacles they faced along their path of inner knowing empowered them to transform stress and anxiety into wisdom and untapped potential.
Circumstances of life change only by taking the first step toward your heart's desire – the yellow brick road – activating your heart to feel, your brain to know, and your will to courageously face the relentless fears of living and growing. Love is the only soulution to find your way home. As Mahatma Gandhi said: Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.
Today is a new day filled with infinite possibilities. No one knows what this day will bring and in reality you don't get to choose the exact way it will unfold. However, you can choose to stand tall by recognizing the power you do possess. This single moment offers you refuge to redirect your course toward the path of inner peace.
I have a clear vision of world peace through inner peace. This vision is materializing through core values that acknowledge the innate capacity and design of our bodies and nature to heal, regenerate, and become whole. This innate power is driven by an unseen life force that directs and shapes the elements, the seasons, and our connection to the stars—a progression that reveals and reflects the cycles of life and death and back to life again.
Tin Man, you have a beautiful and caring heart. Each of the magical cells in your body longs for you to acknowledge your greatness. When you do, the floodgates of emotions you've been hiding from will fill the reservoirs of your genetic potential to create a fruitful life of passion and meaning. And Scarecrow, you are pure genius. Your memory and intelligence extend well beyond all of the combined information of every computer, every library and all sacred space here on Planet Earth. And, sweet Lion, within you is a mighty and ferocious roar—a deep and powerful passion to live with courage, pride, and confidence. Your ability to lead with clarity of vision is guiding humanity to a new vista of caring, sharing, and kindness.
Now it's up to you, the Dorothys of the world—lost, afraid, and angry at the circumstances that life is dealing you. There are two paths in front of you: love or fear. Which do you choose?
- Stand tall and put a smile on your face.
- Place either hand over your heart while in the American Sign Language hand mode for I Love You.
- Say to yourself out loud three times: Infinite Love & Gratitude.
- Now close your eyes and listen to your heart's desire . . . .the yellow brick road is calling you!
Take action right now by putting one foot in front of the other toward your heart's calling to create the life of your dreams. Is it your job, relationships, or health that you want to change? Within you exists all the power you need to transform any life experience. Rest assured, there will be detractors along the way—flying monkeys, fields of sleep-inducing poppies, and green-faced witches that will appear when you least expect it. Whenever these challenges arise, remember to go back to the four-step approach above that started you off on your magical journey. You'll recognize a familiar, beautiful bright light that will gently guide you back to the yellow brick road. Remember, if happy little blue birds can fly over the rainbow, why then, oh why, can't I?