The Wizard Of Oz Teaches Self-Empowerment

The Wizard Of Oz Teaches Self-Empowerment

The classic film, The Wizard of Oz, staring Judy Garland, Dorothy; Bert Lahr, Cowedly Lion; Ray Bolger, Scarecrow; Jack Haley, Tin Man and Frank Morgan, Wizard of Oz plus four other parts is shown on TV every year. It is one of the earliest films, which teaches self-empowerment.

In addition to sharing the namesake, Dorothy, I grew up in South Dakota where there are fewer tornados than Kansas on a cattle ranch. Rural living creates a perfect environment to learn self-empowerment, self-sufficiency, strength and courage at a young age.

While I have never owned a pair of ‘ruby red slippers,’ my persona is grounded in what I wear, especially my shoes. My shoes need to be durable, easy to walk in and comfortable. No platform or stilettos for work.

One of my favorite moments in the Wizard of Oz is the end of the story when Glinda, The Good Witch of the North, floats to the ground in a shimmering, rainbow-hued bubble. When she stepped out of the ball of light, Dorothy said,

“Oh, will you help me? Can you help me?”

Glinda, The Good Witch responded, “You don’t need to be helped any longer. You’ve always had the power to go back to Kansas.”

Scarecrow asked, “Then why didn’t you tell her before?”

Glinda replied, “Because she wouldn’t have believed me. She had to learn it for herself.”

Dorothy, in that poignant moment of self-revelation, realized that everything she needed was within her – If she desired it without doubt. She instantly relinquished the phony miracle-working power of the Wizard, the magical thinking that someone else would do it for her.

Dorothy realized that she could rely upon her own power, strength and courage to find her way home.

The Wizard of Oz story reinforces and reminds you that you already have within you the power to co-create your life with the Universe. Instead of clicking your heels three times simply look within, listen and trust, “there’s no place like home.” Home is in the wisdom within your own heart and soul. ###

Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD, Metaphysician – Certified Hypnosis and Regression Practitioner, Author and Speaker. Dr. Dorothy facilitates clearing blocks, fears and limiting beliefs. You can live the life you desire. She facilitates Past Life Regression and Future Life Progression. She was a World Regression Congress faculty member in the Netherlands, India, Brazil and Turkey.