A friend of mine recently passed away from colon cancer. Her name was Dorothy. We had many conversations about Dorothy of Oz, and the power of her Ruby Slippers. It’s in her honor that I write these words.
Ruby Slippers. Those iconic glittery shoes. I’ve had a longstanding connection with Dorothy and the Wizard, starting with my theatrical debut as Dorothy in my third grade play. So many of the story’s metaphors are woven throughout my own life’s stories. In some way or other, I’ve met all of the characters, and played many of them as well. But that, dear reader, is a story for another time.
It’s those Ruby Slippers that are calling for my attention today. The Ruby Slippers that even the Wicked Witch couldn’t wrestle off Dorothy’s feet.
Those magical Ruby Slippers ended up being Dorothy’s ticket back home to herself.
The Ruby Slippers, of course, are a metaphor for the magnificent power within us all. Yet, even though we have this power, there are so many ways we neglect it and suppress it. Sometimes we don’t believe in it. Sometimes we don’t know it’s there at all. Just like Dorothy, we go looking for it outside of ourselves. And, so often, it’s our darkest moments that bring us back to our power.
In the end, though, it’s up to us to tap into our own power.
Here are some steps to tap in:
Become Aware of Your Inner Power — Dorothy was completely unaware of the power of her Ruby Slippers. Without awareness, we can’t even begin to use our power. So the first step, is the simple awareness of the power within you. Take notice of the power of your mind, your body, your intuition, your gifts and talents, your spirit. Increased awareness creates increased evidence. Evidence brings belief.
Believe in Yourself — Dorothy’s adventure in OZ was a search for happiness outside of herself. She never found it. Towards the end, when things got really dark, Dorothy believed she would never find it. Good thing Good Witch Glinda stepped in to remind Dorothy of her inner power. It was only then, when Dorothy believed in the possibility, that she was able to access the magic of her Ruby Slippers. It’s when we believe in ourselves that we open up to our true heart’s desires. Sometimes that means just believing it’s possible.
Activate your Power — Until we activate our powerful gifts and talents, they lie dormant within us. To activate her Ruby Slippers, Dorothy closed her eyes, looked within, and tapped her heels. She believed in the possibility, and she knew exactly what she wanted. And, at last, her shoes guided her back home to herself. Self-belief, focus, and clear intention. These are the tools we need to activate our heart’s desires. It’s our guided actions that will take us where we want to go.
Remember, your inner power is always with you, especially in your darkest places. Tap in, and activate it. You don’t have to wait any longer. Go home to the power within yourself. There’s no place like it.
My friend Dorothy was a true inspiration. Even at the end of her journey, she radiated the magnificence of beautiful inner power. I feel honored to have known her.
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