I have always loved the movie the Wizard of Oz and often refer to it in my work. Recently a wonderful life coach I have been working with, Kate Michels reminded me about the importance of its message and that, like Dorothy we always have the ability to go home.

I leave in a few days for Lithuania. Each September I go there to teach. It is such a beautiful country and the people are so open and enthusiastic about their spiritual journey. It is a pleasure to work with people that are so ready and willing. It would be nice if I could just click my heals like Dorothy and arrive there in an instant instead of it taking two days!

This has been an exciting year for me. This month my second book of the year will be released, The Encyclopedia of Magical Plants. It is absolutely beautiful and excuse the pun, magical!

I love the movie the Wizard of Oz. The message it conveys is very powerful. When I look back at my own spiritual journey I can see how I have played each of the roles at various times in my process. There have been times I needed courage like the Lion or brains like the Scarecrow or compassion like the Tinman.

When I want to make a major change in my life I find it useful to look at the various roles in the movie and see where I am in the process. Dorothy always had the ability to go home but she didn’t know it. We always have our own answers if we have the courage to lovingly look within, go beyond our habitual way of thinking and connect with our true nature.

Every time we go with and connect with our true nature we have an opportunity to engage with the wizard. Early in my process I longed for the ability to access my answers. When I began my journey of self exploration I looked externally for my answers, but eventually I realized all my answers lie within.

We live in a limitless universe yet we experience limitations. We swim in a sea of love yet at times we feel lonely and unloved. Opening up to our true nature can change all that. Finding and maintaining a connection with our spirit can make all the difference in the world. Suddenly we all have ruby slippers and no longer need to go off to find the wizard because we are the wizard.

I will be traveling and teaching so I may not post as often in the coming weeks but when I return I am sure I will have lots of insights to share.

As an exercise you might write about the various roles you play in your life and what stops you from using your ruby slippers!

With love and aloha,