“Are You A Good Witch? Or A Bad Witch?”
Judy Garland plays Dorothy Gale in the classic 1939 musical movie, The Wizard of Oz. In the film, as Dorothy enters Munchkinland the house she is in lands on top of the Wicked Witch of The East and destroys her. Good Witch Glinda and the Munchkins point Dorothy in the direction of the ruby slippers that had been worn by this wicked witch. Here’s a clip from the film:
“We’re not in Kansas anymore.”
The power and value of the ruby slippers is emphasized throughout the film, yet no one who is traveling with Dorothy seems to make the connection between the power of the ruby slippers and their ability to bring her home. The ruby slippers remind us that we are given real power and that lies within us. Yet like Dorothy — we may undervalue or overlook our capabilities. We can underestimate our power, forget or not realize that it is as close as the shoes on our own feet. Unfortunately there are times in life when we may not believe in ourselves, especially our natural talents and strengths.
We each have the power to trust ourselves and take care of ourselves. At the end of the film when The Good Witch Glinda speaks to Dorothy and says, “You’ve always had the power to go back to Kansas” — that says it all.
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