In her book “The Wizard of Us” Jean Houston writes:
“There’s no place like home.” What a charged and mythic phrase, innocent on the surface, but a continent loaded with possibilities when we dive deeper. “Home” is a return to what we really are – our code, our seeding, our potential destiny.”
The story of the ‘Wizard of Oz’ has managed to captivate millions of people all over the world, ever since 1939 when the movie based on L. Frank Baum’s book “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” was first released. It seems to have become delightfully invited into our collective consciousness, perhaps because it has ability to tap into deeper levels within, reuniting us with so many important things we may have otherwise missed. L. Frank Baum’s fairy tale delivers insights and shares symbols that resonate with universal myth, suggesting ways for us to begin living more deliberate lives – lives that actively connect the codes and symbols of our shared mythic story in a world that now requires this shift from us.
As I read the book, I observed a clever inter-mingling between a magical story and a way of relating it’s parts to typical human behaviours. I have no trouble believing the author’s statement that ‘the book seemed to write itself’…because of the way it touches upon the code within while dancing us through our fears, desires, heart issues, small-minds…and false beliefs about being separate and alone – which the characters in the story gradually see is not at all true, and that everything they thought they needed has always been within them.
As humanity, and all else continues to change and transform, I suddenly find myself catapulted into a place that no longer supports old conditioned ways. The on-going streams of awakening that landed me here, at this point, were all made possible by a deep, loving desire to keep going forward – for the sake of my personal evolution…and (because of the impact we each have on the whole), for everything.
If you’d like to find out more about Dr. Jean Houston, many of her dialogues are available on youtube, and some of her other books are:The Hero and The Goddess The Possible Human The Search for the Beloved The Evolving Human What is Consciousness? Manual for the Peacemaker Women of Wisdom A Passion for the Possible