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Dorothy's Red Shoes

Friday, April 26, 2013

Remember in the movie The Wizard of Oz when the 4 travelers were asking the Wizard to grant their wishes? And Glinda, the Good Witch, told Dorothy that she had always had the ability to get home because of the Red Shoes? The Scarecrow demanded to know why no one had told Dorothy before, and Glinda replied that Dorothy wouldn't have believed her, that she had to learn a few things first.

What a wonderful parable! What have we learned? We all have, right now, all the knowledge required to get to the weight we want, but until we BELIEVE that we can do it, we'll just go wandering about Oz. We aren't victims of the food-industrial complex. We are victims of our own unwillingness to believe that each and every thing we do will get us there or prevent us from doing it. We don't have to continue dealing with flying monkeys or wicked witches or evil trees. Just like for Dorothy, our heart's desire is right here in our own backyard, ours for the taking. Or, rather, the doing.

Maybe if we all wore red shoes?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FISHINGLADY66 4/29/2013 10:27PM

    Great blog and so true. Thanks.

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ZEEDRA 4/29/2013 11:09AM

    "...all the knowledge we need...". Oh true. I telling myself everytime I go in a store that sells magazines and books: You don't need anymore "how to's". In fact, I have over 40 cookbooks I never use because I bought each one with the fantasy that they were going to change my life. What will really change my life, and I've experienced it a few times, is ULTRA-simple.
I must look very strange, standing in front of all this material and talking to myself..."You don't need it! You don't need it!"
Thanks, Nell.

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MEDDYPEDDY 4/26/2013 11:30PM


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PHEBESS 4/26/2013 8:39PM

    Definitely true - thank you for saying this and sharing it!!!!!

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REGILIEH 4/26/2013 8:19PM


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WATERMELLEN 4/26/2013 8:10PM

    So true. Responsibility: it's mine.

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CARRAND 4/26/2013 7:55PM

    Great blog!

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CAT-IN-CJ 4/26/2013 4:39PM

    Thanks for that. Love the story . . . came at just the right time, too.

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LGAR519 4/26/2013 2:49PM

    Very good blog!

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PINKNFITCARLA 4/26/2013 2:11PM

    Awesome blog!!

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NASFKAB 4/26/2013 1:57PM

  lovely blog

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123ELAINE456 4/26/2013 1:04PM

  Awesome. God Blessings to Everyone. Have a Wonderful Weekend. Take Care. Hugs!!!

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HONOURIA 4/26/2013 11:51AM


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RICHARJ 4/26/2013 11:01AM

    As always, the message has been received and understood Loud & Clear...Continue to be a blessing to others....

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NDKARIKARI 4/26/2013 11:01AM

    this is a great message, thank you!

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MANDELOVICH 4/26/2013 10:22AM

    Everything we desire is already within us. Love the message.

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JEANNE229 4/26/2013 9:53AM

    Nell, I LOVE, love, love your blogs and the wisdom they carry.

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GAILRUU 4/26/2013 8:59AM

    A sad story about the red shoes from here. A town near me is the birthplace of Judy Garland and they have a museum which had a pair of the ruby slippers on display. Burglars broke in and stole the shoes! That happened a few years ago and they have never been recovered. I hope someday they will be found.

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PATTYR81 4/26/2013 8:58AM

    Great Blog!!

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1935MARY 4/26/2013 8:46AM

    Well said. Thank you . This is my motivation for today. It is not just learning about what to eat and exercise, but about ourselves, our desires , what works for us. And we all have the great wizzard to help us, they are called spark people and most of all friends. Have a great day

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