49 There’s No Place Like Home
What do you already have waiting inside you that you get to choose? As you followed your triggers for the last four sessions, when you get down into that real pain point where things happened and you made decisions about who you were and what your life was going to be like from then on, you left part of what’s in you down there. You left part of what the scarecrow was searching for and what the lion is searching for and what Dorothy is searching for, and the Tin Man. And you notice once those four characters, they were awarded what they wanted, they all of a sudden became it. That’s how easy it can be.
Our being, sometimes it’s a labyrinth. It’s layers and layers of experiences and responses to experiences. We are always doing our best, but sometimes we close something off because it hurt, and then that characteristic that we were born with, that we came here with and traveled through time with, we turned it off. We turned the button off on that characteristic, and now we’re walking around without access to it. So that’s the journey in The Wizard of Oz, that’s the journey in Alice in Wonderland. That’s the journey in a lot of these fantastic voyage stories. It’s the search for self, and it’s in there. It’s attainable. No one has to gift it to you. You haven’t been born missing it.
You’ve developed stories around it, why it’s not showing up anymore. It’s your victim story. We get to turn our victim stories into stories of heroism, courage, accomplishment, creation. They get to become our creation stories. We get to do that. You can’t be a victim and stand in responsibility at the same time. It’s so beautiful to step out of that. If you look at each of these four characters in The Wizard of Oz, they step up out of their victimhood. They’ve been standing as a lesser version of themselves, thinking that they just were born missing something. And then they realize, when you choose it, you can have it back.
But it’s a process. They traveled through a variety of experiences to learn they always had what they thought they were missing. Oh, such a beautiful life, and it’s courageous work. And it’s painful, and often we’ve been hiding ourselves from that pain for a long time, so why would we want to go there? That’s where coaches come along, that’s where therapists come along, that’s where friends come along. And we partner and then we step up back into the greatness we never lost, but we just stopped allowing to be on. Have a beautiful day. I’d love to hear your feedback. Click on reply today in an email and tell me what you’re experiencing. I love you.