Once Upon A Truth: Dorothy

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  1. Posted by Melissa on February 11, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Seeing this triggers memories about reading about this topic. Also based on what I have read online satanist are big on doing satanic rituals.


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  2. At this time in human evolution, triggers are an opportunity for people to do enough Shadow Work to move beyond victim mentality, to put a stop to abuse in whatever way they can, or to remove/isolate themselves from triggers. The Wizard of Oz has been misused, but that doesn’t negate the power of story to heal. All tools depend on the user of the tool.

    Here is a collection of posts I’ve made about Shadow Work: https://laurabruno.wordpress.com/?s=shadow


  3. Posted by James G on February 12, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Wizard of Oz is far from satanism. The whole story is figuring out that you don’t need to follow the masses(the yellow brick road). Every good script writer knows the characters are all parts of you.
    Doing shadow work is figuring out your
    not lost(Dorthy)
    you have a heart(tin man)
    you have intelligence (scarecrow)
    and you have courage(lion).
    It’s also about us living in a world of duality (good witch and bad witch) and everything we give our power away to, religions included, is man made(Oz).
    You have more power than you realize. That’s what the story is about.
    Love your posts Laura.

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  4. Thank you, James! I might also add that my book, “If I Only Had a Brain Injury” is about just that dynamic! It explores — in great depth — the offerings of The Wizard of Oz as a healing tool. If anyone’s interested, they can purchase signed paperback copies from me, or I can send an ebook PDF, both via a PayPal invoice. 🙂


  5. Posted by Melissa on February 13, 2016 at 1:19 am

    I just posted what I did because of what I remembered. Of course the story can have many meanings. There are a lot of people being victimized and abused and I’m not sure if it will ever stop. This isn’t choosing to be a victim but just not wearing rose colored glasses about situations. It does take courage to speak up but just because you speak up doesn’t mean it will stop. Humanity is constantly being bombarded with subliminal messages and ideas of who they should be, what they should consume, buy. Sometimes sorting through the messages to find your truth can be confusing. Is some of it out of our power? Sure. Do you continue to be vicitimzed and not live life? No. I think just do your best to make wise choices, but we only know what we know. We are constantly learning and expanding our knowledge. Before we learn we just don’t know. Does that make one a victim or someone who just doesn’t have the answers or wisdom they need to make a change or move on to better situations? Everyone is at a different place. I know of a lot of people in those types of situations. Peace! 🕊 💙

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  6. Posted by James G on February 13, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Your right Mellissa this world is designed for people not to figure out how much power they have. The wisdom is hidden and they make it a labyrinth to find. People have been programmed to the point that when they see true wisdom it scares them and they run.
    The process of “waking up” is a destructive process and it hurts. I view this process like your a glass bottle. When the cover is pulled off and you start to see things as they really are it knocks you off your pedestal and you crash to the floor. There you lay in pieces and have two choices. Just be broken glass and walk around this world broken trying to put yourself back together or you can become that sharp and subtle intellectual weapon and not only pull yourself back together but help others put the broken pieces back too. 😊
    I’m not saying I have all the answers but what I have learned I’m more than willing to share with people that have open minds. This information is a lot of work (reading) and responsibility(knowing you and only you can make your destiny).

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  7. Posted by Melissa on February 15, 2016 at 8:12 am

    James G: Yes, it is challenging to figure out. I guess that’s just a part of the journey.

    Laura Bruno: I think there is some truth to what you said about victimization. Sometimes when others have experience trauma or powerlessness for any extended amount of time they can develop something that is called “learned helplessness.” As I said with change it sometimes is challenging to figure it am out but great fully we all have each other to learn from.

    Actually I was wrong. I checked to church of satan website and they don’t believe in a lot of the things the silly videos on YouTube claim about them. I normally try to stay away from those videos but there was like a slew of them coming through on me feed and it was really weird. They are kinda cook you so if you are bored you can get sucked in. That aside basically they are atheists. They don’t believe in God, Satan, Demons or the Devil. They don’t worship the devil or sacrifice animals or humans. They don’t believe you can sell your soul to the devil because they don’t believe you have one. They do not believe in supernatural beings. Across the globe there a many different people and tribes and cultures and races and people that have different beliefs, but based on what I am reading I don’t see anything to harmful about them. They just don’t believe in God. I think as long as they aren’t harming themselves or others then they should be free to believe what they want. That’s just my opinion.

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  8. Glad you investigated further, Melissa. In this time of thinning veils, it’s tempting to believe the worst case about everything, assuming that if it weren’t true, it wouldn’t be out there getting exposed. I do know that ritual abuse exists, but it’s very rarely being done by those exposed in youtube videos. 😉 Meanwhile, those kinds of videos and attitudes can have the effect of making people throw the baby out with the bathwater by making people afraid of their own, innate magic. Very disempowering! “Learned helplessness” is a very real phenomenon and one that humanity is being asked to outgrow — fast. 🙂


  9. James, I love that metaphor of the broken glass bottle! Really cool. Thanks for sharing. 🙂


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