Our Romance Reverend
gives readers tips on how to get ready for true love on
a deep and soulful level. Read on if you are ready to
take the next steps on your personal road to romance.
Move Forward … Make Change …
Go Home to Yourself with Glinda
I keep a photo in my living room from the Wizard
of Oz and every time I need some inspiration for
moving forward in life I stare at it for a while. It is
basically looks like a shot taken by one of
the Munchkins. It is composed simply of Dorothy's
feet, with her red shoes and light blue sox, against the
backdrop of Glinda's pink gown, with Glinda’s wand
near the shoes. The only thing that you can think of
when you see this is "There is no place like
home." And that all the power to change and grow is
inside us ... if only we remember.
Many fairytales and stories tell of a sorceress who
helps a heroine to wholeness and grace. Glinda,
in The Wizard of Oz, is one of the world’s
favorites; she was the guiding light who sent Dorothy on
her legendary search for the Wizard, only to help her
find the power of the wizard was within her all along.
In the tradition of trusting that when the student is
ready, the teacher appears, Glinda offers profound
insight just at the moment Dorothy is ready for it.
Glinda can also help you return to yourself when you
feel lost, down or disconnected. If you ever find
yourself feeling really lost, remember her simple
wisdom. Tap your heels three times and say, There’s
no place like home… there’s no place like home…
there’s no place like home. And remember home is
within you. Have fun bringing her into your life.
1. Watch the Wizard of Oz. Observe Dorothy’s
full experience with Glinda, her magical mentor. They
share just moments on the screen, yet Glinda is the
gentle change agent who sets Dorothy on her path and
helps liberate her from her troubles by showing her the
power of transformation lives within her, and that home
is where her heart is.
2. Get red shoes. You don’t need ruby slippers,
but beautiful, snazzy red shoes are symbolic of your
innate ability to always find your way home to yourself.
Be they pumps or sneakers, make them your magical
trademark. A great pair of shoes always lifts the
spirits; just looking down at your feet will make you
happy. The color red symbolizes courage, good luck, and
power and shows that you're ready for anything!
3. Get a wand and blow bubbles. Just like
a kid, get some soapy bubbles in a bottle. And buy a
Fairy Godmother Wand from a costume store or kids
department. Remember, Glinda used to arrive in a bubble
to create her magic; imagine you can create magic too.
Sit on your patio (courtyard, front lawn, in a park or
just by an open window) and blow bubbles. As you watch
them floating in the air, imagine they are carrying
Glinda, who is there to grant your wishes. Let the
excitement of her arrival well within you. Get in touch
with what it feels like to be in the presence of a
magical mentor who is there to help you. Let your heart
open as you continue to blow bubbles, and call out your
wishes. When you feel you have had your full, dedicate
the last batch to Glinda and thank her for touching your
life and helping you believe.
4. Buy a snazzy red shoe magnet for your
refrigerator and post this affirmation: "On this
day … I move forward!"
© Copyright 2004 Rev. Laurie Sue
Brockway. All Rights Reserved.
is one step you can take to move forward in your life?
Reverend Laurie Sue's Past Columns:
2004 - "Meet the Amazing Alexander Kent Garrett"
2004 - "13 Steps for Making Your Romantic Dreams
2003 - Bring Light and Healing to Your Family
for the Holidays
2003 - "Even In Midlife,
We Can All Use A Fairy Godmother"
2003 - "The Secret to Serenity"
2003 - "A
Gathering of Goddesses: Our Girlfriends Keep Us Real"
2003 - "Love Has Its Own Schedule"
2003 - "A Spring Time Reawakening To Soulful Love
and Self Love"
2003 - "Marry Yourself First..."
2002 - "Who is the Goddess?" & "The
2002 - "How to Clear Your Love Clutter"
2002 - "How to Mourn a Broken Heart and Lost
2002 - "Relationships That Nurture and Inspire
Growth of the Soul
2002 - "Finding Peace in a Turbulent World"
2002 - "Sacred Sexuality For Modern Men and
2002 - "When Someone You Love Pushes Your Buttons"
2002 - "When Life Has You Down, Remember You Are
2002 - "Plan a Valentine's Day Team Date"
2002 - "Do I Hear Him Knocking … From the Other
2001 - "How Do We Make Our Love Dreams Come True?"
2001 - "What is the Future of Love?"
2001 - "Getting to Know
the Goddess of Good Fortune"
2001 - "Can't Hurry Love... It Will Happen in Its Right Moment"
2001 - "Family Rituals Help Us Grow Into Loving Beings"
2001 - "Dreams Warn It’s Time To Own Your Power"
2001 - "A Fun Visual of Your Favorite Romance"
May 2001 - "Someday
Your Mystical Soul Mate Will Come"
2001 - "Enjoy the Merriment and Fun of An Ancient Love
2001 - "Nourish Yourself On a Date for One"
2001 - "Get Ready for Soulful Love"
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway is
an interfaith minister who is often called upon to
teach, speak and write about women’s spirituality and
The Feminine Faces of God. She is author of, A GODDESS
IS A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND: A DIVINE GUIDE TO FINDING
LOVE, SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS, from Perigee Books,
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