March 7, 2023
In the Wizard Of Oz, Glinda asked Dorothy, “Are you a good witch or a bad witch?”That movie kept popping up in my head as I was writing the Ministers Of The Mystery series. There are good witches and bad ones too, doing good or, doing harm. The thing is, people have always used their spiritual gifts the same way. While God granted gifts to all since the beginning of time, unfortunately, He left it up to them to use them or ignore them.
Maybe you’re like me? I’m not normal. I never have been and never will be. I am unique and I embrace that uniqueness because I am the only one who lived my life as my life unfolded. When someone says they just want to fit in, I cringe, because there is always a price to pay for that.
That is the biggest reason why all the characters in the series were survivors of different events, and yes, including veterans.
Life as a survivor doesn’t have to be as hard as it is. Suffering does not have to follow surviving when healing is ready and waiting to fill up the room with hope. Once you see how much we all have in common, even if our experiences causing PTSD were different, the road toward healing, is the same. We don’t get too far doing it alone. When we accept the fact that others will not understand the world we traveled to is much different than anything they will be able to understand, we begin to find others that do understand. When we allow them to help us reach the magical world of healing, we understand we helped them too!
At the end of The Wizard Of Oz, the Scarecrow asked Glind why she didn’t tell Dorothy about having the power inside her all along to go home. She replied that Dorothy wouldn’t have believed her. She had to learn it on her own, and do you! You’ve always had the power in you too!