Sunday, October 25, 2009


The storyline follows that of Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz.

Shelley who lives in Ashgrove with her husband and two of her children dreams of a better place "somewhere over the rainbow." After being caught up in a whirlwind of a tornado over the past two days she is transported to the magical Land of Doubts. There, the good Lord advises Shelley to follow the yellow brick road to Happiness and meet her Spirit who can return her to Peace.

During her journey, she encounters a Mad Monkey, The Hulk and a Butt Man who join her, hoping to receive what they lack themselves (calmness, love, relaxation) all whilst being hindered and threatened by a Grim Reaper.

The four travellers are marvelled at the wonders they find, but are frustrated at their reception by the "great and powerful" Spirit who declines to help them until they bring her understanding. Daunted but determined they set off again.

God appears and explains that Shelley has always had the power to get Peace; God didn't tell her before because Shelley wouldn't have believed it. Bidding her old friends turned enermies good-bye, Shelley taps her ankles together three times, repeats "There's no place like Peace" and her tattoos take her back to Peace.

We are learning, practicing, falling down, getting up, finding more things that need to be changed, reaching forward into new beliefs and beginnings, and falling backward into depression, bargaining, anger, and blame. We are developing the belief system we need to support our full growth. It's the part of the process that requires understanding and faith. Your spiritual and mental growth may not be immediately visible, but if you stay in the process there is no way that you can avoid seeing the results. Above ground, it may look as if nothing is happening, but underneath a miracle is taking place. This is the most important and tumultuous stage of all. This is the stage where the action is.