He’s furry, where’s a beautiful cape, and sings about what he would do if he were king of the forest. Yes, I am talking about the Lion in the Wizard of Oz.
Everyone knows this story. There is a Lion, a Scarecrow, and a Tin Man who all have a common denominator: Dorothy.
The story is really about how Dorothy must integrate all of these aspects of herself, within herself, so that she can find her ” internal home” and begin her life in totality. Each of these figures, the Lion, the Scarecrow, and the Tin-Man, are metaphors for different parts of Dorothy’s personal growth.
The moral of the story: All of these aspects are within you already. When you acknowledge them, only then can you integrate them into who you are and into your life. Continue reading