“You’ve always had the power to go back to Kansas” — Glinda
“Oh Dear! That’s too wonderful to be true!” — Dorothy
“Now those magic slippers will take you home in two seconds. Just close your eyes and think to yourself, ‘There’s no place like home’.” — Glinda
“Then why didn’t you tell her before”? — The Scarecrow
“Because she wouldn’t have believed me. She had to learn it for herself.”– Glinda
“If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own back yard, because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with.” — Dorothy in ‘The Wizard of Oz”
Like Dorothy in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ we are creatures of our own design. We live in universes created by our own agreements and imagination. We are inside the Physical Universe looking out to find the origin of our being. We long for a place we feel certain must exist; a place where there is no trouble. We wait for wizards and witches to show us the way home. Yet we fear to close our eyes and click our heels to see the Universe Within.
Our journey home begins at the source of the rainbow; shining light upon our own eternal, ethereal selves.”
In the history of this universe powerful spiritual truths – in the hands of priests – are perverted into religions confined inside the walls of stone temples constructed with enforced compliance to mortal men who teach empty rituals and superstitions intended to control and enslave souls.
Personally, I spent many years of my pre-retirement business career in the “branding” industry. What I observed from this kind of work sickened my soul. I finally quit, and resolved that being a “starving artist” is infinitely more gratifying than being a “corporate whore”, regardless of the paycheck.
My clients were corporations who wanted to influence people to pay money to buy their product or service. Usually, any method, trick, gimmick, lie, and covert strategy that money can buy is acceptable in corporate “marketing”. However, “transparency” or “truth” are NOT acceptable. The bigger and more powerful the corporations, governments, etc., , the less “truth in advertising”, is allowed. It’s a kind of unwritten law like “never let the other team know your game plan”, (or your true intentions). Corporate marketing is an “us” against “them” of mind-control game. A “brand” is an artificially contrived “false facade” of “acceptable lies”. On Wall Street, and in corporations and governments it’s all, and only, about money and power. No rules apply.
The following video investigates the subject of transparency in advertising, a talk given by Morgan Spurlock (who revealed that “McFoods” do NOT decay in his film “SuperSize Me“, and are, therefore, NOT food.)