Getting Blamed and It’s Not Your Fault?

In The Wizard of Oz, the young girl Dorothy had to deal with many challenges to find her way back home, most of them created by a Wicked Witch.

It was rough going until she realized that she always had the power within her to return.

One turning point came when it appeared there was no way out of a fiery disaster. I mean, that wicked witch was going to kill them all, including Toto the dog! She started by setting on fire Dorothy’s dear friend the Scarecrow, who was made of straw.

Forgetting I’d seen this story countless times, I was shocked. How could they get out of this predicament? There seemed to be none. I couldn’t think of any.

Here’s where the magic of life steps in.  There was a solution, but one they couldn’t have figured out.

To save her friend from the flames, Dorothy threw a bucket of water on him; some of it landed on the witch. Dorothy had no idea what her action would do.

Even if it appears that there’s no way out, there is. Life can step in and provide solutions that you couldn’t imagine.

Wicked Witch of the West: 

“Don’t throw that water. (The witch screams.) You cursed brat! Look what you’ve done! I’m melting, melting. Oh what a world, what a world! Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness! I’m going! Oh! Oh!”

And the witch was dead!

Surrounded by the Wicked Witch’s minions, Dorothy apologized for this unintended consequence. However, everyone rejoiced and broke into song, “Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead.”

Notice how the Wicked Witch blamed Dorothy, as if Dorothy was the one who did something wrong, forgettting it was the witch who set her friend on fire!

This is such a common strategy of people lost in their own convoluted thinking. They want others to change so they can continue their goofy, limited approach to life.

By the way, blame is one way the egoic mind operates: You… You… You’re wrong! It’s your fault. Apologize. (I certainly won’t look at how I might be the cause of a problem.)

You don’t have to fall for this attempt to doubt yourself!

Just like in Star Wars where a ragtag group defeated the Empire. Just like how a good, little girl like Dorothy and her friends melted the witch…

You can get over any hurdles in your path, too.

There are ways of breaking free to enjoy the life, business or work of your dreams. There is a better way than trying to make things happen, trying to figure things out or getting tired of trying.

You have the power within you!

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Edited from Soulgoals June 25, 2018 post

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3 Responses to “Getting Blamed and It’s Not Your Fault?”

  1. mphtheatregirl Says:

    In a way, this reminds me of one of my characters—–aka the younger cousin of Sarge (the antagonist of Tale of the Cattail Forest)

    Marge, in a way, is a little misunderstood because others think she is just like Sarge. Only because they are related. Just because Sarge is a bully and had an abusive father doesn’t mean Marge is like him. Marge is no way like him- her father is loving (unfortunately, the two fathers are brothers), and she is wise for her age (a result of how her cousin treats her—-she is Sarge’s easiest target); due to being treated the way she is, she actually is able to see how bleak the situation in Graysloup really is. She actually deep down loves her cousin, but still stands up to him. All she really wants is to be shown compassion, have a friend, and improve her home.


  2. Virginia Goszewska Says:

    mphtheatregirl, it sounds like both Marge and you are very wise! Thanks for sharing characters in your book. I’m happy my post and your characters have something in common.


    • mphtheatregirl Says:

      For that book, Marge basically serves as the catalyst character- as in, the story wouldn’t have been able to kick off without her. After Sparkle, my protagonist, discovers from Marge what is going on, the story truly begins. Even though it against the rules for the Fairy Frogs and Toads to interact or become friends, Sparkle still knows it is the right things to do

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