“Follow the Yellow Brick Road.
Follow the Yellow Brick Road.
Follow, follow, follow, follow,
Follow the Yellow Brick Road.”
When we set out on a journey, our other options remain shrouded in mystery. Where would that Red Brick Road have led? Different friends? Different dangers? Different blessings? How do we know which road to take?
One good reason for a person to ground his or her spiritual journey with a community is for the support, advice, and shared wisdom that is available when we open ourselves to others.
In Dorothy’s case, she has the advice of Glinda the Good Witch and the entire community of Munchkinland to point her ruby slippered toes toward the yellow bricks.
When we look back at the forks in our roads and wonder where the other paths would have led, let us be thankful for the communities and mentors who helped us sort out our options, and gave us the courage to take our first steps!