Dorothy is all about self-reliance. Dorothy is all about confronting one’s own power and learning how to use it. These are the five main lessons that Dorothy learns on her quest:

  1. We have the power. We have Ruby Red slippers to transport us to Kansas -- to bring about the Edenic state, or to create our heart’s desire.

  2. Witches and cyclones, while sometimes regarded as evil, can be a means for spiritual growth.

  3. We must learn from ourselves. Truth is not given as so much as it is realized. Look within. You do not have to go off in search of a mystic or seek truth from a variety of exotic religions. Truth is found in your own back yard.

  4. Reality is very simple. We create our own reality. We tend to make it more complicated than it need be. The simple universal fact is that if we believe it to be so, it is.

  5. There’s no place like home. The kingdom of heaven is not a place but a condition.

-- from Andrew Johnson’s
The Spirituality of Oz: The Meaning of the Movie.