For years, I strove to uncover the ism's we live with. Those are race-ism, sex-ism, and collectively they are other-ism's. They divide us from the world, they make us feel different. Of course, that is not a good feeling as we all have a need to belong. However, today I want to introduce you to wizims. The name wizim is based upon the scarecrow in the Wiz. I love that movie!
The scarecrow lacked the confidence he needed to come down, he really needed someone to tell him that he had the power. Sometimes we need people to talk to us, and sometimes we have to just confide in ourselves. We have confided in others before...but there are truly times we must confide in ourselves. In fact, the root word of confidence is confide. We confide in ourselves and say what is true, what is positive and what empowers us the be strong. That is how we gain confidence. The Scarecrow believed it when they told him he was a loser. He confided his desires in them, he never believed in himself.
We are a nation of people who are fascinated by people with hang ups. We especially like to watch them as the remain wrapped up in their hang ups! Pretty much like the scarecrow. The crows had a party watching him in distress. I suppose many of us are hanging on our own poles somewhere in our lives. we all have our own wizims. Sadly we don't see them, so we don't own up to them. All the little crows in our lives are acutely aware of our shortcomings. It is a celebration for them. Carl Jung, who is appreciated by a multitude of people explained it with archetypes. These were simply elements of our personality that we may or may not recognize. One element he called Shadow. I say wizims, but he says Shadow. Psychologist's can make something simple sound so complicated! Here is how Jung describes it. I see this as the scarecrows 'wizim', and maybe one that we can relate too.