The Great and Powerful I AM

20 Ways to Change Your Story

5.The Great and Powerful I AM

Toward the end of the Wizard of Oz (spoiler alert) Dorothy and her crew discover that the Great and Powerful Oz is not all he’s cracked up to be. “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain,” the fraud wizard shouts through the speakers in one last desperate attempt to keep his sham alive.

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.


There is one Great Wizard you ignore at your own peril, however, and that is The Great and Powerful I AM.

These two words are the most powerful you will ever utter. There is true creative magic afoot each time you say them, whether aloud or only inside your head. It would behoove you to pay careful attention to the words you pair with I AM, for you will soon be living the story you create with them.

  • I am stupid.
  • I am unlucky.
  • I am ugly.
  • I am poor.
  • I am alone.
  • I am unloved.
  • I am unlovable.
  • I am undeserving.
  • I am unworthy.

What misery we can unleash into our story when we pair hopeless, ugly words with the powerful words I AM.

TheGreatAndPowerfulIAMFor there is a wizard behind the curtain – behind the curtain of your mind. An all-powerful wizard whose only job is to grant your every wish. There is only one catch. The wizard has no sense of good or bad, no sense of just or unjust, no sense of joy or grief. He has only the desire to grant your every wish, and the magic words that unleash his power are “I AM”.

You must pay attention to the wizard behind the curtain, and be mindful of the wishes you ask him to grant. Don’t wish for misery when you can choose bliss.

Follow the words “I AM” with only your truest desires, and your story will lead to happily ever after.



This is the 6th post in a 21-post series sparked by Chapter 9 of Fallen, The Adventures of a Deep Water Leaf, in which Lizard suggests that Alora change her story.
#20WaysIn20Days, #ChangeYourStory, #Fallen

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