Lessons from Moana

I recently watched the movie Moana, and was blown away by all the incredibly important messages and stunning images all throughout. Today I’d like to talk just a bit about a few scenes that spoke to my heart and made me reflect on some of the realizations I had last year.

The scene where baby Moana first interacts with the water was so precious! This is her first encounter with her destiny, and it gives her a little peak into the beauty behind her journey, and it even shows her some treasures and the little green stone – her purpose. Her eyes were wide open with pure innocent wonder and excitement, which shows how much we can see when we are free spirited, playful and have our arms wide open. The answers are usually right in front of us! Your inner being knows this to be true, but of course, there are hindrances and distractions. In this case, when Moana’s parents show up to tell her that this isn’t her path, the ocean closes up. It no longer shows her what she saw earlier when she was by herself, free and open. Distractions and situations that cause deterrence are essentially inevitable, but you can still keep yourself receptive to your destiny/purpose by remaining open to it despite these things. What is yours can be yours, but only if you let it be.

The second scene which I thought was so important, was the scene when Moana felt unworthy of her destiny. She begged the ocean to take back the stone and find someone more capable to carry out the task of restoring the heart of Te Fiti. And guess what? The ocean took the stone(”heart”) back! If you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right! When you don’t find yourself to be worthy of your destiny, then the universe listens to you. You actually rob yourself of your own opportunities to be great, by inflicting self-doubt upon yourself. So even when the journey feels impossible, long and brutal, but you know this is the right path for you and have the confidence that you’ll figure it out somehow as you go, then that journey will be greatly rewarding, even if it doesn’t seem like it at first.


And the last scene I would like to talk about in this post, is when Moana realizes that the flame throwing, violent angry monster that they were trying to fight in order to return the heart to Te Fiti, was in fact, Te Fiti herself. She then walks towards this “monster” singing “I have crossed the horizon to find you, I know your name, I may have stolen the heart from inside you, but this does not define you, this is not who you are, You know who you are.” Here is a clip of this touching scene: Moana and Tafiti Scene – so breathtaking. What I took away from this scene is that, you may have your heart stolen or broken at some point in your life, and it may cause you to become this monster that you don’t even recognize, because “this is not who you are” and you suffer in this state because “you know who you are” and you just have to realize that these moments that break your heart “does not define you.” It is such an important scene, because as soon as Te Fiti comes to realize this, she calms down and her heart is restored and she becomes the beautiful mountain that she truly is and always was. Everyone’s natural state is calm, peaceful and happy. Life tests this and pushes you and bruises you, but if you can realize your true state of being then you can transform yourself to be who you were to begin with – just like the sweet little baby Moana and the captivatingly beautiful Te Fiti.

Sending you all my eternal love and light my friends!




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