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.

ocean-takes-stone

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!

grandma

xoxo

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Hi :)

Hi Lovelies,

Sorry I’ve been gone for a while, I kind of lost my inspiration for a little bit there – but the new year brought in some new insights and fresh perspectives so I’m happy to be back!

I have some blog posts coming your way that have got me thinking and feeling my feelings – I hope you find them interesting!

xoxo

Underwater

Over the summer, a cab driver in Miami told us that the city has been under construction for some time in an effort to raise street levels about 2 feet. This was surprising, but I didn’t think much of it to be honest. And then I found some time to watch Leonardo Dicaprio’s “Before the Flood” documentary, and now I’m terrified. The Miami street rising project is projected to protect Florida from drowning for only about 40-50 years…maybe less. This might be extreme, but what if Florida actually goes underwater in our time? Such a scary thought. Mayor Levine says, “The ocean is not Democrat, and it’s not Republican. All it knows how to do is rise.” (#electionreferene #govote) And that’s what’s happening. With rapidly rising levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, glaciers are melting causing sea levels to rise and precious coral reefs are bleaching – which seriously puts us in danger. We could really potentially become abolished by a great flood – ruining homes, demolishing crops, and other basic resources. And the sad part is, countries that contribute the least to global warming will feel the most impact of climate change – the poor will be hit the hardest. It’s really not fair. Watching the documentary was daunting, and it seems like getting everyone on board with making environmentally conscious decisions is damn near impossible. However, there is hope. Denmark is currently an energy leader and has demonstrated that it is possible to survive and thrive on renewable energy. America should really give more importance to these issues and move towards a more reliable and cleaner source of energy that will at least give us the potential to fight off natural disasters for the next century. I’m not perfect, and it will be hard to be perfect given the luxuries we’ve grown accustomed to that contribute to this type of destruction – but knowledge is power. Every thoughtful move you make, is an action towards preserving our earth and our species. Please give this incredibly terrifying, interesting and enlightening and documentary a watch – it is definitely worth your time. Grateful to Leonardo and his team for caring enough to get this message to the people in a way that can be seen with the eyes, felt with the heart and dealt with the mind.

Link: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/before-the-flood/

 

Bare Naked

If I bare my soul to you

Would it appeal to you

Behind the layers of my

Lotioned skin and shaking bones

Can you sit with me

As I tear a piece of my beating heart

And hand it over to you

Will you squirm under the stare

Of my questioning eyes

Foggy with untrusting tears

But anxious for a reason to

Trust you with my bare naked soul

 

Exploration – Aura Readings

Hippie-dippy tree hugger. One of my many nicknames. Actually this one came about during busy season, when I would stare at the trees in the city just to get my thought process going. Anyways,  I noticed about 5 years ago, that I was pretty intuitive. It always made me feel pretty hippie-dippy. It was amazing how I would just understand everyone’s perspective and what they were thinking and feeling despite what they were saying. It was so strange to me and to my encounters as well. I also noticed a few years ago that I was hyper sensitive to energies, and would actually have a reaction to them. I would feel positive energies in certain people and negative energies in others. I would also really feel like running away from these negative energies, because I knew it would get me down somehow. Never knew what all of this meant, and frankly sometimes I felt as if I was full of BS thinking all this was actually something real.

Which brings me to the other day when I gave Aura readings a shot. I actually heard about this through Snapchat’s newsfeed, and thought it was totally cool and had to try it out! The spot I went to was called Magic Jewelry and was located in Chinatown (238 Canal St # 108, New York, NY 10013). You place your hands on some metal plates and they take a picture of you and it prints out a nice Polaroid. When the picture develops, it will show you your aura in colors! You’ll then get a reading from them telling you about your thoughts and feelings as it relates to a 3 week period (the week prior, the present week, and the upcoming week) based on these colors. I thought it was incredible how spot on she was about exactly where my head was at and how I was feeling. What’s even crazier is that she confirmed that I am hypersensitive to energies and that I am highly intuitive and spiritually involved. This was relieving to know – I really wasn’t just making this up in my head! Overall the reading was fun and insightful and I loved that she laughed at me in all my amazement (short of having my eyes fall out of my head really).

If you’re adventurous and curious – give this a go! Why not? What have you to lose? You’ll have your mind blown I swear lol Here is my picture and a cool link that explains all these colors and what they mean – you can go ahead and try to read where my head is at! Haha would love to hear what you think!  aura

As always, hope you’re having an incredible day!

xoxo

NYC Dreaming – Street Musicians

So I have this idea – and usually I am too scared of my ideas because they feel too big and way out of my potential. However, I find myself dreaming about this idea a lot, and I am putting it out to the world in hopes that somehow it will manifest, either through me or through someone else or together as a team.

New York City is flooded with incredibly talented Street Musicians. Many of whom absolutely take my breath away with their performances. I am always in awe and always leave feeling so grateful that I have had the privilege on any given day to experience their divine gifts. How selfless of them – even if they are sharing their art for a few dollar bills, how selfless it is that they decided not to reserve it for the big leagues. I feel so lucky to get the chance to listen and watch performances, which I feel in my heart of hearts, belong in grand theaters at prices that we cannot even afford. However, here they are in the mornings and evenings, spending their time to share their talents with us. I would love to give back to them and to the city. I would love for the street musicians of NYC to be cordially invited to perform on a big stage. That once a year, people can see these musicians gather together on one stage. For them to have their moment. These musicians are over looked by thousands each day, how wonderful would it be for all eyes to be on them, attentive and present in the moment with them. They make me happy all the time, and I feel like this would be a great opportunity to say thanks while also giving back.

Dear fellow bloggers, especially if you’re in NYC, what do you think? Is it doable? Would you attend? How would one go about making this idea come alive? What ideas do you have regarding this really general idea? What would you like to get out of something like this? Who are some of your favorite street musicians? Where do they perform? Do you have a picture or video you’d like to share? I’d LOVE to see!

If you’ve gotten this far, I’m so grateful to you. You never know, you might be someone to set this dream in motion for me simply by reading it. So thank you.

Hope you have a beautiful day/night!

xoxo

 

Emotions

Hello to my emotions

I struggle with the motions

That beckons my attention

To deal with the tension

That requires me to feel what needs to be felt

The pains of dealing with what needs to be dealt

It seems easier to dance around

Than keep my two feet on the ground

I’d rather smile when I’m sad

Or laugh when I’m mad

Worry when I’m happy

Sleep when things are scary

I wish it weren’t so daunting

To sit and feel when things are haunting

To be true to my own emotions

So I can transcend my oceans