That One Day When I was Enlightened by a Disney Movie

There is a comedienne on Facebook named Anna Douglas who is hilarious, but also shares very powerful messages. Most recently, she has taken snippets from various Disney movies and calls them “low-key anointed”.
I just watched Moana for the first time, (if you have not seen it, spoiler alert!) and I loved the empowerment message. Moana is on a quest of self-identity. I have been there several times in my life, so I can relate. There is a scene toward the end where she has a heart jewel that has to be returned to its rightful place to save her village and restore balance.
She and her friend must fight a lava monster to get to where she thinks the stone is supposed to go. As it turns out, the stone belongs in the heart of the lava monster. The very thing that is trying to kill her! This monster is set on destroying Moana and anyone else in its path, throwing lava, causing waves to rise to take out our heroine for good. When Moana realizes where the stone goes, she commands the water to part, and on dry land makes her way to the monster. Simultaneously, the monster is rushing toward Moana, heat blazing, ready to take her. She is singing and gaining power with each step until finally she reaches her destination. Face to face with the monster, the song she is singing speaks truth to the heart of the beast, and it settles long enough for her to place the stone. With the stone back where it belongs, the monster morphs into who it was all the time: a goddess of life!
How often do we let the monsters of doubt and fear rule our lives? They each have a job, and that is to destroy us if we let them. When we speak the truth in our lives, whether we feel it or not, we speak life into the worst situations. Circumstances that we feel were made to destroy us are actually there to bring us life. Surround yourself with people who speak life and truth and see the difference it makes.
I believe in God and I believe in the power of prayer. Just when I feel I am going to hit rock bottom, someone will pray for me and everything turns around. I am grateful for the people that God has strategically placed in my life. They are there for a reason, and that reason is clearer every day. Enlightenment. What a wonderful thing!


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