Part of the Series: 35 Lessons at 35 Years of Life
If you have a toddler or older, it’s likely you’ve seen Disney’s Moana at least once. If not, I highly recommend it for many feminist-aligned reasons in spite of Disney’s past. Simply put for brevity, they tackle their princess phenomenon with great one liners, while also honoring the power and importance of our ancestors, storytelling, and honoring one’s truth. As such, it’s on looped repeat at my house in 30-45 minute chunks along with the many of the songs, which are requested for our dance parties or car rides.
In I Am Moana (Song of the Ancestors), Moana states…
Who am I?
I am a girl who loves my island
And the girl who loves the sea, it calls me…
Ditto, Moana! As a girl who grew-up landlocked with the closest body of water a “person-made” pond or at best a lake, I like Moana have loved the sea, it calls me. Even living in Berkeley, CA less than 3 miles from the San Francisco Bay only partially meets my call. So, what’s a girl to do?
Head to the central coast for two weeks of beach therapy to warm-up (there’s a hard truth to the saying, “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.”) to rest, rejuvenate, and recharge.
The water calls me…
The water calls my wife…
The water calls my daughter…
The water calls our family!
Why does the water call me?
Here’s what I know for sure…
Mama Ocean’s rhythm + flow
A reminder of the ebb + flow
Our natural rhythm.
As I flow with Mama Ocean
She invites I to reset
There’s nothing like it
In fact, the first opportunity I had to be on the water during my recent Resetting for the Lovelution, I used it to meditate, to sync up with the beautiful rhythm of Mama Ocean. Much surfaced as I rode her waves. Clarity washing over me with rainbow salt water eyes. Dreams rising up while lost in the magic of only being tethered to my boogie board.
Water has always had this effect on me. An invitation to wash it all away. Reset. Make connection. Called to my Truth. So, I leave you with this to ponder…
Does the water call YOU? If not, what does?
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