I recently watched Moana with my 3 year old son. It was the first time I watched the entire movie since the first time we watched it he had just turned 3 and the Fire scary person- Te Ka was just too scary.
So there I was, snuggled up with my son, and I think I hadn’t watched the entire movie because when the fire goddess Te Ka turned out to be Te Fiti- the beautiful goddess who gave life to all the world, I was amazed.
TeKa was raging mad, spitting fire, and ready to eat someone.
Then came Moana who saw through her pain and anguish. She recognized her for who she was.
She came up to TeKa, put her forehead to her forehead and said to her:
“I know who you are.”
And more importantly- “YOU know who you are.”
How can we have that happen in our lives? Either someone seeing us for who we really are, or us being able to have the gift to see someone else for who they really are.
I had a piano student the other day who was just plain grumpy. I asked him to play a new song for me. He said “no.”
I saw who he was. I knew who he was and this was NOT him.
I said: “Did you have a bad day, James?”
His face fell. I could tell that I had called him out.
Just like Moana had called out Te Ka.
“My Mom went to the beach while I was at school.”
I could tell he really wanted to go to the beach.
“Wow, you really wanted to go to the beach. That must be so hard.” I replied.
And the lesson went much better from then on.
I want to tell you that I know WHO YOU ARE.
You are a choice Daughter or Son of God.
You are noble. You have many talents and gifts and abilities that no one else has. You were put on this Earth for a purpose. You are divinely made.
You are not Te Ka. Although sometimes we feel like it.
You are naturally & beautifully made.