If you think that Disney songs are too cheesy, and you are too “cool” to like Frozen, you won’t get this.

Frozen’s second installment got me through the first weeks of the pandemic.

As I watched Elsa fight her way to find what she was looking for, I could relate. How many times have I tried to do what I’m supposed to be doing, only to have wave after wave pound me to pieces? And honestly, when she finally got there–she didn’t really know exactly what to expect.

And in the end, what she found was that she couldn’t progress or help anyone, including herself, until she faced her past and accepted it–the good, the bad, all of it. And once she accepted the past, she was finally able to understand that her progress had only ever been hindered by her fear, regret, and lack of confidence in her own worth.

What it took for her to face her past honestly and accept it all was the divine love of a goddess mother, a reassurance that it really was alright. That her past wasn’t anything to be afraid of, or to avoid, but that it should be accepted. That all the heartache and struggle we face can be used to our advantage if we can let it….go. Haha. See what I did there?

Some of my memories are terrible. It has taken me a long time to come to grips with the fact that even these awful memories of things that should never happen to anyone, even those I can accept. I can accept that it happened and it is now my choice what I do with that. Can I remember that I can take that experience and turn it into power? That I can step into that power and finally feel comfortable with all of me–past, present and future me? I don’t know how good I actually am at doing that, but I do know that this song helps.

Go back and listen to it. Tell me you don’t feel something stirring in you when Elsa finally sings, “I am found.” Because you will feel something. And maybe you will find a little of yourself that you’ve been scared of–and maybe you can take that and accept it, and know that it can make you stronger. You are of infinite worth, regardless of what has happened to you or what you’ve done or not done–and that power is just waiting for you once you accept it, and in the case of the bad choices and regrets, let it go. <3