It’s easy to get lost.
The world is a little crazy right now. From too much water to too much hate.
As an empath or a sensitive creative person you can get lost in the waves of the collective helplessness. Feeling not enough, is the symptom. And those are the times you need to remember, you are enough, even if you can’t fix what is happening around you. Even if you can’t fix the chaos in your own little orbit at this moment.
Here at the Idea Emporium we celebrate your unique expression and ideas because no one has a voice like you, however you express it.
I watch a lot of movies because I love good storytelling. I decided to gather up and share my favorites that bring home this message in case you need an antidote.
- Center Stage
Tale of a ballerina with “bad feet” trying to make it into the world of an elite ballet company with perfect feet.
“But I’m not you. I’m not perfect. I’m just me. Bad feet and all. And I’m starting to think I like that even better.”
Turns out there is a whole series of these movies now. Since I’ve been dancing since I was a tiny fairy, dancing movies always interested me. In Center Stage: Turn it Up, an incredible dancer is rejected from the ballet company. She finds her own unique way to success in a round-about way.
In Center Stage: On Pointe, Bella, the sister of the dancer in the previous movie, accepts she’s no ballerina. She’s built like a real person, for one thing, and Modern is her jive. I’m thinking these Center Stage movies all have the same theme. Success for the circle that doesn’t fit into the square peg, which many of us can relate to.
2. Happy Feet
In Happy Feet, penguins find their soulmates through their heart songs. This one can’t sing, but boy can he dance. The message? Using the gifts you’ve been given because there’s a purpose for them in the world. And sometimes your heart song is a heart dance.
“Miss Viola: Without our heart song, we can’t be truly penguin, can we?
Miss Viola: But, my dears, it’s not something I can actually teach you. Does anybody know why? Anyone? Anyone?
Baby Gloria: You can’t teach it to us, ma’am, because we have to find out heart songs all by ourselves.
Miss Viola: Well done, you.
Baby Gloria: It’s the voice you hear inside, who you truly are.”
3. The Help
Holding self-esteem in the face of unacceptance and poor treatment in a racially f’uped time.
“You is kind. You is smart. You is important.”
4. Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion
One of my favorite movies of all time, even though it is silly. (Fashion design folks, the clothes are great!) Nothing like feeling inadequate about how far you haven’t gotten in life, only to discover you have gotten farther then you thought, just in a different way. And a healthier way, I might add.
“Lisa Luder: Actually Christie. They have nice lines. A fun, frisky use of color. All and all, I’d have to say they’re really… NOT BAD! “
Brene Brown says,” Believing that you are enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect. When we don’t have that, we shape-shift and turn into chameleons; we hustle for worthiness we already possess.”
Let’s embrace our crazy ideas, our designs, our projects, and our bad feet! Let’s be vulnerable enough to be fully us, and courageous enough to be vulnerable with each other. And when we forget, these movies can remind us.
Until next Blog Tuesday,
The Fairy has spoken.