Hello Wake-Upers! Today, I would like to philosophise about the song Let it go, sung by Idina Menzel for the animated Disney movie "Frozen"...
Defrost The "Frozen" Inside of You
If you are not aware about this animated movie, the story is about a princess that has special power: turning things into ice. Whatever she touches, it transforms into ice.
When she was an innocent young child, full of live, she was playing with her power, especially to entertain her beloved little sister. But one day, she has accidentally turned her sister into ice. Fortunately, the sister has been saved but another curse has been done that day, a non-visible wound: losing confidence and self-love.
Feeling guilty, being ashamed, not being able to protect her beloved one, and afraid of hurting anyone, little by little, the princess prefers to avoid the crowd, her family, and more especially her beloved sister. By staying on her own, the joy, the love, the confidence was disappearing. Instead, angriness, distress, loneliness was appearing and growing.
Until one day, these negative feelings that she was trying to stifle, comes out and show her again as no-go person! The feeling of guilty, shame appears and she runs out and start to sing the song “Let it go”.
The snow glows white on the mountain tonight Not a footprint to be seen A kingdom of isolation And it looks like I'm the queen
The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside Couldn't keep it in, heaven knows I've tried Don't let them in, don't let them see Be the good girl you always have to be Conceal, don't feel, don't let them know Well, now they know
Let it go, let it go Can't hold it back anymore Let it go, let it go Turn away and slam the door I don't care what they're going to say Let the storm rage on The cold never bothered me anyway
Let it go, let it go Let it go (go, go, go go, go go, go go, go, go, go go)
It's funny how some distance makes everything seem small And the fears that once controlled me can't get to me at all It's time to see what I can do To test the limits and break through No right, no wrong, no rules for me I'm free
Let it go, let it go I am one with the wind and sky Let it go, let it go You'll never see me cry Here I stand and here I stay Let the storm rage on
My power flurries through the air into the ground My soul is spiralling in frozen fractals all around And one thought crystallizes like an icy blast I'm never going back, the past is in the past
Let it go
The cold never bothered me anyway Let it go, let it go And I'll rise like the break of dawn Let it go, let it go That perfect girl is gone Here I stand in the light of day Let the storm rage on
My Analysis Of This Meaningful Song
In this 1st verse, the mountain on which you can not see footprint is about the emotions. When the emotions take control about your mind and body, it is inside you, you don’t see trace but it is there and you feel isolated. When the emotions take over you, you unleash without control even if you tried your best to keep it and make it disappear.
“Be the good girl” -> this is what your environment (parents, relatives, teachers, elders…) keeps telling you when you are kid… so you hide your inner essence…. But your inner essence is there to be out… not to be hide!
The chrorus“Let it go, let it go…”. Yeah, let go all the limited beliefs… there are not yours! Do not believe that if you remain “the good boy/girl”, you will be loved. This is not love but submission. You are special, with some unique value, talents… don’t hold them back, “turn away, slam the door” and show how great you are and shine! You will find the public that will appreciate who you really are and give this divine love.
When you take a step back, you are not anymore in but out of the situation. You are not anymore an actor but an audience… you can put things into perspective, so you are not anymore controlled by the “fear” but by the audacity of life.
Being fearless helps you to stand on your own and see where the winds takes you, because you are “free”. “The past is the past” but YOU, you move on towards the light that will rise, make feeling you great.
“Let the storm rage on” -> Unleash your inner talents 😊
“Stand in the light of day”
If you feel having lack of confidence, self-love, listen to this song for at least 21 days. If you feel so, sing event he lyrics! Your subconscious pays closer attention than your mind. Your mind, your ego might say “bullshit, I don’t believe in this”, but it might be worth a try 😊