It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.– Babe Ruth
Once Upon A Time
There was once a Polynesian goddess of all things fire and volcanoes named Pele. Pele was one fiery goddess! She could blaze a trail of either ash or new life — depending on her volatile mood.
Her story started way back in Tahiti. The boldest daughter of the earth goddess and the sky god, she was sometimes just bad to the bones.
Once, the fire goddess seduced the husband of her older sister, the sea goddess Namaka. With her sexy hula dancing and steamy coos, her sister’s husband was red-hot for Pele in all the right places.
Naturally, when Namaka found out, she was F-U-R-I-O-U-S, and told their parents. Enough was enough! Her parents banished Pele from their sheltered lagoon home.
And what’s a goddess to do without a home? Pele island hopped along the mystical archipelago in search of a new home sweet home.
But each time she made a pitstop to build a bonfire (aka a volcano), her aquatic sister doused it. So Pele moved on until she finally came to the Big Island.
Right away Pele felt a special bound to the dramatic emerald terrain. And so, she found the biggest volcanic mountain and climbed to the very top. No sea goddess could put a damper on her mood this high up! Pele dug herself a comfortable crater, and lived happily ever after inside the volcano.
Pele teaches us about the power of desire, courage and willpower. This daring sister didn’t let anyone or anything get in the way of her intense desires. And while I’m definitely not defending her abusive actions, there is wisdom in these stories. Pele shows us that we can accomplish anything with courage, determination and perseverance.
Just look at star athletes! When star athletes get hungry to win a game or break a record, there is absolutely no stopping them. No injury or shaky equipment can distract them from their ultimate goal. It’s as if they have already accomplished the great feat. And they did! At least in their minds and on oh so many occasions.
So what do you desire above all else? Is it in alignment with the highest good of all? And what fear is standing in the way? Leave it to a fire goddess to burn away any mental blocks on your way to greatness.
- Lava stone
- Fire agate