If you could have a superpower, what would it be? What a question! I thought through all the Marvel characters and the Disney characters that I know of and none seemed to have any that worked for me. I must admit that I am attracted to Elastigirl’s ability to shield her family from outside forces but that’s the mom in me talking especially with my son starting high school today. I would definitely love to shield him from the dangers of the world out there. By the way, she really deserves to be called ElastiWoman as that is what she is.
But that was not the superpower that really resonated with me. What I really really wish I could do is turn on the light for those who are lost or living in darkness in the lives. I believe that it would be so awesome if we could light a flame within them by touching their hearts so that they can see the next step on their path. I don’t believe that I should light up their entire way because, there would no fun in that for them. The journey is where it’s at and not the destination.
Perhaps I read too many Disney books when I was small because the picture i have in my head is of a fairy godmother figure that taps her wand on your heart and provides this little ball of light, like your heart is a taper. It helps you see enough to take another step forward with confidence until you reach a better lit place in your life. Even better, as you move along your path, your light grows brighter allowing you to use your light to create a spark for others that need it.
“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”Marianne Williamson (Extract from ‘Our Deepest Fear’)
I guess councellors and spiritual healers and the like probably do have this superpower already if I think about it but just imagine how cool it would be if all it took was just the tap of a wand to lift your depression enough so that you can see a way out of it.
I probably sound a bit crazy with that idea but that is definitely a superpower I would love to have.
Let there be more light in this world!