It’s christmas, which can be hard for some.
For most, I suspect. Definitely for me.
Though even if today is a perfectly fine regular sort of day for you, or even an excellent day (and I wish that for you), it never hurts to have some extra superpowers.
So feel free to help yourself to as much as you need of any of the following…
Let’s see. How about some of these?
The superpowers of…
- The power of I Don’t Have To Answer This Question.
- The power of gracious deflection with a smile.
- The power of calm, steady knowing that everything is okay.
- The power of Whatever Works: permission to do that.
- The power of I take care of myself first.
- The power of I’m a grown-ass adult and it is okay for me to to step outside for a breath of fresh air.
- The power of wearing my crown.
- The power of remembering that I am the equal of everyone I encounter.
- The power of finding clues everywhere.
- The power of delighting in small things.
- The power of all my other superpowers are extra charged up right now.
- The power of sparkling lights.
- The power of saying what I need and not afraid to advocate for myself.
- The power of letting shit go.
- The power of pausing to take eight breaths.
- The power of seeing what is true.
- The power of knowing that we — we here in this tiny sweet corner of the internet — have each other, and are glowing warmth for each other. Maybe you didn’t know this yet, but it’s true.
How does this work?
I’m not sure.
I know that whenever I’ve run an event, we always invoke all the superpowers we’d like to have, and somehow, this is the weird part, something about naming them brings them to life.
Something about knowing these exist as options makes them options.
They’re in the world now because they have been named. And there is more than enough for everyone. So take whichever ones you like, and fill up on them.
Breathe them in.
Would you like to play?
You are welcome to expand on any of these, or invent more superpowers.
To add them to the pot, so to speak.
The only thing we don’t do here is give each other advice. Other than that, there’s no right way to play. Each of us is just trying things.
May this day reveal sweetness for you. I hope the just-right superpowers come your way, and any iguanas who want to become unicorns get their wishes too.
Mmmmmmm. *Yes*. Just what I was wanting. How did you know?
I am inviting all of these superpowers to jump up onto my bed, like cuddly puppies, and keep me warm while I sleep. Then, in the morning, I’ll see which ones want to stick around and keep me company.
Thank you, Havi. <3
Christmas Day will be a lovely day, spending time with people I love, and especially with my mom. I claim the powers of glowing love to them and of receiving love from them, in all its forms.
Like Kathleen, I invite them to jump up here and snuggle with me, and then hang around for the rest of the day or the rest of the season.
*glow, glow, glow*
The perfect first thing to read this morning.
I will take the super power of glowing love and receiving love. I can already feel the reverberations of it.
If anyone needs the superpower of Whatever Time You Choose To Leave Is The Perfect Time I’ve left a bit here for you.
Here is the superpower of There Is Always Time For A Nap. I am in bed at the moment, and though I’m charging up on me-without-other-people time rather than sleep, it’s still a lovely nap.
Thank you for that^^^ Kathleen! I *did* take a nap yesterday, at somebody else’s party even, and it was wonderful!
(Thank you for the rest of them, too, Havi 🙂 )
Happy Boxing Day to everyone ~ and all the Bright Blessings you can use…
yay! the best gift I received today is this post! I’m tucking the power of I take care of myself first and letting things go into my crown today. I’m embroidering The power of knowing that we — we here in this tiny sweet corner of the internet — have each other, and are glowing warmth for each other onto my super-cape!
Adding in the superpower of bubble baths make everything better!
Glowing love for all Fluent Selfers!
Oh, thank you. Just what we needed on an unexpectedly hard Christmas day. The power of taking eight breaths. Xxxxx
I would like the super power of Immunity to the Germs of Small Children That I Could Not Resist Cuddling please and thank you.
Hahaha this is brilliant, yes!
The power of Permission to Ask, and then Permission to Receive. Even if it doesn’t look “quite” like what you asked for…
And *Breathing* – yes, eight is good…
I want the superpower of knowing what to do with the Gifts that are neither Not Mine or Oh Boy, This is So Mine. They are interesting Gifts, but perplexing. Maybe they are Just Keep Them and They Will Reveal what Needs to be Done with Them. (That superpower kicked in even as I was typing!)
I also need one about Not Hurting the Giver when the Not My Gift has been released already. I think it has to do with making sure Brod Caster is in the sound-proof cell and not shouting, “The Giver Needs to Know that the gift is with Goodwill, already, and you don’t want any more gifts like it!”
Always Take A Book worked. Recognizing that my boundaries change Helpful Advice to Glowing Love also works. Going Only where I Need to Be Without Apology works.