Softening from inside the place of stuck
Sometimes when things get stuck or feel stuck, or I have gotten completely lost inside of the perception of Everything Is Stuck*, and am wheel-grinding hard, I just stop everything and make up some superpowers.
I like this practice because it is uncomplicated and light-hearted. Name what you want! Anything is a superpower!
Superpower of Ta Da! Anything Is A Superpower! Including This!
Change Your Luck
The act of naming and invoking asks me to bring to the forefront a more creative and playful part of me, which is its own superpower. And, this part is important, often this approach is much more effective at getting me past the sticky situations than trying to solve them from Thinky Brain.
Superpower of Solved Through Goofing Off!
Superpower of Add Some Dionysian to your Apollonian, if ya know what I mean!
The superpowers of naming superpowers include…
Superpower of Capitalization For No Reason Is Fun!
Superpower of Naming Is Invoking
Superpower of I Am A Namer Who Names!
Superpower of A New Name Transforms!
Superpower of Exclamation Points For Days!
Turning clues into superpowers…
I went to yoga while I was in Bend for dance, and the teacher said:
BEFORE THERE WAS ANYTHING, YOUR BODY KNEW HOW TO TAKE CARE OF ITSELF.
LET YOUR BODY DO ITS JOB.
How is that for a superpower for the month of Perspective + Wild Self-Treasuring? It’s amazing.
Come in, come in, superpower of What If I Can Trust My Body To Do Its Job. Come in, come in, superpower of Ready To Get Quiet Enough To Listen To My Body So I Can Get Better At Trusting.
Yes, calling in superpowers is a perfect practice for this month of Perspective, a shift in internal landscape. And of course self-fluency is all about the relationship between internal and external space.
Internal space = thoughts, feelings, sensation, perceptions, idea-sparks, stories, hypotheses, dreams, wishes, our many selves, entire landscapes within the kingdom of being, and everything from cells to respiratory system (oh, beautiful breath!) to connective tissue to enteric brain, a whole world of embodied aliveness.
External space = the outer form of body and the space immediately around us, expanding outward into our setting, our environment, culture, the air we breathe…
Changing something in one always changes something in the other, or in how we experience the other. This principle is at the very basis of self-fluency and Very Interior Design.
We can work in either direction, or both at the same time.
What superpowers do I want for this day of Righting/Writing?
- Laser Focus! Solved!
- I Am Treasure & I Know It
- Everything in a French Accent, aka Nothing Really Bothers Me aka Eet Eez Fiiiinnne (thanks to Marisa for this one!)
- I Know I Am The Queen (thanks, Laura!)
- Set It On Fire And Walk Away In Your Glory!!!
- Easy Deletion
- Five Breaths of Wild Appreciation for, as Star says, THE MESSY MAGNIFICENCE THAT IS THE LIFE YOU HAVE TO LIVE AND THE LOVE YOU GET TO HAVE FOR YOURSELF!
- Transforming Things Is My Favorite Game
- This Impossible-Seeming Thing Is A Fun Challenge And I Am The Olympian Superstar Of This Fun Challenge!
- The Wrong Choice Actually Refuels Me With Wild Motivation
- Anything Is Fuel For Inspiration
What are the next steps? What do I do when I can’t see the next step?
I can move myself in space aka Change My Place Change My Luck.
I can try feeling instead of seeing.
I can ask Slightly Wiser Me.
Really, it doesn’t matter what I try as long as I remember that I get to try things.
Self-fluency is basically the opposite of most other things in the category of self-helpery, for example, we do not ever say that Solution X Is The Solution, because that is silly and simplistic. Especially when X is really just A Thing That Happened To Work For Me.
Self-Fluency is based in People Vary and Let’s Take Exquisite Care Of Ourselves In The Ways That Works For Us In This Moment, and also about experimenting so we can become even more knowledgeable about what does work for us at different times.
I do not ever need your X to line up with mine.
No agenda about what you should try or how you should go about it, the whole point is you get to figure out which techniques appeal to you, and make them your own.
Superpower of rewriting the idea of next steps….
What are the Next Steps? I don’t know but what if the clue is in the letters?
Let STEP stand for whatever it stands for, maybe…
See The End Point
Serene Tranquil Ease of Play
Sixty Three Effortless Plenty
Sexy Times Emergence Period!
Let all next steps be right, which is also the superpower of whichever step I take is the right one because I took it.
Superpower of Dessert First
What does this mean, or what are some related superpowers of Dessert First?
- Consciously Choosing Pleasure
- PLEASURE TRANSFORMS THE EXPERIENCE
- Begin From Joy
- Begin From Breath
- mmmm, starting yoga time with shavasana is totally dessert first
- beginning a first date with a smoking hot kiss is also dessert first, I got to experience this not too long ago and it was [fire emoji for days]
- beginning a dance with intricate small detail, play and breath in closed position before moving into steps
- and right now napping instead of writing seems like a “bad” idea (a monster word if there ever was one, but this is what came up) and yet is this clearly the only thing I can do right now, it is indicated, and therefore it is the correct step, what if the nap is dessert-first, and the dessert is transformative?
I have a conundrum that I just do not know how to solve. Haha I just wrote salve instead of solve! Salves solve solutions, saved by the salves solution, superpowers of this etc.
Let’s transform this [situation that is being read as crisis/crucible] into the biggest miracle of all time with the superpower of PERSPECTIVE.
Aka You Wanted To Be Motivated/Inspired/Refueled And Ta Da Now You Are!
Aka the @jonnysun superpower of “I am only capable of working on things in zero stress or extreme stress situations, in all other situations u can find me laying down and patiently waiting until extreme stress kicks in”
Aka gloriously motivated to solve this mystery immediately.
Here’s to all the superpowers of Gloriously Motivated, what do they entail?
+ I AM A STAR
+ THIS IS WHAT I DO BEST
+ PLAY IS MY BIG WILD JOY
+ BORN TO SMOLDER
+ LET’S DO THIS, RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW
+ RAYS RAISE RAISED!
+ BOOM IT IS HAPPENING
What happens when we name superpowers?
We interrupt patterns and loops of behavior, and any unexamined internal narrative of stress-and-doom.
We activate the superpower of Receptive To Possibility, which is quite possibly my all-time favorite superpower, other than flying.
We remember that we get to shift perspective using language!
We stand differently and move differently, crown on.
We get to be surprised.
Invitation for this post!
Come name superpowers with me. Any you want. If one of someone else’s appeals to you, it is yours too. There is more than enough and then some.
You are also welcome to share !!!! or anything sparked for you here, riff on or explore any of the themes.
We remember that People Vary, we take care of ourselves as we need, we don’t give advice, this too is part of the life of Crown On.
Here’s how we meet each other here: with great kindness, appreciation and love.
Lots of heart-glow over here for you and everyone who reads, thank you for being here with me.