Don’t we all love the hero’s tale of coming upon impenetrable hardships only to realize the seeming blockade had only been a temporary hiccup, one of many on the way to the prize of peace? This story played out in almost every movie, from Star Wars to On Golden Pond. The journey mapped out in ancient and modern myths and documented brilliantly in Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces.

Superhero movies really pluck my strings. For more than a year before Man of Steel came out, I allowed myself to be as giddy as a kid before Christmas about it.  As a child I’d dream so intently about having a power that made me stand above the mundane, fantasizing about sharing my secret with only a select few.

The story of the hero appeals to us and is told in media of all sorts across every culture because we all know on some level that we too are heroes facing Herculean challenges. When we’re in the throws of a personal epic disaster, our tribulations can stop our world in its tracks; walls of grief, guilt, or fear appear which seem inescapable, until time passes and you find yet again that you’re still here, and maybe even sporadically happy. Perhaps you’ll look back on the adversity and laugh or at least know you’ve learned something from it.

Is it possible we’re all playing out not simply the tale of a plain Jane, but of a Clark Kent?  Could it be that ours is the legend of the Super Beings who forgot themselves; got lost in a belief in weakness and manifested all the horrors of death that come with ignoring the powers that make you great? Are we like God in the Hindu parable who wanted to become a cow, but once a cow forgot he was God?  Despite leagues of gods trying to wake him up, this being of limitless power and ability is stuck on chewing cud.

I understood early on that I could make whatever I wanted out of my life.  My mother was clear in sharing this opportunity, I never felt pressured to become anything but that which would make me happy.  Given this freedom, I asked myself, where are the superheroes?  The titans of humanity that seemed to possess power otherworldly had names like Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr, Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa, Moses, Jesus, Siddhartha, Mohammed, and Krishna. These people did something in their lives that make them look like superheroes compared to the status quo. The powers they wielded in the end that made them so unique? Focus. love and forgiveness.

Jesus was one of the biggest badasses to walk the earth, not because he was bad, but because he was so glaringly good; he wouldn’t tolerate corruption and that made him a rebel.  A teacher who fanned the flame of righteousness in his audience. Love your neighbours unconditionally, forgive them if they try to hurt you, they have yet to feel the love that is available to them, therefore they know not what they do.  The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand, but you’re not going to see it while you’re caught up in hate and the belief in our separation.  These miracles I can do, you can do too, and greater, and you only need a pea-sized amount of pure faith to make it so. I’d rather be crucified than deny that I Am Divine, we’re all Immortal, I’ll prove it to you by being in touch after you bury me.  I’ll visit you from the realm of the Ascended Masters, a realm to which you are openly invited, you just need to start resonating with the population there.

If there is one superpower we’ve heard tell about historically, it’s the ability to bring forth miracles.  If I were to advise any sincere seeker of superpowers what thread to follow, it would be to seek out information on what catalyzes those miracle workers. Is it simply faith?  What happens when you have faith enough to take the first step?  If seek and ye shall find is the dictate, will I find knowledge that takes miracles out of the realm of faith and into the realm of practical laws, currently hidden, yet forever at our service?  Is there an exact science that can be understood and experienced which leverages our connection to an unseen Source of All?

If I wanted to model a person like Martin Luther King or the Saintly Mother Theresa, how would I need to act?  I suppose I would need to love and to expect the best even when faced with the worst seeming hardships.  I would have to train my mind to become something other than it is now, with its depression, snap judgments and condemnations. Rather than seeing enemies, I would see brothers calling out for the love they mistakenly think has been stolen from them.  I’d have to help those in need and address those problems people will fight me for addressing, true to my own moral compass, set on love and the truth of our unity as siblings of One Family.

What would happen if a person becomes so supportive and in-line with the most sublime laws of the universe, that he merges with them? Losing himself totally in unconditional love and support for the whole, forgoing thoughts concerning the wellbeing of the self, and therefore aligned with the Beneficent Supporter of All That Is.  Was it this alignment Jesus was speaking of when he made the claim he and his father were one?  Was it the power in this harmony with the laws of the universe that awakened his dormant abilities to mentally re-form matter, as if in a dream, to heal people, walk on water, or turn water into wine?

It may be in your best interest to remember again that you can have, be, or do whatever you want in this life, and since this is the case, what’s the highest and best type of Superhero you can imagine unfolding through this endless experience?

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~ quote by Marianne Williamson