Sometimes, my son is brilliant. He came up with the question that titles this article. The other weekend I went to a holistic fair. For those who don’t know, it’s a fair for people who give psychic readings, are involved in things metaphysical, are into astrology, the energy of crystals, and for practitioners of holistic healthcare.
Because I knew a woman who was going to be there, (she has given me psychic angel readings when I’ve wanted more insight into issues involving my son), I asked my son if he had a question for her to answer. She uses her intuition to pose questions to her angels, who respond with loving, timely, and pertinent answers. We chatted for a few minutes about the kinds of questions he might want to ask. And then he came up with his question: what are my superpowers? Awesome question!
This is a boy whose brain doesn’t process his senses quite right. And he also has dyslexia. Because of these two things, and because he’s 9 and in the third grade, having to go to school and try to learn what they want him to learn, the way they want him to learn, leaves his self-esteem in the basement. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve heard him complain about being stupid, or that he can’t do anything well, or that he’s less than. It’s heart-breaking.
I’ve been doing my best to build up my son by constantly reminding him about his strengths, and what is special about him. And asking this question to this wonderful Angel Therapy Practitioner not only gave me a powerful message to give my son, but an equally powerful message for me.
My son’s biggest superpower is his unwavering, completely focused drive. At this point, it can be very annoying because he’ll get an idea in his head and bug me to death about it. He won’t let up… for days on end. And he doesn’t hear the word no. But, when he’s older, say, in his twenties and older, this drive will serve him well.
These days, he will see someone do or make something that interests him, and he instantly knows he can do or make the same thing. Of course, with his innocence and ignorance, it is not always the case. But at least he’s of the mindset that he can do it.
He knows that he is different from other kids, in that learning things in school doesn’t come easily. But one of his other superpowers is his ability to see solutions to problems that no one else will see, because of how his brain is wired. And with his drive, he will be a force to be reckoned with, when it comes to busting through brick walls of challenges.
His sense of right and wrong and treating other people well, is so strongly ingrained in him. He was born that way. Yes, we have led by example along the way; but I see that with his keen sense of empathy, this is just how he is. And because of this, I try to teach him to keep listening to his heart as he goes along. When he has a choice to make, if one feels better inside, that’s the way to go. If he continues to live a heart led life, he’ll do more than well.
So, what are his superpowers? His drive, his unwavering faith that he can create things, and his empathy and compassion. More than super!