Your Magical Super Powers

Sometimes people don’t realise they have magical super powers, but everybody does.  If you have imagination, creativity or intuition, those things are so far out of the realm of something explainable by a mechanistic, deterministic model, that they can only be categorised as magical (at least until further notice).  So is consciousness, for that matter.  Magical!  They are also superpowers, because the power to imagine, create, intuit, or to be self-aware is all that anybody needs to change the world.  Think about how much power is contained in a good idea, executed well.

The problem with having superpowers is that you must use them for good and not for evil.  Those are the rules, laid down in countless comic books.  I don’t make them up.  Unfortunately, it has to be said that some people do, indeed, use their powers for deception and manipulation, instead of enlightenment and edification.  That’s regrettable.  Maybe being more self-aware would cause those people to reflect and change their habits.

Perhaps they don’t really believe their magical superpowers are so powerful, because they feel compelled to take a meagre salary and uphold somebody else’s vision, for fear of trying out their superpowers on their own, for their own good purposes.  Using your creativity to hide and explain away the excesses of powerful elites, for example, is a sign of lack of confidence in that power that you possess.  A confident owner of their power of creativity would feel no need to acquiesce in that project.  They wouldn’t sell themselves out so short.

All that said, your superpowers are not unlimited.  When you first try to use your magical superpowers to make a positive dent in the universe, you think you can work all hours, every day, without let up.  This turns out to be wrong.  You can’t.  Using your superpowers takes energy and focus.  Those things are limited by human biology and physiology.  I’ve just recently finished doing some research on this.  You really have to revive and refresh, at regular intervals, by taking a walk in the sunshine, taking time to muse and daydream, sleeping enough and eating nutritiously, or the vehicle that contains those magical superpowers, your body, begins to let you down.  When your body lets you down, your superpowers are compromised and no longer as powerful as they used to be.

The best way to maximise the productivity, efficacy and power of your magical superpowers is to husband that scarce and precious resource, so that you can draw on it when you need it.  Exhausting yourself, burning yourself out, is just a waste of your magic.  Pacing yourself means that your superpowers are fully-charged and sharp, when you need to make use of them.  You can do a lot with tools like that.

Of course, somebody that possesses magical superpowers is a superhero.  And so you are.  Isn’t that wondrous and wonderful?



About tropicaltheartist

You can find out more about me here: There aren’t many people that exist in that conjunction of art, design, science and engineering, but this is where I live. I am an artist, a musician, a designer, a creator, a scientist, a technologist, an innovator and an engineer and I have a genuine, deep passion for each field. Most importantly, I am able to see the connections and similarities between each field of intellectual endeavour and apply the lessons I learn in one discipline to my other disciplines. To me, they are all part of the same continuum of creativity. I write about what I know, through my blogs, in the hope that something I write will resonate with a reader and help them enjoy their own creative life more fully. I am, in summary, a highly creative individual, but with the ability to get things done efficiently. Not all of these skills are valued by the world at large, but I am who I am and this is me. The opinions stated here are my own and not necessarily the opinion or position of my employer.
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2 Responses to Your Magical Super Powers

  1. trellabrazil says:

    Thank you. I have been torn about my ambitions, about the fear that I need to be a “HERO” to achieve then, and the more loving and easy going part of me does not think being a hero/work a holic or very driven person is desirable. This post about PACING your magic powers, or hero mode is great, as I can have the best of both – relaxed and zen like, while parsing out some hours of the day to produce, write music and learn amazing feats on jazz guitar.

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