When my son was a baby, he had some serious medical treatments. I remember him being admitted to the hospital at one month old and having his head shaved for an intravenous because they couldn’t find a vein big enough anywhere else.
Prior to one medical event, the nurse said to me, you might want to stay outside; most Moms find it difficult to watch their kids cry as we do this (miscellaneous painful, procedure). Obedient, new Mom me, said okay. I waited outside, heard my child scream and then got SO angry.
That nurse didn’t know me.
What right did she have to tell me that I couldn’t cope with my child’s crying?
And how was it that I didn’t tell her that I could easily help my child to calm down? That my pain at his suffering was insignificant – that I wanted to help him more than I didn’t want to hear him cry?
I’ve been able to create a calm, safe space around people - even when they are in the middle of a total meltdown - for my whole life.
I was SO angry at myself, for totally ignoring my own truth and losing the opportunity to help my child.
That’s what happens when you ignore your super-powers, you lose the opportunity to help or heal someone else.
I know that the Nurse was only trying to be helpful and kind.
But she didn’t know ME.
And I didn’t know me either.
I learned from that experience. I call it a Never Again experience.
Never again have I let someone tell me what is too hard for me emotionally.
Never again have I forgotten that I can mutate energy – shift panic to safety; shift fear to possibility. I can’t explain how, all I know is that I create safe spaces.
What don’t you see about yourself?
Where have you lost the opportunity to provide your unique brand of help?
It’s really hard to see your superpowers because your brilliance hides inside.
If you want the ideal environment for discovering your superpowers and claiming them, join the Soul Sisterhood – Retreat/Mastermind/Coaching Program for Life Coaches.
Here is just a partial list of some of the super-powers that have been claimed by past retreat participants:
- Being a grounded and healing conduit for spirit;
- Providing a safe healing sanctuary;
- Sensing healers’ healing gifts;
- Laser-focused ninja coaching;
- Powerfully integrated masculine and feminine leadership.
Someone needs exactly what you’ve been given.