Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Power to Heal

Flying sounds cool. Invisibility seems sneaky, yet tempting. Some sort of power over time and space is one of the most intriguing of all for me. However, when it comes to the "super-power" I would like to have most of all, I finally discovered one (while reading The Power of Six) that I think is the one I would choose over all others: the power to heal.

I'm not really sure why this never occurred to me before, or why I never truly comprehended the magnitude of this power, but better late than never, right?

Four Ways Having the Power to Heal Could Change my Life:
  1. I would be healthy again (I'm not even sure how amazing that could feel)!
  2. I would regain my sense of adventure. Since I would no longer fear getting hurt permanently doing cool things like skydiving, mountain climbing, adventure running or even trapeze-ing (I should have done so much better at that!!), I would go for the gusto in all of my life endeavours!
  3. I would be able to really help others. Imagine visiting the ICU in any hospital and being able to help very single person there - That would be INCREDIBLE! Or imagine heading out to St. Jude's Children's Hospital to do the same! The good that could be done, the help that could be shared is absolutely immeasurable.
  4. I would have a green thumb. I would be able to heal the plants in my yard - oh! It would be so beautiful!
 The Great Responsibility versus The Great Numbers

As with any super power, the power to heal carries with it a great responsibility. I worry that I would require a sidekick, wise adviser or  some other grounded individual to remind me of this fact. It would be very easy to take my power and just live out all of my wildest dreams, or, on the other hand, become overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of the number of people who need to be healed. I hope that I could find someone to give me guidance and to help me strike the right balance between helping the world and having a fulfilled life.

A Mild Mannered Nicole Rivera?

It seems clear through this line of thought that a secret identity or alter-ego would be necessary in this type of livelihood. I already sport the glasses, which, I suppose I wouldn't really need anymore after gaining my healing powers. I am already set up for the simplest of disguises using the Clark Kent/Superman Model. This is fantastic! Believe it or not, I already have a cape, so I am on my way!

Unfortunately, that super-catchy name "the happy healer" has already been taken in a number of places, so I'll have to continue to work on my alter-ego, but, since I don't even have my powers yet, I guess this isn't something I have to worry about too much yet!

What do you think I should use as my "super" name?
What super-power would you like to have and how would you use it?


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    1 comment:

    1. Having the power to heal would be an amazing super ability, but like you said, the flip side is there are so many people who need healing. And how would it affect things like finding cures? You'd have to make sure that people don't stop doing that.