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Rude Awakenings – the Birth of a Superhero


Rude Awakenings – the Birth of a Superhero

This post is an addendum to the Superhero gathering of Monday, August 11, 2014.  In addition to exploring the question about world changes, the shift, etc. the topic of the Superhero Awakening peeked out its ugly head.  And I say ugly, because the Superhero Awakening is anything but pleasant – for most of us anyway.  Even if we had parents who supported our emerging intuitive gifts and helped us find ways through our strange sensitivities (food, aromas, electronics, clothing fibers, lotions and cleansers, crowds, other people’s emotions, etc. etc. etc.), we are still subject to the often painful experience of the Superhero Awakening. Symptoms of a Superhero Awakening include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic Attacks
  • Hot Flashes
  • Death Chills
  • Nightmares
  • Social Anxiety
  • Sudden unexplained illnesses
  • A series of illnesses
  • Heart palpitations
  • Strange “memories”
  • Mystical or Peak experiences
  • A strong desire to escape – typically through mood-altering substances
  • Symptoms akin to ADD


All of these are things that Western Medicine wants to medicate, suggesting that when these symptoms arise, there is something WRONG with us.  Indigenous cultures, on the other hand, recognize these as signs that there is something very RIGHT with us and acknowledge these symptoms as the awakening of a healer/shaman….an ancient word for SUPERHERO!  Indigenous cultures then provide the education and support needed by an emerging Superhero so that they can realize the fullness of their gift and then share these gifts for the betterment of the tribe/world.


The New Superheroes hopes to do just that – help support those who are emerging in our culture as Superheroes, to give you the affirmation you need for your emerging gifts and provide the resources and tools through which you can learn to use your gifts, for your own fulfillment and in service to the betterment of our world. The world needs Superheroes…..the world needs you.


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I am a trained, professional Spiritual Director, Author and Hands-on Healer. I offer services, programs and classes that empower you to hear the voice of the Divine that speaks from within you. It is the voice of the Divine that leads us to our highest truth, to the discovery and cultivation of our gifts and to a life of Authentic Freedom where we know contentment, compassion and joy. Your truth will set you free!