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Posted: 11 April 2014 - 10:28 AM
LR2014...You are AWESOME! I remember that It was certainly a hoarding "superpower" that saved those men and alas the ENTIRE WORLD (own it...we own everything else... so why not take our rightful place in how we bring good to the world)...hehehe (that one's for you Dave ;). I know exactly what you are talking about and have gone through great lengths to avoid people being able to see the insides of my car when my superpowers got out of control :) I am learning to boldly claim the strengths I have at this point in my life as I lived weighed down by my deficits for far far to long. I learned to look at one area of my life were I feel confident and wouldn't you know it... I find my superpower glowing brilliantly in balance saving the world in only a way that I can. I am amazingly creative just as you are LR2014. It is true that I did not harness my creativity correctly and coulda/shoulda seen the better direction to lovingly care for myself. Now, and only just know I am learning to "just have the plumbing fixed" and take one more step towards profound freedom. Thank you so much for replying...I am coming out of my self imposed isolation...will you join me?

Me--- spinning around with my arms wide open just because it feels good!
Posted: 11 April 2014 - 08:31 AM
Thanks for the idea for the new thread, Krissy.
I have read on this site and probably elsewhere that people with hoarding issues are amazingly adaptable. For example, some of us, when an appliance breaks or we start having a plumbing issue, may go to great lengths to "get around the problem" instead of getting it fixed by a professional (oftentimes because of being embarrassed to have someone come inside and see our homes). I have had that issue. While it's good to start working toward the idea of taking better care of myself by actually getting things properly fixed and in a timely manner, I think that it's worth noting that my methods for "getting around the problem" often are an indication that I have a creative mind. I can be a creative problem solver. That is a skill that can be valuable to me and to others, if I will use it in a helpful context.

I am reminded of the Apollo XIII movie (which, for you younger folks who weren't around in the Apollo days, is based on a very true story). After something went wrong on the mission, the new "mission" for NASA became not getting these astronauts to the moon but getting them back to earth alive. Many problems had to be solved quickly and creatively for their lives to be saved. At one point, it became necessary to invent a new device using only the materials on board the spacecraft in order to fix a certain problem. The "rocket science" minds at NASA had already played their roles in solving certain other mission problems. But this particular problem didn't take rocket science to involved creative thinking, creative use of materials on hand, creative construction. The lives of three men depended on creative thinking.the very kind of thinking that some of us are able to do.

Today I can be grateful for having the ability to think creatively. Rather than use my creative thinking ability to further my isolation or to let that creativity to get out of balance in my life, I can be open to using it in positive ways that could be truly helpful to me and to others. Kept in proper balance and used wisely, my creative thinking can be a tremendously positive force in my life.
Posted: 10 April 2014 - 04:31 PM
we have much to contribute to the world (as long as we don't keep it to ourselves :)

So is there double entendre going on here? :)

Life Makeovers by Cheryl Richardson. By my calculation, I am supposed to be on chapter 14, are we having fun yet?

I will have to consider you a synchronistic provider of humor for the week. :)
Posted: 10 April 2014 - 12:19 PM
Oh yeah! It's most certainly a "skill set" that only heros are made of!!! LOL. Consider the amazingness of who you are and then work can reveal a lot...we have much to contribute to the world (as long as we don't keep it to ourselves :)
Posted: 10 April 2014 - 12:05 PM
Oh MY! The hoarding superheroes comic book!

Thanks for posting the idea. I've gotten as far as Mrs Dave says "it's nice to share", in regard to not buying something or not buying all of something on a shelf.

I'd not gotten to the point of excercising "superpowers" and enjoying a transient part of the world around us. Thank you for revealing another step of the journey!
Posted: 10 April 2014 - 11:22 AM
By looking at our strengths
we can find the inspiration and courage
to transform our lives
and discover
PROFOUND freedom!

I have come to realize that how I function in this world is a bit funny...I now laugh when I see an item and it begins to sparkle and shine in so many beautiful ways. I think it can be beautiful to see "special" in something that few people do. I love that I have an idealized view of reality and when I use my "superpower" appropriately it can be profoundly freeing and joyful. With practice I don't have to keep my sparkly shiny beautiful object. I don't have to have keep it forever safe. It can be like the difference between the satisfaction of smelling the beautiful fragrance of a flower while knowing you are not going to eat it ...heheheh. Does that make sense? We can appreciate so much in something and not buy it. We can, like the flower, leave it behind for others to appreciate as well.
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