Generations of youth and adults alike have revered the iconic superheroes for decades. Why? Because superheroes save the day, master superhuman powers, and often have a relatable “ordinary” alter ego.

However, the superhero phenomenon may actually foster the belief that an external figure is necessary in solving your life challenges.

Instead of depending on outside influences, such as “If only he would change,” why not save your own day, wield your own powers, and be your own superhero?

The following 15 ways to superpower yourself can even be wrapped into a personal superhero identity. Give yourself a name, conquer your demons, and win your own battles.

1. Wall-crawling
- Spiderman can stick to and walk up buildings and walls until he reaches the top.
- In superhero fashion, you can motivate yourself to stay on a project until completion and scale mountains till you reach your goals.

2. X-ray vision
- Superman has the ability to look through walls and sense the truth behind barriers.
- To elevate your understanding of situations, you can learn to see through the illusions of fear, drama, and negativity and intend to visualize clarity and transparency within all.

3. Lightening speed
- The Flash moves faster than light by focusing his energy and quickly arriving to help those in trouble.
- Tap into your own powers and manage your time, efforts, and priorities in an efficient yet productive manner. What you place value on becomes your priority. Examine how you spend your time and determine if your priorities are where they should be.

4. Strength
- The Incredible Hulk is notorious for his physical strength, often triggered by powerful, negative emotions and stress.
- When you are feeling mad or resentful, find your inner strength and channel that energy into resourceful ways of coping and problem-solving.

5. Heat vision
- Supergirl, the female counterpart of Superman, has heat vision to fire intense beams at opposing targets.
- Like Supergirl, you can melt away threats to inner peace and balance. Dissolve stress or negative forces by imagining powerful flames transforming blocked tension into free-flowing lava-like energy.

6. Freezing
- X-Men member Iceman has the cryokinetic power to freeze anything around him and even turn himself into ice for protection.
- For confusing situations that really have no clear solution or obvious path, you can put the situation on ice and freeze it until you have more clarity or additional information is revealed.

7. Flight
- Wonder Woman, among other superheroes, has the capability to fly.
- Apply her techniques to soar above problems by setting intentions for the highest and best outcomes, inspiring others, and avoiding naysayers. Detach from heavy drama and float above until you are ready to engage consciously from a place of love.

8. Sonar sense
- The fictional hero Daredevil has superhuman hearing to analyze events using a tuned-in auditory sense.
- Embrace your inner Daredevil and silence the mental critic and destructive self-talk. Stay in the present moment and listen attentively to divinely guided messages through meditation as well as physical conversations.

9. Elasticity
- Mr. Fantastic can stretch his body and limbs more than humanly possible to promote either positive outcomes or avert negative ones.
- Do you stretch yourself beyond your supposed limitations? You can’t keep doing the same thing and expect a different outcome. In order to reach your full potential, you need to challenge yourself past your comfort zone and any self-imposed obstacles.

10. Weave webs
- Along with her male counterpart, Spiderwoman has the unique ability to produce adhesive webbing from her hands to draw herself to or away from objects or circumstances.
- As a human being, your purpose is to realize your responsibility in weaving the life you desire and creating a reality based on your beliefs, thought patterns, and emotions.

11. Flexibility
- Elastigirl from the Incredibles has elastic flexibility. Her fictional character even portrays her power to be flexible in life as a mother of three holding the family together.
- Having flexibility in areas such as your schedule, relationships, and career adds to the positive qualities you can possess. By trusting in the process and being less rigid with respect to outcomes, you allow win-win solutions to present themselves with ease.

12. Accelerated healing
- Wolverine from the X-Men has the superpower to heal himself physically at an accelerated rate.
- Do you believe you are capable of healing physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual imbalances in your own life? Determine your level of belief and embrace the superhero, not victim, consciousness. Own your personal power and create healing on all levels.

13. Force field
- Comic book character Invisible Girl has the power to generate a field of energy around her body as protection.
- By shielding yourself in a bubble of white love and light, you protect yourself energetically from psychic attacks and draining etheric cord attachments. Intend for only healthy, positive energy to enter your reality and for undesired entities or dense energy to be lifted away and purified.

14. Inhalation
- Kirby, the video game hero, has a distinct quality that allows him to inhale antagonists and blow them out as well.
- You have the skill to release and clear harmful situations you’ve attracted. Breathwork is a healing tool. By visually and mechanically letting go of old or toxic people or situations, you ready yourself for the new to enter. Clear up energetic and physical clutter to make room for higher vibrational patterns.

15. Danger sense
- Many superheroes, such as the Green Lantern of the Justice League, have the ability to sense incoming danger.
- If you are stuck on a particular decision, connect with your intuition or “gut instinct” to help you choose. A combination of rational intelligence and insightful sense is a powerful tool for purposeful decision-making and determining the safety of a situation.

When you accept responsibility for your life, you realize that your ordinary self can and will function at superhero levels, and your extraordinary superself naturally emerges.

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Author's Bio: 

Alice Landry is a registered nurse, Certified Wellness Coach, and ACSM Certified Personal Trainer. She has a passion for teaching others how to heal their lives through personal growth and development, holistic living, and a focus on health and wellness. She has certifications in medical intuition, Reiki energy healing, meditation and angelic guidance. She is the author of AwesomeScopes inspirational messages and the eBooks The One Month Makeover and 101 Ways to Organize Home and Family. Alice writes for Examiner.com as the New Orleans Holistic Health Examiner and can be reached at divinewonders444@gmail.com.