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Wonder Woman’s true superpower

“If you need to stop an asteroid, you call Superman. If you need to solve a mystery, you call Batman. But if you need to end a war, you call Wonder Woman.”–Gail Simone
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Anyone who has ever attended one of my workshops knows I LOVE Wonder Woman. I have t-shirts, action figures, even underwear.

On New Year’s Day, a group of us were talking about last year’s movie. Most of us gushed praise, raved about Gal Gadot’s unquestionable badassery. Except for one naysayer: “I thought it was too violent.”

That got me to thinking. A true changemaker would never perpetuate the “old way.” A true changemaker would see that slaying bad guys just keeps the crazy going.

We will never be truly free until we move beyond the mistaken belief that bad guys exist.

Which is sorta what Lesson Six says: I am upset because I see something that is not there.

So sure, I can work to overcome all the “evils,” the “bad guys,” the “problems.”

Or I can retrain my mind to see a different reality.

Don’t get me wrong. I still LOVE Wonder Woman. I will still take her action figure to my workshops. I will continue to stand in Wonder Woman pose.

And I will remind myself (three times today, according to my Workbook lesson) that just like movies aren’t real, all those upsets I think I see are nothing but holograms that will radically change, not by fighting them, not by poking spears into their guts, but when I train my mind to see them differently.

Pam Grout is the author of 19 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the just-released, Art & Soul,Reloaded: A Year-Long Apprenticeship to Summon the Muses and Ignite Your Daring, Audacious, Creative Side.

22 Responses

  1. I love, love, love this line in your piece as a beautiful reminder to stay in my decision and why it is beneficial to do so as we think that we can think one way and do another way:

    “A true changemaker would never perpetuate the “old way.” A true changemaker would see that slaying bad guys just keeps the crazy going.

    We will never be truly free until we move beyond the mistaken belief that bad guys exist.”

    Thank you for this timely reminder, which was obviously meant just for me!

  2. I am really enjoying your comments on the daily lessons of A Course in Miracles. I’ve done the lessons three years in a row and was wondering if/whether I should do them again this year (ACIM totally changed my life). Reading your comments is a refreshing new way to work them. Thank you!

  3. I am new to a course in miracles but I am reading it this year because of the comments made by Pam. However, I am really stymied by the idea that Sandy Hook and the Holocaust were illusions or holograms. People suffered and died. Children died. If I change my mind about these horrors, they will simply become unreal? I appreciate all the help you have to offer.

    1. All I can say, is keep doing the lessons. It will become clear. Your Ego is going to put up a fight.

  4. Hey Pam!
    Sent you a photo under a separate email! The following comes from one of your emails from ages ago! I share it with my 7th grade girls when they are anxious ‘bout public speaking or sharing in a group!! You inspire me to be a better teacher!

    “Scientists have proven that when you stand like Wonder Woman (fists on waist and legs spread in what Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy calls a power pose) you lower your cortisol levels and boost your testosterone.” Pam Grout

    Love being “one” with you and our Creator, as we understand!

    Light and Love,

  5. I have read some of the lessons in ACIM years ago and at times wondered if I was really understanding the message. Your words and scenarios help immensely!

    Thank you for taking the time to create this beautiful bridge to share with all of us !

  6. I am so very glad I am not the only one who thought it was too violent! I kept saying ( much to the annoyance of my kids and husband) why is she any better than all the rest of the super hero’s if she is still fighting fights with violence? It was glaring to me even beyond her awesome badassery. I wanted them to use their wits and intelligence like most women do not braun.

  7. I used this one for our petulant leader so I stopped wanting to stick spears in him. You nailed it in helping to understand this lesson. I’ve never had so much fun studying ACIM. Thanks for that. It helps it stick better.

  8. This is my first time studying ACIM and I cannot thank you, Pam, enough for taking the time to provide more enlightenment for each lesson. You are giving me the impetus to finish writing up my PhD thesis at the age of 68! I will also certainly use the ‘Wonder Woman’ pose and pass it on to all my students (who all have learning differences).

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