The Super S’s
Solace, Solitude, Serenity, Sovereignty. The Super S's. At first glance, these words seem to carry a common theme and exude a common feeling. But when you dig into their greater meanings, they are able to stand alone but also build on each other. There's a complementary and cumulative effect that occurs when all the S's get to play together in the same sandbox.
Our souls crave each of the Super S's, which nurture and rejuvenate our mind, spirit, and body. When we feel overwhelmed, energetically depleted, or simply a bit off-balance, turning to the Super S's for relief and recalibration is key. Check in with yourself to determine which one/ones you are missing in your life. Here's a quickie guide to each Super S to easily identify what needs more attention and acknowledgement.
Finding respite, relief, release.
Our souls need a break from time to time. In a world where multi-tasking is glorified and overachievement is rewarded in everyday life, it has become necessary to find creative ways to embrace solace. "And in Life's noisiest hour, There whispers still the ceaseless Love of Thee, The heart's Self-solace and soliloquy. You mould my Hopes, you fashion me within." ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge
What soothes your soul? Whose presence do you feel most comfortable being around? What frame of mind feels most "at home" for you?
Solace comes from within, but can also be enhanced by people, places, situations, activities. "Find joy and solace in the simple, and cultivate your utopia by feeling the Tao in every cubic inch of space." ~Wayne Dyer
Experiencing environmental and spiritual alone time.
Getting quiet, finding space and time to get away from the hustle and bustle is an elixir for the soul. Finding alone time, "me-time" or even a quick brain break can be quite refreshing and set the stage for spiritual and physical reset. "A man can be himself only so long as he is alone, and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom, for it is only when he is alone that he is really free." ~Arthur Schopenhauer
What type of setting feels warm and cozy to you? Where do you go to do your best creative work? Where do you dream of going to "just be?"
Creating a sacred space or carving out time to unplug during a typical day can help you rejuvenate and recalibrate. "The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind." ~Albert Einstein
Enjoying environmental and spiritual peace and quiet without disturbance or chaos.
Going within, tapping into your inner knowing, blocking out the noise, listening to the stillness. Ah, that's better! When we connect to nature and Source, we live from a heart-centeredness instead of a worldly egoic place. This creates a placid revival for our souls. "Returning to the source is serenity." ~Lao Tzu
When do you self-reflect most easily? What time of day provides you with the stillness you desire? What connections do you gravitate toward when you need peace?
Nature abhors a vacuum, but it can falter in chaos. As humans, we don't thrive without connection, we also don't thrive in chaos. "The trees, the flowers, the plants grow in silence. The stars, the sun, the moon move in silence. Silence gives us a new perspective." ~Mother Theresa
Embracing self-reliance and autonomy.
Moving about the world according to the needs of your Higher Self creates your own unique way of expressing your purpose and value. Trusting your inner resources and living your truth is where you "reign" supreme. "Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead life to sovereign power." ~Alfred Lord Tennyson
When have you felt most empowered? How often do you tell yourself "I've got this!" What is your favorite way to express your truth? "Sovereignty being your most empowered, unhindered, emergent self as a human being; where you use who you are as a human to express who you are as a soul." ~Lee Harris
Let the Super S's guide you forward. Give yourself what you need, as you need it and embrace the richness of life. Lean into who you are, trust who you are, be who you are, express who you are. "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..." ~Dr. Seuss from Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Author: Madison Akridge