Sunday, September 19, 2021

Tip#1259: The Recipe For Resilience, Part 65 – Super Me

This is Day 552 of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Toronto, Canada. 

I’ve noticed interesting synchronicities with Chinese themes ever since I saw the Shang-Chi movie on opening day two weeks ago. On one day I was feeling a little low a friend sent a link to a Qigong practice to help me cope. It reminded me I used to do these exercises daily many years ago to help me deal with depression. 

Qigong (qi gong, chi kung, chi 'ung, or chi gung) is a system of coordinated body-posture and movement, breathing and meditation used for the purposes of health, spirituality, and martial-arts training. It’s roots in ancient Chinese culture date back more than 4,000 years. 

See: Spring Forest Qigong Everyday 30 min.

And at a Value Village thrift store I found an amazing vintage shirt with an ornate martial arts design on the back. It was a dragon with 5 Claws and it represents a symbol of power reserved for emperors in many Chinese dynasties. I like to think this shirt has magical, empowering qualities when I wear it! 

I was then recommended by a friend to see a wild Chinese fantasy film on Netflix. He mentioned some scenes related to food so I was immediately hooked! I soon discovered that the movie had a deeper, healing message for me. It also continued the themes I wrote about in my previous post on taking full responsibility for creating your reality. 

Super Me (2019) 

The fantasy drama comedy film, Super Me, is about Sang Yu (Darren Wang) a struggling screenwriter discovering he has a special power to bring antiques and other valuables from his dreams into reality. This entertaining and visually stunning movie also stars Song Jia, Bingkun Cao and Shih-Chieh King.
See: movie trailer
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I watched this film twice because it had some weird moments and then the second viewing made more sense. The surreal dreams and scenes of becoming rich were fun while seeing Sang deal with depression and struggling to eat were heartfelt. There are also important life lessons about following your dream and the benefits and consequences of having instant success. 

What was fascinating are Freudian elements introduced in the story as deeper life lessons. In basic terms, Freud’s theory of the id, ego, and superego is that the id is our instincts, our basic desires. The ego is what stops us from going after our every whim and desire. The superego is the moral standard, criticism, or societal norms which we all follow. The movie hero faces all these aspects of himself and I found these themes a mirror for what I needed to balance or rebalance in my life. 

Synchronicities can be ways the universe is helping you keep your id, ego and superego in check. Movie heroes can also be mirrors for the decisions you make that create successes or consequences. Be a little more aware of the magical messages you receive today! 

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Related Tips:
Part 1 – COVID-19 – 6 Movie Tips
Part 2 – COVID-19 – The Hundred-Foot Journey

Part 3 – COVID-19 – The Biggest Little Farm

Part 4 – COVID-19 – This Is the End

Part 5 – COVID-19 – Runaway Bride

Part 6 – Splash

Part 7 – Julie & Julia

Part 8 – Paris Can Wait

Part 9 – The Client 

Part 10 – The Old Guard

Part 11 – The Farmer’s Daughter
Part 12 – Amélie

Part 13 – Hail the Conquering Hero – The Lady Eve

Part 14 – Back To School

Part 15 – Project Power – An American Pickle

Part 16 – The Secret: Dare to Dream 

Part 17 – Chadwick Boseman – 42 – Black Panther
Part 18 – Phenomenon
Part 19 – Mulan 2020
Part 20 – Waitress - Labor Day - Michael

Part 21 – Enola Holmes
Part 22 – Kiss the Ground
Part 23 – Top 5 Inspiring Thanksgiving Movie Scenes
Part 24 – Hubie Halloween 
Part 25 – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm 
Part 26 – The Queen’s Gambit   
Part 27 – Trading Places 
Part 28 – Greenland 
Part 29 – Logan’s Run 
Part 30 – Moonstruck 

Part 31 – Remember the Night
Part 32 – Tenet
Part 33 – Noel 
Part 34 – Soul
Part 35 – Feel Good Energy of Movies & TV Shows 
Part 36 – Last Holiday 1950 & 2006 
Part 37 – Synchronic 
Part 38 – Appetite for Love 
Part 39 – Tomorrowland
Part 40 – Cinderella 2015

Part 41 – Top Secret! – Real Genius 
Part 42 – Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind 
Part 43 – Coming 2 America
Part 44 – In & Of Itself 
Part 45 – Zack Snyder’s Justice League 
Part 46 – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 
Part 47 – Bill & Ted Face the Music 
Part 48 – Housesitter 
Part 49 – Tampopo
Part 50 – You’ll Never Get Rich 

Part 51 – The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
Part 52 – Avatar 2009 – Forest Bathing 
Part 53 – WarGames  
Part 54 – Oxygen 
Part 55 – Cruella 
Part 56 – History is Made at Night 
Part 57 – The Celestine Prophecy 
Part 58 – The More the Merrier 
Part 59 – Born a Champion 
Part 60 – Chef  

Part 61 – Night at the Museum Trilogy 
Part 62 – Free Guy 
Part 63 – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings  
Part 64 – Source Code   

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