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« Topic Start: April 28, 2011, 02:31:59 pm »

for me, it's being in fresh air; taking in/feeling the wind. it clears my mind and helps me center and refreshes me.

what does it for you?
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« Reply #1: April 28, 2011, 11:23:56 pm »

for me, it's being in fresh air; taking in/feeling the wind. it clears my mind and helps me center and refreshes me.

what does it for you?

The same.  Being in fresh air, feeling the wind on my face and taking a deep breath.  It helps me calm if I'm feeling stressed or upset, helps me let go of any negativity and helps me center.  I almost always feel much more refreshed and settled afterward. 
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« Reply #2: April 29, 2011, 12:58:31 pm »

The same.  Being in fresh air, feeling the wind on my face and taking a deep breath.  It helps me calm if I'm feeling stressed or upset, helps me let go of any negativity and helps me center.  I almost always feel much more refreshed and settled afterward. 

thanks for your reply.

it's kind of interesting; my mother used to gain a great deal of energy from walking in/being in new york city. the family used to make jokes about how we could visibly see her gain energy and be more positive and centered from it. that environment used to do for her what feeling the wind does for you and me.

i'm thinking that people might gain energy from sources that i might not ever think of.
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« Reply #3: May 09, 2011, 03:01:16 pm »

what does it for you?

Water does it for me - showers are wonderful, but immersing my feet in the ocean is the single best. Flowing water helps.
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« Reply #4: May 12, 2011, 02:52:30 pm »

Water does it for me - showers are wonderful, but immersing my feet in the ocean is the single best. Flowing water helps.

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« Reply #5: May 13, 2011, 04:46:14 pm »

for me, it's being in fresh air; taking in/feeling the wind. it clears my mind and helps me center and refreshes me.

what does it for you?

It depends on what state I am in. Sometimes just meditating will do it. I get realy refreshed if I take a walk outside bare foot, it realy helps me connect with the Earth. I will lean my back up against the old oak tree and listen to and feel the beings around me. It realy grounds me. When I am feeling realy scattered I hold my kyanite or an onyx or another stone that feels right and just lay directly on the grass. Working with my garden and taking care of plants and nature does it too. All this is if I need to feel refreshed and grounded.

If I wanted more of a mobile refreshment I just go outside and feel the sun and or rain on my skin an breathe deeply. A good portion of a person's body detoxes through breathing. I feel less burdened down after I do that. When it is windy outside I stand facing the wind and let it air out my aura, bring fresh energy in and dissapate anything I no longer need. I also go running and sometimes when I do I feel like I am flying inside. Any chance I get I also whistle back to the birds or watch the squirrels and other critters scamper around.

I also love being in the water too, taking baths and standing in a rain shower. I used to go swimming but, the area I live in now has no good natural places to go swimming. I remember when we went to Vermont(my family and I), we got lost and ended up driving the senic route by a big forest. We stumbled apon a beautiful but small waterfall. I splashed myself al over with that pure wonderful water and it was like I was washing my spirit. Just being by an ocean, river, or other body of water, even better when it is moving.

There are times when I just need peace and warmth and I will light a candle or burn some inscense and watch it burn. Sometimes I build a small fire and take care of it. I feel it's warmth and vitality, and when I need to liven things up I dance and sing a little ways away from it while watching it. I also ike cooking and preparing a good meal for my family and I to enjoy. When we all sit down to Eat and we are in each other company it makes me feel good.

Sometimes my family and friends will unexpectedly snap me out of a doldrum with just the right words or invitation. The sense of community I get from them helps me get through especialy if I am having a difficult time. We all help each other like that. I don't rely on them for all my strenght however.

My faith in CREATOR and the spirits gives me strenght. I know that if I have a problem I go and talk to them. Now that does not mean that they will intantly solve it for me, but they listen and sometimes they help me out or offer advice. Just knowing they are there is a huge relief. It lets me know that even if I did lose everything material and all of my other connections they would still be there.

There are still times though when I just want to be left alone for a little while. When I give myself me time and spend time nurturing myself or relaxing refreshes me. I have established the boundary that if I am taking care of myself by taking a nap,  rubbing my feet, stretching or just otherwise giving myself some time, that I will be left alone unless it is an emergency.

Sorry this went on so long. This is what refreshes my spirit and helps give me strength. To sum it up, my connection whith all that I love and knowing that we all suport each other.
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« Reply #6: May 16, 2011, 10:19:04 am »

for me, it's being in fresh air; taking in/feeling the wind. it clears my mind and helps me center and refreshes me.

what does it for you?

Going on hikes, where I can really be surrounded by trees and natural features for a while, but a quick walk outdoors can help too. Also simple breathwork meditation.
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« Reply #7: May 24, 2011, 02:06:50 pm »

It depends on what state I am in.


that was a great post. thank you <g>
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« Reply #8: May 24, 2011, 02:11:28 pm »

that was a great post. thank you <g>

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 I just find that there are different imbalances that throw me off and the correct method restores me alot better than useing something else. Like if I am feeling weighted down, than letting the wind carry way the suppressive energy works alot better for me than grounding.
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« Reply #9: May 24, 2011, 03:59:23 pm »

Water does it for me - showers are wonderful, but immersing my feet in the ocean is the single best. Flowing water helps.

Me too, although I like rivers and lakes the best. Water is definitely my element, though. Animals, too. Especially if I'm really upset, if my horse comes oer and loves on me it just makes me feel instantly happier. Smiley
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« Reply #10: May 24, 2011, 05:25:54 pm »

for me, it's being in fresh air; taking in/feeling the wind. it clears my mind and helps me center and refreshes me.

what does it for you?

I just came back from yoga class - exercising in a moderate way combined with meditation has done the trick for me every time  Smiley

Other than that, it depends on my state of mind - sometimes, especially after the rain, a walk in nature (preferrably the woods) calms me and I feel much more energetic afterwards. Sometimes it's listening to music that helps me feel stronger. Rainbow's "Stargazer" has become my personal "power song", so to speak, that I always listen to when I know I'll have to approach a situation in which I need to be strong.

And then sometimes it's being at a certain place. I spent a week in Cork in 2009, and basically from the moment that I stepped off the plane, I was at peace. I don't know what it is about the city that made me so happy and at one with myself, but I definitely felt so much better just being there *misses Ireland*
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« Reply #11: May 24, 2011, 05:48:01 pm »

it's kind of interesting; my mother used to gain a great deal of energy from walking in/being in new york city. the family used to make jokes about how we could visibly see her gain energy and be more positive and centered from it. that environment used to do for her what feeling the wind does for you and me.

i'm thinking that people might gain energy from sources that i might not ever think of.

I'm a cross between you and your mother, which is probably why I live the way I live: in the heart of NYC, but by the greatest of luck (certainly not thanks to great wealth!) in an apartment with a roof garden.

There is a tremendous amount of energy in NYC, positive and negative, and the key to thriving here is to know how to tap into that positive energy while insulating your life from the negative (it sounds like a cliche, but it's true). And as with your mom, I find that walking this city generates a big boost. (Heck, walking anywhere; it's almost a form of meditation for me.)

On the occasions when the negative manages to creep in, I can retreat to the roof garden, where there's boundless sky, growing things, fresh air and breezes...and I'm whole again. (I could never serve on a submarine or on a mission to Mars, spending weeks or months at a time locked in a tin can; denied air and the sky, I would be suicidal within a day, tops.)

Winter, however, sucks. Most of my replenishing sources are denied me; the roof garden is asleep and inhospitable, and in bad weather Manhattan can be such a gray torment that I end up on meteorological lockdown.

(Great question, BTW. I don't know why I'm only finding it now.)
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« Reply #12: May 25, 2011, 12:58:27 am »

what does it for you?

Praying & connecting to my Gods.  I would be so lost without Them.
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« Reply #13: June 01, 2011, 05:16:06 pm »

for me, it's being in fresh air; taking in/feeling the wind. it clears my mind and helps me center and refreshes me.

what does it for you?

Practising martial arts, walking the dog, taking in the sea air
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« Reply #14: June 17, 2011, 03:21:55 am »

for me, it's being in fresh air; taking in/feeling the wind. it clears my mind and helps me center and refreshes me.

what does it for you?

It really depends.
In the morning, a shower seems to sort of wash away all the staleness of the day before, and get me prepared for everything. Cooking food for my roommate or my family also motivates me and gets me energized. At night, I like dim lights, and my once-daily cigarette. Then I usually meditate before I rest.
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