Energy Work Basics Part 2: What Lifts Your Spirit?

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Remember, everything is made of energy. Each of us has an energy field. Our thoughts and emotions extend beyond our physical bodies and influence the people and spaces around us. The energy of thoughts and emotions hangs around in spaces after the people have left.

Get a pen and paper. Quickly write down as many things as possible that lift your spirit. A tip to make sure you get down all the important ways to lift your spirit: Think physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Now write!

Look over your list.

What "physical" ways to lift your spirit did you record?

Physical activities: dancing, exercise, playing sports, hiking, playing a musical instrument, and gardening.

Sights: beautiful objects, nature, a good-looking guy or gal, flowers, pets, rainbows.

Sounds: children's laughter, your favourite music, waves crashing on the shore, rain on the roof.

Smells: baking bread, a whiff of perfume, the aroma of freshly-brewed coffee, the air after a spring rain.

Tastes: biting into an orange, chocolate, eating.

Touch: the feel of silk on your skin, a romantic interlude, a luxurious soak in a tub, a massage, the earth between your fingers or toes, the wind in your face as you sail.

What mental ways did you write down?

Crossword puzzles; reading books: fiction: mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, historical, thrillers, epics and plays, and non-fiction: biographies, science, travel, self-improvement, and inspirational; playing cards and board games; learning something new; planning a trip; figuring something out.

What emotional ways did you identify?

Spending time with friends and family, vacations, laughter, joyful activities.

What spiritual things did you list?

Meditation, worship, volunteering, listening to beautiful music, being in the moment, gratitude, being in nature.

Did you find it was difficult to separate the ways that uplift your spirit into the different categories? That's okay. It helped to make sure you remembered the important ways.

Next, are the ways you recorded regular parts of your life? Which ones are? Which ones are not? What would it take to make the underused ways regular parts of your life?

Now, take a few minutes and plan how to make the 3 ways you miss the most a regular part of your life. Put your plan into action. You'll be glad you did!

When you lift your spirit, you raise your vibration. And as you learned in Energy Work Basics Part 1, you feel "better" and "lighter" when your spirits are high. And so do the people around you!

Karen Titanich and Bonnie Hutchinson of SPIRIT Connections work with the energy of people, places and situations. Discover the secrets of working with energy. Visit

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