7 Ways to Quickly Recharge Your Spirit
I went to the doctor last month and complained about a recent surge of middle-of-the-night insomnia. Her prescription? Meditation.
This shouldn’t have been a surprise to me. It’s been a couple of years since I meditated with any consistency. I dropped the practice when I moved to a new home and realized that I was no longer meditating during my morning sessions but ruminating.
This is not at all a productive way to start your day. So I let the practice go trusting that it would resurface when the timing was right.
Apparently that time is now.
The day after my doctor’s appointment I sat outside on my porch in the sunshine and focused on my breath. Soon after an image not unlike Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man popped into my mind but with lightening bolts coming out from the arms, legs, and head.
After a few minutes it occurred to me that I could just ask the image what its purpose was.
It immediately replied: “Recharge.”
Oh! I was recharging my spirit. Hahaha – how lovely!
The image hasn’t returned since then but I’ve been enjoying a renewed meditation practice.
And my sleep? Back to normal.
In our fast-paced, busy-focused lives it can be very easy not to take the time to recharge our spirits. Not being able to sleep through the night was my literal “wake-up call” that I needed to slow down and reconnect to myself.
Does Your Spirit Need a Recharge?
Giving yourself permission to take this time – even for just a few minutes a day – can boost your productivity exponentially – far more than finding the right day planner or perfecting your to-do list.
Below are 6 additional ways to quickly recharge your spirit. I would also encourage you to tune into your body and ask what your spirit needs – these are always the best answers.
How to Quickly Recharge Your Spirit
Take a hot bath with Epsom salts. Water is a conduit. It is representative of the flow of energy. Often people can meditate, pray, or receive spiritual guidance from the floor of their bathtub more easily than anywhere “spiritual”. The salts are very detoxifying which creates even more flow inside your body.
Send love to someone you don’t know. I used to do this on the Washington DC Metro during my morning commute. Pick someone that looks like they need a boost and just send them loving energy. Another way I’ve done this is when I am walking or running I imagine trails of gold energy flowing behind me.
Move your body to music. This is a one-two punch. Music is packed with energy that can literally reset your mood instantly. Combine this with yoga, dancing, a run outside and you’ve got yourself a powerful – and very quick – recharging strategy.
Listen. What is your body requesting? More sleep? Movement? Fulfilling food? Fresh air? Quiet? Laughter? Deeper breathing? Tune in to what your body is saying – it is literally communicating with you all the time. Listen with an open mind and see what you really need in this moment.
Release Emotion. Sometimes feelings get stuck inside for too long so I use a tear-jerker movie or download my thoughts in a journal to move these emotions through. Maybe you have pent up frustration, fear, anxiety, etc. That’s OK. Feel It. It won’t take you over. Often our energy is used up in resisting emotions rather than the emotion itself. Imagine these emotions are the ocean and you are on the shore. Feel Them. Acknowledge Them. Let them flow through. A literal well-spring of energy awaits on the other side of releasing trapped emotions.
Get Creative. Are you a writer that doesn’t write? A painter that doesn’t paint? A singer that isn’t singing? These are your gifts and when you keep them stuffed inside – they create major blocks of frustrated energy. When you allow yourself to create you release the dam and things in life flow – in all parts of your life – more easily. Being creative is a highly recharging practice.
What struck you while reading this? Did another idea pop into your mind? Let your intuition guide you to what your spirit most needs right now.
Thinking Too Much?
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