Over here in Australia, the beach is where I spent a good chunk of my first time here. It's also where my husband proposed to me :). But I always feel that same peace and connection that i've felt since I was a child. Today my mother-in-law and I spent the day walking around the suburbs near the ocean. We were exploring the idea of having a multi-family dwelling, and the idea of living near the ocean has come up. It was a wonderful day to be walking around, and though I come home slightly sunburnt I feel serenity that I haven't felt for a long time now. It's like the ocean has washed away those things that were causing so much stress and i've been able to focus on how to solve these problems.
That and we went to a psychic fundraiser and I met a wonderful man named Charlie who gave me 20 minutes of Reiki and told me i'm a kind person :). As far as the Reiki goes, it really did help in bringing down my pain levels. he really was able to focus in on some painful spots, especially the knuckle on my big toe. The pain isn't completely gone, but it was noticeably decreased. Something I'll have to keep in mind for further treatments.