Section 1: How to Bend The Elements


Lesson 1 - Introduction

Welcome to Bending Academy! Here, you will learn the fundamentals of psychokinesis through the use of chi. Psychokinesis is the act of influencing the actions of a substance through the use of internal energy- otherwise known as "chi". "Bending" is another word we use for psychokinesis. It's a term that was coined in 2005 by the television series "Avatar: The Last Airbender". Through utilizing our chi, we can use psychokinesis to control the elements- The elements are the substances we use psychokinesis on, or "bend".
Throughout this section, you will be given an introduction on the fundamentals of chi and basic bending techniques that will allow you to advance in your bending endevours. The road ahead is a long one, full of discovery and excitement. However, it's a path that you will surely stray from if you aren't motivated. In order to help keep our students motivated, I'll try to make the sections as interactive as possible (less talking, more doing). However, there is going to be a little more reading to do in this first lesson than most lessons; due to the fact that it's an introduction.
Chi is the fundamental energy and force of everything in the universe. It's the energy most commonly known to be identified by the Chinese, although other Asian cultures mention it as well (they give it different names of course). Chi lies stagnent in nonliving things. In living things, however, chi flows in streams and collects in relatively sized pools called "meridians" and "chakras". There are seven identified chakras, although more may exist. These seven chakras, however, play the most active roles in the flow and utilization of chi (we'll learn more about this in another section). It is possible for creatures with a high enough level of consciousness to control their own chi, and interact with the world through it. Humans are one of a few of those creatures. The things you can do with chi ranges from healing yourself and others, to defending yourself, to entering a higher realm of existence. The possibilities are virtually endless
Elements are the substances of matter. You're probably familiar with the periodic table of elements. These are elements identified on a molecular level by scientists. However, the elements used in bending are much less specific. The reason for this is that we cannot sense elements on a molecular level. For example; Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide are not separate elements in bending. The reason being that if you wave your hand around, you can't sense a difference between Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide. You can't identify and mentally distinguish the two gases without scientific tools, which aren't used in bending. Instead, we group most gases into the element of Air. There are many elements; none of which one is more important than the other. These elements include the four classic greek elements; Air, Water, Earth, and Fire. Other elements include metal, electricity, and even biological matter like wood. This isn't all there is though; there are more elements in the universe than we can even imagine.
Bending is the act of controlling these elements through the use of chi. The actual act of bending requires much more practice and determination that what is portrayed in television shows and movies. You're probably on this site because you searced the internet for how to bend like in the television show "Avatar: The Last Airbender". If that's the case, then it's okay; you're more than welcome to learn the actual art no matter what your inspiration is- the same for if you aren't here because of that show. Keep in mind, however, that this is real life. What you see on tv and in fantasy books is not going to be achievable for perhaps half a liftime of training, nevertheless a beginner. So don't get discouraged when you're not hurling boulders with your mind in the first day of training. The art of bending requires practice and training, it's not the type of thing where you can just learn a few magic words and suddenly become some kind of god. So hold your horses, and help us help you by being patient and open minded. If you do those things, then I assure you that you'll become a bender in a relatively short amount of time.
Now that you've been given a brief introduction to the world of bending, let's get started;

Lesson 2 - Introduction to Bending


  We're going to try and take an unorthodox route, and jump right into bending. To most people, it makes more sense to learn how to use chi before you learn how to bend. However, you already are able to use your chi. No matter what you do, from thinking to sprinting, chi is being used. In applying this same basic principle, we can teach you how to influence the movements of an element. Like a child learns how to walk and talk, which are adaptations to the surrounding environment, you will be learning how to bend.

  The collective manifestation of your chi and the chi of everything in the universe, including the element you want to bend, is already holding the information and ability you need to bend. This manifestation is your essence. It is the other dimension of your chi, and it is connected with everything in the universe. The harmony that comes along with tapping into this connection is a critical property to have if you want to learn how to bend.

  This is a difficult concept to grasp right away, so all you need to understand is that your essence is a property of your chi that is connected with all the chi in the universe, and you need to access it in order to bend. How do you access it? The answer is actually incredibly simple, and is anything but as meticulous as the task sounds. The answer to how to access your essence, is to be at peace within yourself. Peace doesn't just mean "calmness", it encompasses things like humility, forgiveness, patience, and open mindedness. How you go about achieving peace is up to you, but just keep in mind that if you are not at peace within yourself, then you will find it difficult if not impossible to bend. However, the most important factor of finding peace in this context, is to relinquish the notion that you are in control. Even the things you think you can control, you are actually just influencing. You can influence a lot, or you can influence a little, but you can never be in control. The only thing you can control is yourself. When you are trying to bend an element, you are actually influencing it, not controlling it.

  Now for the main act- how to bend. There are millions of elements, but you are going to start off with either fire bending or air bending. Why am I not giving you a choice in the manner? Because we need to be on the same page. Don't worry, you'll have a choice soon enough; for now, just follow along with me.

  To begin, choose an element; fire or air. The reason I'm making you choose is because it's best to stay focused on a single element until you've at least gotten the hang of bending in general.



                                                                           Fire

  (1) Get a candle. Preferably a candle stick or some kind of open candle (not the kind surrounded by glass). If you can only access a candle that has glass around it, then that will have to do.
 
  (2) Light the candle, and close all open windows and turn off all fans; anything that will influence the candle's movements besides you. You don't want to end up thinking you're controlling the flame when you're really not

  (3) Sit in a comfortable position with your back straight (a straight back allows your chi to flow with more ease).

  (4) Hold your hands above the candle flame, and feel its heat. Not only feel its heat, but feel its presence. Feel the fact that there's a flame in front of your hands. Absorb the flame's properties. This is the most important step. If you fail to do this properly, you won't be able to bend the flame. Study the flame, meditate in front of it, do whatever it takes to make you more accustomed to the element of fire. If you finish the remaining steps and are unable to move the flame at all, then this is the process you want to practice religiously.

  (5) Take deep breaths and calm your mind. Move your hand slightly, and feel the candle flame moving along with it. This is actually the easier part of the technique. Remember that your essence holds the technical information on how to move the flame; all you need to do is influence it to move the flame. The act of "feeling the flame move" is like requesting your inner self (your essence) to move the flame. The only time it will deny you is if you are not at peace within yourself, which would be essentially blocking off your connection to your essence (which, as stated, is the same thing as your chi).



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(1) Stand in a reasonably open room. Do not do this outside when you're just starting out with air bending; the wind will mess you up.

(2) Close your eyes, and stand up straight with your feet shoulder width apart.

(3) Let yourself realize that there is air all around you. Realize that it is a physical substance made of tiny subatomic particles. Notice how it flows freely through space; like a looser and more widespread version of water. Think to yourself how air is everywhere, and in a way it is all connected and exists as one giant body encompassing the earth. Think to yourself that you're in a sea of air. Move your hands through it, and feel it moving around them. In doing these things, you will be absorbing the air's properties into your mind and essence. With this being said, you essentially want to do whatever it takes to become as accustomed to the element of air as possible. If you finish the remaining steps, and are unable to air bend, then this is a process you want to practice religiously. 

(4) Take deep breaths and calm your mind. Move your hands gracefully through the air, and feel the air moving with your hands rather than just around them. Feel the air changing and shifting as you bend it. Remember that your essence holds the technical information on how to bend the air; all you need to do is influence it to move the air. The act of "feeling the air move with your hands" is like requesting your inner self (your essence) to bend the air. The only time it will deny you is if you are not at peace within yourself, which would be essentially blocking off your connection to your essence and the cosmic energy in the universe (which, as stated, is the same thing as your chi). 

  The results won't be anything extravagant at first. If anything, the flame will move side to side based on your actions, and the wind generated by your air bending will be little more than if you were to just wave your hands around without bending the air. Just remember that throughout this process, you need to be calm and focused. If you get excited, it will mess you up. With some elements, there are no visual results at all for beginners. Such as earth; as a beginner, most of the effects of bending it can only be felt through vibrations in the ground. That's the wonder of bending, no two elements are the same. They are each naturally influenced by bending in different ways. If you achieve inner peace and listen to the elements, they will show you the ways in which they are naturally influenced.

  We'll be advancing with this technique in other lessons, but what's important now is that you have a basic grasp of the concept of bending.


Lesson 3 - Introduction to Chi 

  Chi is regarded by the Chinese as a "life force"; without it, consciousness would not be possible. Perhaps they are right. Perhaps everything in the universe would not be able to operate without this spiritual energy. With that being the case, who are we to limit ourselves when working with a literally universal energy? 
  What I mean to say is this; with the energy that makes the foundation of existence, at our fingertips, anything is possible. However, some of the greatest limits are ones we set for ourselves. If you think you can't do something, then you can be damn sure you won't be able to.
   So we now know what chi is, but how does it play a role in bending? How can we tap into this awesome energy? There are many ways to tap into it and utilize it, in fact you're doing it right now. By simply reading this paragraph, chi is flowing through your brain and eyes, making every cell and tissue work together to allow you to process print into words, words into paragraphs, and paragraphs into knowledge. All of that is being done simply by, well, doing it! You don't know how you process information. You can turn it on and off; you can easily read these words and not process a single thing. However, you just somehow know how to flip that switch and suddenly be gaining knowledge. 
 Say for instance, I want to lift my arm. I'm not thinking about the signals being transmitted along my neurons that allow me to move my arm. I just do it; it's an instinct. The reason I can just do it is because my arm is connected to me; it's a part of me. It's not only a part of my body, it's a part of my nervous system, and my chi paths as well. Remember back in Lesson 1 when I said everything is connected? Everything may not be connected to your body like your arm. However, everything is connected to your chi, and your chi is connected to your mind and body. See how that works? 
  So what I'm saying is that just how you can "just move" your arm, you can "just move" a flame, or you can "just move" a gust of wind. Just like your chi is connected to things you do with your body on a regular basis, chi is connected to things you've only ever dreamed of doing- like bending. It's all the same base principle, just slightly varied. However, like a baby learns how to "just move" their legs in a way that allows them to walk, it's going to take time to learn how to "just move" things not connected to your body, such as the elements. 
  However, it's possible to go even deeper. You can look at the minute details of your chi flows and how they interact with you on a physical and spiritual level. However, this is not necessary to learn how to bend. Just like it makes sense to actually know what a frog is before you dissect it and look at it's internal organs in 6th grade, it makes sense to know how to bend before you start looking at the anatomy of it. You can harness the power of your chi on a deep and specific level in such a way that allows you to do magnificent things with it. Like I said in Lesson 1, you can learn how to heal yourself with chi, defend yourself, and so much more. Isn't chi great? 
  Now, let's look at some of the ways you can control your chi on a "deep and specific level". These are basic techniques, and practicing them will strengthen your chi. Just like how going to the gym can help your martial arts, training your chi in this way will strengthen your bending. But remember, the world of chi is not just limited to bending. When you finish all the sections on this site bending will only be a fraction of the possibilities open to you. 
Finding Your Chi

  The flow of chi is based off of the Yin Yang principle. We will get into Yin Yang in more depth later on, but all you need to know for now is that they describe opposites. So when we're referring to Yin Yang relative to the movement of chi, we are talking about things like pushing and pulling, expanding and contracting, up and down, in and out, etc.

  Breath is (as far as I know) one of the reasons (if not the only reason) chi is able to flow through your body and not lie dormant. When you inhale, your lungs expand and fill up with air. Oxygen "fills" your blood cells and "gives" your brain and organs the ability to function. When you exhale, you are contracting your lungs, and "expelling" carbon dioxide from your body. These are two opposite functions that go on every minute of every day, allowing them to cause your chi to flow. Upon inhaling, chi is taken into your body and stored. Upon exhaling, chi is locked in your body and allowed to flow. In recognizing this, you are already well on your way to learning how to control your own chi.

  So let's start with the obvious way to control your chi, which you may or may not have figured out by now; controlling your breath. Simply breath in and out through your nose slowly. Try to inhale and exhale at the same rate, as opposed to breathing in slowly and breathing out quickly. Try to feel life flowing into you when breathing in, and flowing through you when breathing out.

  Now let's add a little twist to this, and do something called "reverse diaphragmatic breathing", or "Taoist breathing". When inhaling, collapse your stomach. When exhaling, relax your stomach. Think of it as "taking in" your stomach while "taking in" the air, and "letting go" of your stomach while "letting go" of the air. Now that your stomach is also mimicking the Yin Yang principle, it will promote healthy flow of your chi even further.

  So why not take it a step further? If we can make our chi flow stronger by using Yin Yang with both our breath and the action of our stomachs, why not use our hands, our feet, and our waists? Why not use every part of our bodies? This is a martial art called Tai Chi, and you may or may not have heard of it. The object of Tai Chi is to promote the flow of internal energy (chi) throughout your body. The various postures cause your chi to flow to certain organs and limbs, promoting a long and healthy life. Go through this video, and follow this Tai Chi practitioner's instructions- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpdQNL0VztI

 So now that you have gone through the video and experienced the effects of Tai Chi yourself (the flow of chi), what does this mean for bending? How can you use this newly found knowledge and experience to enhance your bending capabilities? This will be answered in the next Lesson. Before you move on, however, I encourage you to go through that Tai Chi video one last time. 
                                                                    

                                  Lesson 4 - Chi and Bending

  Now that you've experienced what it feels like to have chi flow throughout your body, the next step is to make chi exit your body. 

  This process is actually quite simple, but requires some practice. Do what you did in the Tai Chi video in the previous lesson, but push your palm outwards. While doing this, exhale slowly through your nose, and feel the flow of your chi. Now this is where it can get tricky- try and feel your chi flowing out of your palm and into the air. If you can actually feel this happening, it means that it is happening.

  Now how does this play a role in bending? Well, we use our chi to bend even while we're not consciously using it. So learning how to control your chi manually will allow your bending to become much more powerful. 

                                                             How to Bend

  Instead of teaching you how to bend individual elements in this lesson, I'm going to teach you how to bend any element you want. To begin, make sure you have your desired element in front of you. Use the technique you learned in this lesson to project your chi towards the element in question. Now while you're doing this, try and feel your chi even though it's outside of your body. If you do this right, you should feel when your chi enters the element in question. 

  Since you can now feel with your chi, you will have the ability to observe and study the element from an energetic perspective. You will feel sensations that cannot be described with conventional language. It's important to really meditate on these sensations, and remember what they feel like, because these sensations are the information you need to bend the element. You may recognize some components of these sensations from when you were bending without consciously using your chi in Lesson 2. 

  While continuing to observe the element with your chi, meditate on these sensations and try to focus on ones attributed to certain aspects of the element. The most important one of these aspects is how the element reacts to being met with a force. The molecular structure of each element is different in such a way that each element reacts differently to force. For example; for water, you'll recognize this as it's "liquidy" properties. However, you will be able to gather much more information than simply "liquidy" by observing the element with your chi. Please note that I cannot tell you or show you how to do this. This is something that will come to you with practice.

   When you've isolated the sensation in your chi attributed to the element's motion, flood your chi with this sensation. Now, for the grand finale- apply your "natural ability to bend" that you learned in lesson 2 WHILE YOU'RE CHI IS STILL IN THE ELEMENT, and while you're chi is flooded with the sensation previously mentioned in the paragraph. With enough practice, you will find that you are able to bend the element with more precision and ease. 

  


383 comments:

  1. DEROGATORY STATEMENT REGARDING GENTLEMEN OF AFRICAN HERITAGE

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    1. What? How is that in any way related to bending?

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  2. i really need to continue with my training, plz hurry with the construction

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  3. hurry hurry up! plz pyro chaos

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  4. You cannot rush perfection :)

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  5. i like this new blog! (:
    it's better than the WordPress one
    at least i can move a little flame now xD

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    1. Thanks! We appreciate the feedback. I agree with you, this blog is definitely better than WordPress. I made the WordPress blog back in 09, and I've learned a lot between now and then.

      ~Jonah

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  6. Congratulations :)

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  7. So happy the site is actually active now(: I was looking at the old pages of this site and Just started looking at the wordpress and it was obvious no one was still using it. Can't wait to try this^^ But, Idk how I would even start to acheive inner peace...can anyone help me with this?

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    1. Achieving inner peace is a personal journey. While I can't walk you through what to do step by step, there are a few things you can do to help start your journey.

      1) Meditate. Not complicated meditations, but just sit in a dark room and close your eyes, and block out all worldly concerns.

      2) Analyze and listen to nature- it's your greatest teacher

      3) Be humble and open minded; don't be rigid and close minded. Be a student to the universe.

      Hope this helps!

      ~Jonah

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  8. And let us know if you have any other questions :)

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  9. omg, im not aloud to have candles =( what do i do???

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    1. You bring up a good point. To accommodate the fact that some people don't have access to candles, I'll create a separate technique in Lesson 2 that teaches you how to air bend (so you can do that instead of fire bending).

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  10. No matter how hard i try, or no matter how many times i put my hand over the flame, it wont move :( am i doing something wrong

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    1. It's possible that you're doing something wrong, but it's most likely that you haven't completed step 2 yet. Step 2 can take some people days to complete, and for some people a few minutes.

      So my advice is to keep repeating Step 2 until you're able to fire bend.

      Cheers!

      ~Jonah

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    2. My bad, I had meant step 4, not step 2.

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    3. you did something wrong. you belived in bending element. If anyone in this site can bend the element, please send me your video. my email : kodkijo@yahoo.com, or I will call you BIG MOUTH.

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    4. Please read the FAQ.

      (and "BIG MOUTH"? really?)

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  12. is this real or is just to make bending sound real for avatar fans?

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    1. how do i find out?

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    2. No, it's real. We all it bending just for fun, but the correct term is "psychokinesis". Psychokinesis has been around for much longer than avatar has.

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  13. Im not sure if i believe that bending is real. With all due respect, i don't think bending is real no matter how much you believe it

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    1. Well we can respect that. Remember though, we just call it bending for fun. The real term is "psychokinesis", which has been around and been practiced for much longer than the show Avatar has.

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  14. About how long would it take the average person to master the fire exercise and the air exercise?

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    1. That depends on you, if u are concentrated on what you are doing i thing youl need a week to learn some bending principles like moving flame or air :)

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    2. What Shadow Dance said; it really depends on you and where you are right now on a mental level. It's hard to tell how long it will take you before you start practicing.

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  15. Is it possible for 1 person to bend the four elements?

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  16. Will I be able to see the air moving

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    1. No, but you can see its effect on some paper:)

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  17. I tried to airbend but the only thing that happened was me feeling air through my fingers,what should I do?

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    1. This is a good sign, so don't be discouraged! You're basically controlling the air if you feel this, so now you just need to figure out how to use it. It'll come to you, don't worry. I'll post a lesson for it in the future though.

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  18. Yes it is real.

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  19. how do i know if i'm doing air bending right, is it tiring?

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  20. It can be tiring. Depends how much you practice, how advanced you are, and what technique you are doing.

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  21. Hello I'm new to this site. I can already do some bending, so I will be waiting for the next section or lesson. I can Bend a little fire and some electricity. I hope to excel in Bending the Elements!! See you guys Around!!

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    1. Right on! We'll make sure your fire and electricity bending abilities go a long way

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  22. http://i.imgur.com/ngqrO.jpg

    - Danny

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  23. i tried everything this is a fraud

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  24. sorry for saying that can u plz hlp me air bend i tried everything :(

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    1. Is is not fraud... Get on the chatroom, and I will private chat you my e-mail address, and I will help you.

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  25. thanks i dident get to try the flame yet but i did try the air i did feel it moving with my hands. you are a bending sensi! i will wait but i cant wait for the rest. this is real bending people try to fake on utube but they dont know the essences to the bending. i am glad to be your student.sooner or later ill be able to bend.sooner or later ill be a sense like you!
    well bye for now!
    ~kraziekol123

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  26. Omg! second day and I can already feel the air moving with me, the vacuum from the air replacing it and everything. This site has already worked better for me than any other. Hope to see the next step soon. :)

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  27. This is not a fraud. Do you try once or multiple times?

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  28. is it ok that i can move flame strong with very small moves about 10 inches away from flame? im glad i can put my finger in fire for 1-2 sec and not feel any heat at all :)

    ~ShadowDance:)

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  29. Pyro you're the best!

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  30. im so glad u no all this stuff

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  31. im irish but i dont hav a real steriotypical irish accent

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  32. Eagle_Wing are u working with pyro chaos? u believe in bending so much (so do i)

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  33. Not really, but we're friends. Yes, I believe in bending, as always will. I am glad you believe in it.

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  34. wow, what do u mean and*? i will never stop believing

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  35. Uh hi. I think Fire would be good for me to start with. Since fire is just particals moving very quickely ( which makes it hot ) It would technically be like infuencing the particals to move side to side right? Also with practice you might be able to infuence the fire to go out by influencing the particals to move slower. Also i might need some help with finding peace and i dont know how to make an account ^^| lol xD

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  36. Well at first i did great. I could feel the air moving and the water was moving a little. Also i could bend my peice of twizzlers very well XD idk why

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  37. hi i have been airbending for two years and im starting to get realy good if any needs any help i would be happy to help my email is lscott98@ymail.com and i also have made small progress in fire but has anyone ever realy earthbend cause i am horrible at it

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    1. Are you air-bender from pyro's old wordpress site cuz you said youve been airbending for two years? Also air and earth are opposites so its gonna be hard to earthbend why dont you try to learn water or fire. I might be able to help you with earthbending if you want lessons plz email me at shona.whelan@hotmail.co.uk.

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  38. i cant lite candeles what shuld i do

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  39. don't worry im here to help, why can't u lite candls?

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  40. if u cant light candles u should try some other type of bending that would be the only thing u could do i am the one who has been airbending fo two years i made comments earlyer

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    1. Hey Anonymous, are you air-bender from Pyro's wordpress site? Just wondering cuz you said youve been airbending for 2 years.

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  41. i cant lite candles because i would get punished

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    1. i no this is risky but sneak a candle into ur room at night wen everyones asleep and light it it will b worth the risk

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  42. YES! i airbended! i felt the air moving with my hands and i gently moved my right hand past a piece of card and it hopped up and moved to the side. Thanks! WWHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

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  43. when will the next secion come out

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  44. When are the next set of lessons coming out?

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  45. Ross; Most people put a "*" to correct a mistake they made in a previous post.

    Jessica; I am not exaxtly sure, but I am pretty sure they will come out shortly. If I see him, I will be sure to ask.

    -Rebecca

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  46. Eagle_Wing, ur name is Rebecca?

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  47. Yes,it is.

    -Rebecca

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  48. No wonder I couldent get a respons on the other one about what element was my natural

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  49. Other site srry

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  50. So when are the other lessons coming out

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  51. Pro Bender; I believe I may have answered this already, but I am not sure, probably soon. Next time I see him, I will make sure to ask him. Just keep on practicing!:)

    -Rebecca

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  52. bending isnt real, if it was, why dont we get videos on this website

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  53. hey! shut up it is real u just need to practice a lot

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  54. Videos are useless, exspecially for people like you because you will make up a reason of how it is fake. Why don't you try it for yourself? I can airbend, I know it is real.

    -Rebecca

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  55. flame is attacking me :D everywhere i move a hand its stretching to my hand, but its funny:)

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  56. Hahaha, awesome!:)

    -Rebecca

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  57. This site is WAY better than the wordpress one. I love this site! Only one problem: I dont know what my natural element is because I love the sea and I like going swimming, I have this strange connection to the earth because it feels like I can read animals thoughts, my zodiac sign is fire and I have a similar personality to a firebender and I can actually control the wind and weather. Please help Eagle_Wing or Pyro?

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  58. well i had the same problem at start, see i started bending about month ago and i didnt know which element i can bend, so i tried all of them, i was trying to move water, sand, wind, but easiest was fire, i could move flame much easly then oder 3 :) so i started at the fire lessons and im going very well, i can see my advantage :)

    Cheers

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    1. Thanks for the advice. please can you send me lessons on my email at shona.whelan@hotmail.co.uk.

      Cheers!

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  59. OMG I MADE A FLAME DO EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED! I MOVED MY HAND AND THE FLAME MOVED TOO! I CAN PUT THE FLAME OUT THEN SUDDENLY MAKE IT REALLY BIG! SOOOOOO COOL! THANKS TO EVERYONE HERE!

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    1. We are happy to help you, i see your element is fire, remember that firebending comes from breath and its element of power, fire is good servant, but agressive lord, so be careful!

      Happy practicing! :)

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    2. send me your video. my email polres_mura@yahoo.co.id. or you just big mouth.

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    3. Anonymous, SHUT THE HELL UP! IM NOT A BIG MOUTH AND YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO CALL PEOPLE NAMES! ALSO LEARN TO WRITE IN PROPER ENGLISH!

      ShadowDance, Thanks! I will remember that.

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    4. @ ShadowDance

      Nobody has a specific "element". Anyone can bend any element

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    5. Everyone hush, both AvatarX9 and Anonymous. There is no need to call people names, but theere also is no need to blow up at him. Everyone relax, this is suppose to be a friendly guessbook. Plus, it is hard to video tape yourself doing bending anyway. You will just have to try it out yourself..

      -Rebecca

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  60. Congratulations!:)

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  61. Hi I'm No Name and i would proudly say I have success fully been able to bend some air but the weirdest thing... last night in my dayily shower i was able to control water at my will even though I have NEVER PRACTICED WATER!!!! Is this strange?

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    1. well yeah, that is strange, i had the same case with my friend, she said that suddenly she is able to move water a little bit, then she demonstrated it and i introduced her into a world of avatar, she was so excited and happy:D and now she is a pretty good waterbender:) even so you might be sable to bend air and water but one is surely much stronger then the oder, try some waterbending and if you get it better than air start waterbending:)

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  62. That's wonderful!:) Good job!:)

    -Rebecca

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  63. Finally I have done it. I have connected with my inner dragon and held a flame !!!!

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  64. i'm becoming an OK air bender :)

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  65. hi, im having trouble connecting to my inner self, please, advise me, i will take any kind of advise , anyone

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  66. please help me ^

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  67. is it s it possible to have seismic sense and be a firebender?
    Cause im not sure now is my element earth or fire... im very confused

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  68. can i get some advise brothers and sisters ?

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  69. im having troublr connecting to my inner self, i need advise, its been weeks, ive tried frie kenisis and aerokenisis(airbending) but...nothing
    , i need advise

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  70. I remember when I was little I could Airbend little leafs as if the wind and I were connected,that is a good start to bending right?

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  71. Yes, the best start is from childhood:) , cause u can understand it clearer when ur old enough so bending is better than:D

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  72. Sorry, I have not been on in a while. What did I miss?

    -Rebecca

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    1. Hi Rebecca! Im so glad to see you back! LOL whats your element just curious? Also can you check out my site? http://bending-world.wordpress.com

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    2. Thanks, haha! I do airbending, energy/chi, lucid dreaming, healing, and shifting. What do you do? Of course, I would love to check out your site. Thanks!

      -Rebecca

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    3. Cool! I do airbending, waterbending, firebending, shapeshifting and I'm trying to learn earthbending. Thanks! I would really like someone to visit my site. Do you want to help me moderate it?

      P.S What is lucid dreaming? Ive never heard of it but it sounds cool! LOL

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    4. I really like your site!! :D

      I can help you to moderate it also, if u want ^^;

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    5. Thanks so much!

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    6. Awesome! Sure I will help you moderate it! You should make a chatroom! Lucid Dreaming is where you know you're dreaming and you can control your dreams.

      -Rebecca

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  73. Thanks, haha! Shapeshifting is the same as shifting, by the way! That's cool!

    Sure I would to be a moderator.

    Lucid Dreaming is where you know you're dreaming and you can control your dreams, haha, it's really awesome.

    -Rebecca

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    1. Cool! Can you teach me lucid dreaming? Or is it something you are born with?

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    2. I could possibly teach you. Do you get on the chatroom often?

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    3. Yeah quite alot. Or maybe you could email me? I could private chat you my email adress.

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  74. P.S. You should make a chatroom!

    -Rebecca

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    1. OK I might make one today. Thanks!

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    2. Cool:)

      -Rebecca

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  75. hey eagle_wing i am a fellow bender. so far all i can do is air and fire. but what i was wondering does shapeshifting include like werewolves? im just wondering cuz i have found so much compelling evidence that proves that werewolves/lycanthropes are real and i have a very strong ambition to become one now. i do not want to use such a powerful gift for bad. if i had to use it for anything it would be to help people or for self-defense.

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  76. Hi Nick! That is so cool! Well, shifting isn't what most people think. Shifting is an ability where you can only shape into your spiritual guide/spiritual animal/totemic animal. For example, mine is an eagle. I can't turn into an eagle with wings and stuff. But when I shift into it we become one. He is spiritually inside of me. I can do some of his abilities and he can do some of mine.

    -Rebecca

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    1. Interesting. Would you mind telling me how to find your spiritual animal and how you came to learn such an ability?

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    2. Cool! I have 2 totemic animals. One is an eagle and the other is a silver wolf! LOL

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    3. You can either find it by meditation or dreams.

      -Rebecca

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    4. This is actually a really good explanation. Shape shifting isn't possible as far as I know, but the shifting of your internal energy is completely possible, and can change your physical capabilities.

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  77. Something weird happened to me today. I was airbending outside and everything was going really well. I felt the air connecting to me and suddenly a huge storm started. Does this mean anything?

    P.S Before the storm the weather was sunny so it wasnt a coincedance.
    Please help Pyro, Eagle_Wing or ShadowDance!

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  78. a thing like that happened to me except i wasn't trying airbending, I was outside playing soccer when it started to rain then i sign came to me and i moved my hands in the shape of the sign and the rain stopped. Could i be a water bender?

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    1. Maybe... Thats weird becuase thats basically what happened to me. Maybe we are related somehow LOL?

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    2. AvararX9: Lol... You were very connected to the at that time, you are probably destined for airbending.

      Ross: Yes, you could be a waterbender, very possible.

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  79. When I put my hands on either side of the candle and move them slowly away from the candle, the flame widens a bit. But I'm having trouble moving the flame to the side. I sometimes can get it to move over to the side but not a lot. What do I need to do to get it to move more to the sides?
    -L

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  80. Any earthbenders here, who are willing to give me a few lessons?

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    1. I could try to teach you... If you want.

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  81. I started recently earthbending and cause i learned the basic of fire, i could teach you some lessons if u get to chatroom to private chat, for now im working on seismic sense and connecting with Muladhara(1st chakra) cause she's element is earth and for now i feel strong connection to the earth too but thats the most important if u want to earthbend, sry for saying this but you must find a way how to feel the earth energy if you can't yet. :)

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  82. I am glad everyone is helping each other.:)

    -Rebecca

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  83. someone post a link to youtube of them bending I dont know if you guys are crazy or serious lol

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  84. We are serious. Do not look at a video of someone bending on youtube, it is all fake. Try it for yourself!;)

    -Rebecca

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  85. Hey Jonah (or Pyro), I dont mean to pressure you but please can you post the next section soon? Im sorry if I sound rude, but I really need to continue my training because it is urgent. Oh god! PLEASE POST THE NEXT PART BEFORE THE DARK TRINITY COME!

    P.S Im not crazy, there is a team of bad benders called the Dark Trinity and seriously their not nice people.

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    1. You're not being rude, don't worry! I really slacked off these past couple of weeks due to my job. I'll have section one completed and the next section started by the end of this week

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    2. Ok thanks Pyro. Im glad to hear I wasnt being rude. Its OK about slacking off and I bet your working hard on your job so Im sure no one will mind. Also can you please check out my site? Its: http://bending-world.wordpress.com. I know its no where near as good as this, but I tried. Thanks again Pyro!!

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  86. OK fellow benders, Im not crazy but there is a team of three bad benders called the Dark Trinity. I had a lucid dream last night and they were attacking all of the good benders. PLEASE HELP ME! I KEEP HAVING WEIRD, SCARY LUCID DREAMS WITH THE DARK TRINITY IN! DOES THIS MEAN ANYTHING?!

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    1. Lucid dreaming happens to a lot of people who work with chi. While sometimes lucid dreams can have validity to them (for unknown reasons), most of the time they have absolutely nothing to do with reality. However, I wouldn't just write your lucid dreams off as nothing. I'm certain they mean something, but I wouldn't peg it as something to be worried about just yet.

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    2. Ok thanks Pyro-Chaos I appreciate your advice!

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  87. Pyro Chaos, what do you mean by feel the air move with your hands and not away from it?

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    1. I mean that you aren't trying to feel yourself blasting the air all around the room. You want to feel the air being connected with your hands and moving with them.

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  88. Hey I'm having alot of trouble with bending air and water, when I'm trying to 'connect' with air or water (by sending my chi into the air or water and have the air or water turn into my chi) I don't feel anything. Also a couple days ago my chi started to feel different before it would feel warm now it feels a like pins and needles and a bit of heat or coolness. Can someone please tell me whats going on?

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    1. Are you doing the lessons on this site, or the old site? Please do the lessons on this site if you aren't already. The old site is very outdated, and I didn't even make most of the techniques on there.

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  89. Avatar x9 i'm gonna try and have a lucid dream tonight and see if the dark trinity come to me and p.s i doubt we're related even if we stopped and started storms ;)

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    1. Hi Ross! Cool! I hope you dont dream about the Dark Trinity though, theyre really not nice! And the whole thing about us being related was a joke, even if we both live in Ireland lOL. Sorry for confusing you!!

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    2. Hate to rain on your parade, but lucid dreams are just that; dreams. They are in no way enough evidence to lead yourself or anyone else to believe in the existence of a group of rogue benders.

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    3. I get your point but after the dreams strange things start happening like I start feeling really sick or I cant feel my chi. I dont know what to do!

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  90. What is all this talk about The Dark Trinity?

    -Rebecca

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    1. I am really interested in learning shifting. would you mind being my instructor? i will take it all seriously.

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    2. Hmm... Yes, do you get on the chatroom often?

      -Rebecca

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    3. The Dark Trinity are a group of bad benders. They come and try to attack us (the benders who use their abilities for good). Im not sure what to do about it... They always appear in my Lucid Dreams and Ive had more Lucid Dreams than ever right now...

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    4. Not trying to be a side sticker here, but I don't think lucid dreams are enough evidence to suggest the existence of an organization of diabolical benders. Lucid dreams are fairly common, and it's unlikely that they have anything to do with fortune telling or whatnot.

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    5. I have had lucid dreams that a war is going to arise between good and "evil" benders/energy/healing/etc. Maybe it connects somehow.

      -Rebecca

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    6. Remember that dreams are just dreams. Some people report dreams having connection to reality, and this is true. However, billions of other people have dreams every night that mean about as much as the shit stain on the bottom of a toilet. Therefore, a lucid dream is not nearly enough evidence to draw a conclusion like that.

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    7. Hey sorry if I annoyed you Pyro, but these dreams are really starting to scare me... and Eagle_Wing, thats sort of what my lucid dreams are about...

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    8. I know many people who have had dreams like that..

      -Rebecca

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  91. If anyone would like an instructor please email me at shona.whelan@hotmail.co.uk.

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  92. Scuse me pyro, I have attempted air bending for 3 days now and when I air bend, I only feel the air rub around my hands and the amount of wind generated is only effected by the amount of force that I use to swing my hand. Is this what's supposed to happen because I don't see any effect weather I add chi or not.

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    1. Yes, this is supposed to happen. Remember you're not working with chi directly just yet; you're only bending the air through instinct and feeling. Your chi will work with the air on its own.

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  93. Can you feel your chi well?

    -Rebecca

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    1. no i do not use the chat room often but i will start using it more is that what it takes for me to learn.

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    2. Okay, please do.

      -Rebecca

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  94. Please help me fellow benders! I dont know what to do!! I keep having lucid dreams about the Dark Trinity and when I wake up the morning after the dream I feel really sick and I cant bend at all. I cant even feel my chi right now. Please help!

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    1. The reason you cant bend is just a chi block to your heart chakra(airbending chakra) and she is blocked by fear, remember to become an airbender you must be stong hearted and calm minded :)

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    2. and like in firebending way u must have one drive that will guide you trough all your training, the drive is some goal, some way u are willing to use your bending(like protecting yourself,using it for helping people, or so) :)

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    3. Thanks for the info ShadowDance

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  95. Hey Pyro, when I airbend I can't move my hand gently and generate enough air to make the paper move I have to swing my arm to get the air to move the paper. Is this normal with this technique?

    PS: I have been able to airbend twice so I'm still a beginner.

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  96. Does anyone think this is weird? I'm having lucid dreams every night now and they are always about the Dark Trinity, followed by me seeing my whole life flashing past, then followed by me waking up to see a bright white light. Does this mean anything?

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  97. Oh my gosh!!!! I moved my hand slowly and there was wind! All I need to do now is make it stronger. Thanks Pyro!
    -L

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  98. That's great! Congrats! XD

    -Rebecca

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  99. Is it possible to heal someone with chi? Please respond I really need to know because someone in my family is dying and i want to heal them with my chi.

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  100. It is, if you are a waterbender healing is most powerful cause chi flows trough water much easier that trough air

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    1. While water is known to have already existent healing properties, which allows it to be used for healing; chi best flows through elements which are less dense. Meaning that elements like air allow chi to flow through them the easiest.

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  101. hey Pyro I think youre wrong about lucid dreams just being lucid dreams, i have a book about dreams and one man qoutes that in his dream he grew a close relationship with a girl, 2 weeks later he met her in real life and they had a relationship

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    1. It's science vs what you read in a book. See what I'm getting at? Lucid dreams are perfectly common and natural phenomena. There doesn't have to be anything paranormal about them.

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  102. You can heal people with water, yes, but you can also heal by Chi/Energy. I do Kundalini Reiki.

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    1. Thanks eagle_wing, please can you teach me on the chatroom? Can you stop someone from dying by using chi?

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    2. I am not allowed to teach anyone Healing. My apologies.

      -Rebecca

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  103. When I meditate, and I'm just clearing mind, there is this tingling on my forehead. What is this?
    -L

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  104. When I meditate, and I'm just clearing mind, there is this tingling on my forehead. What is this?
    -L

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  105. When I meditate and just clear my mind, there is a tingling on my forehead. What is this and what does it mean?
    -L

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    2. It could be your third eye- a chakra located in the center of your forehead.

      Or it could be something else entirely unrelated to chi and chakras. It can be hard to tell sometimes. Keep meditating, and if you keep experiencing the tingling sensation then it's safe to assume that it's your third eye.

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  106. Avatarx9, are you still having those dreams? And pyro the book IS science

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    1. Sorry, but no. Lucid dreaming fortune telling is NOT science. Rightfully so, many of the things we do at BA have no scientific proof- yet. However, we know bending is real because of the countless trials run and the controlled environments it has been tested in. So while we have no scientific explanation quite yet, we do take a scientific approach to bending and chi. No such thing has been performed on the notion that lucid dreams can tell the future. "I read in a book that bla bla did this and that" is not science.

      Like I said, don't make such drastic conclusions based off of dreams. If you're having dreams about a "Dark Trinity", that is in no way a reason to assume that there actually exists a team of "rogue benders".

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    2. Yeah im still having the dreams but they've changed... now its about me seeing the dark trinity in front of me, then a huge war,then me seeing my life flashing past, then me waking up and feeling really sick and dizzy. Ive tried meditation and it only makes me feel worse.

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    3. That's because you're psyching yourself out. Just stop thinking about it and you'll be fine. If you think negative thoughts then you'll have negative dreams.

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  107. I dont mean to sound impatient but when will the next lessons/sections be coming?! You said that they would be here at the end of the last week! If that was true you would be like half way through section 2 by now! Please hurry up! I need to practice more!! At least you could keep your WordPress site up to date and running properly! Jeez!

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    1. Read the news update as well as the sidebar update- this stuff takes time to put together. What I said was a speculation, not an absolute.

      Also, the wordpress site was shit, and I didn't update it at all once I had the stuff released. You really can't rush this kind of stuff. It's a lot more difficult than it looks.

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    2. Also I have a job and am in college now. Juggling those things as well as this site is not easy- so this stuff is going to take time.

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  108. yeah I agree with avatar x9 hurry up!

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  109. hey i tried the airbending i meditated and stuff i tried avatarx9's site too but i cant push the air i placed a leaf infront of me and i cant move it help and hurry up im so excited and calm :D

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