When these people come across Enliven Blog, they are relieved to hear from someone who has experienced similar problems.
The Atmosphere of the Holy Spirit
It is true that in my early years of growing in discernment, I was adversely affected by negative atmospheres. However, that is not my experience today.
Today, I live with a continual awareness of the Holy Spirit being with, in and upon me. I know that the atmosphere I carry is one of ‘righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.’ (Rom 14:17)
This is my usual experience, and if it is ever anything otherwise, I can quickly make my way back into that awareness of God’s Presence.
- It is simply a matter of doing whatever it takes to get back into a place of reliance upon what Jesus has done for me. (Col 2:13-15) This may involve confession, repentance, an act of obedience, renouncing something—or most often, simply returning to a position of trust in God.
I know that peace and the experience of God’s Presence is my inheritance as a Christian—and it is yours too.
Take the Weather with You
‘Everywhere you go, always take the weather with you’ sings one of our favourite New Zealand bands. 
As people who discern and sense atmospheres, we have a choice. We can come under the dark clouds, or we can rise above them. Better still, we can participate with the Holy Spirit in shifting the atmosphere.
Determine that you are not going to be like a thermometer, going up and down with the temperature of the environment and people around you.
You can be a thermostat. You can set the temperature. You can take the weather with you. And the weather forecast in God’s Kingdom is ‘righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.’ (Rom 14:17) 
 Crowded House, ‘Weather With You’, 1992
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