Did you notice anything different about your moods this weekend? Were your more irritable and angry? Or were you one of the lucky ones who was exceptionally happy for no reason? Well, in my house there was some rage, irritability, stress, and tension. And the worst part is that it came out of nowhere – or did it?
I have always been a curious person. I was the kid that always asked “why” or “how”. I like to know why things are the way they are. I like to people watch and observe the world around me. When I daydream, my mind isn’t just wandering to nowhere…my mind races fast, taking in things a million miles a minute…trying to figure it all out….trying to get somewhere. When it comes to my feelings and emotions, they don’t always make sense – so I have learned to investigate.
When I was depressed and living under the labels of “bipolar”, “depressed”, “obsessive-compulsive”, etc etc etc…my behavior was always under survellence. If I was excited and talking fast, I was told I was manic. If I was quiet and tired one day, I was asked if I was depressed. When I asked doctors and therapists why I felt the way I did, the response “you have a chemical imbalance” wasn’t good enough for me. I needed more than that.
If you have watched the video of my story, you know that my chemical imbalance wasn’t a disease that I was born with. It was something that slowly happened overtime as I became more and more disconnected from who I came here to be. I have found balance and learned to maintain it through methods that incorporate mind, body, and spirit. When my emotions get out of whack, I know it is time for some introspection and investigation.
This weekend, they were out of whack. Any mood was amplified and didn’t match the circumstance. It made no sense…until I read this article….aaaaah….it was a full moon! The author says that during a full moon,
Crazy energy as well as loving energy will be intensified. Knowing this is a huge opportunity for your emotional and spiritual growth.
Whether you believe in lunar effect or not, doesn’t matter. What matters is how you feel. So a lesson I have learned. Be curious, open-minded, and use things like the full moon to your advantage. Sometimes in life we need little reminders like a full moon to cause us to stop and reevaluate things. When your emotions get intense, stop and ask yourself the following:
When is the last time I ate?
Do I have some unprocessed emotions to tend to?
Is this situation triggering something from the past that needs to be healed?
Is it PMS?
Am I tired?
Are there other stressors going on?
This past weekend, there wasn’t a rational explanation for the intensity of my irritability so I decided to take the author’s advice and postpone a conversation with my husband – and I am glad I did.
The full moon is the time to stay calm, let things go, breathe deeply through difficult moments and forgive others for their mistakes. Seriously, if you can’t let something go and need to communicate it (which I recommend), try to postpone sharing you’re upset until at least two days after the full moon. Whatever happens at this time is multiplied. It’s like having emotional fertilizer. Keep the energy moving in a happy, uplifting direction at home, work, in the car and in your every day interactions.” (http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-7531/full-moon-harness-the-energy-make-it-work-for-you.html)