Full Moons can be busy times–especially during a lunar eclipse. If you’re feeling tired and a bit off balance, you may be suffering from “energy retention,” a condition much like water retention (which is also common during Full Moons). With energy retention, the currents or flows in your field seem to expand without actually going anywhere. It can feel like you just ate a big meal, stuffed and lethargic–and, when there’s an eclipse, you might feel jittery on top of that! If you find yourself in this condition, there’s a simple remedy: Fill your inner self with moonlight. It has the power to calm soothe and dissolve the tension.
Your imagination and your breath are all that you need. As you draw breath inward, imagine that moonlight is also drawing into the internal spaces of your body. It helps to do this slowly. If you have an area of your body that’s congested, in pain, or otherwise weakened, draw moonlight here. Another great practice is to fill your feet with this healing light. Your feet represent precious soul space in your body. They have connections with every other part of your body’s temple. Bring moonlight into your feet and notice how the entire inner space gets charged. Or just keep filling yourself. Draw the light all the way to the top of your head. Do whatever will be most healing for you now. Let the mind cool.
Filling with this wonderful medicine while you’re bathing in outer moonlight usually improves the experience–but sometimes during eclipses, the energy is too much. Experiment. Is this practice more profound if you’re outdoors or indoors? Be sure to notice how you feel before your moon-working. Notice how you feel after. Move slowly. Allow the energy find its natural flow again.