“Do I perform sometimes in a manic style? Yes. Am I manic all the time? No. Do I get sad? Oh yeah. Does it hit me hard? Oh yeah.” – Robin Williams
Mental states lead to emotional states; not the other way around as we have been taught to believe.
When we continue to stay in any low vibration emotional state this will ultimately affect our mental state of being.
Manic depression is a bipolar disorder and I refer to it as the seesaw affect.
Basically your emotions go up and down from a manic energetic frenzy to feeling low and worthless.
It is a brutal existence and I wouldn’t wish this experience on anyone.
Manic Depressive people are often control freaks due to their irrational thoughts and beliefs.
Negative emotion is experienced as “stuck” energy and at its core, emotions are electrochemical reactions.
When we think or feel an emotion, an electrochemical process in the brain and ultimately throughout the body is triggered.
There is a release of electrical signals and chemicals from the body through the bloodstream.
It’s similar to starting a car.
You have to have an energy source like a car battery.
Then you must have something combustible like gasoline and an electrical charge from a spark plug. The air/gas mixture plus the spark of electricity from the spark-plug is what makes your car start.
An emotional response is much the same way.
Your body is the energy source, you get some really bad news (the spark) you respond to the bad news with emotion and wham-mo, you are in an emotional state. It’s like adding a match to gasoline.
What do we think will happen?
That is to say unless you are able to use your neo-cortex (rational brain) as opposed to the automatic response without much thought (reptilian brain).
We feel in control when we are able to be rational and use reason. That is what the neo-cortex is for.
When we consume chemical laden food and drinks it can cause us to have an emotional response as well. Outside influences as well as internal will “disrupt” the well-being of our body.
On a side note, many people are addicted to the chemicals that are released in the body when they are in any type of heightened state of being.
I remember reading a book by Deepak Chopra where he states that the body can produce any drug that is available in a pharmacy.
Think of “thrill seekers” or “drama queens” who get a rush plus a fix of their emotional drug by acting out their emotions.
The Mind Never Turns Off
Mind communicates through the thought process and it never stops thinking, ever.
Even when we are asleep it is going and going.
Thinking can become an addiction and like any other type of addiction it is created through repetitive doing or habit. The constant chattering away in our head is triggered by our reptilian brain.
I remember when I had my first “real job” working for a pager company.
I was in charge of assigning numbers to pagers and activating them. I dealt with numbers all day long. Now I know what an accountant must feel like.
Anyway, while I was asleep in dream-land at night, pager numbers and pager cap codes were running through my head all night long.
It got to the point where I thought that I was going to lose it mentally.
Cause Of Depression
Devaluation of the self is one cause of depression. We must be allowed to feel our value and to know that we are loved, supported and deserved of nurturing.
Self-value hinges on deservability, worth and value.
We all have value just because we exist. I’m here on planet earth and I have value and something unique to contribute, and so do you.
Depression is caused by other factors as well. One is the chemical reactions that are produced in the body from emotional triggers that are interpreted from the brain/mind connection.
The other is by the artificial foods and drinks that we consume. Also there are studies being done on how the human body is being bombarded with electrochemical pollution from cell phone towers and overhead electrical lines.
You should read my post about EMF Pollution.
Many who suffer from manic depression are receiving it from either one or both parents. When a child is conceived DNA is taken from both parents and copied onto the baby’s blueprint.
Just as there are families with musical talent like the Bee Gees or Jackson Five, so are other not so great talents. Manic depression can be transmuted but it will take some work of course.
Remember, that the human body is one big electrical field filled with a network of energy lines known as meridians in the ancient Chinese healing art of acupuncture.
Meridian lines in the body work much the same way as a circuit board in a computer.
Acupuncture is based on the balancing of these meridians or energy flows.
Too much or too little energy flow will cause the body to be out of balance and disease will soon follow.
It’s similar to when our computer is running slow. You all know the aggravation that this causes us.
When information is not allowed to flow freely via communication within the network, we often say, “man, my computer is so slow.”
After we give our PC a little tune up, DE-frag the hard drive, delete old files, remove any viruses, and some other tweaking, our computer is back up to speed again.
The human body works much the same way.
Other Holistic Means for healing manic depression
- Herbology (standard in Germany)
- Holistic healing is a form of alternative health care that integrates the whole person in the healing process: body, mind, emotion, spirit and life force (chi) energy. It is a non-invasive treatment that utilizes natural healing techniques and remedies such as herbology, acupuncture, acupressure, reflexology, homeopathy, Reiki, muscle and tissue massage, chiropractic, Zenith, color and sound healing, chakra balancing, and many others.
- Chakra Balancing
- BrainWave Entrainment
- Sound Healing
- Reiki energy healing
By becoming truly conscious of who we really are, and what we are allowing into our experience, can we break free of the cycle of destruction caused by bi-polar manic depression and learn to live our lives, instead of our lives living us.
I know that this is easier said then done but it’s easy to feel like a victim when bi-polar manic depression sets in.
We have to use our resources to effectively manage our states of being.
It’s okay to tell others that you trust if you are dealing with manic depression so that they can assist you in your recovery.
Remember, you are not your body. You are a spiritual energetic being that is temporarily using your human body to experience this reality.
More on this in another future post.
How do you take care of your body? Are you sensitive to how you are feeling?
How you feel is an indicator of what state that your body is in.
Is it time to take your body and mind in for a tune-up?
Also, you might like to try the Brain Evolution System to help calm and restore your brainwaves.
Please visit with your primary care physician if you believe you have bi-polar manic depression or any other type of mental imbalance. This is something you need to take very seriously.