The moon and your creativity

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“Super moon”, 3 December, 2017

Is the moon and its cycle affecting our creativity? This question is especially pertinent tonight, when there is a “super moon“.

This full moon has a larger-than-usual apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth, coinciding with the closest distance that the Moon reaches to Earth in its elliptic orbit.

I was thrilled to have coincidentally just received my new telephoto lens today, and had a splendid opportunity to test it on the moon (result as above).

The time of the full moon has a specific significance in many cultures, and it’s not unusual among highly sensitive persons that they have special bodily and emotional feelings during the full moon, including insomnia.

It seems however that the correlation between the full moon and various mental disorders and disturbances, “lunacy” could account for less than 1% of these conditions, which should be a comforting thought.

So what about creativity? Getting the million dollar idea, may depend on how easily you could access all the myriads of associative connections happening in the subconscious parts of your brain every single moment.

What normally keeps all these new combinations of concepts from popping up in your conscious mind as new ideas, is the effective filter mechanisms you have in order to reserve your limited conscious thought capacity (one thought at a time) for the more mundane but necessary tasks of your daily life.

A way of toning down these filters is through regular meditation, and some people regularly into spiritual meditation note an easier access to normally subconsious thoughts when meditating at the time of the full moon, and especially during a super moon.

Is this true? I don’t know. Next time to find out for yourself will be on the night of the 2nd January, 2018. If you are not yet into meditation, then perhaps time to start now.

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Author: Karl Ekdahl

International public health leader and creativity blogger.

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