Moodiness and Personal Energy Profiles
By Dr. Kelly R. Bennett
From time to time, all of us have experienced strange things happening inside us that we do not clearly understand. It is easy to become concerned when unexpected changes take place within us that we cannot easily explain. When the changes happen, we search for answers. We need to explain things to ourselves. Unfortunately, if we are not sure of the reason, we just make one up, and it is often the worst possible case.
People tend to worry about the unknown, and mysterious inner energy changes become a worry focus. Self-worry throws our sense of natural timing off. We get out of rhythm with our own life, forcing ourselves to be someone we are not. To prove ourselves, we attempt to perform in exceptional ways that we are unprepared to fulfill at the time. We take extreme measures that often make the situation worse. (See the book, Too Much, Too Little, Just Right, 2nd edition, by Dr. Kelly Bennett).
This contrived behavior works against the natural rhythms of our inner energy supply. As a result, we experience fatigue. We become worried about the fatigue, which puts us more discordant with ourselves and with our inner energy resources. We worry about the unknown. It is not what we know about ourselves, but what we don't know about ourselves that can really hurt us. Our fears, coupled with an undirected imagination, can make things even worse.
Unexpected mood changes are, to a significant extent, inner energy resource changes. They are like the ebb and flow of ocean tides. The tide surges in and the tide fades away. Every day, in fact many times each day, the cyclic energy in some part of our body is changing in a subtle but definite way. If you could only sense it, you could tell when it changes and how it has changed.
Like the pendulum of a grandfather clock slowly swinging from one side to the other, our inner energies alternate. First there is an interest in being active, then an interest in being passive; an interest in turning outward, then an interest in turning inward; an interest in participating, then an interest in observing; an interest in talking, then an interest in listening; an interest in relating then an interest in being alone; and an unclear awareness of others, and then an unclear awareness of ourselves. Our moods swing back and forth in definite patterns, week in and week out.
Fortunately, these energy swings, called Personal Energy Profiles, are predictable. Why is this? The theory suggests that at birth regulator clock turns on. At the time of our first breath, the inner energy patterns of change begin. Then, as we grow old enough, we begin to sense our motivations shifting and changing, our interests waxing and waning, our mood shifting. This mood flux is familiar to us all, though one person's experience of it may be quite different from another's.
The energy fluctuations indicate motivation shifts, not behavior changes. There are several factors in addition to inner energy resources that determine our behavior. Such factors include choice (based on incentives and values), perceptions (based on expectations and aspirations), conditioning (based on training), regulation of our daily life balance (eating, resting, physical activity, socializing), the press of circumstances, and more.
Everyone born on the same birth date (day, month and year) will have exactly the same graphical pattern of inner energy resources. But that means millions of people have exactly the same internal energy patterns. With everyone being so different, how can that be? Can we account for individual differences?
Yes, we can. It is possible to individualize the Personal Energy Profiles. After you have gained a sufficient conscious awareness of your inner energy shifts to start predicting when they occur, we can use this awareness to personalize your graphs by adjusting the values given energy ratios. This changes the shape of all curves in the graph to fit your uniqueness.
There are four different kinds of energy depicted by curves (D, R, T, and K), with a cumulative effect indicator (C). The period of each sine curve varies from 23 days to 38 days. That is why they move in and out of phase, rather than moving in unison.
D is the DOING ENERGY available to us, our physical energy resource.
Our motivation to be active, accomplish and achieve.
Our motivation to interact with things and get them done.
With this energy, our attention becomes focused on the use of our physical body and on the state of our body's energy.
D energy fluctuates over a period of 23 days before repeating again
R is the RELATING ENERGY available to us, our emotional energy resource.
Our motivation to enjoy life with enthusiasm, for intimacy, and for interpersonal interaction.
With this energy, our attention is focused on our own values, emotions and feelings, as well as those of others.
R energy fluctuates over a period of 28 days before repeating again.
(If you want to check your graphs for accuracy, see if the day of the week on which this energy curve crosses the central vertical line, or peaks left or right. That should be the day of the week on which you were born.)
T is the THINKING ENERGY available to us, our mental energy resource.
Our motivation to problem-solve, to maintain attention and focus, to find reasons and to maintain a big-picture perspective of the current situation.
The T energy directs our attention to our own (and others') thoughts and ideas.
T energy fluctuates over a period of 33 days before repeating again.
K is the KNOWING ENERGY available to us, our intuitive energy resource.
Our motivation to experience intangibles, such as possibilities, connections, co-relationships, draw conclusions, experience clear insight or future
vision, or sense unconventional hunches. It directs our attention toward unspoken impressions about others or ourselves.
The K energy fluctuates over a period of 38 days before repeating again.
C is the COMPOSITE ENERGY, the combined effects of all four energy states at a given time.
This is the best curve to start with as you are learning about variations in your energy.
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