Not one person can make the sun rise or set any sooner. Wise ones work with natural rhythms, and that begins with a heightened Awareness of them.
Cynthia Davidson, excerpt from Cycles card
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Like wheels within Wheels, we are embedded within countless Cycles, simultaneously interacting every moment of our lives. Not just our personal mental, emotional, physical and spiritual Cycles but the earthly Cycles of the seasons, the tides, and the cosmic Cycles, in the Universe at large too.
Thinking about Cycles is not the same as living through them, and feeling them working their changes, inside your body, heart and mind so as you devote the next ten days to studying this Law, pay attention to everything from your bio-rhythms to sleep Cycles, solar and lunar Cycles and share what you discover, with others, in discussions about this Law.
Where we are in our personal Cycles will affect how we experience this Law. When passing through your adolescence, for example, you saw life's challenges differently than you do in your 40’s. By the time you are in your 70’s, your appreciation of Cycles will be much deeper and wider.
While the Earth revolves each day, we are evolving, going through the highs and lows over a life time. Everything around us rises and falls, grows, peaks and declines too.
Make a list of all the Cycles you are aware of. Which ones are your favorites? From the Cycles of war and peace, to economic and seasonal ones, try seeing yourself as one more cog within all these meshing cyclical spheres of energy and activity and resolve to enjoy the ride.
Here's some more wisdom about this Law from others.
Different forms of energy vibrate at different rates like a river, energy flows from higher to lower levels, moving through repeating cycles, expanding then contracting, like our breathing.
Since everything in the universe is a form of energy, everything falls within the domain of the Law of Cycles: Sunrise and sunset, the waxing and waning moon, the ebb and flow of tides, and the seasons of the year all reflect this law. It reminds us there is a time for everything under the sun. All things rise and fall.
A thought or action initiated while this pulsing energy is rising gaining momentum travels along easily toward its success, but a thought or action initiated in a descending cycle has reduced impact. When a cycle is not favorable we wait until it is rising again…
Appreciating the energy cycles of our lives helps us apply good timing..
Each of us has our rhythms. As we find our own rhythm, we take advantage of whatever point of the cycle we find ourselves; we learn to flow in harmony and rhythm with the Law of Cycles.
Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear.
Corrie ten Boom
Life is a cycle, always in motion, if good times have moved on so will times of trouble!
The cycle of violence needs extreme love to break it.
Sarah Macdonald, Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure
Sarah Macdonald, Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure
... Our ideas, in short, on duration and time are all derived from our sensations according to the laws of Association. Inextricably bound up with the relativity of human knowledge, they nevertheless can have no existence except in the experience of the individual ego, and perish when its evolutionary march dispels the Maya of phenomenal existence. What is Time, for instance, but the panoramic succession of our states of consciousness?
In the words of a Master, "I feel irritated at having to use these three clumsy words -- Past, Present, and Future -- miserable concepts of the objective phases of the subjective whole, they are about as ill-adapted for the purpose as an ax for fine carving.
Our earth as a planet of this solar system has three movements -- it rotates on its own axis, completing it in 24 hours; it revolves around the sun, completing it in 365 days; it participates in the movement of the whole solar system as it goes through the sidereal cycle of a little over 25,800 years.
Nowadays, we tend to lose sight of this basic law of nature. In this century we have grown to rely on our national government and our technology. We have begun to believe that our standard of living, our income, our health and our well-being should always improve. And many of us are surprised and angry when the government cannot reverse economic downturns, or improve the health of the people or prevent the average person's income from falling from what it was 10 years ago. Our technology has been able to reduce or delay the effects of the law of cycles, but the law is still operating.
The Law of Rhythm:
This Universal Law states that everything vibrates and moves to certain rhythms. These rhythms establish seasons, cycles, stages of development, and patterns. Each cycle reflects the regularity of God’s universe. Masters know how to rise above negative parts of a cycle by never getting too excited or allowing negative things to penetrate their consciousness.
Drs. Milanovich and McCune in their book, The Light Shall Set You Free
I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you’re too young, you get a gold watch, you go to work. You work forty years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back into the womb, you spend your last nine months floating …and you finish off as an orgasm.
The ebb and flow of the tides of the Earth, Sun, Moon and Stars are but repetitions of the Great Cycle, the very nature of the energetic workings of the Universe. Coming to understand this Cycle, and learning to harness its energy by working within its parameters is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves... one of the greatest tools in our quest for inner growth and understanding. We are a part of the Universe, not apart from it, and becoming conscious of the mechanics of the Universe gives us great insight into our inner Universe as well. As above, so below. As within, so without.
Jhenah Telyndru in her book Avalon Within: Inner Sovereignty and Personal Transformation Through the Avalonian Mysteries (2005)
There is no death. How can there be death if everything is part of the Godhead? The soul never dies and the body is never really alive.
Isaac Bashevis Singer, Nobel Laureate
He saw all these forms and faces in a thousand relationships… become newly born. Each one was mortal, a passionate, painful example of all that is transitory. Yet none of them died, they only changed, were always reborn, continually had a new face: only time stood between one face and another.
Herman Hesse, Nobel Laureate
As we live through thousands of dreams in out present life, so is our present life only one of many thousands of such lives which we enter from the other more real life… and then return after death. Our life is but one of the dreams of that more real life, and so it is endlessly, until the very last one, the very real life of God.
Count Leo Tolstoy
In ten days, we'll take up the Law of Sacred Oneness, until then, enjoy your Cycles.