A law is anything we see that happens
over and over again in nature. Some laws are pretty simple, like
the law of gravity, which says that all objects feel a force of
attraction for other objects. You don't have to go to school to
know about this law. Even young children soon learn about gravity
if they fall from a height.
Knowing that a law exists is very helpful, because it helps to
know what to expect. One law that we have neglected in our society
is the law of cycles, which says that events happen in a repetitive
way with a time of increase, stability, decrease and then increase
Our ancestors knew the law of cycles much better than we do. They
knew that in some years there was lots to eat, and at other times
there might be starvation. That some years were very mild, and some
were very stormy or cold. That many animals such as hares go through
dramatic population cycles, building up gradually to a high level,
and then crashing to a low point to start rising again. But that
whatever condition you had, they knew that nature's clock would
bring them to the other side of the cycle when the condition would
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.
If cycles are an inevitable part of life, how can we use this to
advantage? First, by not complaining when costs rise, income falls,
the days get shorter, people get sick or have several examples of
'bad luck' in a row. According to the law of cycles bad conditions
will improve, so patience is better than complaint. The idea of
cycles shows the importance of timing. When times are good it is
wise to prepare for times of difficulty. Governments have found
it difficult to follow that advice, but there is good reason for
individuals to do this, and many people do.
The other advantage of timing with cycles is that our abilities
and talents can also rise and fall over time. We try to pick a time
when we feel physically strong to do demanding, strenuous work.
We buy a stock when we see its value rising. Even events like meetings
can go through positive and negative phases. If this is recognized
in advance, it could be possible to stop a meeting when people are
getting tired and have more difficulty finding agreement, and meet
Discussing the law of cycles may be especially appropriate now.
People have become used to steadily increasing government spending,
both federal and territorial, and there may be some shock and anger
over spending cuts. However, it is doubtful that governments know
why our society behaves as it does, any more than the hare population
does. A law can only be turned to human use when it is recognized
and taken into our planning. And so both the human and hare populations
will continue to be affected by the law of cycles for years to come.
But the hares will feel the full effects of cyclic upturns and downturns,
while we — if we use our knowledge of cycles to advantage
— can turn potential problems into opportunities.
Consider the cycles in your own personal life. The friends that
come.. then go.
The soulmates that thrive.. then die off.
The job that was going to be your lifelong career.. then became
the anchor in your derrierre.
The house that just fit your dreams.. then lost value in the markets.
Or how about the new friends that replaced the lost ones..
Or the love interest that came into your life at your lowest point..changing
The hobby that became your most productive job ever.
Perhaps the fact that you doubled your equity when you sold that
Everything cycles.. nothing is without change, because if it was
it would be stagnant & dead.
We are all changing.. all of the time.
Life is a giant cycle.. a constant flow of 'letting go' of the old,
& then 'receiving' the new with open arms.
I always chuckle when I see a movie or read a book where the romantic
leads say things like, 'Oh baby, don't ever change. I love you just
the way your are right here, right now. You complete me.' Because
that interchange, while flowery & a good sound-bite, is simply
impossible to be true. By the time it is said, that love interest
is already changing.. perhaps from simply having heard those words!
Our lesson in all of this is to appreciate the 'here & now'..
love & enjoy the gifts in the precious 'present'.. but don't
cling to them because they will not stay in quite the same way.
Don't lose the present by longing for the past.. it has cycled out
of your life.
Don't lose the present by pineing for a distant dream in tomorrow.
What is yours will come to you.
Just breathe.. just 'BE'.. & allow life's cycles to take you
on your own particular journey through this fantastic lifetime.
It's all ebb & flow.
If you are in a tough place right now & nothing seems to be
going right.. know that this too shall pass.
It will cycle away from you, & trust the Universe for your Highest
Good to come into your life & take it's place.
Allow yourself to be a Spiritual Being..