The Law of Cycles

The Law of Cycles

A Law of Spirit
“With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.”
Chinese Proverb

The Waves at Virgin Beach Showing the Law of Cycles

Once upon a time, a man named Nyoman stood on the white sand of Virgin Beach on Bali. It was a few days before the full moon, and the waves kept crashing in. To his left side was a little hill that cut the incoming water forcing it up to almost ten meters of height. However, the waves were only between four and six meters high where he was standing before they crashed. Without knowing it, he profoundly experienced the Law of Cycles.

Fascinated and scared, Nyoman stood there for a long time. He asked himself, “How should I be able to fight against these sheer masses of water”. No one dared to enter the water, and everyone warned him too. However, he knew there was a big learning lesson waiting. The waves played their game with various intensities when he remembered a phrase from his grandfather. He always said, “Go with the flow of life”.

With this sentence in mind, Nyoman observed the waves. He quickly understood that he could not go into the ocean when the swell came towards him. He also grasped that he could not escape the sea when the water retracted. So he took a leap of faith on the next wave and went in with the retracting water. The next wave crushed him, but only because he resisted. As a quick learner, he rode the next wave to the shore. Grasping and using the wave cycles, he went in and out of the sea the whole afternoon. His entire body assimilated the cycles of ebb and flow, ups and downs, which he integrated into his life. He finally got the learning lesson.

This story teaches us that everything in the universe runs in cycles and has a high and a low. Therefore, we must not only do the right thing but also at the right time. Applying action at a low is counterproductive, and we need to wait for the rising high. There is a time for everything, and patience shows us when it is timely.

Going with the Flow

Everything in the universe runs in cycles. We experience sunrise and sunset, the waxing and waning moon, the ebb and flow of the tides, the year’s season, and so forth. Within these grand schemes, everything on Earth runs through its cycles. Going with the flow is crucial, and patience is critical. Doing the right thing at the wrong time leads to frustration. Procrastination is sometimes essential before a new action.

Appreciating the Law of Cycles helps us work with the timing of ourselves and our environment. There is a time for preparation and a time for action. We apply this law every day when we sleep at night and are active during the day. Furthermore, we apply it to the grander scheme of life, using many years to evolve into our purpose only to offer our gifts in the following years.

As the seasons change, we must do so too. We leave old habits behind and evolve ourselves into higher consciousness. Everyone has their rhythms, and appreciating and flowing with them is essential when applying the law of cycles. As the Chinese proverb above states, everything has its time, and patience is vital.

The power of the 7-step Alchemical Transformation process comes into full bloom with the Law of Cycles. All seven steps are one cycle with all its ebb and flow. The guidance of the Alchemical system ineffably supports us on our path of evolution. Once we finish one cycle, we start a new one. This wheel spins until the end of time.


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