Make the Law of Rhythm Work for You
The Law of Rhythm teaches us that there is a season for everything, a flow, and natural order. Daily, monthly, seasonal and annual cycles influence the tides, our bodies, and all of nature.
This is part eleven of a twelve-part series about ancient mystical teachings called the Universal Laws or Hermetic Principles. The focus of this article is twofold; The Law of Rhythm and creating art exploring this principle.
Many believe that by harnessing the Universal Principles, you can achieve inner peace, a deeper connection to the universe, and a greater understanding of yourself.
In my Soul Artist Experience course series, among many other topics, we explore the Universal Laws. Using our art journals to examine each principle illustrates our insights.
The Law of Rhythm provides Soul Artists with inspiring material as they create art journal pages about this law.
For example, artistically conveying the idea that the energy in the universe is like a pendulum. Whenever something swings to the right, it must eventually swing to the left. All things are either growing or dying; flowing in the ever-evolving dance of life.
The Law of Rhythm shows us that there is a natural order to things. The tides, seasons, business cycles, health, relationships, emotional highs, and lows. Everything goes through cycles, yet a rhythm or a pattern is evident.
Spiritual teachers explain that mastering this law involves finding ways to stay in balance.
In science, they say, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.”
The Law of Rhythm illustrates that the pendulum swings in everything; waves of the ocean, the rise and fall of empires, monetary cycles, and personal successes and failures.
In accordance with this law, when something reaches a point of culmination, the return swing begins.
Everything ebbs and flows, swinging to the left and back to the right. Like every season, everything has a purpose and function in the grander scale of the universe.
One truth within the Law of Rhythm is that everything is forever changing and our job is to embrace the ride.
“Everything in the Universe has a rhythm. Everything dances.” — Dr. Maya Angelou
When the challenges of life seem insurmountable, know that a shift is coming. If things in life are flowing, savor the sweetness, but allow each phase of life to end with grace. Embrace every stage of life. Each has amazing gifts to offer.
Everything has a cycle and a rhythm. The harshness of winter turns to lush spring and light-filled summer. The moon waxes and wanes as we rhythmically experience the seasons in our own lives.
For everything there is a season, and a time for every [a]purpose under heaven. — Ecclesiastes 3:1
After years of child-rearing, parents ultimately find themselves with an empty nest. Someone who struggled to earn enough may find themself with abundance enough for all of their needs.
Life transitions such as retirement, the loss of a partner, and having a baby all herald a new season to come.
Part of the human experience is the joy of life. When everything seems to be going well; from career to health to relationships, life feels good and it’s easy to be optimistic.
And yet, part of the human experience is the pain when things take a turn. From a scary health diagnosis to a career setback to watching a loved one suffer; life can seem to change in an instant. When this happens, it’s natural for your ego to want to take charge and course correct. I know for myself, my natural desire is to take charge and do everything in my power to become laser-focused on ‘fixing’ the circumstance to get everything back to equilibrium. A wiser approach would be to recognize it as a moment in life to slow down, take stock, find grace and look for inner guidance. That’s what the law of rhythm teaches.
The Law of Rhythm helps us understand and acknowledge life cycles.
We learn to not become too attached to any state of life. The tides rise and then recede, and we can learn to interpret each as being okay. It is only when we cling to one state over another that we bring discontentment into our lives.
When we learn to treat each stage as just a temporary condition and acknowledge that all things change, we can come to a place of peace when they do.
Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. David Simon wrote a book called the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga. Their law of least effort says there is rhythm and balance in the natural world, and when you are in harmony with nature, you can minimize your effort and maximize your effectiveness.
Make the Law of Rhythm work for you by recognizing that every cycle of life contains beauty.
Nothing is permanent.
Seeing the value in every stage is one of the major lessons of the Law of Rhythm. When you can let things be and resist trying to control everything, you then flow with the collective patterns. Staying patient and balanced helps us facilitate our own evolution.
If you would learn more about the Universal Laws and explore making art as a spiritual practice, join us in the Soul Artist Experience.
Gratitude and thanks to the Soul Artists who have shared their work for this Blog Post; Kathy Kellum, Teresa Henke, and Cheryl Thompson.
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