“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. . . .There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” – Rachel Carson
Human life parallels the seasons and cycles of nature. Having an awareness of the cycles of life affords you a spiritual clarity that promotes healing and a sense of wholeness. In the natural world, cycles perpetuate life, such as the changing seasons, the rings of trees, the spirals of shells, and the rising and setting of the sun. They exist because of nature’s forces and reflect healthy growth or transformation.
In fact, the spiritual “law of cycles” governs such rhythms of life. It gives us an insight into how these circles, orbits, and spirals of time loop back on themselves in endless repeating patterns. We can take advantage of these spiritual opportunities, set new intentions, and conspire with the divine energies of the universe. This lets us attune with what’s in alignment with our soul’s path and what isn’t. Moreover, it’s absolutely key to understanding and flowing with the cycles of life.
Here are 3 Sacred Ways to Flow with the Cycles of Life:
- Observe Nature’s Cycles: Notice the parallels in your own life to appreciate how your physical existence is based on such cycles. Create personal rituals based on the seasons, the cycles of the moon, or the cycle of each day. For example, sunrise is a time for opening to fresh possibilities and new beginnings. Whatever has happened in the past is wiped clean and you begin anew. As the sun dips below the horizon, it’s a time of releasing and freeing yourself from any resentments, grievances, or disappointments. This practice will continuously clear any residual energy from the day that can lead to energy blocks.
- Engage in Energetic Feng Shui: Clearing your environments, inner and outer, of negative or stagnant energy supports a healthier, more harmonious life. When things are “energetically out of alignment” in your environments, it drains your overall energy. The more you acquire in your life, the more energy it takes to maintain them. Make a list of the things you are tolerating in your environment such as: overloaded drawers and closets, bills not paid, or mementos from past relationships. Commit to crossing off a sizable part of this list, 25% in the next two weeks. You will be amazed at how much energy you will feel by doing this. As you work your way through the list, set up systems so you won’t need to spend as much time on maintenance in the future.
- Clear the Energy of the Past: Clear your life not only of outdated clothes and household items, but also of negative relationships, negative beliefs, and toxic environments. Release anyone or anything that isn’t aligned with your soul’s journey. Holding onto your past can potentially lead to energy blocks. Unless you let the past go, you will continue dealing with whatever needs to be released. Therefore, it’s necessary to let everything from the past be—both the positive and negative, the things that you cherish and draw strength from, as well as those no longer appropriate to your being. Trust that anything with a negative pull will be released, and that the value from your positive experiences will linger within your heart.
Every day we are presented with situations that challenge us to flow with the cycles of life for improved health, enhanced well-being, and increased spiritual growth. When this flow remains open, we ultimately create this current of energy in our relationships and our connection to universal love in the world.