These two universal fundamentals, cycling and function, are totally integrated one with the other. Much richness of understanding follows from a deeper appreciation of these aspects of the universe controlling, as they do, each person’s existence in this incarnate form.
Every part of this whole universe cycles; not only does the whole universe cycle, not only does the planet cycle, but every tiny particle cycles. Look for the patterns; always patterning. Obviously mankind, or shall we say one man in his passage through the incarnate years also undergoes that breathing process, that cycling. Birth is the beginning of that overall cycling which, of course, ends with withdrawal or what you refer to as death. Incorporated in that overall cycling are many sub-cycles.
For optimum health, and to conform to universality, each one of the bodies of humankind must cycle. It is so designed that during daylight, waking hours the physical body cycles. Many people are not particularly at their best upon wakening; as the hours pass they feel better and better reaching a peak somewhere about the midday point, and beginning to decline in the late afternoon. This is the physical cycle, and as each of you are aware, very often the withdrawal of the physical occurs when the physical body is not at its peak.
In the late afternoon, as the physical body declines, the etheric body begins to cycle, prior to the decline of the physical, and it reaches its peak late in the evening. The etheric body declines and reaches nadir during the early hours of the morning, during which period the emotional/mental body has cycled, and it reaches its peak in the early hours of the morning, perhaps four or five o’clock. These are sub-cycles and are incorporated in a periodic cycle that occupies many days. During the period of approximately a month a person will experience a peak period, which of course, depends upon several factors. He will also experience down turns occurring at approximately monthly intervals.
Again, this cycling is incorporated in spaces of years; it is popularly supposed that man changes every seven years, this is not so. Within each entity there is a fluctuation by which is meant a rise to a peak and a withdrawal, and another rise to a peak and a withdrawal, but the time period varies greatly from person to person. The age of each of those cycles is between five and ten years.
Consider the fact that the cycling rule or law, is imperative; it applies to every particle of this universe. It is inevitable; it has to happen. Consider, then, on this meditative return path, that there must also be a cycling, there must be an overall cycling and there must be cycles within cycles. This does not mean that you will be able to meditate successfully at one period, and unable at another. Rather, there will be great progress at one period and lesser progress at others.
Meditative paths often seem difficult but this is because of the cycling inherent in incarnate living, relative to your function whilst on the Earth Plane. Some experience what humanly would be called troubles. They are of course, not; they are purely inherent principles of that cycling that contain opportunities to cleanse, clear and heal on all levels of being before being able to move into new spiritual dimensions.
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