All life is cyclical. To know this is to know a great truth. We see it in nature and we see it in the heavens, and we see it in our lives as well. Each day is a cycle within a larger cycle. It begins with the dawn and the sun rising in the east, and proceeds to dusk when the sun sets in the west. Then follows the evening and the continued movement of the celestial bodies until the cycle begins again at dawn. Within this cycle we have our own cycle of awaking, doing activities, sleeping and recharging, only to awaken again and begin doing activities again. Each morning brings a new day; each day a new opportunity.

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The moon has a 28-day cycle, starting with the new moon that waxes for 14 days until full, and then wanes for 14 days until it morphs into a new moon again. Women also menstruate on a monthly cycle.

The seasons are cyclical, with spring giving way to summer, and summer to autumn, and autumn to winter, until we return to spring again. Each season has its own dynamics, and these are to understood and worked with. With very few exceptions you are setting yourself up for failure by planting seeds in the winter rather than waiting for the spring–because it is the wrong cycle in which to plant.

Consciousness too has its cycles. There are times we feel very in tune, aware, alert, creative, and times when we lose our edge and seem to be fighting against the tides. Sometimes things are so easy; sometimes so hard. Why? Because our consciousness is cyclical too. Let me quote from my book, A Vision of Power and Glory. In the chapter “The Darkness,” I speak of how spiritual growth too is cyclical.

This is work which defies normal understanding. One must never underestimate the immensity of the task. There is more here than meets the eye.

Let the truth be known. You will fail and fail again. You will stumble and fall hundreds of times. Before any real growth and stability appears you will despair, lose fai