By Dawn Norton
In my article on the Law of Vibration, I mentioned the up and down, back and forthness of particle motions. Rhythm is movement, fluctuation, or variation marked by the regular recurrence or natural flow of related elements. It’s this regular recurrence that we are interested in.
I love the words of Og Mandino in regard to emotions that illustrate rhythm.
“The tides advance; the tides recede. Winter goes and summer comes. Summer wanes and the cold increases. The sun rises; the sun sets. The moon is full; the moon is black. The birds arrive; the birds depart. Flowers bloom; flowers fade. Seeds are sown; harvests are reaped. All nature is a circle of moods and I am part of nature and so, like the tides, my moods will rise; my moods will fall.”
Thoughts, experiences, and success, like nature and emotions, move to a rhythm. There is no way to hold perfectly still forever. You never stay in one place or one feeling without change. Like pendulums swing back and forth, everything in life also moves to a flow or rhythm, back and forth. Because of this, we can know that if we are down, eventually we will be up; and to the degree we are down, the greater degree we will be up.
Job is one of the best examples in the Bible of the Law of Rhythm. Job lost his family, his servants, his possessions, his health, and eventually his will to live. But God called Job a perfect and upright man. Even his friends who loved him, judged him, offered poor advice, and doubted his integrity. Job was just about as low as one could go. What was the outcome of rhythm in the story of Job? He had to move just as far in the opposite direction according to the Law of Polarity. “The Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.” Including ten more children!
I love thinking about the Law of Rhythm. I can absolutely know that when I am feeling down, it won’t last. When I am rejected, eventually I’ll be accepted. I can also use it to help control myself. If I am angry, I can think about how that anger can be changed to joy if I control it and I will get there much more quickly. If I am disappointed, I can know that “joy cometh in the morning.” I have often said to myself and others when in difficult circumstances that seem more than one can bear, “everything changes. You will not be in this spot very long.” I’ve tried to look forward hopefully by recognizing how much can change over time. In five years, things are usually completely different than where we are now. If we apply the laws in a positive way, we can be in a much better, improved, happier place in life. And it will partially be because of the Law of Rhythm.