Updated: Sep 6, 2021
The Principle of Rhythm in Hermetic philosophy states that, “The measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left”. This coincides with Newton's third law: “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction”.
This tells us that: The more we entertain ourselves in elation, the more we entertain ourselves in depression. This applies for all actions, feelings and physical traits.
Many of us live in our emotions where we experience constant emotional swings from elation to depression, which typically leads to mental, emotional and physical chaos, depriving ourselves and others of personal growth.
Say you have a challenge before you, you’re angry or sad and aggravated about it. You blame or shame someone for the “negative” thing that they have done to you.
Your anger or sadness is then an emotional state that you’re living in. The trick is to see and then understand what the anger is telling you. Too often our unbalanced emotions and endless assumptive narratives get in the way of us being objective. Accumulating these highly emotional charges over time filters into all other spheres of life distracting you from fulfilling your purpose.
The same goes for our elated state, where our human nature draws towards living in complete pleasure and pride. When this happens you become arrogant. The pride runs and takes over, and you feel that you’re better than everyone else. Thus, not giving yourself the chance to learn from humbling experiences, which stunts your growth. The game of life is not about being happy but of living a life that embraces both support and challenge, positive and negative, happy and sad.
Doing the 3 steps below reveals that what was actually done to you was done for you. In recognising this you then become the victor of your circumstance instead of the victim.
So you ask yourself, how is this done?
Pinpoint exactly what the trigger was (we can help you with this)
Balance it out (Let us show you how)
Have Gratitude (It’s already there)
Once you have completed the 3 steps above, you build a poised and centered mind, wherein you become objective with your emotions and thereby your decisions.
Self-governance is then the ability to see and use your emotions as feedback rather than setback. You use this to cultivate, live and achieve your mission. You wake up in the morning not only knowing your mission but inspired to fulfill it.
When you remain in judgement of your circumstances, you cannot transcend the experience for a greater understanding. You're stuck in a revolution of emotional swings instead of making emotional evolutionary breakthroughs .
“Everything flows, out and in; Everything has its tides; All things rise and fall; The pendulum swing manifests in everything; The measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left; Rhythm compensates.” - The Kybalion
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