“Rhythm.. may be defined Hermetically ...”
“It is the flow to and fro between the poles or opposites of a given condition; the pendulum action backward and forward, the ebb and flow, action and reaction, on all planes visible and invisible, mental, physical and spiritual.”
Music, astronomy, astrology, history . We see the effect of rhythm in the recorded acts of mankind throughout mans existence and in the sciences. i.e. “The rise and fall of empires. the waxing and waning of civilizations, the disappearance of continents...” ”...and the birth of new ones...” “ The ever changing fortunes in the struggles between conquered and conquerors.”
“Counterpoint and harmony, succession of seasons, night and day, the ebb and flo of tides, the fluctuations of fortune, the transcience of fame, the temporary tenure of power, the rise and fall of acclaimed “great men”...” All of these examples mentioned are notations of Rhythm . How fast your vibrations, will literally physically show in the speed and force of the swing of the pendulum. How extreme the variations or degree of difference between the poles (polarity) may show in the slam that is caused by this swing.
The greater the distance apart, the longer and stronger the swing in-between (compensation). Actually, if one cares to know , it is somewhat beneficial to get it-the slam right after you have gone off the mark so that you can perceive what is happening and make corrections. If “time” lapses between your misperceived action, before you get hit by compensation caused by rhythm and influenced by vibration and polarity, you may not understand the strong connection-the CORRESPONDENCE that is being shown to you for correction!
Check out your life for alternations in moods, feelings, modes of actions and non- action. Rhythm is seen working in “the extremes of joy and sorrow...” “Enthusiasm and depression, interest and indifference...” “strength and weakness, health and disease.” Ah...This is what we have to get above. Focused, and Centered, one does not have wild disparate mood swings. At least not for long in the earlier stages of the work.Then when you become more balanced, make different choices, have a greater perception of what is really happening... amazing grace, the scene changes and the physical environment also, so that when you are balanced your life becomes “different” from what it would have been if the change had not taken place in WHO YOU ARE.
This is difficult to explain because just as you could begin to feel in charge of your life accomplishing so much and becoming balanced and centered as Adeptship quickens, the later story of Mastership goes into a stage of “unwanted freedom” (detachment) and a stage of “Sorrow” which all must pass through. But that is much later when one can do “Job”, each in in their own way.The lesser Abyss and seductions of the lower plane below you, you are in charge of the world. The pendulum comes to rest, but you don’t know it! “Job” must keep his/her/your deep abiding Faith.
“Up there” is the world of Humility and Patience.The Hermit. The Master experiences lightening and singularity. I Amness.
Doubt, personal will, don’t-want-to-dieness and any form of denial can still rise up and become the temptation to give up the Best Journey...right at the threshold of success. To know this in advance is reinforcement of resolve. It is like getting a key to the Gate of Tears.
Alternations in philosophy, purpose, identity, inventiveness and practical application may be part of learning and growth modes, unless nothing is truly learned and it just goes in circles eternally. Then it is off the mark of rightness. Still, until it is absolutely mediated, moderated, reconciled to center and raised up, ANYTHING is subject to rhythm swings. And as previously stated, even raised up there are still surprises and exceptions for reasons of “producing the diamond.”
*You have higher and lower impulses. Recognize that and respond intentionally to your higher intuition, your higher intelligence. Thoughts will come up in your mind. No blame. That will happen. Don’t honor the baser negative fears and their choices that boil up. Recognize them and say; “Get thee behind me, Satan.”(Christ) Then honor your most noble instincts and honor the LIGHT. Go for the highest response to any condition or situation that you can possibly conjecture up. Honor your Higher Nature. This is “Poise”, “Self Possession”, and “Self Mastery.”*
Love is certainly a very human application of Rhythm. The female body tells a rhythm story in conjunction with the moon.
I love the sentence about not mourning loss of love because it will come back due to this principle of ebb and flow.
I AM A CORK
FLOATING ON THE OCEANS SURFACE
UNINDATED WITH THE PRESSURE OF TONS OF WATER.
I MAY SINK BELOW, PRESSED AND GASPING FOR BREATH
BUT BEFORE I SUCCUMB TO THE MURKY DEPTHS
AND WHILE THERE IS STILL AIR IN MY TISSUES
I BOB TO THE TOP PROPELLED BY MY POWERFUL DRIVE TO SEE THE LIGHT
AND SMELL AND BREATHE THE AIR OF LIFE.