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There’s a Cycle for Everything

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In our lives, there exists a rhythm that guides us in each passing moment, from the beat of our hearts to the cycles of the seasons. This rhythm, known as cyclical living, encompasses each of the rhythms and cycles inherent within us and in the world around us.

Cyclical living acknowledges the predictability of our energy, productivity, and creativity, all of which follow their own natural patterns. It invites us to not only synchronize with the internal rhythms of our bodies, such as hormonal cycles and circadian rhythms, but also with the external rhythms of nature, including the changing seasons and the phases of the moon.

We can use cyclical living to help us align our daily activities and long-term goals with the ever-changing array of life’s cycles, allowing us to move as nature intended….cyclically!

Daily Cycles:

At the most fundamental level, we each have a 24-hour cycle, known as our circadian rhythm. This rhythm is most commonly characterized by the ebb and flow of light and darkness. 

In Cycle Synergy™ we talk about how your perfect day starts at 8pm. Our set up for a perfect day actually starts the night before. Your evening routine and your sleep quality allows you to reset your rhythm each day. 

Weekly Cycles:

Zooming out slightly, we can also see the cyclical nature of our week. The weekdays are characterized by the structured cadence of work, school, kids and responsibilities, while the weekends offer a reprieve—a time to unwind, recharge, and reconnect with ourselves and our loved ones. Week after week, this cyclical pattern repeats, providing us with a sense of rhythm and routine amidst the chaos of modern life.

Monthly Cycles:

For women, the journey of cyclical living extends into our monthly hormonal cycles. Each month, we experience a second inner rhythm in addition to our daily circadian rhythm. This rhythm is known as our infradian rhythm. 

Our infradian rhythm shapes our physical, emotional, and mental landscape, guiding us through phases of energy, introspection, creativity, and rest. As we start to become aware of these subtle shifts within our bodies, we learn to honor the wisdom of our cyclical nature. We learn to fully embrace the inherent power and beauty that has been, and will always be a part of us.

Seasonal Cycles:

Expanding our gaze to the natural world, we encounter the rhythm of the seasons. Seasonal energy changes throughout the year in the same way our monthly energy changes throughout the month.

From the vibrant hues of spring to the lazy days of summer, the crisp air of autumn, and the quiet stillness of winter, each season offers its own unique gifts and challenges. As we raise our awareness of the seasonal rhythms, we learn to flow with the cycles of nature, harnessing the energy of each season to support our growth and evolution.

See this article for more info on seasonal energy.

Lunar Cycles:

And it doesn’t stop there. Another cycle unfolds in the rhythm of the moon. The moon cycles each month in a very similar pattern to our hormonal cycles. From the new moon, a symbol of new beginnings and fresh starts, to the full moon, a time of illumination and fruition, each phase of the lunar cycle offers its own unique opportunities for reflection, release, and renewal.

Life Stage Cycles:

Finally, we scale out to our current life stage—our journey marked by cycles of growth, transformation, and evolution. From the innocence of childhood to the tumult of adolescence, the responsibilities of adulthood, the transition through menopause and the wisdom of the sage in postmenopause, each stage of life offers its own lessons and blessings, guiding us ever onward on our path of self-discovery and self-realization.

Cycles are the melody that guides us through the ever-changing landscape of our lives. From the rhythm of our daily routines to the grand arc of our lifespan, cycles infuse every single moment with meaning and purpose. Take time to notice the cycles in your life and how you can work with them to amplify your experience each day.