Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Power of Cycles

"One day, you finally knew what you had to do, and began" (Mary Oliver). For me, that day was about three weeks ago when I started working on translating the Fellowship of Isis liturgy because I want to bring that knowledge to the Spanish speaking community and that is what I had to do. One thing takes me to the next like one book takes me to the next. While translating the liturgy, I have discovered that I would like to teach the College of Isis and be able to train Priestesses. Isis seems to be guiding me strongly lately and I am just going with the flow and following my intuition and my heart.

While I was reading about Hinduism for my religion class, I couldn't help but notice that one of the central beliefs is the fact that people are part of the wheel of karma and they live through the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth. It seems as we are always cycling in these spirals. For example, now I am about to reach the end of one cycle - finishing school and getting my Bachelors degree, but another cycle is about to start since my Priestess role is growing and I am dedicating more time to it. I like creating rituals and translating the liturgy, I love teaching and making the knowledge available to anyone who is ready for it. Like it is said "the teacher appears when the student is ready" so I believe that the people who reach me are ready for what I have to teach.

Cycles come and go, and we move from experts to beginners to experts again. Now it is my time to become a beginner again and decide what is next. What is the purpose I need to fulfill? Once door closes and another one opens so I am waiting to see that door and make sure I walk through it.

As I am focusing on cycles, I also discovered the book called the Optimized Woman by Miranda Gray and call it synchronicity or not, this book talks about the cycles in a woman's life. The one cycle we have that men don't have - our period and this being our source of power and fulfillment. This book explains how our cycles are different from those of men and how we cycle during the month facing Optimal times for different activities and how if we connect with those Optimal periods, we can feel empowered and fulfilled. I have only read a few pages but so far, I really like how it describes the difference between a cyclical life and a linear life. Men are usually linear while women are cyclical. It is hard to fit a world that is made for linear thinking when we are cyclical so being aware of this situation is a powerful tool for us - women. No wonder why we always feel out of place like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. Awareness brings power and power allows us to change. By changing ourselves, we change our world. Let's start paying attention to our cycles and how we move through life from beginnings to endings to new beginnings, and "one day, you finally knew what you had to do, and began."


1 comment:

  1. I have a copy of The Optimized Woman, it is GREAT!