31 Aug Creation #3
The first day of creation in the Bible also teaches us about cycles. Everything flows in cycles. This is why “history repeats itself.” Confucius taught, “Study the past, if you would divine the future.” In the bigger picture we see the cycles of war, the rise and fall of empires, the earth circling the sun and the sun circling a greater celestial body.
On a personal level your “history” also repeats. An example might be relationships, both work and personal. People say they will never place themselves in that type of a situation again, such as a battered person, male or female. Yet, they end up in another abusive relationship, time and time again. There a reason this happens. The repetitive cycle is a pattern of behavior based on a subconscious concept. All patterns of behavior flow in cycles. Everyone has patterns of behavior. Over 5000 years ago this was known and taught. Here is that Teaching: “That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been.” (Ecc 3:15)
Look to see if you can identify some of your patterns of behavior. Start with one and examine it thoroughly. See how it operates. See what triggers it into action. Know its end result so you can, through knowledge and application, change the outcome to a more harmonious experience. All patterns can be mastered.
In Genesis we see that the beginning of the cycle is in darkness and then goes to light. “… the evening and the morning…” The darkness we call night and the light we call day. The reason we start cycles at night is because the nighttime, when we are sleeping, is a preparatory time. Preparation is an important step in mastery. This is why dreams are a vital tool for understanding what energies you will be dealing with come daytime. Here is what Confucius said 2400 years ago: “Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.”
During the previous day you experienced something, a feeling, a thought, a word said to you, a look given to you, hearing from an old friend or acquaintance. Something. That something triggered a subconscious concept, and tomorrow the pattern of behavior associated with that concept will spring into action.
If you are not examining your dreams, then you do not know what energies are at work within you, or where they will take you. Some people will have accidents, arguments, or experience a difficulty on some level. This occurs because they were unprepared. Nighttime, darkness, is symbolic of doubt. Doubt is based on fear. When you are unprepared, when you do not know the forces at work in your life, you are at the mercy of your subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind works to promote and sustain the Emotional Self at the expense of the Spiritual Self.
Start writing down your dreams and work with them. If you currently do not remember your dreams, contact us for methods and techniques. We are here to help.