The grace of universal rhythms is expressed in the phases of the moon, the ebb and flow of the tides, the earth's rotation, and the changing of the seasons. The human body has rhythms like the beating of the heart thousands of times throughout the day, the pulsing of blood, and the very act of breathing.
Our internal body clock governs our daily circadian rhythm. It’s the master timekeeper of when things should happen. Years ago, it was thought that there was one timekeeper—the brain—which controlled the body’s many functions. We now know that the brain is the conductor of a large time-keeping orchestra of peripheral clocks that are widespread throughout the body, one of which is located in each ovary, governing the cycle of women throughout the ages.
The most life-affirming rhythm that we take part in is breathing. Our breath is our life force. Mindful breathing fosters a relaxed and focussed state of mind. Its rhythm calms the emotions and slows the heart rate, allowing the body to make peace with the tension harboured within.
Just as a pebble thrown into a pond creates ripples that travel outward, so does our personal rhythm. The vibration of everything we do and think affects the people in our lives. Their reaction, in turn, affects others. Our personal rhythm is powerful. With it, we can change the world in a variety of ways for better or worse.
The three-day spiritual and rhythmic retreat—Rhythm of Life— focusses on finding and tuning in to your own rhythm and the Universal Law of Rhythm.
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