In Cycles

Everything flows in our ocean of energy that we know simply as reality. Light, sound, and even the microscopic atoms that make up our apparently physical bodies vibrate or move in a fluctuating rhythm, known as waveforms.

Even our own thoughts move in this fluidic way, as they filter down, flooding populations, and eventually the world. Droplets of rain pool together and circulate in streams of consciousness, with many never gaining enough momentum and end up disappearing within dried-out riverbeds. Yet, when enough pool together into larger streams, thoughts and ideas are able to reach the ocean, where mainstream thoughts become part of the collective consciousness.

Such is the case when an idea or theory becomes self-evident—a truth that becomes widely accepted, yet is never thoroughly examined, nor questioned. Be they the actual truth or not, such assumptions become the filters or lenses through which we view our world.

The thoughts and ideas that end up evaporating in a dry riverbed, eventually return to whence they came, in order to repeat the same hydrological cycle. Just as we are part of a plant’s cycle of photosynthesis, where we produce CO2 that becomes absorbed by plants, which release the oxygen we require to breathe.

Our seemingly forgotten thoughts work in a similar way— as each thought or droplet of energy evaporates into a new form, it floats back up into the atmosphere, where it merges with other thoughts and ideas until the time is right for it to rain down again in a seemingly new way of thinking.

Everything is recycled in a constant flow of energy waves, cycling in and outside of us. We wouldn’t be alive if it weren’t for the oxygen that plants and trees breathe out, just as they depend upon mammals to give back CO2 in return for their survival.

Everything is cyclical, even history. Our future is not an outcome, but part of a process of becoming what we will be based on our choices now. History repeats itself in patterns, but none of them are ever exactly the same; thus, creating newer, more complex scenarios that may seem unfamiliar and confusing, but with closer examination, cycles and patterns can be seen repeating.

By recognizing these patterns, we connect with what we were, with what we are, and with what we could be.

Human constructs, societal norms and narratives, depending on the nature of the culture and government, can either support or obscure these greater universal patterns or cycles.

Ever since the Industrial Revolution, the collective heart rate, or pulse of the people, has become more rapid and more out of sync with the natural rhythms of the Earth. Technology, like everything else, has both its benefits and afflictions.

However, since the internet was created for military and war defenses, then for material, corporate, commercial purposes, and now for manipulation, it has a shamefully disturbing amount of negative effects.

We are overwhelmed with information technology, making us overstimulated and too exhausted to think of anything beyond the social paradigms we are given.

So, to compensate for this toxic, complex world, we retreat into self-numbing and self-soothing distractions. Whether it be drugs, sex, mindless TV, drinking, whatever it is, it only further distracts us from the rhythms of the cosmos. Then, to make matters worse, when we feel this acute feeling of alienation, or loss of connection, we tell a doctor who prescribes the quick fix, which only masks our symptoms, never doing anything to cure the inner issue.

This does even more damage to us.

Alienation causes grief in both the individual and collective. When it becomes suppressed by the intake of these antidepressants or anything that hides the pain, it can transform into extreme depression, rage, and even violence.

Note that every mass shooter was prescribed an SSRI antidepressant.

Ever wonder why people who live in the city are so uptight, while those who live in the country are so laid back?

Perhaps it’s the busy lifestyles.

But farmers work just as early and just as hard, if not harder.

Could it be the constant sounds of traffic all day and night?

But there’s also the constant sound of crickets and insects outside of the city.

Or, could it be that those out in the country can see the stars at night, never being obscured from dense air pollution?

Humanity’s sense of wonder and Cosmic Connection began with our ancient ancestors gazing up at the stars, wondering about the universe in meaning of it all. A loss of that wonder and connectedness will inevitably lead to a loss of meaning, and ultimately, a loss of our sense of humanity.


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Joshua Allison

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Joshua Allison is an avid reader and writer; a bibliophile, contrarian, Jungian Philosopher, social/political inquisitor, self-actualized Anti-Authoritarian, and self-taught, multi-instrumental…

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