Holistic coach and theologian Judith McAdam is one of our much-valued regular contributors. In our new Summer 2020 issue, she shared her thoughts on the universal rhythms that are influencing human society at this time. We’ve shared a sneak peek of her article below – read on to get a taste of her wisdom!
The Ebb and Flow of Life
Find meaning in Universal rhythms
by Judith McAdam
You would be forgiven if you consider 2020 to be a battle, in which doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals patrol the front line, saving the lives of our elders and those at high risk. But life isn’t supposed to be a battle. Rather, ‘it is a game…which cannot be played successfully without the knowledge of spiritual law’. Therefore, to reboot and reset requires us to have a deeper understanding of the Laws of the Universe.
At the time of writing, the virus hadn’t peaked. In search of some enlightenment, I found myself leaning toward the Hermetic Principle of Rhythm. This Principle states ‘that in everything there is manifested a measured motion; a to-and-from … a swing forward and backward; a pendulum-like movement; a tide-like ebb and flow’. As I moved eagerly through the pages of this wise old text, I was reminded that ‘there is always an action and reaction; an advance and a retreat; a rising and a sinking’.
Then, my thoughts brought me to my breath, ebbing and flowing. I saw first-hand how the Universal Principle of Rhythm was working within my own body. Take a moment and breathe in slowly and deeply, and then breathe out slowly. Listen to the ebb and the flow of your breath. Do this three times. Now you can see how the Principle of Rhythm is working on a microcosmic level within you.
 The Game of Life and How to Play It. Winning Rules for Success and Happiness. Florence Scovel–Shinn. Vermillion 2005. UK p7
 The Kybalion: A study of the Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece. Three Initiates. BN Publishing 2008. P63
 The Kybalion: P63