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Dean Hardware

Dean Hardware

Knowledge Seeker. Experimenter. Projector.
Warrior Of Light.

The Principle of Rhythm

“Everything flows out and in; everything has its tides; all things rise and fall; the pendulum swing manifests in everything; the measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left; rhythm compensates.” – The Kybalion

Rhythm manifests across all aspects of your life.

Are you in an upward or downward spiral right now?

If you take a step back and look at your thoughts, feelings, words, and behaviours…

You will notice that they follow a rhythmic pattern.

You have had periods in your life where you feel like you know exactly what you want. 

You are living in the moment and feeling good.

Only to then be hit with feelings of doubt, sadness, or frustration. 

Why are you present and living fully one day?

And then overthinking and wasting time the next?

Why do you feel ultimate clarity one day?

And then complete helplessness the next?

It is because you are at the mercy of the Principle of Rhythm.

We all are to a certain extent. 

However, you can minimize the backward swing of the pendulum through the Law of Neutralization.

What is Rhythm?

“For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction” – Newton’s Third Law.

Rhythm manifests in everything.

Across the three Great Planes and their subsequent minor planes.

The Great Planes are:

  • The Physical Plane
  • The Mental Plane
  • The Spiritual Plane

You will see an inflow and an outflow.

An advance and a retreat.

A rising and a falling.

Life and death.

In every aspect of your life.

Rhythm manifests between the two poles outlined by the Principle of Polarity.

However, this does not mean that the pendulum will swing to the extremes of the poles…

As this rarely happens. 

If you take the time to contemplate this Principle, you will see that it manifests all around you:

  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Seasons
  • The Sun & Moon
  • Oceans
  • Empires
  • Humans
  • Energies
  • Mental states
  • Health
  • Matter
  • Spirit

Most importantly and most applicable to humans, you will see that rhythm manifests itself in your own mental states.

Think back to any time that you have felt a tremendous high…

Whether it be a natural high or through a substance.

It is almost always followed by an equal and opposite low. 

You will find out why I said “almost always” later on…

When the pendulum swings toward one extreme, it is followed by an equal and opposite swing to the opposing pole.

However, this doesn’t mean that you cannot bypass the backward swing…

The Principle of Neutralization

The Principle of Neutralization can be employed in order to avoid the pull of the pendulum back toward the negative.

This is accomplished by using Law against Law.

The higher against the lower.

To neutralize its power.

The Hermetic Master or advanced student is able to raise his vibration and avoid the pains of the lower Planes.

The Laws that are above The Principle of Rhythm are:

  • The Principle of Mentalism
  • The Principle of Correspondence
  • The Principle of Vibration
  • The Principle of Polarity

Using these laws will allow you to neutralize The Principle of Rhythm and avoid the effects of the pendulum swinging back towards the negative and undesirable.

How to Neutralize the Pendulum Swing

Through the use of your free will…

You are able to polarize your mind in the opposite direction of the pole you wish to avoid.

By focusing your thoughts on the degree of Vibration you wish to experience.

Focusing your conscious mind allows you to raise your Vibration to such a degree that you avoid the pains of the lower Planes.

Neutralizing The Principle of Rhythm. 

You can do this within your mind.

Or you can engage in something in the physical world that will raise your Vibration.

You can refer to the previous Principles if you need guidance on the different ways you can raise your Vibration.

Suppose you are someone who is not happy with your life.

You dread going to your job and you really don’t enjoy your time there.

You don’t like the people and it doesn’t fulfill you in the slightest.

If you are like most people…

You are going to do the complete opposite when you are not undergoing that obligation.

Because when you do something that doesn’t make you feel good…

You are going to take any opportunity to make yourself feel good around that.

You are going to eat junk food, smoke a joint, drink alcohol, watch Netflix, and numb your mind.

This is Rhythm.

This is Polarity. 

This is the modern man’s easy route to feeling good (instant gratification & escapism).

Unless you are aware of the Principle of Rhythm (and all Principles)…

You are susceptible to being the Effect, rather than the Cause.

When you experience a high, the pendulum will swing back and cause you to feel an equal and opposite low.

As stated before, you can employ the Principle of Neutralization to avoid that.

Most people live their entire lives going through these cycles and rhythms…

Being a victim of their moods, feelings, and emotions. 

However, if you are aware of the magician’s trick, it doesn’t work on you anymore.

The same applies to the Principle of Rhythm.

And when you learn about the Principle of Cause & Effect… (Next week’s newsletter).

You will realise that you can choose to become the Cause of your life.

Instead of being pushed around like a feather in the wind by your own mental state.

And by the will and desires of others.

Healthy Alternatives for Avoiding the Negative Swing:

Instead of junk food, buy some delicious fruit.

Instead of alcohol or weed, choose a martial arts class.

Instead of numbing yourself with mindless consumption on your magic rectangle…

Opt for an interesting documentary.

Instead of filling your mind (mindFILLness).

Choose to meditate (mindfulness).

By deciding to engage in healthy activities that raise your vibration.

You are intelligently avoiding the effects of the backward swing of the pendulum.

Rather than fueling it.

You are improving your life.

Rather than becoming addicted to something.

You are taking control of your conscious mind and becoming the Cause of your life.

Rather than the Effect.

It’s as simple as making a conscious decision.

With energy,


Improve Your Health.

Expand Your Mind.

Raise Your Vibration.

If I can help you see your life and the world around you in a unique and interesting way as we progress along the path of betterment together, I’ll be a happy man. 

Join me as I explore the different aspects of self-improvement across the fascinating realms of the mind, body and spirit.

If I can help you see your life and the world around you in an unique and interesting way as we progress along the path of betterment together, I’ll  be a happy man.