Closing Cycles

Dear World

What is a cycle?
What do cycles mean?
What is closing cycles?

Cambridge Dictionary

A group of events that happen in a particular order, one following the other and are often repeated.

Business: a regular period of time during which an activity, job, etc., is done. (1)

Collins English Dictionary

Countable Noun

A cycle is a series of events or processes that is repeated again and again, always in the same order.

A cycle is a single complete series of movements in an electrical, electronic, or mechanical process. (2)

Oxford Living Dictionaries

Noun

A series of events that are regularly repeated in the same order.

The period of time taken to complete a cycle of events.

Biology – a recurring series of events or metabolic processes in the lifetime of a plant or animal.

Verb

Move in or follow a regularly repeated sequence of events. (3)

Online Etymology Dictionary

Late 14th century

from Late Latin cyclus.

from Greek kyklos “circle, wheel, any circular body, circular motion, cycle of events”. (4)

HELLO

Is anyone confused?

Is this all making sense?

Are we going around in circles and not all agreeing on this one word?

So we have regular, repeated, often repeated and repeated, again and again.

So the common word is repeat – can we agree?

What are we repeating and what is this movement doing?

Is this repeating going to become our patterns when it comes to behaviour?

Are the series of movements in our 24 hour day going to be repeated again and again as we go around and around?

Are we really understanding why we have cycles and what their purpose is?

Is this all too much, way off and whacky for most of us on the street?

What if life on earth is all about cycles?

What if we had an understanding about cycles?

What if cycles are teaching us about how we move?

What if cycles within cycles are important?

What if we started to live knowing about cycles?

What if cycles repeat and require us to be more the next time around?

What if there is a call for Responsibility when living our life in cycles?

Can we just keep it simple and get on with life?

Can we stop trying to complicate something that is simple?

Could we apply cycles to our daily life and see what happens?

Could we make an effort to bring closure to those odd jobs which we started?

Could we see that there is a purpose to bringing closure to any cycle?

Could we keep things super simple and practical when it comes to cycles?

Could it be possible that if we put focus and attention into closing cycles, however small or insignificant they are, we may get to feel the benefit in our next cycle?

We all know that the word cycle comes from circle.

So if we draw a circle, it has no beginning and no end.

We would end up back at the start point.

What if we applied that to life in a practical way?

What if we applied cycles to everything in our lives?

What if we start something and then complete it? – That is a cycle.

What if we made an effort to close cycles that we have started?

What if the QUALITY in which we complete something does matter?

What if how we complete something opens us up a new beginning?

What if closing a cycle tells us ‘this is the end’ so there is a greater new beginning?

What if we finish and complete a cycle and then take time off to indulge in celebration?

What if this stops our movement and feels like poison in our body?

What if starting something and not bothering to finish it actually drains us?

What if we are good at closing cycles but suck at appreciation and this affects the new cycle that we are about to start?

What if we consistently and constantly put focus and attention on the steps in between the cycle and not just the beginning and end?

What if being aware that all the steps in between the start point and end point of the cycle are just as important?

What if we are weak in the area of completing cycles because we do not finish the job with the same QUALITY that we start the cycle?

What if we are super excited to start a cycle, but lose interest half way and want to move on to something new, which feels more stimulating?

What if at the start of a cycle, we do know what to do and not do, right up until when we finish the cycle?

What if some of us have issues with completion because we are fighting the next cycle on offer, which is grander?

What if resisting to complete a cycle is simply a delay because it was a call for us to be more, even more?

What if we are resisting the next new beginning that is on offer from the Universe as we are so wrapped up in the small stuff, we lose sight of the big plan?

What if the final movement of completion holds a QUALITY that expands us and then we move on in that expansion?

What if completion of any cycle is about Glory so that the next cycle can be even greater?

What if we used the number 9 to support us with cycles? See Letting Go blog.

What if day 9 is the end of a cycle and we go back to 1 after.

What if this Blog 99 is a 9 if we add it up?

9 + 9 = 18 

1 + 8 = 9

What if there is something in the numerology that our world has yet to discover?

What if using numbers to support us in daily life can work and be of great benefit to us?

What if we make a big deal about one cycle more than another?
In other words, the project at work that is finally finished is far more important to us than making sure the trash is put outside and the bin inside is cleaned and ready to use once again – new cycle.

HELLO WORLD

What if some of the following are relatable, as they all come from real life examples where the cycles are not closed with the QUALITY that they could be?

Leaving the toothbrush on the sink dripping with toothpaste as there is a train to catch.

Never bothering to clear out the hairs in the plughole in the bathroom.

Leaving washing up for days piling up in and around the sink.

Leaving the kitchen sink dirty every night as it seems more important to catch up on TV and Social Media.

Leaving a used mug on the side and using clean ones as it’s easier than washing up.

Leaving smelly food in the fridge that has gone off and well past its sell by date, as it feels too much to action and close the cycle.

Getting off the toilet, but leaving it for the cleaner or our mother to close the cycle for us to keep it clean and how it was when we got there.

Hurrying up with the laundry task so we miss things and get annoyed.

Saying every day we will get that button sewn, but it just sits there waiting, as we do nothing about it.

Doing some of the laundry and leaving the rest as we can Get Away with It for another week or a month.

The floor needs a good wash but we put it off and put it off, so that cycle remains unclosed, just like the bathroom that we are going to get round to.

We have the money to waste so we replace something because we can, instead of dealing with what needs to be closed.

Letting the ironing pile up so high that we end up buying new stuff as it seems easier than closing that cycle.

Buying the shoe cleaning kit but never once making the effort to actually clean our dirty shoes and close the cycle.

Buying new stuff from the shops and never bothering to check the till receipt or even get the goods out of the bag.

The refund job is still sitting there waiting to have the cycle closed, but we are not interested in doing that as other things seem far more important.

The items to get to the post office are still hanging around near the front door a week later.

Not bringing all the shopping in from the car and some gets left for days.

We collect the items from all our errands that day and half get left in the car, the other bits make it in the house and we never get round to putting any of it away.

After a journey, not removing everything and restoring the car back to spick and span, clean and tidy.

Saying we will get the car fixed as it is harmful, but we have not made any plans to actually get on with it.

Getting overwhelmed as there are so many jobs to complete, so we go shopping online instead.

Finding Solutions to our life issues, but never once thinking that closing cycles might just help, like finishing the tasks we are half way through around the house.

Having a to do list of unfinished jobs, that keep getting more added, but never ticking off anything and taking real action.

Decorating half a room and never bothering to finish it as we got excited on another project, which is also not finished and so it goes on and on…

Getting distracted by new stuff and not paying attention to completing what we have in hand that needs getting on with.

Getting back from holiday and the suitcase is only half emptied and it’s there in our face all year waiting to have the cycle closed.

Opening those gifts and leaving them hanging around for some secret Santa to come down the chimney and clear it all up.

Dodging the clutter in our home ready to go to recycle or charity, means it is still around years later.

Got the new carpet, but the old one is still rolled up a year later waiting to go to the tip.

Leaving odd things dotted around the place to finish off ‘one day’, but that one day has not come, but 3 house moves have and no completion.

Having organised clutter that requires action to close the cycle, but it has been a decade and the penny has not dropped that this is not happening.

Not following through with our actions, until the very end when it comes to things like Dodgy Emails.

Making promises but never getting around to actually doing anything about them.
In other words Hot Talk – just empty words.

Collecting newspapers and other stuff we find interesting, but never ever doing anything about the piles of mini mountains taking up space in our room.

Mountains of paperwork to get through on that day off, but instead we get distracted and book a mini break getaway to another country.

Stacking piles of paperwork to action in a drawer so it is out of sight and out of mind.

Open the post, get frustrated about the error on the utility bill but never bother dealing with it means – the cycle is not closed.

Important work project that started with a real commitment but by the end, we leave the completion all sloppy or the job unfinished.

Thinking the next project is far greater and more important than the one we are currently on, so we move on and leave the old one hanging, without bringing closure.

Not feeling the value of what the end QUALITY brings in any cycle, so we just jump on the bandwagon of the new thing that excites and stimulates us.

Not using our time wisely, so we get caught up in nonsense instead of closing unfinished cycles that are bugging us.

What if not seeing everything as same same means we don’t appreciate that the way in which we complete even the small cycles does affect everything as Expression is Everything? – worth reading the blog.

What if completing the daily basic stuff and seeing the importance of this, is as EQUAL to the big stuff that we class as important?
That means seeing the washing up cycle, putting the dishes away cycle, as important as the bigwig project we are working on in our job. No different in the QUALITY.

What if getting around to collecting the coat from the dry cleaners, in our own time, is simply avoiding closing the cycle and uses up storage space for the shop, but we don’t care about that as life for us is all about me, myself and I?

What if we stayed committed to seeing that laundry cycle right through from washing, drying, to back in our closet with the same commitment that we had at the start?

What if not slipping on the QUALITY when it comes to finishing a cycle is super important, if we want QUALITY in our next movement – our next cycle.

What if we don’t want to finish the cycle because it means we have the Responsibility to take more action and get on with it?

What if we just started to live life knowing everything is cycles?

What if we starting to see life in cycles and applied that to daily life?

What if it is all one continuous cycle, one life – a continuum and there is more to be done and all we have to do is GET ON WITH IT and that means Closing Cycles consistently.

What if it was that Simple?

References

(1) (n.d.). Cambridge Dictionary. Retrieved December 26, 2017 from
https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/cycle

(2) (n.d). Collins English Dictionary. Retrieved December 26, 2017 from
https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/cycle

(3) (n.d). English Oxford Living Dictionaries. Retrieved December 26, 2017 from
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/cycle

(4) (n.d). Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved December 26, 2017 from
https://www.etymonline.com/word/cycle

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  1. Well that not only gives me ‘home work’ to focus on for the coming days but also for 2018 – great list of things to review, and look at regarding completion, and ‘closing cycles’.

    I also love the challenge offered here – what if we don’t close cycles, or complete things in preparation for what is next so as to avoid taking deeper responsibility or to avoid being even more grander. That is something I recognise.

    What I love about cycles is we get to go around again and again – and to learn and grow as we go.

    This is a blog I will return to as part of a cycle of completion and closing cycles.

  2. Closing cycles, and completion require precision with focus. It is easy to think we have completed something and yet we go back to a drawer, cupboard, file on our computer, and realise we didn’t complete it, which is something I am realising at the moment as I prepare to move home. As I have been going around each room, every drawer, cupboard, and part of the room, I can see areas where:
    *the cleaning wasn’t done in a small part e.g. finding a pile of dust under a cupboard, or behind something
    *finding toiletries and pharmaceuticals that are out of date (one was 13 years out of date!)
    *finding food items (e.g. dried foods) that are out of date
    *finding make up that has dried up (and no longer of use)
    *finding a moth hole in a jumper
    *finding some items of clothing that no longer fit, but that I haven’t discarded
    *finding some old papers that no longer need holding onto.
    *realising I had not renewed an insurance

    and as I am going through and sorting these things out, there is a feeling of clarity, or completeness, and of the end of a cycle, and, more so, the realisation that whilst I thought I was on top of things, there are things that slipped – giving me the opportunity to pay attention to the finer detail going forward with even more focus.

  3. Our bodies and the natural world, totally run on cycles. Without things like the water cycle and the carbon cycle, life on our planet would not exist.

    Pollution is just a symptom that we are not taking responsibility for our actions. Not closing the cycle. Plastic is an amazing substance, but because we have not looked at the whole cycle or recycling it is becoming a threat to our planet.

    Nuclear energy is the same, amazing potential but we have tons of nuclear waste that we do not know what to do with.

    Our world is demonstrating the importance of cycles, and what happens when we do not close cycles.

    Our bodies are in tune with the whole ecosystem on earth. If we do things that are out of rhythm with the system, it effects everything.

    Is it possible that the rise of illness, violence, greed and general unease in the world is an indication that we are not living in way that honours the importance of cycles.

  4. Gold. Gold. Gold. Just went and bought a new hose attachments as for the past few months it squirts and I gave up and washed my car at the car wash and my plants did not get watered as often as they should.

    Now inspired by your blog and my upped commitment to finish cycles/jobs, I have a new hose attachments, clean car (washed by me) and my plants have been watered. And my shoes have been fixed and the saucepan that broke yesterday, fixed.
    Love what you have shared, thank you and will continue to read and read and read.

  5. The author of this blog introduced me to cycles a year ago and I have to say it has had a profound affect on the way I go about my daily life. I do love closing cycles. What is really interesting if I do not close a cylce I can Feel the disruption in my body which does affect even how I sleep or move daily. Once I close a cycle I can feel the flow and I feel steady.

    This blog is great as I love its simplicity and has already given me some more tips to look at. I will defintely re-visit this blog!

  6. Thanks for this. Just reading it has made me more aware of what needs completing around the house and in various projects, and how also not completing something feels horrible.

    There’s a delay and a drag and it’s draining just to see it or think about something that needs completing. What I also love about this blog is the focus on quality: what quality do we end a cycle in, and is it the same quality that we started it with? And how does leaving all the little things incomplete affect the bigger cycles that we’re all a part of? What quality am I bring to all cycles I’m part of, from the tiny to the huge?

  7. Thanks for this. Just reading it has made me more aware of what needs completing around the house and in various projects, and how also not completing something feels horrible.

    There’s a delay and a drag and it’s draining just to see it or think about something that needs completing. What I also love about this blog is the focus on quality: what quality do we end a cycle in, and is it the same quality that we started it with? And how does leaving all the little things incomplete affect the bigger cycles that we’re all a part of? What quality am I bring to all cycles I’m part of, from the tiny to the huge?

    After reading this blog I’ve also just cleared out all my old contacts on my computer, and it/I feel so much clearer and lighter. Completing things by clearing out what we no longer need is an amazing feeling – lighter and more space – leaving space for whatever is next and room for more expansion.
    What I’ve also come to realise is how and why I prioritise things: if I have some space, it doesn’t matter how many things I have on the to-do list, I’ll prioritise ‘me’ by doing something that I think is nurturing, when in actual fact the most nurturing, nourishing thing I could do is to get on with it and complete things that are there to be done. Completion when we pay attention to our quality is nourishing.

  8. This blog is absolutely brilliant. It spoke to me from every line.

    What I realise reading it is that I absolutely love closing cycles and completing things. I have not been appreciating that I am a master at it in so many ways. In fact, the awesome flow of our house runs to a large degree on this super-power.

    What I also realise, though, is that because of this, where I am not closing things off or where I am closing things off without the same quality as I begin, it causes a massive drain – a kind of fidgety disturbance in my body – a sense of carrying around something I have not put down. And I can see clearly the areas that need my attention in this.

    Thank you for this gift – it is one I know will keep on giving.

  9. At this time of year again when in England we have the New Years Honours, and the knighthoods are given out. Also we have the reviews of 2017, looking back, at the good and bad things, and ‘saying goodbye’ to the year.

    In closing the cycle maybe it’s time to take a real honest (not judgmental or harsh) review of the world today, and of the year we have had.

    For me that includes looking at where I have taken responsibility, where I did not take responsibility or where I was irresponsible (no judgement), what I can learn from the year, and what steps there are to be taken in the year ahead, to deepen my responsibility, and to deepen my understanding and awareness of me in the world, and the world around me.

    That also includes appreciating the many steps taken with responsibility, with awareness, and appreciating my qualities and what I bring as any review without appreciation leaves us short of the truth.

  10. I was just appreciating ALL the cycles that got closed over the last month and how much got done yesterday – the last day of 2017.
    As the blog said the QUALITY is important, as it then takes you into the next cycle no matter what that is, big or small.

    The other thing is life is not about being perfect, or trying to get things rushed or done as the calendar is pressing us about time.

    In the past, I would be super stressed and pushing and driving my body to perform way beyond its natural limits. Using alcohol and other distractions to keep going has zero QUALITY if you ask me and I have learned that from lived experience.

    What I wanted to share on this comment is how I have no desire to keep going if I am tired or I feel enough has been done. Great example yesterday, heaps of stuff was cleared, odd jobs completed and lots of paperwork bang up to date.

    However, there were more things that needed completing and the cycle did not get closed.

    I call that ‘work in progress’ and the great thing is it will be done today and if not this week.

    This work in progress has made me realise it is not about now now but rather a way of living that continually reviews everything and simply gets on with it. No big deal and no calendar date putting pressure on you. What is super important to me going forward, is to continue with my absolute commitment to closing cycles in the QUALITY I know is the Truth. Nothing more and nothing less.

  11. It has been an amazing week of closing off cycles.

    It feels fantastic. It’s like the body knows and is free.

  12. It is time to close the cycle of man’s inhumanity to man. It has been going on for a long, long, time.

    Thank you Simple Living Global for bringing to light what is going on in the world and presenting another way to live, a way that is producing results like nothing else.

    Take a closer look, It works. It has transformed my life like nothing else.

    It is the start of ending all the violence, hate, and illness in the world. A huge claim but I am claiming it

  13. When I close a cycle I notice my body feels lighter. How many times do you hear when someone says ” I cleared out that room today I feel so much better”. That is exactly how it feels. Closing Cycles brings a flow as I go about my daily life and makes a real difference in the way I move.

    As the author of this blog says there does not have to be a drive or a push to close a cycle. More important trying to close a cycle when we are tired or exhausted or because we need to get it done right now is just another way of trashing our body.

    This blog is spot on!

  14. I am closing the cycle in my life of feeling, like there is nothing that I can do to make a difference.

    When I am doing things in that hopeless energy, there is no way I can make a difference, no matter what I do.

    Cycle closed! Time to get on with it!

  15. This blog has real power.

    I have been so much more aware of cycles, big and small, since reading it.

    These last few weeks have been huge on the completion front. Heaps of stuff has been cleared out and closed out, including a bunch of small but languishing and niggly 2017 stuff.

    I have also become super aware of where I walk away from something I’m doing around the house part way through, for example where I get interrupted by my children.

    Most of the time, the children can simply wait.

    If I let myself get pulled out, it affects both the quality in which I’m doing something and the settlement and focus in my body.

  16. Why is it that it is so important to develop a regular cycle when you are caring for a baby?

    They thrive on a regular schedule. It gives them a foundation so they can focus on growing up in the world.

    Is it possible that we all will flourish, if we have a solid foundation of basic things to support us?

    We are naturally meant to evolve, so if we just focus on creating consistent cycles in our life, our bodies love it, just like when we were a baby.

  17. I feel that when we close cycles we up our Responsibility to life.
    Leaving cycles open creates complications and things do not flow.

    Simple things like cleaning out a cupboard, cleaning your sink everyday or finishing off a project are examples of closing cycles.

    I love it and will continue to do this as it does create space in my life.

  18. We ate with friends yesterday and one person was suffering from an unclosed cycle.

    You could see it was affecting him. He was slightly anxious and distracted – not fully present.

    He said he had a piece of work he needed to finish and it was like he couldn’t ‘put it down’ in his head.

    The effect of the unclosed cycle was clear to see. It was having a very real impact on the body and the ability to settle and connect with people.

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