My friend Emily has been writing about the shifts in her energy. Go Here to read it.
It's good stuff.
Reading her post made me realize that one of the things I LOVE about a liturgical church is that it has a rhythm to it throughout the year. Up and down, in and out. Year in, year out. And yet, the cycles are never exactly the same. It is more like there are intersecting energies that can mesh together slightly differently each year. The in cycle of inner examination can overlap the up (joy) time, or the down times. The outward energy, too, can be joyful one year or... what, hungry? the next.
God created cycles. When, like Emily, you stop fighting them and start honoring them, it can be an amazing thing.