In the night from the 13 to February
14, 1992,I had the idea of ChronoDynamie®. Therefore I regard
St. Valentine's day as patron saint of my management timing system.
To know to manage your forces, allows you to respect those of
the others. Well organize your life makes it possible to better
live with your love, children, friends, family, colleagues, customers,
the company, the world. To have time for oneself is to have some
for the others. Because time is shared love.
Why did I invent the ChronoDynamie® Timing System
? or my 92' Valentine's DAY
by Marie-Hélène Le Doze
Being untidy by nature I was always looking for a way to be better
organized. Looking over my life-style, I realized that I found
my liberty by setting up my own constraints.
The right to be lazy:
I always thought that I was very lazy: I liked to have long hours
to myself in order to read, write, or dream. I was always late.
I didn't get some jobs because I couldn't get up early enough,
or because I had to clock in: just the thought of clocking in
made me late...
But I realized that this chronic laziness, linked to a chronic
asthma complaint which I'd had since I was five, made me the
sort of person who achieved more than most of the people around
me, people who were healthy and in constant activity, which,
to me, often seemed like useless agitation ("much ado about
I therefore concluded that the right to laziness and the need
to use each of my actions wisely because of breathing difficulties
required good organization and a certain method to manage these
constraints. Because whether I liked it or not I was obliged
to respect the life around me, particularly when I had children.
I have always been interested in the possibility of doing boring
work as quickly as possible, the things we have to do each day
in order to live (housework, washing, hygiene, cooking, etc.)
and to have time available for what I liked, such as studying,
research, working (yes, work is a pleasure for me).
During my studies in Paris:
I passed my philosophy high school diploma (baccalaureate) by
working and revising from 5 to 7 every morning, for three weeks
before the exam.
I then obtained my Certificate in General Literature (previously
called propedeutique) from the Sorbonne University, again by
working for 21 days and not one more, for the two hours a day
after my work as a primary school teacher.
I used to say that I revised for my exams for the same time as
a hen sits on its eggs.
An essential reference book:
A book edited by the Rosicrucians (AMORC), where my mother
was a member, had, as from 1965, led me to the idea of an optimal
time for certain activities: Self-control and Destiny within
Life cycles (Rosicrucian Editions).
I applied the method during my studies at Vincennes Experimental
University and in four years from January 69 to November 72 I
obtained two BA degrees in sociology and law, as well as
an MA in sociology.
An unorthodox cursus:
I worked very hard during the last two months of the university
year, between April 20 and June 20 more or less, when the sun
was going through the signs of Taurus and Gemini, having a strong
capacity for acquiring knowledge in Taurus solar energy, and
for written and spoken expression under Gemini, which corresponds
to the traditional symbol of these signs.
I did a lot of other things apart from the University work for
the rest of the year and worked whenever possible (in particular
during the two-month Paris Haute-Couture Collections) as my grant
was not sufficient to cover my living expenses. I went out a
great deal and cultivated myself, etc.
I began a doctorate in Human Sciences, but dropped it and had
children instead... I left the Faculty, town life, the cultural
surroundings where I was at ease, but which did not completely
satisfy me. I moved to the Pyrenees (Ariège mountain
region of southern France) where I gave birth to my first two
What stimulated ChronoDynamie® research: 1991
In 1991 I faced death three times. I was thus led to think over
what was necessary for survival.
Crises at regular times:
I had had asthma crises for 40 years which were a heavy handicap.
These crises were always at certain times: 4 a.m. or during the
morning or the evening. Since the 1960s, chronobiology has been
studying these particular rhythms which are known to therapists
in acupuncture and homeopathy. This seemed to me to correspond
to the difficult aspects of my birth sign and I"d been aware
of this chronic observation for a long time ...(to know more
Other health problems:
I'd lost the ability to sleep naturally for several years.
I was obliged to take tranquilizers which deprived me of self-possession.
When I confronted death, when I knew I had three children to
raise alone and that I could only rely on myself, I decided I
absolutely had to bring myself back to life and health again.
For a better effectiveness in medical appointments and prescriptions:
In August 91, a client of my ADVISORY SERVICE, was looking for
a way to be more efficient in his profession of relaxology. He
asked me to see, through his astrological theme, what were the
best times for appointments with his clients and the best moments
for taking the phytotherapy capsules produced by a laboratory
working with practitioners of natural medicine.
I had myself to follow a daily treatment given me by the pneumologist
when I was hospitalized in July 91 so the question had become
a vital one for me.
A family problem:
My daughter Coralie had a serious problem in September 91 when
she had a nervous breakdown and could not go back to college.
She asked me if she could instead follow a correspondence course
provided by CNED (the television and radio broadcasts provided
by the French National Education system). I agreed, in spite
of the probable difficulties, as her health was at stake and
the matter was urgent.
I was therefore confronted suddenly with her time management
and the need for her work and leisure to be well organized, the
necessity for a good methodology, all of which was not
easy for a young girl of 14 already fed up with learning and
Another client's request:
An official working in the Department of Health in the
Town Hall of a large city was trying to seek the most effective
methods for his way of approach, actions and suggestions in order
the better to assume his social, professional, family and personal
responsibilities. Up to that time he had been helped by astrology
in dealing with some of his problems, but it had not been really
useful as regards his daily and practical requirements.
This was one of my preoccupations: how to make astrology practicable
in daily life. I had, in fact, been looking for several years
for a tool which would help everyone to be responsible for themselves
in the here and now, in our lives on this planet.
Specialized in depth research:
Motivated by all these difficult problems during 1991 I had to
look for other solutions.
I was looking, looking, looking... between August 91 and February
I first of all tested certain lunar rhythms, with the conjunctions
of the moon on the birth theme. Results were interesting, but
the method was complicated and both my relaxology client and
myself felt that there were other possibilities.
A practical and easy tool:
And then, during Saint Valentine's night in 1992, I woke up as
usual at 4 a.m. and I had the intuition that I should use solar
rhythms which returned each day during the earth's rotation on
itself rather than lunar rhythms which were too fluid.
I had managed to find the key: the correspondence between the
hours of the day and the degrees of the birth theme (If you wish
to know more).
As from this idea, I collated the numerous data which comprise
the method (registered as secret up to 2001).
Of course, just like Hahnemann and his assistants had done in
homeopathy, I experimented ChronoDynamie® on myself before
testing it on my family and private clients. I tested it thoroughly
and constantly before making it public knowledge.
I no longer have asthma - I am not cured of course, but I know
how to manage my illness to perfection: I take my daily treatment
according to my ChronoDynamie®. I have divided all my medicines
by four...and I have not had an alert since my latest hospitalization
in July 1991.
I managed to wean myself from both tranquilizers and cortisone.
I have found spontaneous, natural sleep again.
I confronted the arrival of the menopause serenely. I appreciated
the possibility of accepting on-coming age which was a witness
of my evolution, in harmony with the great natural rhythms of
I'm never unpunctual and I'm sometimes even in advance of programs
and fixed objectives.
I was terrified by a blank page: now, I don't stop writing and
I am working on my own life.
I have never felt so well, liberated from imposed constraints,
and happy through respecting my personal rhythms.
For my eldest daughters and first students:
Coralie found hope and love for life again. She was able to get
through the year in spite of family dramas, and in spite of everyone's
opinion that this 'abnormal' scholastic program would be a failure.
She says that it was difficult but that she had overcome these
Melanie, who had no particular problems, was able to have more
leisure time. She studied well and does a number of things such
as travel and sport.
The first group of students who followed the method had good
results. Some of them who had been considered failures managed
to obtain their school leaving certificate at first go, to the
great surprise of their teachers, friends and parents.
Numerous possibilities for everyone
I was particularly interested in studies as they are an essential
period in life.
I then loved on to
Business and professional life
Family and personal life
To sport and pastimes
To artistic creation, creativity
ChronoDynamie® enables you to know your energy cycles.
You can therefore draw maximum profit from maximum periods of
energy. You will know what is the best time of day for studying,
creating, negotiating, writing, visiting your clients, doing
your accounts, going out, relaxing, or for sport. ChronoDynamie®
is an opportunity for establishing a wide timetable according
to the activities in your personal, family or professional life.
It will help you to organize your life freely and with greater
ChronoDynamie® represents your 'personal tide hours'. You
don't go out to sea when it's low tide. Learn how to swim with
the current of your life. Good sailing!
Marie-Hélène Le Doze
Write to me if you have need of further information : firstname.lastname@example.org
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ChronoDynamie® Conception and graphics by Marie-Hélène
Le Doze. Translated by Penelope Dulling.