In our post about the practice of Ho’oponopono, we ended by mentioning the 12 Spiritual Laws of the Universe. Today, we are detailing those spiritual laws and how they are connected to each other.
The Law of Divine Oneness
The universe is made of particles of energy. It is one great seething mass of particles. And every single one of them is connected to all the others. This means that every thing and every one are also connected, and all are part of this vast, limitless cosmic ocean. There is no separation. The idea that we are separate individuals is an illusion. We may feel that we are on our own while on this life experience, but when we die, the energy of our being-ness is returned to the whole.
In the stillness of your presence, you can feel your own formless and timeless reality as the unmanifested life that animates your physical form. You can then feel the same life deep within every other human and every other creature. You look beyond the veil of form and separation. This is the realization of oneness. This is love. Eckhart Tolle
Law of Vibration
Every particle vibrates and shimmies with energy. Nothing is at rest – whether it be the Earth herself, or the molecules of the desk you are sitting at. Everything has its own frequency, i.e. the speed at which it vibrates. Lower, negative energy vibrates more slowly than higher, positive energy. That doesn’t mean one is better than the other; just that they are different.
“Everything in life is vibration.” Albert Einstein
Law of Correspondence
The Law of Correspondence results from the Law of Divine Oneness. In essence, it means that patterns observed in the universe on a huge scale are also observed on the macro level. This results in harmony and agreement; cycles which are connected and related. Think how often the spiral pattern forms in nature. We see it in galaxies, on the faces of sunflowers and in the water that disappears down the waste outlet in our bath tubs. Every time we consult our horoscope, we are relying on the Law of Correspondence.
"As above, so below; as below, so above."–The Kybalion.
Law of Attraction
By now everyone knows of the Law of Attraction, or ‘like attracts like’. The Law of Attraction is tied to the law of Vibration in that things of the same vibrational frequency are attracted to each other. The key to working with LoA is to line your vibration (thoughts and emotions) up with whatever it is you want to come into your life. Unfortunately most of us think that that is all we need to do, but one needs to be aware of all 12 spiritual laws of the Universe in order to create a healthy and prosperous life.
That which is like unto itself is drawn. – Jerry and Esther Hicks
Law of Inspired Action
Inextricably linked to the Law of Attraction is the Law of Inspired Action. This law states that to attain, achieve and attract what you want, you have to take inspired action toward those things. If a tiger needs to eat, she doesn’t sit around waiting for a tasty treat to land at her feet, although some dogs we know do exactly that. The tiger takes action to achieve her aim of procuring food. The Law of Inspired Action helps you to facilitate what you desire. It doesn’t have to be a great effort, just making a move in the right direction causes the Law of Vibration to kick in, which in turn, brings the Law of Attraction into play. Are you beginning to see how all these spiritual laws work together?
Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step. – Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy
The Law of Transmutation means that all energy: that which is constant motion due to the Law of Vibration, is also in constant flux. From the stars and planets to the cells in our bodies. It’s true that some changes aren’t visible because the particles simply reform into what they were previously. Higher vibrations are able to ‘encourage’ low vibrations to speed up. For instance, let’s say you are feeling low, if you get outside, breathe, absorb the positive energy of nature, you will always feel better than you did before, even if it’s a temporary state. And again, you can connect this to the Law of Action and help things along.
When energy is converted from passive to active energy, it is transmuted to other materials or changed to other forms. Transmission/transmutation of the forms of energy are a continuing process of the material universe. The Light Shall Set You Free – Dr. Norma Milanovich & Dr. Shirley McCain
The Law of Cause and Effect
The Universal Law of Cause and Effect is probably the easiest to understand. It states that for every action there is some kind of reaction. In the physical realm this is pretty obvious, yet it happens in the spiritual realm also. Remember that energy is everywhere. It’s what Wallace Wattles called, ‘the thinking substance’. It fills space, it fills us. There is no such thing as an energy vacuum. Each deed, thought and emotion is a movement of energy and thus has an effect on energy around you.
Through the law of cause and effect we choose our destiny. Moreover, we are our own prophets for we constantly project our future state by the seeds we plant in the present. — Cheryl Canfield
The Law of Compensation
The Law of Compensation works in tandem with the Law of Cause and Effect. In a nutshell, it means that you will receive what you put out. This is not just to do with riches and wealth. Riches can be a punishment as well as a reward. A person who wins the lottery may not be reaping benefits of a good life, but be in the process of creating their own downfall. There are countless examples that show that wealth is not necessarily an indicator of a happy and fulfilled life. So, the Law of Compensation is a little like Karma. You reap what you sow. Good, bad, positive or negative are not factors. The Law of Compensation just is.
When you understand the law of divine compensation, you realize that in the presence of spiritual consciousness, there is more than enough compensation for any diminishment in materiality. —
Law of Relativity
The Universal Law of Relativity shows us that nothing can be judged; deemed good or bad, until it is compared with something else. The Law of Relativity works for us and against us constantly, and it is always a good (see what we did there?) thing to remind ourselves of it each time we slip into judging mode. This person is bad because we compare his or her behavior to what is currently socially acceptable. That person is good because he or she is more altruistic than their neighbor. You can’t tell the size of a star without comparing it to others and judging the amount of light it emits. You can’t know how wealthy you are unless you measure yourself against the wealth of other people. In non-judgment and comparison, a ‘thing’ just ‘is’.
The very beginning of creation gave rise to the law of duality—light and darkness, good and evil—the law of relativity necessary to divide the One into the many. — Paramahansa Yolanda
Law of Polarity
Everything that exists has an opposite. You can’t discern darkness without having known light. You can’t know happiness without feeling sad. Contrast enables us to experience. Imagine picking up a stick. On one end is joy, on the other end, fear. It’s your decision where to hold the stick. It’s all on a spectrum and you get to choose how you pick up that stick.
“A fish will not truly learn to enjoy water, without gasping for air.” ― Markus W. Lunner
Law of Rhythm
The Universal Law of Rhythm is also the Law of Perpetual Motion. It means that everything moves in cycles: orbits, tides and even politics. Empires rise and fall, economies prosper and fail. Seasons change, the Wheel of the Year turns. We’re all moving to the rhythm of life… and death.
"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.
Law of Gender
The Law of Gender is the manifestation of Yin and Yang. It is another form of the Law of Polarity. This is not limited to what sex a person is; it is the balance of the Divine Masculine and Feminine within. Everything has this dual quality and each extreme has its corresponding opposite. It is two pieces of a jigsaw. Night and day. It’s interconnected with all the other Universal Laws.
Masculine energy is attracted to feminine principles (and) when they unite; they form a union that assures the creative process will be realized. The Light Shall Set You Free – Dr. Norma Milanovich & Dr. Shirley McCain
So those are the 12 Laws of the Universe. In another post we will show you how to work in alignment with them, and how to use universal laws to create your perfect life.