“The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible.” – Albert Einstein
Most of us are familiar with the laws of nature, also known as physical laws, as they are taught at school. They deal with all physical interactions happening in this Universe. Physical laws are conclusions based on observations and experiments over a long period and validated by the scientific community. They include the law of gravity and Newton’s three laws of motion.
On the other hand, spiritual laws of the Universe or the Universal laws are guidelines for acceptable and unacceptable human behavior. They tell us how our behavior affects our lives and act as principles of right living.
Just like physical laws, the Universal laws do not differentiate between rich and poor, the young and old, men and women, or the powerful and weak. It applies uniformly to everyone and acts as a way of providing justice and fairness in this world.
A little history…
The Universal laws were first listed in the book, the Kybalion, published in 1908. This book on Hermetic philosophy details 7 laws of the Universe. Later on, many authors have published their versions and lists of Universal laws over the years.
Published in 1998 by Dr. Norma Milanovich & Dr. Shirley McCune, the book titled ‘The Light Shall Set You Free’ expands on the catalog of Universal laws and lists 12 fundamental laws and 21 sub-laws. Put together, they are called the 33 Spiritual Laws of the Universe.
33 Spiritual Laws of the Universe
The spiritual laws of the Universe apply not only to the physical entities but also to nonphysical ones. That is, in addition to including all living and non-living things in this universe in its ambit, the laws apply equally to intangible entities such as emotions, thoughts, and feelings.
The 12 Universal laws are:
- The Law of Divine Oneness
- The Law of Vibration
- The Law of Action
- The Law of Correspondence
- The Law of Cause and Effect
- The Law of Compensation
- The Law of Attraction
- The Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy
- The Law of Relativity
- The Law of Polarity
- The Law of Rhythm
- The Law of Gender
The 21 Universal sub-laws are:
- Aspiration to A Higher Power
- Unconditional Love
12 Laws of the Universe
These laws that govern the spiritual well-being of all in this Universe are believed to be in existence from the beginning of time. They are both intrinsic and unchangeable and were known to ancient cultures who lived by them. Some of these laws are derived from Ho’oponopono, a meditation technique originating in ancient Hawaiian culture for reconciliation and forgiveness. A few others are associated with the Hermetic philosophy from the Egyptian culture as described in the Kybalion.
1. The Law of Divine Oneness
The first of the Universal laws stress the interconnectedness of everything in this Universe. This includes people, things, thoughts, feelings, and actions. According to the law, all these are intertwined and any change in the status quo of one affects everything else.
This is hard for us to comprehend; to realize how even our thoughts and feelings will impact the lives of others around us. Test this law by being kind and compassionate to people you come into contact with and note the change in their behavior and lives.
The logic behind this law is that we are all created from a single divine source and so, we are all part of the same. Physically we may seem separate to our naked eyes, but at some level beyond our understanding and senses, our beings are woven together mysteriously.
2. The Law of Vibration
Everything in this Universe is energy and it moves and vibrates in a circular pattern. Again, this includes all things tangible and intangible. This means that what we say, think, believe, or do has a vibrational frequency, just like their counterparts in the physical world.
The law says that our vibrational frequency can be raised or lowered based on our physical and emotional actions. And, the frequency at which we vibrate decides our living experience.
This explains why two people in similar positions have diverse experiences in life. The reason for this is that the vibrational frequencies of the two differ and the one with the higher frequency naturally has better life experience.
The trick to living a better life is to raise the vibrations are high as it will go with positive thoughts, good deeds, and constructive emotions such as kindness, compassion, affection, appreciation, enthusiasm, gratitude, humility, and warmness.
3. The Law of Action
Closely associated with the law of attraction, this law tells us that we need to align our actions with our thoughts and feelings. In other words, we must follow through our emotions with inspired actions. Only this can lead to manifestation.
4. The Law of Correspondence
“As Above, So Below. As within, So Without.” This means all things in this Universe follow a pattern across all dimensions or realms. That is, the laws that govern the physical world have parallel or corresponding laws in the ethereal world.
On a personal front, this can be interpreted like this – Our life is chaotic because there is chaos within us. When we feel our life is going down the hill, it is the direct impact of the negative emotions we are experiencing.
The flipside of this law is we get to control what is happening in our physical world by keeping a tight rein on our emotions.
5. The Law of Cause and Effect
This law emphasizes the relationship between the physical and ethereal worlds. That is, how our actions impact our emotions and vice versa. Most often, the effect is not evident immediately, but at a later stage. At some point or the other, they are bound to come back to us.
6. The Law of Compensation
You reap what you sow. Closely related to the law of attraction and the law of correspondence, this law refers to the positive and negative impacts of our good and bad deeds, thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. It is up to us to use this law to earn rewards and blessings.
7. The Law of Attraction
The most popular and well-known of them all, the law of attraction is one that will come in handy for manifesting your dreams. The basic premises of this law are ‘like attracts like’ and ‘you get what you focus on’. Understanding the law of vibration, unwavering belief in the process and complete trust in the power of the Universe hold the key to a successful manifestation.
8. The Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy
Everything in this Universe is in a constant state of evolution and motion. Nothing remains the same or stationary. All of us have within us the power to change our life as well as the world around us for the better, using our words, actions, thoughts, and feelings by raising our vibrational frequency. We need to remember that higher vibrations can drown out and transmute lower vibrations.
9. The Law of Relativity
The Universe doesn’t distinguish between the good and the bad; it doesn’t create perfect and flawed people, objects or events. We identify things as beautiful and ugly based on our perception. And, our perception is based on the conclusion we draw by comparing things.
Before we slot someone or something as worthy or worthless, we need to remember that the same thing can be seen in diverse perspectives. Gratitude, compassion, and appreciation can help us overcome this.
10. The Law of Polarity
The Universe has created everything in it as pairs of polar opposites. Such as good and evil, positive and negative, and love and hate. They are like the two sides of the same coin. When we are going through a rough patch, when our thoughts and feelings are stuck on one end of the emotional spectrum, it would do us a world of good if we can change our focus to the opposite end. By shifting the focus of our thoughts, we can manage to get a new perspective of the same thing.
11. The Law of Rhythm
The entire Universe and everything in it vibrate and move rhythmically. Like day and night, seasons, and stages of development. This cyclic nature of the Universe ensures that there is hope for a better day even when we are in the middle of the worst phase of our lives. Remember the saying “this too shall pass” when you are feeling down.
12. The Law of Gender
This has nothing to do with the sexual nature of our bodies. The laws state that everything in this Universe has masculine and feminine energies present in it, though we identify people and things based on the dominant energy. These energies are opposing in nature but complement each other well. The ideal state is when we learn to balance the masculine and feminine energies present in us.
21 sub-laws of the Universe
The sub-laws are psychological features or human attributes. All of them relate to the behavior or mentality of human beings that sets them apart from the rest of the occupants of this Universe.
While the 12 laws of the Universe describe the workings of this world, the sub-laws offer us a guide on how to utilize the laws to lead a better and fuller life that is beneficial for ourselves as well as the world around us.
The spiritual laws of the Universe are not like the kind of laws that we are familiar with. While the laws framed by humans involve strict adherence and a penalty for defaulters, spiritual laws are guidelines for us to improve our lives. There is no notion of reward or punishment in the real sense. Nor are there any restrictions on how much we can embrace them.
Ignoring these laws results in an imbalance in our lives and the world around us. This may lead to chaos and suffering. The inherent ability of the Universe in restoring the balance demands readjustment in our lives, which may not be a pleasant experience.
When all of us learn to abide by these Universal laws, the world would be a better place and there would be peace and happiness.