The 12 Universal Laws

The Law of Divine Oneness

This is known as the golden rule in several religions, you might have seen it expressed like this: Judaism says ‘thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself’. The Torah says ‘do to others what you would have them do to you’. Wicca says ‘harm ye none’. These familiar moral statements can be hard to put into practice when the human experience can make us believe that we are separate. How do you love your neighbor as yourself when they are in a separate body, living in a way that is quite different from each other? The golden rule becomes easier to enact when you know that we are in fact one.

Imagine one ball of energy, now this energy desires to express itself in the world of relativity, and so it does through several different beings all at once, to know itself from various viewpoints. We are as fingers on the same hand, thinking we are separate however once we are out of the illusion of this experience we come know that we are one. This does not only apply to people but all energy; animals, plants, the planets, the unseen world behind the veil. When you feel a deep loneliness within or a longing for something unnamed this is your soul longing for the experience of oneness. We live in this illusion so deeply so that we may experience ourself entirely, every side of ourself and we could not do that if we were in the world of the absolute. But it is incredibly helpful to remember the truth often. The truth is that you and I are the same being and the person you were three life times ago is you too and the energy that makes the trees grow is also you and you are God and God is you.

So love is the recognition of oneness in a world of duality. This is the birth of God into the world of form. – Eckhart Tolle

Upon remembering your divinity and your oneness with all you can appreciate what each soul is trying to achieve here on earth, you can understand human differences and allow people to walk their own path more freely without trying to control it for them. You will walk lighter, knowing that you can never truly be apart from your loved ones or the heavens and you will behave in a way that is far kinder to all.

Divine Oneness


The Law of Vibration

Everything in its most basic form is energy and that energy is constantly in motion through vibration. When the vibration of energy has slowed right down we see the creation of dense matter as it is in the relative world and when the vibration of energy is accelerated energy becomes lighter and less likely to take on form, so it is with the spirit world.

Matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. – Albert Einstein

Nothing in our universe seen or unseen is still, everything vibrates at varied speeds. This is particularly helpful to know when you consider your thoughts and feelings. Both thoughts and emotions vibrate at a particular speed. The vibration of your feelings goes a long way in creating your physical experience.

To apply this universal law try writing down something you would like to occur in your life, then without judgement write down your present thoughts about it, your present feelings about it and your present actions that you are taking to achieve it. Be truly honest and try not to judge yourself. This will show you where you are vibrating at on the level of that which you are wishing into your life. If you’re hoping for a raise in your career but your thinking about it makes you feel an inner tightness and fear then you are not aligned with the outcome you desire. Following this process, try writing down how you would like to feel and think about your goal and then if possible list one or two actions that you can take that will help you get there. Sit with that feeling of having what you desire for a few minutes, imagine yourself already having achieved it and what that feels like. You have now changed your vibration into the alignment of what you desire thus calling it to you in from pure energy into form.

The Law of Action

This law is one that can be overlooked when working with the universe to manifest changes in your life. In order to help you show the universe what your desires are it is vital to take actionable steps in the direction of your goals. Once you have allowed yourself to feel what you would like to experience you will be in alignment with that, take the next step and begin taking action toward it. This can be a small action like creating room in your schedule for that which you desire or bigger actions like making phone calls or signing up to classes that are in the alignment of your goal.

Creation is a proactive process, requiring intention and action.

By applying the law of action to your desires you’re letting the universe know you’re ready for the change and the speed at which you can achieve your desires can move rapidly. You may find yourself in the right place at the right time by ‘accident’ or you will meet someone who can help you achieve your goal in a way that you had not previously realized. Coincidences are perfectly aligned with your vibration and action to support you and the universe always supports you, it’s only statement is ‘yes’. What actions can you take that would begin moving you toward your dreams?

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The Law of Correspondence

We might have heard this said “on earth, as it is in heaven”, this is another way of representing the law of correspondence. You may have noticed that what you feel or are ‘being’ internally is what you are more likely to experience externally.

As within, so without. As above, so below – this is the law of correspondence.

If everything that has ever occurred is happening in this moment right now, then your higher self is the you that has experienced it all. You can connect with your higher self for directions and guidance in the same way that you can give advice to your younger self. On occasion you may have experienced deja vu, which is the process of your higher self remembering that you have experienced this moment before.  This is the term as above, so below in action. There is only the illusion of separation, but no true separation; we are all one. If you want to connect to your higher self, allow yourself to have moments of being fully present in the moment, relax your mind and don’t attach to, or judge your thoughts. If you’re facing a decision, in this mindful state allow your intuition to guide you, when you feel a strong pull to one direction, that intuition is information from your higher self.

The Law of Cause and Effect

This law speaks clearly; for every cause there is an effect and for every effect there is a cause. If there is an effect you are seeking to experience then you must take action or cause it to occur. In some instances the cause is unseen, vibrating from your inner world into your outer experience.

Thought is cause, experience is effect. If you don’t like the effects of your life, you have to change the nature of your thinking. – Marianne Williamson

If you want to work with the law of cause and effect work with your intention in every circumstance. Your thoughts, feelings and actions are all motivated by your intention. If you are taking action in any direction whether it be making your morning coffee or giving a presentation ensure your intention is for the highest good for yourself and everyone involved. Envision the best outcome before you do anything, this will not only help guide you to do that which is in your highest interests but also help to create the desired outcome by believing you are already experiencing it.

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The Law of Compensation

The law of compensation states that you get back what you give. This can be seen in your job, whereby you are compensated financially for your work. This can also be seen in the little things like smiling at the person serving you and genuinely asking them how they are; sending that kind of joyful interaction toward your fellow man can really spread, brightening not just their day, but yours and others as well. Kindness and joy spread easily with this law, on the flip side so does complaining and resentment, about the state of your world. To minimize this where your first action might be to verbalize your complaint, first ask yourself what can you personally do to change this? When working with this law be sure to give generously without expectation, all that you wish to receive.

Be the change you wish to see in the world – Mahatma Gandhi

It can be very easy to focus on what isn’t working in your life, to get angry or upset over the small things. However when you change your mind, putting your energy into what is working, joyfully and gratefully exclaiming what you adore about your life and that which you want to see more of, this is what will be compensated back to you. Put out into the world that which you desire to see in your own. What kind of world do you want to live in and what can you do to be all that this entails? No matter how small, or how big you can take action that is in alignment with the world you want; volunteering, choosing a vegan diet, giving to a charity, helping a friend with a difficult task, dedicating extra time with a parent or grandparent who takes pleasure in your company, and there are so many more.

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The Law of Attraction

This law is probably one of the best known laws although it can leave people feeling empty when they fail to attract the results they desire. By better understanding this law you will be able to work with it and see results. The law of attraction is not a stand-alone one, but works in synchronicity with the others. To begin with you may start with this law, sending out mentally and emotionally that which you desire. Imagine what you desire as if it were here in this moment, what emotional response does this create within you, how do you feel in your body, your mind? Focus for a few minutes on this feeling, then express that outwards, be that which you want to attract. Neale Donald Walsch states that immediately after using your thoughts and feelings to focus on that which you desire, you will automatically invoke the law of opposites. Be prepared to draw to you the opposite of what you want, this is how the universe makes room for what you desire; first you send your desire out as energy, then your immediate experience is the opposite of that. How can you know companionship if at first you do not know loneliness? It may be harder at first, you may desire more company and then have your only friend move to a new town further away. Do no be disheartened this is the natural process. Hold to what you desire and continue to feel that which you desire as if it were here now.

This law states that the moment you declare anything, everything unlike it will come into the room. This is necessary in order to create a context within which what you choose to experience becomes possible. – Neale Donald Walsch

Whenever you are attempting to manifest anything in your life, the best way to speed this process up is to desire something that will be to the betterment of all humanity. Why is this important? Because the law of divine oneness tells us that we are all one. You may think you are here with 6 billion other human beings, but in fact this is just an illusion, we are all one; in fact you’re the only one in the room. So by desiring something that benefits all, you’re seeking to manifest that which will bring joy to all of yourself. The results will be tremendous, they will be manifested faster and almost certainly greater than you had hoped.

To see this in action lets take the desire for company, as an example, when you are feeling lonely, you might imagine and feel what its like to have people whose company you adore; you envision spending time together, having a great time. To help this to be something that is of benefit to numerous human beings you might instead imagine yourself lifting several new people out of loneliness, envisioning yourself lighting up their life with companionship, laughter and boosting their self worth. This second desire will likely come into affect a lot fast than the first. The first desire benefits only you, the second benefits many and this also gives you the clarity to see an opportunity for action which could be taken to help create this experience. In this instance that would be reaching out to people online or with a local advert to reach out to those whose life you can give great friendship to.

Christ: “Wherever two or more are gathered, there I am.” The point of that statement — and the point I am making here: Collective creation can be more powerful than individual creation. – Neale Donald Walsch

Lastly when you desire to manifest anything in your present reality be the source of what you desire. If you cause others to experience that which you desire to have or be then you become the source and are thus abundant in whatever your desire is. This is because it is usually easier to believe that other people may experience what you desire, more so than yourself. If your desire is for more money, cause others to have more money. Find someone who has less than you, no matter who it is, and give to them that which you desire. Offer to pay a bill for a loved one who is experiencing lack in finances, give money to a friend who could use a little extra or give generously to the person living on the streets. By causing another to have more money, you will create it in your own experience for yourself. Take a moment of gratitude each time you hold, spend or receive money; say thank you to the universe and through gratitude you will appreciate your present abundance and create room for more.

Change your perspective. Move from “I do not now have this,” to “I have always had this, and I have this now.” Then, act as if you do. Speak as if you do. Think as if you do. – Neale Donald Walsch

The Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy

This law states that all energy will flow into the world as physical form. The universe is set to “yes” and every thought you have is creative to some degree. You are constantly creating even on the smallest level, energy is constantly moving and your thoughts are constantly constructing reality. Whether your thoughts are in line with what you desire, or what you despise, you will have them as your experience; either in a small way like an advert on television or a big way like a life changing relationship or experience.

Energy from the formless realm is constantly flowing into the material world and taking form. This energy is limitless and inexhaustible. – Wallace D. Wattle

The best way you can work with this law is to be aware of your thoughts and begin the practice of actively choosing your thoughts, instead of living in a responsive state whereby your thoughts are a reaction to your current experience. At first this may seem difficult; to watch one’s thoughts can appear to take a lot of your mental energy. Although discipline at first takes practice eventually it becomes a practice done with ease. When you are in your first few days of working out (especially if you have never done it before) it can seem tiring and difficult, but with practice it can become a natural, daily practice. This practice of choosing your thoughts will benefit your worldly experience greatly.

When your thoughts are consistent, the law of energy will work clearly in your life.

It is the primary or dominant thoughts in your mind that are able to be used by this law, to turn energy into form. You can choose joy or peace in each moment by actively choosing your thoughts and if your consistent in these for long enough you will create in you the new belief that this active thought is your experience. Think it long enough that you believe it.

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The Law of Relativity

This law states that what we perceive as real, can only be so by comparison to what surrounds it. Good and bad are relative terms, dependent purely on the definition of the other. Without this level of comparison everything would simply be, and behind the illusion this is exactly how it is, however with the law of relativity we are able to know the full spectrum of ourselves. If our soul’s desire is to know itself as the healer, then there must be someone with whom to heal, else the healer does not exist. Even the master healer holds her status because she empowers others to become their own healers.

When working with this law a good place to start is with language, we throw words like “good” and “bad” around a lot, more often than we’re aware. In truth no one is bad anymore than they are good. As part of your spiritual journey, whenever you feel yourself judging an action or choice others have made, whenever you use the word “bad” seek instead to understand how and why this occurred. No one makes a choice because they believe it to be “bad” but because this appears to be the best option to them at the time.

Nothing in life has meaning except for the meaning we give it. – Anon

The law of relativity has many benefits, but in regards to the language and judgements we choose it can be used in a way that is harmful and divisive to humanity. Replace judgement with understanding, make it your prerogative to understand another instead. This allows you to use the law in a beneficial way; not only will you be practicing non-judgement which will help you to see our divine oneness but you will also see this person or action as your teacher. They will be a sign post for what your soul is not trying to be, therefore by relative comparison showing your true self to you. When you see examples of what you are not, or what you do not wish to be, you can move away from that, and be inspired to be the change you desire to see in the world. Work with this law to see and be the truest version of yourself.

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 The Law of Polarity

This law states that in each thing, its opposite exists. The law of polarity allows for two completely different parts and yet in each seperate part is the possibility of the other. To help you understand this consider yourself, there is both dark and light in you; the potential to move away from your soul by taking part in that which is destructive holds within it space for you to choose its opposite – the path of enlightenment.

Any action has an equal and opposite reaction – Sir Isaac Newtown

Many of us have had the experience whereby something we deem to be tragic turns into our greatest blessing, pushes us to our highest path, allows us to meet our soulmate or awakens us spiritually in a way that nothing less “tragic” could. Even in the midst of a difficulty look deeply into it, ask yourself truthfully, what opposite can be experienced here? Whether this is simply in gaining a new understanding or perspective or whether this difficulty is your call to action to create a positive change, there is always the potential for the opposite. When working with this law be aware of the laws of divine oneness and relativity; remember that no one is “wrong” from their perspective, practice understanding. Make it your aim to find the good in the difficulty; love the profane as much as you love the profound.

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The Law of Rhythm

All cycles or energy in motion, can be viewed through the law of rhythm. Imagine a pendulum being pulled to the left, upon release it must move swiftly to the right. This is the universal dance, where one moves the other too must move; the sun setting allows the moon to rise. In nature we see this law in the seasons, planetary movements, the moon pulling the tide back and forth, everything in nature has a rhythm. For women this law of rhythm is experienced in our monthly cycle, others may experience this law by changing careers every seven years; all things have a cycle and such cycles move to this rhythm.

To work with this law recognize that everything you are experiencing is temporary. If you’re experiencing a time of pleasure, express gratitude and enjoy this moment however if you’re experiencing a difficult period in your life take solace in the knowledge that it too is temporary. This is the cycle of all things, however once you begin working with this law you can have tools at the ready to assist you with the challenging times such as meditation and movement. It is useful to apply mindfulness and present moment awareness to all aspects of life as this will help you to find balance no matter your external circumstance.

The Law of Rhythm

 The Law of Gender

This is the final law of the 12 universal laws, the law of gender. This law states that in all things there is both the feminine and the masculine. This law shows itself as one of duality. Within yourself you will experience both the feminine – powerful, nurturing, love, intuitive as well as the masculine – taking action, analytical, structured, protective. The law of gender exists regardless of your physical gender male or female and regardless of the gender you identify as: female, male, bi-gender, non-binary, a-gender, pan-gender or any other. This is also the case in spirit, as God or the universe is both female and male.

To work with this law practice balancing the feminine and masculine energy within you. In consciously balancing the two you also balance other states within yourself such as the soul and the ego. Try not to be overly defined by traditional gender roles in society as they can and have limited both women and men for centuries. For example as a woman you may feel limited in your career roles to feminine friendly jobs, as a man you may too feel limited to pro-masculine jobs. Try questioning these old ideas as they arise, replacing them with that which embraces both your feminine and masculine qualities.

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Article by Suzi Maddock, July 30, 2017

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