A Law is the term used for something that is usually either immutable or easily verifiable as true. Throughout the years, business owners, philosophers and just ordinary people discovered a variety of concepts that have taken on the title of ‘Laws.’ All of these, regardless of your profession can have an impact on your life by revealing ideas and actions you have been involved in. Acting on the positive aspects and avoiding the negative elements as much as possible will maybe not gain you riches, wealth and a dream life; but if you’re wandering through life wondering why things aren’t better, then reviewing these could help you redirect energy to better choices and subsequent better results.
1) The Law of One (also commonly referred to as the Law of Pure Potentiality): Also considered the first spiritual law because it involves the beginning of things. What we are and where we come from is something we often are ignorant of and when we consider the power and limitless options that our origin offers us is liberating. Too often our choices and desires are selfish and influenced by fear. By acknowledging our power, by reconnecting to it through meditation, spending time in nature, we can relearn what we are capable of.
2) The Law of Sufficiency & Infinite Abundance (also commonly referred to as the Law of Prosperity): In “Healing Letters,” Myrtle Fillmore said that “Prosperity is the result of complying with laws that are revealed by the Spirit of truth within. Those who are prosperous and successful are the people who have a rich consciousness. They open their minds to rich ideas, and then cash in on these ideas in an outer way.” Prosperity is often maligned as a sign of inequality. There are well known Jewish proverbs exhorting the practice of tithing and many very wealthy people have been significant tithers. They didn’t expect a return like an investment would, but believed that giving opens the way to receiving. Abundance and Prosperity are similar in that they involve great wealth, but the significant difference is the former aids your inner you; body, mind and spirit and the latter, frankly, affects your wallet/bank account. What do you have more of than you’re aware of? Which are you focusing on and perhaps causing imbalance to the other? “The Richest Man in Babylon” by George Clason is a timeless classic book and most of its message still holds true today. It teaches the values of saving, overcoming poor habits such as procrastination and being able to take advantage of opportunities.
3) The Law of Vibration: Life involves motion; we walk, we talk, we think, we feel. All of these actions create vibrations. Some are easy to detect, like earthquakes. Others require sophisticated devices like electron microscopes to see everything around us is moving. Objects that have different harmonics, frequencies/ vibrations, do not mix and can sometimes repel each other. What are you thinking about? That you can’t afford our rent, you can’t pay for the things you want; you are generating vibrations in your thoughts that are repelling positive results. If there is something you want to achieve, your thoughts and actions must be in synchronicity with that result.
4) The Law of Free Will (also commonly referred to as the Law of Choices or the Law of Responsibility & Accountability): In the Christian faith, Free Will could be considered the cause of the Fall of Humanity from Grace. Free Will was exercised in the Garden and things haven’t been better since. Free Will also empowers people facing decisions and consequences to remain true to their moral core. Interestingly, some have posited that this is more of a ‘Right’ than a Law. All living things have the right to choose and it should be respected. You can of course lose control of that right through your choices. The Apostle Paul said, “All things are permitted but not all things are good.” You have the freedom to eat junk food, and now have the accountability of exercising or buying bigger clothes. You have the freedom to drive as fast as you want. The accountability of paying fines or losing the ability to drive is the result of that choice.
5) The Law of Attraction (also commonly referred to as the Law of Manifestation or the Law of Intention): This is considered a connected law to the previously mentioned – the Law of Vibration. What do you want? Why do you want it? How do you want to feel when you get there? What are you willing to do to achieve it?
The Law of Attraction is the most powerful law in the Universe and is the science of attracting more of what we want, and less of what we don’t want. Our words, thoughts and feelings create our reality. By focusing on positive or negative thoughts, one can bring about positive or negative results. We can only ever omit one vibration at a time (being it positive or negative) and the Universe will pick up on it and send back a direct match without knowing whether it’s good or bad for us. Each day our brain produces 50,000-70,000 thoughts (about 50 thoughts per minute) of which 95% are the same as yesterday. So it is within our power to choose better thoughts and feelings if we want better results.
Here are a couple of quotes supporting the above:
“The essence of that which is like unto itself, is drawn.”
“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.”
“Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny. What we think, we become.”
“There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.”
“A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomes.
Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”
6) The Law of Deliberate Creation: When you understand and follow the laws of Vibration and Attraction, you then realize that what you WANT is what you attract. When we are ignorant of, or ignore the Universal Laws, the results of our lives happen by default instead of choice. These three laws work closely together so when you realize what you want, you determine to get what you want and then act to get what you want, you are then deliberately acting with the intent of achieving a goal. This law can be explained as it follows – some people make things happen, some people watch things happen, and others wonder what happened. You must choose the actions and emotions that lead to your goal. When you know, and apply these laws in a conscious manner, you create your destiny and the goal you want to reach will happen.
The law of attraction is at work whether we are aware of it or not. So everything we focus on, we create. Whenever we are aware of our thoughts and consciously thinking of what we want, we create deliberately. Whenever we are not in alignment with what we want, we create by default. Creating deliberately requires discipline, focus and letting go of things, but choosing to live deliberately is very rewarding as you get to live the life you want to live.
Below I’ve listed a couple of quotes supporting the above:
“If you don’t build your dream, someone will hire you to help build theirs.”
“You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.”
“When you’re living by default, you’re automatically reacting to life in habitual ways, many of which may be limiting you and your life. In contrast, living deliberately means making more conscious and constructive life choices. When you’re living deliberately, you’re living from a position of responsibility; you’re making choices with greater awareness. You’re taken yourself off autopilot, so you’re better prepared to align your actions with the results you want to achieve.”
7) The Law of Conscious Detachment (also commonly referred to as the Law of Allowing & Believing or the Law of Least Resistance): Detaching is knowing that all is well and trusting that everything will unfold as it meant to, whenever is meant to. Allowing and detaching means releasing our attachment to what we want to manifest and how it is to come about. Allowing and detaching also means letting others be who they are. Attaching ourselves to people or outcomes moves us into a space of lack, fear or doubt. And when we are stuck in the “What If” mode about what could happen if we don’t get the result expected, we’re attracting negativity and the problems that go with it. Let go of the attachment, don’t give up on the goal and continue the positive actions.
8) The Law of Action & Commitment: Today we pride ourselves on multitasking. How many things can we do at once? How many can we do well? At all? Organizational experts described people like this as “bouncers”; moving from one task to another, starting to clean one room then stopping to begin another task leaving a trail of unfinished jobs behind them. We must focus on the task at hand whether it be cleaning a room, developing a relationship, completing a job task or even reading a book. If you’re not committed to finishing a task, you are not being deliberate in creating your goal, you aren’t attracting the results you want. Action is equally important to completing a goal. A wall full of sticky notes about how you’re going to accomplish all these things, yet the only action is adding more sticky notes isn’t the action that’s helping you. Commit yourself to the goal and take whatever action is needed to support it.
9) The Law of Expectation: What are you expecting to happen in your life? Is it positive or negative? It’s particularly challenging because we can be thinking about something at a subconscious level and when something bad happens we go into “Eeyore” mode and proclaim, “Well, I should have seen that coming. I never had a chance anyway.” Believing and desiring the same thing can be hard. Least resistance connects with Conscious Detachment by accepting people and things as they occur. It doesn’t mean to give up because something might happen, it means when you’ve done what you can, accepting that elements like Free Will can affect the course of an action you didn’t plan on. You believe, you allow what happens to happen and trust that it will happen at the right time.
10) The Law of the Present Moment (also commonly referred to as the Law of Living in the Now): This law actually doesn’t have to do with a gentleman in a blue police box. It connects to the Law of Vibration by establishing time as a factor of universal synchronization. There is a time for all things and in our busy society where we have different time zones and people working different shifts – no wonder we’re confused and off kilter! In the movie “In Time”, time is a currency for payment of wages, purchase of goods and services and when you’re out of currency, the final bankruptcy is death. We must observe the ancient cycles and slow down when needed and work when needed and take our fingers off the fast forward button and appreciate life, which leads us to living in the now.
11) The Law of Gratitude: What are you grateful for? A fantastic job? Wonderful spouse? Big bank account? A family, food, running water? All these are simple things that we take for granted, but many would give everything for. A speaker from India who was living in the U.S. and was picking up his father at the airport was annoyed that he had a flat tire at the curb. His father smiled and admonished him to be grateful for having three working tires and a car when so many were without. A present trend on social media is a challenge to post three or more things that you’re grateful for that day. This helps with adopting a positive attitude and also using the Law of Attraction for bringing to you what you are desiring.
12) The Law of Polarity (also commonly referred to as the Law of Yin & Yang, the Law of Opposites, the Law of Contrasts or the Law of Duality): Duality is the definition of our corporeal and spiritual self. We are part of the energy that is the Universe and we will always continue in another form, in another place. The challenge is bringing these two opposites: matter and energy into the same purpose. Both are needed to reach a higher understanding and purpose because without the essence of what we are, there is just an unreasoning form. There are opposites in many shapes in nature and when we seek understanding on how they exist, how they co-exist, we look to the world around us and through meditation, we look within and see the one.
13) The Law of Cause & Effect (also commonly referred to as the Law of Sowing & Reaping): The Bible states, “That which you sow, you shall also reap.” Science gives us examples of action and reaction. The oft-used phrase, “Actions have consequences,” negative yet true. Throw a stone into a pond and you see ripples beyond the entry point. This connects to the Law of Karma for understanding the effect of our actions beyond the event itself, beyond this present life. Doing good things richly balance our life and show an example to others that can benefit them as well. There will always be mistakes, bad choices that can affect us, Free Will can show us that. Focusing on helping, not hurting, building and not destroying travels like those ripples throughout and touch others, and ourselves in another place and time.
14) The Law of Forgiveness: Forgiveness is a powerful tool we have for Karma, for Deliberate Creation and Gratitude, yet it can be the most difficult to use. Being wronged by others brings a myriad of responses ranging from anger to pain and forgiving someone for their actions has been holding them back for years, or even lifetimes. The process though is quite simple; “I forgive you.” You are finished. The act is done. Walk away, if need be. All that can be done on your part has been done and the person’s response, or lack of, is not required. Sincerity of course is key and if there is some action for reparations that you are capable of doing then this is Karma and Accountability.
15) The Law of Reflection: When you look into a mirror who do you see? Even if it’s a rippling lake or funhouse mirror, you see the core of who you are. When we do not take action to meet our physical needs, the mirror shows our enlarged frame. When we are in pain and believe all is well, the reflection will reveal that. Being cruel and hateful to others is reflected in the way they treat us and when we seek to help, to heal, when we remember Karma, Sowing and Reaping based on our Action, there is the positive image we will see as a result.
16) The Law of Cycle (also commonly referred to as the Law of Periodicity or the Law of Rhythm): Life moves in regular cycles, music operates in rhythms when in harmony. We breathe in, we breathe out. Even things like the stock market moves in cycles, people see rise and falls in prosperity and have good and bad days. All around us we see the truth of Cycles and we can have faith that downswings become good and prepare for the hard times that can follow prosperity. We run into trouble when we dwell on the negative and believe that is all there ever will be or that we are destined for only problems. There will be problems indeed, we learn from them, we are strengthened by them and we will move through them, in time.
17) The Law of Growth (also commonly referred to as the Law of Divine Order, the Law of Gestation, the Law of Evolution or the Law of Progress): Norman Vincent Peale said, “Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t have any seeds.” Growth and progress is a natural element of life, if something isn’t growing, it has no life, no potential. Growth is not always easy and can be painful. This is a challenge in Duality as the Life energy doesn’t experience the pain of growth that the physical does and is frustrated by it. Knowing what change can bring, preparing for and accepting it lets us progress and move on and when partnered with Karma, promise a better future. When a purpose is determined, you must be patient with the growth of that goal. If you don’t nurture it, fertilize it with good thoughts, actions and support, that goal will never mature or even develop beyond just a wishful hope. Accept the time required for full growth, prepare it carefully and in time, the birth of your dream will be real.
18) The Law of Soul Purpose (also commonly referred to as the Law of Dharma or the Law of Empowerment): The Law of Life Purpose states that we are profound creatures who have taken physical structure to satisfy a reason. Everybody has a reason for living — an extraordinary blessing or unique ability to provide for others, and for each interesting ability and representation of that ability, there are additionally one of a kind needs. When we mix this special ability with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of our spirit. This is the objective of all objectives.
There are three parts to the Law of Dharma, otherwise known the Law of Life Purpose.
The first part states that each of us is here to find our actual Self, to discover that we are profound creatures, or godliness in camouflage.
The second part of the Law of Dharma states that each of us has an interesting ability that we are here to express. Our ability is unique to the point that nobody else alive has that ability, or that interpretation of that ability. When we are communicating our special ability — or more than one ability as a rule — we are upbeat, and we forget that time exists.
The third part of the Law of Dharma says that we are here to serve our kindred people with our ability. By posing the question “In what capacity would I be able to help every one of those with whom I come into contact?” we join the representation of our interesting ability with administration to mankind, and make full utilization of the Law of Life Purpose.
Dharma is a moral law, considered by Hindus to be life’s foundation. It is our code of conduct that we craft based on observation of the Universal Laws and reflect in our actions. Dharma encompasses patience, honesty, reason, truthfulness, learning and self-control. How we engage with those around us and in turn are interacted with create happiness when Dharma is used positively.
19) The Law of Acceptance (also commonly referred to as the Law of Unconditional Love or the Law of Non-Judgment): Acceptance is realizing that things simply are. Knowing that there are Universal Laws that affect us, even though we may be unaware of or choose to ignore them. Non-Judgment is accepting others the way they are because of the Universal Laws effects on them. There are happy people in spite of their circumstances who obviously understand Rhythm and Cycles that is reflected around them. Others are bitter and lash out because they aren’t in Harmony with the Vibrations they seek or should follow. We allow these events to move around us and help when we can, forgive when we should and always accept that is their choice. Love is found in every faith and culture and showing that love is Karma that will ripple forward to another time for our growth.
20) The Law of Reincarnation & Karma: Karma is important for literally, the long term view of your existence. There are things that you may not finish or experience in this lifetime and if your actions are not dedicated to bettering others, you will not accumulate karma and move to a higher purpose. It is said that “we are the heir of all the ages” and are solely responsible for those inheritances. The Free Will that we use for gain or ill will reflect back on us. Reincarnation is considered in quite a number of philosophies and cultures that state the human soul reincarnates on Earth until moving on to a higher state of consciousness. Karma and Reincarnation are considered the ultimate justice rendering results of a good life or a wicked life to that individual who was never recognized – or caught for their deeds. It is also considered a better alternative to the Christian faith’s concepts of Heaven and Hell where a person is sentenced, or rewarded forever based on possibly a few actions committed on Earth whereas through Reincarnation, previous errors can be corrected through enlightenment.
21) The Law of Gender: The law of gender shows itself essentially in all things as masculine and feminine. It is really this law that administers accurately what we know as creation. The law of gender manifests in the animal kingdom as sex. This law decrees just about everything in nature is both equally male and female. Both of them are needed for life to really exist.
Gender is within almost everything; everything possesses its masculine and feminine principles. Everything together with everyone is composed of both masculine and feminine constituents. Among the outward expressions of feminine qualities are love, patience, intuition and gentleness and also of masculine qualities are energy, self-reliance, logic and intellect. Recognize that inside every female are placed all the inert characteristics of a male, furthermore inside every male the ones from a female. When you are aware of this fact you can then understand exactly what it means to be complete.