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The laws of the universe

We live in a world that is governed by physical laws. Our rational brains can understand these laws and even prove their existence scientifically. One example is the law of gravitation. We read about it in our textbooks and even use it in engineering and research. Understanding this law and applying it, we build space shuttles and rockets, and explore outer space. It is, therefore, safe to say that laws help us understand our lives and our environment better. By applying them, we can make our lives better.

Indeed, physical laws have improved our lives in a physical, material sense. And yet, we fumble when it comes to finding the meaning and purpose of life. Perhaps, that is why, over the years, man began concocting universal laws. Even though they are classified as pseudoscience, many believe that these esoteric metaphysical laws exist, and their application can make life a smooth sail. Here is Soulveda delving into the meaning of a few such laws.

The law of oneness

According to this law, everything in the world is one; everything is interconnected. Psychic and author Marja de Vries explains in her book The Whole Elephant Revealed how everything on our planet originated from the same source. “This oneness or source from which everything emanates is an eternal and unchanging unified field of intelligence underlying everything and permeating the whole of creation,” she writes.

The law of energy or vibration

It is common knowledge that anything and everything in the world is energy. And everything has its own vibratory frequency. According to this law, even our thoughts, feelings, intentions and actions have their own vibration. Moreover, like frequencies attract. Therefore, by consciously altering our vibratory levels by changing our thoughts, we can attract what we desire from our environment. 

The law of action

No matter what our energy is like and how much like-energy we attract, the manifestation of our desires requires us to put in effort. According to the law of action, engaging in action that supports our thoughts, emotions and words is of utmost importance when it comes to making our dreams a reality.  

The law of correspondence

This law is similar to the saying, Our outer world is a direct reflection of our inner world. So, whatever circumstances life throws at us, we are not to play the victim. We need to take responsibility for whatever happens in our life. This law empowers us to change our inner world to create the life we dream about in the outer world.

“Within the darkest of life’s perceived trials and hardships lies the means as well as the ability to find and experience the light.”


The law of cause and effect

An extension of the law of correspondence, this law states that for every effect, there is a cause. It explains how our thought, behaviour, and action can create an effect in our lives. Hence, we must integrate our thoughts, desires and actions. Furthermore, if we are unhappy with our lives, we must first change the cause (our thoughts and emotions) that created them in the first place. 

The law of compensation

This law, in simple words, says we reap what we sow. As motivational speaker and self-development author Brian Tracy puts it, “you will always be compensated for your efforts and for your contribution, whatever it is, however much or however little.” So, going by that logic, it is better to put in a little extra effort in life to enjoy a little extra benefit.

The law of attraction

Similar to the law of vibration, the law of attraction states that energy attracts like energy. Therefore, by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, we invite positive or negative experiences into our lives. This law has been around for ages. Eighteenth-century American philosopher Ralph Trine wrote in his book In Tune With The Infinite: “The law of attraction works universally on every plane of action, and we attract whatever we desire or expect. If we desire one thing and expect another, we become like houses divided against themselves, which are quickly brought to desolation. Determine resolutely to expect only what you desire, then you will attract only what you wish for.”

The law of polarity

This law points out the inherent duality of everything in the universe. For instance, we are all familiar with light and dark, good and bad, masculine and feminine, yin and yang to name a few. Opposites can coexist. They give life the much-needed contrast. As writer and mentor Chuck Danes once said, “Within the darkest of life’s perceived trials and hardships lies the means as well as the ability to find and experience the light.”

The law of rhythm

This law states that everything in the universe has its own measured motion, pace and rhythm. And this rhythm–often a to-and-fro pendulum-like movement–reflects the regularity of the universe. As it is explained in the book Kybalion: Hermetic Philosophy by Three Initiates: “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.” So, when things do not work out or when we are going through a difficult time in life, we can rest assured that good times would soon come knocking.

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