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How to Understand & Apply the Spiritual Laws of the Universe to Your Life - with Quotes!

We've all heard of the Law of Attraction—but did you know there are dozens of other essential laws that can help us manifest our dream and desires and to live in more alignment and authenticity?

There are 12 universal principles that are thought to be fixed, standard rules or principles for our existence Most are attributed to Hermes, the ancient Egyptian philosopher All of these principles have withstood the test of time and can be applied to our everyday life in this modern era.

Hermeticism is the pursuit of knowledge or wisdom pertaining to the natural and spiritual mysteries of the universe. It originated with Hermes in Egypt, but also has traces to ancient Greece and Italy. In Hermeticism, there are three Great Planes: the mental plane, physical plane, and spiritual plane and they all interact, harmonize and flow within and between eachother.

Embracing Hermetic concepts and philosophies has brought so much mental and emotional clarity for me personally. I feel much more grounded and am able to better FLOW within my life - not resisting or controlling and instead living with greater simplicity, trust, love and joy.

Whether we are aware of it or not, whether we understand it or not, and whether we believe it or not - Each law is at play at any given moment, and they all work together as guiding forces in our lives. These patterns are always repeating throughout history and across the universe.

Navigating life without knowing these fundamental truths is like going on a roadtrip without a map or GPS. They can help us...

  • understand how we got to where we are and how to get to where we're going

  • reach our goals and fulfill our highest potential

  • practice patience and grace

  • build resilience

  • learn how to trust and detach

  • eliminate desperation, pain and suffering

  • experience inner peace and true acceptance

As our understanding of energetics (vibration, frequency, harmony and resonance) increase, so does your power over yourself and your world. In other words, these principles can greatly help us in our pursuit of personal development and self-mastery.

1. Law of Divine Oneness ("We are ONE")

The first foundational law of the universe highlights the interconnectedness of all things. It says that beyond our senses, every thought, action, and event is in some way connected to anything and everything else.

The past, present and future are all connected. Our minds, bodies, hearts and spirts are connected. Heaven and earth are connected. We are each connected on a spiritual and energetic level, created from universal Source energy. Nothing is separate, so what we do to others, we do to ourselves- and vice versa.

It also embodies the idea that the Universe is a Living Mind, or that everything is mental. This Mental Universe is an infinite intelligence, intelligent field, and even the nature of consciousness itself. And matter is subordinate to the mind.

Prompts: How can I show more curiosity, compassion and acceptance towards what I don't understand? How can I honor and value the divinity within me and all around me? What can I imagine in my mind in order to create a new reality?

"We are all the leaves on one tree. We are all the waves in one sea."

Thich Nhat Hahn

2. Law of Vibration ("Everything is Energy")

Everything, at the most microscopic level, is in constant motion and vibrating at a specific energetic frequency. Nothing rests, everything is in motion. This applies to our personal frequency as well- our bodies, thoughts, feelings, emotions and actions. This endless movement of matter, both seen and unseen, tangible and intangible, creates our reality - the experiences, people, opportunities, situations, circumstances of our lives. So when we change our vibration, everything around us changes too.

We have control over our vibrations, much like tuning an instrument.

Prompts: Is there any area of my life where I am operating at a lower frequency? How can I elevate my own personal vibration? How can I elevate the vibration of my environment? How can I embody and align with the vibration of what I want to attract?

"If you want to know the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration."

Nikola Tesla

3. Law of Correspondence ("As above, so below. As within, so with out." )

This law is states that our external world is a direct reflection of our internal state. Our reality is a mirror of what's happening inside us at that moment - in our minds, hearts and bodies. If we wish to change the outside, we must change the inside first. And the opposite is also true - if we wish to change our inner state, we must change our external environment.

This principle embodies the truth that there is always a correspondence and connection between all the universal laws and the phenomena that occur on various planes- spiritually, mentally and physically.

Prompts: What is this situation showing me about myself or my personal vibration? What areas of my self need healing or re-aligning? What patterns are showing up in my life?

"Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny."


4. Law of Attraction ("Like Attracts Like")

Undoubtedly the most famous universal law, this law is often used for manifestation. It states that energy flows where attention goes, or that ultimately we will receive what we focus on- whether that's what we want (or if we're not careful- what we don't want). Our vibrational frequency (based on what we think, do and say) is constantly attracting objects, people, situations, events, and experiences that are a direct match for it.


Takeaways/Prompts: How can I vibrate at a level that attracts what I desire? How can I embody my desire every day through thoughts, actions and behaviors? How can I shift my energy to change the outcome of what I receive?

"What you think you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine you create. "


5. Law of Inspired Action ("Dream, and Do")

This law is all about persistence and patience. It is about taking real, actionable steps to invite what we want into our lives. Inspired action comes from within and can be anything from a taking on a bold plan of action to something more subtle- that consistent, gentle, internal nudge. This action will feel joyous and effortless because it is supported by Spirit and Source. Receiving divine inspiration and guidance requires slowing down and quieting the mind of all of it's conditioning, control and expectations. It requires being our authentic selves - extensions of Higher Self and Spirit and Source.

Prompts: Am I open to all possibilities? Am I listening to divine wisdom before I act or react? What can I do to manifest what I want in the physical world?

"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door"

Milton Berle

6. Law of Perpetual Transmutation ("Energy can't be created or destroyed, only changed from one form to another")

This law states that everything in the universe is constantly evolving, transforming, fluctuating on an energetic level. With intention and focus, every frequency will respond and shift to a new directions. High vibrations will always consume and transmute the lower ones. As such we each have the power to change the conditions of our lives based on our own energy, our thoughts and actions.

Prompts: How can I uplift negative energy around me through my thoughts and actions? How can I shift

7. Law of Cause & Effect ("What goes around comes around")

This law highlights the direct tie between actions and events, and that whatever we put into the universe will come back to us in time, also known as Karma. Everything happens according to law, even chance itself. Prayer, visualization, affirmations are some of the most powerful tools for shifting the direction of your thoughts and therefore our results/outcomes. Likewise, acting in compassion, love and kindness can dramatically impact the course of our lives. This principle embodies the fact that nothing merely ‘happens for no reason,’ and that there is no such thing as ‘chance.’

Prompts: How is my energy in this moment, both internally and externally? Am I attempting to change my experience, or my thinking first? How can I be my own activator, not just reacting or playing victim? How can I take initiative towards my success?

"Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind."

Deepak Chopra

8. Law of Compensation ("You reap what you sow")

This law reminds us that we must give in order to receive. Our efforts and our output of energy will always be rewarded. If you are seeking something positive then you must contribute something equally positive toward your goal - sharing your highest and best self.

Prompts: Where am I being called to serve and support others today? Where am I withholding from others?

9. Law of Relativity ("There is no good or bad, only perception")

This law suggests that even though we are inclined towards comparison, in reality, everything in our world is neutral. Our truth and meaning comes down to our individual perspective, our conditioning and labeling. Therefore It is best for us to judge from a place of curiosity, compassion, patience and objectivity. It's all relative.

Prompts: Am I appreciating what I have without the need to compare it something else?