Our universe is a complex and vast system that we are only just starting to barely understand. For centuries scientist, scholars and philosophers have studied it, in hopes that we can shed some light onto our own existence. All things in existence, exist for a reason.
Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Galileo Galilei – these are all men ahead of their time, considered a bit crazy, but more wise than they were given credit for. Our universe is governed by a set of “laws” or principles – scientists acknowledge the Universal Laws of Physics but there are also Spiritual Universal Laws that affect us all just as much as the physical ones.
In 1908, The Kybalion was first published. It listed Seven Principles in Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece – This is where modern interpretations of the Universal Laws stem from although the knowledge is much older. Hermetic teachings are found world wide and in almost all religions, because of the universality of its appeal.
A quick search on Universal Laws and you will find anywhere from The 7 Laws to 12 Laws and occasionally more! I tend to follow the Hermetic teachings because that is what I’m drawn to – while other Laws may and often do apply I feel they are more modern adaptations or just extended “parts” of these basic Laws. Be sure to research it a bit yourself. It makes for some interesting knowledge.
“The Principles of the Truth are Seven; he who knows these, understandingly, possesses the Magic Key before whose touch all the Doors of the Temple fly open” – The Kybalion
The Immutable and the Mutable: “Of the seven Universal Laws, the first three are immutable, eternal Laws, meaning they are Absolute and can never be changed or transcended. They have always existed and will always exist. The other four laws are transitory, mutable Laws meaning that they can be transcended or at least “better used” to create your ideal reality. This is not to say that you should ignore these four Laws or attempt to defy them for even if you do they will still govern your existence. Your aim is to master each of the seven Universal Laws and only then learn to transcend the mutable ones.”
Everything is energy vibrating at different frequencies. Crystals, People, Material items, living creatures, plants, sound waves, colors – everything has energy – vibrating to our own frequencies. This has been scientifically proven.
Your vibrations and energy can affect other things/people and they can affect you. As your understanding of vibration, frequency, harmony and resonance increase, so too shall your power over yourself and your world.
The Law of Attraction has it’s foundations in this Law.
Everything is dual; Everything has poles; Everything has its pair of opposites; Like and unlike are the same; Opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; Extremes meet; All truths, are but half-truths; All paradoxes may be reconciled. Mutable
There are two sides to everything and opposites are two extremes of the same thing. A great example is Hot and Cold. Both are temperatures but are only different in degree. The same applies to other opposites as well : Love/Fear – Happy/Hate – Light/Dark.
*”This Principle of Duality may appear to be very real in your life but it operates only in the physical and mental realms, not in the spiritual realm where All is One. As it says in the Bhagavad-Gita, “God is Above the Opposites”. By always placing the all-powerful, all-knowing Great Spirit of which you are a part behind your every thought, statement and action, and by always focusing on the “good”, even when things appear to be going “bad”, then in time you will rise above the Law of Polarity.”
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. Mutable
Everything has a natural ebb and flow. Civilizations rise and fall, seasons come and go, the tide flows in and out – We have good months/years and bad months/years.
This law controls the cycle of life and death, creation and destruction, rise and fall, and of course manifests in our mental states.
Being able to appropriate these smooth transitions can be the difference between days of recovery (mentally, physically, and emotionally) and smooth grace periods between times of intensity. Knowing when to retreat and when to return is one of the many keys to self mastery.
Through heightened awareness gained by understanding this principle, you can experience transcendental states of consciousness to rise above the swing of the pendulum. Rhythm will have an effect on you one way or another, but with awareness you can use it to propel you forward and ride it back to recovery.
Every cause has its effect; Every effect has its cause; Everything happens according to law’ Chance is but a name for law not recognized’ There are many planes of causation, but nothing escapes the law. Mutable
Everything happens for a reason. Every effect you see in your outside or physical world has a very specific cause which has its origin in your inner or mental world.
In harmony with the principle of Correspondence, there are higher planes dominating lower planes and nothing escapes the Principle of Cause & Effect. Nothing happens without explanation.
“The empowering use of this principle is to make the conscious choice to rise above the plane of thought you currently occupy to become your own Cause, and not just an Effect of others and the situations you find yourself in. That is to say, be your own first mover as opposed to someone who merely reacts to circumstance.
Of course, when you are on the quest to become someone who has mastery over their self, and can control their moods, character, and the environment around them — you will naturally have to obey the causation of higher planes in accordance to this principle. But the important distinction is that having awareness of this will give you the ability to rule on your own plane, without resigning to the roles of the dunce or victim.”
Gender is in everything; Everything has its masculine and feminine principles; Gender manifests on all planes. Mutable
Everything and everyone contains both masculine and feminine elements.
The masculine is the penetrative, assertive, progressive, conquesting, explorative energy that drives progress. The feminine is the receptive, sacred, treasured, protective energy, that maintains tradition and honors the priority of what is most important, while nourishing that which is most essential to life.
To choose the middle path between these extremes of the present feminine and future-driven masculine and seek balance in all things, is the key to using all 7 Hermetic Principles principles to full effect.
The principle of Gender plays a role in all things generation, creation, and regeneration — nothing can come into being without the use of this principle.
The Law of Attraction It isn’t listed as one of the seven because it runs through all 7 laws already listed. It hold everything together. It’s through the Law of Attraction that we can rise above the Laws of Polarity and Rhythm and gain a better understanding of all the laws.
By themselves, these principles are useless, but when you creatively apply them, you can achieve any endeavor you dedicate yourself to. Truly understand them, by experiencing them and applying them to yourself.
Learning these principles and how the effect you – being aware of the energies around you will help you on your spiritual path no matter what direction it is taking you.