Spiritual Laws

The Seven Universal or Hermetic laws are:

  • The Law of Mentalism — Also known as the Law of Mind or the Law of Spirit. The law has two aspects. The first aspect states that everything is mind or spirit. Everything arises out of thought or universal consciousness. Thought creates. The second aspect is that everything exists within the mind of God, and the mind of God exists within everything.
  • The Law of Correspondence — The microcosm level of the human being corresponds to the macrocosm level of the universe. The inner level of objects held in thought corresponds to the outer level of objects in reality.
  • The Law of Vibration — Also called the Law of Resonance. This law says that everything is in motion. Matter, energy, thoughts everything is vibration. This law has two subsidiary laws: the Law of Attraction and the Law of Change.
  • The Law of Polarity — The subsidiary law is the Law of Relativity, which says that everything is relative and nothing exists alone. Everything is relative to other things. The primary law is that everything exists on a spectrum.
  • The Law of Rhythm — This law says that all of life, and even non-life, exists within an order or pattern or combinations of cycles and patterns.
  • The Law of Cause and Effect — This law states that in interacting systems, actions or events cause or lead to resulting conditions. Cause precedes effect.
  • The Law of Gender — This law is often referred to as “yin and yang”, and it has two parts. The first part says that within everything there are masculine and feminine energies masculine being strong, forceful, and assertive; feminine being contemplative, nurturing, and yielding. The second part is that things come in their own time, and that there is a natural gestation period for things to develop and manifest.

Another famous seven laws are the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success from a book of that same name by Deepak Chopra. For many years, I have used these seven laws as subjects for contemplative meditation, and so am quite familiar with them. His seven laws are:

  • The Law of Pure Potentiality — Spirit is pure consciousness; and we human beings are pure consciousness. Pure consciousness is pure potentiality — the field of all possibilities. The universe is creative and abundant.
  • The Law of Giving — This law says that the universe operates through dynamic exchange. Energy and intelligence naturally flows. From the human point of view, giving and receiving are necessary to participate in this dynamic process.
  • The Law of Cause and Effect — Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind. Giving love brings love to us in return. Giving money or value produces money or value that returns to us in kind.
  • The Law of Least Effort — Effort can get in the way of natural participation in the universe.
  • The Law of Intention and Desire — Inherent in every intention and desire is the mechanics for its fulfillment; intention and desire in the field of pure potentiality have infinite organizing power. Intention and desire can lead to action (cause) which will produce an effect. Intention and desire are also themselves thoughts (causes) which can create the intended result if clearly focused (attention) in the present.
  • The Law of Detachment — Detachment is giving up the attachment to the result. It is being free to step into the unknown, the field of all possibilities, and to surrender to the creative intelligence of the universe. It allows the universe at the quantum level to respond and react. It allows creation to happen most freely.
  • The Law of Purpose in Life — Everyone has a purpose in life based on a unique gift or special talent. When we use this unique talent in service of others, we experience the glory of our own spirit accomplishing a divine goal and living a dream of the soul.