The Seven Universal Laws
The Seven Cosmic Laws were introduced to humanity over 4000 years ago by Hermes Trismegistus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermes_Trismegistus). Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, Galileo, Newton, Einstein, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and many others throughout history have endorsed The Seven Cosmic Laws through metaphor, teaching, action and scientific validation.
The Law Of Mentalism
“THE ALL is MIND; The Universe is Mental.”-The Kybalion.
This cosmic law embodies the truth that human reality is, in essence, mental. The universe is itself an infinite mind (consciousness). Science proves that the physical human brain doesn’t create consciousness (thinking), it simply channels it just as a radio/TV channels its programming.
You are a radiating bundle of consciousness. Your thoughts are consciousness, and your thoughts spontaneously influence physical reality. Every thought you have attracts the experience of its electromagnetic vibration.
How To Apply This Cosmic Law: Your thoughts are magnetic and every thought you have is either creating/destroying and attracting/repelling your desires. What you desire (think) will manifest in your own life and your individual thoughts also contribute to the fabric of the collective human experience. We all paint the picture of our own lives, and we all contribute to the picture of humanity.
The Law Of Correspondence
“As above, so below; as below, so above.”-The Kybalion
Humans and life on Earth are a reflection of the universe itself. What is on Earth is cosmic, and what is cosmic is on Earth.
You and Earth are a micro of the macro and vice versa.
Realize that there are over 100 billion stars in our Milky Way Galaxy and there are over 100 billion galaxies in the universe. The world you see in front of your eyes is literally a spec of dust in the universe and what you know to be reality/truth is simply a reflection of a single (and minuscule) level in the cosmic hierarchy.
How To Apply This Cosmic Law: Think without measure against the limitations of humanity. Since the day you were born you were taught what is and is not possible in your life experience. The limitations or possibilities of the hierarchy you accept will be true for you. The Only Limitations You Have Are The Ones You Accept For Yourself.
The Law Of Vibration
“Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates.” – The Kybalion
This law explains that the differences between manifestations of matter, energy and mind result primarily from varying rates of vibration. From THE ALL, which is Cosmic Intelligence, down to the densest form of matter, all is in vibration (including thoughts)and the higher the vibration, the higher the position in the scale of life.
Leverage your thoughts, (higher vibration =Love, Joy) against matter (lower vibrations =fear, sadness). Remember, thoughts are things.
How To Apply This Cosmic Law: Control your vibrations of thought and you will control your physical experience. The Masters also apply this Principle to the conquering of natural phenomena, in various ways. “He who understands the Principle of Vibration, has grasped the scepter of power,” says one of the old writers. The Higher Your Vibration Of Thought, The Higher Your Scale In Life.
The Law Of Polarity
“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.”- The Kybalion
Example: Heat and Cold, although “opposites,” are really the same thing, the differences consisting merely of degrees of the same thing. Look at your thermostat and see if you can determine where “heat” ends and “cold” begins. Between noise and quiet? Between high and low? Between positive and negative? Between a hateful and loving person? They both are the same, a human being, it’s just the polarity of their thinking that separates them. All humans are the same – just different.
How To Apply This Cosmic Law: Look beyond simple duel-distinctions (such as that something can only be one thing or another…or that things only mean this or that), because often we find that opposites are really an illusion and they are almost the same. Many assume that only one of two possibilities can be followed, and instead try looking for ways in which both possibilities can be allowed to co-exist. Everything Is The Same – Just Different.
The Law Of Rhythm
“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.”- The Kybalion.
There is always an action and a reaction; an advance and a retreat; a rising and a sinking. What goes up must come down.
This is in the affairs of the universe, suns, worlds, humans, animals, mind, energy and matter. This law is manifest in the creation and destruction of worlds; in the rise and fall of nations; in the life of all beings and relationships; and finally in the check books and mental states of all people.
Everything changes. How many situation/ideas have you clung to hoping they would “work out,” to find years later it was for naught? Job? Relationships? Old ideas? Everything has a cycle, including your own life.
When you ‘attach’ to things, you impeded the natural flow of cycles and rhythms…and this is usually why people find life to be a struggle. They are ‘attached’ to old ideas that may be inaccurate and defeating.
How To Apply This Cosmic Law: If you are having a period of what you call depression/tragedy or pain, remember that eventually things will swing back in the opposite direction by their own rhythm. Also, be aware of when your own moods/thoughts/emotions and fortunes start to swing in the negative direction.
The Law Of Cause And Effect
“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.”-The Kybalion.
Your life is a mirror. The external circumstances of your life (behavior-effect) are a mirror of your internal circumstance (thought-cause). Your circumstances in life are a reflection of what you’re giving. That’s it. Even if you can see no physical link between circumstances, physics proves you have caused them.
How To Apply This Cosmic Law: In the confines of human thinking, most tend to only notice the links between cause and effect when the cause follows the effect quickly. It can be difficult for us to perceive how something that is happening today was directly caused by something that we did last month, last year, or even last decade. And, it can be tremendously rewarding to uncover these cause-and-effect links.
Why Do So Many People Not Have Money, Love, etc? Because these things are an effect, not a cause, and most people erroneously focus on things (the effect) they want. Reverse the process, think of the cause and the effect will appear.
The Law Of Gender
“Gender is in everything; everything has its masculine and feminine principles; gender manifests on all planes.” – The Kybalion
The principle of Yin (feminine) and Yang (masculine) is the foundation of the entire universe. It underlies everything in creation.
No creation – physical, mental or spiritual is possible without this Cosmic Law. Everything and every person contains the two elements or properties of masculine and feminine energy.
Nothing cease to exist in the universe, it just changes form. Einstein’s Law of The Conservation of Energy and Matter demonstrates that neither matter nor energy can be destroyed, they just change form. The total quantity of matter and energy available in the universe is a fixed amount and never any more or less.
Similarly, you were non-matter before birth, physical matter now, and by the cycle of creation, you’ll return to non-matter – yet, you’ll never cease to exist, you’ll just change form. Everything “dies,” and then regenerates itself – it’s a cycle of life: Spring (life), to Summer, to Fall, to Winter (death).
Life and death, male and female are the process of life in the universe. To grow, a thing must first die, then regenerate. (To grow as a person, your old ways of thinking must die.)
How To Apply This Cosmic Law: You are a constant in the universe. You will not cease to exist, you will simply change form through your evolutionary journey. For you to have new things in your life, old things (habits/thoughts) must “die.”