12 Universal Laws

Welcome to your starting point, your guide or the rules by which the world (greater than you can perceive) works. When you really understand how this universe works you can play well instead of tumbling, or at least experience more of what you desire and stumble a little less often. 

This is your complete resource list for the 12 Universal Laws. Learn what each law entails and a few tools that you can implement to guide your journey to working with the universe. By examining the laws of the universe you can begin to make shifts that allow you to live out your highest dream for yourself. When you know how to work with the universe to achieve your goals you will find that you’re supported in a way that benefits yourself and is also of service to the collective spiritual evolution. 

What are the Universal Laws?


12 universal laws


The Law of Divine Oneness

This is known as the golden rule in several religions, you might have seen it expressed like this: Judaism says ‘thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself’. The Torah says ‘do to others what you would have them do to you’. Wicca says ‘harm ye none’. These familiar moral statements can be hard to put into practice when the human experience can make us believe that we are seperate. How do you love your neighbour as yourself when they are in a seperate body, living in a way that is quite different from each other? The golden rule becomes easier to enact when you know that we are in fact one.

Imagine one ball of energy, now this energy desires to express itself in the world of relativity, and so it does through several different beings all at once, to know itself from various viewpoints. We are as fingers on the same hand, thinking we are seperate however once we are out of the illusion of this experience we come know that we are one. This does not only apply to people but all energy; animals, plants, the planets, the unseen world behind the veil. When you feel a deep loneliness within or a longing for something unnamed this is your soul longing for the experience of oneness. We live in this illusion so deeply so that we may experience ourself entirely, every side of ourself and we could not do that if we were in the world of the absolute. But it is incredibly helpful to remember the truth often. The truth is that you and I are the same being and the person you were three life times ago is you too and the energy that makes the trees grow is also you and you are God and God is you.

So love is the recognition of oneness in a world of duality. This is the birth of God into the world of form. – Eckhart Tolle 

Upon remembering your divinity and your oneness with all you can appreciate what each soul is trying to achieve here on earth, you can understand human differences and allow people to walk their own path more freely without trying to control it for them. You will walk lighter, knowing that you can never truly be apart from your loved ones or the heavens and you will behave in a way that is far kinder to all.

Divine Oneness


The Law of Vibration

Everything in its most basic form is energy and that energy is constantly in motion through vibration. When the vibration of energy has slowed right down we see the creation of dense matter as it is in the relative world and when the vibration of energy is accelerated energy becomes lighter and less likely to take on form, so it is with the spirit world. 

Matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. – Albert Einstein 

Nothing in our universe seen or unseen is still, everything vibrates at varied speeds. This is particularly helpful to know when you consider your thoughts and feelings. Both thoughts and emotions vibrate at a particular speed. The vibration of your feelings goes a long way in creating your physical experience.

To apply this universal law try writing down something you would like to occur in your life, then without judgement write down your present thoughts about it, your present feelings about it and your present actions that you are taking to achieve it. Be truly honest and try not to judge yourself. This will show you where you are vibrating at on the level of that which you are wishing into your life. If you’re hoping for a raise in your career but your thinking about it makes you feel an inner tightness and fear then you are not aligned with the outcome you desire. Following this process, try writing down how you would like to feel and think about your goal and then if possible list one or two actions that you can take that will help you get there. Sit with that feeling of having what you desire for a few minutes, imagine yourself already having achieved it and what that feels like. You have now changed your vibration into the alignment of what you desire thus calling it to you in from pure energy into form. 


The Law of Action

This law is one that can be overlooked when working with the universe to manifest changes in your life. In order to help you show the universe what your desires are it is vital to take actionable steps in the direction of your goals. Once you have allowed yourself to feel what you would like to experience you will be in alignment with that, take the next step and begin taking action toward it. This can be a small action like creating room in your schedule for that which you desire or bigger actions like making phone calls or signing up to classes that are in the alignment of your goal.

Creation is a proactive process, requiring intention and action 

By applying the law of action to your desires you’re letting the universe know you’re ready for the change and the speed at which you can achieve your desires can move rapidly. You may find yourself in the right place at the right time by ‘accident’ or you will meet someone who can help you achieve your goal in a way that you had not previously realized. Coincidences are perfectly aligned with your vibration and action to support you and the universe always supports you, it’s only statement is ‘yes’. What actions can you take that would begin moving you toward your dreams?

law of action

The Law of Correspondence 

We might have heard this said “on earth, as it is in heaven”, this is another way of representing the law of correspondence. You may have noticed that what you feel or are ‘being’ internally is what you are more likely to experience externally.

As within, so without. As above, so below – this is the law of correspondence. 

If everything that has ever occurred is happening in this moment right now, then your higher self is the you that has experienced it all. You can connect with your higher self for directions and guidance in the same way that you can give advice to your younger self. On occasion you may have experienced deja vu, which is the process of your higher self remembering that you have experienced this moment before.  This is the term as above, so below in action. There is only the illusion of separation, but no true separation; we are all one. If you want to connect to your higher self, allow yourself to have moments of being fully present in the moment, relax your mind and don’t attach to, or judge your thoughts. If you’re facing a decision, in this mindful state allow your intuition to guide you, when you feel a strong pull to one direction, that intuition is information from your higher self.


The Law of Cause and Effect

This law speaks clearly; for every cause there is an effect and for every effect there is a cause. If there is an effect you are seeking to experience then you must take action or cause it to occur. In some instances the cause is unseen, vibrating from your inner world into your outer experience. 

Thought is cause, experience is effect. If you don’t like the effects of your life, you have to change the nature of your thinking. – Marianne Williamson 

If you want to work with the law of cause and effect work with your intention in every circumstance. Your thoughts, feelings and actions are all motivated by your intention. If you are taking action in any direction whether it be making your morning coffee or giving a presentation ensure your intention is for the highest good for yourself and everyone involved. Envision the best outcome before you do anything, this will not only help guide you to do that which is in your highest interests but also help to create the desired outcome by believing you are already experiencing it. 

Laws of the universe, suzie maddock


The Law of Compensation

The law of compensation states that you get back what you give. This can be seen in your job, whereby you are compensated financially for your work. This can also be seen in the little things like smiling at the person serving you and genuinely asking them how they are; sending that kind of joyful interaction toward your fellow man can really spread, brightening not just their day, but yours and others as well. Kindness and joy spread easily with this law, on the flip side so does complaining and resentment, about the state of your world. To minimise this where your first action might be to verbalise your complaint, first ask yourself what can you personally do to change this? When working with this law be sure to give generously without expectation, all that you wish to receive. 

Be the change you wish to see in the world – Mahatma Gandhi

It can be very easy to focus on what isn’t working in your life, to get angry or upset over the small things. However when you change your mind, putting your energy into what is working, joyfully and gratefully exclaiming what you adore about your life and that which you want to see more of, this is what will be compensated back to you. Put out into the world that which you desire to see in your own. What kind of world do you want to live in and what can you do to be all that this entails? No matter how small, or how big you can take action that is in alignment with the world you want; volunteering, choosing a vegan diet, giving to a charity, helping a friend with a difficult task, dedicating extra time with a parent or grandparent who takes pleasure in your company, and there are so many more. 

law of compensation

To read about the last six laws read 12 Universal Laws Part 2

If you have anything to add to the above please leave it in the comments below or let our community hear about you have worked with the universal laws. 

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