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The 12 Universal Laws, A Summary

Written by: Jennifer Tomlin, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.


Ancient cultures have always intuitively known about the 12 universal laws. They are thought to be intrinsic, unchanging laws of our universe that are often associated with meditations for freedom and enlightenment. They can be attributed to hermetic philosophy going back to ancient places like Egypt, Machu Pichu and even cultures now being discovered that existed before The Great Deluge. The list of ancient laws is still present and many around the world still work with it today. It is believed, even by physicists and scientists, that the laws are about living your life with deep love, compassion, gratitude and joy. I have tried to explain them briefly:

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What Are The Universal Laws?

The 12 Universal Laws are basic principles that talk about how everything in the universe is connected and influenced by spiritual forces. These ideas come from different spiritual traditions and are meant to help us understand the fundamental rules that shape our world.

12 laws of the universe

1. The Law of Divine Oneness

The Law of Divine Oneness can be considered the first and provides a foundation for the others. This Law illustrates the interconnectedness of everything in the known Universe. Beyond our physical senses, the energy of every thought, feeling and action is in some way connected to anything and everything else. It may sound enormous and difficult to visualize the meaning of it, but what it can be reduced to is being compassionate and loving with yourself and others and understanding that we are all one.

2. The Law of Vibration

Even at a microcosmic level, everything in the Universe is always in motion, vibrating at a specific frequency. This includes all matters including our own frequency. Our personal vibrational frequency can produce effects in our lives; what we experience both internally and in our external daily experiences. This Law can be worked with in the sense that we can raise our personal frequency, in many ways. For example, our mindset is very important, not quite as simply as “thinking positive”, but making that a constant state of mind. Feelings are also very important; gratitude, for example, is very powerful, as is compassion. There are also many practices to do this, including prayer and meditation, sound therapy and chakra work.

3. The Law of Correspondence

This law illustrates that patterns of all kinds repeat throughout the Universe, for example, fractals, and in nature, the Golden Ratio. On a personal level, the reality we experience is an expression of what was happening inside us a short time ago. It brings to mind the quote, "As above, so below. As within, so without." When I was giving up alcohol and discovering what was at the time, the “new Physics”, I wrote a book called 200 Thoughts, comprised of quotes that are in retrospect concerned with these Laws. You can find it here: 200 Thoughts. Life comes to instruct, not to destruct, there is always a lesson to be learned.

4. The Law of Attraction

Undoubtedly the most popular Universal Laws, the Law of Attraction in pop culture is mainly used for manifestation. The principle behind manifestation is that like attracts like, and your energy flows where your focus goes. The crux of it is, that you have to believe that what you are attracting is possible to attain.

There’s no getting around that, the Universe will know if you sincerely believe. It bears resemblance to the Law of Vibration in this way, in that you need to learn how to vibrate at the level of what you are attempting to attract. If you want love you need to be loving, or you are sending the Universe a message that you are not being sincere. Affirmations can work wonders, but if you don't believe what you're saying, it will not bear fruit. It’s important to begin by focusing on what we want, rather than what we don’t want, and gradually we will see these things show up in our lives.

5. The Law of Inspired Action

This Law closely follows the Law of Attraction and the Law of Vibration. Inspired Action is about taking real, authentic steps to make room for what we want in our lives. Oftentimes, the inspiration for the actions comes from within, or our Higher Self. It doesn’t have to be a formal plan, even small steps towards a goal will show the Universe that you are willing to put in the work to achieve what you want out of life. A good way to bring this Law into your life is to slow down, take some quiet time, and listening to internal guidance. It’s important to let go of trying to control, or arrange things, situations or other people’s behavior. Letting go and relaxing allow for new ideas, thoughts, and approaches to solving problems and achieving goals. Also fitting in here nicely are divination tools, which can help you sort out your next steps and get clear about what it is you are seeking.

6. The Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy

You may have hear the popular saying, “Thoughts become things”. Our actions are preceded by our thoughts, and as has been demonstrated by the Observer Effect, our thoughts have the power to find their way into 3D reality. On an energetic level, everything in the Universe is evolving or fluctuating. For example, being close to the energy field of a person exuding negativity can affect us in a very real way, depleting our own positive energy. These people, intentionally or not, have the ability to feed on another person’s energy, if that person not protected energetically. It also works in reverse, with higher frequencies transmuting lower frequencies and raising them up. Some people make you feel good just by being around them.

7. The Law of Cause and Effect

As Physics states, every action has an equal and opposite reaction, good or bad. It may not happen right away, in fact you may not even connect two events that are related, but “what goes around, comes around”. The energy or frequency that you radiate, your thoughts and indeed your actions, have a ripple effect. Eventually, those ripples of vibration will come back around to affect you.

8. The Law of Compensation

This Universal Law states that your efforts will always come back to you positively. You will reap what you sow, in other words. The Law of Compensation ties in with the Law of Attraction and the Law of Compensation. You must make efforts in some way towards what you are seeking. It needn’t be large actions. Simply asking yourself how you can positively affect those around you, or within your scope of influence, goes a long way. Whispering to the woman in front of you at the teller line that the colour she’s wearing is flattering fits the bill. After you’ve worked with this Law for a while it becomes second nature. If you are seeking love and support, providing it to someone else puts that energetic vibration out to the Universe, eventually coming back to you.

9. The Law of Relativity

Here again, gratitude if a powerful energetic vibration. Instead of comparing ourselves or our situation to someone else’s, we are much better off expressing gratitude for what we do have. Chances are very good that someone else would love to be where you are. Our Western culture fosters this comparison, but in the Universe, everything is neutral. For example, our situation only becomes negative or positive when we apply meaning to it. It is our perspective and perception that make it so. Relativism exists in all things. Knowing this can make it easier to endure the harder parts of our lives, showing ourselves greater compassion and self-love. Appreciation for what we have not only raises our vibration, it makes us feel better.

10. The Law of Polarity

Everything in life has an opposite. Without dark, there couldn’t be light, without evil, there couldn’t be good, and on it goes, love and fear, hot and cold. They are all two sides of the same coin. The crux understands this. Contrast, in the words of Abraham Hicks, brings clarity. Being able to see this can make challenging situations easier to bear. As I mentioned above, life happens to instruct, not to destruct. When something difficult comes up, flip the coin. See what lies on the other side; what lessons are there to be learned. This can lead to a new perspective entirely. The Universe has your back, as Gabrielle Bernstein would say. There is always a silver lining waiting to be discovered. After some time has passed you may find yourself wondering what the fuss was about; the lesson has been learned.

11. The Law of Rhythm

There are many examples of cycles in the Universe. The seasons, the Lunar Cycle, indeed the cycles of all our planets, the tides and death and rebirth in nature to name but a few. They are a natural part of the Universe. Integration is just as important as growth in our own lives, for example, working with out circadian rhythm to make sure we are rested, instead of going without enough rest to “get things done”.

12. The Law of Gender:

For the last 2500 years or so, most cultures around the world have been dominated by the masculine. The Yang energy of the masculine includes much “doing” and not a lot of “being”. Lately, with in coming Age of Aquarius and the rise of the Divine Feminine, we are seeing the focus change. Interestingly, matriarchal cultures do not see the feminine as being superior to the masculine, rather there is a balance of both. All things contain both masculine and feminine energy to varying degrees. You can yourself embrace both your masculine and feminine energy – both have their strengths. Working with both energies will enable you to live more authentically.

In summary, it needn’t be intimidating to work with the 12 Laws of the Universe. This summary can serve as a starting point to understanding the concepts. If you choose to, you can research them further to see how they work at a detail level. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide how the Laws can work for you in your life.

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Jennifer Tomlin, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Jennifer Tomlin is the Owner and CEO of Three Paths Wellness Therapy. She is a lifelong learner, constantly working to improve and broaden her skillset. She is currently certified in Quantum Antojai Reiki, Crystal Reiki, Karuna Ki Reiki, and Usui Reiki, all at the Master/Teacher Level, and a member of the International Reiki Association. She is also certified in Angel Healing, Energy, and Chakra Work and as a Therapist with IAOTH for Wellness Therapy sessions. She has been trained in many different types of Oracle Card and Tarot Card consultations. Jennifer has a tremendous amount of lived experience and finds that helps her relate to clients in an authentic way.



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