The Truth About Universal Law
The Truth about Universal Law
By Kathy Ryndak and Gord Riddell
In April’s column, we looked at two important universal laws other than the law of attraction that influence the art of manifesting. The law of attraction has been getting so much hype currently due the phenomena of the “The Secret”. As we have mentioned before, it is not the only law involved in co-creation. The purpose of divine, universal law is not just about manifesting. Indeed, if this was the case, we might just be using these laws out of selfishness and greed for personal gain and power. So let’s look at the true nature and the workings of universal law.
Nature and Purpose
The foundation for universal law is that everything is energy. The laws are an expansion of physical laws which correlate to the spiritual world. They govern all planes of existence in a divine way. If they did not exist, life would be complete chaos.
The real purpose of universal law is to guide us spiritually so that our souls may heal, grow, transform and evolve. They also act as guidelines so that we can gain mastery over our lives and become more God-realized.
They are Truth and dispense justice and fairness for all, although this does not happen within the timeframe and ideology of the human justice system. If we follow universal law, we will have more harmony, inner peace and abundance in our lives. However, this will require us to be on an earnest spiritual path — one that we are dedicated to on a daily basis and also in the moment to become more aware and conscious.
Let’s review some of the most important universal laws which impact our destiny and spiritual growth.
Law of Karma or Cause or Effect
Very simply, what we sow is what we reap. What goes around, comes around. Karma is not punishment or sin but rather an opportunity for learning. Our souls did not learn something so we get another chance at it. It lets us work on unfinished business and balance out our actions. We can never get away with being a mean SOB. Like a boomerang, our negative actions will come back to us when we are ready to learn from them. We balance our karma when we are loving, earning more karma merit points.
The Law of Transformation
This is one of the most challenging laws since our souls are here to grow and evolve whether our ego likes it or not. It works in conjunction with the Law of Attraction to draw situations to us that will catalyze soul growth. Our shadow is always seeking light and it can be brutal when it rears its head. We may go back and forth trying to resist our shadow only making the process more painful. We need to remember that we largely attract from our unconscious so that our darkness can be transformed to the light. Also, we can attract from subpersonalities or parts of our psyche which are unbalanced and need to be healed. The good news is that the more we transform, the more empowered we become and the more we can co-create from a sense of masterhood.
The Law of Action
Oprah Winfrey and Bill Gates did not create their vast empires just by visualizing and holding intention everyday. These two people are master visionaries and manifestors and are now using their abilities and wealth to heal the planet. People like this are extremely proactive, disciplined, hard working and make life happen. They were not born with silver spoons in their mouths and are glowing examples of the Law of Action. Not only do they support their dreams, goals and visions with positive thoughts and feelings but they always take action. Yes, we are what we thin but more importantly we are what we do. Rabbi Rami Shapiro says, ”Like Gandhi, you need to be the change you want to see in the world — not just see the change you want to be.”
The Law of Giving and Receiving or Compensation
The universe operates through a dynamic exchange of energy flow for nothing is static. The more you give, the more you will receive because this keeps energy flowing — resulting in abundance. We must give to others that which we want to receive. If we want more love, we must give more. Interestingly, the word affluence comes from ‘affleure’ meaning to flow. Currency, another word for money, comes from ‘currere’ which means to run or flow. It is said that when we truly give from our hearts, this energy will come back to us ten-fold. Non-material giving such as loving, kindness and caring is far more powerful than material gifts.
The Law of Gratitude
Gratitude is a high octave spiritual emotion that opens up our hearts to feel joy and appreciation for all that we have in our lives. It is magnetic and opens our spiritual channel so that more can come in. When we give thanks, we raise our spiritual frequency level to a higher vibration hence becoming more magnetic. Find gratitude and give thanks everyday for all the abundance you have and your life will change. Remember, ‘what you adore, becomes more’, for the true nature of the universe is abundance and bounty.
The Law of Polarity
Everything is dual and there are two poles to everything that exists in the universe. For example, poverty and prosperity represent two extremes of the same energy and exist upon a continuum. When we choose to change we don’t need to go to the opposite end of the spectrum but can gradually get closer to where we want to be one step at a time.
Our psyche is guided by the same law. Dieting does not work because we keep flipping from two extreme poles of indulgence to deprivation. Deprivation will surely set off a binge cycle because the indulgent side of you, which is not bad, is being ignored. In this case, choose moderation. Don’t judge yourself if you indulge in ‘bad’ food for it only sets off the vicious cycle of shame, causing you to eat more to anesthetize this painful emotion.
There are many more universal laws which we will address in future articles. The most important thing to remember is that they exist for our spiritual growth. Manifesting, prosperity and abundance are simply their by-products