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The Seven Universal Laws Explained

By Tania Kotsos
There are seven Universal Laws or Principles by which everything in the Universe is governed.
The Universe exists in perfect harmony by virtue of these Laws. Ancient mystical, esoteric and
secret teachings dating back over 5,000 years from Ancient Egypt to Ancient Greece and to the
Vedic tradition of Ancient India, all have as their common thread these seven Spiritual Laws of
the Universe. Once you understand, apply and align yourself with these Universal Laws, you will
experience transformation in every area of your life beyond that which you have ever dared to
The Immutable and the Mutable: Of the seven Universal Laws, the first three are immutable,
eternal Laws, meaning they are Absolute and can never be changed or transcended. They have
always existed and will always exist. The other four laws are transitory, mutable Laws meaning
that they can be transcended or at least "better used" to create your ideal reality. This is not to
say that you should ignore these four Laws or attempt to defy them for even if you do they will
still govern your existence. Your aim is to master each of the seven Universal Laws and only then
learn to transcend the mutable ones.
1. The Law of Mentalism (Immutable): The first of the seven Universal Laws tells us that
"The All is Mind - The Universe is Mental". That everything we see and experience in our physical
world has its origin in the invisible, mental realm. It tells us that there is a single Universal
Consciousness - the Universal Mind - from which all things manifest. All energy and matter at
all levels is created by and is subordinate to the Omnipresent Universal Mind. Your mind is part of
the Universal Mind - the same in kind with the only difference being one of degree. Your reality is
a manifestation of your mind. This is true Mind Power.
2. The Law of Correspondence (Immutable): The second of the seven Universal Laws tells
us "As above, so below; as below, so above". This means that there is "harmony, agreement and
correspondence" between the physical, mental and spiritual realms. There is no separation since
everything in the Universe, including you, originates from the One Source. The same pattern is
expressed on all planes of existence from the smallest electron to the largest star and vice versa.
All is One. The Ancient Greek Temple of Apollo at Delphi was referring to this great Law of
Correspondence in the inscription "Know thyself and thou shalt know all the mysteries of the
gods and the Universe".
3. The Law of Vibration (Immutable): The third of the seven Universal Laws tells us that
"Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates". The third and last of the immutable
Universal Laws, tells us that "the whole universe is but a vibration". Science has confirmed that
everything in the Universe, including you, is pure energy vibrating at different frequencies.
The axiom that "like energy attracts like energy", upon which the Law of Attraction is based,
has it's foundation in this Law. Everything that we experience with our five physical senses is

conveyed through vibrations. The same applies to the mental realm. Your thoughts are
vibrations. All your emotions are vibrations where "unconditional love" (in the sense of love for
another) is the highest and most subtle of the emotional vibrations and "hate" is the densest and
most base. You can learn to control your mental vibrations at will. This is true thought power.
4. The Law of Polarity (Mutable): The fourth of the seven Universal Laws tells us that
"Everything is dual, everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites; opposites are
identical in nature, but different in degree". It is also the first of the mutable or transcendable
Universal Laws. It means that there are two sides to everything. Things that appear as opposites
are in fact only two extremes of the same thing. For instance, heat and cold may appear to be
opposites at first glance, but in truth they are simply varying degrees of the same thing. The
same applies to love and hate, peace and war, positive and negative, good and evil, yes and no,
light and darkness, energy and matter. You can transform your thoughts from hate to love, from
fear to courage by consciously raising your vibrations. This is what in the ancient Hermetic
Teachings is called the Art of Polarization.
Rising Above the Law of Polarity: This Principle of Duality may appear to be very
real in your life but it operates only in the physical and mental realms, not in the
spiritual realm where All is One. As it says in the Bhagavad-Gita, "God is Above the
Opposites". By always placing the all-powerful, all-knowing Great Spirit of which you
are a part behind your every thought, statement and action, and by always focusing
on the "good", even when things appear to be going "bad", then in time you will rise
above the Law of Polarity.
5. The Law of Rhythm (Mutable): The fifth of the seven Universal Laws tells us that
"Everything flows, out and in; everything has its tides; all things rise and fall; the pendulumswing manifests in everything; the measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing
to the left; rhythm compensates." It is the second of the mutable or transcendable Universal
Laws and means that the pendulum swings in everything. This principle can be seen in operation
in the waves of the ocean, in the rise and fall of the greatest empires, in business cycles, in the
swaying of your thoughts from being positive to negative and in your personal successes and
failures. In accordance with this Law, when anything reaches a point of culmination then the
backward swing begins almost unnoticeably until such time that any forward movement has been
totally reversed, then the forward movement begins again and the process is repeated.
Rising Above the Law of Rhythm: To transcend the swing of the pendulum, you
must become aware of the subtle start of the backward movement in any of your
endeavours whether it be to improve your health, your finances, your relationships or
any goal you may set in motion. When you feel the Law start to draw you back do not
become fearful or discouraged. Instead, knowing that you are one with the
Omnipotent Universal Mind for which nothing is impossible, keep your thoughts
focused on your outcome and fight to remain positive no matter how far back this

transitory Law pulls you. Even if your efforts meet with failure, find comfort that by
virtue of this very same Law, the upward motion must start again. In time, your
perseverance will be rewarded as the backward movements become less negative
relative to your previous backward swings and you raise yourself higher.
6. The Law of Cause and Effect (Mutable): The sixth of the seven Universal Laws tells us that
"Every cause has its effect; every effect has its cause." In accordance with this Law, every effect
you see in your outside or physical world has a very specific cause which has its origin in your
inner or mental world. This is the essence of thought power. Every one of your thoughts, words
or actions sets a specific effect in motion which will come to materialize over time. To become the
master of your destiny, you must master your mind for everything in your reality is a mental
creation. Know that there is nothing like chance or luck. They are simply terms used by humanity
in ignorance of this Law.
Your Intentions are Instantly Created: The Law of Cause and Effect applies on all
three planes of existence - the spiritual, the mental and the physical. The difference is
that on the spiritual plane cause and effect are instantaneous such that they appear
inseparable, whereas on the other planes our concept of time and space creates a
time lag between the cause and the eventual effect. Know that when you focus on
your chosen goals with intention using creative visualization, that which you want
to create in the physical world is automatically manifested in the spiritual world, and
with perseverance, practice and continued concentrated thought, it will also come to
materialize in the physical world.
7. The Law of Gender: The last of the seven Universal Laws tells us that "Gender is in
everything; everything has its masculine and feminine principles". This mutable Universal Law is
evident throughout creation in the so-called opposite sexes found not only in human beings but
also in plants, minerals, electrons and magnetic poles to name but a few. Everything and
everyone contains both masculine and feminine elements. Among the outward expressions of
feminine qualities are love, patience, intuition and gentleness and of masculine qualities are
energy, self reliance, logic and intellect. Know that within every woman lie all the latent qualities
of a man, and within every man those of a woman. When you know this you will know what it
means to be complete.
The Law of Attraction as Part of the Equation: You will notice that the Law of Attraction is
not specifically mentioned as one of the seven Universal Laws. This is not to diminish its
importance but rather to highlight it because the Law of Attraction is the basic Law of the
Universe which runs through all the seven Universal Laws discussed here. It holds everything
together. It is through the knowledge of the Law of Attraction that one can rise above the
mutable Laws of Polarity and Rhythm and gain a better understanding of each of the seven
Universal Laws.

Credit to The Science of Being and The Kybalion: This article draws largely on two sources
of incomparable wisdom on the seven Universal Laws. First, on the Baron Eugene Fersen's 1923
masterpiece, The Science of Being, which is one of most comprehensive books ever written on
the innate power of humanity, the subject of metaphysics and self-mastery; and second, on the
1908 seminal work on the Universal Principles, namely The Kybalion, which is a study of The
Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece, itself based on the mystical teachings of
Hermes Trismegistus and written by the so-called Three Initiates.
"The Principles of the Truth are Seven; he who knows these, understandingly, possesses the
Magic Key before whose touch all the Doors of the Temple fly open" - The Kybalion
There are seven major Universal Laws by which the entire Universe is
governed - three are immutable, eternal Laws and four are transitory,
mutable Laws. As stated in the Kybalion "the Universe exists by virtue of
these Laws, which form its framework and which hold it together." Knowing
these Universal Laws and the basic Law of Attraction, and learning how to
transcend the mutable Laws, is fundamental to changing the circumstances
of your life so that you can consciously create your intended reality and
achieve true mastery.

How to Neutralize Past Negative Experiences

By Tania Kotsos
Past negative experiences tend to influence our daily thoughts and actions long after their event.
Life is supposed to be a wonderful collection of always new experiences but too often we focus on
the negative experiences of our past and so live our life in their presence and create our future in
their shadow. Each of your experiences has taken place only once but you may have re-lived
them a thousand times in your mind, thereby giving them a thousand times more power than
they are due; a thousand more places in your life than they are due; and a thousand more
strings to pull you with than they are due. Ultimately, negative experiences can be transformed
into positive lessons and so can become the ticket to your success rather than the excess
baggage that prevents it.
The Deception of Perception: Know that everything you experience in life is in itself
neutral. It is your perception that labels your experiences as good or bad, positive or
negative, happy or sad in accordance with your beliefs, which themselves are a
product of your perception of your past experiences. Perception, therefore, can be
very misleading because it colours your experiences and reinforces your beliefs,
irrespective of whether they serve you or not.
Re-Experiencing the Experienced: You cannot experience any reality other than the one you
perceive based on your beliefs. So you create something of a cycle, where your experiences
validate your beliefs and your beliefs your experiences, with the cycle being virtuous or vicious
depending on the nature of your beliefs. This is why most people tend to repeat their experiences
whether it is in their relationships, their health, their finances or in any other area. Ask yourself
how many times you have drawn the same experience to yourself over and over again. The
people or the setting may change but the fundamental experience, or how you felt as a result of
it, is the same. This is not coincidence or the luck of the draw. You are always the only common
denominator and your inner world the only cause.
Three Steps to Neutralize Negative Experiences: You may find that a specific experience
from your past has negatively affected your general outlook on life or your belief in yourself. You
may have even forgotten how you felt about life and yourself before it. The influence of a past
negative experience may feel very real to you today but this is only because you have carried it
with you beyond the one time that it occurred without learning its lesson and the longer you
carry something, the heavier it becomes.
To easily free yourself from the grip of a negative experience follow these three steps: 1. Learn
its lesson by finding your belief; 2. Change your perception; and 3. Leave it in its rightful place
on the imaginary time-line of your life. Each of the steps can be used independently or you may
find that one step is more suited to specific experiences. However, using the three together is by
far most effective and will yield the most permanent results.

Step 1 - To Learn the Lesson, Find the Belief: Whenever you have a negative experience
that causes you pain, it is telling you that something is "wrong" - not with your outer world but
with your inner world. Just like physical pain alerts us to a physical problem and allows us to
correct it, so mental pain alerts us to a mental problem that needs correcting. Think about it.
When you touched a hot flame or stove as a child and burnt yourself, the pain you felt taught you
not to do it again. Were it not for the pain, you would have been severely burnt. In the same
way, the pain in the mental world is trying to prevent you from getting severely burnt in your life.
Learn to see each and every one of your so-called negative experiences as a dear friend coming
to tell you what is wrong.
So, What is "Wrong"?: You can discover what is "wrong" in your inner world once
you recognise that you create your reality. The truth is that you attracted the
negative experience in accordance with your subconscious beliefs. The experience is
doing nothing more than letting you see your negative beliefs so that you can change
them and hence not repeat the experience. This is growth. Mentally collect your
similar experiences together and look for the common thread. You will usually find
that one or a number of negative beliefs come up repeatedly, whether it is that you
are not good enough, not clever enough, not attractive enough or perhaps that wealth
is only for the lucky or that you are not cut out for success; the list is endless.
Finding the Culprit: If the underlying negative belief is not obvious to you, then look at how
you felt or reacted during the experience and work backwards from there. Ask yourself why you
felt and reacted that way. You can also examine your daily habits, your fears and those
outcomes you desperately want to avoid at all costs or that you are otherwise desperately
attached to seeing manifest in your life. Your subconscious beliefs drive them all.
Create a Belief List: Alternatively, make a written list of both your positive and negative beliefs
about yourself and life. Examine all areas and write down everything that comes to you. Start
with your "I ams", e.g. "I am stupid", "I am a failure", "I am attractive" and then add more
impersonal terms like "money is", "relationships are", "love is", "life is" and so on. The words
that come to you first are usually most accurate. Be honest with yourself.
Look closely at your beliefs because the innocent may in fact be most guilty. For instance, a
belief like "I am competitive" may look innocent enough but its influence can be negative
because it can make you compare yourself to others and to experience life as being either "a
winner" or "a loser", both of which drain you of your authentic power. Once you have your list, it
should be easy to match the negative belief to the negative experience. Keep your list in a
private place, make notes next to your beliefs and add new ones as they come to you. Use it to
assess any experience in your life. Just remember to keep it light.
Take Charge of Your Beliefs: By finding the belief behind a negative experience, you can
easily understand how and why you perceived it to be negative. The experience is then positively
transformed because you have learnt something about yourself that you can change. Even if you

attract that experience again you will be able to instantly see the lesson without the associated
pain and take steps to change the belief. Again, the most effective way to change your beliefs is
by re-programming your subconscious mind using creative visualization, affirmations and
prayer, knowing that you are one with the All-Powerful, All-Knowing Universal Mind for which
nothing is impossible. Once you change the belief, the experience need not be repeated again in
your life.
Article continued here: How to Change Your Perception about Negative Experiences

How to Change Your Perception about Negative

By Tania Kotsos
Step 2 - Change Perception and the Experience Changes: You can easily change your
perception when you recognise the fact that you made it up in the first instance based on your
beliefs and past experiences. In a relaxed state with your eyes closed, create a mental image in
your mind of a negative experience you wish to neutralize. Neutrally observe yourself
experiencing the specific event, how it started, how you felt, where it took place, why it was
negative for you and how you reacted. As you continue to neutrally observe the scene unfolding
through to its end, see how your beliefs about life and yourself made you perceive the
experience as negative.
Have Fun with Your Mental Image: Have fun with the scenes in your mind as you change
your perceptions. Keep it light. Allow yourself to sense how differently you would have felt or
reacted had your beliefs about yourself and life been different. For instance, had you had more
self-love, self-esteem and self-confidence when an important relationship ended; or had you had
no attachment to money and no fear of failure when your business was in trouble; how would
your perception of that experience be different? When you change your perception so does the
Whatever the negative belief you had at the time, see yourself believing its opposite. Sense how
your experience changes from one of disempowerment to one of empowerment as your beliefs
change. Feel how the experience doesn't matter as much anymore or how you even feel stronger
for it. From this place of strength, take a deep breath and as you exhale release the experience,
seeing the image gently float away. Enjoy the lightness you feel as you mentally count upwards
and slowly open your eyes. Knowing what you know now, what would you do differently?
To Change Perception is Not Denial: To change your perception of an experience
does not mean you deny its occurrence. When you change your perception, you
change your perspective which really means to "see" something from a different
vantage point, through different eyes. It doesn't mean the experience didn't happen.

It simply means that you attach a different meaning to an otherwise neutral event. It
is you who attaches meaning to all your experiences in any case, so you might as well
attach a meaning that serves you.
If You Are Going Through it Now: The first two steps (i.e. finding the negative belief and
changing your perception) can effectively be applied to any negative experience you may
currently be going through. When you remove the emotion, change the perception and recognise
your negative underlying beliefs, you will be able to deal with the situation far more calmly and
effectively with inspired rather than desperate action. You will find solutions which were
otherwise invisible to you. As Albert Einstein said, "You can never solve a problem on the level on
which it was created". In other words, you cannot expect to find a solution to a problem created
by a negative belief if you are still operating at the level of that negative belief.
A Special Mention About Our Perception of Death: This article is aimed at those often
repeated experiences that we attract to ourselves and that stand in the way of our success. It is
not aimed at directly dealing with the death of a loved one, although its principles can generally
be applied. Death can be an undeniably heart-wrenching experience. Know though, that it is
often our false perception about the finality of death which makes its pain so acute. If you could
only change your perception and see the truth that death is a new scene for those who have left
the physical plane, rather than the final falling of a curtain, you would alleviate much of the pain
that we carry with us as a result of it.
Article continued here: Mental Time Travel to Change the Past

Mental Time Travel to Change the Past

The Art of Mental Time Travel: The third and final step in neutralizing negative experiences
from your life is to leave them where they belong - in the past. There is no need to travel faster
than the speed of light or to break any laws of physics in order for you to travel back in time. All
you need to do is access a world that is not subject to time. You have instant access to such a
world. This world is your mind. Know that time is an illusion of the physical world to which your
mental world is largely not subjected to. Just as in your dreams many years can elapse in the
space of a few hours, so in the realm of your imagination you can travel anywhere you want,
backwards and forwards in time, without any obstacle.
Give Every Experience its Rightful Place: Scientific experiments have shown that the mind
does not know the difference between that which is experienced and that which is imagined. This
suggests that every time you re-live a negative experience in your mind, unwittingly adding
some extra negativity as you go along, your mind believes you are experiencing it again. So
instead of living an experience just the one time, you live it a hundred, a thousand or even
countless times.

The Mental Time Travel Meditation: By learning to mental time travel with this
powerful meditation, you can leave a past negative experience in the past and have
fun with it. In a relaxed state with your eyes closed, mentally create an image of a
horizontal time line of your life where the furthest point to your right is your present
moment. Make sure your time line includes an exact point for your negative
experience as well as a length of time before that experience stretching back into your
childhood. With this time line in mind, mentally sense how you have carried the
negative experience with you since its occurrence through to the present moment and
how its shadow has somehow hovered at every point and coloured every experience
Freezing the Negative Experience: Next during your mental time travel meditation, imagine
yourself travelling backwards in time along your time-line until you come to your experience.
With the new perception and clarity you have gained by identifying the negative belief and
changing your perception, mentally freeze the experience in its place and thank it for its
lesson, knowing that it cannot follow you back to your present moment in its frozen state. Now
continue to travel back in time to a point when those negative beliefs or feelings that created
that experience did not exist.
You may find that you have to travel back to your childhood years, or it may be that the
experience itself created new negative beliefs. In that case, just take a couple of steps back to
the moment before the experience. Allow yourself to truly feel how light, happy, carefree and
confident you felt without those negative beliefs and see yourself stepping into and embracing
those feelings.
Returning to the Present Moment: Next during your mental time travel exercise, mentally
make your way back along your time line to the current moment. See yourself effortlessly gliding
past your once negative experience without any emotion and notice how it is and always will be
frozen in time as just one of your many life experiences. Notice its absence from every point
thereafter as you continue travelling forward to your present moment. Sense how the present
feels different to what it was prior to your mental time travel and how your expectations about
the future have changed now that it is no longer under the influence of that event. Allow yourself
to enjoy this sense of freedom and lightness. Then, from this place of strength, start to mentally
count upwards and slowly open your eyes. Repeat this exercise for any experience you wish to
let go of.
Know that Your Reality is Yours to Create: Your past experiences have no power over you,
other than the power you grant them. Resolve now to release yourself from the grip of the
perceived negativity of your experiences and allow yourself to enjoy the glorious game that is
life. Apply these three steps with consistency and you will enjoy positive transformation in all
areas of your life. In a very short period of time, you will find that while the specific experience
may still exist in your recollection, there is no emotion attached to it, you are stronger because

of it and you are free of its influence. Know that by Universal Law you can not attract the same
negative experience into your life once you have positively changed the belief that originally
attracted it. When the lesson is learnt, the experience is neutralized.
In a nutshell, too many people create their life in the shadow of their past
negative experiences and so fail to achieve the success for which they strive.
Know that you can free yourself from the negative influence of a past
experience by identifying and changing the beliefs that attracted it in the first
instance, by changing your perception, and by placing your experience back
in its place rather than carrying it with you indefinitely with the help of
mental time travel. When you learn to see your negative experiences as an
opportunity to learn and change something about yourself, you will find the
pain you once felt will have been transformed into gratitude for a lesson well