Updated: Nov 18, 2022
The second Universal Law is: “The Principle of Correspondence” – As above so below” and the other way round and also “As within so without” and also here the other way around…..
We can see this Law at work every day – within synchronicities and Astrology / Astronomy to just name some examples…
All these little happenings, signs, make us feel “loved”, seen or simply “confirmed”. Isn’t it a wonderful feeling!?
Did you know, that in quantum physics, particles do behave differently, when they’re watched than when they’re “alone”!? A most important and interesting observation!! – also, we probably All know it from ourselves as well, right 😉 When we realize that someone is watching us, we tend to “acknowledge” them with a smile, look into their face and whatever you tend to do – often we then do whatever we do, with more focus or awareness than before…. Sometimes it’s the other way round though – we’re so focused on what we’re doing, that we not even realize that we’re observed. – That then might have something to do with the focus or intention of the Observer….
According to Hermetic teachings and the Kybalion, there are 3 planes of “life” – the physical, - the mental, - the spiritual and each of these 3 planes are divided into 7 minor planes and each minor plane into 7 sub-planes.
The third Universal Law is: “The Principle of Vibration” – everything moves in the Universe and nothing really rests, even if it looks like from outside…. Simple example: we sleep but we’re still breathing and the heart is beating and so on – even our brain is very active…. Our vibration in different “states” variating - as many of you know, from the spiritual teachings.
We vibrate out what we feel – so if we’re happy, laugh, enjoy and so on, we feel “high” and that vibration we also radiate to our surrounding. It also makes similar vibrations to connect, therefore most likely more “enjoyable” happenings will occur. Of course, the “downwards” functions the same – the Universe is mental – so, therefore, what you think and believe makes your experience and vibration as you also put your attention to it.
The Hermetic teachings are about “Alchemy”, which means transformation – most importantly mental transmutation. When you use the knowledge of the Universal/Natural laws, we can start to master and use them for the Good. – as we All heard a trillion times over the years is the term: “think positive”. In some ways that’s true, it’s about focusing or putting attention to the opposite of what you have a “problem” with. So, if you want to “fight fear”, better focus on “courage” and then also do little things toward that goal – like the old saying “jumping over the own shadow” – step by step and I’m sure, every step becomes a little easier than the previous one…. As we have our own, integrated, “reward system”, we will feel good and happy every time we achieved something towards the goal. A wonderful feeling when we become more and more our very own “savior”.
The fourth Universal Law is: “The Principle of Polarity” – Duality is the word here most fitting. Yes, everything comes in “opposites or axis” and those are actually the same, just different in “vibration” if you want.
Many years ago, I’ve read the “I Ging” – I remember, I thought it a very practical explanation, that we All individually choose our “neutral point”, on which we “measure” the polarities around us. We define that Zero-point and then we “judge” from there and therefore we All have different feelings and thoughts about a particular matter or happening.
Living in Thailand, I have made the experience that many Thai people (at least many I’ve met and talked or watched about this) are very sensitive to temperatures. When you have warm water, they may claim it’s hot – it’s not that they make a joke, they really feel that different…. I don’t know why this is but it shows that also “cold and hot” are very dependable on the own body in this case or other kind of definition one may have - as for example the measuring systems. My American Friends are always talking about degrees Fahrenheit and I have no clue what that is in degrees Celsius and so there is no understanding - an easy way in this is to take the “fever degrees” as comparison as many people know how much in their scale that is (a neutral or zero point)……
In the Kybalion, they say, every “truth is mere a half-truth” – very interesting thought isn’t it 😊
The fifth Universal law is: “The Principle of Rhythm” – everything flows and cycles. It’s also called “the swing of the Pendulum – the swing to the right is the same as the swing to the left”….
Very important, when taking the law of polarities into count 😉 as the Two work very close together – well, all do….
In this Rhythm we have the ongoing change of waves, tides, night and day, the seasons, but we also find them in the Universe as all entangled cycles, we find them in our emotions and thoughts and even in the spiritual world. Beside these relatively short cycles or swings, we also have very long and “large” ones – we’re just starting to figure some of these out in modern science but we can also see them in history, as Civilizations rise and fall…. Probably there are far larger ones, that we generally just fail to understand so far….
In the Kybalion there are descriptions of 2 sub-laws.
- The law of Neutralisation
- The law of Compensation
Neutralisation is about how we can use the “higher” laws, to kind of “escape” the swing of the pendulum on a personal level. It’s actually so simple, that I and probably most of you, have already used these sub-laws without knowing about these teachings, or that they are part of any “Universal laws” 😊
Neutralization talks about rising the own vibration (thoughts/emotions) and “stabilize” yourself there, so the swing back of the pendulum will occur but not affect you, as it swings “below” you.
Compensation talks about the law in a very distinct way – about our own experiences and feelings in life and lifetimes. Polarities like rich and lack – happiness and joy versus pain and suffering etc. We have these swings all the time – it’s just the question of our very own “polarization” as how far the pendulum swings. If we can experience great joy, we will also be able to go through extreme suffering and pain and so on. If we are someone who endures few pain, they may enjoy only few joy. There are all kinds of shades within this and so it’s a long explanation to the “you can’t have both, the money and the cake” or to the saying that “everything got it’s price”… I talked about Polarity and it’s affects a lot in previous posts, so you may know what comes now… If we manage, to shift the poles, or better said our “neutral” point toward what we, on a personal level, describe as “positive”, we can with it move the “negative” pole more into that direction, so that the swing will go not as far to the negative – remember, the swing is always the same “distance”….
The sixth Universal law is: “the Principle of cause and effect”. Every effect has it’s cause, therefore nothing happens by chance, as everything is according to law.
We often just don’t realize which law(s) exactly we “shall blame”, lol…. There are many happenings, we perceive as totally “random” and unfair – well, the fairness is totally discussable – the “random” though, is often a cause or a “cascade” of causes, we can follow. That’s what “investigators” do right – the follow the causes back to it’s origin (if possible), sometimes they don’t find it, but they know it’s there.
In my earlier 20’s I often went out to Bern (capitol of Switzerland) at night by train. Many people asked me, if I’m not afraid in the huge underground train station there, to be attacked or something. I used to shrug to this and answer “well, if you would have the task to attack someone to rob their belongings, would you choose someone who walks in self-confidently or someone who looks around several times, with the shoulders down and looking afraid”…. Yes, Vibration – sometimes a part of the cause….
The seventh Universal law is: “The Principle of Gender”: everything consists of the Feminine and Masculine Principles – it has nothing to do with the sex – it’s about the principle. Every cell or down, every Atom consists of both, the feminine and the masculine “energies”.
Gender – the word and it’s meaning: It appears in Modern French in the word genre (type, kind, also genre sexual) and is related to the Greek root gen- (to produce), appearing in gene, genesis, and oxygen. The Oxford Etymological Dictionary of the English Language of 1882 defined gender as kind, breed, sex, derived from the Latin ablative case of genus, like genere natus, which refers to birth – genere: means to generate something, so to create.
In electricity as well as in magnetism, we find both genders, both principles. They are different in the way of their action/reaction to each other. Also, through this principle “dislikes” and repulsion is explainable, as like the two same poles of a magnet are repelling each other but the opposites attract. ….. Just this has not to be misunderstood!!!! A human being consists of both energies and it doesn’t matter as which sex they’re born; therefore, this Principle can’t be misused against same sex relationships or anything alike!!!!
We, who are Seekers and therefore on the “path”, know that when going within, we pretty fast find the “I am” part of us, which can be at first a pretty long list…. By “negating” we can filter out, what is really part of us and what not really – we become more and more sense for our “essence” in the “I am” part. There is a “me” part as well though – even it’s a very strong part, we usually don’t really give it much attention through recognition as it’s the more “feeling, receiving” part of ours. The “I” is the masculine energy and the “ME” is the feminine energy. The Feminine is the part of us, that wants to receive impressions – the Masculine is more like expressing (action). The Feminine is having the ideas, dreams and so on and needs the Masculine to put that into action (also the planning) but creating only happens when both principles work constantly together in exchange and harmony.
I think we All sometimes stay in dreams – in imaginational futures – trying to experience something but for whatever reason(s) we just go on with our lives as we always did and so we then might read books or watch films/movies that come close to that imagination or dream…. That would mean, that the co-operation between the two energies is in imbalance. The will (masculine) isn’t strong enough or bound by reason, why a particular idea can’t be manifested….. Maybe you know the saying: “where there is a will, there is a way”… I heard this countless times when I was young….. Not to be misunderstood though – it doesn’t mean that every single idea, imagination or something needs to be manifested in the direct way….. A little example of how all the laws sometimes play wonderfully together: I had that idea and wish to experience the Pyramids of Egypt. Due to circumstances not in my direct power, it was not yet possible to do though but about 2,5 months ago I travelled to the South of Thailand – guess what – they had a restaurant there called “the Pyramids”, with fantastic decorations, paintings and photos and really delicious food – even so it was a bit expensive, I “willed” to afford it and so I had an at least “half true” experience (every day for the length of my stay) 😉
In the Kybalion they describe the “mental Gender” in various degrees. According to the Principle, it’s this Law that makes in collaboration with other laws, the phenomena like Hypnoses, Telepathy working but also simple things as “suggestions”. They explain that a strong Person (who acts in harmony with both principles) would “plant/seed” an idea in someone else’s feminine mind and there it would grow and then manifest through their masculine mind…. They also say, that it happens often, that the person who then acts, adapted so much to the idea/seed from the other person, that they think it was their own idea…. So, that is also how manipulation works but it’s in cooperation with the “receiving” person – they said “yes”…. I think it’s a very important point, to be aware of!! …. We All need to think and discern…. You know, like this “warning” by (I actually don’t know who originally stated this): “Don’t believe everything you think”…..
The FIRST Universal Law is: “The Principle of Mentalism” – The Universal is mental – The All is Mind and is in the One and the One is in the All.
Many of us have already accepted and integrated this knowledge, even those who may not be aware of it. We All at least at times, feel connected with someone or “something” else, so we know there is this “All” within us and us to be a part of it.
For something (physical) to be created, there must be an idea/thought first. Every action we take has its origin in a thought/idea. That applies again to every Plane including its “minor and subplans”. Therefore, thoughts create everything.
I first thought the All is kind of the totality, which is an easier term to understand but it would actually “limit” the All – the All includes everything, therefore manifested as well as not yet/ anymore manifested. It includes all space and all time simultaneously.
I find it interesting though, that we seem to have 3 minds within us – the “brain- mind”, the “heart-mind” and the “gut-mind”, they work all together and therefore creating our very own environment. The more we find coherence between the Three, the more harmonious we vibrate.
Lol, to be continued…..
Much Love to you All,
Credit artwork: M.C. Escher