Understanding The Universal Laws
There are two very simple questions which, once you get their answers, can change your life dramatically for the better. This is so because these two questions relate to absolutely everything that we experience and create in
Everything in this universe runs under universal laws that never err ... even once. To be in the flow ... to live in harmony with these laws ... leads us to being all-round prosperous. Such harmony results in effortless well-being and prosperity, simply because we would be riding the currents that build and maintain all creation. But now the two questions:
1. What are universal laws?
2. Why are there universal laws? (The answer is more profound than you think it is!)
Let us now look at the answer to both of these questions. Once you have the answer, you will begin to see how dramatically your life can be empowered by your new insight.
To begin to understand it all, one must consider, briefly, why the universe exists in the first place. The reason behind the creation of creation can be summarized as follows ... In the absence of that which is not, That Which Is> is not. In other words, and if we can assume that there was a "beginning," the Creator, the Original Source, All That Is, or whatever people refer to as God, was all that there was ... there was nothing else. Now that presented a problem.
This Infinite Being knew itself to be all powerful and infinite, but without something to compare itself against, so to speak, there was no way of experiencing that infinity and power. It lived in a realm of the absolute, where
comparison, and therefore experience, is impossible, for you need something to experience against for experience to occur. In other words, one needs to understand "what isn't" before one can understand "what is." So God possessed "Knowing," but needed Experience to complete Being>. It's like when we were children. Our parents would point and say about a hot surface ... "Now
don't you touch that because it is "hot" and you will get burned (hurt)." Now we were given the knowledge that this surface was "hot," but we really didn't understand what that meant until we "touched" the surface ... experienced it.
Thus, the solution was therefore for God to individuate Itself (because this Infinite Being is genderless) into seemingly separate life-forms so that each of these life forms could experience itself in relation to the others. Hence, the world of relativity and experience was born out of that desire of God to Know Itself. When people say ‘God is everywhere’, that statement has more literal meaning than they imagine. Literally, everything is an extension of that Original Force ... an expression of an aspect of It All. It creates by extending Itself, ensuring that all creation is in the image and likeness of Itself. And this is where
the universal laws come in.
Now you see that the primary purpose of creation was for Life to experience Itself ... for You to experience Yourself. If you watch the cycle of creation closely, you will notice that it follows this birth-life-death cycle ... from the unified non-physical, to the individuated non-physical, to the individuated physical, to the individuated non-physical, to the unified non-physical. Through this process, a Being comes to know Itself by materializing knowingness
(thought), then experiencing that thought and its effect, then testing, choosing and converting that knowing from experience into being. For example, as in the above example, if you have never experienced happiness and I told you that being happy feels great, you would know in your mind what I mean, conceptually, but you wouldn’t really complete that knowledge without first experiencing
happiness and becoming (being) happy.
God had to ensure that this cycle completes itself automatically and serves each purpose, without ever making a mistake. In other words, the laws were built to (1) glue the system together through all those transitions and (2)
ensure that the knowing-experiencing-being system of evolution, growth and learning works perfectly with predictable results so that all Its Children of all forms may get to grow and Know Themselves as extensions of the Original without fail, no matter how long it took, and to do so within a system or another law if you will ... the Law of Free Will.
To put it in another way, a universal law is a bond that connects all experience so as to achieve total knowing. It was a big project, but it worked! Now, let us look at some of these laws and see specifically how they apply.
Before we start, it is important to know that these laws do not punish you for breaking them ... they cannot be broken. Suffering simply comes up when you try to ride against them. It is amazing how much time and effort can be saved by flowing along with them. You literally collapse time when you are in the flow.
Law of Gratitude - You have heard it many times that an attitude of gratitude has the power to get you realizing your dreams at record speed. Why? Because gratitude completes the cycle of knowing. Remember, you cannot know what is, without knowing what it is not. What you like and what you hate are two ends of the same thing. For example, if you like being with your spouses and hate being separated from them, realize that you are working within the same essence, which is your spouse. It is because of the moments of absence that you
appreciate and recognize the moments of presence. When you are grateful for both what you like and what you don’t like, you complete the knowingness and you are released from having to experience what you don’t like.
This cannot be explained logically, but some very significant shifts occur in our mind and soul (and we can feel this releasing shift) whenever we are genuinely grateful for ALL things, even the ones we don’t like. Gratitude will speed us through our growth and success more than any amount of hard work ever can. Gratitude completes the lesson, and as a statement of completion
rings that tone of success, pulling to us the end result desired. Another way to put it, is that we cannot leave a situation permanently, unless we appreciate the gifts it brings to us, and all situations bring a gift, no matter how terrible the situation may appear to be. This law ensures that we will always complete our knowing and embrace all that is before moving on.
Law of Attraction - This law states that we attract whatever we focus our attention on. The point of this law is to establish the creative power of thought. Whatever we put in our conscious or subconscious mind, we attract into our experience. This law is very much tied to the Law of Cause and Effect. It is the law that establishes us as a being made in the image and likeness of the
Creator, with a mind that possesses the same creative properties. Before we learn that we indeed have this power, our mind will wonder and raise many thoughts, some of which conflict and attack us. At this level, things such as doubt and preferences exist, for we do not think we are responsible and powerful enough to be the creator of our reality. As we watch our life and begin to see the link between our thoughts and our experiences, we become a deliberate thinker, and we no longer think negative, doubt or even have preferences. Finally, we create purely by extension of our thought without doubt or conflict. This law ensures that one way or another, we will get to that point.
Law of Cause and Effect (the Law of Life). It simply shows us that we are an active part of All That Is, that our will has effect. As we grow spiritually,
we begin to see the link between our thoughts, words and actions and our reality. This leads to responsibility and increased power and care. This law ensures that through this process we come to eventually know ourself as a
sovereign creator. It is a gentle law that lets us build our own evidence, for whatever we believe, we will see as truth, until the day we step aside and notice this link. At this point, we become a Deliberate Creator.
Law of Love - Love is the building block of all things. Love is energy. Love is not just some mushy feeling. It is energy ... just like our thoughts ... the actual building material of all things. It is an actual substance. In fact, it is the only substance that exists, taking on the appearance of many forms. Love is also
acceptance. It is acknowledging that All Things Are One. This is acceptance. The law of love ensures that we see this truth. We cannot leave an experience permanently, unless we exit with love and acceptance. That is why people tend to keep repeating the same types of experiences until the day they stop hating and fighting it, and instead embrace it with love and see what the situation holds for them, and heal it with love. This could be a money, health or relationship issue. It doesn’t matter. We cannot leave a situation permanently until we exit it with love. We can't permanently get rid of what we hate ... we can only leave it or transform it through love. This law ensures that we recognize the truth of unity and drop the illusions of separation.
Do you now clearly see how these laws work and how our life can be so much more effortless and prosperous simply by flowing with the laws? Why resist what you can't break? ... just flow with it! Resistance creates time, acceptance creates miracles. Look at all this again and you will see how time and effort are the creations of resistance against these unbreakable laws. For certain, flow with the laws and they will carry you where you wish to go effortlessly. They have to ... they can never fail! We were not meant to struggle ... struggle is unnatural.