The 12 Universal Laws: All You Need to Know About Them

Sunil B
By Sunil B
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12 Universal Laws
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The Law of Attraction seems to have hired the best PR agency, and ‘manifesting’ has become the new buzzword.

But surely, you don’t think that’s all that drives our mysterious universe?

There are 12 spiritual laws; all intertwined with one another like the notes of a beautiful song.

If you are on a spiritual path trying to find the meaning of life or your place in the world, the knowledge of 12 Universal Laws will lead you to a more spiritually aligned life.

What are Universal/Spiritual Laws?

Spiritual Laws

The 12 Laws of the universe are the invariable, fundamental commandments that form the very basis of life.

You can find a lot about these laws in Ho’oponopono and the hermetic philosophy of ancient Egyptian and Hawaiian cultures, respectively.

In many cases, an individual experiences a spiritual shift in the face of adversity.

A man snubbed by life’s negative events may either go ahead, fostering the feeling of negativity forever, or try to understand the reason behind his experiences.

Living life without the knowledge of these laws is like handing over the steering wheel to a feisty 13-year-old, a risky adventure you would rather not go on.

Reportedly, it has been observed that those with an awareness of cosmic laws lead a more fulfilling life, almost unfazed by its challenges. It wouldn’t be wrong to term these spiritual laws like the 12 universal laws of success.

12 Universal Laws: All You Need to Know

There are 12 Universal Laws that you can use to take control of your life and make it more joyful and full of love.

1. The Law of Divine Oneness

The Law of Divine Oneness

At the core of spiritual laws is the Law of Divine Oneness. According to this law, everything in the universe is interconnected.

Your thoughts, actions, and feelings – all are energy and have an impact on the world. How to live according to this law? The answer lies in love and empathy.

As Dr. Brian Weiss famously quoted, “Only Love is Real”, it is time to hold compassion in your heart and reach out from a place of acceptance.

Only then can you truly abide by the Law of Divine Oneness and be more in line with the truth of the universe.

2. The Law of Vibration

The Law of Vibration

Marli Williams, a transformational leadership speaker said, “Your vibe attracts your tribe”.

Truer words were never spoken. It is no secret that everything in this universe is energy, including all that’s inanimate.

Always observe that you will attract events and people in your life according to the frequency of your vibration.

An individual who is full of positivity, vim, and vigor, will vibrate at a higher frequency and attract things into his life accordingly.

On the contrary, someone who is distraught and continues to vibrate on a lower plane will attract undesirable events into his life.

3. The Law of Correspondence

The Law of Correspondence

What you throw into the universe is what will eventually (almost always) come back to you. In other words, how you allow yourself to feel is what you will get from the universe.

You can’t really hold the universe at fault here; it is merely responding to your feelings. Remember, the universe cannot differentiate between good and bad. It is always going to respond to your energy and vibrations.

If you are noticing disarray in your life, it is time to look inward. More often than not, it will be a result of unresolved feelings and commotion we hold inside.

4. The Law of Attraction

Law of Attraction

The Law of Attraction is undeniably the most talked about spiritual law. According to this law, to attract what you want in life, you must already believe that it is yours!

Believing so will enable you to vibrate at the same frequency as what you desire in your heart (read: Law of Vibration). And Voila! In no time, you will be manifesting your wish list.

Like attracts like. If you want to have better life experiences, it is time to elevate your vibrational frequency!

5. The Law of Inspired Action

Law of Inspired Action

The Law of Attraction and the Law of Inspired Action go hand-in-hand. Simply relying on the law of attraction is not enough. We must actively work towards achieving our goals.

After all, wishful thinking never got anyone anywhere. That said, the law of inspired action is the inspiration that we need to get what we truly want.

It will come to you naturally and will not be forced, unlike a plan of action or to-do list. It will be a slight nudge in the right direction from the universe.

And when that happens, listen carefully.

6. The Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy


This law provides us with relief in the knowledge that everything in this universe is constantly changing.

Change is, in fact, the only constant.

If you’re vibrating on a lower plane, feeling sad or depressed, you can elevate your frequency simply by being in the company of a cheerful, uplifting friend.

The same goes for being in the company of a negative Nancy, who will eventually pull you down.

And if there’s anything we have learned; we only want to go higher in our frequency and elevate our wavelengths.

With this knowledge, you can start to change the frequency of the people around you with your actions and thoughts.

Positive actions and thoughts will surely manifest themselves into beautiful life events.

7. The Law of Cause and Effect


Throw a stone into a lake and watch the ripple effect. In the spiritual world, that stone is your action, and the ripples are a result of that action.

The universe holds you accountable for all your actions; the good and the bad. Whatever you put out into the world will come back to you. If you are coming from a place of love, the universe will respond similarly.

The results are not instantaneous, but rest assured, the universe is taking note.

8. The Law of Compensation

The Law of Compensation

He who sows the wind will reap a storm”. If the law of compensation had a tagline, this would be it. If the law of attraction got your heart’s deepest desires, this law makes sure that you are rightfully deserving of your wishes.

Compensation is the universe’s way of rewarding (or punishing) you for your actions. The energy that you put out is what will also come back to you. It is a gentle reminder to treat others well and keep your karma clean.

9. The Law of Relativity

The Law of Relativity

The Law of Relativity teaches us about living life with gratitude. There will always be greener pastures when compared to others, but it is your garden that you should be worried about watering.

Wrong-right, and good-bad, are all subjective to society and culture, whereas, in reality, everything is neutral.

To live your life according to this law, you must appreciate what you have and never compare your reality materialistically with that of others. Eventually, it all boils down to thought and perception.

10. Law of Polarity

Law of Polarity

The Law of Polarity states that there is an opposite of everything in this world. Just like night and day, right and left, and good and evil. If you believe in one, the reverse of it also exists.

This law is helpful when life throws you a curveball. You must remember that every bad situation has a silver lining; a positive that is going to come out of it. Every challenge makes you stronger and more resilient.

11. Law of Rhythm

Law of Rhythm

Also called the Law of Perpetual Motion, this law brings our attention to life’s changing cycles.

As the seasons change, so do our situations both physically and spiritually. To be in sync with our natural rhythms, we must be aware and respectful of how our bodies react to life’s experiences.

In today’s rapidly advancing world, slowing down is considered damaging. You must allow time to rest to prepare yourself to push through tomorrow’s hurdles. Nothing is permanent, and we must enjoy the fruits of today. 

12. Law of Gender

Law of Gender

Contrary to what you may think, the law of gender has nothing to do with gender identity (or gender polity, gender equality.).

There are essentially two main types of energy: male and female. To gain stability, we must create a balance of both in our lives. The excess of either is detrimental and may lead to dissatisfaction in life.

As a society, we must stop conforming to strong gender stereotypes and allow for fluidity and balance.

In Conclusion

This brings us to the end of the 12 Universal Laws. Using the knowledge of these laws, you will be able to attract positive experiences and live a full life. Ultimately, we come from the universe and must learn its ways to find our higher purpose.

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