Episode Summary of The Grow Through It Podcast With Phi Dang, 03: Beyond The Law of Attraction, The 12 Universal Laws
In this episode I explain the 12 universal laws of the Universe. I cover how they impact your life and how you can use them in your daily life through practical examples. It goes beyond the Law of Attraction and covers ones you may have never heard of such as the Law of Correspondence and the Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy.
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(01:40) – What are the Universal Laws?
(03:15) – The Universal Laws
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[Episode 03 – Beyond the Law of Attraction, The 12 Universal Laws: Begins]
Hi Beautiful Souls, it’s great to connect with you again! I’m sure most of you listening have heard of the Law of Attraction? Distilled simply the law of attraction is that like attracts like. It is often brought up in relation to your thoughts. Positive thoughts attract positive outcomes, negative thoughts attract negative outcomes.
Whilst the Law of Attraction is well known due to its popularity in the media through books and documentaries such as The Secret, in this episode we go beyond the Law of Attraction and cover all 12 Laws of the Universe. Yes there are 12 laws of the universe! The Law of attraction co exists and works with these 11 other Laws.
So what are the universal laws? You can think of them as the law of nature, how life is ‘set up’ in a way. They are a roadmap on how to live your best life. The laws work in our favour, we work with them – they are not here as punishments and they are not here to stop us from living our best life. We co create with them. You co create with the universe your reality. Note it can be said the universe is interchangeable with terms such as the source, creation, God, divinity and so forth.
This is a quote from the ancient text The Kybalion, where the origins of the 12 universal laws stem from amongst other ancient teachings across time.
For the most part of the laws, the basic principle revolves around energy because everything in the universe is energy.
To many it sounds like ‘woo’ – vibrations, frequency however I promise you I will explain everything in clear and practical terms so you can truly understand the 12 universal laws.
As you gain a fuller understanding of the laws, you will see how they are all related, they overlap each other and govern the world we live in.
Another perspective you can have on the universal laws is that we can call it the game of life or we can call it the Matrix! Just like the movie. You can think of it as that we are living in the Matrix! And just like the Matrix, there are rules in how you play the game. Your purpose in this game is to be your best self, to grow and evolve.
So let’s dive into the 12 Universal Laws.
Law of the Universe 01: The Law of Divine Oneness
The first and most foundational law of the universe is the Law of Divine Oneness, which highlights how everything is interconnected. For us humans it goes beyond perception of physicality (what we can see and touch), into our senses and extends to every thought, action, belief you have too. Think of it as a ripple effect.
This is further extended in the notion we all come from one source origin which I alluded to earlier at the beginning of the podcast by saying ‘The Universe’ is an interchangeable term, it is also known as ‘the source’, divinity, consciousness, God etc.
As a result, the law of divine oneness can be distilled as “what you wish upon others, you wish upon yourself”
When you hurt someone, you are hurting yourself.
You know how when you go to a yoga class they always say namaste? Namaste encapsulates this concept.
Originally a Sanskrit word (the ancient language in Hinduism) namaste is composed of two parts—“namas” which means “bend to,” “bow to” or “honour to,” and “te” means “to you.” So Namaste means “I bow to you.” This phrase when said is often accompanied by the gesture of joining two palms together, placing them at the heart level and bowing one’s head while saying namaste.
The spiritual meaning of namaste conveys that “the divine in me respectfully recognizes the divine in you.” Namaste invokes the feeling of spiritual oneness of heart and mind, with the person one is greeting.
So in practical terms how does the law of Divine Oneness apply to your daily life?
It really speaks to the power of working together in cooperation with others and to be of help and services to others. I have an analogy to showcase this for you.
When you have a single brick, what can you do with it? Not much right, perhaps as a door stop or a very heavy paper weight.
However if you have over a million bricks, you have so many possibilities. These bricks can be used to build a house, a hospital, a school, a business, a fireplace, driveways, a chimney and so forth. In order for this to happen all the bricks work together to create something incredible, something a single brick could never do.
Each individual brick is useful and important in itself but it becomes even more important and useful together with all the other bricks. Individual bricks become the support for another brick.
So in your life, are you working alone and for your own interest? Can you help others to become greater than you are alone? Are you truly unlocking your full potential alone? Imagine you could share your skills and knowledge with others, what incredible things would happen, not only for yourself but everyone around you and connected with you?
Law of the Universe 02: The Law of Vibration
Vibrations used to be one of those things that was relegated to new age thinking, hippies, ‘woo’ along with healing crystals and so forth.
Today, quantum physics, science backs the fact that vibrations exist. In fact they exist everywhere and in everything, in the chair you may be sitting on, on the ground you are running on, in your forks and plates.
Everything in the universe is energy and in turn everything has a vibration.
Even Einstein himself said this:
What Einstein says has heavy weight, after all he is the physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics.
How this applies to you in your daily life is realizing every thought, feeling, emotion has a vibrational frequency.
Have you heard of these sayings? They embody the Law of Vibration.
Speaking of frequency a real life example of this is your emotions. Emotions are energy in motion. Each emotion has a different frequency for example love is a high frequency whereas shame is a low frequency.
How do you raise your vibrational frequency?
There are various ways to do this in your life including being conscious of your thoughts, meditating, practicing kindness and gratitude, swim in the ocean, do not saying yes to something unless you really want to, dance, decluttering, earthing (when you walk barefoot on the grass, check out my blog on my website phidang.com where I discuss this in an article 7 Unexpected Life-Changing Things I learnt on a Silent Retreat in Bali. I’ll drop the link in the show notes.
Law of the Universe 03: The Law of Correspondence
This law of correspondence is all about patterns that repeat throughout the universe, and on a personal level, our reality is a mirror of what’s happening inside us at that moment.
Therefore everything is a reflection of your internal state. If you want to change what is happening in your external reality, you have to change inside first. That’s why people love to say ‘change from the inside out’ or think of it in these terms “As above, so below. As within, so without.”
So if your current external reality is sad, chaotic or unfulfilling it is a direct result of what is happening inside you according to the law of correspondence. If you have low self-esteem, feel badly about yourself or feel hate, anger and loathing all the time then your outer world will be a place of chaos, just to show you what you are projecting.
Now if you’re currently feeling under attacked or offended, it’s okay. Let me explain this through the concept of law and effect which is regularly used in coaching in the field of neuro linguistic programming (NLP) which is a tool I used with my clients.
NLP uses perceptual, behavioral, and communication techniques to make it easier for people to change their thoughts and actions.
The concept of cause and effect is this. We ask are you on the cause side of the equation or the effect side. If you are on the cause side you know that everything is happening in your life because of a conscious or subconscious decision you have made. It is a view of personal power whereas if you are on the effect side, life is happening to you and you are the victim, you have no control.
Now what that means in your everyday life is that if you are on the cause side and responsible for your life guess what? You have power you can change your life whereas if you are on the effect side because it is external things causing everything you have no control or ability to change your life.
See the difference? If you’re interested in learning more about cause and effect I have it on my free ‘mini trainings’ highlight on my Instagram @thephidang (i’ll drop my handle in the show notes if we haven’t already connected).
Therefore the law of correspondence puts you in the drivers seat of your life, you are not a victim of your life.
Remember: Life is happening for you, not to you. How can you grow through your experiences? What do they teach you?
One of my favourite quotes is from Wayne Dyer is:
Law of the Universe 04: The Law of Attraction
One of the most known and talked about laws of the universe as I mentioned at the beginning of this episode.
Simply distilled the law of attraction explains why certain things, people, events happen in our lives.
Like attracts like.
There is a common misconception that this is a scary bad thing where you are punished for your bad thoughts – think of it more as a mirror.
Let’s bring this example into real life.
I want you to stand in front of mirror and I want you to think about what you see, what you think and what you feel when you see yourself in the mirror.
Whatever it is, the very nature of a mirror is that it reflects back to us what we see just like the law of attraction. Think of the mirror as an amplifier of the energy that you are already embodying.
When you look back at your reflection, you are taking in more of the same energy, whether this be positive or negative or whatever it may be. If you see flaws, you’ll continue to focus and fixate them which makes it worse OR you can choose to use that focus and energy into improving yourself as an as an example.
How the law of attraction plays out in your real life is to be aware and conscious of the thoughts you are having. Your thoughts have an energy and are a self fulfilling prophecy. Further to that, the law of attraction is the main tenet in manifestation.
Manifestation is bringing something tangible into your life through attraction and belief, i.e. if you think it, it will come. However, there is more to manifestation than willpower and positive thinking, it involves focus and inspired action too.
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Law of the Universe 05: The Law of Inspired Action
The Law of Attraction was all about aligning your energy – your vibration, your frequency created from your thoughts. This is the first step in creating all that you desire, manifesting.
The second step is the law of inspired action – to take action. Nothing changes, if nothing changes. You can’t sit back want, wish and hope that what you want will come to you. You have to take inspired action for it to happen.
That old saying ‘Actions speak louder than words’ has never been truer. Are your actions supporting your desires? Are your actions supporting your dreams and supporting the life you are working so tirelessly to create for yourself? Reflect and assess.
For example if you are single and wanting a relationship, to find a partner – are you going out and meeting people. Are you going on dates? That you’re not just at home watching Netflix and eating ice cream hoping that your perfect partner will waltz through the door?
The subtle secret here is ‘inspired’ – it can’t feel forced like a ‘hustle’ when you are taking inspired action it feels good (it might not be easy) but it feels good e.g. in most cases you are driven by your purpose, your why
Where most of us fall down or mistakes on this one is not taking any action at all. Action is better than no action. When you take action you get a result it either works out the way you want or you learn. A win, a win in my eyes.
Most of us know what we want and can figure out how to get what we want but we fail to take action because we are either skeptical, feel unworthy, and not capable of achieving our dreams. At times we may even not take action because we don’t want to get out of our comfort zone.
Remember you don’t really grow from the comfort zone. For example you could just lie in bed all day, relax, watch TV everyday or you can choose to get up, go to the gym, work on yourself etc. It’s much easier to stay in bed but nothing really comes of that.
Remember even a small action still counts as action. It doesn’t have to be a grand action. In fact it’s better to have consistent inspired action towards your goals and dreams as opposed to big action once in every while. Consistency moves you closer to the needle.
Law of the Universe 06: The Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy
This law is a mouthful but such a great one as it truly affirms how much personal power you have.
As I mentioned at the beginning of the podcast, all the universal laws relate to each other and overlap in ways. The law of perpetual transmutation of energy ties in threads from the previous universal laws we spoke about – the law of vibration, the law of correspondence, the law of attraction.
Particularly, the law of vibration: Nothing is static and everything is always transforming because everything is in constant motion and energy. You are energy therefore you have the power to change any condition in your life.
Therefore you can transmutate everything – negative to positive energy, nothing to something… hence The law of perpetual transmutation of energy.
Change is the only constant in life.
Applying this to your life, producing a higher vibration consumes and transforms lower ones. Positive energy is more powerful than negative energy. So you don’t have to worry about other people’s energy, stay focused and in your energy.
Further to this an example is the transformation of energetic thoughts into physical reality.
1. Your reality are circumstances, they are neutral
2. Your thoughts create create emotion which you feel in your head and throughout your body.
3. How you feel dictates what action or inaction you take which then leads to a result.
Another example is the transmutation of your emotions.
For example, anxious energy can be turned into excitement. Anger can become passion, sexual energy can become creativity.
Law of the Universe 07: The Law of Cause and Effect
Note the law of cause and effect is different to cause and effect which I mentioned earlier when explaining the law of correspondence. This is the universal law of cause and effect, not the NLP concept although they do interplay and have the same foundations.
You can think of the law of cause and effect as the principle of karma – what you put out, you will get back.
How this comes to life – ask yourself about the intention of your actions.
Are you truly doing something out of love? Are you truly doing something for nothing in return because you want to give? Are you truly being genuine?
If you are motivated by hate and greed, you plant the seed of suffering; when you are motivated by love and generosity then you create abundance and happiness.
I want to take this analogy further into reality to clearly explain it to you.
If you plant an apple seed, that seed will become a tree that has apples. Even if you really want coconuts, nothing you can do will make the apple tree grow coconuts. The only way to grow coconuts is to plant a coconut seed.
Law of the Universe 08: The Law of Compensation
Simply said, ”You reap what you sow.”
Trust that you will be compensated for what you do as long as you are open to receiving in the many ways the universe can deliver.
E.g. when I work with clients and they would like to manifest money – whilst it can happen more often than not it won’t just be a huge lump sum in your bank account. Perhaps it will come in the form of a discount off something you buy, perhaps it will come in a reimbursement or bonus you were not expecting.
Whilst money comes to mind, this does not just apply to money.
Spread more love, and more love will be returned to you.
Spread more happiness, and happiness will be returned to you.
Spread more hate, and more hate will be returned to you.
Spread more wealth, and more wealth will be returned to you.
Be encouraged that with every act, thought, and emotion, you are perpetuating the law of compensation.
Law of the Universe 09: The Law of Relativity
Simply distilled, everything is a matter of perception.
Inherently a fundamental principle to understanding this and a core aspect of my coaching is there is nothing ‘good’ or ‘bad’. Everything is circumstances and neutral. As humans we create the meaning and labelling of ‘good’ and ‘bad.’ This is extended into something that is deemed ‘small’ vs ‘big’ and so forth.
For example, if you are feeling ungrateful for your living situation, it could be because you are comparing to someone else’s life. Maybe you don’t like where you live, or your relationship isn’t as great as someone else’s, maybe someone else has so much more money than you and so forth.
Instead, we’d be better off appreciating what we have without needing to compare it to something else and just remember in your everyday life, you are creating the meaning of everything. You choose whether it’s positive or negative.
Law of the Universe 10: The Law of Polarity
Everything in life has an opposite. There is duality in everything.
Light and Dark.
Hot and Cold.
Happy and Sad.
The North and the South Pole
On a battery positive and negative terminals.
Feminine and Masculine.
Newton’s Third Law of motion sums it up nicely, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” It means that energetic forces come in pairs.
How this plays out in everyday life is well
1) The polarities give us perspective and help us appreciate what we have. E.g. you can’t have happiness without sadness, if you were happy all the time, you wouldn’t know how special it is to be happy all the time or if you had Summer all year round you would take it for granted and miss Winter.
2) You can use the law of polarity to draw other energies to you – like a magnet.
A practical example for you.
If you’re stuck in the negative state of mind, ask yourself: “What am I learning from this negative situation and what might be the positives out of this situation I can take?”
For example: A difficult situation and thoughts to move away from might be:
“I made a mistake and I don’t think I can bounce back from this.
The positive polarity would be:
“I made a mistake and that is how I learn. Next time this happens, I will know what to do”
From that positive polarity you are more likely to feel inner peace and acceptance which in turn compels you to continue taking action to improve instead of staying in the negative polarity.
In the negative polarity you feel sad and disappointed in yourself, so the action you take is you keep beating yourself up about it and take no action at all. This ties in closely with the law of inspired action which I spoke about earlier.
Law of the Universe 11: The Law of Rhythm
The law of rhythm is how nothing every stays the same, the universe is continually flowing. Think of it like a pendulum that swings from left to right always continually, perpetually.
Rhythm, Cycles are a natural part of the universe. Look at the ocean tides, weather seasons, moon phases, mating and migration patterns of animals. For women, specifically you can think about your time of the month and menstrual cycle.
As a whole think of it like a year in your life. It won’t be 365 days of summer and it won’t be 365 days of winter. Summer is when we are active, we are doing things whereas Winter gives us a chance to have a break, to rest, to recuperate.
The practicality of this to your life is practice patience, go with the flow of your internal seasons.
Law of the Universe 12: The Law of Gender
We see this unfold as masculine and feminine energies. The masculine as ‘yang’ and the feminine as ‘ying’. Often people think of gender as opposing forces but truly they are complementary. We all hold masculine and feminine energies.
Masculine energy is all about taking action, fixing things, direction, purpose, logic, independence and freedom.
Feminine is the counter balance, it’s all about flow, creativity, inspiration, feeling, intuition and connection.
Distilled down life is a dance of patience (feminine energy) and persistence (masculine energy).
Where I regularly see the law of gender play out with clients in their everyday life is in relationships.
Humans need polarity for attraction. Think of it like a magnet. Intimate connection and sexual attraction will thrive in a relationship where there is a distinct polarity between the energies of the people involved.
The more opposed the individual energies are, the stronger the attraction will be in the relationship.
Most conflicts arise when both partners demonstrate dominant masculine energies in a relationship…This creates a constant power struggle between the two partners.
Both want to be in charge, both want to be the decision-makers, and both want to have things their way!
I see this in women who are very career oriented and successful. The masculine energy helps them succeed through hustling and control in their work but when it comes to their personal life, masculine energy men can find them controlling or competitive whereas feminine energy men let them do their own thing as they are comfortable with their partner leading, being the bread winner concept etc.
The most stagnant relationship comes from two feminine dominant energies partners where neither takes charge or makes decisions. It is when relationships gets stale – it feels boring, it feels lifeless it feels like it’s lacking fun, adventure and excitement.
Remember there are masculine energy women and feminine energy men.
The Grow Through It Podcast With Phi Dang, 03: Beyond The Law of Attraction, The 12 Universal Laws, Episode Close
There are lot of universal laws to be mindful of. Understanding the universal laws that govern life can give us clarity and perspective on our lives. How you can conceptualise it and integrate it into your life is unique. Everyone is different.
Thank you for listening to the Grow Through It Podcast with Phi Dang. I hope you’ve learnt something new and I’ll speak to you next week. Catch you soon.
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