Universal Spiritual Laws - Part Three
In the first set of Universal Spiritual Laws - http://www.tarot.com/forum/topic.php?id=18475&replies=23 - I posted the 'The Six Basic Laws of Life': the Laws of Attraction, Request, Resistance, Reflection, Projection, and Attachment.
In the second set of Universal Spiritual Laws - http://www.tarot.com/forum/topic.php?id=18547&replies=14 - I posted "The Eight Laws of Creation". These consist of: The Law of Attention, Flow, Abundance, Clarity, Intention, Prosperity, Manifestation, and Success.
Here now is the third set of Universal Spiritual Laws - "the Nine Laws of Higher Awareness":
The Law of Balance and Polarity, The Law of Karma, The Law of Reincarnation, The Law of Responsibility, The Law of Discrimination, The Law of Affirmation, The Law of Prayer, The Law of Meditation, The Law of Challenge.
All articles are from Sacred Scribes and from the wonderful book "A little light on the Spiritual laws" by Diana Cooper.
The Spiritual Law of Balance and Polarity is also known as the Law of Symmetry.
In our lives we experience one aspect of life, then it’s opposite. The more we choose to explore one extreme, the further from the centre we move. Then we must go the other way to understand it’s opposite.
To know white we much know black; to know positive, we must experience negative. If we experience lifetimes of riches, we will need to experience the opposite, which is poverty. If we become a tyrant in one lifetime, our soul will want for us to compensation by being a ‘victim’.
We all have unresolved aspects within us and our aim is the integrate the polarities so that we can live in balance. Our soul’s goal is to experience polarities - then gain balance.
Masculine energy is doing, thinking, logical, aggressive, while the feminine counterpart is being, creating, intuitive and passive. Our soul’s aim is to balance these internally so that we can listen to our intuition, then act on it.
Our aim is to balance all aspects of our lives.
The Spiritual Law of KARMA
The energy of thoughtfulness, kindness and graciousness are considered to be ‘good karma’. When you send these energies out, they will be returned to you in kind. Hate, anger and resentment are damaging energies. When you send out these negative energies, they too will return to you in some form.
The Law of Karma is ‘as you give so you shall receive’, or ‘you reap what you sow’. Bad deeds and thoughts return to you, as do kind, thoughtful deeds. To the exact extent that you live these qualities, you will receive an equivalent back into your life, at some time. Karma is recorded and balanced. Loving thoughts, emotions, deeds and words are ‘credits’. Negative ones are ‘debits’. The Universe calls these up when we least expect it.
Your family is also your karma. Your soul chooses your family before you are born. Difficult family ties may be a consequence of unresolved feelings or situations in a past life. You choose that family this time around because your soul wanted another chance to resolve the problems. This offers you the lessons your soul needs to learn. By loving and empowering others we heal karmic relationships.
Mindsets that you bring into this life with you are also your karma. If you have a mindset that you are not good enough, the belief will inevitably draw into your life things and people that make you feel inferior or weak. Positive beliefs create good karma in your life. Wonderful things then happen. You are responsible for your own mindset, so change your beliefs if they do not serve you in a positive manner.
Your health is your karma. Before you incarnated you chose your family, your life challenges and your mission. You also chose your body and your genetic predisposition. Your moment by moment choices of thoughts and emotions will affect your vitality and health. This is your karma.
The balance sheet of your karma is known as your ‘Akashic Records’, which is a recorded history of all of your lives and life experiences and lessons. Karma is carried forward from lifetime to lifetime. We may not experience the consequences of our actions until a subsequent lifetime. Because of this there is often no obvious and visible correlation between an action and its consequence/s.
The higher our vibration, the more quickly karma returns to us. Some are subjected to ‘instant karma’. If you feel that you never get away with anything, you may be experiencing instant karma. This means that whatever you give out comes back to you, instantly. It is a sign that you are becoming more evolved because your karmic balance sheet is being kept up to date. Your soul is no longer allowing you to accumulate debt.
The key to the Law of Karma is ‘you reap what you sow.’
The Spiritual Law of REINCARNATION
The word ‘carne’ means flesh. Incarnation is when our spirit enters a physical body. Reincarnation is the principle of returning into a physical body, more than once. Under the Law of Reincarnation, if there is anything unresolved or incomplete at the end of a lifetime, your soul is allowed an opportunity to return in human form to resolve or complete it.
If you cheat someone in one lifetime, your soul will wish to make amends by returning to help that person in another life.
Where one person has consistently hurt another (eg. a husband harming his wife), they will wish to return together so that the soul of the perpetrator can repay.
If a parent dies leaving his children feeling angry, confused or misunderstood, under the Law of Reincarnation those spirits will choose to come back together to try to relate differently. Whole families often return at the same time in an effort to work things out. Communities who are in conflict or at war will come back to Earth together to see if their souls can find peace together instead of battle and conflict.
Often we reincarnate again and again into similar circumstances because of the soul’s desire to put the past to rest. Once we are on the earthplane, in this material place of free-will and choice, it is all too easy to forget the ideals and perspective of the spiritual world. Once again we make the same mistakes and are trapped in the cycle of reincarnation.
Earth is a learning establishment in which our lessons are presented to us in the form of experiences. Once we die and leave behind the physical body, our soul’s ‘report card’ is scrutinized and reviewed with the help of our guides, angels and spiritual mentors, known as the Lords of Karma. We then decide which lesson we need to brush up on and which classes we need to redo in order to accomplish our goal of ascension.
Where we have done well, our soul learns new lessons in the following incarnation/s.
Souls will experience lives in every religion, have lives as peasants, merchants, soldiers, medics and artists - every conceivable life style and area they can learn from. These souls will incarnate again and again to perfect lessons and repay karma. These souls will experience all polarities, such as student/teacher, rich/poor, male/female, service/selfishness, betrayer/betrayed.
The Akashic Records are kept by the Lords of Karma. Good and bad are credits and debits. In future lifetimes we can call on our credit, but we must also re-pay our debts. There are many reasons why a soul may wish to reincarnate. Some may include:
· to put right past wrongs (to repay our debts)
· to experience and strengthen ourselves
· to learn more about our emotions, sexuality and other lessons exclusive to the earthplane
· to serve on this planet, to teach, to help, to be a ‘light’ to others.
Earth is a planet of free-will and choice. Every thought, word or deed eventually manifests into your life. Your mindsets and emotions build your physical body and provide you with opportunities to have different experiences. Ultimately, there is a spiritual working-out of all things.
It is not up to us to judge what somebody else is doing or how they are handling the lessons of their incarnation. Just be aware that every single soul is on a journey over many lifetimes, and they are continuously learning on that journey.
The greatest way of helping another is to demonstrate by example that there is another way of living.
The majority of the world’s cultures, faiths and philosophers generally agree that the Akashic Records exist. The Hindus believe in a universal substance call ‘akasha’ – from which the natural elements of water, fire, earth and air were created. The Akashic Records are perceived to be the collective memories and histories of every thought, physical and emotional vibration, sound, major event, minor incident and all movement in eternity. The Akashic Records are the entire history of everything that ever has been, and everything that ever will be. They could be looked upon as a ‘memory bank’ containing details about everything that happens in the Universe, and information about every spirit and the many lives they have lived.
The Spiritual Law of RESPONSIBILITY
Responsibility is the ability to respond appropriately to a person or situation. Challenges are sent by the Universe to gauge or check how you respond to each situation. Successive tests prepare you for spiritual promotion. It is up to you to prove that you can handle responsibility. Before promotion you must pass the test. If you rise to all challenges with integrity, your spiritual progress will be enhanced.
Everything and everyone you are given to look after is a responsibility. If you do not respond to the challenge then it will be taken away from you and may be re-presented at another time. You have a responsibility to everything in your life. Take note of how you look after yourself, your children, your home and garden, your pets and possessions. You have a responsibility to care for them.
You cannot take on great responsibility in life if you do not take care of your own needs. Your emotions and spirit need to be looked after. You must look after and nurture your physical body, and take care of your emotional state.
Every single individual is responsible for their own feelings and their own destiny and you do not have the right to carry someone else’s burden for them, as this would prevent their personal growth. When we take responsibility for someone else’s decisions, we do not serve their highest growth or good. Your responsibility is to empower and strengthen others and encourage them to carry their own responsibility.
Most of us project our own feelings on to others. If you cannot tell someone about a situation or how you feel in case they feel hurt, jealous, angry, depressed or jealous, you are taking responsibility for their feelings, and are doing them as injustice. When we speak honestly about our own feelings, we take responsibility for ourselves, and in doing so we release the other person and as well as ourselves.
When we understand the Spiritual Law of Responsibility, we no longer blame anybody else, or project our feelings on to others.
True responsibility is the ability to respond to the needs of all around you - to flowers, trees, animals, humans and the planet. An evolved being responds graciously to every living creature in the Universe.
It isn’t what happens to us that counts - its how we react to it.
The Spiritual Law of DISCRIMINATION and DISCERNMENT
The more evolved our souls are, the more we are expected to discriminate and discern; and of course, we are tested by the Universe in this aspect throughout our lifetime.
If you are given guidance, told something by someone, meet a new person, or are offered a job – check internally to see whether or not it feels right to you.
When we work with the forces of the Universe, we must always use discrimination and discernment. If any impressions or feelings do not feel right to you, then it is up to you to listen to your intuition, be discerning, then make the right choice.
Our intuition (or gut feeling) tells us whether someone is being honest or not. We often disregard this because our logical mind argues against it or because we do not want to believe it. We over-ride and disregard our intuition. If we are not discerning, we will bear the resultant karma.
It is our responsibility to be discerning in our lives.
"Your gut is your inner compass."
The Spiritual Law of AFFIRMATION
Affirmations are thoughts, words or a phrase that are constantly repeated until they enter the unconscious mind and becomes part of your ‘programming’. Most of us affirm unconsciously all the time. We consistently repeat thoughts until we anchor them in our mind. We make the same statements again and again, until they become our reality.
Our constantly repeated statements may be both positive and negative. Your unconscious mind does not discriminate, and accepts all information. Therefore, your affirmations enter the files of your unconscious mind and profoundly affect how you feel and act, your emotions, day to day activities, and ultimately, your entire life. The more energy and emphasis we put into our affirmations, the more deeply they enter our belief system.
If you constantly think ‘I am a failure’ you will gradually believe that you are indeed a failure. For example, if you constantly repeat that you always have miserable holiday, you bring it about in three ways.
· Your selectively remember only the bad times.
· You act in ways that cause you misery.
· The Universe brings to you what you believe.
The Law of Affirmation states that you bring about what you affirm. Affirm that you are what you want to be. You will become it sooner than you think. The Universe rearranges itself to give you what you believe. Make sure your affirmations contain only positive words, and speak (or write) your words with energy and intent.
Affirmations must be said in the present tense. For example, if you affirm that you are going to be healthy tomorrow, tomorrow never comes. It is better to affirm ‘I am healthy now’. It helps to hold the vision and bring it about. Keep your affirmations simple. Affirmations which are rhyming or rhythmic slip into your unconscious mind easily. Affirmative words help us to focus upon the positives, and helps us escape a fearful mindset. Affirmative words heal our thoughts, and brings a positive reality into our lives. What you believe and expect is what you experience.
Visualization, like affirmations, is based upon the Law of Cause and Effect … whatever you see and believe eventually become a physical reality. Holding onto your faith and trust forms a mould for your outer reality. However, if your faith wavers or your desires, goals and/or dreams constantly flit from one image to another, your outer reality will reflect this fear and confusion.
Visualizations can instantly come into our reality if our minds accept this as a possibility. However, when we feel undeserving or afraid, we try to force our dream into reality. Our visualizations become pressure-filled and tense, and this tension can block the goal coming to fruition. When you visualize and believe in your goal completely it is able to come about. Our demeaning judgements and limiting beliefs of ‘I couldn’t possibly achieve that’ or ‘I’m not good enough to achieve this’ puts tension on our visualization, which in turn stops us from manifesting our inner visions.
False feelings and thoughts and beliefs of ‘I lack ….. time, money, connections, education, intelligence … ‘ or whatever keeps people from even trying to achieve their goals and life purpose, and puts a halt to any positive visualizations coming into reality. Metaphysically, we are able to create whatever we may desire. What we focus and concentrate on always manifests into the physical plane. This is the spiritual Law of Cause and Effect or the Law of Karma. Manifestation requires faith. As humans we usually have more faith in that our fears will turn into reality, rather than faith in our dreams and aspirations becoming a reality.
Visualization is based upon the Law of Cause and Effect. Whatever you see and believe forms a mould for your outer reality. If you hold onto your faith, dreams and trust then anything you see will eventually become a physical reality in your life. If your faith and trust waver, and/or your dreams and goals constantly flit from one image to another, then your reality will reflect this fear and confusion.
Everything in the material, physical world is a reflection of our thoughts and beliefs.
Visualizations can instantly come into our reality if our minds accept this as a possibility. However, when we feel undeserving or afraid we try to force our dreams into reality. Our visualizations become pressure-filled and tense, and this tension can block the goal coming to fruition. When you visualize and believe in your goal completely it is able to come about. Our demeaning judgements and limiting beliefs of ‘I couldn’t possibly achieve that’, or ‘I’m not good enough to be able to accomplish that’, puts tension on our visualizations, which in turn blocks us from manifesting our inner-visions.
False feelings, thoughts and beliefs of ‘I lack … time, money, connections, intelligence, luck, education’…. whatever keeps people from even trying to achieve their goals and life purpose, and puts a halt to any positive visualizations coming to reality.
Metaphysically we are able to create whatever we may desire. What we focus and concentrate on always manifests into the physical plane. This is the spiritual law of Cause and Effect.
We are able to effortlessly manifest our needs using faith, visualization and affirmations.
Using Affirmations to Bring About Positive Change -
One of the most important keys for eliminating insecurities and establishing a habit of self-love is the use of ‘affirmations:
expressing in words what we honestly want, and who we honestly want to be; then repeating those words or phrases over and over until the subconscious mind accepts them as fact, so that our behaviour will follow accordingly.
Through affirmations we can think ourselves healthier, stronger, more positive, more handsome, prettier, kinder, more patient, more confident, more courageous - whatever will help us love ourselves more.
There is a logical, but often overlooked reason why affirmations work: they are direct communication with the ‘soul mind’, and the soul mind, with its eternal knowledge and wisdom, always recognizes and resonates with the truth.
An effective way to reinforce your affirmations, and your deepest wishes, is to write them down in the form of ‘Letters to the Universe’. Your letters can be addressed to God, the Universe, your Spirit Guides or Angels – whomever you feel most intimately connected to your own divine power. Include plenty of affirmations in your letters. Within your letters write down, very specifically, everything you really want, including your physical, emotional and spiritual wishes - the most rewarding life is a balance of all three.
Adapting a positive perspective changes negative thought-forms to positive ones. Using positive affirmations is a way to achieve a positive attitude and frame of mind. Another way is through verbal declarations. Our voices and the words we use send a vibration and energy out to the Universe. Using positive words and declarations sends out positive energies.
Affirming and declaring in a positive manner also helps to break the habit of negative thought-forms, patterns and belief-sets.
Declare your affirmations with determination and state your intentions loud and clear and with true meaning. Put your heart and soul into it. Remember to affirm what you want to be as if you are already. This is a quick route to where you want to be … then act as if it has already become your reality.
The Spiritual Law of PRAYER
‘Prayer’ is communicating with God (Higher Source, Universal Energy, however or whatever you wish to refer to it …) Every word and every thought is actually a prayer. Worry is a negative prayer. It is telling the Universe how frightened you may be feeling. It also reinforces your ‘fear’ vibration and may bring about exactly what you fear. We must direct our thoughts in a positive and focused manner.
The Law of Prayer is asking and believing. Faith is an active ingredient in bringing your prayers about. The moment you have offered your prayer, start thanking the Universe for it. Then prepare to receive what you have asked for. Your faith will precipitate the arrival of your wish. Often people pray without really expecting the prayer to be granted, so they take no action. What they do not realize is that faith activates a response from the Universe. Many people pray for something, but are then not prepared to receive what they asked for.
When you offer a prayer, keep holding the vision of perfection. If you pray for peace, picture and feel peace coming about. If you pray for healing for someone, visualize that person healthy and strong. Always pray for the highest good for all to happen. Prayer is simple, sincere, authentic and from the heart.
To activate the Law of Prayer:
· Detach from the result
· Thank the Universe for responding
· Hold your faith
· Prepare for it to be granted
If you wish to draw something to yourself, you must ask in the right way and the divine current will bring it to you. You must be sure that you are really ready for it. Asking is prayer. When you pray for something and really believe that it will be granted, your energy links to the divine current and the Universe sends a response. The faith you have is what aligns your request to the Universal current.
To ‘ask’ is to centre yourself in the radiant light and project your clear divine thought into the mind of the Source/Universe. When your thought-vibrations align with the cosmic thought - that is asking. The divine current must answer and pull you into itself so that the situation moves and transforms. To ask in such a way is always to receive a response from the Universe.
The Spiritual Law of MEDITATION
The Law of Meditation encourages us to connect with our inner-selves and with spirit.
Meditation is generally a subjective, personal experience. The term can refer to the process of reaching this state, as well as to the state itself. The word, 'meditation,' means many things dependent upon the context of its use.
The aim and intention of meditation is to still the ‘monkey chatter’ long enough for God (Higher Source, Universe etc) to be able to deliver the seeds of guidance and wisdom. During these still, quiet moments we are open to inspiration and answers to our questions. During meditation we have an opportunity to explore the resources available to us. It is here that we find our true (authentic) selves. Meditation allows our divine self to expand.
There are hundreds of specific types of meditation. People practice meditation for many reasons within the context of their culture. Meditation is a component of many religions, and has been practiced since antiquity, especially by monastics. More and more doctors are prescribing meditation as a way to lower blood pressure, improve exercise performance in people with angina, help people with asthma breathe easier, relieve insomnia and generally relax the everyday stresses of life. Meditation is a safe and simple way to balance a person's physical, emotional, and mental states. It is simple; but can benefit everybody.
The use of Meditation for healing is not new. Meditative techniques are the product of diverse cultures and peoples around the world. It has been rooted in the traditions of the world's great religions. In fact, practically all religious groups practice meditation in one form or another. The value of Meditation to alleviate suffering and promote healing has been known and practiced for thousands of years.
The Spiritual Law of Challenge (or Questioning) is for our own protection.
This is also where discernment and responsibility come into play. We are not to accept all that we see, hear or believe. Our aim is to discern what is right for us, and challenge what we feel is not right for us.
We have the right to ask of another his or her intent, their identity and whatever pertinent information we feel we require when encountering someone or something new.
You are here on Earth on a Spiritual quest. In this plane of duality there is darkness and light, negative and positive. For everything in the light, there is its counterpart in the dark. Your task is to discern between good and bad, challenge if in doubt, and make your ‘light’ so strong that the darkness cannot affect you. Usually your own powers of discernment will tell you if something/someone is good or bad. If in doubt, challenge always.
“Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful."
Joshua J. Marine
Dear Captain, An other very inspirational post.I am a senior and I am finally able to feel and see much of what you are writing about. To me this knowledge and wisdom is a gift for all. I hope all our forum friends take the time to read it. Thank you for taking the time to post it ....leinida
You're very welcome!
When we come to understand the Universal Laws, our lives and loves on earth will become so much easier.
Thanks for taking the time and trouble for posting this.
This is wonderful! About 3-4 years ago I made an a visionary book of everything I wanted to attract or change in my life. I look through it every now and then and I am "WOW'd" by what has happened in my life. And you have furnished the other answers that I have been seeking. Thank you!!!!