Getting into the world of metaphysics can be a daunting task. Before diving deep, the first question we should ask ourselves is “What does metaphysics even mean?” To be honest, the answer changes depending on whom you ask.
A scholar might tell you “Metaphysics is a branch of philosophy that uses broad concepts to help define our reality and our understanding of it.” A scientist would tell you that “Metaphysics is a way to explain an abstract theory with no basis for reality, things that could be but have no supporting evidence.” Ask a spiritual advisor, and they will tell you “Metaphysics is the term to describe how the spiritual and physical worlds meet.”
The topic of metaphysics has been covered by historical figures like Aristotle, Immanuel Kant, Thomas Aquinas, and René Descartes; just to name a few! But to simplify things for our purposes we are going to focus on spiritual metaphysics. Spiritual metaphysics goes beyond the philosophical question of “Why are we here?” and becomes a spiritual path that branches over all others; accepting all spiritual paths and teachings to finding a greater and higher truth.
Spiritual metaphysics incorporates the use of the “Spiritual Laws of the Universe,” you may recognize some of these universal laws or truths from popular culture and the self-help movement. In fact, the spiritual metaphysical movement goes all the way back to the 16th century! But today let us focus on what we can do with these universal truths and how we can implement them in order to bring balance, abundance, and clarity to our everyday lives.
Universal Law #1 – The Law of Divine Oneness
The first of these universal laws is the “Law of Divine Oneness.” This is the foundational law of the universe and covers the interconnectedness of all things. Every thought, action, and event are connected in some way to everything and everyone else; our words, actions, and intentions ripple outward indefinitely.
Putting it bluntly, the love that you put out to the universe, regarding yourself or others, comes back to you. Conversely, negative thoughts and actions towards yourself or others come back to you the same way. This foundational law is found in every religion; “Do unto others…,” “the power of three,” and “like attracts like” are just a few examples of this law rephrased.
Applying this foundational law to your everyday life is as simple as remembering to be kind, and practice mindfulness in your thoughts and actions. Think before you act. “Do my actions reflect compassion and kindness?” “Are my actions motivated by good intentions?” By practicing mindfulness, you are aware of not only your actions but the motivations behind those actions. Make love your intention, and love will come to you.
Universal Law #2 – The Law of Vibration
The second of these universal laws is the “Law of Vibration.” This law states that everything in the universe moves vibrates, and travels in its particular patterns. An item, like a mug, may look solid to the naked eye; however, on a microscopic level it is actually many tiny particles vibrating in place.
This law for the physical world also applies to the ethereal one; our thoughts, intentions, and spirits have their own particular vibrations. To put it simply: positivity raises your vibration, while negativity lowers it. If you find yourself constantly encountering closed doors or unnecessary struggle it could be that you are operating on a lower vibration. Fortunately, there are many ways to raise your vibration!
Positive self-talk, yoga, meditation, chakra work, and any other self-love rituals that cause you joy, will raise your vibration. So, if you find yourself feeling frustrated or aimless; take a bit of time to yourself, practice one of our guided meditation podcasts or speak to a spiritual guide. A higher vibration will open you up to our fourth law, the law of attraction. But first, we need to talk about the third law, the law of correspondence.
Universal Law #3 - The Law of Correspondence
Our third law of spiritual metaphysics is the “Law of Correspondence,” this law is all about repeating patterns that exist throughout the universe.
To quote Chinese Philosopher Lao Tzu:
"Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny."
To sum it up, our reality is a mirror of what is happening to our innermost selves. As above, so below. As within, so without. By looking at the patterns that we create or disrupt within our lives, we can adjust these patterns or make new ones in order to manifest our own destinies.
Creating a daily self-ritual can be all it takes to aid in manifestation! Using a daily planner or writing in a journal every night can aid you by making you aware of these patterns and correspondences in your daily life.
Universal Law #4 – The Law of Attraction
Our fourth law is by far the most popular, the “Law of Attraction.” The law of attraction is often used for manifestation, but it is also the law of vibration in action. You raise your vibrations to the level of that which you are seeking, and you must honestly believe what you are seeking is possible to obtain.
With this piece of spiritual metaphysics, the most important thing to remember is like attracts like. In order to manifest abundance, you must raise your vibrational level to attract positivity; believe that good things are coming to you and that you deserve them.
For example, if you want to use the law of attraction to manifest a loving relationship, a way to do that would be to make room for the new person. Simple actions like mindfully making room for someone else's clothes in your closet or buying a second coffee mug to enjoy with your partner are ways to attract that new love interest into your life.
Universal Law #5 – The Law of Inspired Action
Our fifth law of metaphysics is the “Law of Inspired Action,” this law is closely related to the law of attraction as the two go together. Where the law of attraction is about raising your vibrational frequency to attract or manifest the things you want, the law of inspired action is about doing actionable things to make these manifestations a reality.
For example, if you were looking for a sign or message from the universe you would first have to sit still and listen. You cannot try to manifest a sign of destiny and then immediately go upstairs and turn on the television, you must act in order to receive the message.
While focusing on your intentions, think of the small things you can do to help these intentions manifest into reality.
Universal Law #6 – The Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy
Our sixth law is the “Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy,” which is quite a mouthful! But don’t let its long-winded name scare you, it is actually a basic concept.
To put it simply: everything in the universe is constantly evolving and fluctuating, and higher vibrations can consume and negate lower vibrations. This means that each one of us has the ability to change the condition of our lives.
To apply this to your everyday life, just focus on doing things that make you happy! Play your favorite song on repeat, watch your favorite movie that makes you laugh, and spend time with someone who brings you joy. These simple examples can help to raise your vibration, which in turn will help eliminate negativity around you.
Universal Law #7 - The Law of Cause and Effect
Our seventh law is the most straightforward, the “Law of Cause and Effect.” This law states that every action or thought has a corresponding reaction or consequence. An easier way to sum this up would be “you reap what you sew,” or what you put out into the universe comes back to you.
Take care of and support the ones you love, and they will be there for you in times of need. Remember that in order to receive help you must first be willing to help others.
Universal Law #8 – The Law of Compensation
Our next law of spiritual metaphysics is the “Law of Compensation.” This law is all about trusting that abundance and manifestation will come your way. Think of it as the law of attraction coming to its conclusion. Trust that the rewards coming to you are earned, deserved, and equal to the energy and effort you put forth.
To put this into action all you have to do is believe; believe that you are deserving of the good things coming your way, believe that you can achieve more than you have right now, and believe that you are worth just as much love as you put forward.
Universal Law #9 – The Law of Relativity
Our ninth law is the “Law of Relativity,” but a simpler way to put it would be the law of perspective. This law states that everything is neutral, neither good nor bad until compared to something else. What may seem insurmountable can be achieved with a simple change of perspective.
For instance, you may feel like you do not have many friends because you are comparing your social media account to someone else’s. The truth may very well be that your friends are closer and more helpful to you than any follower count on a social media platform.
A straightforward way to see the law of relativity in action is to practice daily gratitude; take a moment from your day to be grateful for the good things around you and be grateful for the lessons learned through challenging times. This can help you see the bigger picture and help change your perspective on life.
Universal Law #10 – The Law of Polarity
Our 10th law is the “Law of Polarity”, this law states that everything has an opposite; good and bad, hot and cold, love and fear. This law builds on the law of relativity, understanding what we both do and do not want to manifest for ourselves. What seems like a time of terrible hardship can lead to a lesson learned that causes you to have a better life.
A bad breakup after a long relationship can cause grief and pain, but once we have felt sorrow and moved past it, we realize what was wrong with the relationship. We learn what we really want in a partner. We also learn what kind of love we want, and the kind of relationship that we need moving forward. The law of polarity allows us to find the positive in the negative and have gratitude for the lessons learned in challenging times.
Applying this law is as simple as learning from your mistakes, when you find yourself in a difficult position try to think about what the opposite may look like. These changes in perspective can reveal insights into how best to move forward.
Universal Law #11 – The Law of Rhythm
The next to last law is the “Law of Rhythm.” This law focuses on the natural cycles that are a part of our universe, our lives, and ourselves. Where the law of perpetual transmutation of energy focuses on the cycles that we have the ability to change or negate, the law of rhythm is about the cycles which we cannot control.
We cannot control the tides of the oceans, or the seasons of the earth; just as we cannot prevent the natural cycle of aging. Everything ends, and that ending leads to the birth of beautiful new possibilities. Embracing these rhythms will leave you open to all the new possibilities that are coming; do not cling to the past, be excited about the future!
If you find yourself feeling uncoordinated with your natural rhythms or cycles, try spending some time outdoors and looking at the natural change of the surrounding seasons. Watch the tides of the ocean, the movement of the stars across the night sky, or the cycles of the moon. By watching these natural rhythms, you can learn to let go of that which you cannot control and focus on the things that you can.
Universal Law #12 – The Law of Gender
Our 12th and final law of spiritual metaphysics is the “Law of Gender;” but do not let the name fool you, this law has nothing to do with biological sex. A more appropriate title for this would be the law of balance, as the law of gender is really all about balancing contrasting energies.
What is sometimes referred to as the “divine masculine” and the “divine feminine” can also be seen as “Yin and Yang” or “anima and animus.” One is bright, active, and outwardly focused; while the other is dark, still, and inwardly focused. These two forces are within us all and need to be balanced within all beings.
A way to interpret this law in your everyday life is to try to find the balance between these two energies, and the balance between giving and receiving. Focus on your life and see if one of these energies is present more heavily than the other, then do some inner work to try to find harmony. Speaking to an advisor about shadow work can help by focusing on how you balance these natural energies.
In conclusion, the world of metaphysics is a complicated one. It can be easy to get lost in the terms and interpretation of what the word “Metaphysics” really means. But with the help of these twelve laws, you can begin to understand the overarching theme of spiritual metaphysics; using the knowledge of many paths and many places, while respecting all, to understand the energies of what we can and cannot see. To find inner balance and tranquility, to love and understand ourselves, and to feel connected to the world around us.
All this may sound like a daunting task, but it can be achieved in many ways:
- Listening to one of our guided meditation podcasts.
- Practicing mindfulness.
- Use a gratitude journal or daily planner.
- Speaking to a spiritual psychic advisor about shadow work and metaphysical empowerment.
- Doing the things that light you up and bring you joy.
These are just a small handful of the many ways you can follow these twelve laws of spiritual metaphysics. Now that you have been introduced to them, you will notice them in your life increasingly often. Just remember that it is not about trying to achieve everything all at once, it is a journey that lasts a lifetime.