Laws of the Universe [How You Can Use Them in Your Favor]


The universe is a highly organized place.

It follows a set of unchanging rules, known as the laws of the universe, that ancient cultures intrinsically knew and understood.

These spiritual laws are all interconnected and are believed to govern everything that exists in the cosmos.

This article will look at all universal laws in detail, explain how they work, what they can be used for, and how they can be put into practice.

What Are the Laws of the Universe and How Do They Work?

In the same way that there are natural laws, like Newton’s law of gravity, there are also spiritual laws.

There are believed to be a total of 12 universal laws that have existed since the very beginning of the universe and have withstood the test of time.

They have been written about and taught for thousands of years in many mystical teachings, from Ancient Egypt to Ancient India and Greece. Experts often cite The Kybalion, a book that was published in 1908 and purports to convey Hermetic teachings. However, it only explores seven universal laws.

The rest of the universal laws are often linked to Ho’oponopono, a Hawaiian healing technique that comes from the ancient Hawaiian teaching called the “Huna”.

These immutable principles of the universe are said to be the basis of everything and can act as guiding principles to help you shape your life and live it to its fullest. In other words, learning about these laws can help your personal growth and allow you to gain a more intuitive understanding of the world around us.

DID YOU KNOW: The universe is often described as a “listening universe.” This means it always listens to our thoughts, feelings, and wishes and then complies, regardless of whether we know about it or not.

How to Make the Most of the 12 Laws of the Universe?

Every universal law is just one piece of the intricate puzzle that is the universe and they are all connected to each other and work together. As such, they can provide a roadmap for how to get the most out of life.

Let’s look at the specifics of the universal laws, how they impact our lives, and how you can harness their power.

Law of Divine Oneness

The law of divine oneness says that everything and everyone is connected. This law dictates that every thought and feeling that exists in this world are intertwined and can affect anyone, regardless of who they belong to.

This means that everything we do has a ripple effect and impacts the collective. Every word you utter, desire you have, and choice you make, will affect the world, and in turn, the people in your life.

To make the most out of this universal principle, it is recommended to think of yourself as being part of everything that surrounds you. You can try asking yourself questions like “How can I show more compassion and acceptance toward those I don’t understand?” and “What would love to do?”

DID YOU KNOW: This law is believed to be the foundational law and every single universal law can trace back to it. Those who truly understand it are said to be more empathetic. Use the 7 Sacred Shapes of Balance during meditation to understand this law better.

Law of Vibration

The laws of physics dictate that particles in all states of matter are in constant motion. Everything moves and has its own personal frequency and vibration.

Our thoughts and emotions send out vibrations into the universe with a corresponding frequency. High-level vibrations naturally resonate and create similar vibrations and the same goes for low-level vibrations.

For example, if you start complaining to a group of friends, soon everyone will join in with their own sad stories. If you send out thoughts of hatred, jealousy, or envy, the same would be sent back by others. Such is the power of the universe.

To utilize this law, you would first need to understand the object of your desire and then match your vibration to it. If you want to elevate your vibration, you can try working on your chakras with the help of crystals for manifesting, doing yoga, and even sound bathing.

DID YOU KNOW: We live in the third dimension where we assign good and bad labels to things. In the Fifth Dimension, the law of vibration is considered a “what is” and everything has a frequency but nothing is assigned a (good or bad) meaning.

Law of Correspondence

According to the law of correspondence, the pattern of your thoughts, both conscious and subconscious, create circumstances that you then use to make your own path. The premise behind this law is that everything that happens in your physical reality is the result of your thought patterns and they can either help or hinder you.

What’s more, these patterns, whether positive or negative, can be passed down and repeated through generations in your family.

The good news is that you can take action to consciously break them. A negative experience usually reflects disharmony in your inner world and you can counter it by applying opposite energy.

For example, when you are emotionally hurt, help someone else, or gift them with an emotional healing bracelet as an act of support. Remember, you can only get by giving.

DID YOU KNOW: Some experts say this law is not about communicating with others but with different parts of yourself, mainly your Inner Self, Outer Self, and Higher Self.

Law of Attraction

The law of attraction is undoubtedly the most popular among the spiritual laws of the universe. It asserts that you receive what you attract with your thoughts, emotions, and actions. It basically reflects your self-worth and mindset into the world.

Like with the law of vibration, where you have to vibrate on the same frequency with the thing or notion you want to get, the law of attraction dictates that you need to have positive thoughts and energy to have them in your life.

What’s important to remember is that having negative thoughts is not the end of the world. Experts in this field highlight that the universal law of attraction does not punish people for being pessimistic on occasion. Rather, the law dictates that if you desire something and truly believe you can obtain it, then you will.

You can try manifesting certain goals by learning how to write affirmations. Repeating an affirmation daily is a great way to let the universe know what you’re looking for. Another great way is to get a bracelet made of crystals such as malachite, rose pyroxene and pearl that are known for their manifestation, belief and intention amplification.

DID YOU KNOW: Paulo Coelho perfectly described the law of attraction in his immensely popular book ‘The Alchemist‘ in which he wrote: “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

Law of Inspired Action

The universal laws of life assert that to manifest thoughts and desires, you need to take some action. The law of inspired action is the next and essential step after the law of attraction. With positive thoughts and emotions, the universe will create just the right circumstances, but you would still need to do the work to accomplish your goals.

For example, if you want to work in a certain position at a certain firm and truly believe you can get there one day, the law of attraction will help create the perfect circumstances for it. However, you will need to apply for the job, educate yourself on it, make connections, and put in the effort to get it.

DID YOU KNOW: Without the law of inspired action, the universal law of attraction is incomplete and cannot work.

Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy

The law of perpetual transmutation of energy dictates that even the tiniest effort can be a game-changer in your life. It states that every individual has within themselves the ability to change their circumstances, regardless of the current situation they’re in.

An example of this law of action is being around a negative person who is constantly complaining, and at one point you feel like they are sucking out all of your positive energy from you. Again, to counter negative energy, you would have to apply positive thoughts and emotions.

To put this law to the test, do small things that make you happy every day, like listening to your favorite song or going for a stroll in the park.

DID YOU KNOW: According to the laws of the universe, energy cannot be created or destroyed; it just changes forms. Use an energy protection lamp to detox yourself and connect to your inner and outer world.

Key Takeaways

There are 12 unchanging universal laws and they are all interconnected to each other.
Understanding and using the intrinsic laws to your advantage can help you master your life and make the most of every situation.
The most popular universal law is the law of attraction. It says that your actions and thoughts reflect the life you live.
To make the most out of the law of attraction, you should familiarize yourself with the law of inspired action.
The law of gender is not related to biological sex but rather focuses on two types of different energies.

Law of Cause and Effect

The law of cause and effect is one of the most straightforward on the list. It is also known as the law of karma, or Newton’s third law, in the world of physics. This law underlines the direct relation between action and result.

The rules of the universe highlight that the results are not always instantaneous and could take some time, but, essentially, what you put in will eventually come back to you.

Practicing this law requires being aware of your words and actions and generally avoiding judging others. Being compassionate and kind to other people means you’ll likely receive the same treatment, including when you stumble upon hurdles in your life.

DID YOU KNOW: The law of cause and effect is among the fundamental laws of the universe. It suggests that achieving success in any field can always be predicted and repeated, but only if we are completely aware of our thoughts and actions.

Law of Compensation

The law of compensation is closely related to the law of cause and effect. It states that the universe will compensate you for your efforts eventually, based on how you contributed, through various forms such as gifts, money, friendship, and other things.

If the law of cause and effect makes sure that your thoughts and actions return to you, the law of compensation ensures the quantity and quality of those returns.

To harness the power of this law, you have to do what you do with the rest of the 12 universal laws – watch your thoughts. Experts also propose asking yourself: “Where am I being called to serve and support others today?

DID YOU KNOW: This law is often referred to as the “Law of Sowing and Reaping.”

Law of Relativity

The law of relativity asserts that everything is neutral on its own. In other words, every thought, action, word, or emotion is neither good nor bad until it’s compared to others of its kind. Every single thing and notion in the universe has no meaning unless we give meaning to it.

For example, you may think you’re poor, but that’s not how a homeless person sees you. This law is an eye-opener in that it teaches people to put things in perspective and forces them to stop and think before judging anyone else. It also tells us to be grateful for what we have rather than constantly comparing our situation to someone else’s.

DID YOU KNOW: For those who love science, the laws of the universe are similar to the laws of physics in that they are the same for all observers in an inertial frame of reference.

Law of Polarity

This law says that everything in life has an opposite, like love and fear, warmth and cold, and good and evil. Experts say that understanding there are two diagonally different parts of everything in the universe is key to bringing more clarity to your life.

This law teaches that people have to experience both sides of the same coin to fully appreciate them. For example, people would have no idea what happiness is if there wasn’t sadness in the world. Similarly, they would be unable to experience success without having a sense of failure.

Working with the law of polarity involves accepting that a negative experience can help you propel in the opposite direction. If you’re facing a difficult situation such as a health issue or a breakup, try imagining what the opposite would look like. It will give you a newfound sense of appreciation for the things you have and signal to the universe what you want and need to attract in your life.

DID YOU KNOW: According to this law, the things that appear to be opposites are actually two inseparable parts of the same thing.

Law of Perpetual Motion/Rhythm

The law of perpetual motion or rhythm refers to the fact that nothing in the universe lasts forever. Everything has patterns and rhythms, cycles and stages of development. It builds on the previous universal law and affirms that if you’re going through something difficult in your life, it will pass, one way or the other.

You can also see examples of the law of perpetual motion in nature, such as the four seasons or the body’s aging process.

On the list of universal laws, this one teaches us to see the good in every cycle as well as acknowledge and fully experience every high and low, as they are all parts of the ever-changing cycle of life. To truly enjoy the positive stages, it’s best to face the negative part of the cycle.

For example, if you feel run down, give yourself some time to rest and recuperate, instead of fueling your thoughts.

DID YOU KNOW: Looking back on the negative parts of the cycle will help you understand why things happened the way they did. Additionally, online psychic readings can help you understand things happening in your life.

Law of Gender

The law of gender, also known as the law of balance, deals with the two main types of energy in the universe. You can think of them as feminine and masculine or yin and yang. Everything that exists has both masculine and feminine elements, including people.

Masculine energy is action-oriented. It represents determination, the power of will, and the conscious mind. Feminine energy, on the other hand, is a symbol of giving and receiving and is quite passive. It represents our compassionate side.

For example, when something drastic happens in your life your feminine side usually takes over and you get emotional. Resolving the issue is masculine energy at play.

The law of gender dictates that both types of energies have to coexist with each other, preferably in balance. To bring stability to your life, try determining how these energies appear in your life, what role they play, and whether there is a deficit or excess of each.

DID YOU KNOW: The law of gender is not related to biological sex, gender, or gender roles. It’s about energies that we all have and experience throughout our lives.


There are a total of 12 laws that govern the universe and have existed since the beginning of time. As you gain a fuller understanding of these intrinsic laws, you will see they are all connected and overlap each other.

It’s important to remember that not all universal laws can be actively “used,” like the law of attraction, where you focus on positive thoughts and actions to make your wishes come true. If you are aware of their existence, they will help you better understand the situation you are in.


How many universal laws are there?

There are 12 known universal laws, but it is unclear if there are more. They can help you understand yourself and the universe better and live an authentic spiritually aligned life. Some of them can be put into practice while others are there to teach you lessons and help improve yourself.

What are the 12 universal laws?

They include the law of divine oneness, vibration, correspondence, attraction, inspired action, perpetual transmutation of energy, cause and effect, compensation, relativity, polarity, rhythm, and gender.

How did the laws of the universe come about?

The laws of the universe are believed to have existed since the very beginning of time. They are thought to go back to the creation of the world and it is said that ancient cultures always intuitively knew about them; some are associated with Hermetic teachings and others with a Hawain meditation technique called Ho’oponopono.


I've loved writing since I can remember, and back in high school, I started loving psychology as well. So I majored in it while dabbling in spirituality and yoga on the side.

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