Principles of Natural Law
Natural Law; also called God’s Law, Universal Law, Karma, Common Sense, Cause & Effect and the Law of Consequence to name a few.
Essentially, they are a set of Universal, non-man-made laws that govern the consequences of behaviours (thoughts, emotions & actions). These laws are immutable (hermetically sealed) boundary conditions which are in effect whether a person believes in them or not.
There are seven (7) key Natural Law Principles:
- The Principle of Mentalism
- The Principle of Correspondence
- The Principle of Vibration
- The Principle of Polarity
- The Principle of Rhythm
- The Principle of Cause & Effect
- The Principle of Gender
The following outlines details of the seven principles as outlined in “The Kybalion”, an ancient hermetic text (of or relating to the mystical and alchemical writings or teachings attributed to Hermes Trismegistus).
The Principle of Mentalism
Hermetic Axiom: The All is Mind; The Universe is Mental. The entire Universe is made up of thought forms. The All (or Source / God) is a living creator mind consisting of an immortal life force which is unchangeable. Think of The All as the container (which never changes) and The Universe as what is inside the container (which is forever changing).
The Principle of Correspondence
Hermetic Axiom: As above, so below; as below, so above. Each of the three (3) planes; Physical, Mental and Spiritual, operate under the same laws and cannot contradict themselves under any circumstances. Therefore, what is true of the macro is true of the micro & vice-versa.
The Principle of Vibration
Hermetic Axiom: Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates. The difference between everything is merely in their vibrational rate of movement.
The Principle of Polarity
Hermetic Axiom: Everything is dual; everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes meet; all truths are but half-truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled. What appears to be opposite is actually the same, but with different degrees of the same ingredient, and vibrating at different rates. For example, hot and cold are just different degrees on the temperature pole.
The Principle of Rhythm
Hermetic Axiom: Everything flows, out and in; everything has tides; all things rise and fall; the pendulum-swing manifests in everything; the measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left; rhythm compensates. The Universe operates in precise and predictable rhythms. Consider the tides, the seasons and moon cycles.
The Principle of Cause & Effect
Hermetic Axiom: Every Cause has its Effect; every Effect has its Cause; everything happens according to Law; Chance is but a name for Law not recognised; there are many planes of causation; but nothing escapes the Law. Nothing happens by chance or accident; there is always a Cause behind every Effect. For every action, there is a reaction or some kind of response (typically separated by an indeterminable time lag).
The Principle of Gender
Hermetic Axiom: Gender is in everything; everything has its Masculine and Feminine Principles; Gender manifests of all planes. Female energy is magnetic & attracting while Male energy is electric & creating. Both are equally powerful and interdependent for creation.