I finished off Part 1 explaining that the Universal Laws and their principles influence our relationship to our self, to others, and to the part of us that still holds the link to our creative source (higher Self, God, Source, Creator, Spirit, Holy Spirit – or whatever we feel comfortable calling that connection). The themes of the Universal Laws have always been know and offered to us throughout history.
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Universal Law and Our Past History
Universal Law and its principles have been passed on to us through numerous holy people, in many ways, and in various forms. Through their gods, teachers, and philosophers the ancients attempted to explain the laws and principles that pertain to creation, the cosmos, and our link to them.
They also attempted to explain the subtler aspects of the creative principle – as they relate to us. Based on these principles, texts were written that influenced many of the religions and thought-systems of the day.
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Why We Are the Way We Are
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In his investigation regarding human consciousness and religion, Stanislav Grof tells us in The Holotropic Mind: The Three Levels of Human Consciousness and How They Shape Our Lives that this creative principle, or cosmic consciousness, that has been written about in many ancient religious scriptures is known by different names: “Brahman in Hinduism, Dharmkaya in Mahayana Buddhism, the Tao in Taoism, Pneuma in Christian mysticism, Allah in Sufism, and Kether in the Kabbalah.”(1)
One of the much-revered spiritual teachers of the ancient Egyptians was Thoth Hermes Trismegistus, who they later declared to be their god Thoth. From his teachings emerged the Hermetic Laws.
Later on, the Greeks were so impressed with Thoth and his teachings that they took on the principles of the Hermetic Laws and named him their god Hermes. It is widely believed that Thoth and these laws and principles influenced many other writings and spiritual communities such as the Sumerians, the Buddhists, ancient Judaism, and Christianity.
Many of these writings made their way into religious and spiritual texts we still use today. However, we have to make the distinction between the Universal Laws and the religious rules we are to live by, such as the 613 rules of Judaism.
Universal Laws (Kingdom Principles, Hermetic Laws, etc.) are esoteric in nature. They are over-arching principles of how the Universe works – just like gravity is a scientific principle on earth. Nonetheless, it is evident that many of the rules to live by in the various religions have some basis in Universal Law.
We Are Creative Consciousness
In his same book, Grof also tells us that when physicists explored the micro world, they concluded that what “appears to be made up of solid objects” is actually an interweaving “complex web of unified events and relationships.” He says that we can then conclude that “consciousness does not just passively reflect the material world; it plays an active role in creating reality itself” (2).
Everything in the Universe is vibration and in a constant state of flux, and so everything – including us is – always being influenced by these governing principles – whether we are aware of it or not. And because everything holds a consciousness, outcomes can be directed. The Universal Laws help guide us through all this.
We now understand the connection between scientific findings like quantum physics and spiritual concepts like the Law of Attraction’s premise that “we create our own realities.” Outcomes in the natural world and individual outcomes can be consciously altered.
Grof’s findings also show that the message is the same across all the religions he investigated – that not only can we connect with the creative principle, but in a sense, we are the creative principle. He says that being able to connect to and become this creative consciousness is a logical extension when we look at the boundaries found within the physical universe.
Grof relates this to quantum principles, because it shows us that physical boundaries are arbitrary, illusory, and can therefore be transcended. He explains that in our enlightenment moments we transcend these boundaries and experience the cosmic consciousness. (I further discuss these and other scientific principles as they relate to us in chapter 7, Science, in “Your Journey to Peace …” Info bellow).
Universal Law and the Planes of Existence
Universal Law and its principles apply to, link, and govern the various planes of existence – the physical, the mental, and the spiritual. Everything in the physical plane is either in a phase of growth, or decay. The mental plane, or consciousness, is either in a state of thinking, planning, or creating – whether through the individual or the collective mind.
The spiritual plane embodies the All – the Oneness: it sees the big picture. Our higher Self resides on this spiritual plane. This is why it is always encouraging us to understand the big picture and to embrace attitudes that align with the qualities of Oneness.
Even though we and our bodies are on the physical plane, aligning with the Universal Laws allows us to access the spiritual plane – and all that it embodies.
When our vibrations are aligned with the principles of the Universal Laws, they are in harmony with those of the universal creative force and we can tap into its unconditional love and the power it holds.
Being positive, joyful, having hope, having an open heart, and being fearless are some of the qualities that align us with universal flow. So do all aspects of love and anything that upholds harmony and aims to unite.
When we are being negative, closed off, angry, judgmental, despondent, or pessimistic etc., we are distanced from universal flow, and by default we are stuck within the restrictions of our human limitations. Our power-base is weak and unconditional love is almost inaccessible.
The higher and more aligned our vibrations are to the universal codes of creation the more we can experience the expanded consciousness within it.
In part 3, I will continue this theme and give a small summary of the Universal Laws from chapter 2 Universal Laws / Kingdom Principles from my book, “Your Journey to Peace, Bridging the Gap Between, Religion, Spirituality, Psychology, and Science.”
Rosemary McCarthy, updated Sept 9, 2019.
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(1) Stanislav Grof, The Holotropic Mind: The Three Levels of Human Consciousness and How They Shape Our Lives (New York: HarperCollins, 1993), 164.
(2) Grof, The Holotropic Mind, 6.