The 12 Spiritual Law of the Universe: What They Are and What They Mean

When we talk about the spiritual laws of the universe, the first thing that likely comes to mind is the Law of Attraction.

What many people don’t know is there are other less known and interconnected networks of spiritual laws that can impact and change every aspect of your life for the better.

For instance, have you heard of the law of divine oneness, the law of polarity, or the law of correspondence?

The truth is the Law of Attraction is just one of the 12 laws of the universe and unlocking the other 11 can help you lead a more spiritually aligned life.

The 12 spiritual laws will teach you unique things about happiness, success, and well-being.

Once you get a solid grasp of these spiritual laws of the universe, you will also develop a clearer picture and insight of your own place in the world.

In this article, we will explore what the 12 universal laws are, what they mean, and how they can impact your life.

The 12 Spiritual Laws of the Universe

When you are clueless about the connection (or existence) of the 12 universal laws, you will likely encounter obstacles while working on your manifestations.

You might feel confused, lost, or frustrated.

At times, it can even feel like everything is going wrong against you, no matter how well you have planned things out.

In contrast, if you live your life with a keen awareness of the 12 laws of the universe, you can feel more reflective, productive, and confident.

While you would need advanced personal work to master each law, even starting out with a good grasp of the 12 universal laws can make a dramatic difference in your life and how you feel.

Below are the 12 universal laws of the universe:

1. The Law of Gender

Contrary to popular belief, the Law of Gender has nothing to do with one’s biological sex.

The Law of Gender refers to the two major types of energy.

You can liken the Law of Gender to yin and yang, anima and animus, and masculine and feminine.

We all have a certain amount of energy and we need to find a way to achieve a balance between both types if we want to live a happy and authentic life.

How to apply this universal law in your life: Work on finding that balance between the divine masculine and divine feminine energies in your life so you can lead a more authentic life.

2.  The Law of Rhythm

This law of the universe is also called the Law of Perpetual Motion.

Surprisingly, the Law of Perpetual Motion focuses on movement.

In particular, this law of the universe refers to the fact that all things come in cycles.

This spiritual law is evident in nature—in the body’s ageing process and in the seasons.

This also applies to the life stages of people and this analogy can help you develop a better perspective of life and its ups and downs.

Today might not be a good season for you but nothing is permanent and soon enough, you will find yourself enjoying a better existence.

How to apply this universal law in your life: Be mindful of your inner rhythms and focus on making them work for you rather than fighting them. For instance, if you are feeling down, it would be a better idea to rest rather than choosing to always power through.

3.  The Law of Polarity

When it comes to the Law of Polarity, the most important thing you need to keep in mind is this: everything has an opposite and the existence of these opposites allow you to develop a better understanding of life.

Consequently, as you experience challenges in your life, remembering this law can help you truly appreciate the good things that are yet to come.

Regularly reminding yourself of this universal law can also help dramatically improve your resilience especially during trying times.

For instance, while a bad breakup can be very painful, it can also help you determine what works for you in a relationship so you can choose a better partner the next time around.

How to apply this universal law in your life: You can work with this universal law through a mantra “all contrast brings more clarity.” If you are in a difficult situation like a health challenge or a breakup, tune into what the opposite looks like as it can reveal a new lesson or perspective.

4. The Law of Relativity

This universal law is all about the neutrality of things as seen in isolation.

That said, no specific person, emotion, action, or experience is evaluated as good or bad until you see it in comparison with something else.

For instance, you might consider yourself as poor but that’s because you have three wealthy relatives.

This universal law can help you become conscious of the fact that there are multiple perspectives in terms of what happens to you.

Considering alternative perspectives can often make you feel more grateful and can also help you see where you need to make improvements in your life.

How to apply this universal law in your life: Applying this universal law can help you understand the challenging parts of your lives and experience them with greater compassion. It can also make you better appreciate what you have without needing to compare it with what others have.

5. The Law of Compensation

This universal law states that you will receive whatever it is that you put out.

In a way, this universal law is similar to the Law of Attraction.

However, the focus of this universal law is on the idea that compensation can come in various forms.

For instance, if you win a huge amount of money, then you are inclined to think that you are getting a reward.

However, depending on how you have lived, the amount of wealth you receive might lead you to a bad life rather than change it for the better.

In essence, the idea behind this universal law is you reap what you sow.

How to apply this universal law in your life: If you want to use this universal law to attract support and love, ask yourself, “Where am I being called to support and love others today?”

6. The Law of Cause and Effect

This is one of the most straightforward universal laws.

The Law of Cause and Effect teaches that all actions have a corresponding reaction.

You probably often see this universal law at work when you examine the physical aspects of this world.

However, perhaps you have not considered how this law can be applied to the spiritual aspects of your life and the universe.

Your spiritual life can impact the world around you and generate both positive or negative reactions.

In the same manner, your physical environment can impact your spirituality, whether for good or ill.

How to apply this universal law in your life: Know and trust that your every action will have a corresponding reaction—good or bad. What you put out there now may not come back to you right away but the vibration of the energy you put out there will have a ripple effect. If you are coming from a place of resentment or anger, you will eventually become affected as a result.

7. The Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy

The Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy teaches that everything around you is in constant flux.

You can’t see all the changes because many of them exist at the atomic or cellular level.

However, you are assured that they carry on regardless.

The reason this universal law is important is because it helps you figure out how you can trigger the positive change you want.

Specifically, this universal law helps you remember that high vibrations can trigger improvements in low vibrations.

For instance, if you are vibrating at a low frequency, exposing yourself to a higher frequency can naturally trigger energy transmutation in you.

How to apply this universal law in your life: Have you been around a negative person and notice your positivity depleting? This is one classic example. However, the opposite is also true: being around people with higher frequencies can also cause you to feel better.

8. The Law of Inspired Action

Many Law of Attraction practitioners often state they wish they knew about the Law of Inspired Action sooner.

The two laws are closely associated.

Simply put, the Law of Inspired Action states that you must pursue your goals actively.

Many people have the wrong misconception that visualizing a goal and having a positive attitude towards it would be enough to get what you want.

What many people do not realize is they need to take inspired action to bring into fruition whatever it is that they want.

Regardless if it’s a small or huge step, taking inspired action can help you manifest that dream job, relationship, or abundance that you seek and would like to attract.

How to apply this universal law in your life: Practicing this universal law involves getting quiet, slowing down, and creating a space for internal guidance. When you let go of the need to control how things will turn out, you will be opening your life to more possibilities. You are also making room for new ways of achieving goals that you might not have considered.

9. The Law of Attraction

Simply put, the Law of Attraction states that like attracts like.

That said, to have the things you desire and want to attract, you have to figure out a way to vibrate on the same frequency as the things you would like to attract.

The main idea behind this universal law is this: being proactive, positive, and loving can help you attract more of the same in your life.

On the other hand, fear, pessimism, and lethargy can help you attract more negative experiences in your life.

How to apply this universal law in your life: If you want to attract love but you don’t give love, you are sending the universe a message about what your priorities are. In other words, if you repeat an affirmation but you don’t believe what you are saying, it’s futile. In essence, when you focus on what you want versus what you don’t want, it will show up in your life.

10. The Law of Correspondence

This universal law is directly related to the foundational law of Divine Oneness.

The idea behind this law is this: patterns repeat throughout the universe and prominent patterns can be seen repeating on a very small scale.

Case in point: think of the spiral patterns that reappear in many places in the galaxy.

In the same manner, look for some patterns in your own life and notice how they are being repeated elsewhere in the world.

How to apply this universal law in your life: There is one mantra you have to remember when it comes to this universal law: It’s not happening for you, not to you. That said, if your life is currently fearful and chaotic, you can attribute this to the fear and chaos within you. If your life is grounded and calm, it can be attributed to the peace you have within. Essentially, in any situation that causes you trouble, ask yourself what it shows you about what is happening within and the healing required.

11.  The Law of Vibration

At a microscopic level, everything is in constant motion and is vibrating at a certain frequency.

This also applies to your personal frequency as well.

High energy particles are instinctively attuned to similar high energy particles.

The same principle applies for those that have low energy.

If your goal is to live a full and more productive life, think about what you need to do to heighten and improve your energy frequency.

How to apply this universal law in your life: If you feel like you need to elevate your frequency higher, there are a lot of practices you can look into like chakra work, sound bathing, and yoga.

12.  The Law of Divine Oneness

The first and most foundational law is the Law of Divine Oneness.

This universal law focuses on the interconnectedness of all things.

It states that beyond your senses, every event, action, and thought is connected to everything and anything else.

Think of yourself as part of everything around you if you want to live in accordance with this universal law.

How to apply this universal law in your life: Applying this universal law in your real life requires that you have compassion towards others and you recognize that we are all one.


Don’t get too overwhelmed by the 12 universal laws. To integrate them into your life, you just need to understand them in a way that makes sense to you. You don’t need to force yourself to master them in one go. The idea is to understand the concept and to learn how to integrate them in your everyday life.

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