By Susan Jolley
Have you ever noticed that all the major religions of the world have a set of governing rules to abide by? Whether it is Christianity’s Ten Commandments, Buddhism’s Four Noble Truths, Islam’s Pillars of Islam, Paganism’s Wiccan Creed, or any other religion’s laws, there is a worldwide pattern of spiritual beliefs to live by. Furthermore, if you look closely at these beliefs you’ll find they all propose similar ideas of compassion, balance, and action.
Such spiritual beliefs have been known and recorded many ways, and are best described as Universal Laws. According to these Universal Laws, the Universe operates on a specific set of principles. These principles direct how the Universe works, the movement of the Earth, cyclic seasons and the forces of nature. They also point to the innate intelligence and order of the Universe. It is appropriate then that those who follow the Universal laws tend to find prosperity and fulfillment in their lives; they are, after all, going with the flow of the Universe. Those who ignore or resist these laws tend to experience difficulties that will teach them on their journey of awakening, so one day they will have peace in their enlightenment.
Law 1 – The Law of Balance is to find the middle. That place of inner power and peace where the ups and downs have little to no effect on you. Hematite’s grounding, balancing, and healing capabilities will help you develop balance.
Law 2 – The Law of Choices means to reclaim your power. Trust your intuition, not fear, to lead you in making the right choice, then follow through with action. Ametrine unites the physical and metaphysical realms, bringing intuitive insights into your daily life.
Law 3 – The Law of Process means taking life step by step. In order to manifest your vision, develop a plan that moves you forward one step at a time. Skipping steps leads to failure. Red Jasper strengthens your determination so you can move forward steadily even when you want to jump ahead.
Law 4 – The Law of Presence means living moment to moment. Past and future does not exist. You cannot live in any moment except the present, the now, and this moment. Carnelian is a stabilizing stone which helps to anchor you in the present.
Law 5 – The Law of Compassion means awakening your humanity. This starts with self-forgiveness, then recognizing that we are all doing the best we can, with the knowledge we have, at this moment in time. Rhodocrosite instills compassion in us for ourselves and the world around us.
Law 6 – The Law of Faith means trusting in Spirit. Faith is the recognition that Spirit works in, as, and through us for our highest good and for the highest good of the whole, despite what the circumstances appear to be. Use Rutilated Quartz to connect with Spirit and recognize when Spirit is acting through you.
Law 7 – The Law of Expectation is about expanding your reality by looking deep inside to uncover your belief system, because that system is what creates your reality. Your beliefs determine your expectations and they determine what you see and experience. Fluorite is an excellent learning aid; heightening mental abilities, assisting in rapid organization, and processing of information. It brings mental clarity.
Law 8 – The Law of Integrity means living our authentic self. It is not about being perfect; it is about doing what is right even when no one is around, and leading by example. Apophyllite helps you understand who you truly are and release blocks which inhibit your spiritual growth.
Law 9 – The Law of Action means stepping into your life. This is a continuation of the Law of Choices. Dreams will only become reality when you apply action to them. You have to take that first step. Citrine will help you take the actions necessary to manifest your dreams.
Law 10 – The Law of Cycles is about attuning yourself to the cycles and rhythms of nature. Seasons change, tides rise and fall, day turns into night and so on. Change happens and you can’t stop it. Life will be easier when you are in harmony and attuned to these cycles. Moss Agate connects you with nature.
Law 11 – The Law of Surrender means to embrace a Higher Will. It means accepting whatever arises, owning your responses and getting out of your own way in order to live in accordance with the Higher Will. Surrendering starts with changing your perspective. Blue Chalcedony opens the mind to accept and assimilate new ideas and new situations.
Law 12 – The Law of Unity means all living things are connected to one another and to Spirit. What you do to another person, an animal, a plant or any living thing, you do to yourself and to Spirit. We are all one, and Kunzite reminds us to live from a place of unconditional love.
Hall, Judy. The Encyclopedia of Crystals. Beverly: Fair Winds Press, 2006. Print.
Millman, Dan. The Laws of Spirit: Simple, Powerful Truths for Making Life Work. California: H J Kramer Inc., 1995. Print.