The 12 Universal Laws & How to Practice Them Spiritually

Sam Boomer


An open book with each page displaying the 12 universal laws. A hand holds the pages open.

The 12 Universal Laws are not a standard you’re being judged by in the sense we think of the law. There is no punishment for not falling in line.

It would defeat the purpose of you being here in this incarnation as being with free will choice.

What these ‘laws’ refer to are a set of principles that govern the flow of creation and manifestation within our known universe.

When you first hear of the 12 universal laws, your mind will undoubtedly turn to the law of attraction. It’s by far the most well-known and the one people feel would most benefit them.

And it’s understandable.

So many around the world are lacking in abundance or simply want to find their soulmate. But there is so much more to the 12 Laws of the Universe than manifestation.

When you take these spiritual laws as a complete holistic teaching, instead of isolating one aspect, you can bring incredible change to your life in a short space of time.

If you feel like you’ve been fumbling around in the dark trying to find the light that will lead the way forward on your spiritual journey – here are 12 that, when combined, will bring illumination into your life.

1. The Law of Divine Oneness

The law of oneness is the unifying aspect of consciousness that connects us on the energetic and soul level.

The state of oneness is where we began our journey from source and the creator. You understand the teaching of this law by realising that every thought, word, action, and choice will have an effect on the collective consciousness.

There is no escaping the influence we and others have on the world around us. It is our responsibility to hold ourselves accountable at all times by spreading positive, loving intent.

2. The Law of Vibration

A ripple of vibration on a lake.

Everything has its own unique vibration, and this works on two distinct levels.

In the first instance, it gives the illusion of physicality. Our world is made of trillions of tiny atoms, all vibrating so fast that they give the impression of an object being physical. On the meta-level, the vibration that an object – or sentient being – emanates is like a signature – a unique barcode. It exists on a wide spectrum.

In practical terms, the more positive emotions you embody, the more you raise your vibration. This, in turn, allows you to attract experiences that are signature frequency matched to you at that level.

This law of vibration is the precursor to the law of attraction that most people overlook.

3. The Law of Attraction

Two people holding hands with spirits and hearts connecting.

The law of attraction needs little introduction.

It’s become a part of pop culture thanks to the success of The Secret by Rhonda Byrne.

On the most basic level, it involves like attracting like. But for that to happen, you need to become a signature frequency match for the person, object or experience you’re trying to bring into your life.

In other words, you need to adjust your mindset from one of scarcity to one of abundance and raise your vibration to match the level of the things you desire.

That is the real secret of the law of attraction. Your manifestations don’t come from endless affirmations. It comes from the feeling within. Your affirmations are a prayer, and those prayers are the feeling that comes from within.

4. The Law of Action

Many people are often confused about why the law of attraction isn’t working for them – this that reason.

You can engage in all the manifestation exercises you want. But if you’re sitting around all day waiting for things to magically appear in your life, you will be disappointed.

The law of attraction and action have a synergistic relationship with one another.

To think that you instantly manifest experiences without any effort is the mark of an immature soul. The universe isn’t a wet nurse. You have to meet it halfway.

Your action creates your manifestations.

5. The Law of Correspondence

A person's hand with the same constellation as the sky symbolising the law of correspondence.

The law of correspondence dovetails with the law of oneness and attraction.

It states that your outer world will invariably match how you feel on the inside. So, the way you treat yourself is of paramount importance.

This principle of this law is balance, and so the meaning of correspondence in this sense is parity.

There will always be a direct link to the way you treat yourself and the experiences you draw into your field.

This doesn’t mean you should be scared of ever having a negative thought again. It’s simply asking you to exercise mindfulness.

Become aware of your thoughts. Look for the patterns that are informing your behaviour and creating the world around you, and take note of how you’re shaping your reality.

6. The Law of Cause and Effect

The premise of this law is that everything is divinely orchestrated.

Nothing is a coincidence.

As for every cause, there must be an effect. And every effect must be rooted in a cause of some description. On the surface, this law might not have the same allure as the law of attraction, but it still provides a practical lesson.

And that is…

Everything present in your life right now has a cause, and that cause was also the effect, another cause that preceded it. Do you follow?

It’s encouraging hindsight, asking you to question what part you played in getting to where you are now and what, if anything, you could have done differently.

It’s a lesson about introspection.

7. The Law of Compensation

Dirt on the left, and a handful of seeds in the middle, and a bountiful harvest on the right symbolising the compensation of the effort.

This isn’t to be confused with the law of attraction. The law of compensation doesn’t involve your intentional manifestation. But instead, focuses on the good you can do for others, which in turn brings its own rewards.

It’s essentially the law of karma under a different name.

However, it works both positively and negatively. The more you give yourself in service to others, the more good fortune you’ll experience.

But the more harm you cause, the more you bring those same actions back on yourself. In a way, it’s a combination of the law of attraction and the law of cause and effect.

8. The Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy

Nothing exists an absolute in this universe.

This law teaches us that we have the power to change our circumstances by enacting our free will. But it also states our thoughts that turn into actions will eventually be transmuted into physical form.

In the physical expression, energy cannot be destroyed; it can only be transmuted to another form.

For example, the debris from a dying star isn’t destroyed. It is atomised into carbon molecules. These particles then drift throughout space, eventually seeding life on other worlds.

And that same transmutation applies to our spiritual nature. We have the power to transform our energies from dark to light and from lower to higher vibrations with the conscious enactment of our choice.

9. The Law of Relativity

The law of relativity is another introspective teaching. It states that everything we experience is neither good nor bad.

It just is.

Nothing can be assigned a value until we compare it with something else. Without our judgement, everything we encounter remains in neutrality, unable to affect us on the mental, emotional and spiritual layers of our perception.

The law of relativity is asking us to maintain a balanced perspective.

It’s only by comparing ourselves with others that we would ever deny our own innate genius.

We all have it within. But we all present it in our own unique way.

That is the fallacy of comparison. Relativity, above all else, is a lesson in groundedness. It is the essence of coming into alignment with yourself and celebrating your gifts.

10. The Law of Polarity

A lush forest on the left, with a barren one on the right.

You could also think of polarity as the concept of duality.

It states that everything in existence has an opposite, which is necessary for us to grasp the meaning of its experience.

For example, if we only ever knew hot, how would we be able to know it represents one end of the scale? Without cold to give it meaning, there would be no concept of temperature. And the same goes for countless other concepts that make up our reality.

The law of polarity provides us with the opportunity to use our discernment by recognising the difference that exists within our reality. It allows us to experience positive and negative experiences.

We can only appreciate the moments of joy we find because we’ve had to fight through so much pain to find them. Without polarity, there would be no experience – only is-ness.

11. The Law of Rhythm (Perpetual Motion)

There is a crossover here with the perpetual transmutation of energy.

What this law tells us is that life is an ever-evolving drama. It is in a constant state of flux, trying to remind us of the cyclical nature of our experience.

When we become too attached to any one object or situation, we create thought constructs that can limit our perception. Being open to all possibilities is vitally important for our growth.

What is your truth today may become the very thing that holds you back tomorrow.

But we should embrace this as an opportunity for expansion and not as the loss of something that cannot be replaced. We live in a finite world. One in which the only constant is change.

12. The Law of Gender

A yin and yang in the background of a day and night evening across a lake with clouds.

In this context, gender does not refer to the physicality of the male and female form. It refers to the energy of the divine masculine and feminine that permeates throughout all aspects of the known universe.

It is the energy of Yin and Yang.

The law of gender teaches us there must be a balance of both these energies. When we drift too far into one or the other, it creates a sense of disharmony and disunity.

And this is true on both the personal and societal level. You can see the effect having a patriarchal society has on the world.

Problem-solving often relies on brute force and short-termism.

But if we’re to embody our true authentic selves, we need to cultivate the virtues of both genders. Balance is the key to progress.

How are the 12 Universal Laws Going to Affect Your Life?

What is the knowledge of these universal laws going to do for you?

When you become aware of these universal mechanics, the temptation – and tendency – is to try and bend them to your own will. You try and play them like a quasi-cosmic slot machine. It’s usually how most people react when learning about the law of attraction for the first time.

It’s understandable – many of us just want a better standard of living for us and those around us. There is nothing wrong with wanting to manifest abundance. It can solve a lot of issues.

But the law of attraction is only one of a dozen laws, and it’s almost inert unless you couple it with the law of action. 


What would you be able to achieve if you truly understood all 12 laws?

Manifestation is only one part of a wider skill set that will help you create the life you desire. What good is all the wealth in you can manifest if you’re still at odds with yourself? 

External wealth is only of value when you’ve achieved inner peace. 

The 12 universal laws are a roadmap of personal and spiritual development as well as a practical set of skills for furthering your journey. 

They’re the lens through which you view the world.

Once you’re aware of how the law of compensation operates, you strive to make your actions more benevolent. Once you truly understand the law of oneness, you will never want to harm another living ever again.

You don’t need to adhere to the 12 Universal Laws as a strict doctrine. 

But knowing how they work will make your life a great deal easier.

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Sam works to assist others in their transformative journey, enabling them to tap into their fullest potential and embrace the best version of themselves.