The other aspect, Natural law (aka Divine Law) is (meta)physical. NL is a body of laws considered as derived from nature, right reason, or religion, and is ethically binding in human society. Natural Laws are fundamentally simple, and very straightforward to understand. These laws reveal intention that the Universe is in Order, and that there are philosophical, scientific, and religious precepts which provide an overview of how that Order comes to be:
“Natural Law is that law which God (divine power/source) has set in motion to govern all that has been created or is in being. It is immutable and unchangeable and we know of no instance where the Source (Infinite Intelligence-God) has set aside that law in response to any human appeal nor suspended that law for any other reason.”
‘NL’ can best be put as the sum total of GOD in manifestation and action. Whereby Truth is individually relative; everything is in divine order. These Laws establish power, functions, attributes, and phases throughout various planes of the universe. The purpose of natural law is to insure a progressive or successive cycle in evolution, regardless of what obstacles man creates.
I will list the Natural Laws as best can be achieved, notating where there may be crossover with Physical Law. Natural law is always constructive, even when it appears, by lack of understanding, to be destructive. This is similar in understanding how things seemingly are falling apart around us at times and instead of seeing when we are growing, or needing to learn and move through a particular lesson, we instead fall to our knees and say out loud, why is this happening to me?
Natural law follows a pattern of need, not just for today, but for the continuation of the universe. Man, in order to insure his own continued evolution, must come into a full understanding of the law. As you go through this list, make notations as to which laws are in lock step with chapters and content that is discussed in the book. You will see that there is much crossover between physical and spiritual realm, for as within, so without.
[A composite definition of Natural Law is presented accordingly by SAM, Inc (Reproduced from Natural Law Workbook, Sam, Inc. © 1980)
Law of Abundance
This is a law based on one’s ability to live in the conscious awareness of the source of all things. Only when one recognizes his oneness with the infinite can one manifest the law of abundance in his life. The law of thought is useful in the application of the law of abundance, for as a man thinketh, so he will become. If we think supply, or plenty, we succeed in the enjoyment of it. As we demonstrate this law in our everyday life, we attract others, to us who are seeking abundance, both spiritually and materially. Spiritually, your individual consciousness is the law’ thus you control your supply. Being in tune with, or being a part of the source, you can continually produce your needs or the outer expression of the inner being.
Law of Attraction
The action suggested by this law is that the creations of like vibrations tend to be attracted to each other. This attraction is considered magnetic in nature. There are two distinct approaches to this law:
Material, whereby two like objects like repel (or are unattracted to each other); Spiritual, whereby two like objects attract each other.
Look around and you will see that people select the company of persons with whom they are comfortable and have like understandings. Remember, the old adage ‘birds of a feather, flock together’, or ‘you can tell a person by the company he keeps’. This is a spiritual reflection. We also can attract from the unseen side of life since the same laws govern. We often see the manifestations of this law within our daily lives. Mental—you are what you think, and that is what you attract.
Law of Balance
It is by understanding this law that we find the true meaning of equilibrium. There is a counterbalancing effect within this law, and through this effect an even or level state of mind can be achieved. Many Spiritualists are familiar with one aspect of this law, for most are aware of this statement: ‘Under all circumstances, keep an even mind’. When one really understands this law, the gate to poise and power are opened. Balance and perfection are normal states. The law commands that all actions of any nature between pairs of opposites in nature, or between men, must be equal, balanced. The unbalancing of any situation causes negative reactions.
Law of Cause and Effect
Every action has an appropriate reaction. Each of us sets this law in motion every day, every moment as we think, and act. For, what we create, we live with, be it joy or sorrow. This law demands that each person be solely responsible for himself for he is an individual creating a cause which results in an effect. This is the basis of all law. When we discuss this law, we must mention those laws most closely aligned with it for there is a great deal of interblending with this law, so the following are discussed for reference:
Law of Compensation: You get back exactly what you give out-we must amend for the errors that we make, and we are recognized for the goodness that we do.
Law of Retribution: Each of us receives according to what we have earned.
Law of Karma: As a man sows, so shall he reap. Every action may have its karmic reaction, but we are free to choose our own actions. Thus, even though a karma adherent may say that we are living under karmic debts from the past, we are still free to choose how we will meet and pay those debts. (See Law of Free Will.)
Law of Sequence: includes all activity grouped under the general heading of cause and effect. For this is the karmic law as well as the law of retaliation… nothing ever occurs by chance. There must be and there is an efficient precedent for every consequence. Nothing stands alone and no act can be totally isolated.
Law of Moral Consequence: As a man sows, so he will reap by succession of consequence collectively here and individually hereafter.
Law of Continuity
Referring to a process of evolution this principle grounded in philosophy states that there is no break in nature and nothing passes from one state to another without passing through all the intermediate stages of existence. This law actually “warns us” that the natural law does not stop with the visible, then giving place to a new set of laws bearing a strong similitude to them. We must recognize that this law covers the spectrum from the Law of Matter through the Law of the Spiritual. In this understanding, we find the law is the revelation of time and the law alone is the authority.
Law of Correspondence
This law again operates completely in that it manifests its unceasing operation everywhere we turn. We cannot logically deny those things in affinity. This law provides that the internal of any object-whether person, thought, or thing is ever represented in the external, and vice versa. Literally, the internal and external are united and thus correspond to each other. Each physical manifestation can be expressed in spiritual terms. For example, trees correspond to the tree of knowledge; gold to the celestial goodness; silver to spiritual truth. In reality, all external things exist in an invisible condition and the recognized form is the manifestation of its inward reality.
Law of Desirability
This law is concerned with the natural desire of most people to seek knowledge and to understand. It is through this effort that one expands his own awareness.
Law of Freedom
This is a very important and powerful law for it is this law which makes man aware of the fact that he has the power of unlimited choice-man lives as he chooses. He can desire to progress and take such action, or he can limit himself to suffering and unhappiness. This law guarantees us the choice, the right to choose our own path. The law of freedom allows one to approach life’s situations in a positive manner, thereby giving us all the ability to change any situation.
Law of Harmony/Rhythm
This law is closely related to vibration. However, harmony/rhythm is motion and all motion within the universe is dominated. This particular flowing order produces the various manifestations of the universe. But, while everything is in the state of vibration there must be a rhythmic consistency to produce a specific manifestation. The key to awareness is to understand how to regulate this vibration, thus changing the motion/rhythm and producing an orderly, harmonious flow.
Law of Life
This law is sometimes described in spiritual literature as the one law behind all laws. It is the law of life that gives expression and existence to everything else. The law of life is God’s law. It is the controlling force of the relationship between man and the Infinite source/power or that which may be termed God. As through our own being we have the ability to adjust ourselves to the higher vibrations, we are able to express the God power within our every action and thought.
Law of Limitation
This law is the means by which, through a concentration of power we reject the irrelevant. For example, we learn to set goals and eliminate the excesses. We learn not to overdo for this causes an imbalance, however, do not limit oneself either. By limitation of selection of goals, we will focus on those points which will best help us reach our goal. Weigh the total situation, and one can then transcend to that point called individuality.
Law of Love
The law of love is the creative source and power of all life. The realization of this law is the highest goal to be attained; love is purifying. It is the power that lifts the heart and soul to the highest spiritual awareness and living in this law provides one with freedom from negativity, jealousy, hate, resentment, and revenge. This new found freedom leaves us free to pursue the positive goals of peace, harmony, happiness and contentment. The love principle is the action of giving and its reaction of re-giving; it is the constructive force of all forces and thus the highest vibration.
Law of Mind
This law provides the understanding that the higher mind has authority or direction over the lower mind which, in turn, gives form and manifestation to all matter. By the total use of the power of concentration and in some cases, meditation, the lower mind can be brought into attunement with the higher mind (higher self). Thus, in many instances man can control his surroundings to a great degree. By using the power of the mind man can direct his life, his thoughts, and the flow of energy to meet his demand. All manner of manifestation can be controlled when the mind is activated and motivated properly.
Law of Prosperity
This law underlies the mental processes that are an important part of such laws as the law of desire, law of thought, and law of mind. Nothing is impossible to one that has the will to control his life. If we accept negativity, poverty, lack and self limitation, they will be ours. If on the other hand we refuse to accept these negative conditions and instead recognize that we are a part of the divine, a part of the total universe and we rightfully deserve all that is, then there is no boundary, no limit to the prosperity we can achieve. See yourself in prosperous circumstances. Accept it and believe it! Accept it and allow the magnet of the law of prosperity to work.
Law of Thought
This law encompasses the law of contradiction; the law of excluded middle and the law of identity. Thought is the incalculable energy force of the universe. It encompasses and pervades all that is tangible to our senses here and hereafter. Thought vibrations established by a healthy, active mind serves three functions: It determines whether a thought is constructive or destructive; the intensity of the thought as to negative and positive; it determines direction.
Law of Transmutation
This law provides that all manifestations of both the physical and ethereal nature are of one and the same substance. Science refers to this substance as ‘energy’ while some religions and philosophies refer to this same substance as ‘spirit’. This substance is the rate of vibration which determines the outward manifestation of spirit. As we change our vibration, we also change the manifestation or the demonstration accordingly.
Law of Truth
This is the knowledge of the understanding of right thinking, acting, and living. Truth does prevail! It is the law of truth that is ever driving us onward toward a higher awareness, a higher understanding. We strive to know the truth of all things. This law moves full circle to teach us correct understanding and thus results in the demonstration of right thinking and action.
Law of Vibration
This law teaches that all things in the universe exist in a state of motion called vibration. Their rate of vibration dictates the form or state of being that they assume. Because, the rate of motion differs with each different type of matter, we have a variety of objects and forms in the universe. Understanding the law of vibration helps man to better control his environment. Spiritually speaking, man can attempt to change the rate of vibration of his mind or soul, and attempt to attune to a more refined state of awareness. Another way in which man can control his environment through the law of vibration is demonstrated in the area of thought. We can create a positive or negative situation, a productive or non-productive situation, through the way we think. Positive/Negative thoughts influence ourselves and others and behavioral patterns, thus reinforcing the premise that ‘thoughts are things’.