Law and Order: The 5 Universal Laws

In recent years more and more people have heard about the Law of Attraction (LoA). Whether they heard through a friend, read the book “The Secret” or watched a movie, a lot of focus has been brought to this particular law. Recent focus may have centred on the LoA, but did you know that there are in fact 5 Universal Laws?

The Five Universal Laws

Everything that has been created can be explained using these 5 laws. These 5 laws give order to our universe and should not be considered in isolation.

The First Law or ‘principle’ states that consciousness is the causation of all creation.
The Second is the Law of Intent
The Third is the Law of Vibration
The Fourth is the Law of Attraction
The Fifth is the Law of Allowing

Here is a brief introduction to each of these below.


The First Principle states that consciousness is pure, positive, creative potential, and that consciousness creates via thought. Everything that you witness with your eyes results from the creation of consciousness. Consciousness exists independent of physical bodies. Consciousness is eternal. It is the directing and animating principle of the universe. The First Principle is the foundation upon which all universal laws proceed.

The Law of Intent

Due to the fact that consciousness is not dependent on physical structures, it has, at all times, the power of choice. The Law of Intent states that free will is an inherent attribute of consciousness and can never be taken away. A human being, in the spirit-mind-body framework, is consciousness associated with a body, and has free choice at all times, regardless of appearances to the contrary.

Whatever a person decides to be or do is a personal decision. No one else can think, choose, decide, or feel for another. In other words, every conscious being has the ability to decide for himself or herself, without interference from anyone else. The Law of Intent means that it is possible to become a conscious creator, for the universe is designed to support our decisions. The Law of Intent is inseparably bound with its compatriots, the Law of Vibration and the Law of Attraction. Together they guarantee ultimate personal freedom, if properly understood and applied!

The Law of Vibration

The Law of Vibration states that all things can be considered to be vibratory in nature. Matter and energy are vibrational in nature, for all things are made of atoms. Atoms vibrate internally as electrons oscillate around the nucleus, and are comparatively as far away from it as the planets are from the sun. The atom is a vibration because it is internally in motion.

Thought is also a vibration, because it too is alive, coming forth directly from consciousness. The thoughts and emotions of a conscious being generate a vibrational signal to the rest of the universe, carried upon the universal medium of thought. The universe is a field of consciousness.

Space is not empty. Quantum physics postulates that space contains a sea of virtual particles, winking in and out of existence. This concept has been understood for millennia. The Maitri Upanishad mentions the two aspects of Brahman, the higher and the lower. The higher Brahman being the unmanifest Supreme reality which is soundless, totally quiescent and restful, the lower being the Shabda Brahman which vibrationally manifests itself into materiality.

All things in existence have a unique vibrational signature, or footprint. An activated vibration will generate a vibrational response from the rest of the universe. Think of a tuning fork. In its deactivated state a quiescent tuning fork sends forth no signal; however, when the tuning fork is struck, it emits its characteristic sound.  A sound is a vibration, carried upon the molecules of the air. An activated thought is also a vibration, carried upon the universal energy of consciousness itself, which pervades the universe. This energy has been traditionally called chi, prana, or life force energy. As Dr. David Hawkins asserts, “The universe is a field of consciousness.” Again, this idea has been understood for millennia. In our western societies, we have just forgotten, which may explain why many of us feel stressed and over worked.

The implications of this are enormous, for it means that a person is in constant communication, vibrationally, with the world around him or her. It means that others will respond to the way you think and feel. The Law of Vibration leads directly to the very important universal principle called the Law of Attraction.

The Law of Attraction

The Law of Attraction states, ‘like attracts like.’ Whatever you focus your thoughts upon will be drawn into your experience. Thoughts are magnetic and so attract to them more thoughts like it. Emotions and feelings are powerful amplifiers to thought. It is an energy phenomenon. It does not matter whether you desire the thing you are focusing upon. That which you are thinking and feeling will be drawn into your experience regardless. That is why the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. It is why the better it gets, the better it gets, and the worse it gets, the worse it gets. That is why fighting something you don’t want will always draw it into your experience. Think of yourself as a large magnet that draws to itself that which it is focused upon, and you will have the concept.

Conscious Creation

One of the corollary’s of the Law of Attraction is the principle of conscious creation. In order to get what you want, you must deliberately create it, through the conscious exercise of your free will choices. If you do not, your life will be created for you by default, most likely through your own unconscious belief system reinforced by the thoughts, ideas and beliefs floating around in the mass consciousness, or by picking up and buying into the beliefs of others. A conscious creator causes things to happen in his or her life!

The Law of Allowing

The application of the previous four laws depend upon the fifth. It is vital to maintain a pure creative vibration aligned precisely to your desire. Resistance, indicated by negative emotion, places counter-thought and counter-intention into your creative vision. You can work, and work, and work and still not succeed, because the effectiveness of all action cycles is dependent upon your state of being. This is precisely the opposite of what many of us have been taught. However, the Universe has been designed to support your decisions and your vibrational orientation. Action is a subset of thought, for thought precedes action.

The Law of Gestation

Everything in life requires a gestation period. When you want something you want it now! However, no matter how skilled or resourceful you are there is always a time lag between the original conception and the manifestation or achievement of the goal. The creative process takes time! Allowing what is wanted essentially keeps your attention on the wanted thing, and off of the fact that you don’t have it yet. This keeps your vibrational signal oriented in the right direction, and allows you to rendezvous with the people and resources that match up with you.

By not resisting the wanted thing you allow the law of ‘like attracts like’ to work in your favour. Whatever you place your attention on you get more of. By relaxing into your creative process you strengthen your intention and become a more powerful attracting magnet for the things you want, and a more effective co-creator. In short, allowing is the aligning of your vibration with that of your desire.

When your thoughts, your focus and your intent are exclusively on what is wanted, you feel relaxed, joyful and lighthearted about the goal. Paradoxically, the more joyful you are, the less hard you have to work, and the more powerful and effective are your actions.