I’ve been an avid Law of Attraction (LOA) practitioner for about 8 years now.

I first learned of this universal truth 14 years ago. I dabbled with it a bit here and there for quite some time (well, 6 years if you do the math). But I didn’t develop a consistent application of it in my life until 2012. It was then that I realized I was spending endless hours studying LOA and not very much time applying it in my daily life.

Some incredibly adverse circumstances caused me to begin correcting that error right away. I started to fine-tune my ability to direct my thoughts and keep my vibration at optimal levels for manifestation success; two very important LOA basics.

Doing just these two things instantly changed my attraction game for the better. As my skills continued to improve, my life improved drastically. LOA is mad cool stuff and I highly recommend it as a fundamental life practice.

However, it is not the only universal law. But it has gained so much popularity that I feel people are either unaware of or quick to dismiss the other eleven universal laws.

All of these laws play an intricate part in energetically designing the life we want. Not to mention that they are simply a key component of being a good human!

Developing an understanding of each of them, and consistently applying them in your life, will result in notable changes! Changes for the better!

So … let’s take a look at ALL 12 Universal Laws together …


This law states that everything in the universe is in constant motion. Everything vibrates. There are many different frequencies with which things vibrate, but everything is always in a constant state of vibration. ALWAYS.

When you recognize this basic tenet you become more in-tune to the vibrations in the environment around you (as well as your own). As you grow into being able to adjust your frequency, things of like frequency will align themselves with you (yes, this is the foundational law for LOA).

If you are not able to adjust your own frequency yet, this law can still be very helpful for you. Use it to remove people, places, and things which are energetically vibrating at a frequency you do not want in your life. When you are uncomfortable in a certain surrounding, around a certain person, or even in the presence of an object, remove yourself. Leave the place, gracefully dismiss yourself from the person, or get rid of the object. Doing this consistently will create a remarkable degree of change in your life.


This law states that like vibrational frequencies attract like vibrational frequencies. Positive vibration attracts positive vibration. Negative vibration attracts negative vibration. Think joyfulness attracts joyfulness, aggravation attracts aggravation.

It seems that many people can intellectually understand this law, but few have a real grasp of how powerfully present it is in their lives. It is always at work. If you dip into negativity for just a moment it can change the direction of your day.

The next time someone aggravates you in traffic and you allow that energy to stay with you, pay attention. The rest of your day will be laden with things that irritate you. Likewise, getting truly caught up in someone else’s joy will fill the rest of your day with pleasant social interactions. It’s really a beautiful phenomenon. It lends a comforting sense of certainty to life. If you maintain a high positive vibration, only things of the same vibration can enter your physical space. Guaranteed! Every time! No question about it 😉

BUT, remain mindful that this law responds only to true emotions. You can’t fake your way through it. You have to train yourself to stay in a GENUINELY positive emotional state as much as you can!


This law states that there are both masculine and feminine energies in ALL things. We live in a society where male and female roles are often rigidly separated. It is frowned upon for a person of one gender to display qualities of the opposite gender. Yet both genders possess masculine and feminine qualities. And to live outside the recognition of this principle strips you of your power. Many internal struggles are caused by the lack of unity experienced when you do not recognize that both gender energies are at work within you.

If masculine energy is left to act on its own, it has a tendency to act without restraint, order, or reason. This results in chaos. If feminine energy is left to act on its own, it has a tendency to sit in a state of reflection, not actually doing anything. This results in stagnation. The two must work together. When they are in harmony, it is evidenced by thoughtful action. This results in success.


This law states that energy is like a pendulum. It swings to the right and then it swings to the left. The entire universe is involved in this predictable energetic oscillation. Back and forth. To and fro. A perfect rhythm.

This law can be observed in the rising and setting of the sun and moon, the ebb and flow of the tides, the coming and going of the seasons, and in the rhythmic swing of consciousness and unconsciousness.

You can observe this law at work in your own life as well. If you pay attention to patterns in your mental, physical, and emotional states it will become apparent to you that they swing back and forth just like a pendulum.

Those who have mastered universal law know that it is best to refrain from getting either overly excited or allowing anything to push them too far into a negative state of mind. Instead, they accept the natural rhythm of life, the swing of the pendulum, without allowing it to venture too far out in either direction.


This law states that our outer world is a direct reflection of our inner world. As without, so within. The thoughts you foster and the deepest beliefs you hold about yourself are physically manifested all around you. If you wish to alter these manifestations, you must do so by changing your inner world.

Take a good, long look at the reality of your inner world and actively work on molding it into that which you wish to see manifest in your physical reality.


This law states that all things have an opposite; joy and sorrow, day and night, dark and light, up and down. Without one the other cannot exist.

Working with this law can help you redirect negative patterns and destructive behaviors in your life. When you recognize that your thoughts and feelings are not serving you, it provides an opportunity to turn them in the direction of their opposite.

If you feel sad, do something that brings you joy. If you are irritable, do something that soothes you. If you feel tense, do something that relaxes you. Replace those things which bring negative energy into your life with things which promote a more positive energy.

Practicing this law is very empowering and teaches you to look for and utilize solutions, rather than dwelling on problems.


This law states that all things are interconnected and come from one source. This is one of the most difficult laws for us to truly grasp. We don’t have very much trouble understanding that all energy emanates from one source, but seem to struggle with truly comprehending that all is one. There is no separation. None. Not even a little bit. ALL is ONE.

Every person, place, and thing IS a perfect expression of the Divine. This even applies to people, places, and things that we find off-putting. And yes, it applies to things which disgust us, offend us, frighten us, etc.

I am the first to admit that it feels impossible to embrace this law at times. BUT recognizing and working with this concept is paramount to achieving our highest state of being. Physically, emotionally, mentally, and materially.

So, I say, start trying to wrap your head around the concept. I know I am. And when you stumble across something that makes you cringe at the idea that it is part of the same Divine energy as yourself, then shift your thoughts elsewhere. You don’t have to accept it right off. But you MUST NOT allow yourself to bash it. Not with your thoughts. And certainly not with your words. Just let it be and move on.

Taking this approach will spur growth, and little by little, over time, you will find that your acceptance of ALL as ONE expands. Stretch it as far as you can. Every little advance in living in harmony with this law will bring great blessing to your physical reality. AND that’s a good thing!


This law states that all things are made ‘real’ because of the fact that they can be compared to other things. Good could not hold meaning to us if we did not have bad to compare it too. It would simply be. Without meaning.

You assign meaning to things as a result of your comparison of them to other things. It serves you best to stay mindful of the fact that your perspective forms your thoughts and your thoughts form your reality.

Regardless of what is happening in your life at the moment, there will always be someone who has it better than you and someone who has it worse than you.

Do not define things as good, bad, big, small, etc. Simply accept that they are. Energy is always manifesting. It is on the move. Period.


This law states that energy is perpetually moving and it will ALWAYS manifest. Higher vibrational energy will always consume lower vibrational energy. So, it is not necessary to ‘work’ toward changing our lives. It is more fruitful to simply ‘allow them to be changed’ through the perpetual motion of energy.

This does not mean that you don’t have to do anything at all. You too are energy. You too are always moving and manifesting. However, it assures you that if you put your focus on maintaining a high vibration, your life will naturally work out for your highest good.

Ahhhhhhhh! That’s simple stuff! Go about your daily business. Do it with a good attitude. Done.


This law states that what we reap is a direct result of what we have sown. Always do what you can to give out into the world those things you would like to receive from it. Be generous. Share abundance. Be kind. Show respect. And … well, you get the idea!

Often people will do something kind or generous for someone and then look for that same person to treat them with kindness and generosity. When the person does not reciprocate in the way they expect, they decide that this law (often referred to as karma) is a farce.

Don’t let this trip you up. It is not a farce. It does not state that you will receive exactly what you gave in return. And it certainly doesn’t state that you will receive anything at all back from whence you gave it. As a matter of fact, I cannot recall even one time that it has worked that way for me. You will receive in the same measure as you put out there though. For sure. 100%.

But there is no telling what it will be or where it will come from. Simply be assured that the Universe will bring precisely what you need at the very moment you need it. She is ingenious. AND she will delight you every time!


This law states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Every single thought and every single action produce a wave of energy that ripples out into the Universe. There it creates an effect. Negative thoughts and actions create undesirable effects. Positive thoughts and actions create desirable effects. But make no mistake, ALL thoughts and actions create an effect.

This is a never-ending chain which loops throughout all of creation. Every cause (thought and action) has an effect, and every effect becomes the cause of something else.

It is easy to grasp the full concept of this law if we take a look at the cause and effect action of diet, work, and rest in our lives. When we overindulge in these things we find that we suffer from adverse physical conditions/symptoms. Overeating causes weight gain and health issues. Working long hours causes fatigue and mental fogginess. Sleeping too much causes lethargy. Get it! Of course you do 😉


This law states that we must perform the actions necessary to reach the goals we wish to achieve.

Maintaining a positive vibration is perhaps the most important thing you can do in your life. In my opinion, it actually is the MOST important thing. No holds barred!

However, that does not mean that action is not necessary if you want to see your deepest desires come to pass in this lifetime. You simply can’t sit around on your butt thinking happy thoughts and expect the Universe to deliver your wildest fantasies to your doorstep. She won’t. BUT if you take the action steps necessary to perpetuate her response, it will speed things right along for you! So … how do you choose the ‘right steps’?

Start by taking the path of least resistance. If you are struggling, you are likely on the wrong path. Things should feel good, or at the very least they should feel right. That is not to say that you won’t experience challenges. You will. But challenge is healthy and productive, and you can feel that. It promotes self-growth. Go with it! Struggle on the other hand feels negative. It promotes frustration and anxiety. Avoid it!

The bottom line … take positive ‘feel good’ action every day.

And there they are …

The 12 Laws of the Universe!

Love them. Hate them. Work with them. Or work against them. It is entirely up to you!

But be aware, that they are in full effect at all times. They NEVER fail. So if you are working against them you are working against yourself 😦

I would love to hear your thoughts on these laws in the comments. Have you heard of all of them? Or just a few? Or is this your first exposure to them?

Are you using any of them in your life right now? Tell me which ones, and how you feel practicing them is working to your advantage.

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As always, your presence is greatly appreciated. I adore that you are here. And I just know that we are going to have great fun together ❤

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