Hey everyone! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be doing a series of posts on the seven laws of the universe. It’s some pretty interesting stuff! Each post will focus on one law and give you some clear examples on how you can use it to make your life a more pleasurable and worthwhile experience. Regardless of your religion or faith, the concepts behind these laws are fundamental to freeing yourself and achieving a life a happiness.
If you this is your first time hearing about them, our hope is that this series of posts will give you a completely new perspective. If you have heard of them, but have yet to apply them or truly understand them, then hopefully these posts will help you utilize them to your full potential.
Below we’ve listed the seven laws:
- The Law of Relativity
- The Law of Perpetual Transmutation
- The Law of Vibration and Attraction
- The Law of Polarity
- The Law of Rhythm
- The Law of Cause and Effect
- The Law of Gender
First up is:
The Law of Relativity
The law of relativity states that nothing is good or bad, big or small. Everything just IS. Something or someone only takes on a certain quality by relating it to something else. The problem is, as humans, we have a tendency to compare everything and everyone to something or someone better, therefore making our world seem a lot worse than it actually is.
How often have you caught yourself looking at someone’s life and thinking, “Wow. That person has it all.” You then look at your own life only to feel miserable about the little that you perceive you have. Society and the media help perpetuate this problem by placing certain people on pedestals for their material achievements or outward appearances. You begin to feel pressure and stress, realizing that you don’t have enough, you’re not smart enough, or you’re not attractive enough. That stress causes you to work harder to achieve something that you believe you should have.
But here’s the problem: when you put yourself in a constant state of stress or anxiety, you prevent yourself from achieving what you actually want anyways.
So here’s the beauty of the law of relativity. You have the power to choose to whom and what you compare yourself. You also have to power to choose non-judgment and just exist. You can change the way you feel, and therefore the way you react, simply by switching to a thought that puts yourself in a more positive light. The power is in your hands.
Here are a few common comparisons that the majority of the population tends to make. These comparisons can be detrimental and keep you tied down to a life that doesn’t truly satisfy you.
How often have you said this, or something like it? Personally, we used to say it all the time. In reality, we weren’t broke at all. Did we have debt? Sure. Did we have late payments? Yep. Was our bank account always saying, “please feed me.” You betcha. But we weren’t broke. We had a roof over our heads, food on the table, took care of our pets, had transportation, and had every other necessity covered. That, my friends, made us rich relative to others who can’t afford such things. We started focusing on what we did have, which gave us the peace of mind to start working towards new sources of income.
How many times have you said this, or heard someone else say it? I’ve had people, who relative to me were slim, think that they were fat. This happened because they were comparing themselves to someone on TV or in a magazine or a skinnier version of themselves. Even if you’re someone with weight to lose, you don’t have to be fat. If I sat around all day feeling bad about myself and labeling myself as fat, do you think that would motivate me to nourish my body with healthy food and go to the gym? No way. Appreciate your body in its current physical form. Realize your strength. If you have two legs that walk, get out there and do it. Or two arms that can lift, get out there and do that. Even with weight to lose, I never feel fat because I know I am making healthy choices and work out. That makes me fit relative to people who don’t choose to do the same.
Whether it’s going for a certain position or trying to start your own business, how many times have you caught yourself saying, “I’m not good enough” or “I’m not qualified”? What gives this statement power is your comparison to others who have different qualifications, which you perceive to be better. They may have a higher degree than you or more experience in a specific field, but that doesn’t make them any better. You can choose to look at your strengths relative to people who are weaker in those same areas. By utilizing this form of empowerment, you gain the confidence to go after and achieve any goal.
Now the point of this is not to dwell on thoughts of people who have much worse lives than your own. Or to just settle with the way your life is. The point is to realize that you remove your personal power for change by always comparing yourself to people with better lives. It is important to shift your focus to more positive thoughts about yourself and others. When you start to do this, it becomes easier to change your life for the good. You take away the negativity, fear, and stress and replace it with positive emotions. With a positive state of mind, you’re able to achieve anything.