Most of us who have attended school, have probably learnt about some principles that operate in the outer Universe, discovered by scientists, such as the law of gravity. These are usually called natural laws or mathematical laws. However, there are other laws that rule the hidden spiritual planes, which you most likely have never heard of at school, especially if you grew up in a Western society.

Have you heard of the 88 universal laws?

The 88 Universal Laws rule all aspects of creation, events, conditions and circumstances experienced by everyone personally or collectively.

If you look at ancient mystical and esoteric teachings dating back over 5,000 years from Ancient Egypt to Ancient Greece and to the Vedic tradition of Ancient India, you’ll find out that all have as their common thread these Spiritual Laws of the Universe.

What are the 88 Universal Laws?

Universal laws are rules or patterns that can be applied to everything in the Universe, including our thoughts.

Some authors believe they can fit into four categories:

The Basic Laws of Life:

The Law of Resistance, The Law of Attraction, The Law of Projection, The Law of Request, The Law of Attachment, The Law of Reflection

The Laws of Creation:

The Law of Flow, The Law of Abundance, The Law of Attention, The Law of Clarity, The Law of Prosperity, The Law of Success, The Law of Intention, The Law of Manifestation

The Laws of Higher Awareness:

The Law of Karma, The Law of Reincarnation, The Law of Balance, The Law of Responsibility, The Law of Affirmation, The Law of Challenge, The Law of Discrimination, The Law of Prayer, The Law of Meditation

The Laws of Higher Frequency:

The Law of Vibration, The Law of Miracles, The Law of Blessings, The Law of Healing, The Law of Purification, The Law of One, The Law of Faith, The Law of Gratitude, The Law of Perspective, The Law of Decree, The Law of Grace

How many Universal Laws are there?

So if you’re still with me and have read other blog articles about the Laws of the Universe, you might be a bit confused and wondering how many Universal Laws are there after all? Some claim there are 7, others say there are 12, 20, 33, 88, 105 universal laws or even more!

A quick Google search will provide you with many different numbers as to how many laws are in existence. There are also many books which refer to specific numbers of Universal Laws. Let’s take a quick look at some examples.

The Kybalion: Hermetic Philosophy, from 1908 claims there are 7 Laws of the Universe.

  1. The Principle of Mentalism
  2. The Principle of Correspondence
  3. The Principle of Vibration
  4. The Principle of Polarity
  5. The Principle of Rhythm
  6. The Principle of Cause and Effect
  7. The Principle of Gender

The Light Shall Set You Free  from 1998, by Dr. Milanovich and Dr. McCune state there are 12 Laws and 21 sub-laws. The 12 Universal Laws are:

  1. The Law of Divine Oneness
  2. The Law of Vibration
  3. The Law of Action
  4. The Law of Correspondence
  5. The Law of Cause and Effect
  6. The Law of Compensation
  7. The Law of Attraction
  8. The Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy
  9. The Law of Relativity
  10. The Law of Polarity
  11. The Law of Rhythm
  12. The Law of Gender

The Universal sub laws are:

1. Aspiration to A Higher Power
2. Charity
3. Compassion
4. Courage
5. Dedication
6. Faith
7. Forgiveness
8. Generosity
9. Grace
10. Honesty
11. Hope
12. Joy
13. Kindness
14. Leadership
15. Non interference
16. Patience
17. Praise
18. Responsibility
19. Self-Love
20. Thankfulness
21. Unconditional Love

The “Lighting the Light Within” book from Dick Sutphen (1987) mentions 20 Universal Laws.

  1. The Law of Harmony
  2. The Law of Reincarnation and Karma
  3. The Law of Wisdom
  4. The Law of Grace
  5. The Law of Soul Evolution
  6. The Law of Bodhisattva
  7. The Law of Vibrational Attainment
  8. The Law of Free Will
  9. The Law of One
  10. The Law of Manifestation
  11. The Law of Conscious Detachment
  12. The Law of Gratitude
  13. The Law of Fellowship
  14. The Law of Resistance
  15. The Law of Attraction
  16. The Law of Reflection
  17. The Law of Unconditional Love
  18. The Law of Magnetic Affinities
  19. The Law of Abundance
  20. The Law of Divine Order

These are only a few examples, as there are many more books stating completely different numbers of Universal Laws. However, it’s clear that some of them are always mentioned, such as the famous Law of Attraction and the Law of Vibration.

Why are the Universal Laws important?

No matter how many Universal Laws you believe to exist, once you start understanding, applying and aligning yourself with some of them, you will start experiencing transformation in every area of your life beyond that which you have ever dared to imagine.

All humans incarnate on Earth to experience life in a physical body and evolve in consciousness (consciousness evolution journey). You can see it as a test in order to ascend towards enlightenment.  This Planet is the place where we learn our lessons in the form of experiences, people’s encounters and life events. All these experiences are the effects of laws we apply with our thoughts and actions. The laws that we apply, manifest in the form of 3D situations, and determine whether or not we pass those tests.

Therefore, the awareness and understanding of these laws will help us deal with our life circumstances and master the lessons that we come across daily. The consciousness evolution journey is not an easy path and it can take many lifetimes to reach enlightenment. We will keep returning to Earth to experience the same challenges until we resolve those issues.

It is then useful to know the Universal Laws to gain a better, well-rounded knowledge of how the Universe works so that with conscious daily effort and patience, we can establish laws of greater harmony and harvest abundance at all levels in our lives.

Love and Light x