Spiritual Laws. The First Law is Acceptance.

There is something called “Spiritual Laws” or “Universal Laws”.  I am fascinated with them. Call it what you will, Spiritual laws, Universal laws or Natural laws. All are laws regardless of whether or not you believe them. The law of gravity, for instance, is not just a “belief.” It is true whether or not you believe it. Spiritual laws are not just beliefs, either; they are descriptions of how consciousness operates.

For example, years ago I had terrible allergies.  I was getting two allergy shots per week to temper the fire.  Needless to say, I wanted to stop the shots. I read in a book about something called NAET.  It is a method of ridding yourself of specific allergens. You begin by muscle testing for the substance while holding it.  Followed by then doing a series of acupressure movements along the bodies meridians associated with a particular kind of breathing.  There are three levels of treatment from base, to deeper level to DNA.  I muscle tested positive for everything from animal dander, to flowers, to trees, to dry cleaning substances, to mold etc.

 Crazy right?  I asked the Naturopath if I had to “believe”  this NAET thing in order for it to work. She said no. It works period.  Belief is not necessary.  Allergies cause kinks in the bodies meridian paths, once we unkink them, wa-laa you will be free from the allergy. She had me at “You don’t have to believe it”, none the less I had a positive attitude.  I did NAET for almost five years. One by one we knocked them out.  To this day, I am basically allergy free with the exception of animal dander.  My point is this-you don’t have to believe in Spiritual laws—but they exist regardless of what you believe. Just like gravity.  You throw something in the air—it’s coming down regardless of how you feel about it.

I have always known about Spiritual law on some level, but I decided it was time to pay attention and investigate. I am studying the “energy and vibration” of the universe. The first law of Spirit is The law of Acceptance.  It is the conscious choice to drop all forms of resistance and make the most of the present moment.  Acceptance isn’t about liking or approving of something.  It is about letting life flow and unfold without getting in the way.  Super easy to say, super hard to do. 

This absence of “againstness” (resistance) allows us to engage our reality in such a way that we can learn from it and strengthen our ability to function in this world. The truth of it is that resistance prolongs the negative experience, and acceptance allows for the possibility of changing our experiences by changing our attitudes.  Whether you lost your job, you went through breakup or a divorce, had a bad earnings year, your kid dropped out of college, someone dies or you were in an accident— there is value in accepting the situation as it is. And then realizing resistance of it doesn’t help—and then begin to try and change your attitude.

Marianne Williamson writes “The universe is both self-organizing and self-correcting.”  Thank Goodness.

She goes on to say, “Free will means you can think whatever you want to think. You cannot, however, make untrue what is true or true what is untrue. The universe does care about you. The universe is set up to work on your behalf. And the universe is capable of bringing miraculous transformation to any situation of brokenness or lack. Regardless of what has happened in your life, the universe is able and prepared to bring you comfort and repair. You are loved, and your purpose is to love. From a mind filled with infinite love comes the power to create infinite possibilities. We have the power to think in ways that reflect and attract all the love in the world.”

I am reminded of a garden hose.  You pull the hose into the yard to water a plant. You turn it on and it dribbles out. You realize there is a kink in the hose. You try to shake it out from afar. A little more flow comes out. Frustrated, you walk over and unkink the hose.  The water flows freely and then you can water.  It’s like the law of acceptance, you may have kinks that are tough, insufferable and painful.  You try to shake them out. You can’t. At some point you have to STOP. You have to unkink the mind, you have to accept what is and let the Spirit, the Universe increase your flow.  It is then you will know how to move forward.  

“When I run after what I think I want, my days are filled with stress and anxiety; if I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, and without pain.  From this I understand that what I want also wants me, is looking for me and attracting me.  There is a great secret here for anyone who can grasp it.


Until next time.

Sat Nam.