Wikipedia’s definition of Metaphysics is pretty science based and explains nothing. You gotta give them an A for trying though. Wikipedia: “Metaphysics is a branch of philosophy exploring the fundamental nature of reality. While various views and methods have been called ‘metaphysics’ across history, metaphysics approaches first from the perspective of contemporary analytical philosophy and then explores metaphysics in other traditions.” Yep! Now you know what metaphysics is, right?
Metaphysics is one of the earliest forms of spiritual thought and has a long and famous history, starting in England in the 16th century. The two main questions a person who studies metaphysics attempts to answer are “What are we here for?” and “What was this journey created for?” in regards to life, the universe and everything. I have an aunt that takes metaphysics to a whole new level by calling herself a “Metaphysician.” Sounds impressive but still can leave people scratching their heads going, “what the hell?” Metaphysics encompasses such a wide range of beliefs, modalities and rituals, it really is hard to pin it down to what it actually means that you are metaphysical. One thing for sure is that spirituality and elemental energies are in action and are the foundation of it.
After sifting through countless versions of what metaphysics is and how it is practiced, I compiled a few solid observations that could define you as a metaphysical believer. Metaphysics is founded on seven basic laws that all followers adhere to. Unlike organized religion, metaphysics has no strong deity or head person but rather respects all elemental power and the original Source of what makes the Universe tick. These seven core laws describe a code of ethics or morals who study metaphysics that are supposed to help them find their way in life to be happy and successful. The laws were put in place at some point to help metaphysical students connect with the powers that be and find their own niche within a big format.
1. The Law of Life encourages those who practice metaphysics to look at the relationship between themselves and the outside world and evaluate these components. To be good to the outside world and to think good thoughts helps the person experience good things. “Balance” On the other side of things, to be a unenlightened person with negative thoughts and poor actions means the relationship between the person and his or her environment will always be unpleasant.
2. The Law of Truth says Truth is always the best path and it will always succeed over lies or falsehoods. People who practice metaphysics are encouraged to stay honest with their truth. Be compassionate about it and to use insightful discretion.
3. The Law of Compensation is most similar to the concept of karma. The Law of Compensation states when a person puts out positive works into the world, positive things will happen reflect back to them. On the opposite end, when a person is always negative and a lack of spirituality, then he or she will experience the same bad situations again and again.
4. The Law of Abundance states when a service is offered without attachment, help is given without expectations, kind words are spoken, or any positive idea or act, this person will see it returned tenfold. Putting out good vibes and positive thoughts into the world means good vibes and positive actions will find you in return.
5. The Law of Love is a creative force within all life in the universe. It is imprinted within every living thing, animate or inanimate. This creative force can be manifested in both the seen and unseen planes of existence.
6. The Law of Perfection clarifies that all objects, plants, animals and people are part of a creative force from within and since that creative force is perfect, all things have the opportunity and ability to define what perfection is. Perfection is only achieved by having a good spiritual and earthly balance, thinking positive thoughts, engaging in positive actions and (here is the kicker) accept that there is no such thing as perfection within the universe as it is ever changing and evolving.
7. The Law of Freedom is probably the most important law in metaphysics. Those who practice metaphysics do not believe in an all-powerful figure, they have almost total control over their bodies and actions. (notice I said, “almost”, as Divine Intervention plays a big part in the life script you wrote) Free will ties into all of the other laws as it is free will that allows you to change the direction of a life path through the thought process; to see it as happy or sad. Free will also allows one to choose what life path they are going to follow. Following the optimistic light in any situation or falling down the rabbit hole of self-pity, blame and lack.
So, there you have it! I would say the seven laws of metaphysics is fairly accurate. What each law has in common, is the accountability of any student, teacher or on the verge of awakening, practices. They are the strongest beliefs and also the hardest to accomplish when following that path of free will, unconditional love and surrender called “Metaphysics.” Count me in!!!