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The 12 Laws Of Karma

Updated on April 16, 2015

Greetings, Dear Friends!

I have been doing a lot of discussion lately about the "Law of Cause and Effect" (which is also known as Karma), and I thought perhaps my friends here on HubPages could benefit from learning more about what Karma really is and what Laws govern it, that they might better understand it; and also to learn how to go about changing their thinking so that the Law Of Cause and Effect can assist them in bringing about the changes they want to see in their lives.

Now some people use 'The Law of Cause and Effect' in Magick and Spellwork, some use it in Prayer, and some use it in Visualizations and Meditations; but however you decide to use it, just know this: It works.

Bliss Abounds,

Rev. Raven E. Aurlineus

The 12 Laws of Karma

1. The Great Law

  • "As you sow, so shall you reap." This is also known as the "Law of Cause and Effect."
  • If what we want is happiness, peace, love, and friendship, then we should BE happy, peaceful, loving and a true friend.
  • Whatever we put out in the Universe is what comes back to us.

2. The Law of Creation

  • Life doesn't just happen. It requires our participation.
  • We are one with the Universe, both inside and out.
  • Whatever surrounds us gives us clues to our inner state.
  • Be yourself, and surround yourself with what you want to have in your life.

3. The Law of Humility

  • You can't change something if you refuse to accept it.
  • If what we see is an enemy, or someone with a character trait that we find to be negative, then we ourselves are not focused on a higher level of existence.

4. The Law of Growth

  • "Wherever you go, there you are."
  • For us to grow in Spirit, it is we who must change, and not the people, places or things around us.
  • The only given we have in our lives is ourselves, and that is the only factor we have control over.
  • When we change who and what we are within our hearts, our lives follow suit and change too.

5. The Law of Responsibility

  • Whenever there is something wrong in my life, there is something wrong in me.
  • We mirror what surrounds us, and what surrounds us mirrors us; this is a Universal Truth.
  • We must take responsibility for what is in our life.

6. The Law of Connection

  • Even if something we do seems inconsequential, it is very important that it gets done as everything in the Universe is connected.
  • Each step leads to the next step, and so forth and so on.
  • Someone must do the initial work to get a job done.
  • Neither the first step nor the last are of greater significance, as they were both needed to accomplish the task.
  • Past, Present and Future are all connected.

7. The Law of Focus

  • You cannot think of two things at the same time.
  • Because of this, when our focus is on Spiritual Values, it is impossible for us to have lower thoughts such as greed or anger.

8. The Law of Giving and Hospitality

  • If you believe something to be true, then sometime in your life you will be called upon to demonstrate that particular truth.
  • Here is where we put what we CLAIM that we have learned into actual PRACTICE.

9. The Law of Here and Now

  • Looking backward to examine what was or forward to worry about the future prevents us from being totally in the here and now.
  • Old thoughts, old patterns of behavior, and old dreams prevent us from having new ones.

10. The Law of Change

  • History repeats itself until we learn the lessons that we need to change our path.

11. The Law of Patience and Reward

  • All rewards require initial toil.
  • Rewards of lasting value require patient and persistent toil.
  • True joy comes from doing what we're supposed to be doing, and knowing that the reward will come in its own time.

12. The Law of Significance and Inspiration

  • You get back from something whatever you have put into it.
  • The true value of something is a direct result of the energy and intent that is put into it.
  • Every personal contribution is also a contribution to the Whole.
  • Lackluster contributions have no impact on the Whole, nor do they work to diminish it.
  • Loving contributions bring life to, and inspire, the Whole.

The Secret
The Secret

An excellent movie to watch about The Law of Cause and Effect is "The Secret." It is available on Netflix, and I can not recommend it highly enough. This link is for the book of the same name, by Rhonda Byrnes. Another good movie to watch that will help you to better understand things is "What The Bleep Do We Know."

 

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      FRANK 23 months ago

      WONDERFUL!

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      Austin 23 months ago

      the laws are straight and realistic. I wish the youths of nowadays may get to see and imbibe in these laws.

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      ibukun ayodele 24 months ago

      This is a wonderful laws that I most abide, which is" AS U SOW, SO SHALL U REAP

      thanks .....Raven Emrys

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      Godswill Nwankwo 2 years ago

      What a great law.........i pray to put these laws to practice.

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      silas nwifa 2 years ago

      what a great lesson , interesting , really wish to abide and follow up to correct my past . lovely articles .

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      Okemini Godwin 2 years ago

      Truely,, i never pass across this wonderful philosophy, greatness of almighty creature {GOD}, how i wish my soul will fellow this wonderful footstep, nature uncompariable.

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      Comrade Ekeoma 2 years ago

      This is a wonderful laws that I most abide, which is" AS U SOW, SO SHALL U REAP

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      noah adimeh 2 years ago

      this is absolute great law which will lead us not fall...

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      PEACE ONYEKA 2 years ago

      WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THE WORD KARMA?

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      Anoka Unique 2 years ago

      ...This is wonderful, I pray God will Help Me to live by this law.

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      exalted 2 years ago

      com on, karmas was making a kind of concientry facts dat will engulf da people of dis existence,especially da leaders of dis world

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      JD UGUNDA 2 years ago

      Infact Iam please as I read this article, God bless you...

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      oldman1onesam 3 years ago

      The teaching of karma should start from kindergarten util the end of time in all schools and churches

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      Martha 3 years ago

      Thank you so much thank you for shearing this knowledge lets all make this a better place life is beautiful I have learn so much in the last 9 years now I know what is really important, I always knew there was more than what we were thought as children I AM AWAKE NOW and I know that more and more are WAKING UP TOO

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      Rich 3 years ago

      I am glad I read this. It makes me feel good!

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      dking 3 years ago

      what a wonderful world, an execuiton of the laws will lead to a wonderful world. All hail to karma

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      susan yee 3 years ago

      Thank you

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      YOUNGSUN BAFFOUR 4 years ago

      EVERY ONE SHOULD PRACTICE THE LAW OF KARMA BECAUSE IT WILL LEAD U TO ENLIGHTIMENT THANK EVERY ONE WHO PLATICE THE MISTIC LAW OF KARMA

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      tukitoria 4 years ago

      This is beautiful, and it makes a lot of sense.

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      4 years ago

      The law of Karma I will try to put you into practice

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      Mycota 4 years ago

      Thanks a lot

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      kleet 4 years ago

      Thank you for putting everything so knowledgeable in an easy to comprehend terminology. I am glad i stumbled onto your hub. Have a question though: Are these the only ones or more? I am going to take a print out of the above mentioned and place it on my wall as i do tend to go into depression sometimes. Really hope it works. God bless you where ever you are. Take care

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      mitch tamayo 5 years ago

      nice one!!!!!!

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      chris wahiemeh 5 years ago

      i wish everybody wil read dis 2 understand dis world.

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      Kofi 5 years ago

      Such an eye opening piece, tnx.

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      Kofi 5 years ago

      Such an eye opening piece, tnx.

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      Cyril 5 years ago

      Laws of karma are very fantastic.l wish every should learn it and put it in action.

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      Scoolboy kanayo 5 years ago

      Waoh! What a useful hub, the law of karma is really interesting n if uniformly applied it can make a Negative-Thinker to embibe a positive rethink. Anyway, thanks man for a well done job.

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      StanMan 5 years ago

      Great! I now believe that things around us have effect in our lives.

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      Mathew Kirui 5 years ago

      We have to practice them,coz it what makes us different from other mammals

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      Dolly 5 years ago

      I hav no words...thanx a lot...

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      Noble Chrisco 5 years ago

      IF THE WHOLE WORLD CAN APPLY THIS LAW THERE WILL BE PEACE IN THE UNIVERSE

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      Yemi 5 years ago

      This is educative, inspiring, helpful and eye opening. Every human being must know these laws. Thank you.

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      omolayo a k 5 years ago

      these law should guide everybody in the world

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      cyrus chuks 5 years ago

      author pls can u pls email me more of these laws and can we know and can u guide me on more about life my email iz (cyrus4cc@yahoo.com) 4rm nigeria u really did a great work

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      Uthman toheeb 5 years ago

      Thanks for the karma law. It really work in life o f some people & anybody who follow & practise wil have a good change.

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      Lokoso 5 years ago

      Am happy 4 a law like these.that hv it all.

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      onyeka 5 years ago

      i'm happy to know all this now that i'm young. i will try my best to make sure i keep to the laws. thank you so much.

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      Ezeunachukwu samuel 5 years ago

      "So the law is written is not so it happen because "when an abomination tarries it becomes the "law".

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      Victor Imeh Okuku 5 years ago

      I'm very glad 2 ve des laws 2day. Its realy exist. Thanks a lot 4 d knowledge.

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      Olawale 5 years ago

      A well entail logic to upsurge pleople s' notion about there actions. Truly, what goes around comes around.kudos to the originator.

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      Wealth 5 years ago

      What a great law! I wish i can practicalise them to achieve the highest level of greatness.

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      Peso 5 years ago

      Today i believe dat law of karma exist, even d bible said it 'watsoeva u sow shall u reap' tanx 4 making me 2 know more on dis.

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      Henry 5 years ago

      Thanks admin...This Law works

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      missyeva 5 years ago

      the world be the perfect place we need if we all abide by the laws of karma, its not too late though, we can still make a difference and it starts with u & i

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      missyeva 5 years ago

      the world would be the perfect place we wanted if all of us were to follow this law, anyway a step begins from u and i....

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      yashaushwani 5 years ago

      its fantastic and to the point.....

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      Douglas 5 years ago

      What more can i say? Karma has it all...

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      Ayodele Ifedayo 5 years ago

      Concise, point-blank piece. I'm blessed by it.

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      prakash 5 years ago

      12 laws r great thing but interestingly how could one practically implement in his day to day life?when i am focused to do one good and great thing then why in the last moment great mishap happen in all the cases, i could not understand it the rule is one side life is going another side very intresting,plz clarify?

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      emma 5 years ago

      most enjoyed reading this ...

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      Begbaaji Helen 5 years ago

      This is great,it entails the clues to live peacefully in this world.I say well done to the author and originator of this law.

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      Bj clue 5 years ago

      Had it been every body in d world could apply dis law on their daily activities, d world would not have been like dis.

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      Omenihu Innocent ugwunna 6 years ago

      This is wonderful, how i wish everybody in this world will have access to this wonderful law.

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      James oluwatobi 6 years ago

      If the law can be practice by the whole world surely we who live in peace and unity.

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      molly 6 years ago

      I WISH EVERY ONE CUD READ IT AND PRACTICE IT,THE WORLD WILL BECOME A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO LIVE IN.THANKS FOR THE WRITE UP. GOD BLESS

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      senatorjerry E.O 6 years ago

      indeed i appreciate d auther's writeup.the are word changing and one must pratice them and believe in d law.

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      mtsi1098 6 years ago

      well done and a great read...thanks

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      thehemu 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      this is really beautiful, i have strong believe in good karmas and positive aura.

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      Jeph 6 years ago

      Every word in these laws are good,they are good to keep.i thank God 4 those that put them down 4 people like us,it realy make a change in my life

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      Dr Prakashchandra K ghoghra 6 years ago

      First of all I would like to say great thanks to people who did a great effort to display these thoughts on net.

      Secondly this thoughts give u immense strength to tackle any condition.

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      uchenna 6 years ago

      am very exciteded and my heart full of joy of dis laws.thanks a lot.

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      Isabella Uboh 6 years ago

      Thank a lot!

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      Donna Suttle 6 years ago from Ecuador, New Mexico, South Carolina

      Nice concise job. Bravo!

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      Abidat 6 years ago

      Just finished reading the 12 laws of Karma n i really wished 2 emulate them.Its gonna make one a better person.NICE

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      Ifeoma 6 years ago

      What an awesome article! This goes a long way to corraborate the law of sowing and reaping. I believe the whole essence is the great lesson that life gives us back that which it receives of us. Thank you for this awesome orientation.

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      ifeanyi 6 years ago

      am very happy to come acros this lovly law, i am awake now. thanks

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      El Jefe de Todos Los Chingones 6 years ago

      "Karma" does not mean "cause and effect." It means "action" -- nothing more, nothing less.

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      Vincent 6 years ago

      I luv dis article

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      Utiyn 6 years ago

      nice :)

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      Rakanitzu 6 years ago

      delighted!!!

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      solomon juwon adeola 6 years ago

      fantastic,some of dese laws are in d Bible.if we can follow dem strictly,every body we live wt joy.thanks 4 educatin me

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      Timothy B. 6 years ago

      The laws are awesome. I've only been hearing of it, i never knew that the law of karma truly exists. Its sure a must for everyone to keep these laws..

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      Harry 6 years ago

      Indeed it touched my heart deeply.

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      Ash 7 years ago

      Am awakened now!!!!

      Thank a lot...

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      Nezer 7 years ago

      What a law!!! this is really great....i love it.

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      selena henry 7 years ago

      this karma is cool you know.

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      Hanksman from Ebonyi state university 7 years ago

      My problem is, how to apply this wonderful

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      Sumit Arora 7 years ago from India

      It's quite true "As you sow, so shall you reap".

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      Hanks uzoma 7 years ago

      What a beautiful article, if only the whole world will live and observe this wonderful law this world will be better place for all of us.

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      hetulips 8 years ago from Ahmedabad, India

      Great.. Thanks. I am also very much into law of karma and have written few hubs on that topic as well.. Great contribution.

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      WhiteRaven01 8 years ago

      Very beautiful! Another excellent book is the Celestine Prophecy collection and also the Conversation with God collection. I have all of them and they are all very excellent books.

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      tdarby 8 years ago

      Fantastic laws of Karma. Thanks for putting into words what I have seen to be true in the world around me.

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      art and soul 9 years ago

      wonderful writings raven....never cease to amaze me

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      BrainFire 9 years ago from The Island

      From "One Positive" to Another...Boy am I glad you exist! lol We are already connected, and have many of the same views. Inbetween us (the distance) No Negativity can survive. Our web and chain of connections to Good, and for Good will prevail. It's special, and I feel priviledged to know you, and connect with other forces like you. All positives are like magnets to each other. Thank you and I'm with you in the quest.

      Take care, and come visit me soon!

      Dawn

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      Raven Emrys 9 years ago from Salisbury

      Greetings Bozyslawa!

      Thank you for the wonderful comment! I really appreciate your constructive feedback! :-D

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      Raven Emrys 9 years ago from Salisbury

      Dear Monografiaac,

      Well you are most certainly welcome!

      And I couldn't agree with you more! If humanity would just take more of an interest in mastering themselves, instead of trying to master others, then I believe we would start seeing the changes we want to see in this world.

      Blessed Be!

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      Bozyslawa 9 years ago

      beautiful hub, fantastic visual effects in all your hubs! how refreshing to visit your creations, how thought inspiring, THANKS!

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      monografiaac 9 years ago from Brazil

      Thank you very much for this hub. If a tenth part of the people could follow at least half of those primordial laws the world would be just like heaven!!