Why are The 7 Principles so important?
Because they affect everything in life and have an interesting relationship with each other.
The 7 Principles are:
1. The Principle of Mentalism
2. The Principle of Correspondence
3. The Principle of Polarity
4. The Principle of Vibration
5. The Principle of Rhythm
6. The Principle of Cause and Effect
7. The Principle of Gender
I. The Principle of Mentalism
“THE ALL IS MIND; The Universe is Mental.”
This principle states that the world, universes, cosmos… are simply a mental creation of God. This is a subjective observation of creation that explains all the different mental and psychic phenomena and the nature of energy, time, and space.
II. The Principle of Correspondence
“As above, so below; as below, so above.”
According to this principle, there is always a correspondence between the phenomena of the various levels of being and life.
III. The Principle of Vibration
“Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates.”
This Principle embodies the idea that everything vibrates; nothing is at rest. Note that new scientific discovery tends to verify this. It explains that the various manifestations of energy, spirit, mind results from varying level of vibrations.
IV. The Principle of Polarity
“Everything is dual; everything has an opposing point; everything has its pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes bond; all truths are but partial truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled.”
This fourth Principle embodies the idea that everything has two opposing sides. So, with that in mind, it explains that opposites are really only the two extremes of the same event, with many varying degrees between them.
Let’s take an example: “love and hate.” They look different, there are degrees of hate and degrees of love, and a middle point in which you use the terms “like or dislike,” but their boundaries are often blurred which can make it confusing as to whether you like or dislike something.
V. The Principle of Rhythm
“Everything flows out and in; everything has its season; all things rise and fall; the pendulum swing expresses itself in everything; the measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left; rhythm compensates.”
There is always an action and a reaction; an advance and a retreat; a rising and a sinking. This law is established in the creation and destruction of worlds; in the rise and fall of nations; and finally, in the mental states of humans.
VI. The Principle of Cause and Effect
“Every cause has its effect; every effect has its cause; everything happens according to Law; Chance is just a name for Law not recognized; there are many fields of causation, but nothing escapes the Law of Destiny.”
This principle states that there is a cause for every effect; and an effect from every cause. It explains that “everything happens according to law.” That nothing ever “merely happens.
VII. The Principle of Gender
“Gender is in everything; everything has its masculine and feminine principles; Gender manifests on all levels.”
This Principle embodies the idea that there is gender expressed in everything — the masculine and feminine principles are always at work.