The 10 Laws of Abundance
The laws of abundance have to do with something also known as “the laws of the universe”. They’re basically a set of beliefs related to positive thinking. According to the laws of abundance, you’re more likely to be successful if you think you will be. What that means is that a mentality of abundance will help you achieve your goals.
According to Spanish author Sergio Fernández, (author of Living with Abundance), there are 10 laws of abundance. He says they exist in the world whether you use them or not.
What exactly do we mean by abundance?
The first definition in the Oxford Dictionaries says that abundance is “a very large quantity of something”. But if you look farther down, there’s another definition: “plentifulness of the good things in life; prosperity“. That second definition is what we’re referring to when we talk about abundance.
In that second definition, abundance is prosperity and well-being. So if we stretch the definition a bit, it has a lot to do with the kind of mental, physical, and emotional state that will help you fulfill your objectives.
The 10 laws of abundance
According to Sergio Fernández, these are the 10 laws of abundance at work in the universe.
1. The law of creation
“Thoughts and emotions create the reality we live in. In other words, everything tangible exists within everything intangible.“
Fernández is trying to show us that we have the ability to create whatever it is that we want to be, do, or have if we start by feeling or thinking it.
2. The law of vibration
“You receive whatever you think about most, whether you want it or not.“
This one is like the first law. The more you feel or think something, the more likely it is for you to create it. Like he says in that quote, this could have a negative effect if your thoughts or emotions aren’t positive.
3. The law of cause and effect
“Everything you experience in life is a result of something else.”
All our experiences in life are connected by a chain of causes and effects that started a long time ago. That means your actions, thoughts, and emotions all have origins in your past and will all impact your future. The more immediate result of that idea is that you have the infinite power to influence your present.
4. The law of balance
“Abundance means being generous with others and grateful when others give to you.”
According to this law, whatever you give to the world, it will give back to you in some way or another. In other words, if you want the world to give you good things, the best way to do that is by making the world better.
5. The law of order
“The order of life is be-do-have.”
That’s the only order life can have, there is no other. You have to be something first before you can know how to do it and get results. If you want to have a successful bakery, for example, you need to become an expert at baking first. You can move on to creating your brand later on. In the end, if you really follow through with things, you’ll achieve your goal.
6. The law of action
“The way I do one thing is the way I do everything.”
Everyone has a signature, a style. We all have a specific way of acting that defines us and makes us predictable for the people around us. This style should end up becoming a kind of forward inertia that can keep you acting consistently with what you’ve already done and how you’ve done it.
7. The law of least effort
“Making too much effort generates stress and wears away your energy. This makes it very hard to live with abundance.“
This isn’t about never making an effort in life or doing your daily activities without any interest. It’s about finding the simplest, most productive way to reach your objective. If there’s an easier path that leads to the same result, why waste your energy?
8. The law of ends and means
“Only by being happy today will I be able to be happy tomorrow.”
Just like with the law of order, you have to be something before you can have it. If you want a certain end, you have to find the means. In this case, you need to find happiness today if you want to have it tomorrow.
9. The law of using your talents
“Putting your talents to work to help others leads to living with abundance.”
As you saw in law #4, you have to be generous if you want the world to be generous to you. Sharing what you have is a great way to help create a functioning world.
10. The law of detachment
“I attach myself to action and detach myself from the result.”
Although it might sound somewhat backward, you shouldn’t undertake an action thinking about the result. It’s true that if you’re generous, other people will be generous with you, but you shouldn’t be focusing on receiving, you should be focusing on giving.
Now that you’ve learned the 10 laws of abundance, you can put them into practice whenever you like and can make them part of your life story.