All the laws discovered by science so far are little more than minimum effects, barely physically perceptible, of the far more reaching Universal laws, or laws of Creation, that pass through everything, flow through everything and maintains everything that exists, including the material sphere of Creation and this also includes our small planet.

The “law of equal and opposite reaction”, according to which a body always reacts in the same force and in the opposite direction that it was applied with, is a gross-matter effect, on a minimum scale, of a basic universal law.

This law, more adequately called the “law of the reciprocity”, gives back to each creature everything that he or she had produced, be it through thoughts, words or actions. It gives back to each one what was generated by them, independent of the fact if what they produced was good or bad. What physics knows is the physical effect, in gross matter that is visible to us, of a law whose basic statement Jesus had already given humanity two thousand years ago with the words, “what man sows, he shall reap.” The law of the reciprocity makes each human his very own judge; the weaver's loom is placed in his hands weaving the rug of his own destiny.

The law of the gravity, discovered by Newton and dissected by the physics of relativity, constitutes up to now the last obstacle in the elaboration of a “theory of the unified field”, is also a visible effect of a Universal law.

The law of gravity flows throughout all Creation, including the ethereal bodies. This law makes each human spirit ascends or descend to the regions where it belongs according to the constitution of its soul. After their physical death on Earth “heavy” souls, burdened with vices and dependencies sink deep down to areas of equal denseness, dark and coherent to their constitution. However clean souls, purified, filled with true love for their fellow man and happiness in life, ascend automatically to luminous areas. Both are just and unalterable effects of the law of spiritual gravity that like this, as well as in the other Universal laws maintain the immense cogwheel of Creation functioning perfectly, and this has been so since the beginning of the time.

In school we learned that a body could only stay in motion if it superseded the energy that was given it. On Earth, friction and gravity act as a brake on the movement of bodies, so it is always necessary to spend a certain amount of energy to maintain any kind of movement. Automobiles, airplanes and rockets burn fuel to maintain their movement; birds have to move their wings to stay in the air, and fish their fins so they don't sink. Any body needs a continuous source of energy to conserve its initial movement. In other words, one has to keep on moving continuously, if one doesn't want to stop.

And to stop means stagnation, setback and deterioration. If a singer doesn't exercise his voice, he soon loses the pitch and vivacity; if we stop speaking or writing a foreign language that we have learned, soon we will forget its basic principals and we will have increasing difficulties in communicating with it; if an arm is plastered for a long time, it atrophies and loses its movement; if rain water accumulates in any puddle, it will become infected with germs quickly.

All of these are also physically visible effects of another Universal law, the law of movement. This law of Creation states that conservation and development are only possible through continuous movement. And just like the other laws of Creation, this one also crosses all the spheres and flows through all creatures. That is why the human spirit itself is subject to it, independent of the fact that it is here on Earth or in some part of the so-called “hereafter.”

That is why, if one wants to stay healthy, if one intends also to continue existing, the human spirit has to move continually. It has to perfect itself constantly towards good. One has to prevail one's will over the obstacles that are placed before one, like self-indulgence, indolence, false directives imposed by a suspicious mind and blind faith. If one doesn't cheer up to overcome these obstacles, the human spirit too, will come to a standstill in its development, with the atrophy of its capacities as an initial consequence, and as a final result its own automatic disintegration.

Man can contribute considerably to maintain the perfect functioning of the universal mechanism. But if he prefers to act in a noxious way, the least that could happen to him is that he would get badly hurt by the cogwheels of this mechanism. And in spite of this, if man insists on deregulating the cogwheel, he will simply be thrown out of it like an inconvenient grain of sand.

Also the present ideas of mutable time, that it can be stretched or folded, are attempts of understanding the variation on the concept of space and time that is in fact variable.

It is not time that changes, but the perception we have of it that does. The more elevated a human spirit is, the more he will experience and assimilate in a certain space of time, even here on Earth. For this reason, time seems “to stretch out” to allow the use of all of one's impressions.

In the other spheres of Creation, the concepts of space and time are also completely different, allowing a human in these areas experience much more than would be possible here on Earth. There, the intellect chained to matter no longer works, but spiritual intuition does that provides a much more intense experience of everything. And it increases continually right up to until the spiritual sphere of Creation, called Paradise, the final destiny of human spirits that have developed properly. There, a human experiences in the space of a day as much as he would in a thousand years on Earth. And this is the explanation of the Biblical expression “a thousand years are like one day.”

Through the smallest detectable and perceptible material effects humanity could, if only it wanted to, recognize the performance of these far-reaching laws, that already acted undisturbed in the Universe well before, in terms of time, the first human appeared on Earth.

* In the third part of this essay we will draw a parallel between human laws and Universal laws.

Roberto C. P. Junior