The 7 Hermetic Principles are based on the philosophical teachings of Hermes Trismegistus and reflect universal laws which are thought to illustrate how the universe works. This philosophy can guide our understanding of manifesting in our own world. Taking time to understand the meaning the principles can help to see how they can be effectively applied and enhance one’s life. The principles are Mentalism, Correspondence, Vibration, Polarity, Rhythm, Cause and Effect, Gender. These are all thought to work together and when understood give you insights to the deeper spiritual nature of reality. When you understand and practice the 7 Hermetic Principles, you will be less a victim, become more aware of yourself and be a more effective conscious creator.
The first 3 principles can be particularly useful for understanding how we create the reality we live in and how we can use out mental and emotional bodies, in conjunction with each other, to magically manifest what we truly desire in our own world. These are The Principles of Mentalism, Correspondence and Vibration
“The Principles of Truth are Seven; he who knows these, understandingly, possesses the Magic Key before whose touch all the Doors of the Templefly open”.–THE KYBALION”
MENTALISM – “All is mind, the Universe is Mental.”
This states that everything, all of creation, is mental in nature. As such, thoughts are creative in nature and therefore physicality is from the mind. In essence this means that what we think we become; our definition creates our reality. Therefore, staying mindful of what we are thinking, saying or feeling about the world around us is in essence creating what comes in to our lives. A great example of this is calling in sick when you are not sick…the next thing you know you get sick! The subconscious is just as powerful as the conscious here and just as creative. Therefore, if we want to tap in to this in a positive way, understanding our wounds and triggers becomes empowering as we see in Principle 2
CORRESPONDENCE – “As above, so below; as within so without”.
This means that thoughts, words, beliefs and images that we hold in our conscious and subconscious mind will manifest its mirror likeness in our external circumstance. If we run patterns of lack, we manifest scarcity. Conversely if we hold thoughts of health and healing, we can cure our own illnesses and disease. The key is alignment of thoughts and feelings amongst the mental, emotional (both conscious and unconscious) and physical bodies, as the physical body also stores reactionary patterns, wounds and trauma. As we release our wounding and programming, we “raise our vibrations”, which brings in the 3rd Principle
VIBRATION – “Nothing rests, everything moves, everything vibrates.”
A known and studied phenomena, science confirms that everything vibrates at it’s own frequency. Earth itself has a frequency that is measured by the Schumann Resonance, which is never constant. Everything is in motion all the time. The slower the vibration, the denser and more slow moving things become. For example, the Schumman Resonance measures the earth’s frequency typically at around 7.83 HZ while the frequency of visible light ranges from 430 trillion to 750 trillion HZ. Thus, the concept of “raising you vibrations” can be understood. As applied to manifesting and creating reality, the more time spent in the higher vibrations of peace, acceptance, and love, the more quickly and easily one manifesting, moving from the heaviness of density of earth to the speed of light . An example of the power of frequency in words and emotions can be found through the work of the Japanese doctor Masaru Emoto. He experimented with water and the effect of words on their crystal structure with stunning results.
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Put together, the first 3 Hermetic principles of Mentalism, Correspondence and Vibration, show us how important keeping focused on our own mental, physical and emotional body is. When we see the idea that everything which manifests in our reality is mirror US to OURSELVES, we can begin to understand that we have greater control over our life than it may seem. As such, digging deep in to our own inner world and accepting responsibility for what is on the out world becomes a huge tool to affect great change and consciously creating our true heart’s desire in our own life.