The Universal Laws of Energy and Change: Part 2 by Jan Engels-Smith

Last time, we covered the first 2 Universal Laws of Energy and Change:

  1. Energy follows intention.
  2. Whatever you add energy to multiplies.

Here are the explanations for the final 2 Laws:

3. Thought followed by word and action equals form.

Universal Laws of Energy

This law is an extension of the previous law—whatever you add energy to multiplies. However, this law is about the amount of energy present in a given situation. There is a significant variation in energy from one circumstance to another. Thoughts function initially at a low frequency. When we attach spoken or written words to thoughts, we increase their energy frequency. Speaking and writing add additional form to thoughts. What may have been a random thought assumes more explicit form. In other words, intention is more clearly defined and given form. You may have noticed that when you explain something to others, it becomes much clearer to yourself. This is because your random thoughts become organized and take the form of statement. This takes energy, which is then stored in the words. Words as speech and script are powerful. They become like contracts with the universe,and should be taken seriously.

Taking action or putting energy into motion is the follow through for what is thought or said. Intention manifests into action and co-creates. In other words, thought followed by words and action equal form. This equation can be applied to something as minor as baking a cake or to a major endeavor such as building a house. Everything ever invented began with a thought, which was then put into words, and then translated into action, which resulted in the invention materializing, or taking form. After the thought, words, and action followed, something materialized. The process of enlightenment, or becoming spiritually connected, follows the same pattern. You have the thought that becoming more aware is what you would like for yourself. You speak of this to others, and you take action by reading books, listening to teachers, journeying to spirit, etc. The end result is a changed you, a new form.

4. What you believe—becomes.

The writer Anais Nin wrote, “We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are.” Not only are you a reflection of your thoughts, but also the world you see around you is created by your thoughts. There is an ancient Chinese proverb that states, “When you have a cart and a horse you have three things—a cart, a horse, and a cart and horse.” The interdependence and integration of all things results in the whole being greater than the sum of the parts. To understand the parts is not to fully understand the whole for the whole is much more. Belief systems consist of individual thoughts and attitudes, but they also are more than the sum of these. Conflict and contradiction in our thoughts creates a dysfunctional whole. Clarity comes as the mind, spirit, and body achieve an alignment.

Underlying every thought, every word, and every deed is your belief system. What do you really believe about life, about yourself, about God? Belief systems are complex. They are your core, fundamental to your entire being. Belief systems will directly influence every facet of your life. Do you really know what you believe or how you came to believe it? Most people are not aware of how they obtained their belief systems. Many are handed down from parents, schools, churches, cultures, societies, and other environments.

Part of becoming awake and aware is to discover what you believe. Belief systems make you think, say, feel, and behave in certain ways. If you work backwards from your behaviors, you will always find a core belief that controls your behavior. But belief systems are choices, and they can be changed. You need to determine if your beliefs are supporting or blocking your healing and growth. One person can change a belief, and in turn change the world. As Ghandi said, “We must be the change we want to see in the world.” In order to do this, you need to explore your belief systems in great detail, get to the root of their existence, and then decide what changes you want to make.