Original Law as understood from my perspective using Taoist teaching derived from the Tao Te Ching. The first stanza of the Tao Te Ching reads: -1- The Tao that can be spoken of is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be named is not the eternal name. The nameless is the beginning of heaven and earth. The name is the mother of the ten thousand things. Send your desires away and you will see the mystery. Be filled with desire and you will see only the manifestation. As these two come forth they differ in name. Yet at their source they are the same. This source is called a mystery. Darkness within darkness, the gateway to all mystery. In line with this teaching, my writing is my interpretation of my perceptions and is not the divine truth. That which is spoken or written down is not reality, it is an interpretation of reality. When you name something you claim ownership of that which is named. In the naming you begin to create a web of “ten thousand things” to support the naming. However, the source is ever changing and remains constant, un-named and the source of all mystery. The Tao, Path or Way, is unlimited and exists as a divine expression in physical manifestation. The origin of law emanates from the source and must return to the source. In stanza 42 of the Tao Te Ching we read: -42- The Tao gives birth to the One. The One gives birth to two. Two gives birth to three. And three gives birth to the ten thousand things. The ten thousand things have their backs in the shadow while they embrace the light. Harmony is achieved by blending the breaths of these two forces. People dislike the words “alone,” “helpless,” “worthless,” yet this is how Princes describe themselves. So it is that sometimes a thing is increased by being diminished and diminished by being increased. What others teach I also teach: “A violent person will not die a natural death.” I shall make this the basis of my teaching. The two dimensional picture above is an attempt to show a multi-dimensional concept from this stanza. As the Tao, Path or Way, from the creator as the nothing, it emanates outward and gives birth to the One-verse, universe, under the influence of what we call Natural Law or Universal Law. Universal Law as expressed by many include, but not limited to, such concepts as; Mentalism - Everything is consciousness. Cause and Effect – Every effect has a cause. Polarity – Duality expressed in opposites. Balance – Equilibrium in all things. Correspondence – As above, so below. Vibration – Nothing remains constant and is ever changing. In the journey outward, the universe gives birth to the duality of Physical Manifestation under the influence of the Interactive Laws. Interactive Laws as expressed by many include, but not limited to, such concepts as: Consequence - For every action there is a reaction. Equilibrium - For every force there is an equal and opposite force to maintain balance. Attraction – Opposites attract. Relativity – Everything acts in relation to something else as part of the one. Manifestation – Energy flows where attention goes. Perception – Everything is interpreted according to how it is perceived. Continuing the journey outward, the duality of the combining of opposing forces under Natural and Interactive Laws gives birth to Humanity, amongst other species, under the influence of Social Laws. It is under these laws that the “ten thousand things”, in ancient Chinese writings this can also be a reference to “all things”, are created. Social Laws as expressed across the planet and within different social structures surely are the “ten thousand things”. It is from within the Social Laws that the Rule of Law was given birth in recognition that the created cannot control the creator. Social Laws as expressed within social structures include, but are not limited to, such concepts as; Tribal Lore Social mores and rules Legislative rules Polices and Procedures Contracts Agreements These Social Laws govern how we interact at a social level and are governed by the Divine Law, Universal/Natural Law, and Interaction Law. These laws are not separated or hierarchical but are part of the whole. In order to be harmonious and in equilibrium they must exist as a reflection of each layer above, outside, above and below. In stanza 40 – Lao Tse writes a guidance in preparation for stanza 42 and says: -40- Returning is the direction of the Tao. Yielding is the way of the Tao. The ten thousand things are born of Being and Being is born of Nonbeing. In all laws, the Path must always return to the source. The Ten Thousand Things must return to the Three, the Three returns to the Two, the Two returns to the One, and the One returns to Nothing or Source. This is a reminder that all things created must eventually return to its source and be accountable to its source. It is an expression of the Universal Law of Rhythm, of ebb and flow. What goes out must return. As an entity incarnated on the physical plane, we are living beings expressing the Source in physical reality. We are all multi-dimensional beings not limited by our physical bodies. We carry with us the source of all laws within our being recorded on our soul memory and experienced during our spiritual journey. That is why the Divine Law can never be written down, because it is already recorded on your soul and any 3 dimensional attempt to do so does it a dis-service. And so, I apologise to you for this attempt!