Blog: The Journey Within
Introducing The 12 Laws Of The Universe
Wow — a blog — time to reach out and share ideas, thoughts, words of wisdom, insights and hindsights. Very exciting to be able to have a platform like this.
My name is Lori Gordon-Michaeli and I am a clinical psychiatric social worker managing my own private practice in the area. I am humbled to have this opportunity to reach out and share with you my multifaceted perspective of the world and some personal insights based on my own life journey.
A little about me: Born in Detroit. Grew up in West Bloomfield. Traveled throughout the world at an early age as a trekker on and off. Israel was my home base for more than 25 years. Had my son there, so he’s a Sabra. I’m a U-M grad (go blue!). I speak fluent Hebrew and basically that’s the language spoken in my home. My husband and stepchildren are Israeli, too.
That’s it for the moment, but there is so much more. As time goes on, I will share more about myself and my personal stories.
Now to my first blog topic. I was contemplating what I would like to share with everyone and I guess it starts with my personal philosophy, which has been my perspective most of my life — “make your life your practice.” Living my life with this perspective helps me forever remain the student, the learner and the experiencer with an observational and self-reflective lens. With that in mind, I will start my blog with one of the concepts I was exposed to in Israel while spending a weekend at the Dead Sea back in the 1990s — The 12 Laws of the Universe. I teach these laws to my clients because they are intrinsically true no matter what we say or do; they are really just a matter of common sense. If we understand them, we realize we hold insightful keys to living a fuller and more purposeful existence. Each blog, I will examine one of the laws more in depth.
THE 12 LAWS OF THE UNIVERSE
- THE GREAT LAW OF CAUSE AND EFFECT
Whatever we put into the universe will come back to us.
- THE LAW OF CREATION
Life does not happen by itself, we need to make it happen.
- THE LAW OF HUMILITY
One must accept something in order to change it.
- THE LAW OF GROWTH
When we change ourselves, our lives follow suit and change, too.
- THE LAW OF RESPONSIBILITY
We must take responsibility for what is in our lives.
- THE LAW OF CONCENTRATION
The past, present and future are all connected.
- THE LAW OF FOCUS
We cannot think of two different things at the same time.
- THE LAW OF GIVING AND HOSPITALITY
Our behavior should match our thoughts and actions.
- THE LAW OF HERE AND NOW
One cannot be present if they are looking backward.
- THE LAW OF CHANGE
History repeats itself until we learn from it and change our path.
- THE LAW OF PATIENCE AND REWARD
The most valuable rewards require persistence.
- THE LAW OF SIGNIFICANCE AND INSPIRATION
Rewards are a direct result of the energy and effort we put into life.
As I write about each law, I will share my own experiences to provide better understanding. Please note: My blog is based on my opinions and perceptions only as well as my wish to humbly share all that I have learned.
As an EXPERIENTIAL therapist, I find that we learn the deepest when we actually have an interaction/encounter of some sort. It is this type of interaction that imparts an understanding. Kinesthetic learning, if you will. I will try to make my blog a “kinesthetic blog” of sorts.
I look forward to reaching out to you every month and will always attempt to leave you with something to watch, listen to, taste, do or read that will, hopefully, add to your living experience. This is always my goal.
My first piece for this blog will be a song I recommend EVERYONE listen to. It’s called “Everyone is Free to Wear Sunscreen.” Hope you enjoy it as much as I have — and still do. Here is the link: youtube.com/watch?v=sTJ7AzBIJoI.
Looking forward to reaching out and sharing with you all.
Lori Gordon-Michaeli, LCSW, owns Journey Within LLC, 29623 Northwestern Highway, Southfield. Visit jwithin.com.