Natural law is something that inherently exists within each of us. It guides us in our daily actions and behaviours and impacts our reality and our life.

The problem is that collectively, humanity has forgotten the essence of nature and natural law and has become disconnected from it. Now, more than ever, we must remember and reconnect to natural law to guide us forward on our intended path, before it is too late.

What Is Natural Law?

Let’s start with some simple definitions:

A law is an existing condition that is binding, immutable, fixed and cannot be changed.

Natural is inherent in nature, truth and reality. It is not made or caused by humans.

Unnatural is abnormal, contrary to the ordinary course of nature and not living in nature.

Artificial is made or produced by human beings rather than occurring naturally, especially as a copy of something natural.

Instinct is an inherent inclination of a living organism towards a particular complex behaviour.

Natural law is therefore an existing condition that is inherent in nature, truth and reality and is binding, immutable, fixed and cannot be changed.

What Is Natural Law Theory?

Natural law is knowable through experience, observation, logic, reason and intuition.

All human beings have certain needs, behaviours, rights, morals and responsibilities that are objective, inherent and therefore binding to all. They apply to everyone, everywhere in the same way. They exist within us.

Natural law theory attempts to define natural law and natural, instinctive human behaviour through morality and human law.

Natural law theory goes back to the time of Plato and Aristotle, ancient Rome and Greek philosophy, and is referred to in various forms in most religions and more modern philosophies. It has existed throughout human history.

The problem is, when human beings try to define something that is objective, it will always be filtered through the subjective perspective of the individual. It will always be tainted by the individual perspectives, values, culture and beliefs of the one trying to define it. When defining natural law must do our best to remove our subjective prejudices and drill down to the core of human essence.

Learn more… The Difference Between Subjective Perspective And Objective Truth.”

Nature and Needs

Driving natural law and our instinctive human behaviours, are human needs. Human beings act and behave in natural and instinctive ways that meet our individual and collective needs.

A need is something necessary for survival you cannot live without and is required to maintain life and an internal state of well-being.

In the 1940s, Abraham Maslow defined five core human needs which include physiological, security, esteem social and self-actualisations needs. These needs are very much focussed on the physical human form, without so much consideration of our ethereal self. In the 1960s and 1970s, cognitive and aesthetic needs were added.

Today, we understand who and what we are beyond just our temporal form to include our ethereal self and how we relate to other people and other things.

From this more holistic perceptive, our needs can be broken down into seven categories that align with Maslow’s needs and expand beyond them. They include:

  • Physical (Biological And Physiological) Needs – Focus on two key outcomes: to survive at an individual and a collective level.
  • Emotional (Safety And Quality Of Life) Needs – How safe our physical body feels in the world determines how we feel. When we feel unsafe, we experience emotions of fear, anger, shame or guilt. Once we feel safe, we can increase our physical quality of life to move out of survival emotions and generate higher frequency emotions of happiness, peace and calm.
  • Mental (Cognitive Or Psychological) Needs – Refer to the ability to mentally understand and make sense of our external world and the reality we experience.
  • Relational (Social) Needs – Require us to interact with external people and things to help us understand the world and reality related to ourselves.
  • Soul (Esteem) Needs – Require us to know and experience who and what we are beyond the human form as a unique soul and an aspect of Source Consciousness.
  • Higher Self (Self-actualisation) Needs – Include realising personal potential, growth, self-fulfilment and peak experiences and achievements, pursuing goals, and most importantly finding and fulfilling the intended purpose we were created for.
  • Spiritual (Transcendence) Needs – Require us to understand and know we are part of a much bigger, greater whole.

Meeting our human needs is what drives instinctive human behaviour and natural law.

Learn more… ”7 Essential Human Needs That Must Be Met To Thrive”

How Does Natural Law Work?

The ultimate purpose of our journey as human beings is for our soul to grow and expand through experience, learning, knowing and remembering.

We do this by responding to the hierarchy of needs starting with the pure need for our physical body to survive. Each of our subsequent needs prompts instinctive and natural human behaviours that are common to us all.

The human body was designed as a physical vehicle for us to inhabit during this lifetime. When we come to Earth we forget the essence of who and what we are as an ethereal, energetic, spiritual being merely having an experience in a physical body in a temporal realm.

The very existence of human beings with needs implies an inalienable right to meet our needs to serve the purpose for our existence, growth and expansion.

An inalienable right is a right that cannot be taken away from you.

A natural right or sovereign right is an entitlement or rights endowed at birth to every human as a sovereign being under the framework of natural law, created and granted by Source Consciousness.

Natural law creates the natural and inalienable right of every human being to freely meet intrinsic human needs so we can each grow, expand and fulfil our purpose.

Let’s repeat that because this is important:

Natural law creates the natural and inalienable right of every human being to freely meet intrinsic human needs so we can each grow, expand and fulfil our purpose.

Defining Natural Law: Morals And Ethics, Good And Bad

Natural law theory attempts to define the natural human rights that exist for each of us to meet our needs, and then protect those rights.

It does this through the human frameworks of morals, right and wrong and good and bad behaviour.

Morals include principles that determine what is right or wrong or good or bad behaviour.

Ethics are a moral philosophy or code of morals practised by a group of people. Ethics are generally referred to in terms of a profession.

Right is favourable or desirable and aligned with natural law.

Wrong is unfavourable or undesirable, unnatural and not aligned with natural law.

Good is something useful, beneficial or praiseworthy that conforms to nature and the natural and moral order of the universe. With regards to human morality within natural law, good can be considered that which supports human beings having their needs met, without external interference from or with others.

Bad is the failure to reach an acceptable standard that does not conform to nature and the natural and moral order of the universe. With regards to human morality within natural law, bad can be considered that which does not support human beings meeting their needs. This includes external intervention from or with others.

Natural Law Today

Coming to an agreed set of defined natural laws has been the subject of discussion for hundreds and thousands of years.

At its core, human law or positive law attempts to define natural law and put in place frameworks and systems to ensure life is sustained and everything functions smoothly. The ultimate intention of human law is frameworks and systems that protect the natural and inalienable rights of every human being to meet their needs.

Human law is intended to shape behaviour and regulate relationships between people and things, to help society function by defining good and bad, right and wrongs and steering us toward good and right.

Human systems include individuals or groups who create laws, those who enforce laws, and those who determine if laws have been broken and what the punishment should be.

Ultimately, the human legal system and laws should be based on freedom, liberty, fairness and justice to uphold the natural right of every human being to live freely, meet our needs and be happy without intervention, interference or imposition from others or on others.

The problem is, our laws and legal systems are mostly out of control. We live in over-regulated societies with legal systems, laws and frameworks so unwieldy that no individual could understand them all. We need to hire experts to help us navigate and understand human laws. Every area of our life is overseen by government forms, applications, bureaucrat’s, systems, processes and approvals.

We have laws that unnecessarily interfere with our freedom to live life on our terms. Sure, some laws such as agreed road rules are necessary to help keep everyone safe. However, rules and regulations about where you can and cannot walk your dog, or park your car, or what colour you can paint your fence, or whether you can cut down a tree on your property start to unnecessarily impose on the minutia of our lives and create a society of control and the controlled.

The essence of natural law, meeting our needs, uploading inalienable rights and individually and collectively growing and thriving has been lost in a sea of paperwork, forms and approvals.

Learn more… ”What Is Universal Law, Natural Law And Human Law?”

Why Does Natural Law Matter?

Natural law matters because human beings were designed to follow natural law. It is our moral compass that guides us to respond, behave and act in ways that are good and right and move us towards our higher purpose, growth and expansion. Without it, we lose focus and direction and become lost in a sea of mindless activity.

Humanity has collectively been driven away from natural law, instincts and natural behaviour. We have been directed and programmed to work, live and exist within artificial systems and social programs that do not serve us or recognise or meet our fundamental needs. They take us away from the essence of who we are, what we want to do and how we truly want to be. They take away our right to live freely and as we choose, and regulate everything we do.

As a result, humanity is at a crisis point. We are individually and collectively in states of suffering because we are not meeting our needs or living true to our natural way of being. We are completely disconnected from the truth of who and what we are.

Natural law matters because, without it, we are headed on an unnatural and artificial course of destruction.

Natural law has been hidden, distorted and lost.

We must tear away the layers of distortion and return to our purest form, what we intuitively know and the natural laws that guide us.

We must each go within and reconnect to what we know is our true needs and do whatever it takes to meet them, regardless of what society and the outside world thinks or says.

We must each re-align our moral compass with what is right and good, natural, favourable and aligned with that which supports us in meeting our needs.

We must each disconnect from everything and everyone that does not support the truth of who and what we are, step by step and day by day, one moment at a time.

We much each return to living aligned with good, right and natural law.

Then can we begin to thrive.

The choice is yours.

…Liz Watt

PS… If you have any questions or thoughts about natural  law, let me know in the comments or at  lizwatt.com/askliz.


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