The Law of Divine Compensation is the 6th out of the 12 Laws of the Universe. It works closely to the great Law (the Law of attraction) and the other ten laws. Applying the Law of Compensation, together with the others, will help you manifest the life you want.
We exist in a vibrational universe where everything is connected. This Law teaches you to be keen on how much effort you put into action.
In this article, we will:
- Define the Law of Divine Compensation
- Discuss the origins of the Law of Divine Compensation
- Assess how older spiritualties have defined and taught this Law over the centuries.
- Discuss the Law of Compensation in relation to science.
- Discuss how you can apply the Divine Law of Compensation to create a new reality for yourself.
- Assess some of the famous people who have used the Law of Divine Compensation to manifest a successful life for themselves.
Defining the Universal Law of Compensation
Martin Luther King Junior once said this:
“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.'”
This simple quote summarizes the Divine Law of Compensation, which states, ‘You will be compensated for all your actions.’
Most religious doctrines teach this Law, and the usual questions about it in people’s minds include:
- How will I be paid?
- Who will compensate me?
- When will I be paid?
The Law says that the light of divinity that we embody as we go through the human experience will always pay for our good deeds with blessings.
Similarly, any negative energy or vibration that we send out into the universe will also come back to us. That is the kind of example of you reap what you sow that none of us enjoy experiencing.
so it is wise for us to learn the Laws of the Universe in time to change our life for the better. The most important ones amongst them is the Law of Divine Compensation.
Here are a few examples of the Divine Law of Compensation at work to help you understand the concept:
- If you start treating your partner with resentment, they will feel it and treat you with the same bitterness.
- If you start giving less than your required effort at work, you will be routinely bypassed when promotions come along. But if you regularly go the extra mile, ascending to a position of authority will be easy.
- If you are a hateful person, people will treat you with the same level of disdain. On the other hand, if you treat others with love and compassion, they will love you back in a similar manner.
- If you do not respect authority, you will have a hard time ascending to power. In contrast, respecting authority when you are in the formative positions of work will make it easy for you to rise to a position of power.
Therefore, each person receives compensation according to what they contribute towards something. Compensation can happen at any time and in any form.
However, it’s the light of divinity that chooses which situation it will use to reward you for your deeds.
What is the Origin of the Divine Law of Compensation?
The Chinese have one of the oldest teachings about the Divine Law of Compensation.
These teachings state that a single impersonal force known as Tao or Dao orders the universe. In essence, this force flows through all things.
Tao or Dao consists of two fundamental energies:
- Yin: the negative dark force that is feminine.
- Yang: the bright, positive force that is masculine.
Taoism or Daoism advocates for finding the delicate balance between the yin and yang. When you have this balance, you can live in harmony with everything around you. Similarly, you will create a balance that will propel you in the right direction.
How Other Spiritualities and Religions Tackled Divine Compensation
In one of the oldest spiritual texts, the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna says:
“The meaning of karma is the intention. No one who does good deeds will ever come to a bad end, either in this world or the world to come.”
The Law of reaping what you sow is, therefore, as old as the oldest spiritual teachings.
The second, third, and 18th Chapters of the Gita also state that:
“Justice is also ‘done now’ as the deeds of a person as cause transforms into consequence (effect) immediately, which a person will have to undergo in the plan of time through a situation created subsequently and eventually in the world.”
The simple lesson here is that you will have to sit through the consequences of your actions. In other words, you reap what you sow. It is through experiencing the effects of driving an action that you learn how your vibration affects others.
There are many other mentions of this Law of Compensation in the Gita, and to summarize it, Krishna points out three things that create hell on earth for human souls:
Lust is that which makes us want to reap where we did not sow.
When we reap where we did not sow, we create a debt with the universe, and this vibration eventually comes back to us.
Anger is that which makes us act out of ego as opposed to relying on inspired action. When we cause, through anger, we create a vibrational loop whose consequences we will have to deal with.
Greed is that which makes us try to reap more than we sowed. By taking more than we gave out of the universe, we create debt. That’s an antithesis of the Laws of the Universe.
1. The 42 Principles of Maat Illustrate the Law of Divine Compensation
The 42 principles of Maat are arguably the oldest moral codes of human conduct. They originated in the Kemetic civilization. These codes represent the oldest exemplification of the Law of Divine Compensation.
Maat or Maayet was the Egyptian goddess of truth and justice. She personifies truth, order, and cosmic balance. The 42 laws narrow down into these seven main principles of Maat:
- Truth: When you can discern between the real and the unreal, you act based on inspiration.
- Justice: We are one, and all creatures deserve equal treatment. When you hurt another, you hurt yourself as part of ‘the one.’
- Harmony: All creatures that embody the spark of divinity move together in alignment. When you align with the universe, you achieve peace and successfully implement the Laws of the Universe.
- Balance: This is where opposites meet, polarity merges, and where we can embrace our duality. It is the creation point where new possibilities come to life.
- Order: All things occupy the space they were created to occupy.
- Reciprocity: As within, so without. What we give is what we will get back.
- Propriety: You cannot pour from an empty cup. When you pour love, peace, happiness, and positive thoughts into the self, it becomes easier to pour it out to others.
Together with Karma as taught in the Gita and Rigveda, these laws are the source of all teachings under the ‘reap what you sow’ principle.
2. Abrahamic Faith and the Principle – reap what you sow
The Bible, one of the most popular texts in Abrahamic faith systems, talks about the Divine Law of Compensation.
These two verses from the bible highlight this concept well:
- Proverbs 11:18– A wicked person earns deceptive wages, but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.
- Galatians 6:7– Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
All these writings have a single thing in common — as you reap what you sow in material terms, you also get the feelings and emotions you project into the universe reflected on you.
A Scientific Inquiry into the Law of Compensation
The scientific concept that explains the Law of compensation is known as Quantum Entanglement. It stipulates that when particles are generated, interact, or come within proximity of one another; we can no longer describe them as separate or independent.
This Law; first discussed by Albert Einstein, Nathan Rosen, and Boris Podolsky in the ’40s. EPR paradox is the name coined for the concept.
Erwin Schrodinger also researched quantum entanglement. The Law goes ahead to explain that even if a large space separates particles, they will still be similar. Science also stipulates that the universe was once a formless and infinite mass. There was a long period of expansion. Then, there was a key event that led to the big bang.
This means that we came from that single infinite source. Quantum entanglement proves that the little soil particle at your feet is similar to the tiny star millions of light-years away in a far-off galaxy. According to theoretical physicists, a simple movement that you make sitting on your couch in your apartment can affect a star’s motion in the most distant corner of the universe.
Science and quantum entanglement explain that separateness is an illusion. We are all from one source. What you do as a person affects the whole, and eventually, it affects you because you are part of the whole.
How you can use the Law of Compensation to manifest your reality
A story stated that a mother brought her little boy to Gandhi and asked him to teach her son how to control his urge to lick sugar.
Gandhi assessed the little boy and the mother and told her:
“Bring the boy to me after two weeks.”
The mother took the boy home and back to Gandhi after two weeks. Only then did Gandhi teach him how not to lick sugar. When the mother asked him why he declined to teach the boy two weeks before, he replied:
“Two weeks ago, I did not know how to control my urge to lick sugar.”
This story shows that you cannot give to the universe what you do not have. It is an important lesson to remember regarding the Law of compensation.
The journey of doing good and sending positivity to the universe starts with loving the self and aligning with the right intentions to give you the best outcome.
Think of the self as a bank account where you are depositing checks every time you treat yourself with kindness.
As you continue depositing checks into this system, you will realize that the negative balance will keep reducing. Finally, you will be in a position to comfortably write a ‘bill of goodness’ and offer it to another person.
So, then, how does one embrace a positive attitude towards the self?
Changing your view of yourself and, by extension, others is a process that needs a lot of patience. You have to start by setting intentions.
Setting intentions is retraining your subconscious to align with what will serve your highest good.
Once you train your subconscious mind to align with your highest intentions, you can act in ways that will bring positive compensation back to you.
Here are other ways you can apply the Law of Compensation to improve your life:
- Increasing your Value: The Law of Compensation states that you won’t receive compensation for more than the effort you have put into something in the long-term. If you work in a law firm, for instance, and want to make partner, you have to put in the hours.
Note that even as you burn the midnight oil at the office, you also have to ensure that you are feeding value into the practice. When this good goes out to the universe consistently, it comes back in the form of a promotion or a better job.
- Filling Your Mind with Success: You and your reality are not separate. The moment you change yourself, your reality changes. If you fill your attention with thoughts of success and align your actions to achieve this reality, you manifest it.
Happiness, success, and other positive experiences are a result of your state of mind. Once the within aligns with what you want, it manifests without, and you reap what you sow.
- Providing the causes to enjoy the effects: To align with the divine compensation law, you have to think and practice inspired action. An inspired action is what you do from your innermost intuition. Ego creates a social lens or an avatar that we want the people around us to think we are. But that takes us against the grain of the Laws of the Universe.
When you learn to transcend the ego, it helps you reach your authentic self. Once you start acting as your authentic self, you give the highest form of good to the universe and get the same back.
Embracing the Law of cause and effect with the universe’s correlating laws will make it easy to create the causes that will bear fruit in the future.
- Learning to go the extra mile: The Universal Law of Overcompensation. For example, if you set out to save $3,000 every month, but you push yourself to save $4000 every month, you will get more than what you could have by the end of a year or two.
Therefore, the Law of Overcompensation means that when you make extra effort to build something, you get more out of it. Even in your workplace, going above and beyond will bring forth more opportunities.
If you watch the work environment closely, you will notice that people who often go the extra mile get the best rewards from the universe in the long run. Those are almost always people who are aware of the Laws of the Universe.
Embracing Generosity: according to the Law of Divine Compensation, time, wealth, and other financial assets you have are not to be hoarded. They are free-flowing energy that you have to allow stream through you. The more generous you are to other people with these gifts, the more the universe will reward you with the advantages.
Successful People Who Apply the Law of Compensation
Many of the wealthiest people in the world have mastered the Law of Compensation.
The more they give charity and provide self-improvement to communities, the bigger their legacies grow.
- Dietmar Hopp: Hopp ranks 86th in the Forbes list of Billionaires in 2020. He left IBM close to three decades ago to launch a German software company.
The effort he had put in to make IBM a household brand is probably why his own company achieved similar success. Hopp created the Dietmar Hopp Stifftung, an organization that supports social programs, sports, and education. To date, he has donated approximately $1billion to charity. That’s a great implementation of the Laws of the Universe.
In return, his net worth has grown to a whopping $18 billion. He is a prime example of – reap what you sow.
- Bill Gates: Bill Gates is the most philanthropic billionaire on the planet. He established Microsoft together with Paul Allen.
Through healthy business strategies and hard work, Bill has made Microsoft one of the most successful companies globally. Interestingly, he is a believer in the Law of Divine Compensation.
Here are his most famous quotes on compensation:
“The most amazing philanthropists are people who are making a significant sacrifice.”
“The general idea of the rich helping the poor, I think, is important.” Gates left his job as CEO at Microsoft and now works full-time at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In his lifetime, Bill has given $27 Billion to poverty. His Net worth is $116 Billion.
- Oprah Winfrey: Oprah is probably the most generous celebrity of recent times. Having grown up in an isolated farm and later a dangerous neighborhood in Milwaukee, Oprah understood scarcity.
As she grew up on the farm, Oprah developed a habit of performing in front of the farm animals and pretending they were her audience. Her oratory skills later paid off when she became a TV show host with a studio audience.
Her effort in The Color Purple skyrocketed her to fame. This, again, proves that you get compensated according to your effort.
Her tough childhood is among the reasons she embraced the Law of Divine Compensation as soon as she found showbiz success. Oprah believes that generosity is the most significant act of courage. She says this about giving:
“If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think.”
“You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.”
Oprah has blessed thousands of people with cars, homes, and numerous other gifts through her TV show. Being well-versed in the Laws of the Universe, Oprah takes every opportunity to share that knowledge with others.
She still gives back through charitable organizations across the world, including her Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.
As is common with all the Laws of the Universe, the Law of Compensation contains principles that can guide you towards manifesting a life of success. You have to start with changing your subconscious mind by training it to align with your intentions.
Inspired action becomes more manageable when you align your conscious and subconscious mind. Once you do, you can visualize what you want to reap and sow what you will need to achieve it.
Nobody has the perfect ability to manifest through the Law of Divine Compensation; it is building on small daily efforts that drive a lasting transformation.
Finally, remember to do good because it is the right thing to do, not because you are waiting for reciprocity. When you learn to release goodness without expecting anything in return, the light of divinity fills your life with blessings.