"Our thought is the unseen magnet, ever attracting it's correspondence in things seen and tangible." -- Prentice Mulford
Spiritual Alchemy Tip#2: Law of Correspondence -- "As above, so below; as below, so above; as within, so without; as without, so within.."-- The Kybalion
This universal law explains that all planes and levels of existence are connected and in correspondence. The macrocosm (i.e.,God,Universe,Source, etc) is found within the microcosm (humans, animals, nature, etc) as well as vice versa. For those that may be more religiously inclined, it should be noted that this law also parallels with more traditional & religious perspectives in regards to mankind being created in the image of God, hence humans beings can be considered a reflection of the Divine/Higher Power.
What does this translate into on a more mundane, daily level? All things have their equivalent on a spiritual, mental and physical level. Our individual realities are merely a mirror of what is going on inside of us because our lives correspond to our most dominant thoughts and feelings. Translation: Your life is 360º mirror, everywhere you look, everywhere you go, there you are because your outer world is an expression of your inner thoughts, feelings, frustrations, attitudes, beliefs, etc. Furthermore, you can't permanently change your external reality for the better if you don't start with your internal reality & if you try to do so, you'll most likely find that things either change temporarily only to regress back to its prior state OR things don't change at all; thus making you feel stuck and frustrated. Physical, mental and spiritual are not separate but flow in alignment within different degrees and planes of existence.
If your goal is to have a peaceful, successful and fulfilled life yet you're consistently feeding & over-identifying with thoughts, feelings, people, and situations that only bring you anger, frustration, lack, and discontent then attaining your goal of peace and fulfillment will always feel just out of reach. When your feelings, attitude and beliefs contradict your goals and desires, your chances at succeeding--as well as sustaining-- drop immensely because you're working against the laws of attraction, correspondence, and vibration. To avoid working against yourself;
1. Evaluate what it is that you truly want for your life. Write it down if you have to.
2. Look within & be open to adjusting any thoughts/feelings that don't support your ultimate goals for yourself.
3. Take note of your life & environment so that you can minimize or eliminate (if possible) the people, situations, places, etc that undermine your personal vision by keeping you in a negative vibration/mental state.
An important aspect to modifying your external reality is to understand that you are more of a spiritual being than a physical one because we are infinite souls having a finite human experience. We can only truly control ourselves; it isn't until we change our thought patterns and energy to focus and align with what it is we truly desire, that we can effect meaningful and lasting change for ourselves.