Laws of Being

By Linda Mihalic

Every absolute principle becomes many abstract laws of being and laws of doing. Being is all that God is as potential Wisdom, Love and Energy. Doing implies action and is kinetic thinking, sustaining and activity, derived from being.

Laws of being are abstract principles as states of being and consciousness; all are facets of conscience and direct us to action, right or wrong. In dealing with being as it applies to spiritual laws, we are always concerned with states of consciousness, which are states of being.

“Every law of being embodies the foundation of a soul virtue.”

The laws of being include every instance in the Bible where God commands us to be some soul quality—loving, kind, merciful, etc. Every law of being embodies the foundation of a soul virtue, and leads the soul toward an ideal state of being like unto God that we are destined to become. The listing below is not exhaustive.

Some Laws of Being

Edna Miriam Lister
The original Pioneering Mystic,
Christian Platonist philosopher, American Idealist, Founder, Society of the Universal Living Christ, minister, teacher, author, wife, and mother.

Edna Lister

Etymology of law: Old English lagu, from Old Norse lagu "law," collective pl. of lag "layer, measure, stroke," literally "something laid down or fixed," from Proto-Germanic lagan "put, lay."

Etymology of being: Middle English ben, from Old English beon, "to be."


Harper, Douglas. Online Etymology Dictionary, 2024.

The Holy Bible. King James Version (KJV).

The Oxford English Dictionary: Compact Ed., 2 vols. E.S.C. Weiner, ed. Oxford University Press, 1971.