In Taoism and Qigong, we talk a lot about being 'natural' and following the 'laws of nature'. We call this 'following the Tao' (the natural way).
In lawyer Karen Ruth Skolmli's wonderfully enlightening video series on the law and legal system, we learn how 'natural law' sits at the top of the pyramid of jurisdiction. In Taoism and Qigong, it is the same.
In Qigong, we learn that as humans it is most beneficial for ourselves, and others, and all of life, including everything on the planet, to live in harmony with the laws of nature. To be 'natural'.
As we become more self-aware and learn about ourselves, we also come to see that 'what is natural has become unnatural, and what is natural has become unnatural'.
What does this mean?
It means that over the years and centuries our way of life has strayed more and more away from what is 'natural'.
For example, being constantly stressed has become the 'norm', and it's often seen as a badge of honour to be 'busy, busy, busy' - but just because this is the norm, doesn't mean it's 'natural'.
This is why there is so much emphasis in the Ren Xue system of life cultivation on restoring a 'calm, relaxed, natural state'.
Comprehending that we are restoring, rather than creating, this 'natural' state is paramount, because it helps us understand what is 'natural' and our 'true nature'.
This changes our whole perspective, because every time we observe and become aware that we are not calm and relaxed, and recognize that we have lost our natural state, we can remind ourselves that it's our duty (if we wish to restore happiness, health and harmony) to restore our natural state.
Interestingly, from a 'lawful' perspective, there is also much we can learn and understand about what is 'natural'. These very laws of nature are written into our constitution.
'Legal' and 'lawful' are two entirely different concepts, although many of us do not know this and often mix these terms up.
The short video above gives a succinct explanation of what 'natural' law is, and where it stands in the pecking order of the law. For the record, it sits at the top of the 'hierarchy of jurisdiction'.
I highly recommend watching this complete series called 'Sovereign Natural Empowerment' which is available to watch for free or by donation from the Sovereign Natural Empowerment website.
It's best to watch the videos in order, and for full comprehension, you may need to watch them more than once.
This excerpt above is from the video entitled 'Hierarchy of Jurisdiction'.