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Dean Hardware

Dean Hardware

Knowledge Seeker. Experimenter. Projector.
Warrior Of Light.

7 Principles That Will Change Your Life.

How often do you find yourself slipping into a negative state of mind?

Into undesirable thought patterns?

A never-ending spiral of negative thoughts…

Is it usually the situations around you that cause it?

Or are you doing it to yourself?

For me, it’s both.

Either way, it is your thoughts and perceptions that are leading you into this low vibration.

If you had £86,400 drop into your bank account every single day. 

And at the end of every day, your balance was wiped clean whether or not you used it…

Would you be mad if someone stole £20 from you?

Knowing that you will get another big deposit tomorrow?

There are 86,400 seconds in a day.

When someone steals 20 seconds of that by messing with your vibration…

Why would you let that ruin the remaining 86,380 seconds?

For the self-aware readers out there…

I can almost guarantee that if you are someone who finds it hard to snap out of a mood.

To shift your thoughts and emotions in a positive direction.

You have sat there, with your pride and ego in full swing.

And thought something like…

“I could snap out of this right now”.

“I could just smile and crack on”

And the crazy thing is you’re right, it’s as simple as choosing to (you know this already).

You are just letting your neglected thought patterns go unchecked and allowing your ego to get in the way.

Whether you want to hear it or not…

You are doing it all to yourself.

You become what you think about.

And you can choose what to think about.

You are doing it all day, in every single moment.

You are in absolute control of what you think.

And thoughts precede action and emotion.

Let that sink in for a second…

You have the superpower of choice.

The choice of what to:

  • Think
  • Say
  • & Do


What thoughts are you indulging in that are leading to a poor experience of reality for yourself and the people around you?

Seriously sit down and think about it.

Your thoughts are shaping your reality.

The Principles outlined below give you the tools to master your mental state.

AHA! He’s Got It!

When was the last time you came across a piece of information that completely changed your perception of reality?

An earth-shattering “AHA” moment.

A moment that made you re-think how you are behaving in the world.

Until that moment presents itself (which hopefully happens often)…

You only know what you know.

And because of this, you assume that your perception of reality is an accurate representation of what reality truly is.

Your perception is the lens that you view reality through.

Your perception of reality is formulated based on your life experiences and the information collected by your senses.

Which is then processed by your mind.

Everyone is living in their own reality bubble.

A Disservice To Yourself & The People You Love.

If you neglect your mind and let your negative behaviours go unchecked…

You are facilitating a negative experience of reality for yourself and the people around you.

If you neglect your thoughts and emotions,

If you never say what you truly want to say…

You are taking your life down a negative path.

You will most likely pursue instant gratification to feel good and to escape your mind.

Leading to poor emotional control, low-stress tolerance, and low self-respect.

Constantly stimulating your senses with a distraction or numbing your mind with a substance that will lead to an unhealthy life.

It is up to you whether or not that happens…

And it all starts with the thoughts you indulge in.


    “Mind (as well as metals and elements) may be transmuted,

    from state to state; degree to degree; condition to condition;

    pole to pole; vibration to vibration. True Hermetic Transmutation

    is a Mental Art.” – The Kybalion.

You can transmute your negative mental state into a more desirable one.

These principles will teach you how.

This week I will give you a brief overview of these principles and deep dive into each principle individually in the coming weeks.

The Seven Hermetic Principles

These Seven Great Principles are the Laws of the Universe. The Laws of the Construct. They exist across all planes of existence. 

The 3 Great Planes:

  • The Physical Plane
  • The Mental Plane
  • The Spiritual Plane

The Principle Of Mentalism

“The ALL is Mind. The Universe is Mental.” – The Kybalion.

This principle is the most difficult to comprehend in my opinion.

It requires a considerable amount of contemplation and meditation to completely understand.

You use your mind to bring about change in your reality.

Everything begins as a thought in your mind. 

How you perceive the world is how you experience it.

And because you ALWAYS have a choice…

You can choose what to think about and in turn, create your own reality.

The Principle of Mentalism states that there is a Universal Mind, a Universal Consciousness, inside which the whole universe exists.

A higher, non-physical, infinite, living mind.

The Principle Of Correspondence

“As above, so below; As within, so without.” – The Kybalion.

This Principle states that there is a correspondence between the laws and phenomena of the different planes of existence. 

The microcosm mirrors the macrocosm.

The inner world mirrors the outer world.

How do you feel after you organise and clean your house?

You have more order and clarity within your mind, right?

If your mind is cluttered and you just can’t seem to organise it.

Chances are that there is something on the physical plane that needs attention.

If you’re bathing in a negative mental state and can’t seem to shift it…

You can do something on the physical plane that will raise your vibration.

Go for a run or lift weights to release some energy.

Read a book, journal, or indulge in your favourite hobby.

Sometimes you can’t think your way out of a negative mental state.

So put on your favourite shirt and go for a walk through the woods.

As above, so below; As within, so without.

The Principle Of Vibration

“Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates.” – The Kybalion.

Atoms are in a constant vibratory state and atoms make up everything you see around you.

Modern science continuously confirms it.

This Principle, like all of the Hermetic Principles, was known back in the days of ancient Egypt (and maybe long before that).

Everything exists on a scale of vibration and this also applies to your mental states.

The lower your vibration, the closer you are to the negative and grossest end of the scale.

The higher your vibration, the closer you are to the positive and spiritual end of the scale.

Love and Hate are of the same nature but different in degree. 

You have the ability to change an undesirable mental state, an undesirable rate of vibration into a more desirable one.

You can do this through conscious thought alone.

The Principle of Polarity

“Everything is dual; everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes meet; all truths are but half-truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled.” – The Kybalion.

“Love and Hate” are identical in nature, but different in degree.

They exist on the same scale but differ in their rate of vibration.

At some point in your life, you have experienced going from loving something to hating it.

You may not have reached the extremes of the scale, but you have experienced the shift.

This change in the degree of vibration happened within your mind.

Based on your thoughts and your free will, your rate of vibration changed.

You can do this at any moment by focusing your thoughts and attention on the desired point on the scale.

Thought precedes feeling, emotion, and action (whether it is conscious or subconscious).

The Principle Of Rhythm

Everything flows, out and in; everything has its tides; all things rise and fall; the pendulum swing manifests in everything; the measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left; rhythm compensates.” – The Kybalion.

Rhythm manifests across all aspects of life.

Including the mental states of Man.

A period of clarity and certainty will be followed by a period of confusion and uncertainty.

A period of excitement will be followed by a period of boredom.

This is happening all the time, whether you are conscious of it or not.

However, the Hermetists discovered something very interesting about this principle.

You can employ the Law of Neutralisation.

You can neutralise the backward swing of the pendulum within your mind.

Anyone who has achieved a certain degree of self-mastery already does this. 

The Hermetic master does this consciously, by the use of his Will.

You can never escape the Laws of the Universe, but you can neutralise the pendulum swing by vibrating higher on the scale…

The Principle Of Cause & Effect

“Every cause has its effect; every effect has its cause; everything happens according to Law; Chance is but a name for Law not recognised; there are many planes of causation, but nothing escapes the Law.” – The Kybalion.

You have to become the star of your own movie. 

You have to become player one in the game of life.

Your thoughts, choices, and actions all dictate how your life will unfold.

If you are not taking control of the controllable…

You are liable to be pushed around by the wills and desires of others.

“Moving you about like a pawn on the chessboard of life.”

The Principle Of Gender

“Gender is in everything; everything has its Masculine and Feminine Principles; Gender manifests on all Planes.” – The Kybalion.

Gender manifests itself across the physical, mental, and spiritual planes.

It is a requirement for all forms of creation.

In terms of the mind…

The subconscious mind is the Feminine Principle.

The conscious mind is the Masculine Principle.

The subconscious mind is where 95% of your reality comes from.

It is sticky and powerful.

In order to create and change, you must impregnate the subconscious mind (Feminine Principle) with the conscious mind (Masculine Principle).

The continual repetition of focusing your conscious mind will impregnate your subconscious with whatever you choose to pay attention to.

Applied Knowledge Is Power

Just becoming aware of these principles will change how you view yourself and the world around you.

Putting these Principles into practice will allow you to develop mastery over your mind and your reality.

“True Hermetic Transmutation is a Mental Art.” – The Kybalion.

With energy,


Improve Your Health.

Expand Your Mind.

Raise Your Vibration.

If I can help you see your life and the world around you in a unique and interesting way as we progress along the path of betterment together, I’ll be a happy man. 

Join me as I explore the different aspects of self-improvement across the fascinating realms of the mind, body and spirit.

If I can help you see your life and the world around you in an unique and interesting way as we progress along the path of betterment together, I’ll  be a happy man.