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The Rule of Three
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As Wiccans we believe in the three-fold law. Simply put it states that whatever energy a person puts out into the world, be it positive or negative, will be returned to that person three times. While you will find some debate about it's validity, it's a rule that I try to live by as best I can as I personally do believe in it. In many places you will see it called the Three-Fold Law. I'm not a big fan of calling something a law and prefer to consider it as a universal principal for us to live with. Not only will you find it in Wicca but in many other religions as well. "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." I also think it goes along nicely with the Law of Attraction. The law of attraction is essentially a belief or theory, that "like attracts like," and that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, one can bring about positive or negative results.
This goes into all areas of our lives. From how we treat our friends and family members to how we help those who are strangers. I believe it applies to plants, animals and every aspect in your life. As I believe everything in life is made of energy and how we work with that energy is how that energy works with us. I've been asked often why I don't seek revenge when something has been done wrong to me, and that's quite simple, I don't believe I have to. What goes around comes around and I try my best not to put anything negative out there as I don't want it coming back to me. It's a different way of living life. Now will I defend or protect if I need to, absolutely. However, I always look for a way to do it in which it will not cause harm. An example of this is when someone is angry with me, rather then striking back, I typically will send healing and loving energy to that person. You would be amazed at the results this can have. If things feel really tough for me I will call upon the angels to assist. I do not believe it is my job to cast judgement.
This also is an extremely important principal to work with when working with magic. I will do my best to never put anything out there that could possibly have a negative affect on others. I am very careful with the spells I choose to work with. To me, I believe that's very important. I believe it adds to the energy of my craft and the gifts in life I have been entrusted with.
When you live your life following this to the best of your ability it is very healing for you as well. You won't carry the baggage of negative energy that can way you down. It doesn't allow negative karmic ties to you. You will feel the support and love of the divine easier. I do believe it is a very important aspect of being Wiccan. :)
Love and Blessings,