Law of attraction and rule of three

Ever mind the Rule of Three
Three times what thou gives returns to thee
This lesson well, thou must learn
Thy only gets what thou dost earn

When starting on my pagan path, the Rule of Three was one of the first things I came across. It was also one of the things that made me realize that I was on the right track. Of course! Walking with a smile makes other people happy, treating you nicer, whereas being angry leads to those around you (temporarily) hating you. A Dutch proverb literally translates to ‘if you do good, good will be done to you’ (Die goed doet, goed ontmoet). So if you behave in a certain manner, people will respond to that. Some people can’t seem to grasp that, but it’s so important, especially if you work with people. Working in a nursing home during the summer, you can see the difference in the elderly when you arrive with a smile or tired and absent-minded.

The Threefold Law was the first that actually made me look around and realize the truth of the old Dutch proverb. I once had someone ask me: “How can you be so happy and forthcoming all the time?” (I was working in a shop at the time) and the answer was simple. Because if I behave that way, it’s likely people will behave like that towards me as well.

Funnily enough, I came across a similarly feeling law in a chakra-course. The Law of Attraction (based on ‘The Secret’ by Rhonda Byrne) states that ‘like attracts like’ on a more energetic level. You surround yourself with people who are often similar to you, with comparable interests, people you can exchange thoughts with. The energy from your thoughts can make this happen, because energy has the potential to change the world. And, according to the Law of Attraction, attract similar energy. I’ve been told that when you can see the energy fields surrounding people (auras), you can see an energy exchange as people interact. Amazing! Remember that thoughts and emotions are energy? If you interact with someone whilst sending out energy of negative emotions, the interaction will cause his energy field to cool to you as well.

Let’s combine the two laws. According to the Law of Attraction, the way we feel and thinks changes the energy we surround ourselves with and send out to others, attracting like energy. If we’re happy and interact, we’re likely to encounter happiness as well. Every person you interact with connects to the energy you send out and reacts in an energetically similar way. You’re likely to meet many people in the course of a day… So you’re likely to indeed get more back than you sent out! Whether it will be exactly three times what you send out I doubt, but the Threefold Law holds 🙂

Next time when you go out, try to consciously assess how you feel and what energy you might give others. Remember: three times what you give returns to you!

Low on energy – 7 ways to recharge

We all have it sometimes. Days where you just can’t get anything done, because you’re low on energy. Today was such a day. After my full moon ritual two days ago, in which I burned a candle to rid me of the laziness concerning schoolwork specifically, I felt like transcribing my interviews. The sooner I get it done, the better, because it is extremely boring and mind numbing. But low energy makes it hard to concentrate, and I was having trouble with it despite my good intentions. Today I got up to actually do something, and I didn’t have enough energy! That needs fixing.

There can be several reasons why you have a low energy level, and concurrently, several ways to reload. Here are some tips to recharge and get your energy level up again!

  1. Get enough sleep – An adult needs approximately 7-9 hours of sleep (it varies per person), so if you have to get up early, make sure to go to bed early as well.
  2. Take your breakfast – Some people can’t stand the smell of food in the morning, but breakfast is very important to get your body started again. Try eating a cracker or perhaps some porridge, but eat something.
  3. Check what you eat – After a few days of fast food or take away, my body is craving for vitamins and healthy food. Take strawberries, yogurt or some nuts (I love a berry smoothie!) instead of the chocolate bar and cook a nice pasta with fresh tomatoes and other veggies or something else that’s fresh. Your body needs nutrients (you can check nutrient content online and there are several apps available as well).
  4. Stretch – When you stretch in the morning, you signal your body to wake up. Try stretching everything, from toes to neck, or perhaps try some morning yoga.
  5. Exercise – After a good workout, I feel much more energetic than before. Even a short 10 minute workout can be enough! If you don’t know what to do, there are literally tons of workouts on YouTube, from yoga to aerobics to strength training.
  6. Check the temperature – Especially when it’s too warm, you might have less energy just because. Adapt your clothing to the weather, if possible, or try to keep it cooler.
  7. Use bright colours- Yellow and orange make me very happy, and when I’m happy, I have more energy. When I was 8, my bedroom used to be bright yellow and green… I was very energetic then 😉 Dull or dark colours often only bring your energy down. You can do something with the colour of walls or ornaments, or you can wear some bright clothing.

These are just seven ways to reboost, but there are definitely many more. How do you recharge?

“Song of the earth” book review

Het lied van de aardeSong of the Earth (Het lied van de aarde) by Flemish writer Anne-Marie T’sas (unfortunately only available in Dutch) tells the story of a young theologist, Myra, going to a symposium about christianity and holistic spirituality, but finding nobody when she arrives at the castle the symposium is supposedly held. Curious, she enters the building on her own and finds that, somehow, she does learn about experiencing energies and how she might relate that to the christian religion.

I found the writing style not quite to my taste, it was a bit to much turned inward and.. vague. Normally I enjoy magical realism, but the style did’t quite allow that. But the subjects, wow! I can imagine Myra struggling to combine them with her western spirituality. The existence of chakras and auras, working with the energy for holistic healing and divination, the power of the earth and of rocks as energetic things (for a loss of a better word), even energetic beings. Realizing that even our thoughts and feelings carry energy and can transform the world. It resonated greatly with me. I believe everything is energy, including simple mass. The gods and goddesses are manifestations of specific energies, with which they are often associated (Freya as a goddess of love, for example, and Mars of war). God, the christian God, that is, is associated with unconditional love here. When we practice magic, it works because our intentions and emotions are energy, they carry power. This is also why you might get a different result than what you anticipated if you perform magic angry.

It really is a pity the book is only available in Dutch. With the things Myra goes through, you can nearly imagine it to be an initiation, a shamanic way of learning by experience as I’ve also come across in some books about druidry and shamans. Some things I might adapt to use myself… For one thing, I’ve enrolled myself for the crash chakra e-course from About.com, to start learning more about this from of energy. I’m looking forward to it!

Feeling the chakras

English: Illustration of the main 7 Chakras, a...

English: Illustration of the main 7 Chakras, as taught by contemporary Reiki masters. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Currently, I’m reading ‘Wheels of life‘ by Anodea Judith, a book about the chakra system. I had already once followed a chakra e-course, but I haven’t done anything with it. Well, I have done some of the exercises in the book!

For the first time ever I have experienced the forcefield from chakras. I was amazed! I ‘activated my hand chakras’ (which tingles, by the way) and when I moved my palms closer together, I came to a point where I could feel pressure. I could have easily moved my hands closer together, but the field was quite distinct!

Probably the book holds way more to practise with. At the very least there is an introductory meditation about each of the seven main chakras, so I will try to meditate on them.

If you have become curious and want to experience this energy force field produced by the chakras, here is the exercise I did:

Sit down comfortably and stretch out your arms, keeping the elbows stretched. Turn one palm upward. Open and close your hands 20 tot 25 times (keep your elbows stretched!). Turn both hands, so the other palm is facing up and repeat the procedure. This will open your handchakras.
To feel the energy you have to slowly bring your palms together, starting at approximately 60 cm and closing the gap. At a certain point you can feel a subtle ball of energy (I had about 10 to 15 cm between my hands then). Perhaps if you pay attention you can feel the rotation (I didn’t, but I’ll keep practising). The feeling will disappear after about a minute, but you can experience it again by repeating this exercise.

Exciting, huh! 😀