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!
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