recently a very dear person, a person i love and whose opinion i respect ...
mentioned "the three fold law".
life sends us reminders, i read and i remembered.
what did i remember ... that which we all know but so often forget.
allow me to share ...
and i quote - " The Three-Fold Law - Punishment Or Gift?
You can blame the gods, you can blame someone else, you can blame anything and everyone, you can even
blame yourself . . .
The thing is, blaming isn't going to get you anywhere. Because
the issue isn't who's at fault and who gets punished. It's
what you can learn.
Each time the unpleasant situation arises, the Divine is
asking you . . .
"Here, would you like to be free of this miserable thing yet?"
Each time, you're offered the opportunity to notice how you're
hurting yourself (not to mention other people, the Earth, and
the gods and goddesses). Each time, you are given the
opportunity to make another choice.
Karma in Wiccan law is an offering of healing.
Beware The Seeds You Plant
Every choice you make plants seeds for the future.
Whether you plant sweet juicy crops or bitter stinging weeds
is entirely up to you. That's the gift of free will.
But whatever you sow, you will reap. Unavoidably. Every choice,
every action, every thought bears fruit.
And since the "fruit" is inside you, you can't escape reaping
it. The most you can do, perhaps, is delay.
And these choices are not merely in the physical realm. It's
not as simple as you hit someone and they hit you back.
When you cherish a grudge or resentment in your heart - even
if it's never expressed - you are feeding yourself poison.
Every uncharitable thought has real repercussions… in your
physical and mental health, and in the world.
Do You Have To Change?
That is why the great sages say, as Gandhi did, that you must
be the change you want to see in the world. There is no other
Regardless of whether the world around you is peaceful, you
will never see that peace, unless you have a peaceful heart.
And without peace in your heart, how could you ever create it
around you? That's like trying to bake bread without any flour.
This is fundamental to Wiccan philosophy - nothing is lost. It
all comes back around.
If you want a peaceful, loving world, it starts in your heart.
Your heart! - and mine, of course, and everyone's. But your
is the only one you have influence over.
The Magic Of The Three-Fold Law
And the wondrous gift of the Three-Fold Law is that
* one little thought of compassion,
* one little act of kindness,
* one little choice for forgiveness . . .
And keeps multiplying, as the ripples spread out to infinity,
and back again."
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" Mary Oliver
“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” ~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"There are too many people, and too few human beings." Robert Zend
"Strength is the ability to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands, and then eat just one of those pieces."