Most every Wiccan is familiar with the Wiccan Rede and Law of Three. Through them we learn the basic principles of Wicca.
The Full Wiccan Rede begins with “Bide within the Law you must, in perfect Love and perfect Trust. Live you must and let to live, fairly take and fairly give.” And it is summed up with the well known “An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will”
Growing up around Christians, I often heard this interpreted as “They have no morals … they just do whatever they want!” Nothing could be farther from the truth. Harming none means treating ALL things with respect, from the smallest of creatures to the Earth herself. It’s a responsibility we do our best to honor. Harm None includes yourself too. If you deny your body proper nutrition or rest, your health wanes and the energies that would normally flow through your life can get blocked. You are actually cutting yourself off from the Divine! Do your best to uphold this law at all times. IAs long as your thoughts and actions harm none, the Divine is fine with what you choose to do.
Wiccans and Witches also know that whatever energy or actions they send out, whether it be negative or positive, will come back to them threefold. This is known as the Law of Threefold Return or Law of Three. This Universal Law is also sometimes referred to as the Law of Return, the Law of Attraction, or Karma. No matter what path you choose to follow, you should understand that the thoughts and actions you send out into the Universe will come back to you in kind and often three times more intensely.
We’ll touch on the Wiccan Rede and Law of Three throughout this blog. Always keep them in your heart as you explore your path in depth.