- Understanding The Law of Return.
Many individuals have taken the idea of The Law of Return and mistakenly merged it with this idea of The Threefold Law. The Law of Return is not only a Wiccan tenet, but a universal spiritual principal that explains that any energy an individual releases into the universe will be returned to that individual in some form, without moral judgment or quality. It is simply cause and effect. If I smack you across the face the likelihood of you smacking me back is increased. This is the idea of Newton’s Third Law of Motion:
“When one body exerts a force on a second body, the second body simultaneously exerts a force equal in magnitude and opposite in direction to that of the first body.
In regards to how the universe responds to magickal or mundane intentions we return to the spiritual principal of The Law of Return, which states that the energy of an intention that is sent out to a target, whether that intention is considered benevolent or malicious, is eventually returned to the sender of the intention without any expectation of how forceful or how much will be returned. It is a simple cause and effect.