What you put out comes back to thee.
An these eight words the Rede fulfill:
An it harm none
Do what ye will.
Do unto others what you would have them do unto you.
Just a few of the 'rules' that we have heard either growing up (as in the Golden Rule for those of us that grew up in the Church). or the Rule of Three and the Wiccan Rede that were the first things I remembered when I started investigating the Wiccan path.
The rules appear simple but are certainly open for interpretation. They give us a guideline. A path to follow, a way to be held accountable for what we do and a way to weigh the effects of the choices we make in the magickal or the mundane worlds.
Take a moment to re-read the pearls of wisdom above.
Do you follow the 'rules' when planning a magickal working? How about when you are going about your business in your mundane job? Are you holding yourself accountable? Are you willing to pay a Karmic debt? Do you think this is all hogwash and just live in the moment without thought to past or future repercussions? Do you believe in repercussions?
Not all pagans follow the Rede, Rule of Three, etc. Do you practice a differing form of paganism and does it have it's own "rules"? I would love to know what they are and what it is that you practice!
Thanks for reading and PLEASE give me your thoughts on accountability. Blessings!