I was all of about seven at the time, but I remember the conversation well. It was when my mother shared the story of my aunt finding a four-leaf clover when young; this aunt being my father’s one and only sibling. Considering how things were playing out for my family at the time, I concluded with certainty that the finding of that four-leaf clover was to blame for her lot in life turning out so differently than that of my father’s. It took the unfurling of quite a few years before I concluded differently. Luck doesn’t have anything to do with one’s lot in life. Not really. However, thinking one is lucky – does. It’s all, a state of mind.
The mind is one of our greatest strengths, as well as one of our greatest weaknesses. It all depends upon what we do with this intricate energy center. We are the only creature that will envision what we do not want just about as often as envisioning that which we do. And when life gets dicey, generally speaking, we jettison the hopeful thoughts in lieu of fearful ones; making ample room for an auto-loop of bad case scenarios.
Even if one’s mind plays no part in determining one’s future, there is no question that the thought one has is directly correlated to how one feels. And considering that thoughts are energy, and energy builds, it is wise then to build from a place of hopefulness. Instead we do the opposite. And in time the mind sees these images as if they’re memories, things that have happened. We take those who are in our life and throw them onto the stage of our mind. We give this cast of characters the script, and we listen as they rehearse their lines. But these are not their lines. These are the lines of our own terrible making. We subject ourselves to hearing the very statements we don’t want to hear; seeing the very images we don’t want to see.
Sadly, these are not just harmless, transparent ruminations. If we live in the moment long enough we change our being and alter our course. We give momentum to the very thing we fear. If we live with the belief that we are unlucky, luck will never find us. Not because good things are not there for the taking, but because we are functioning, emitting and attracting, from a different polarity.
As you start the week, choose your state of mind. Remember that the mind often sees what it is prepared to see; so see yourself as lucky. Know that it’ll all work out in the end. Know that the right person, opportunity and experience will find you at just the right time. And if this thought seems a bit fanciful, its only because we repel what is not our inner belief. Unlike with love, in this respect, opposites do not attract. So choose to believe that you are loved. Choose to believe that you do not need to know the who, what, where and how – to believe that all is well. Change your belief, change your state of mind, change your life. At the very least, you’ll feel better. And isn’t that reason enough.