See, I knew I’d get you over here with that title. And no, I do not know anyone named Lucky, and there wasn’t even one of the seven dwarfs named that.
Now, back to the discussion on luck; do you feel lucky? Do you see yourself as a lucky person? What is luck anyway?
*Deepak Chopra, who is my modern day hero—because he explains things like quantum physics, the human body/mind connection, the connection in all of us to the soul, and in language even I can understand—explains luck as preparedness meeting opportunity. I get that, especially when it comes to something like interviewing for a new position, taking an exam, entering a contest, or running a race.
But what about good old ordinary everyday luck, like finding a parking spot? Or a $20 note in your overcoat pocket? Or buying a winning lottery ticket? Or winning a door prize at an event? Is that sheer luck, being in the right place at the right time. Or is it again preparedness meets opportunity, an inner awareness combined with energy? If you hadn’t gone to the writers’ conference you wouldn’t have received a ticket and won the books. If you hadn’t bought that Lotto ticket, you couldn’t have won. However, if as you bought it, or entered the convention room, you said, “Oh, good. I could win this,” then you are present and aware, in the conscious moment, you are open and inviting luck to enter. You aren’t demanding, begging, hoping, or wishing for it, you are just aware that you could win.
I’d never imagined myself as a “lucky” person when it came to winning things. I thought I was lucky in a million other ways though, and never seemed to get envious when someone else won. I’d say things like, “Yay! You!” or “Lucky Duck!” or “I never win stuff.” Then I’d go about my business and forget all about luck until another occasion to win arose.
Last September little things started to happen in my life. Maybe I was just becoming aware of moments of luck. Or, I was practicing being in the conscious moment. They were all small wins. No big lotto winnings, although I won $11 one time and $8 another. : ) No use of special numbers, just quick picks that required nothing but handing over a couple of dollars after I filled my car with gas.
Then I found a $100 bill I’d forgotten that I’d put away for emergencies. Then I won a bunch of books because I’d posted on a writer’s blog. Then I won an M&M’s mug at LARA, then I won another book, then this month I won a lovely necklace from posting on an interview that Melissa Jarvis gave at BookBoost: http://thebookboost.blogspot.com. Melissa is a friend and said she couldn’t believe they pulled my name.
It’s a fossil from the Paleozoic era, which makes it more than 250 million years old. So, you know, it suits an old duck like me. The funny thing is, it’s dark and light gray, and matches my most favorite skirt. It has silver backing and is threaded on a red silk cord. I love it. If I want I can slip it off and put it on one of my heavy silver chains. But like this, I think it’s sexy. Thank you so much, Melissa.
So, for almost six months I’ve been noticing these little changes in my luck. Is it because I’m open to luck? Is it because I’m tickled pink just to win $8 on a lotto ticket? I’m not sure what Deepak Chopra would have to say about it, but I’m almost certain he would tell me that because I believe in my luck the universe is providing.
What about you? Are you lucky?
*Author of many books, but some of my favorites: The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire, and Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul.