How Lucky Can You Get?


I met an artist who creates crafts with four-leaf clovers, which she uses to adorn gift boxes, bookmarks and other inventive items. When I asked her how she finds all of these prizes, she explained, "I just have a knack for it. On my last expedition, I found 150 four-leaf clovers."

"That’s amazing!" I replied. "How long did it take you to find them?"

"About fifteen minutes," she answered.

I was astounded. If you have every searched for four-leaf clovers, you have likely found perhaps one or two in a 15-minute stint. She found 150! How lucky can you get?

The answer has nothing to do with luck, and everything to do with belief, expectation, motivation, intention and focus. The universe is abundant with all things, and it will happily deliver whatever you seek – if your mind is open to receive and you are sufficiently attuned to the object of your desire.

While many people ascribe the results of their efforts to luck, fate, karma, astrological influences and a gamut of external sources, experience is determined more by consciousness than any other factor. The artist I described is so immersed in four-leaf clover consciousness that the clovers show up practically everywhere she looks.

You, too, are finding plenty of what you are looking for. You can tell what you are looking for by what you are finding. If you are finding love, joy, connection, creativity and celebration, that is what you are looking for. If you are finding separation, upset, fear, pain and conflict, that is what you are looking for. The Law of Attraction is drawing unto you that which is a match to the vision you are using.

You can change what you are getting by shifting your attention to objects you truly value. Your attention is the strongest currency at your disposal. Whatever you point it at grows. So quit thinking, feeling and talking about what you have gotten that you don’t want, and think, feel and talk about what you do want. You will be amazed at how quickly the universe rearranges itself to accommodate your picture of reality!

I met a woman who had been told by a doctor that she had six months to live. She went home and decided that if she wanted to live, she would have to entirely change the way she was thinking about her life. So she switched from resistance to flow, from disdain to appreciation, and from fear to trust. That was many years ago. Her disease disappeared and health found its rightful place in her world. All positive change begins with attitudinal upgrade.

Thomas Jefferson declared, "I find that the harder I work, the more luck I have." I would replace the "hard work" phrase with, "the more I focus my consciousness on success." Have you noticed that people who have bad luck seem to keep having it? And people who have good luck seem to keep having it? That’s because those with bad luck keep focusing on the bad, and those who have good luck keep focusing on the good. If people with bad luck started to focus on the good, their "luck" would change.

In an episode of the Northern Exposure television series, Shelly received a chain letter promising that if she sent a copy of the letter to five friends within the next day, her entire life would change for the better. So she mailed the letters, and immediately good things started to happen to her. Unexpected money showed up, she met a nice man, and she felt great. The letter worked!

A few days later Shelly returned to the post office, where the postmaster handed her the letters and informed her that he could not dispatch them because they had insufficient postage. Stunned, Shelley declared, "Maybe I’m in charge of my own life after all."

In the Bible we are told that we are created in the image and likeness of God. This means that we have the power to create what we choose. That power lives in your thoughts, intentions and imagination. When Olympic superstar Michael Phelps was interviewed after winning his umpteenth gold medal, the interviewer asked him to what he attributed his success. Phelps answered, "Partly to my imagination. I think constantly about winning the gold." Of course he trained a great deal, as well. But his mind training is as important as the laps he swims.

How many four leaf clovers are out there? As many as you look for and you are open to receive. This principle applies as well to wonderful mates, jobs and buyers for your house. "Seek, and you will find. Ask, and it is given. Knock, and it shall be opened to you." The laws of manifestation are solid, reliable and unbiased. They will gladly work in your favor if you understand how to use them and you apply them consistently. Then you won’t need "the Luck of the Irish." You will have the consciousness of a creator.

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