If you truly believe you’re lucky, and therefore trust all the odds are consistently in your favor, what impact would that have on your life? Does the pure belief that you’re lucky explain the winning streaks some people ride?
I think aligning luck to the placebo effect is a convenient explanation for the phenomenon we observe as fortunate chance. But it doesn’t explain the entire equation to my satisfaction.
Say you were hypnotized into believing you were super lucky, and everything was working in your favor, how would you be feeling? Pretty awesome!
And because you’re feeling like life is pretty amazing right now, the people you’re hanging out with are going to pick up on that vibe too. They’re going to see you as a happy, positive resource and want to spend more time in your presence.
When they’re around you, their empathy gets stronger, and when this happens to people, our reticular activating system opens up to possibility. Why is this good for us? It means we will perceive more opportunity in the events around us that would otherwise be filtered out if our brain was in a stressed out ‘fight or flight’ mode.
We frame our point-of-view of our current circumstances to fit a pre-conceived narrative we think fits our life. These usually sound something like – “Why me?”, “It’s not my fault things are this way!”, or “Nothing good ever happens to me”.
But if you take the time to use a different lens to see life and understand everything is totally up to you, then as Oprah says, “luck is when preparation meets opportunity”. Change those thoughts to “Today is going to be great”, “Luck is on my side”, and “I wonder what amazing things luck will bring to me!”
The trick is to frame life up differently, with positivity and without victimization. Understand you’ve created everything in your life to this point, and choose to be optimistic and proactive to change it. This will literally switch your mindset, which then sends out the right messages to invite the luck in. Believe you are lucky and you’re half way there.
To understand the theory around luck, you must see consciousness as a pervading intelligence. Look at a group of organisms like a school of fish whose movements are synchronized perfectly. It’s like they have a shared consciousness and operate as a single organism. Their conscious threshold is deeper than ours; they have much less self, and a more expansive point-of-view of the group.
So the consciousness that is the school of fish is above the point-of-view of any particular individual but it’s still consciousness. It’s the same consciousness that powers you, and consciousness has desire.
So how do you become the ‘lucky’ person who gets the bright idea? Invents the greatest new tech gadget? Launches a super successful business? You must open yourself up to be the conduit for the larger universal consciousness and the desires it carries with it. Look at life through this filter, and then you can almost predict who’s going to become successful and who isn’t. Others may perceive it as luck, but those who channel this energy know differently.
Attitude also plays into it a lot. If the universe has desires, we’re talking big picture consciousness, why is it going to express itself and reveal the secrets to you?
We’re not going to be open to these opportunities if we’re stressed out, playing the blame game, or in a state of inaction. The high level consciousness will skim right over us and onto the gal who IS motivated, happy-go-lucky and proactive. The universe tries to give us these gifts; it’s our job to keep being enthusiastic, positive, and FUN to attract them!
If you were going to hang out with someone for the duration of a project, wouldn’t you prefer them to be energetic, happy and bright? As opposed to a negative excuse maker who constantly complains? I know whom I’d rather partner with. It’s the same for universal energy.
Luck is a way of thinking and behaving. If you think you’re lucky, you’re going to put yourself in the headspace where you’ll attract it. You must keep making the moves, taking the actions with positive attitude and playfulness. But ultimately, you must believe in the magic of the bigger picture consciousness. Become a servant to your chosen ideal, remain grounded in who you are, and watch as luck gravitates towards you.
Good luck on your journey!