Lucky Duck

2012 March 7
by Grace Boyle

Note: Let’s dust off the ol’ blog, shall we? For the first time in 3+ years on this blog, I haven’t quite found the words (mostly it’s lack of time) to contribute here. Two weeks may not seem like much, but this has been my place, my little nook consistently for years. This means life is fulfilled and work is keeping me incredibly engaged, which is great.

To spice up my writing ju-ju, I purchased my good friend Doniree’s 52 Weeks of Blogging: Prompts, Tips, and Resources. I just received the first one tonight and I already know I’m going to love it. Doni is so smart. She also keeps it fun and light. Whether you’re new to blogging or if you’re like me and want a new avenue to go down, I encourage you check them out. Click here for more details or purchase the prompts!*

LUCK.

Stacking up all the bad things that happen to you, and bemoaning, “It’s just my luck,” is crap. I don’t think you’re born with a *poof* magic spree of luck or lack thereof.

We create our own opportunities, visions and life.

It’s incredible, how much we can actually affect or create change.

I like referring to Dr. Masuro Emoto, a Doctor of Alternative Medicine and graduate of Yokohama Municipal University and the Open International University whose photographs of water crystals were first featured in his book, Messages from Water.

My point, is that a simple thought can reroute what we actively choose to do in life. Dr. Emoto showed that thoughts and feelings affect physical reality. He created different prompts through written and spoken words and music to water, and watched the water change its “expression” each time.

For instance, the words “you make me sick,” produced a convoluted almost angry looking water impression.

While “love and gratitude” produced a beautiful, symmetrical crystal.

The point here?

Half of the earth is made up of water and our body is three-quarters water. Those negative thoughts, literally create a cringe within and allow you to put your entire being on negativity. Although more subtle, what benefit do you think that brings? If you talk about your bad luck and how bad things always happen to you, I bet they will keep on that way.

All esoteric aside, sometimes I murmur when something amazing happens to me that sweeps me off my feet, “I am so lucky and grateful.” I attribute luck to be something positive, but I use that word in place of happy or joyful and it’s essentially the same thing. We all have a right and entitlement to that happiness and joy. So if you feel lucky, keep riding that way. It’s a good one.

This is my belief on luck. What do you think?

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  • http://parisianfeline.wordpress.com/ tatiana

    I LOVE MESSAGES IN WATER. The water molecules are sooo awesome and amazing. I think about this frequently – it’s so interesting to me.

    I don’t believe in luck. Luck seems to be really arbitrary and passive. Like life is just happening to you versus you participating. But I think that the way “luck” is used is often another word for “coincidences” or “synchronicity”. Like, “I had a lucky day” normally translates into things working out perfectly without much effort on your part, and you being in the right place at the right time. Like when Harry drinks the Felix’s luck potion – he’s essentially listening to his intuition and says and does all the necessary things to get him to where he needs to be – even if they sound really strange or illogical to the observer.

    I prefer something like synchronicity, because it can be duplicated. Luck is often depicted as something that happens every once in awhile, like you’ll need a specific sort of blessing in order to get any type of luck. Like, “the lucky few”.

    I’m not one of those people who says they believe in hard work (in the place of luck) or anything like that. I just prefer synchronicity > luck. (Also, I’m reminded of that song by Frank Sinatra, Lady Luck or something like that. How he talks about how fickle luck is, flitting from person to person with no care in the world). 

  • http://www.smallhandsbigideas.com Grace Boyle

     Yes! It’s so wonderful.

    Yeah it’s not something I say that one is more lucky than the other. It just doesn’t exist. In that case, we’re all lucky (or not) there is not one more than the other.

    I like your notion of synchronicity because it can be duplicated. It’s a great way to think about things: )

  • http://twitter.com/elisestephens Elise Stephens

    I’ve seen the book Messages in Water and I also remember hearing that plants themselves can pick up on happy or negative thoughts, and flourish or sicken as a result.  I think the bottom line is our words, thoughts, and emotions DO effect us and the world around us, and we’re throwing away powerful wisdom if we ignore this (or neglect to use the knowledge to our life’s benefit). Good reminder!

  • http://www.smallhandsbigideas.com Grace Boyle

    Yes, it’s fascinating. Some naysayers should check it out. It’s an interesting study all over.

    We completely tend to forget how much we can simply affect OURSELVES, we worry so much about others but I feel starting with us is the best step. Thanks for your ideas and being here :) 

  • http://musingsofheather.wordpress.com Heather

    Love this so much. Thank you so much for sharing! 

  • http://www.smallhandsbigideas.com Grace Boyle

     Thanks Heather :) Thanks for stopping by!