Good Luck!

People often tell me I am lucky to live in Hawaii or that I live a “really nice” life. Well, I am so grateful to say that I do love my life. I also feel it is very important to let them know that it has nothing to do with luck. In fact, I’ve never considered myself a lucky person.

Webster defines luck as : a force that brings good fortune or adversity, or the events or circumstances that operate for or against an individual.”

In the philosophy I embrace this would be defined as superstition and I do not adhere to being superstitious. In fact, if I catch myself in a superstitious mode of being, I immediately shift gears.

I used to be very superstitious. I turned the usual unlucky things to luck. I adhered to 13 being my lucky number and loving black cats, etc.  I used to have my cards read and I let my horoscope lead my day. Did all this help me? Sometimes. But what I found was that it was all fleeting and when it worked it was great. When it didn’t work it was irritating. Nothing was constant because I was relying on something outside of myself. As long as I could keep my mind believing in that something outside of myself all was well. If not, things would quickly fall apart.

Now I have something I can always rely on. It lies within me and it is guaranteed. It is the whole theory that luck is based on. It is the power of my mind. However, it isn’t just my mind, an isolated thing that stands alone. It is my mind within the one unlimited Mind. The Infinite. Life isn’t left to happenstance or even the odds or the Law of Averages. It is exact and always right on. It is totally supported by the Law of Cause and Effect. I am Cause to my effects, and the more I can think and live from this Powerful place of Love and Unity, my life out-pictures from there. It is the reason that I was able to move to Hawaii and live here thriving and sharing my passion with the world.

Life is not about hard work in the physical world, nor is it about luck unless you believe it is. For me, if life is hard work, it is hard work because it isn’t the easy thing to be on the spiritual path. It isn’t alway easy to look at adversity in the face and know that you can overcome it. It isn’t lucky. It’s living and working from a state of being that I have chosen, practiced inwardly and then put to practice in my life.

So, am I lucky? I told you I wasn’t, but it depends on how you define luck. If it is the Webster definition and you turn it inward, then, yes, I am lucky.  If luck is a force that brings good fortune or adversity or the events or circumstances that operate for or against an individual,” AND THAT FORCE IS WITHIN THE INDIVIDUAL, then yes I am lucky and I believe in it.

There is a Power for Good in the Universe. We can use it to create adversity or fortune. It is the power of our thinking and everything in our life depends on it, including our luck. Luck is a state of mind. It is L or Love. It is U or Unity with the whole. It is C or our very Consciousness. It is K or Knowing who we are.

Love and Aloha and Good Luck,

Rev. Rita

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