Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Control Your Reactions and Increase Your Luck

We have the power to control our reactions to events, and in doing so increase our luck.

Neville says,  "Your reactions, whether positive or negative, are creative of future circumstances".

As I understand it, what this means is, whenever something happens, it is our reactions to the event, that is creating our future.  

In other words, the way we react, is the way we feel, and what we are feeling is what we are vibrating and attracting or creating more of.

Furthermore, we can control our reactions, if we take a moment to remember that each and every event doesn't mean anything in particular, it only means what we are imagining and believing that it means.

I had an experience that reminded me of how true this is.

Last summer, Sweetie and I set out on a 125 mile road trip to see Billy Joe Shaver in concert.

We left a little early so we would have plenty of time to get to the venue, find parking, and perhaps enjoy a meal before the show.

About an hour into the trip the air conditioner suddenly stopped working and the engine started overheating in Sweetie's auto. (Not good when the temperature is about 90 degrees and you're still about 70 miles from your destination.)

Luckily, within minutes we saw a rest area and pulled in with smoke coming from under the hood.

Now our first reactions could have been really negative. 
  • Fear that we were stranded
  • How would we get it fixed? 
  • Was it even fixable?
  • How much would it cost to fix?
  • Were we going to miss our concert?
Instead, we chose to react positively with thoughts like:
  • We were lucky there was a rest area so close
  • Wonder how close the nearest garage and tow truck service is?
  • I wonder if the towing service takes AAA.
  • It's good we left early, we could still make the concert. 
While Sweetie was looking under the hood, I went into the rest area and asked where the nearest town was.  Within minutes I had contacted a garage with a tow truck and they were on their way to pick us up.

Even though the driver informed us they no longer took AAA, I decided not to worry, I informed Sweetie I had some sort of road service on my auto insurance that covered towing bills. I was just happy we were being towed to the garage to get our auto fixed.

Once there, they informed us it was just a hose, they could fix it and have us back on the road soon. The owner told us we were lucky we called when we did because they were just getting ready to lock up and go home.
Enjoying a cool beverage while waiting.

In less than 45 minutes from the time it happened we were back on the highway headed to our show.  The bill was $160 ($80 for the tow and $80 for the repair job), and cash only, but once again we chose to be happy that we just happened to have enough cash.

We arrived in time to still have a good BBQ dinner, the concert was really fun, and I even got to meet Billy Joe Shaver afterwards.
Billy Joe Shaver and Lucky Kathleen

All the way home late that night we kept counting our blessings.  We were so lucky it happened where it did and when it did. 

Some people might say, if you were really lucky, it wouldn't have happened at all, and it cost you $160.

The truth is, things happen all around us every day and as I said, I believe how we react is sowing the seeds for how things turn out.

My auto insurance reimbursed the $80 for the tow bill, and a few months later Sweetie's insurance said the whole incident was covered and sent him a check for $160, so we actually came out $80 ahead. How's that for lucky?

So, the next time some "unlucky" event happens, control your reactions. Look for something to feel good about in the event. Even if it doesn't change the current situation, you will be sowing the seeds for good stuff to come your way and before you know it, you'll be feeling lucky too.

Until next time, here's to your lucky life!
Lucky Lady Kathleen  

It's Law of Attraction for Your Lucky Life!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A Sign of the Hummingbird in Albuquerque

In honor of Father's Day coming up this week, I thought I would honor my father and share another sign of the hummingbird.

My Dad passed over in 2006 but as I've mentioned before, I truly believe we can still communicate.

I got my love of travel from my Dad.  I have wonderful childhood memories of stocking the cooler, packing the fishing rods, and heading out on the back roads of West Virginia to go fishing, camping, horse back riding, and just seeing the sights. 

Along with stopping to see every roadside attraction along the way, my dad was always pointing out the beauty of nature, from the flowers to the sky.
Dad & me fishing
I seemed to have passed on the love of travel to my daughter, and a few years ago, she and I took a trip to Albuquerque to see the sights.
My daughter and I in Albuquerque

At the Petrogylph Monument in Albuquerque

When we went to see the Petroglyph Monument, I was so overwhelmed with the beauty of nature, the rocks, the blue sky, the cacti, that I turned to my daughter and said, "I wish my Dad were here to see this, he would love it."

At that moment a hummingbird came right up to my head and began buzzing right beside my ear.  

My daughter said, "OMG, what is that?"

I said, "It's Dad!  He's letting me know he is here, he does see it and love it."

I love you, Dad. Happy Father's Day.

Until next time, here's to your lucky life!
Lucky Lady Kathleen  

It's Law of Attraction for Your Lucky Life!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Imagine It and Change It

I once wrote a post about how fast things can change, and I had another reminder of this recently.

I've been having a lot of fun lately finding coins throughout my day, but one morning while lying in bed I realized I had not found one cent while running since I moved to my current home over eight years ago. 

As I pondered this, it seemed a little odd since I used to find money while running, especially pennies, quite frequently but hadn't found anything since I had changed my route.

Why not? Was it something I was believing, thinking, imagining? 

So I asked myself, what am I thinking and believing?

Well, I had changed my route and now I run on an actual running/walking path, maybe that's it.

I also realized I had the thought that I hadn't found anything in over eight years and that suggests I am not going to find anything.

If "the whole vast world is myself pushed out" as Neville says, then it is me.

So I instantly decided to let go of those facts and beliefs and take a few moment to imagine myself finding money while out running.

I then went about my morning and went for a run, never giving another thought to finding money.

As I was just about to finish my third mile, I look down, and there on the path, was a dime.   

Coincidence?  I think not.

After 8 years of not finding one cent, I spent just a few moments imaging finding money while running and I find a dime within an hour.  I love it!  I have since found more change.

If you want to change something, or increase your luck, as I call it, why not take a few moments to imagine something different. 

It can change things, fast.

Until next time, here's to your lucky life!
Lucky Lady Kathleen  

It's Law of Attraction for Your Lucky Life!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Create Your Own Lucky Life

Do you live a Lucky life?  

How do you define a Lucky life?

Things that make me feel lucky, like finding pennies,  or winning a sweepstakes, may not mean a thing to you.  

What would make you feel Lucky?

You can create your own version of a Lucky life, but you, and only you, can decide what your Lucky life looks like, and everyone's looks a little different.

Knowing what your version of a Lucky life would look like is the first step in creating and manifesting it.

Here is a process that I do each day that keeps me focused on feeling lucky.

Each morning I ask myself what would make me feel lucky today? 

My list varies but it may look something like this:
  • go for a run and feel good
  • spend time with my Sweetie
  • see a rainbow
  • skype with my Daughter
  • receive some easy money
  • finish a task at work
  • attending a great concert
  • enjoying a good cup of coffee
  • meeting a sales goal
  • receive some flowers
  • paying all the bills in full for the day, or week
  • going for a walk in the woods

I'm sure you get the idea.  I choose things that make me feel lucky.  They can be "big" or "small".  

Then each evening before going to bed, I write down all of the evidence.

Evidence that supports my belief that I am living a lucky life, right now.

The Law of Attraction says that whatever I am giving attention to and putting my focus on is what I will attract more of. 

In other words, the more ways I find to activate already feeling lucky, I am attracting ways to feel more lucky.

Ask yourself what would make you feel lucky today, and make a list.

Then, each evening, keep an evidence log, and it won't be long before you begin to attract more things and experiences that make you feel lucky. 

Until next time, here's to your lucky life!
Lucky Lady Kathleen   

It's Law of Attraction for Your Lucky Life!