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It Luck? Or Is It Law?
St. Patrick's Day Musings
St. Patrick's Day
another opportunity to continue the ritual of digging out prosperity
lessons in my metaphysical interpretation of a holiday.
of the Irish, shamrocks, wearing of the green (pinches if you don't!),
parades, and one of the busiest days of the year for bars and
Originally, St. Patrick's Day was a religious
holiday in honor of Ireland's most famous patron saint, but has
gradually become a celebration of Irish culture. In 1991, the U.S.
Congress proclaimed the month of March as Irish-American Heritage
Month. Unusual traditions have emerged, such as the Chicago River being
dyed green each year in celebration of the holiday!
So, What About This Irish
A little research
shows that historically, the Irish have been a very unlucky race. When
they migrated to the U.S., they were treated badly. However, during the
exploration for gold in the West, a high number of Irish people got
lucky and found their "pot o' gold" in the fields of California or
prospered in silver mining. Since Americans at the time didn't think
the Irish were capable of any success, it was called the "luck of the
Let's look at the
dictionary definitions of LUCK:
1. The force that
seems to operate for good or ill in a person's life, as in shaping
circumstances, events, or opportunities
2. Good fortune;
advantage or success, considered as the result of chance
3. A combination of circumstances, events, etc., operating by
chance to bring good or ill to a person
4. Some object on
which good fortune is supposed to depend
Luck is obviously attributed to accident or chance — unpredictable and
beyond our control.
When we delve into the area of mental and spiritual laws and the
practical laws of manifestation, we come to understand that there is a
very sound explanation for what appears to be "luck."
Among the important prosperity laws I teach is this one: The
subconscious mind cannot tell the difference between a real and an
imagined act. When we visualize and focus our mind on a specific
desire, the subconscious mind will accept it as fact and begin the
creative process of attracting it to us.
Even a charm, talisman or object thought to have occult powers is
nothing more than a tangible symbol that convinces the subconscious
mind that you are manifesting your desire. It creates heightened
expectation and results follow.
But in order for a tangible symbol to work most effectively, I believe
one must be grounded in an understanding of the laws that support it so
that the subconscious mind will be open and receptive to the change —
and new manifestation — to occur. Once the laws are understood, it will
prevent subconscious resistance. The subconscious resistance to change
is the reason we do not attract many of the things we desire most. In
my Feel Free to Prosper program, I explain all about this and teach you
to overcome the resistance that keeps your desires beyond reach.
Ok, so what about those people who are not grounded in prosperity laws
but experience a strikingly "lucky" incident in their lives — the kind
of manifestation most people dream about? Winning the big lottery, for
You may be aware of the staggering statistics of lottery winners who
win millions - and lose all of their money within a short time.
I recall a news story a couple of years ago about one of the biggest
lottery winners in history who not only lost all the money within a
couple of years but was embroiled in criminal circumstances. Another MSN news story featured
eight more "lucky" winners who lost it all in short time. A quick google search will reveal many similar accounts.
This boggles the mind, doesn't it? With all of the financial expertise available,
even referred by the lotteries these days, it's amazing that this can
happen to any reasonable person. The message here, in my opinion, is
that through the subtle influences of our thought forms, desires,
momentary faith or prayers, we CAN conjure up a major manifestation
that we can attribute to "luck." But...
"container" and "infrastructure" (consciousness) to hold it
Without the mental and
spiritual "foundation" (knowledge of the laws) to support it
And most important of
all — without our alignment to the universal "designer and supplier"
(our real source of supply, the giver of the
gift) — the tangible, physical structure
(manifestation) cannot remain.
So much for luck...and lack...in
the eyes of this
Some Favorite Quotes About
Being deeply learned and
skilled, being well trained and using well
spoken words; this is good luck.
[Buddha taught his followers not to believe in luck. His view states
that all things which happen must have a cause, either material or
spiritual, and do not occur due to luck, chance or fate.]
brings in some boats that are not steered.
men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
Legend has it
that wearing green (symbolized by a shamrock) on St. Patrick's
Day makes you invisible to leprechauns, fairy creatures who will pinch
anyone they can see (not wearing green).
Let's remember in our
study of the laws that green is the color of prosperity. Green is the
color of nature, environment, life, growth, renewal and abundance. You
are an individualized expression of life and therefore under the
jurisdiction of the laws of nature and the laws of abundance.
Your growth, renewal
and abundance depend upon your alignment with the natural laws and the
spiritual laws of the universe. If you will cultivate and wear
a "green" (prosperity) consciousness — every day of
the year — you will manifest the "green" (monetary substance) you need
and want and you will no longer live a "pinched, narrow existence."
should you deliberately open your mind to receive? Because most of us
have endured a pinched, narrow existence for no good reason. We have
blocked our good from getting through to us in the process.
nothing divine about a pinched existence. There's nothing divine about
a narrow, limited way of life. It proves nothing but the foolishness
and ignorance of man who actually lives in a universe of lavish
abundance. Anyone who leads a pinched, narrow existence is not
expressing his true nature.
—Catherine Ponder, Unity Minister and Prosperity Author
Watch out for
Getting the Green...
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Copyright 2011 Marilyn Jenett, Feel Free to Prosper
Jenett, an accomplished business owner in the corporate arena,
founded the Feel Free to Prosper program to mentor and teach others to
become aligned with Universal laws and accept their right to prosper.
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Marilyn's book, Feel Free to Prosper: Two Weeks
to Unexpected Income With the Simplest Prosperity Laws Available, was published by Penguin Random House and is available at major booksellers worldwide.
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