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Can You Make Your Own Luck?

May 06, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 188

I read an article about luck in the newspaper yesterday. In it the writer questioned whether or not there was such a thing as luck in life, whether some people are born lucky or if people make their own luck. By reviewing a number of the past experiences in his own life, the train he was meant to take but didn't, the top sports college that was in the town in which he was born, the leg break that ended one career but started another, he concluded that luck did exist but was strengthened by our own reactions to it. That in life it was less a case of making our own luck and more the fact that we are presented with circumstances which we can take advantage of. It was a very interesting article and particularly lucky for me that I decided to pick up the newspaper as it gave me the idea for this article.

When talking about luck I like to refer to the Chinese interpretation of luck which shows that we have three types of luck in life. These three lucks are Heaven Luck, Human Luck and Earth Luck. Heaven luck is completely out of our hands, we have no say in it and no control over it. Human luck we control and is down to us, this luck is determined by our actions and our behaviours. Earth luck comes from the environment around us and as we move through life we gain ever greater influence over it. If we understand these three types of luck then we can give ourselves the best possible chance of having a life that is filled with luck and good fortune and capitalise on the circumstances and opportunities life throws our way.

Let's look at the three types of luck in more detail

Heaven luck is the luck that we are born with, our destiny. This is determined by the exact date and time of our birth and the name we have been given. We can do nothing to change this luck, destiny decides if we are going to be in the right place at the right time or the wrong place at the wrong time, whether we are going to be handed money easily or if we are going to have to work for it. If we accept that we cannot change this, that the first hand we have been dealt in the game of cards that is life is the one that was meant for us, then we can concentrate our energy on what we can control and influence.

Human Luck is how we react to events in our lives. Human luck is what we have complete control over. Human luck drives our behaviour and the actions that we take. It is this that allows us to see either the positive or negatives in any situation. If we break our leg, miss a job interview because the train was delayed or make a bad investment decision do we wallow in self pity, moan at our bad luck and wonder why me? Or do we accept that if this was meant to be there must be a reason and focus on the positives and the changes that we have to make in our lives however hard they may be to accept?

The final of the three lucks is Earth luck. Earth luck is the luck that we can influence as we move through life. This luck comes from our environment, the place we were born, the family we were born in to, the society that surrounds us, the place we now live. We have no influence over earth luck when we are born but as we move through life we gaingreater influence. By using Feng Shui to balance and harmonise the energy in our environment, to align our personal energies with the energy in the universe we can start to attract what we desire to our life and influence the events that will bring greater fortune and good luck as we move towards our dreams.

A True Story

Several years ago when I first moved to London I was lonely. London is a very vibrant, social city but for people working on there own, who move to London from elsewhere, it can be difficult to make new friends and meet people. Having ended one bad relationship a couple of years before I felt I was ready to start a new one and so I had focused a lot of the energy in my home in the south west area, the area that influences love.

One evening I had been invited to a black tie party on a boat. The problem however was that I was very busy that day and didn't think I was going to be able to make it. Knowing it would be difficult I did all I could to try and ensure I could get from my client to the party in a 90 minute turnaround, taking the car rather than relying on public transport and getting my clothes out so that I didn't have to hunt around looking for them when I got back to the flat. Leaving my client at 6.00 I focused my attention on getting home in time to shower, change and get to the event for 7.30. I willed the traffic to be light and as I started to drive, focusing all my energy on getting to the party, the roads were unbelievably quiet, the street lights changed to green as I approached them and there was a parking space available right outside the door to my flat. I showered, changed and jumped in a taxi thanking my good fortune and my prior planning. I made the party with a few minutes to spare and three hours later met the man who is now my partner.

A perfect example of how the three types of luck all play a part in our journey through life.

Andrew James Laycock is a Feng Shui teacher and trainer, writer on spiritual thinking and owner of SoulSpirit Gifts an online retailer of spiritual, mystical and new age gifts. Andrew coaches and trains people on the principles of Feng Shui all over the world. When he is not delivering coaching and training sessions Andrew lives in the beautiful countryside of South West France where with his partner he hosts mind, body and soul training courses and writes articles and blogs.

To find out more about Feng Shui and to enable you to use it in your own life please visit Andrew's blog at http://www.fengshuiweekly.com.

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