“Here’s the thing about luck…you don’t know if it’s good or bad until you have some perspective.” —Alice Hoffman
Superstitions. Omens. Whether it be avoiding stepping on cracks so you don’t break your mother’s back or throwing salt over your shoulder to reverse the ill effects of previously spilling some, many of us have participated in such rituals in the hopes of preserving our good fortune. But what exactly does it mean to have good luck?
As Alice Hoffman states, perspective plays a key role in how we view luck. One thing we need to consider is why people are experiencing particular outcomes in their life. There are usually a lot of factors at play. Someone who may appear to have a lot of good opportunities come their way is likely having those materialize as a result of opening themselves up to chance. They are putting themselves out there—risking positive, neutral, or even negative consequences.
Perspective also means that sometimes how we view a situation changes over time. What we once saw as a “bad” thing, we now see as something that changed the course of our life for good. A lost job turned into discovering our true passion. A flat tire meant learning a new skill. Although life may throw curves at us, everyday we can choose what perspective to have about it.
Here are some essential oils you can use to help keep you both present and reflective: any of our 7 Chakras Essential Oils, Balanced, Courage, Frankincense, Grapefruit, Mind Body Soul (MBS), Palo Santo, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Spruce Black, and Thankful. You can add any of these to a diffuser and use during meditative practice or in an inhaler when feeling overwhelmed.