I have been pondering on luck a lot just recently and wondering what makes one person seemingly blessed with good luck and another seemingly cursed with bad luck? I do believe that a lot of it is down to attitude, but the fact remains that bad things do happen to good people. Take the recent tram crash in London - all those people were doing is heading off to work as usual when bad luck struck them down. It is unfair and tragic and it makes us question the fragile fabric of life.
For me luck is largely a matter of what you focus on the most. In the realm of magic, like attracts like, so if you concentrate on how unlucky you are then you are effectively magnetising misfortune your way. Changing your thinking to a more positive mindset isn't always easy, because to begin with, you will still be dealing with the misfortune you have already attracted. It is hard to be optimistic in the face of ill-fortune and unlucky events but that is exactly how you turn things around.
I have always believed that I am protected and guided by a higher force; if something bad happens then it is designed to teach me something, or make me even stronger and more resilient. I try to trust that my path will be smoothed out for me and that, so long as I put the effort in and work hard to reach my goals, I can achieve whatever I set my mind to. This kind of methodical achievement is often referred to as luck and I do feel very fortunate to have ticked off so many life goals.
But that doesn't mean that I don't have bad days, or that I have never felt let down - I do and I have. Sometimes I wonder if my luck might run out, but deep down I believe that luck and blessings are not a finite resource. There is always plenty to go around for all of us to share and enjoy.
A lot of it is about recognising an opportunity and I must admit that in recent years, I haven't always been great at this. People who have been betrayed in the past sometimes look for trickery where there is only opportunity and I have certainly been guilty of this myself! I am trying to be more watchful for opportunities as they come about, so that I can grab them with both hands.
Sometimes it is our fears that get in the way of good luck. A lucky chance might present itself to you, only to be turned away because it has triggered fear or anxiety. How many young starlets have run away from opportunity when stage fright struck? The idea of success can be just as fear inducing as the idea of failure, and both fears can block out the lucky breaks.
I tend to keep the good fortune flowing into my life with a few witchy tricks. When I feel weighed down, I do a bit of decluttering and have a clear out. When I feel misfortune is sweeping in I do a cleansing ritual in my home to banish negativity. When it is my attitude that is becoming negative I re-read my favourite self-help books to boost my positivity. I try to focus on all the good things in my life right now by writing out a gratitude list of five things each day. Once I have made the changes I need to make personally and at home, then I cast my focus to the wider world.
I like to cast a quick lucky angel spell by lighting a tealight and saying a few words of blessing. I do this daily. This activates the threefold law, which states what you send out you get back times three, so it is a great way to draw good fortune your way, at the same time as putting some much needed love and light out into the universe for those who need it most. Let the angels take your blessing where they will. Then keep your eyes peeled for the threefold return to bring lucky blessings your way.
Magic doesn't have to be complex to be effective. Blessed be!