We celebrate today St. Patrick’s Day where water and beer is turned green, cabbage is a favorite vegetable and everyone has some relation to being Irish for the day. It’s an optimistic holiday where we can be excited for life, not take things so seriously and lighten up the dull with hearty laughs from pinching others. These modern day traditions of St. Patrick’s are fun, free- spirited and remind us to enjoy some spontaneity every now and again. The thing about St. Patrick’s Day that is most intriguing is it’s link to luck. Find a four leaf clover, look for the other side of a rainbow or simply the luck of the Irish all give us a renewed sense we can find that pot of gold and endless life happiness.
Isn’t it ironic that we always have to go to the other end of the rainbow from the end we’re at? Isn’t it curious that it could take a lifetime searching a field of clover to find the one that is lucky? Yet every year we celebrate this idea of luck and renew our thoughts for the possibility it could be true.
I believe there is an element of luck in life. It’s nice when something happens unexpectedly and blesses our life. Perhaps it’s something small like someone buying our coffee in line or something bigger either way it’s unexpected and we feel blessed from being in the right place at the right time. Then there is other kinds of luck where we happen upon a great opportunity that changes the course of our career, we meet the right person and fall in love or we discover what we really want in life. I think these things too have luck to them because we’re not always looking for them when it happens and yet they drastically enrich our lives. Luck to me is in the unexpected that gives us that appreciation for others, lifts us up and lets us change our perspective. It is the pot of gold at the other end of the rainbow that we may have forgotten we were even looking for.
Life has a way of just beating us up with wave after wave of hard times, challenges and complexities we don’t know how to figure out. We can become depleted from these events and feel nothing in life goes our way. I said at the end of 2019 that I hoped 2020 would be better in so many ways for my family. We have had a hard last few years with my husband’s illness, career bumps and just trying to survive every day. It at times seemed unbearable and I questioned how much more we could endure. Luck seemed like this far reaching idea and at times I would think maybe we’ll get lucky and catch a break. Maybe today would be a good day for my husband. Maybe today I will be able to trust my job will be secure to provide for us. Maybe we’ll get lucky. At times it was the only thing that I think made it possible to keep going.
I believe luck is like a last straw of hope. We need just something to go right. We need something to renew our hope in humanity. We just need a little bit of luck to get things going better. Perhaps it will be today and our momentum will change. Maybe it’s today we can see progress and our luck change. Can it all change today even in a small way? We only ever seem to have good luck or bad luck and like a bad penny bad luck seems to show up a lot sometimes. While it may take just a small amount of luck to change the tide and lessen the storm, I think we give luck too much credit for the results. See in all these scenarios we are pushing and trying different things. We are manifesting that opportunity, we are looking for ways to change our path. We are really in control of our own luck in so many ways. Certainly there are things out of our control and fate happens but I believe we can actually find our own luck by pursuing what our heart is calling us to do.
The other end of the rainbow is actually the journey between our head and heart! When we are aligned on our dreams, life calling, and focus on living our best life we are enjoying the journey. We are experiencing a life changing force of luck. We feel lucky. We have curiosity and want to enrich our lives with new experiences that make what we feel now continue. Luck builds on luck. When we focus only on the dark, troubling times we are living we cannot see the sky clearing, we cannot look up for the idea a rainbow is forming. We cannot let inspiration, creativity and spontaneity into our view when we only look down. However when we mange to lift our heads and look around we seen green. We see life. We see possibilities, hope and luck. It gives us the energy to press on and look for own opportunity, peace, fulfillment and luck.
When our family was living through the initial diagnosis of PTSD of my husband, my career was quickly blowing up. I had been promoted to a senior level position and we were in the middle of a relocation. Then the bottom fell out of my new position and we were spiraling into a quick disaster. It felt like the walls were crashing in on our family. We cancelled the move, took our home off the market and tried to figure what we were going to do. I was scared. I openly admit I was scared at losing all that we had worked really hard at earning. I was scared of how I could salvage my career to support my family. I was scared at what our future looked like if my husband couldn’t get the right help. There was a lot of fear, worry and sleeplessness as we tried to find the answers. I looked down a lot because I felt the weight of the world on my shoulders and didn’t know how to carry that burden.
There are still days these feelings of being overwhelmed come at me. It’s not been without a lot of effort and hard work that I have found some luck and hope. However, the power of survival in any life storm is our own outlook. The ability to look up for rainbows, see green fresh life and have just even a stirring of hope in our hearts that tides can change, storms will pass and life can be better. Sometimes luck is just the relief that the storm we’re in is abating for a little while so we can rest. Sometimes that’s all we need to come at it stronger and overcome it all together.
What I have found in the middle of life’s storms is that we can always find a rainbow or a small token of luck that can renew our hope and help lift us up. Sometimes that’s a coffee someone in line bought for us or sometimes it’s the bigger opportunity that gives us a chance to restart in a better way. St. Patrick’s Day reminds us this is possible but I truly believe it starts with our own ability to look up instead of down and listen to our hearts. Amazingly we are equipped with all that we need to call our own luck and path that leads to the beautiful place at the other end of the rainbow.
This is my personal oil blend that I created when I didn’t think luck or hope were possibilities in the middle of storms my family was living through. It’s a diffuser blend that I used as I cranked out resumes, went through interviews, continued to build Dragonspit Apothecary and find ways to support my husband in his illness. It’s a blend that I continue to use when I feel that flutter of uncertainty that is fear creeping in. May it bless you with some luck that enables you to press on, feel strength where you need it and find rest when you can’t go on.
Create Your Own Luck Blend
3 drops doTERRA Tangerine (Optimism)
2 drops doTERRA Bergamot (Self-esteem)
2 drops doTERRA Clove (Power)
1 drops doTERRA Basil (Over-thinking & overwhelmed)
1 drop doTERRA Vetiver (Stressed)
You can also make this into a roller ball bottle by using a 10ml roller ball bottle and fractionated coconut oil. Increase the oil drops to these amounts:
10 drops doTERRA Tangerine
8 drops doTERRA Bergamot
8 drops doTERRA Clove
3 drops doTERRA Basil
3 drops doTERRA Vetiver
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