This week, I’m sharing a video about the 5-leaf clover my friend sent me, because I love it as a perfect metaphorical reminder that we can always open ourselves up to more expansive possibilities – if we choose.
We human beings have some unconscious cognitive habits that serve us very well. There’s a ton of information coming at us practically every moment of every day, so from a pretty early age, we learn to distort, delete and generalize. And these habits really do help us to make sense of our world in a timely fashion, so we can complete the things we need to get done.
But they also cause us to look at our world through blinders, and because of this, we can easily start to take certain things for granted and create our own glass ceiling around almost any area of our life.
This is why I loved it when a friend of mine sent me a 5-leaf clover.
As soon as I saw it, I realized I’d never actually looked for a 5-leaf clover — ever. I guess you could say I didn’t really know they even existed. I considered a 3-leaf clover normal and a 4-leaf clover exceptional — lucky even — but a 5-leaf clover? I’d never even considered it. I looked it up online and found out that it supposedly means “double the luck.”
Wow, I hadn’t even considered doubling my luck. How about tripling it? Why not? Can you consider that? Can your imagination stretch that far? Imagination, belief and openness are all a sort of “muscle” we need to develop if we want our lives to expand in magical ways.
My mission for you this week, should you choose to accept it, is to start to see and embrace the 5-leaf clovers in your life. Take off your blinders and see those possibilities that lie beyond the things you consider exceptional or lucky.
And then once you train your eyes to look for and see higher possibilities, practice letting those possibilities in.
And I mean “practice” quite literally here. Flex those receiving muscles of yours as much as possible until they’re used to expansion, and exceptional will become your new “normal.”
I know it seems silly that we would be uncomfortable with GOOD things, but our bodies are set up for homeostasis. Change – “good” or “bad” — requires a little practice and/or some getting used to it. Still, what a joyful practice — exercising our ability to let in more and more good!
May your week be filled with 5-leaf clovers and may you recognize, receive and enjoy every one of them.
Much love and many blessings,
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