Legend has it that the first three leaves of a four-leaf clover symbolize faith, hope, and love, and that God added the fourth leaf for luck.
Now we love legends as much as the next quirky group of natural healing and wellness advocates, but this one got us thinking…
What happens if you find a three-leaf clover? Does that mean that all you get is faith, hope, and love? That doesn’t sound too unlucky to us!
And just how uncommon are four-leaf clovers? Turns out they are a mutation of the three-leaf kind, so they are pretty rare--but not as rare as...wait for it...FIVE-LEAF clovers, or, better yet if the logic holds, the uber elusive six-leaf clover.
When it comes to accessing luck through the appendages of plant life, it may well be fun, but it also seems a bit ... arbitrary. And understanding that may be the biggest stroke of “luck” yet.
The dictionary defines luck as “success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one's own actions.” You may have noticed we like to put our own twist on things (think chronic wellness instead of chronic illness, and wellness revolution instead of resolutions), so we’re going to do it here, too.
In the universe of Complete Wellness, luck isn’t about chance, or our success or failure (as if things were as simple as that anyway, lol!) depending on outside forces we have no influence over. It’s about claiming our own power and manifesting our own wellness and abundance.
OK, so we didn’t so much tweak the definition as propose its exact opposite. Nonetheless, this March, we’re suggesting that our own actions have the power to shape our wellness and our lives. Oh, don’t get us wrong--we’re still going to clap when we find clovers of any kind, and delight in the idea of leprechauns and all manner of supposedly legendary creatures--but we’re going to do it knowing that each one of us has the power to make our own “luck.”
Join us this month for a fun exploration of legend and our own brand of “luck”--you may just spot a few clovers along the way.
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