What Is Luck? Is Luck Real? How Do You Get Good Luck?
The idea of good and bad luck has been with humankind since its beginning and continues strong.
Archaeologists unearth good luck charms and amulets from the earliest times.
The idea of luck pervades modern conversation, e.g., showing up in common expressions:
“Born under a bad sign.”
“If I didn’t have bad luck, I’d have no luck at all.”
“Some people live a charmed life.”
Charms and good luck rituals continue today. They are entrenched in society despite today’s cynicism about magic. Many a person who is not Pagan defers to the idea of luck. Horseshoes still hang above doorways. Knocking on wood is still practiced to ward off a possible negative outcome that has come up in conversation. Gamblers ask Lady Luck for help. Or they kiss dice before throwing them, which can be nothing other than an attempt to enchant the dice.
What Is Luck?
Luck is love from the Divine made manifest. The presence of Magna Mater—the Great Mother Goddess, Creator of all—and My Good Father is everywhere as luck. It flows through all creation, all around us, always available. You might also call this current of luck a current of blessings.
Or view it as the omnipresent potential for miracles. My Divine Parents have so much power and, being 100% loving, have both the capacity and desire to do amazing things for me constantly. Miracle has become part of my everyday, but I’m still amazed by the love they embody and the enormity of the miracles.
There are other definitions of luck. The above are mine—definitions that I’ve worked out for myself, based on my experiences. “What is good luck?” might be a question everyone has to answer for themselves. But we can learn from each other’s answers.
Is Good Luck Real?
I can only speak from my own experience. A lot of good things have happened to me that I believe sprung from luck, not from privilege or happenstance, because the happy occurrences were completely disproportionate to the background from which I came and the options available. On top of that, I consistently feel a flow of luck that lovingly holds me safe, carries me toward my goals, and blesses me with prosperity and everything else I need, when I let it.
Bad luck coming at you doesn’t mean you are unloved by the Old Gods, unworthy, a bad person, or lacking some sort of special spirituality. Some statements in this essay might seem to imply otherwise. Without writing an entire book or sitting down with you for an hour to exchange our ideas and life experiences, I can’t explain how those statements do not carry such implications for me. And, of course, we might still walk away with different opinions (which is a beautiful thing). However, some of my relevant beliefs can be expressed within the confines of this essay:
The Gods love you exactly as you are. For example, though I’m no saint, the Divine gifted me with spiritual breakthroughs that allowed me to survive some terrible events, live joyfully, and access daily miracles for myself and those I serve as a shaman. … And it was a good number of terrible events.
I believe in luck 100%. And life is life, with both triumphs and tragedies along the way. Luck does not change that. Nothing can.
Good luck doesn’t ward off each and every major disaster. Misfortune happens, and my Parents care about me deeply and take care of me wonderfully.
What good luck does mean is that, when bad things happen, there is a flow of goodness to help us out.
It’s comparable to a hammer, nail, or other mundane resources. When a floorboard comes loose, I might use a hammer and nail to tighten the floorboard back down. (Are those the tools used for floorboards? I know little about repairing floors. But you get my drift.) Luck is a resource on the magical level I can draw on. When I have a problem, I might try to ensconce myself in life’s flow of luck.
Two reasons I hold my belief in luck despite the awful things that have happened to me:
Without my excellent luck, those events could’ve been worse, lasted longer, and scarred me permanently. I also have repeatedly been carried out of tragedy’s trajectory by sparkly, luminescent magic.
How to Get Good Luck
Do you ever wish your luck was better?
I adore good luck symbols, charms, and good luck magic spells. Plenty of them can be found online (and I teach them too), so let’s add different ideas to the topic here.
I’ll start by reiterating a previous point. Throughout the universe is a flow of abundance, confidence, love, and life’s other goodies, including magical power, heart-healing, and whatever else you long for. Good luck is a state of your being nestled within that flow.
There are many ways to draw good luck, or you might say to draw on good luck, in the sense of making luck more available to us or ensconcing ourselves in its flow.
Five Ways to Get Good Luck
Here are methods that work for me.
1) I’ve noticed I make myself luckier when I acknowledge small lucks that come my way, even if they’re tiny. When I do that, my life opens to the flow of larger lucks.
I don’t have to do this perfectly for greater luck to come. Yes, the better I get at acknowledging small blessings, the more luck I receive, but the Gods love humankind so much that our luck can always exceed our attempts to open to luck.
2) I try to recognize good luck when it comes disguised as bad luck.
When things don’t go the way I want, I might fear serious problems that could result. Fear is natural, but I try not to focus on fear. My experience is that when fear occupies too much of me, luck diminishes.
To avoid getting worked up and consumed by worry, I tell myself, “Though things aren’t how you want, they might be good fortune in disguise and create a better result than you were hoping for originally, though you have no idea what that better result is yet.”
Again and again, not only did telling myself this calm me down, but the incident I didn’t like proved to be wondrous synchronicity—specifically, a lucky event causing a better outcome than would’ve otherwise occurred. The better result might not have come had I neither acknowledged luck had come to me in disguise nor diminished my fear.
I don’t have to be perfectly free of fears to improve my luck; luck is a gift from the Gods, a blessing I would not need were I perfect.
3) I strive to honor each step toward a goal. For example, I mentioned the Gods gifted me with spiritual breakthroughs. I hated hated hated the terrible events that led to those breakthroughs. I still hate bad things that happen to me, though I know each one’ll probably lead to another breakthrough. But I try to see them as steps toward not only more breakthroughs but to my ultimate goal of living happily. When I say happily, I include material happiness. I am Pagan, and so are my Gods.
Not only do I tolerate an awful incident much much much better, when I view it as a step along my path to happiness, I also feel opportunities suddenly nearing to fix the problem. In other words, I’ve opened my heart and life to more luck.
4) I create luck by facing my fears and worries.
I’m not suggesting you dwell on your inner turmoil but that you admit it’s there and allow yourself to feel it. In other words, I don’t want to sit in fear and worry, morose and self-pitying, but sit with my feelings. So that I can then release them and be done with it.
We don’t have to be perfect about facing and moving past our emotional upsets for our luck to increase.
Step 1) Choose a fear or worry—just a single fear or worry for this exercise—about one problem in your life.
Step 2) Sit with that feeling for a minute.
Step 3) Sit with the idea that executing step 2 might have moved you more into your luck.
Step 4) Note how you feel from having done the above step. You might sense luck in you or around you. If not, the exercise was not a waste of time. A magical exercise always provides a benefit, even if we never realize it came from that exercise.
5) I avoid resentments, sulking, a victim mentality, and blaming the world for my problems. I’ll talk about how this relates to luck but first, a few other things:
A victim mentality is not the same as recognizing you have been victimized. Some individuals have suffered great victimization, and long after it ends, incorrectly perceive abuse happening to them from everyone; this is a victim mentality. It is hard to escape that mindset if you’ve suffered a lot of abuse, but it can be done.
Abuse survivors are not the only people who might have a victim mentality. For example, some very privileged people complain the world treats them badly, their complaints all out of proportion to the way the world treats them. They are completely out of touch with the degree of suffering a victim might endure.
As to the other traits I mentioned avoiding:
* I’m not saying I should blame myself for a problem someone else causes me, but that I want to take responsibility for problems I give myself. And if someone causes trouble in my day, and I’m partially to blame, I want to take responsibility for my part in it.
* There’s nothing wrong with anger, but sitting in my anger would be unproductive and can hurt me.
* And sulking? Everyone needs a good sulk now and then. But not as a lifestyle.
Here’s how these negative traits relate to luck. I’ve noticed if I allow them much rein, bad luck abounds. My phone line goes out right when I need to make a crucial call, then the cat spills water over an important document that I need a clear copy of in 10 minutes, then so many similar problematic incidences follow suit as to be ludicrous, making a clear lesson that the aforementioned traits ward off good luck. … I would go further than that: I think these attitudes can submerge me in a flow of bad luck aka a series of negative events.
Were I to justify allowing these traits to continue unrestrained, by insisting they are the result of being unlucky, my justification might be somewhat true, but it would be a partial truth, since they clearly, in my case, also foster bad luck.
Goddess, thank you for helping me give these faults so little space in my life anymore.
Attracting good fortune is a mystical science and a lifelong path. I love that there are a lot more things you can learn and do to draw luck. Every way you grow spiritually and magically makes you luckier. My daily witch-spirituality practices really change everything for me.
Good Luck Supports Your Hard Work
Good luck is useful only if you take advantage of it:
1) Good luck doesn’t obviate the need for action on the mundane plane. Luck won’t help me get a job if I don’t write a resume. Luck is not a substitute for medical care by a trained physician, psychiatric counseling, or other therapeutic treatments. I am proactive on the worldly plane about reaching my goals.
2) I try to take advantage of the small lucks that comes my way: they open up the possibility for steps on the mundane plane, and even if they’re tiny steps, they lead to opportunities for bigger steps.
Is Luck a Stupid Idea?
It’s commonly thought that only “stupid, ignorant” people believe in luck. Some people look down on the idea of luck as if it’s a cheap superstition that only ignorant people buy.
Witchcraft has been suppressed because it frees and aids the rebels, the oppressed, and the wild fey-touched ones. Discrediting luck is one way oppressors naysay the spiritual legitimacy of the witch’s path.
Oppressors do not want us to get boosts of luck, so insist witches are insane evil con-artists, to make my offers to do good luck spells for you appear crazy or sleazy.
Oppressors don’t want us to study magic, lest it empower us and put us on a path to joyful freedom and self-fulfillment, a path that threatens a repressive culture. So they insist, “Ooh, witches are bad, mustn’t learn witchcraft.”
They’re right to be scared of magic classes. Most of my students’ll tell you, enroll in any of my courses, and it’s likely your luck will improve, while your powers on both the mundane and otherworldly planes grow. I teach a down-to-earth spirituality, blessed with luck and power by sweet Fairy Gods.
Don’t let anyone separate you from your magic. Don’t let anyone separate you from like-minded people. We stand strong together as magical miracles.
Miracles, Christians, New Agers, and Witches
Miracles are often touted in the Christian community by the people who berate good luck charms and the like. This is oppressive. They trust in miracles, believing them to come from Christ or a saint. Magic and miracle are the same in my eyes. I believe magic is the living presence of the Old Gods’ love for us.
Holding the New Age idea of elevating your energy to create abundance but looking down on those who seek luck—an activity that at times is tantamount to elevating your energy—is oppressive.
I’m not suggesting everyone should believe in luck. I’m objecting to disdain for those who hold the belief.
A classist society (classes delineated by race, gender, finances, or any other excuse to oppress) is served when anyone looks down on the idea of luck. Seeking luck has long been part of the cultures of the poor and BIPOC. These cultures are often ignored despite their power and beauty or, instead, are parodied with portrayals of insulting cartoon-like traits. Ridiculing luck as if someone must be stupid to believe in it is ignoring the beauty of the belief and damning it by misrepresenting it.
Disdain for the belief in luck helps maintain classism by alienating some individuals from their culture and the powers gained in it—in the case of this essay, the powers of luck and religions that are not mainstream.
I refute the idea that the mystical shimmer of luck is a hoax. That glow is real—the Gods’ gentle kiss on my forehead, filling me with power.
The happy buzz of magic is not delusion but power come to my aid.
Claim your powers.
Luck, Oppression, and the Fight for Freedom
Instead of being a sign of ignorance, stupidity, greed, or refusing to be proactive in one’s life, attracting luck is a traditional spiritual part of many oppressed groups’ culture. This has helped innumerable individuals endure hardship that might otherwise have killed them and even led to triumph against all odds. They fought the good fight and drew luck to improve their chance of success.
On the other end of the spectrum, when someone says they’re lucky and is thereby portraying a benefit they receive from their privilege as luck, they’re trying to gaslight those less privileged into thinking classism does not exist.
Sending You Luck Is One of My Life Callings
A spell for your good fortune can simmer in my cauldron: I offer spiritual transmissions, and one of the benefits of my particular transmissions is that they nestle you into luck’s flow.
If you cannot afford my fee, I provide scholarships, semi-scholarships, payment plans, and trades.
Even if you’re a lucky person or powerful witch, you might want a boost.
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