This is how my day started today. I was walking to the car when I looked down and spotted a four-leaf clover. I have a knack for just spotting them. You could hunt all day and never find one. That’s how four-leaf clovers are, they have to call to you, you can’t just hunt them down.
There is an ancient mystique attached to the four-leaf clover that continues today. Myth has it that if you find a four-leaf clover it is a rare occurrence and an omen of good luck. In the Middle Ages, it was also thought to allow the bearer to see fairies and plant sprites. So it was that children often searched fields for a four-leaf clover in order to see into the magical realm of the spirit world. The four-leaf clover is an uncommon variation of the common, three-leaved clover. It has been estimated that there are approximately 10,000 three-leaf clovers for every four-leaf clover, and my yard can attest to that. I usually find a couple each summer, by accident.
According to legend, each leaf represents something; the first is for faith, the second is for hope, the third is for love and the fourth is for luck. I am taking it as a sign that I am on the right track and my intentions will manifest.
After finding the four-leaf clover I went to do some errands and people were particularly friendly to me. As I was walking to the store two men passed me and said hello. I smile and said hello back and one of them burst out in a “Praise the Lord!” like something awesome had just happened. As I walked to the door of the store another man opened it open, said hello like I was a long-lost friend and held the door for me. I must have been really shiny today! The energy today is also telling me that men are noticing me which is great considering the intention I have of meeting my partner.
The rest of my day flowed really well. I did some work for my business, had a visit and long conversation with my son and before I knew it was 3:00 and I hadn’t even eaten lunch.
One thing I have already become acutely aware of in the three days I have been on this Create-you-day quest is the level of mind chatter I still have going on in my mind. This become more apparent when you are alone. Yesterday when I was at the zoo I found myself thinking “Ok, what am I suppose to be doing now?”, “How is this going to get me where I want to go?”, “why am I doing this?”. All of those voices are about control, performance, and doing, three things I was programmed as a kid to do, by my parents and by society. Damn! I was surprised that I still had that chatter going on. If we have control we feel secure, if we are going with the flow we don’t.
It is clear that I am not yet comfortable with complete trust and complete flow. The voices didn’t have too much to do when I was working because I had the days I worked and I had the days I was off. There is a definite distinction not that all of my days are free, and the voices have gotten very active.
There is guidance and there is chatter and they are miles apart. We all have both going on all of the time, unfortunately the chatter can get very loud and we can’t hear the guidance. I have worked on the issues of control, performance and doing/achieving over the years but because it is a social program it is a hard nut to crack.
As a result of my years of personal develop I have awareness so I can see/hear what I am do and make a choice not to listen. I can choose to turn down the volume on my chatter and turn up the volume on my higher wisdom, which I can easily identify because of years of practice. Many people don’t have this ability and can only hear the chatter. Guidance has a different quality, a frequency and speed that is different from chatter.
There is a stream of personal guidance flowing through your mind that is just for you, just like there is an ongoing stream of chatter. The challenge is learning which one is which. I know for me part of what I am supposed to learn from this experiment is to turn the volume on the chatter way down and trust my life.
Thank you universe for the four-leaf clover today, it will help me remember.