Gratitude is the gateway drug to abundance
“Expect abundance on every level.”–Eileen Caddy
I just returned from the jungles of Barahona in the Dominican Republic where, among other things, I ziplined through the jungle canopy. I leave again Sunday for California so I’m so grateful for all my online friends who can fill in for me. This guest post is from Cloris Kylie, an author, speaker and radio host. Enjoy!!!
Good Things Come in Threes
As part of a large extended family, I can say the death of a relative is not foreign to me. From a very young age, besides noticing the shock and emotions that usually arose when someone died, I was always amused by a statement that many of my relatives proclaimed: “I wonder who’s next. You know what they say…bad things come in threes.”
Some of my older relatives would even affirm that when someone passes, he or she comes back from the other realm to snatch a couple of extra lives. The reason? That’s what “they say.”
Like many of us, I was being programmed to believe in this triple-tragedy bundle.
However, something inside of me made me reject this program from the first time someone tried to load it into my subconscious mind.
I asked, “Who is ‘they’? Where are the statistics that prove this theory?”
The answer I received was a recollection of past situations in which three people had died or three tragedies had happened within a short period of time.
In one occasion, there had been two deaths, but nobody in the family seem to be ready to die after that. That’s when someone discovered that Mrs. Kent, an elderly neighbor a couple of streets down, had passed. The Law of Threes had been proven once again, and its effects appeared to extend to any of our Facebook friends and their Facebook friends.
With an average of 150,000 people leaving our world each day, I can see how the Law of Threes has perpetuated for years.
However, if we’ve proven this “law” is true by expecting it to be true, can we prove the law is flawed by expecting it to be flawed?
Furthermore, can we create a new law that says good things come in threes?
The resounding answer is yes.
It all comes down to what we place our attention on.
It all depends on our expectations.
One of the life-changing messages in Pam Grout’s E-Squared is that “what shows up in our lives is a direct reflection of our inner thoughts and emotions.”
If we make a conscious choice to expect not only the manifestation of our desires, but the appearance of miracles in our life, we’ll experience our wishes fulfilled and a miraculous existence.
So now, every time something good happens, I expect two more great things to come. I look for the fortune in every circumstance, even when the circumstance in question seems to be unlucky. A few months ago, I learned that the manuscript I entered in a contest hadn’t been selected for a publishing contract. I chose to see this as the opportunity to get my book out on the market sooner through self-publishing. The new release date was perfectly aligned with timely endorsements from amazing authors such as Pam. Managing the publishing process has been one of the best learning experiences in my life.
When I’m “lucky,” my senses are tuned in to the people or events that will become lucky #2 and #3, and I have a feeling that if I focus on finding lucky #4 and #5, I’ll succeed. As quoted in E-Squared, “Miracles are like pimples, because once you start looking for them you find more than you ever dreamed you’d see.”
Did something awesome just happen in your life? Grab on to your seat, because two equally awesome things are coming! Has nothing great happened lately? Even better, because once that first wonderful event happens, two more will follow!
What is your experience with the lucky version of the Law of Threes? Share it in the comments section below!
Cloris Kylie is a personal development author, motivational speaker, coach, and radio show host from Connecticut who focuses on the inner power that each of us has to manifest an extraordinary life. A sought-after lecturer and receiver of top communication and leadership awards, Cloris Kylie reaches every corner of the world through her blog and radio show. Her new book is Magnificent…Married or Not: Reaching Your Highest Self Before, During, and After Divorce.
Online radio show: http://blogtalkradio.com/magnificent