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Ep: 53 Do You Believe In Luck?

Ep 53: Transcript


Jennifer Gunson 0:05
Do you believe in luck? Are you lucky or unlucky? Listen while Sharyn shares lucky symbols and ideas from around the world with you. And then, you can decide where your ideas fit into your ability to be lucky. Let’s get started.

What is the true meaning of luck?

Sharyn 0:33
Hi, and welcome back to Medium Well with Psychic Sharyn Rose. Hi, everybody. I’m happy you’re here. I want to talk to you a little bit about luck. And I was hoping you could stick around because I’m going to draw a card at the end of this session. And that might be your lucky card. And I want to talk about luck because how many of you believe in luck? Do you believe in luck? Do you believe in good luck? Bad luck? Do you believe some people are luckier than others people? Do you think you’re more fortunate than other people? Do people call you lucky? Or are you just one of those people that never has any luck? I’m asking you this question because there’s an extensive broad spectrum of beliefs about what luck is. What does luck look like? What is luck? How is it represented? And can we create our luck? If we do that? Is it still called luck?

Four Leaf Clover Photos

Do lucky numbers exist?

So, for example, in numbers, there are lucky numbers for some people and unlucky numbers for others. And I remember when I was growing up, I remember hearing unlucky number 13 and black cats. Of course, that was always around Halloween. You always heard that black cats were unlucky. But the unlucky number 13 was something I grew up with, and the only person I ever met that was contrary to that whole idea who thought number 13 was the luckiest number on the planet was my father. So consequently, because I adored my father, I also believed and have always felt

the lucky number 13 is random. That 13 is a good number. But many people think that the number 13 is unlucky. And black cats. I love black cats. I think they’re amazing. But there’s that old superstition, like how far does superstition overlap with luck too, like, how much to superstition play into whether we believe we’re lucky or unlucky? Or whether we think we will have good luck or bad luck? Because that’s telling right there, isn’t it? So I have some questions for you. And there, every culture worldwide has different ideas of what luck looks like. And I have a different notion probably from you as to what I see luck as being. And so one of the questions that I have for you is about numbers. A lot of people are attached to numbers these days. For example, I got an email from a client looking for an appointment this morning. And when I looked at the time, I thought she sent it yesterday when I wasn’t working, and I got all the emails this morning. And when I looked at the time, or the day she sent it, it was 1111. And for me being in work I’m in, I instantly knew that this was a client that I was probably going to end up with an appointment with, and she was going to be coming in, and I would be getting the chance to meet her. Because 1111 represents that to me in that particular scenario. Being intuitive also puts you in another spot when you are connected to numbers, lucky numbers, and lucky numbers. What is a good number, what is not in Asia or the Asian communities, Chinese and Japanese cultures mainly, two numbers are considered good luck? And one of them is a number that I always refer to as the money number. And that’s number 8. And of course, number 7 has followed itself around the world to our culture, where number 7 is considered lucky in an ad kind of gambling. Scenario number 7 is considered lucky. Number 8 is considered money luck, insects, bugs, any insect some people think that some are good luck. Some believe that they’re bad luck, and some look at bugs and see only bugs. Again, when you’re working inside the holistic community and with intuition, bugs often do have meaning. There’s some symbolism, but the ladybug is one of the insects that has a reputation for being lucky in my world and is considered good fortune. Still, some believe that if you see a ladybug, you’ll be protected from evil, so that could be good fortune protected from evil. Others think if you have one as a pet, you’ll get wealthy sooner, so there’s the excellent fortune aspect if one lands on you when you’re sick, you’ll take your illness away. Is that oh luck, or is that the luck of the ladybug? Or is that superstition? And look at, you see how everything kind of crosses over there?

Why is the dolphin a lucky animal?

Which ancient culture considered dolphins to be lucky? And to be very honest with you, dolphins have a considerable reputation. They are sacred even in many different ancient civilizations, such as the Egyptian culture, the Romans and the Greeks all have a connection to the dolphin and believe they’re all fortunate. Christians and Native Americans have seen dolphins as protection. So ancient cultures like Roman, Greece and Egypt also thought of this animal as good luck, the dolphin, and the belief was said to come from sailors who spent time away from land and dolphin swimming as a sign that land was near, which makes sense, right? It’s kind of like the seagull. If they see a seagull, they know they’re close to land after being at sea for not much time away.

Why is the number 8 special?

Back to the numbers, there was the part that I missed here. Chinese people are very much valued. The number 8’s pronunciation is similar in Chinese to wealth as Chinese words for wealth and prosperity; the 2008 Beijing Olympics started on August the eighth, 2008. Now, look at that 080808 at 8:08 pm. Is that because they wanted the games to be lucky? Because they see that as a lucky number, and 8 is the money number. But isn’t that something you realize that they had started the games at that time and on those days, and in Japanese mythology, the seven lucky gods or the gods of good fortune? So 7 and 8? That’s where they come from in the Asian culture.

Does Buddha bring good luck?

Let me see. What’s another one where religion does rubbing a particular person’s belly possibly result in good luck? The only way I can answer that is if you notice that the Buddhist culture has their Buddha, fat Buddha, and if you rub the fat Buddha’s belly, that is supposed to be good luck. Now that the Laughing Buddha is called the fat Buddha is the Laughing Buddha. And it’s widespread to hear that rubbing the Buddha’s belly is a charm. A charmer statue results in good luck. The Buddha’s real name was Siddhartha Gama, a prince who was enlightened by the age of 35, reputedly. And he then became the Buddha or the wise master.

Why is a horseshoe lucky?

Other things are more familiar; we’re more familiar with them in our own culture, which symbolizes good luck to us. So what would we consider to be good luck in our culture? Well, we have things like the horseshoe, and we have things like coins; we use coins and fountains, right? The horseshoe is believed to bring good luck, fertility and fortune. According to some legends, a horseshoe pointing up will bring good luck and pointing down will have the opposite effect. Now there’s something else that comes into play here the elephant. If you have elephant trinkets in your home, and if the trunk is pointing up, it’s considered good fortune, and if it’s pointing down is considered a sign of illness. So it’s the same with the horseshoes now; another thing we consider to be an object of good luck is a dream catcher in our culture, which comes from the native tradition. The Aboriginal tradition is set to catch negative images from dreams so that you don’t have to have nightmares coins, we throw coins into wishing wells and fountains all the time, and you could have good luck now. Does the good luck come from the coin in the fountain or the horseshoe you’ve got hanging with his points up? Or the elephant’s trinket that you’ve got in your home? Or the dream catcher you’ve got hanging above your bed or in your bedroom so your sleep won’t be disturbed? Or are the coins you throw into the fountain the coins? Lucky Coins? Is it you that puts the luck in the coin? Or is the coin carrying its luck is the question because I think that many people believe in luck, but they’ve learned to believe in certain things through their traditions. In their own culture. The Trevi Fountain, known as the Fontana, determines who was sculpted in 1762. In Italy, tourists flocked to it. It said you’d return to Rome if you threw a coin. All of those are considered lucky – to throw coins and make a wish, and your wish will be guaranteed to come true if you throw it into the fountain – which culture believes that wearing sapphires in favour of the gods can be that lucky.

Does sapphire bring good luck?

People do different things worldwide to incorporate luck into their lives and create a lifestyle. The sapphires are blue; Of course, this blue stone was said to possess magical and supernatural powers. The gym also has a meaning in some parts of India as it represents health and wealth, not just in Greece. But in Greece – it is the culture that believes wearing a sapphire invited the gods’ favour, but it also has meaning in India as it represents health and wealth. And that brings me back to things like precious gems and working with different gemstones. Some believe certain gemstones are lucky, some are unlucky, and that you can cast spells or calm down the waters with other rocks, the Native American leader. Tecumseh – his name translates to the shooting star, and Tecumseh, which means shooting star in Shawnee – lived from October 18, 1768, to March 1813. And he was an essential leader for the Native Americans. He opposed the United States in the War of 1812. And there’s a big one that is international and around the world. And that’s a three-leaf clover, better known as a shamrock and Ireland. Four-leaf clovers are both popularly associated with good luck. There’s a holiday connected to shamrocks called St. Patrick’s Day. It’s an Irish celebration celebrated on March 17th. Now the Irish are a very colourful culture. And they have other good luck representations, including the rainbow and the pot of gold. And, of course, the Leprechaun, who is guarding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Pan Celtic festival is also Irish and has been celebrated since 1971. It’s incredible how many different aspects of luck are symbolic!

How can I attract my luck?

Now my question to you is, does the item bring luck on its own? Or do we create the chance in it? If you fall, anything to do with the law of attraction, you know that as we think, we make our reality. And what that means is when we believe in something, if I think that by hanging a dreamcatcher above my bed, I will have sweet dreams, I will then I will have sweet dreams is a perfect chance of it. Because who creates my reality, I make my reality. So my thinking process is the forerunner to anything that comes to be in my existence. Here is a human, if I throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain, and I make a wish, and I believe sincerely with all of my heart that wish will come true, then there’s a perfect chance that wishes will come true. But was that because I threw the coin in the fountain? Or was it because the connection in my heart and soul and my energetic aspect believes so strongly in cash in the rush that I’m able to bring it to become the truth and make it my reality? What do you think is luck? I spoke to my granddaughter earlier today, and she was talking about a fair they’re having in Calgary. She was at this fair, and it’s a small fair. All the vendors had their tents or little vending stations lined along the street; she entered a couple of different drawers like everybody does when they go to those types of fairs. And she won twice. She wanted two things. And she was thrilled. And one of the first things she said to me was I never win, things like that. But she has been working hard on developing a more positive lifestyle and being a more positive, happy person. And she’s doing it. She’s brilliant. And she’s glowing because she’s happy. She’s living her best life. And look what happens. And she didn’t expect to win. But she was probably insane. Wouldn’t it be fun when she put her name in? The same thing as when I was entering those draws in the home lotteries with the idea that, okay, it’s time now. I’m going to start winning stuff. And I just knew I was going to win things! Was it because a home lottery was available, and I donated some money to the process? Was that why? Or is it because I believed I could win with all of these symbols? Do they reinforce the thoughts we grew up with and the beliefs that we already had? In the animal oracle cards, the ladybug is represented by Fortune. The ladybug is described as an animal of Fortune. Good fortune. Numbers are huge. And some numbers work well with our natural birth numbers, which you can look up in numerology if you want to study. And some conflict with some of the numbers considered lucky, like, say, number 8, which is regarded as fortunate in Asian culture. But maybe where you are in your place in the world. And maybe in your life, maybe eight doesn’t mean anything to you. Perhaps

it means nothing but seven might be powerful. Possibly 1111 might be powerful, or 22 or any repetitive numbers. And can just rubbing your belly bring you good luck? Does it have to be Buddha? And what if you had a dolphin and went to the casino, and you just set it on the casino?

What things can bring good luck?

That brings to mind I’m thinking casino because I haven’t been in a bingo hall for 100 years, I’m sure. But I used to go to bingo. And you would see these people at the bingo halls with all these items lined up above their bingo cards. And they were, I mean, they were good bingo players, these are people that are playing like 20 and 30 different cards, I’d struggle to keep up with two. But it was hilarious. And then there was a point when the troll dolls became big. And everybody seemed to have a troll, those little troll dolls with the naturally crazy hair, because they believed that they would get lucky and they would bring them luck. Look at sports. When you go to final games in like hockey, all of a sudden, they make it to the finals, and these teams make it to the Stanley Cup Finals. Nobody shaves, and everybody leaves their beard leaves their beard to grow until they’re one way or the champions they’ve lost, but they don’t believe that cutting their beard is lucky. They think it’s unlucky. And is that because the beard does make a difference? I don’t know. Maybe. But is it the beard? Does that bring luck? Or do you bring luck? How much fun can you have with luck? Look at the Indianapolis Colts; they’ve got the horseshoe as their symbol. And if you look at it, the horseshoe always points up. It doesn’t have the points down, right? So 4, leaf clover. If you find a four-leaf clover, you’re, I mean, people have searched through clover fields to see it because they are rare. But a three-leaf clover, any clover, is considered lucky. And of course, as you know, there’s an Irish experience to go with that – St. Patrick’s Day – where we drink green beer and wear leprechaun hats. And we look for that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and that the leprechaun is guarding that gold! I think it’s fantastic. I think it’s enjoyable! And I believe that luck – the idea that a black cat crossing your path will bring you bad luck – I think that for some people, that’s terrifying. In my business, I’ve had people from other cultures come in here and ask me how they could get rid of a spell cast upon them by somebody they knew from their own country. And it brought me up short when that happened because my culture doesn’t believe in casting spells on one another or that a bit can take place. But I’m susceptible to the fact if you think something’s going to go wrong, or you believe that that person has power through their spell, you will make it your reality.

What does it mean when you are unlucky?

Let me tell you a story. This is a story. This is an unlucky story. This is a story about a man who cleaned railway cars. And when he washed the railway cars, he would go in, and they would clean them when they were emptied after they’d been emptied. And he would go in and clean the cars out. So they’re ready to be loaded again for the next trip. And before the train leaves the station. And he went in his working away and doing his thing. He’s whistling, and he’s happy. Then he goes into the railway car, and one particular one starts cleaning and the door slams shut behind him. He’s not worried about it until he realizes he’s in a freezer car. So he thinks, oh Lord, I hope I can get out, and he goes and tries the door, and he can’t get it open. So he yells and screams at any haulers because he knows it’s a freezer car – he’s going to freeze to death if somebody doesn’t open the door! And time passes, and the following day, the officials open the rail cars and get ready to load them all. And they find the man who cleans the rail cars frozen to death in the freezer car. But the thing is, the freezer car was never turned on. What do you say to that? I told you it was an unlucky story. The point I’m getting at here is how much of the stories that we tell ourselves every day, all day long, something we have in our head, something that we believe in so powerfully; he thought he was in a freezer car; he didn’t check to see if it was turned on. He didn’t even think about that. It was a freezer car. And in his mind, he would die if he didn’t get out of that car. And he did. And he died from freezing to that.

What are common superstitions?

So if you do have superstitions, or if you do have luck, belief in luck, and what you believe is luck or lucky. You maybe want to sit down and say, how much damage am I doing to myself? Am I avoiding walking under a ladder, for example, because I figure if I do that, I will end up having a terrible accident down the road because that’s the way walking under a ladder supposed to happen? If you believe that, you might want to sit down and try and identify where that idea came from. There’s another one that I always share with my clients, and it’s so hilarious, a cucumber. And I know some of you out there have cucumber stories to tell. I know you do because I’ve reacted my office. Some people will cut the end off a cucumber and rub it on the cucumber, and then throw the lot away. Now, if you do that, do you know why? Do you know why you do it? Do you do it to get the bitter taste of the cucumber? Do you do it to get the toxins out of the cucumber? Do you do it because your dad or mom taught you to do it? And why did they do it? Did they do it because their dad or mom introduced them to it? This is called clan thinking and a lot of our thoughts about luck. Superstition comes down through our family line, and we learn them at our parents’ knees. And the cucumber – there’s a lot of people that also don’t cut the end off a cucumber and rub it on the cucumber and throw it away, and they haven’t died from toxic cucumbers, and they still eat cucumbers because they’re not bitter. So why do some people think that cucumber will be painful or there will be toxins in it if they don’t do that? Everybody’s different; every culture is different. What I’m suggesting here is that you might want to sit down and take a perfect look at your thoughts on luck and superstition. If you believe, 13 is unlucky, and you’re a gambler. You like going into the casinos, hey, maybe next time, take a chance and play on the hapless 13 machines and see if your mindset changes to, hey, this could be lucky, because I always think of it as a lucky machine or a lucky number, but it’s considered bad luck by many.

How do you use animals in Oracle cards?

Let’s pick a card and see how lucky you are today! I’m going to pick one because we’ve talked about the black cat. I will pick a card from the Animal Oracle deck, which I have chosen, Thunder Dandelion. Speaking of cats, that Tiger is the message for you today. For this week’s podcast. You are being called upon to provide leadership, so trust that you can do so. You’re lucky, so you are capable of doing so. Thank you so much for tuning in to this episode of Medium Well with Psychic Sharyn Rose. That was fun! I like that topic. Energetically, just how in charge are we? Have a good one, everybody—Bye-bye for now.


Jennifer Gunson 21:49
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