The day before yesterday, I dropped my make up mirror (see photo). The side that broke was the magnified side: the side I use for plucking my eyebrows and putting on mascara. In other words, I never really use the whole face of that side of the mirror, just a tiny part of it. Still, with the crack across it, I realized that every time I used the mirror (which is almost every day), that old superstition about “breaking a mirror is seven years bad luck” would be in the back of my mind.
And that wouldn’t do.
Because the answer is, no, breaking a mirror in and of itself does not bring about seven years bad luck. But our entire life experience is filtered through our minds. So if we have a powerful symbol of something in our day-to-day environment – say something that we associate with bad luck – we can inadvertently begin to bring that bad luck about.
So to continue the story, I threw the mirror in the trash and decided to get a new one. But then I realized that I could go above and beyond trying to forget the mirror breakage ever occurred by transmuting the negative symbol/affirmation (i.e. the condition that would bring my spirits down) into an actively positive symbol/affirmation (i.e. a condition that would bring my spirits up). And (after fishing it out of the trash and wiping the coffee grounds off of it) I put two bandaids over the broken mirror and wrote the words “infinite good luck!” on them with a Sharpie. Now every time I pluck my eyebrows or put on mascara, the reminder that my good luck is infinite stares me in the face.
As an added bonus, I get such a kick out of my bright idea that my joy and sense of playful creativity will get a boost every time I gaze at my handiwork as well.
Of course this won’t be appropriate for every broken mirror, but the idea is – no matter what the superstition or situation – to find a way to transmute any limiting beliefs about bad luck into a strong conviction that your luck is infinite and your blessings are endless.
To put it a different way, we want to consciously wield the power of imagery and beliefs to shape our life experience rather than being unconsciously wielded by them.
Here are some ideas for how to do this:
- Say something like: “I now cancel, clear, delete, and transcend any beliefs that limit my luck, and powerfully affirm that my luck is infinite and my blessings are endless.”
- Burn feather or desert sage around the area while saying “infinite luck, infinite blessings, infinite safety, infinite well-being.”
- Say, “No person, place, or condition can change my infinite good luck. I am in the flow of well-being. Everything is perfectly unfolding for me, now and always.”
- Carve the words “infinite good luck” into an indigo, blue, or purple candle and light.
- Burn cinnamon/cinnabar incense or India temple incense and say, “The energy behind all fear is now transmuted into endless blessings and luck!”
- Put your foot down. Acknowledge that all the power to define your luck resides in your own mind, and bring about a positive shift in your circumstances like William Shatner’s character in this excerpt of the classic Twilight Zone episode “Nick of Time.”
UPDATE 1/13/2015: If you’d like additional support in transcending limiting beliefs about your luck and well-being, check out this video blog I just recorded on the topic: