If you’re as old as I am, you’ll remember a popular song titled the same as today’s article, “I’m Looking Over A Four-Leaf Clover.”
I grew up in a small farm town on the shores of Lake Erie in Western New York State. Many of my large family lived in the same neighborhood. One of my favorite aunts, Lucy, lived next door to us.
Separating our houses was a large grassy field we often crossed when our families were visiting each other. Over the years, we traced a well-worn path across that field.
Aunt Lucy had a natural talent for finding four-leaf clovers. To me, a guy who’d never found even one four-leaf clover in his entire life, that seemed a most amazing talent. For years I’d looked frantically and fruitlessly for four-leaf clovers.
Four-leaf clovers seemed to find Aunt Lucy. She didn’t even have to look for them. And when they “jumped out” at her, she found them so irresistible, she just had to stop and pick them. As a result, we kids had tons of four-leaf clovers Aunt Lucy gave us.
After years and years of this, Aunt Lucy finally tired of it. She got to the point where, when she crossed the field to our house or back to her own, she would cast her gaze skyward to avoid seeing the abundance of four-leaf clovers begging for her attention.
Aunt Lucy knew what abundance was all about.
While you may not consider an abundance of four-leaf clovers true abundance, the principle is the same whether we’re talking about clover or gold or dollars or lovers or anything else your little hearts desire.
Abundance is your birthright. Abundance has been seeking you, stalking you even, ever since you were born into this lifetime. Abundance knows it is your birthright. It knows you are seeking it. It wants to come to you even more than you want it to come to you. It wants to come to you in any and every way you can imagine it.
And yet most of you, at least at one time or another in your lives–and some of you, for most of your lives–manage to resist and repel the onslaught of abundance quite successfully.
Why do you suppose that is?
This gentle soul, Aunt Lucy, can teach us much in this regard. Yes, her abundance came in the form of four-leaf clovers. But she was not lacking in other forms of abundance either. Though she was far from what your world would define as wealthy, she never lacked for what she wanted or needed.
She was a gentle, loving, trusting soul who knew all she ever wanted would be given her. She absolutely loved four-leaf clovers. And so the Universe delivered unto her an ever-increasing abundance of them. Even more than she could handle at times.
Do you see where we’re going with this?
All you have to do it ask the Universe. Or God–or the Great Spirit–the Christ–whatever name you choose. Ask for whatever you want, for your heart’s desires–and it is given.
And then–and this is the place where many of you falter–you simply trust. You KNOW in your heart, with absolute certainty, whatever you have asked for is already yours. And it is yours in great abundance as long as you remain open and trusting.
Often, as with Aunt Lucy, you will be given more of what you want than you are comfortable dealing with.
And that is a most delightful problem to have, wouldn’t you say?