Those of us who follow the Law of Attraction believe in the innate ability to “attract into our lives whatever we are focusing on.” Furthermore, that all humans are subject to the very laws that govern the Universe.
If this sounds impractical to you, consider that Nobel Prize Winners, prestigious scientists at world-class institutions and others have reached a consensus about the Universe, namely, that the Universe is immaterial, mental and spiritual in nature. Take the following quotation from R.C. Henry, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University:
“As observers, we are personally involved with the creation of our own reality. Physicists are beings forced to admit that the universe is a “mental” construction.”
So, if the laws of the Universe are inextricably tied to conscious forces, the tenets that govern the Law of Attraction [LOA] are factual. We attract like energy, positive or negative.
The beautiful thing about this truth is that we can create a life of abundance. The word “abundance” means different things to different people (as you’ll soon see); for many, financial security is one aspect of an abundant life.
In this article, we present 10 (some peculiar) signs that money may be headed your way according to certain traditions.
10 Signs Money Is In Your Future
1. You Have Plenty of Loose Change
Feng Shui – which literally translates to “wind and water” – is an ancient Chinese art of placement; creating a harmonious environment that attracts and enhances the flow of chi (life force or spiritual energy).
According to Feng Shui, keeping loose change in a jar in your kitchen is a way of attracting financial abundance.
2. You (Ahem) are “Bird Bombed”
Birds, as creatures of the sky, often relieve themselves mid-flight. On rare occasions, a bird’s droppings will land atop someone’s head. While frustrating (because what do you do if you are, say, at work?) this may be an omen of good luck.
So, if you’re pooped on by a bird, try to remember this!
3. Seeing the Number 8 Everywhere
No, you can’t look for the number 8…so stop it (you know who you are!)
Joking aside, the number 8 is considered a homonym for “good fortune” in Mandarin and Cantonese. As a symmetrical figure, the number is seen as a sign of balance and inner peace.
(Bleck … *covers mouth*…oh, sorry!)
Some of us (including yours truly) hate bugs. Any bugs. Large and small bugs. Flying and crawling bugs. *Grabs swatter*
But, in some cultures and countries – Trinidadians [brown spiders and grasshoppers], Brazilians [gray crickets], Chinese [crickets and dark butterflies], and Barbadians [loud crickets] – certain creepy crawlers are seen as good luck.
5. Seeing Your Initials in a Spider’s Web
I have yet to see this personally, though I must admit it’d be pretty dang cool. Apparently, if you come across a spider web and can find your initials, you’ll have good luck with money the rest of your life.
(Google Images doesn’t count.)
6. Someone Gives You Money on a Lucky Day
Here’s another tidbit of wisdom courtesy of Fung Shui tradition. Google a Fung Shui Almanac and then find the day of your animal sign or the day of a new or full moon. Now, if you receive an unexpected gift of cashola, you may just be “in the money” soon after.
(Also, getting tipped a generous amount on your Lucky Day is equally lucky, per Feng Shui tradition.)
7. Your Java is Bubbilicious
The one’s peculiar, but nonetheless interesting! There’s an old East Coast superstition that finding bubbles atop your coffee predicts wealth.
Our Canadian friends have a similar belief, but with a twist. If you can locate bubbles atop your coffee and, using a spoon, catch them unbroken, money is coming your way. (To the local java joint!)
8. You’re Pregnant
Ancient Chinese wisdom states that pregnant women carry good luck in their bellies. If you find yourself in China, pregnant, head to the local casino or gambling joint. Odds are that nobody will bet against you. In fact, if you may be able to earn some coin without even playing. In China, gamblers consider it good luck to have a pregnant woman stand behind them when playing Blackjack. (Get that commission!)
9. Don’t Flip Your Bread!
In France, it’s considered bad luck to place a loaf of bread, baguette, or any type of bread upside down. In fact, according to French lore, “mishandling” bread this way can introduce misfortune and poverty into one’s life.
(Bonus: if you’re in France on Friday the 13th, buy a lotto ticket. Also, if you come across a coin with your birth year on it, pick it up. Y’know, just on the off-chance you find yourself in France on this day with a pocketful of pieces de monnaie.)
10. Visit the Water Fountain
This last one may seem a bit counterintuitive, as it originates from Greece – a country not having the best of economic luck right now – but hear us out.
In the “olden” days, Athenians would toss coins into water wells to keep it from going dry. It’s said that this practice brought good fortune onto the ancient land. This tradition caught on in a big way. Remember tossing coins in the fountain as a kid?
(Gosh, everything was so much more exciting back then!)