Saraswati

 

Saraswati
Saraswati and her peacock mount

Calling all actors, writers, artists, and musicians. Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of music and poetry and her story is the stuff of Bollywood movies. The first time I saw her was in the blue hut of a Thar Desert home filled with images of deities who played a magical role in their family life. I had just slurped opium juice from a shaman’s hands during the welcome ceremony so I might have been high, but I swear she was smiling at me! Recognized by her pet swan while playing a veena (musical instrument) her message is that each of us is a limitless being. When we take our focus off the material world and raise our vibration through music and creativity we spark new ideas.

I wish I could say I brought back amazing Saraswati statues from India, but they were difficult to locate. Although her image is everywhere – finding ultra cool pieces proved challenging. So, for now I just want you to know about her because she is important.

Saraswati Bulletin:

  • She blesses artistic projects
  • She focuses your mind on your talents
  • Saraswati helps you make better life choices
  • She teaches you to overcome fear, indecision, and ficklesness
  • Saraswati tunes your mind inward for perfect harmony
  • Without Saraswati there is only chaos and confusion

Are you creative and could you benefit from Saraswati inspiration in your life? 

How To Create a Ganesh Shrine

New Year. New beginnings. New projects. It’s time to get your new-new on (see Ray J’s video where he talks about new-new) and Ganesh is the elephant-headed Hindu god of prosperity that removes obstacles for success. When in India, all ceremonies and prayers begin with Ganesh. He is a protector and good to take on trips. Also a prankster who needs to be kept happy with his very own shrine. Feel the power when you activate your Ganesh shrine at the beginning of a business day to attract abundance or to bless new ventures. Here’s what you’ll need:
1. Ganesh statue
2. small dish of uncooked rice
3. Ganesh Magical Candle
4. sandalwood incense
5. yellow flowers

recite Ganesh Mantra:
Om gam ganapataye namaha

Pronounciation:
Om = ohm or aum
Gam = somwhere between “gahm” and “gum”
Ganapataye – gah.nah.paht.ah.yeh
Namaha = nah.mah.hah

What other magical and meaningful items could you add to your Ganesh shrine?

Lakshmi

 

Lakshmi
me in Varanasi, Lakshmi, and a lotus

Let’s eliminate “bag lady” fears. And how do we do this? With Lakshmi (Laxmi), of course. Lakshmi is the moon goddess of good fortune and prosperity and she will bless you with abundance if you ask for it. That is what is so interesting about her – if you don’t ask you don’t receive. She is not a mind-reader. You need to be proactive. She does not provide for dilettantes and lazy folks.

Are you searching for your true path and meaningful work that also draws in money? Lakshmi can be your spiritual career coach. Her name means “goal” or “aim” and she aims to make you rich. Lakshmi teaches us that abundance is available to everyone with faith. So I ask – do you believe in your own destiny and power? Then you need to bring Lakshmi energy into your house. She will bring you more of everything; money, time, knowledge, opportunities. Lakshmi helps you let go of “bag lady” fears!