Lakshmi is the Hindu Goddess of Prosperity and Abundance. She and I have been bonding lately.
You know how it is when something catches your attention and then suddenly it seems you see it everywhere?
That’s how my story with Lakshmi begins.
Near the end of February her image started floating through my awareness; I would randomly realize I was thinking about Lakshmi. Several days after this I received a Lakshmi email that was being forwarded around talking about the positive power of Lakshmi and the energy of prosperity and abundance.
The email came with a beautiful image of Lakshmi. I thought, how perfect! I printed the image to hang next to me while I’m at the computer…it’s where I am. A lot. Where better to see Lakshmi’s glowing expression of prosperity and abundance than where I sit to work, write and do what I do.
Package of Three = Pay Extra Attention
I don’t know if you’re counting, but we’re on two Lakshmi encounters. I wasn’t counting at the time. And then, on March 5th…just days after I printed my image of Lakshmi the third encounter knocked on my door. Well actually, she came in through the computer as a post from Good Vibe Coach, Jeannette Maw.
Lakshmi is one smart goddess! She knew that if she came in through Jeannette for her third entrance that I’d be alert and paying attention. Jeannette’s post included a “money mantra”. I read it and immediately unglued my poster from the wall and scripted the mantra across the top in beautiful magenta lettering: “Om Shrim Maha Lakshmiyei Swaha”.
Jeannette’s post went on to explain how it’s been said that repeating the mantra 108 times in a row each day for 40 days consecutively will bring even more prosperity and abundance into one’s life. That sounded really good to me.
The Attraction Factor
I consider myself a good money attractor; an overall good prosperity and abundance manifester. Somehow over the last several years I seem to have gone left of center with my “in the zone-ness” about money and attracting it.
My relationship with feeling good about attracting money was stressed.
I have my notions about how and why that happened.
What’s important right now is that my awareness of being out of the zone, out of alignment with attracting money has been increasingly apparent. (I haven’t been attracting much… and by the way, I in no way attribute that to the current supposed state our our economy. I accept full responsibility. I create my reality. My attraction factor *was* out of sync. *see? stepping back in the zone!*)
Who’s that Knocking on the Door??
The timing of Laskshmi showing up is impeccable…downright serendipitous. She may have been knocking earlier for all I know…if she was, no one was home. We all know it’s only when we’re lined up with receiving what it is we need that it can actually arrive.
Having Lakshmi’s assistance now just makes it that much EASE-ier to move in the direction I was already headed with GRACE. It’s like having a buddy to help when you’re moving the big stuff; just so much better to have company.
On the spring equinox I decided to get serious with Lakshmi. I created my mala necklace (108 beads strung together to help track the number of times the mantra is chanted). Each morning from that day forward Lakshmi and I have been bonding.
That was 18 days ago as of the writing of this post.
I have had some brilliant aha! moments while doing this chanting. Even more so as I sit in the silence after the chant. Lakshmi’s energy is so alive and awakened within me. It’s absolutely palpable, the energy I feel is super hero like. I’m loving this and I see no reason to stop after 40 days at this point!
My first AHA! realization came after the first 3 days chanting. As I’m typing this I’m laughing because I could just as easily call it a DUH! moment. :0)
At first it was as if chanting the mantra was like when I get a new pair of shoes.
- They’re not entirely comfortable right away.
- They belong to me, but I haven’t made them my own.
- The shoes feel good to me; I like them a lot…I spend time in them and as the days wear on they become a part of me.
- Suddenly they’re so comfortable it’s as if I’ve been wearing them forever.
That’s what the first few days chanting, “Om Shrim Maha Lakshmiyei Swaha” over and over, 108 times felt like.
I liked it, it felt good…and it wasn’t entirely comfortable or my own yet.
In those first days I felt like I was chanting the mantra to something, some where…outside of me.
This is the AHA! / DUH! moment…
On day four it hit me!
Lakshmi is a part of me. Lakshmi’s energy is with me, within…all the time. She’s not outside some where…never was. She’s inside, a part of Source…where all the GOOD stuff is!
Is she always activated? Not necessarily.
When I bring my attention to her, to the energy of prosperity and abundance, is that energy within me infinitely available? ABSOLUTELY!
There it is!
From day 4 onward I felt the super hero charge of Lakshmi ignited within me and she’s been revved up ever since!
I live my life knowing that I have everything I need inside me. I live my life knowing the truth and power of Source that resides within me at all times. I know that I am the maker and the creator of my life experience; I relish in that knowing, I am grateful for that knowing.
And yet… Here I am. Being blown away by the powerful experience of recognizing the energy of prosperity and abundance within me like I’m meeting it for the first time.
Interesting, yes? It’s all about layers. Layer of experience. Depths of knowing. Infinite unfolding. A continuum. Life is grand.
I am eternally grateful for this AHA! moment. I’m grateful that I can still be surprised and amazed each time I discover something ‘new’ that was there all the time.
The energy of Lakshmi is newly awakened within me. The fullest potential of prosperity and abundance is awake within me! YES!
OK. So, now that I woke her up… What next? What has happened since?
- Unprecedented amounts of fresh energy and inspiration,
- more perfect clients,
- unexpected money
- …and so much more.
Seriously. In just 18 days! Love knowing that it’s just going to keep getting better and better!
Have you met Lakshmi?
Is she awake in your life?
How about the energy of Prosperity and Abundance?
Tell me about it…!