Monday, February 24, 2014

Lakshmi - Let it be

This morning I've drawn Lakshmi from the Goddess Guidance Oracle. She is the Hindu Goddess of wealth, prosperity (both material and spiritual), fortune, and the embodiment of beauty. She is said to bring good luck and is believed to protect her devotees from all kinds of misery and money-related sorrows.  
Since things are a little bit emotional and hectic around here, I figured I could use a little bit of guidance. I wasn't surprised to get this card since lately I feel very connected to Durga and Kali, who are both Hindu goddesses as well.  Yet today in my approach to my youngest I've reacted a bit to fierce, so the gentleness of Lakshmi was very welcome for both of us . Instead of focusing on what is not, and what I lack ,Lakshmi teaches me to be grateful for the abundance she is giving me and for everything I already have. The caption says: Stop worrying everything is going to be fine.  
Mostly I want to solve problems right away. I offer lot’s of solutions and expect others to accept at least one of them.  But sometimes it is what it is; especially when feelings are involved. It is hard for me to just let it be for a while. Although Lakshmi is often associated with overcoming money problems, today for me she is  all about trusting the Divine and stop solving problems and quit mothering. Just being there for her is often already enough.

My mantra for Lakshmi is: Om Shreem Maha lakshmiyai Namaha

13 comments:

  1. I have a disabled brother in law who often says 'it is what it is' usually with a laugh.
    I've learned to do the same when I hit a wall. It makes me laugh too, as I hear Les in my mind saying the same thing.

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    1. I am still learning and forgetting and learning again etc. :)
      But the feeling this attitude brings is so peaceful

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  2. My daughter often tells me, "Mom I just want you to LISTEN and give me a hug, not try to fix me!" :) This mothering gig is hard sometimes.

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  3. Exactly what M was saying this morning too. When will I be patient enough.to really listen. My goodness it is even my word for this year. :D

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  4. My son has disabilities and is in need of extra support at the moment. As a parent I find it hard to not rush in and resolve all his issues for him as quickly as possible. Sometimes it really is about just being there and listening. Thanks for the reminder and for your post about the beautiful Lakshmi Ellen :)

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    1. Thank you for sharing Sharon! I am glad we can encourage eachother through our blogs to keep listening to our loved ones :)

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  5. Ah yes, mothering, one of the toughest jobs on the planet. Good luck remembering to listen, and let your daughter take care of herself, too.
    It's lovely to see you connecting with the Goddess, and I'm glad that meditating and chanting is finally clicking for you - such a beautiful practice. Today, I've been chanting to Tara again, also a reminder to be compassionate with myself and others :)

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    1. It sure is! :)
      Who could have imagined I would be chanting three months ago and now I just love it. It is almost as if the chant is still humming in the background after my meditation practice
      I hope you will find compassion for you and your loved ones. I love chanting to her too.

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    2. Yes! I love that the chant keeps on vibrating even after we finish :) It is funny, I remember you writing on Eowyn's blog saying you didn't like chanting, what a change!
      Tara keeps coming back to me these last few days, and though not sitting at my altar, I have been chanting to her while doing the dishes and other such tasks :D

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    3. I do the same thing and it helps me focus on the task at hand
      Yes it has been a major shift for me:)

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  6. This is a nice and reassuring card--I really like receiving it! I really do think all parents (but really all humans in general!) struggle with letting go. I know it has been super hard for me with my daughter, given her past health struggles. I always worry that something may happen. In truth, I can't stop everything that might happen to/for her, and I probably shouldn't. She will experience a variety of things just as I did. I do want her to know that I think she can deal with it!

    Hugs galore,
    MM

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    1. Thanks MM. It is indeed difficult to let go. But as you've mentioned control is an illusion.

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