Wed, May 25|
Goddess Activation: Lakshmi
The 4th Goddess of the 13-part Goddess Activations! Lakshmi She is the goddess of wealth, fortune, power, luxury, beauty, fertility, and auspiciousness. She holds the promise of material fulfilment and contentment. She is described as restless, whimsical yet maternal.
Time & Location
May 25, 2022, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
About the event
These events are inspired by my experience and synchronicity with many different guides and masters of light. Every day I am bombarded with synchronicity and symbols that tie to one another and often many guides, and Goddesses make themselves known to me for one reason or another.
We started with Brigid and then Kali last time Isis and now Lakshmi who when I went to double check if it was indeed supposed to be her I grabbed a deck I know she is in as well as the others who I suspect will come soon enough, she popped out as I shuffled.
For some reason May makes sense for her in my mind which is because of abundance and prosperity. Now feels like the time when things spring to life and grow. Then of course the Maya connection is tied to the 7 sisters for me as well and the Pleiades sisters are aligned with the earth right now much better than in other months, and Maya is the name of one of the sisters I felt a strong connection to in many ways, one being that it ties to thew heart chakra there, and the other was her mythology story and her circumstances in life.
The Maya tied to Lakshmi is a bit different but it still all connects in the way my mind unravels the signs and syncs. She is also connected to lions and Lions to me are Lyran and Ancient wealth and abundance royal regal and powerful so it again made sense to me and my crazy brain but was a reason I had almost put her off for the month of 8 August with the Lionsgate and such. However now I am being made aware that Sekhmet will likely be the one joining us then and as dor the June and July I guess time shall make me aware of who is to appear, Ix Chel the Jaguar Goddess I refer to her is also stepping forward so perhaps we shall see her soon and Maat is another who has been coming up a lot in recent weeks.
Anyway we will come together and I will pull the cards assosiated with her from my many decks, which I have already done tonight from 5 decks. I will read the accompanied messages she has and deliver any messages spirit gives me to share the time of the event. We will also have a ritualistic meditative time to connect with her and of course ask for blessings and prosperity in the ways that best serve us on spiritual, mental, emotional, and material levels. We bathe in her love and nurturing light and learn from her how to be the devoted consort of the Masculine aspect as she is the perfeted feminine aspect. They compliment each other harmoniously and powerfully.
The event is a Live Zoom event and replay is available to rent or own after through Vimeo. purchase all 13 events in advance on Vimeo or one at a time as we go is totally up to you. Links can be found on my Activations page of the website!
Lakshmi is the divine power that transforms dreams into reality. She is Prakriti, the perfect creation: self-sustaining, self-contained Nature. She is Maya, the delightful delusion, the dream-like expression of divinity that makes life comprehensible, hence worth living. She is Shakti, energy, boundless and bountiful.
She is the goddess of wealth, fortune, power, beauty, fertility and prosperity, and associated with Maya ("Illusion"). Along with Paravati and Saraswati she forms the Tridevi of Hindu goddesses. Lakshmi is venerated as the prosperity aspect of the Mother Goddess. Lakshmi is both the consort and the divine energy shakti- of the God Vishnu, the Supreme Being. She is also the Supreme Goddess and assists Vishnu to create, protect and transform the universe.
Lakshmi is depicted in Indian art as an elegantly dressed, prosperity-showering golden-coloured woman standing or siting in padmasana on a lotus throne, while holding a lotus symbolising fortune, self-knowledge, and spiritual liberation.
Her iconography shows her with four hands, which represent the four aspects of human life important to Hindu culture: dharma karma artha and moksha. Vedic scriptures describes Lakshmi as having eight or eighteen hands and as sitting on a Lion or Tiger.
Lakshmi personifies wealth, riches, happiness, loveliness, grace, charm, and splendor.Lakshmi springs with other precious things from the foam of the ocean of milk when it is churned by the gods and demons for the recovery of Amṛta. She appeared with a lotus in her hand and so she is also called Padmā
Below, behind, or on the sides, Lakshmi is very often shown with one or two elephants and occasionally with an owl. Elephants symbolize work, activity, and strength, as well as water, rain and fertility for abundant prosperity.
The owl signifies the patient striving to observe, see, and discover knowledge, particularly when surrounded by darkness. As a bird reputedly blinded by daylight, the owl also serves as a symbolic reminder to refrain from blindness and greed after knowledge and wealth have been acquired.
Most of the Imperial Gupta kings held the goddess Lakshmi in the highest esteem. Goddess Lakshmi is Simhavahini (mount as lion) on most of the coins during their rule. Coins during the rule of Prakashadiya, a Gupta ruler, contain the Garudadhvaja on the obverse and Lakshmi on the reverse.
Lions are also associated with Veera Lakshmi, who is one of the Ashtalakshmi. "An image of Gajalakshmi is found with two lions — one on either side of her. Two elephants are also shown near her head and by this we can say that Lion is also the vahana of Lakshmi
In some representations, wealth either symbolically pours out from one of her hands or she simply holds a jar of money. This symbolism has a dual meaning: wealth manifested through Lakshmi means both materials as well as spiritual wealth. Her face and open hands are in a mudra that signifies compassion, giving or dana ('charity').
Lakshmi typically wears a red dress embroidered with golden threads, which symbolizes fortune and wealth. She, goddess of wealth and prosperity, is often represented with her husband Vishnu, the god who maintains human life filled with justice and peace. This symbolism implies wealth and prosperity are coupled with the maintenance of life, justice, and peace.
She is also the personification of spiritual fulfillment. Lakshmi embodies the spiritual world, Lakshmi is the embodiment of the creative energy of Vishnu, and primordial Prakriti who creates the universe.
Lakshmi is considered Prakriti and is identified with three forms — Sri, Bhu and Durga. The three forms consists as Satvas (goodness, balance) and Tamas (destruction, chaos) and Rajas is innate tendency or quality that drives motion, energy and activity
In ancient scriptures of India, all women are declared to be embodiments of Lakshmi.Every woman is an embodiment of you. You exist as little girls in their childhood, As young women in their youth And as elderly women in their old age.— Sri Kamala Stotram Every woman is an emanation of you.— Sri Daivakrta Laksmi Stotram
Ancient prayers dedicated to Lakshmi seek both material and spiritual wealth in prayers.Through illusion, A person can become disconnected, From his higher self, Wandering about from place to place, Bereft of clear thought, Lost in destructive behavior. It matters not how much truth, May shine forth in the world, Illuminating the entire creation, For one cannot acquire wisdom, Unless it is experienced, Through the opening on the heart....
Lakshmi in Vishnu Puranaloyal to Vishnu, is the mother of the world. Vishnu is the meaning, She is the speech. She is the conduct, he the behavior. Vishnu is knowledge, she the insight. He is dharma, she the virtuous action. She is the earth, the earth's upholder. She is contentment, he the satisfaction. She wishes, he is the desire. She is the sky, Vishnu the Self of everything. He is the Sun, she the light of the Sun. He is the ocean, she is the shore.