When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.– Lao Tzu
Once Upon A Time
the world was dark and grim, as the balance of power dramatically tilted from the Gods to the demons. Without their immortality, the Gods were lost and defeated. That is until Vishnu came up with an idea for the Gods to take back power.
His grandiose plan was to recover the elixir of immortality and Lakshmi, the Goddess of radiance, love and abundance, from the depths of the ocean.
Day in and day out, the Gods churned the milky ocean, bringing marvellous treasures to the surface.
After thousands of years, Lakshmi finally emerged in all her radiant beauty. Seated on a blossoming lotus flower, she locked eyes with Vishnu, and they have been inseparable ever since.
Lakshmi shows us that gratitude, devotion, and charity are key to living an abundant life. As Lakshmi freely gives coins, we too must be committed to share our fortunes. Remember that with every charitable act, you receive much more in return.
Lakshmi also helps us embrace the entire Self, even those forgotten or denied parts of the Self that we would rather keep buried. Like an onion, pull each layer back to reveal your full radiant soul.
Seed bija: Shrim, representing love, devotion, beauty, spiritual abundance, inner peace, and friendship
Mantra: Om Shrim Maha Lakshmiyei Swaha, meaning Om and Salutations, I invoke the Great Feminine principle of Great Abundance
When to Use: Use this mantra to call in abundance, radiance and harmony into your life. You can also use it to resolve a relationship conflict.