The worship of Goddess Lakshmi is not just about material wealth but also encompasses spiritual wealth and well-being. (Picture Credit: Canva)
How do you attract the Goddess of wealth and prosperity into your life? MANA, an astrologer and manifestation expert who runs @aumanarishikesh on Instagram, shared a few rules of Lakshmi. These rules can become a daily part of your life and bring about change.
Spend With Joy
Lakshmi is referred to as Chanchal Charitra according to Tantric texts. That means unsteady, unstable... here today, there tomorrow. Be playful. Are you playful about spending your money? Or are you stressed about the ever-changing nature of your bank account? Are you playful in life? Are you spending on things that bring you joy? Or are you hoarding, or being miserly because you don't want Lakshmi's chanchalta to affect you? But that's against the law of Lakshmi.
Lakshmi's rule: Be playful about money. Spend with joy. Let money change hands. Let this joy go to other people. And whenever you spend your money, be glad that you spent it. Be happy that you could spend it. And bless the other person who this money is going to, so that they too may enjoy the joy of money.
See money in a very light and playful manner and appreciate its flow.
A very difficult rule of money - Self-love. It's not millennial jingo. Honestly, how many of us can truly love ourselves? It's very difficult because we feel guilty when we choose ourselves over others. We have been conditioned since childhood to value and respect elders, to go by our parents' mindset. We didn't even know what self-respect, self-acknowledgment, self-love really meant. Often we had to give up our preferences for the happiness of other people. It was normalized in society to live like that. It takes immense courage and immense self-work, and unconditioning yourself to arrive at self-love and not feel guilty about it. Lakshmi cannot thrive in an environment and in a person that is missing this element. Self-love is not some narcissistic behavior. It's a very basic fundamental human need to value and respect ourselves.
Compassion For All Creatures And Readiness To Serve
Lakshmi loves a compassionate heart. Lakshmi loves a heart that feels the pain of others and is ready to serve - the underprivileged, the emotionally weak, the suffering. Lakshmi will come to you in growing amounts when you get up and are ready to solve some problem in this world, selflessly. But you must open your heart and must serve from a place of compassion. You might not have a lot of money right now, but you have health. Let's say you don't have health, but you have something beautiful about you that can be used to inspire the world in some way. Can you use your intelligence and contribute to society? Contribute in some way and solve some problem in the world.