Abundantia & Lakshmi
Goddesses of Good Fortune
By Irma Kaye Sawyer
Do you find yourself experiencing financial lack? The causes of this include negative programming regarding money, or you could be going through a difficult cycle in your life finding yourself too ill too work, or unable to find adequate employment in your chosen field. Or perhaps you have become too dependent on others and need to find balance with your own possessions and outflow of resources.
Doreen Virtue wrote: “While fulfilling our life’s mission, we may need material support. The spirit world is very happy to contribute to this support, if we ask. Two goddesses in particular, Abundantia and Lakshmi, are powerful and nurturing divinities who can help us with abundance issues. Lightworkers are often better at giving than receiving, which can cause imbalances and blockages. Abundantia and Lakshmi also give us the confidence to follow our dreams and aspirations.”
Abundantia is a beautiful goddess of success, prosperity and good fortune. She is considered a protector of savings, investments and wealth. She helps lift one out of “poverty consciousness” and into a place of gracious acceptance, peace and joy.
In Roman mythology, Abundantia brought money and other goods to the people while they slept, her gifts falling from the cornucopia (“horn of plenty”) she carried. In the Norse myths she was called Fulla, and was the attendant of Frigg, goddess of the atmosphere. Fulla acted as intermediary for Frigg and often performed favors for mortals who called upon the goddess to assist them.
Here is an affirmation or prayer to show your faith and readiness to be helped:
“Abundantia, help me to be like you, knowing all my desires are met in all ways. Replace any worries I may have with joy and gratitude. Thank you for your gifts, guidance and protection. I am truly grateful and fulfilled for I know I am completely taken care of now and in the future.”
The goddess Lakshmi’s name is derived from the Sanskrit word Laksya, which means “goal” or “aim.” She is portrayed as a love-ly, golden-skinned moon goddess of prosperity and fortune who brings blessings of abundance to all. She also represents beauty, generosity and happiness. She is known as consort to the sun god, Vishnu and is said to be his companion in all of his lifetimes. She is shown on a lotus adorned in the colors of gold and red representing prosperity and power.
Devotees believe that Lakshmi resides in a place where virtue, righteousness,
truth and compassion prevail.
Lakshmi knows it takes more than just wealth to bring happiness, so she also guides human beings in their career choices and to find their true life’s work creating a feeling of deep joy and fulfillment.
Like Abundantia, Lakshmi loves a joyous and grateful heart. One way to connect with the energies of Lakshmi is to chant her mantra:
Om Namah Lakshmi Namah
I invoke you, O Goddess Lakshmi
Who is the color of gold,
Brilliant like the sun
Who shines with the fame of herself
Who is burnished like the moon
Who is adored by the Gods
Garlanded with lotus flowers,
As beautiful as the petals of a lotus
Who protects all her devotees
The bringer of wealth and the possessor of gold,
I invoke you, O Goddess Lakshmi
May you bring me prosperity.
We have been blessed to have these wonderful goddesses to uplift our hearts and transmute our consciousness from poverty to prosperity, from worry to contentment. All we need to do is ask!
Rev. Irma Kaye Sawyer is a Reiki master teacher, shamanic practitioner and intuitive coun-selor. She has recently completed specialized training through the Love & Empowerment Foundation to bring more abundance to ourselves and the planet. She will be presenting an Abundantia Abundance Ray attunement and workshop on October 11, 2004. Please contact her for more information. www.irmaksawyer.com
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