One of my favorite Hindu Holidays is fast approaching – Diwali: Festival of Lights. It begins the evening of Oct 17th (18th in northern India) and lasts for 5 days.
What I love about it is the concept that goodness and light win over evil and darkness. So much of what we are all hearing and absorbing is about the dark, so this gives us an opportunity to focus on bringing light into situations that upset or disturb us.
It is a time to bless your business/career with prosperity and pray for the well-being of your family, friends and community. I would like to add, let’s all pray for the well-being of the planet and all who live on or in her.
The goddess of happiness and good fortune, Lakshmi, also figures into the celebration. It is believed that she enters houses that are pure, clean and bright. So clean out your house and light candles to welcome in the goddess. On all levels she symbolizes “the awareness of the inner light”.
Here is a ritual for Diwali to do on the evening of Oct 18th. If you are in NYC, I will be holding a Women’s New Moon Ceremony – Sign Up Here!
Tonight we invite Lakshmi into our lives. In many places this is also a time to buy gold.
Light a candle for each situation you want to transform. Peace does not mean we go into denial and pretend everything is fine, it does mean that we seek out the Higher Consciousness where we are connected. It is a way to use conflict as a spiritual tool to grow and find new solutions to issues that can bring peace to everyone.
I recommend you light a candle to bless your finances, another for career success, and another for healthy relationships and so on. And always light a candle for the healing of the planet.
Since Lakshmi is about abundance, do a random act of kindness this week. Buy a stranger a cup of tea or coffee, leave cookies on your neighbors’ doorstep or outside their apartment, or give generously to your favorite charity. Walk your Talk. Remember the more you give, the more you receive.
Repeat each day (for added emphasis, write these affirmations 9 times each day):
“I deserve to be prosperous and wealthy. Prosperity comes to me easily increasing the ways I give and receive.”
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It is the perfect time to clear out the old and begin to make room for the new. Tarot readings, rituals and private coaching are the perfect way to help you do so. Space clearings and blessings are also available for individuals and businesses. Maybe it is time for a vow renewal or re-commitment ceremony to honor your partner or project! Call our office at 212-741-3358 to discuss your needs!