Duchess Digest: Welcoming Lakshmi

Sparkle-423Lakshmi is the Hindu goddess of wealth, beauty and spiritual abundance. This woman is like the uber Goddess. She’s Oprah, Angelina Jolie and Marianne Williamson all in one! Many families in India sweep the paths to their doorways every morning so that Lakshmi can easily enter their homes and bless them with material abundance.

How is this like your own life? If Lakshmi were to wander by your home, wanting to find you and give you gifts of wealth, beauty and abundance – would she be able to get in the door?

The organization and cleanliness of your environment are of key importance to your success. Make sure Laskshmi will always be able to bless you by helping clear the path for her.

1) De-Clutter NOW!

Get rid of anything that is not being used and is not of value to you. If you are surrounded by garbage, clutter, worn out and/or used up useless items – what kind of a tone is that setting? Throw away your garbage, donate any useable excess supplies, clothing, clutter that could be of use to others to the GoodWill (heaven knows there are many in need who could benefit from your useable, clean donations) and clean. If you current work space is messy, cluttered and jammed full of useless items – where are you intending the wealth you want to go? A clean and clutter free environment will help set the stage (and clear the space) for abundance to find you!

2) Organize (R.E.S.P.E.C.T.)

You need to respect your money and possessions! Since money is currency, and currency is energy, a disrespected state of affairs around the house, on your desk and in your car is telling wealth – “I’m not ready for you – I can’t handle what I’ve got!” Respect your bank statements, stock updates, account holdings and important files as well. After all, those are just other forms of money. If your bank statements are never reconciled, credit card statements are stacked unopened and you really never pay attention to what you’re spending, where you’re spending it or what value you’re getting from how you spend it – your money is going to treat you with the same lack of respect. Stay clear, clean and organized with your money and it will respect you right back. And remember – this is a CONSISTENT practice. Consistency is the key (isn’t that just true of

3) Make it Beautiful

Your workspace should reflect your inner-self. Is it calm and peaceful? Bright and vibrant? Colorful and energized? Soothing and harmonious? Whatever your style – make sure your workspace is beautiful. How about writing out your vision for yourself or for your creative purpose and framing it at your desk so you can always be clear about what you’re working towards? I long ago switched out multiple photos of friends, family and favorite travel memories for a beautiful wooden framed digital photo display – so I don’t have to change the photos every week. Whatever the means and taste for making your space beautiful – do it now.

Remember: Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth and spiritual abundance – as well as

–Jill Brown

Jill Brown is a Los Angeles, California-based life coach and writer. She earned her Bachelors in Humanities and Sociology from USU and is a member of the National Association for Conflict Resolution and the Ladies Who Launch Network. She is the founder of “The Duchess Guide” a website dedicated to helping women become their most fabulous and unique selves. She is an avid outdoor enthusiast, traveler and health nut. When she isn’t writing or working on Duchess, Jill loves spending all her free time with her Labrador – Betty. For more on The Duchess Guide or Jill visit: www.theduchessguide.com


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