Ganesh is one of the best known and loved deities in the Hindu pantheon of gods, and indeed is the most recognized of the Hindu gods outside of India. He is the Lord of Good Fortune who provides prosperity, fortune and success. He is the Lord of Beginnings and the Remover of Obstacles both material and spiritual. Devotees and followers of Ganesh believe that if he is worshipped, he grants success, prosperity and protection against adversity. He is typically known as having the head of an elephant and a large rotund belly with four arms, although the number may vary from two to sixteen. When in the four-armed configuration he usually holds his own broken tusk in his lower-right hand and a sweet in his lower-left hand, which he tastes with his trunk. An axe or goad is held in the right upper hand and a noose is held in the left upper hand. Each item carries its own important spiritual significance and they (and the number of arms used to carry them) may vary to include a water lily, mace, discus, rosary, bowl of sweets, musical instrument, spear or staff, depending on the specific symbology intended by the artist. There exist a large number of legends, myths and stories relating to Ganesh. The elephant’s head symbolizes unmatched wisdom and the gaining of knowledge through reflection and listening. And because of his role as his mother’s doorkeeper, he is often placed facing doorways to keep out the unworthy. Ganesh is also often associated with the goddess of luck and prosperity, Lakshmi, and the two form a typical motif on many protective Indian amulets, providing a double whammy to the wearer in the form of success and wealth married together.
‘ANY OBSTACLES WILL DISAPPEAR AND JOY AND HEALING FOLLOWS.’
Every time I sit in a trance and channel this gentle, subtle energy, I can feel a large trunk coming out of my nose and I always laugh inwardly at the strange sensation. I can sense and feel the offbeat, casual and funny energy of this famous deity and many times I have giggles and felt very light headed afterwards. Although a big energy, this has always been a very positive experience as I have worked with my old friend for many years and always had good luck in all my projects. It is no wonder many love the energy of Ganesh and he is loved by many, from all walks of life.
If you are attracted to this energy, you may need help with clearing your life and removing obstacles that are blocking your progress or blocking your energy. For example, if you are working on a creative project, feeling stuck, like everything is against you, relationship or family issues, or simply not being able to move on in any given situation, call on the energy for assistance and success.
Once I understood the energy of Ganesh, I placed one statue at my front door, the mouth of the house, which is the career section in Feng Shui and one in the far-left corner of the home, which is the prosperity section of my home to stop any blockages. Over the years, I have been very prosperous, with my work and I believe it is because I believe in the miracles of Angels, Spirit and wonderful Deity’s. There is always help from spirit when you ask for it.
You can use the symbol of Ganesh in any section of your home, office or work desk for transformational change. I was having serious problems with my family at the time, so I placed Ganesh in my relationship corner of my home, the far right, and all the negative emotions finally cleared up with a bit of prayer, which was a great relief and godsend.