Sarasvati & The Art of Attracting Abundance

featured this month in Over the Moon

image credit: Wtamas/Shutterstock via  Over the Moon

image credit: Wtamas/Shutterstock via Over the Moon

Deepak Chopra shares a fascinating story in the introduction to his book, Creating Affluence, about how to attract abundance. The story begins with a young person asking his teacher how he can create wealth in order to “help and heal the world.”

The teacher shares with the student a secret: there are two Goddesses within each of us—Sarasvati, Goddess of Knowledge, and Lakshmi, Goddess of Wealth. In the story, the secret is that if you seek out the Goddess of Knowledge, the Goddess of Wealth will become jealous and follow you, creating unlimited wealth.

Inspired, I began my pursuit of Sarasvati (and knowledge) by painting her images and symbols. They now reside in the Benefactors area of my home (according to the feng shui Bagua map, this is the front right corner of your floor plan). There is also an area related to self-knowledge and wisdom on the feng shui Bagua map. Besides painting the image of Sarasvati, you can activate this knowledge area of your home and/or workspace to attract wisdom.

It’s easiest to lay the bagua map on your bedroom, so let's start there. If you stand in the doorway of your bedroom facing inside the room, the corner just to your left is the knowledge area. Similarly if you want to activate this area of your desk, you can sit at your desk, divide your desk up into a 3x3 grid, and it’s the bottom, left corner, closest to you. If you activate the bedroom knowledge area, this will improve your personal self-knowledge and cultivation. If you do this on your desk, the activation is related more to your work or career.

Three great ways to activate the feng shui knowledge area are with plants, Sarasvati and the element of fire. Living green plants represent growth and life, and when added to the knowledge area, they can expand your self-knowledge and provide support and freshness to this part of your life or work. Locating an image or representation of Sarasvati in this area would also support more wisdom. Finally, the addition of something triangular or red is beneficial in this area because, according to the five element theory, they represent fire energy. The fire energy supports knowledge, because the knowledge gua is an earth area. Fire also provides brightness, clarity and passion. A new light bulb or light fixture would also do the trick!

One of the most popular requests I get with feng shui consultations is for more wealth, but many people don't realize you can welcome more abundance into your life in an indirect way as well. If you're seeking wealth or knowledge, take a look at your space and the recommendations above, and see if you can make an adjustment in your knowledge area(s) to attract wealth and knowledge. 

by Anjie Cho


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#mantramonday  my latest and favorite  mandala  and yantra,  Saraswati  the goddess of the arts and knowledge. with  #3  vedic square pattern behind for wisdom. the mantra: "om hring saraswataye namaha om"  #mantra   #yantra   #mandala   #saraswati   #sacredart

#mantramonday my latest and favorite mandala and yantra, Saraswati the goddess of the arts and knowledge. with #3 vedic square pattern behind for wisdom. the mantra: "om hring saraswataye namaha om" #mantra #yantra #mandala #saraswati #sacredart

love these pods for airplants. cute and nice for decoration, however airplants aren't the best as  #fengshui  adjustments because they're spiky!  #airplants

love these pods for airplants. cute and nice for decoration, however airplants aren't the best as #fengshui adjustments because they're spiky! #airplants

lovely countertop material: soapstone, glassos, caesarstone & marble  #interiors   #countertops   #designmaterials

lovely countertop material: soapstone, glassos, caesarstone & marble #interiors #countertops #designmaterials

And the  #demolition  begins!   love these pods for airplants. cute and nice for decoration, however airplants aren't the best as   #fengshui   adjustments because they're spiky!   #airplants   #renovation

And the #demolition begins! love these pods for airplants. cute and nice for decoration, however airplants aren't the best as #fengshui adjustments because they're spiky! #airplants#renovation

This Week on Instagram

Painting  Gan  esha   yantra  this weekend with my teacher  @sacredma   #sacredart  photo by  @sandrinevanslee

Painting Ganesha yantra this weekend with my teacher @sacredma #sacredart photo by @sandrinevanslee

Saraswati and her yantra cultivates beauty knowledge and the arts  #saraswati   #watercolor   #goddess

Saraswati and her yantra cultivates beauty knowledge and the arts #saraswati #watercolor #goddess

Goddess  yantras  knowledge and prosperity completed.  #saraswati   #lakshmi   #yantra

Goddess yantras knowledge and prosperity completed. #saraswati #lakshmi #yantra

#mantraMonday   Tara  from Carmen Mensink, my tibetan thangka teacher, she grants all wishes and bestows assistance for anyone in need, just ask. Mantra: Om Tare TuTare Ture Soha!  #mantra   #greentara   #thangka   #tibetanart   #tara   #peaceday

#mantraMonday Tara from Carmen Mensink, my tibetan thangka teacher, she grants all wishes and bestows assistance for anyone in need, just ask. Mantra: Om Tare TuTare Ture Soha! #mantra #greentara #thangka #tibetanart #tara #peaceday

#beforeandafter  of a foyer. The foyer is impt. as it represents your face to the world  #fengshui   #interiors   #foyer

#beforeandafter of a foyer. The foyer is impt. as it represents your face to the world #fengshui #interiors #foyer