As you may know, Lakshmi is a Hindu goddess who bestows gifts of wealth, beauty, luxury, and love. She helps cloak us in an awareness of our own inherent worthiness with an energy that is like cool, clear rushing water on a summer’s day, gold coins, the sound of tinkling bells, and a warm jasmine-scented breeze.
As Thursday is the day of wealth and expansion, perform this ritual on a Thursday when the moon is waxing.
Fill a large bucket or very large bowl (big enough for both feet) with warm water. Float fresh jasmine blossoms on the top, or add a few drops of jasmine absolute. Optionally, add red, pink, and/or yellow rose petals. Also add a bit of gold (such as from a ring or a coin) that has been cleansed in bright sunlight for a minute or two, or a few drops of gold essence. Hold your hands over the bowl and call upon Lakshmi. Feel her energy rush into and around you. Imagine directing her wealthy, affluent, loving, sparkly golden energy into the bowl as you say,
“Lakshmi, sweet goddess of luxury and love,
Please bless me from all sides, below, and above.
Bathe my future in brightest light,
As I receive the wealth that is my divine right.
Thank you and so mote it be.”
Now play some relaxing and uplifting music (like New Age or spa music) as you soak your feet for 10 minutes or so, feeling luxurious, happy, and at peace.
Afterwards, dry your feet and when the water is cool enough, use it to water outside plants or pour it out around the base of a tree. (Make sure to get your gold out first.)