The Remover of Obstacles
Ganesha is a Hindu deity lovingly known as the elephant god. He represents the call to spiritual awakening and power.
He teaches us to balance our mind to be strong enough to handle the tides of our external world and gentle enough to explore the realms of our inner world. His message is: Spiritual perfection comes when we use reason and knowledge to temper our emotions, and cut our attachments so we can be of this world without being affected by it.
His likeness, rich with symbols, shows us his connection with the material plane and his desire to help us with our day to day concerns. Ganesha is the remover of obstacles and is prayed to before any venture for success and wisdom. Even though his hands are very busy he always has one available to bestow blessings on anyone who asks.
To appeal to Ganesha, light this candle and recite this prayer: Om Sri Ganesha Namaha - Great Lord of Wisdom, Here I stand with so many decisions to make, with so many ways to turn. I beg your Grace. Please fill me with righteous judgment and clear discrimination as I lay all confusion at your feet and immerse myself solely in your being. Om Ganesha Saranam.
Then, close your eyes and bring his image into your mind. Speak directly to Ganesha and lay all your problems and questions at his feet. He will not answer you directly but will move through your life in mysterious ways, opening doors and influencing situations on your behalf. Ganesha, the remover of obstacles.
Give thanks and eat chocolate.
1.5 X 2" votive. Approximately 10 hours burn time. Cotton zinc core wick.