Cool blades of grass tickle your feet.
Sunlight bathes your face in gold.
Soft breezes rustle against your skin.
Clear water trickles from a nearby stream
as you sit upon fertile earth.
Your flesh and bone belong here.
Your needs are always met.
Life carries you from one stage of fulfillment to the next,
always bringing more wealth, always allowing more growth,
always insisting upon the beauty of earthly change
always inviting you to give and receive with harmony.
Excerpt from Meditation from Lakshmi, reprinted with permission from Goddess Heart Rising: Paintings, Poems & Meditations for Activating Your Divine Potential, copyright 2014, Roslyn McGrath.