One morning in April 2021, I woke up with the following words in my mind.
I sensed the presence of Gaṇeśa the elephant-headed god with a lightness of heart, and I smiled in gratitude.
May you be moved by his presence too.
Sway your big ears
In your inner world
To begin to hear
How to go about
The obstacles you now have found.
Take your broken tusk
And add some stardust
Of creativity and will
Then you will find strength and wisdom within
To go the distance or jump the fence
With no reason for self-defense
and dance with joy and laughter
As you realize the meaning thereafter.
Grounded in your majesty
The mouse you ride
Your tiniest part
Can take you incredibly far
When a snake passes by
It will be your ally
Though at first it will seem
As the most frightening you can meet.
Maria Lauridsen Jensen, 2021