I have been reading The Thrist by Christopher Pike (originallly The Last Vampire series)... I had first read this series when I was in my senior year of high school and since there has been talk of this series being picked up as the next "big vampire movie", I thought I would refresh my memory. It certianly is an easy read, as it is meant for teenagers, but the books have inspired me to learn more about Hindu deities.
Lakshmi is portrayed as a young beautiful woman with a golden complexion. She is often shown with four hands which represent the four ends of human life: "dharma" (righteousness), "kama" (karma), "artha" (wealth), and "moksha" (liberation from the cycle of birth and death). Her connection to lotus flowers, elephants and water represent her faith in the fertility and abundance available to all.
This goddess is worshipped daily in many Hindu homes and the festivals of Diwali and Kojagiri Purnima are celebrated in her honour.
Take a moment to quiet your mind from worries and fears. Everything will be fine. You and your loved ones will be proctected and cared for. Refuse to think of anything other than your bright future, and I promise it to be so.