I started an online program to be a Creativity Coach in the hopes and answering some of these questions. I see many people filled with talent and desire not creating anymore. They are afraid to create, too tired to create, blocked or disenchanted with all the rejection involved with being an artist.
Laskshmi has never been a goddess who has interested me much.
I am very interested in the Kamala - Kali cycle of the Full Moon and Dark moon, pleasure - non-attachment cycle. I would like to read more about this, somehow balancing life between Kamala and Kali.
I love that the lotus is the journey of the aspirant and it reminds us to trust in our path. I embrace the idea of pleasure in the body and the senses. I wrote before how I reject this idea of the body is impure and something to be reviled or ignored. I want to delight my sense and feel joy in being alive. I don't relate to the path of austerities even though disciple in something that is very important to me.
Finally, in the graphic novel I have been working on for so many years (without much to show for it) one my characters is named Kamala.