We are in the midst of Ganesh Chaturthi, so it is good to focus on some Ganapati sadhana during this time. In all our sadhana, we give importance to Ganapati and he is the first Devata invoked, as all obstacles for the sadhana are removed. However, Ganapati should not just be seen as an "intro" work to our other sadhana, as there are whole practices dedicated to him. In fact, when understanding the nature of Reality to be complete (as it is), spiritual practice can be seen as nothing other or more than removing obstacles. Ganapati's sadhana contains many different rupas which accord to different intents and resonances. Ganesh is also known as the lord of new beginnings, which in common terms people usually relate to starting various endeavors. However, for the sadhak who lays bare every session, surrenders to the marrow and is willing to meet death, then new beginnings are every day...every moment. Wishing all the best for this auspicious period.