Kali Ma is one of my favourite goddesses…. She certainly turns your life around and for some, this or She, herself may be daunting, yet in the ‘battle with yourself’ there is an awakening. Kali Ma may dissolve structures, just Like Shiva her male consort is the Destroyer, yet this dissolution is always in service of the heart.
Kali is the feminine of Kala, which means time and Kala is Shiva. the time she arrives is either when you call upon her or she appears to wake up your life! have you ever had a wake up call that you ignored and then something else another wake up call – she’s waking you up to realise…
this is when the structures i mentioned before dissolve when you dont want, however they are no longer serving your highest good. Have you ever had something happen when you’re in the thick of it, thinking OMGoddess or other words 🙂 and just dont understand why you are in so much pain, or are losing everyhting, or a relationship is crumbling completely? then when you come through it, you think i wouldnot have let go of that if it had not been for the the situation.
Kali Ma the warrior
now when you first look at Kali Ma you may feel discomfort or just dont get her – do you feel this? look at the mirror here – when people look at you, sometimes or a lot of the time, do they get you? are you told you’re strange or hard or weak or needy…
Kali Ma isn’t your conventional goddess adorned with gold and bling, no she wears skulls and blood, she’s kinda like the biker chick who’s caught doing something she ‘shouldn’t be’ and instead of apologises says f**k you!… yep that’s Kali she takes no BullShit! – now do you see yourself in her? maybe not if you’re scared to voice your truth and stand up to the shoulds or shouldn’ts… so let’s look into the mirror of Kali Ma…
for the yogini Kali Ma is power, the slayer of the demon fear that lives within. and when this fear is thrown out, your authenticity shines, that’s not saying go around reacting, I’m saying your Kali side helps you to voice a no for example when you say yes because you think you should. She helps you turn inwards, dissolving your old paradigm thoughts to liberate emotions into energy so you feel from this feminine body of yours. she draws all energies into their source in the heart.
Finding your Kali frequency is always ultimately about liberation, to stand firm in your truth. In one of Kali mythic stories Kali is about to stand on Shiva, who represents presence, he meets her gaze and expresses pure love and she pauses, he wakes her up from the fierce frenzy as he sees beyond the rage and will lay everything down for her, for love. this is potent alchemy, his love wakes her up. this is potent alchemy. the feminine or shakti may be feared as she’s has the potential to be wild and fierce. we have all been intoxicated by our own feelings, and many have felt the pain of anger or rage expressed – have you?
It might even be because of this that some have turned their backs on this side of shakti. Kali Ma is the dynamic force of liberation and the power to cut through the false sense of self of the yogini. In Kali standing on Shiva their is a marriage, a union of the opposite to meet in pure love. this si the inner marriage within yourself. when you are uncontrollable, angry, there is always the potential for your awareness (Shiva) to steady you. Her wildness is symbolic – let’s look at this.. some more before i tell you Her Stories – and how they are your story!
Kali Ma is about the birthing process!
anything and everything about Kali Ma is about the birth process, in a metaphoric sense – for when the birthing process begins you cannot stop it it is the inescapable to manifest. for something to be born, old structures must die or be destroyed. to bring us into a new paradigm, the truth, the power, the light of your being, the Oneness Kali Ma draws this Oneness so sweetly forward for you to let go of everything that seperates you from what you truly and utterly are!
Jai Jai Ma!
can you hear my passion for this…. i’ve been at the end of my Kali’s whip, my whole world turned upside down, i experienced utter pain and yet in my story which i share often, i felt immense love and liberation. that is WHY i share Kali Ma, my passion for her with you!
when your Kali frequency is at work, during this birthing process you must learn Trust, trust her, your Kali side to show you what is indestructible in you, so you shine bright like a diamond, which is indestructible….
imageI adore Kali Ma, She is the Ma, my mythic mother, the dark side of Durga and i see so much of my self in her – i’m wild, my long hair, my passion for truth. I see her immense beauty and I just got to observe my wilder side of reacting, which as I share the stories of Kali Ma in the next few blogs.. you will see..
let me ask you ::
do you dare to look in her face and find the love behind the pain in life?
maybe once you’ve read some of her stories you will answer in a different way….
Kali Ma as Sati
This is one of my favourite stories! I see so many women smiling when i tell it!
Shiva is Kali Ma consort and since we are talking about Shiva the transformer, he was once married to Sati. well one day Shiva and Sati not invited to her father Daksha fire ritual, as Daksha believed Shiva is not a suitable for his daughter…. see even ancient stories have same themes as modern day
Sati wants to go and asks Shiva if she can go, but Shiva says “no!” Furious Sati gets mad and takes on her fierce form, Kali… She begins to blaze about angrily, dancing, becoming more and more intoxicating on anger and sticking her tongue out, she drinks up more of these feelings.
after a while Shiva is terrified and tries to flee. Sati as Kali fills all the space with innumerable forms of herself until Shiva surrenders and asks
“where is my beautiful Sati”
Kali as Sita answers
” this is my real form, darling, I took on the sweet body of Sati to reward you for your many tapas (practices) and it is I who carries out the divine function the creation & destruction!”
Haha – I can just imagine Kali Ma sticking her tongue out too! do you now see yourself as Kali? do you see we all have sweet and light forms as well as angrier fierce sides? both are part of the whole.
Yoga and Kali Ma
Yoga isn’t always about being peaceful and calm and sweet and nice – sometimes you need to get in touch with the darker side of ourselves to bring it out of the illusion and into the light!
pain, fear, terror, battle are part of the creation e.g. the Big Bang or the energy that is summoned forth in the birthing process – so much energy is needed to push the baby out of the womb, it’s bloody, painful and yet is so full of creative power.
Kali Ma Symbolism
Skulls around her neck = the letters of the sanskrit alphabet, which she uses to manifest liberating mantras
hands on the apron = the karma that ties us and she removes them from her devotees
Skull = this is the head of who she came into the universe to go into battle with (next story) and he/it represents the false sense of self that seperates us from Kali Ma frequency
nakedness = cast away all ilusion, we are born into this world naked and in nakedness death is also revealed. life is a continual cycle
dark skin = mystery, the sublime way black is deep dark and so illuminous when we dive into it with no fear
sword = the sword of truth, that cuts away the doubts, fear, illusion so the truth of you and life rises
tongue = also part of the story… removes the constant thoughts – just stick your tongue out and get in touch with your wild side 😉
abhaya/varada mudra = fear not, i will give you what you need, trust me…. (i so do!)
Shiva = that’s another story i will tell, for now she is the dynamic force of the universe, the power and so she is on top