Kali Ma. Wow.
She is powerful. She is like the Tower card in the Tarot card. She tears everything to the ground so that the new can come in. But that can be frightening. It can be paralysing.
We can be scared because we have a fear of the unknown and our lack of trust in the future. It can come from our fear of letting go of old patterns where we feel safe, even though we might not be happy.
Kali is an Indian Goddess of death, but the death of the ego. The ego is the part of us that wants us to fit in, to tell us what to do. And the ego wants us to be safe. But seriously, these days the ego is working a bit too hard and we need to tell it to back off. We can take care of ourselves. Instead we need to listen to our bodies and our own rhythms. We need to breathe, instead of holding our bellies in with the fear of being judged.
Let it out! That makes Kali happy!
Ma Kali wears a garland of skulls and a skirt of dismembered arms because the ego arises out of identification with the body. She reminds us that we are beings of spirit and not flesh. We can be free only when this identification with our mind and body ends. We are not our thoughts and not our bodies. We are infinite. She carries some swords, and those swords are for cutting off the crap we don't need. Sometimes we need someone to take charge and just cut it off! Call on Her for help with that when you need it!
Invite Her in. Talk to Her. Tell Her your fears and your dreams.
You will feel Her love.
Breathe Her in.
Do not be scared.
With love, Elin xx