God is the madwoman in the attic.
I'm camped out on the threshold with my journal, camera, and plenty of snacks.

Monday, August 31, 2009

fiery Kali

"... the red Kali represents active female force - Shakti, the power to act - the shamanic power to make heat. The fiery Kali destroys falseness and conquers egotism."

Kali also kills the bad guys, drinks their blood, and then wears their heads & arms like jewelry.  Lately there's a lot of stories in the news that I think warrant some Kali action.  Careful!  She's not a goddess you can manage.  Once she starts up into the chopping and the gore... it affects everyone.  Kali in moderation?  Then it's not Kali.  

I want that take-action, single-minded purpose, have-a-powerful-effect quality.  I want that fire, force, and roar.  And, I want my cozy little family.

My task is to find my fire  (start it? remember it? or... what?), tend it to a roar, without consuming me & the good I cherish around me.  

Maybe I'm over-protective.  Maybe my loves can bear & would choose mama's heat.  Maybe they're cold without it.

Vicki Noble. Motherpeace: A way to the goddess through myth, art and tarot. San Francisco:HarperSanFrancisco. 1994. p. 31.

1 comment:

Jeanette said...

I loving the new look. And I want to hear more about your fired up journey too. Do you play requests?