"... 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.