I was blown away with the comments on my anger post.. so much wisdom, so much love & support.. thankyou... Kali was mentioned.. which kind of took me by surprise..as she had been mentioned at my spirit doll workshop as a Goddess who I could look to for help with this anger..it was as if, everywhere I turned there she was... so I did a little search on the internet..
Feminine power has often been represented as negative, rather than in a truer light, so it is also with Kali. Reclaiming these Goddeses is a way of reclaiming your sacred right to rage. She is the sacred cycle of all existence swirling with unbridled energy
Kali reminds us that good really can come of bad situations and stands at the ready to dance courage into our lives at our request. Kali also reminds us that our lives will never change until we release (kill off) the outdated, unproductive beliefs we have. These beliefs can be anything from how we view ourselves to how we view religious dogma. We all carry around our own fears sometimes called "demons". Kali represents our fears. Once confronted and faced down, she becomes our protector and a source of comfort.
Call on Kali for assistance by doing your own dance. Move the energy around in your living space with some flowing, empowering music as you dance the dance of life, courage and change. Afterwards, leave Kali an offering of honey and flowers and thank her for dancing with you and for rearranging the strife you are feeling in your life. Do this until the situation you want changed in your life has done so.
Since Kali ushered in the Iron Age, it is important to have iron on her altar. Hematite (iron) as well as an iron figure of her. Flowers on any altar offer a nice balance. The delicate strength of an orchid along with its natural beauty is highly symbolic for Kali's altar. The orchid reminds us of our delicate strength and beauty.
I like what I found out about Kali... I am going to make an altar dedicated to her..I never felt an affinity with her before, but she is perfect for me right now. Odd thing is, last Wednesday, I went looking for an indoor plant and I touched an orchid.. felt it's lovliness but didn't follow my intuition..
I took myself into the garden this morning, with my heavy aching heart.. the anger simmering beneath, the fear of alienating my loved ones with my anger.. but try as I might, I cannot stop it... it really does have a life of its own.. so I know that I need to work with this.. not sure how, but one thing,I do trust that the answer will come..
i am an avid reader of Susun Weed's Menopause.. so much advice and wisdom between the covers... oat straw tea is one that she recommends for the symptoms i have.. she also says that the liver is connected strongly with anger... as is the base chakra.. and reading Kali's information, I think dancing will help me bring that chakra back into balance..it seems it is all connected, don't you think?
... reading St.Hildegard of Bingen's writings.. she suggests eating 5 or more almonds a day to help the liver.. as well as lavender wine.
the emails that I have received since the anger post have been so supportive too... Sr.K in one of her emails : 'You need to tell your story. There is power'. I have opened a new blog to document my cancer journey.. if anyone wishes to read it here is a link: my journey with cancer .. it is a pain filled story, sometimes barbaric.. it is honest but I need to get it out... I will add to when I feel I am ready.