Meet Goddess Kali, the Hindu goddess of time, the night, darkness, and destruction. She is the dark materialization of the Divine Feminine principle, a consort of Lord Shiva, and she is literally the energy which he uses in his destruction, for she is the recreation thereafter. She is a wild-haired, disturbing, destructive, naked, bloodthirsty goddess who enjoys most slaying her enemies. She never stops for she is limitless, abundantly supplied with the eternal dance of action. This symbolically represents her quest to seek out all darkness. She is literally the personification of a black hole. What does she destroy, might one wonder? Why is she revered all over India by millions? Out of fear, or loving respect? Kali is a humble, compassionate goddess, and although she bears the severed limbs of her enemies and a decapitated head whose mouth spoke too much ego, they merely convey to all enemies of the Light what fate they will incur should they cross her, she is a righteous deity, for she is the slayer of sin, ego, ignorance, and moral corruption. She is the protector of truth and justice.
She once slayed two demons in the company of Lord Shiva, which she salivated in draining the beasts’ bodies of all their blood and joyfully danced to the slaughter. It was then that she realized that she was dancing on Shiva, killing him with her bloodlust psychopathy. She had suddenly slowed down for she had gotten carried away and spared his life. As ferocious and cutthroat as this dark goddess can be, she is a divine mother who loves affectionately her children to follow her faithfully, and serve to practice her sense of spiritual principles, righteousness, and the deliverance of Justice.
Her specialty is differentiating between deception in who is truest, almost similar to the Egyptian weighing of the heart and the feather in the halls of Ma’at. She is a destroyer, a warrior, the fiercest of all, one to never be crossed, but still the divine softness, love, and compassion of Parvati, the divine mother. Kali is a protector, an ally, to all that is righteous from sin and the indulgence of material ignorance. She only seeks to improve humanity with love and compassion through her violent acts of destruction.
By praying to her with honor and sacred respect, Kali will come to you and absolve all of your fears into fleeting thoughts. By connecting with the night, by becoming the night, she embraces you, and your fears of the night are forgiven, and destroyed. Your ego is forgiven and destroyed. Your sins have been forgiven and destroyed.