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Kali, The Goddess of Destruction

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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.

Can you recommend a decent book that focuses on male deity? I have about 10 that focus on Goddesses but not a single one on male mysteries! :(
Anonymous

“Invoke the Gods: Exploring the Power of Male Archetypes” by Kala Trobe looks promising. Amazon reviews look very fair and detailed. According to the research, the book has great base material with which any occultist/pagan/wiccan/etc can alter slightly to fit their traditions. I say this because everyone slightly alters Neo-Paganism, because well, we really don’t know much of how the ancients honored the gods. We only know through anthropology, archaeology, and so on, about how they may have practiced some things. Based on the reviews, I recommend the book, though I haven’t personally read it. They way I connect to gods is through meditation and attunement through the study of history. My rites may not always be historically accurate, but they don’t have to be. Magic and Occultism operates on intent, not organized procedures, though they have their place— but that’s getting into the duality of chaos vs. order magic.

http://www.amazon.com/Invoke-Gods-Exploring-Power-Archetypes/dp/0738700967

“Wicca Spellcraft For Men” by A.J. Drew was a great book, however! It goes in depth about how to practice Wicca from a male’s point of view, and it can really help set the tone for a struggling male who seeks balance in the sometimes goddess-oriented areas of Wicca and Neo-Paganism. Hope that helps. :)

Full Moon in Capircorn

Don’t forget about my Full Moon Tips post for tonight. With Capricorn in theme, be sure to include Saturn’s energies.

I wrote up two pages of affirmations and read them to Thoth, God of divine intelligence and the moon, then burned them to be released and manifested, referred to my Sacred Ocean Water ritual to make some more holy water, and then blessed all of my essential oils, my tumor/cancer herb capsules, my apartment, and placed all my crystals, tools, things, and jewelry in my window sill to charge.

Moon in Capricorn

From Kelley Rosano,

The evolutionary wave of change continues with the Capricorn Full Moon on July 3. We are on the cusp of a major shift in consciousness.  What is not built on Love and Truth is dissolving. The cuddly Sun in Cancer in opposition to the Full Moon in crusty Capricorn is requiring us to balance our inner needs with our outer responsibilities.

Pluto is conjunct—sitting next to the Moon and opposing the Sun.  Conjunctions are new beginnings. Conjunctions activate new cycles. Oppositions are awareness’s that come to us through external events, situations and other people. We are being challenged to change and evolve. We are required to increase our Self-mastery.

Yet, the ego personality is needy with an insatiable appetite. This can pull us into the dark side by driving our addictions, codependent relationships, toxic jobs and endless distractions. Our cure is through our personal development, Self-mastery and soul evolution. The path of Self-mastery requires alone time to develop a solid connection t our Inner Being and our Source. This place of inner strength builds a strong personal foundation, integrity, JOY and wholeness. The Soul to Source connection increases our light, vibration and consciousness.

The soul seeks freedom and union with her divine lover our Higher Self. Did you know that the soul-to-Higher Self-connection is the core teaching of Sleeping Beauty and Snow White? The soul is feminine in nature. The Higher Self is male.  In the story, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty fall under the spell of an evil Queen—the prison matrix of third dimension. Evil means energy (light-consciousness) veiled—e-veiled.

Before-sleep habits

Each night I commit myself to cleansing my third eye and blessing it with health, awakening, ma’at, and unaltered, undelusional divinity. I do this by dabbing sea salt sacred water from my purple-colored Egyptian glass bottle on my brow chakra.

Before I started committing to this habit, I used to crawl into bed and pass out with mental exhaustion, having no sense of divine routine or anything. When I discovered the dream box method, I was instantly hooked and I’ve faithfully kept that practice since, which has benefited me in ways never before imagined for me. I had also learned that I had been cheating myself out of such a useful part of this lifestyle. This method truly is the best method for me, and take this from someone who has felt their entire life that nothing seems to work for them— I finally found my thing and I’m digging it so well.

During the process of accepting my new dream box habits into my natural before-bed rhythm through routine, I started applying holy/sacred sea salt water to my third eye, and let me tell you, it works wonders. It doesn’t do much, it’s very subtle, but you really feel at peace just before you slip into dream land, and I feel it adds an enhancement to your dreaming and ability to sort through them.

See, I’ve been sleeping with crystals, trinkets, amulets, and stones at my bed side for about 7-8 months now. That was working well for me then, but I was missing something, and although I’ve found two great more methods, I feel that more are to come up for me. I’m somebody who has always been very consciously aware of things, so much that I somewhat neglected to put more obligation and work into the subconscious in terms of dreaming.

Yes, I know, it was naughty of me to place my dreaming state of spirit and mind on the back burner, but that’s what had really worked for me. But as that chapter closes in my life and a new one opens, I find these new methods and the inclusion of Djehuti in my life to be a high honor ad blessing.

Here are a few tips to try just before bed:

  • Insomnia? Drink valerian root tea, lay down on the couch and pet a cat to ease the mind and then slowly transfer to bed allowing no thoughts to resurface, read a book with low lighting, watch a television show in the dark to rest your mind, put the Internet down, try a short meditation and ask your higher self to calm your mind so that you can sleep, commit yourself to a daily bed time, no caffeine/sugar/food 3 hours before bed, or change your diet, perhaps your hormones are haywire.
  • Hold a highly grounding stone, ask Muladhara, your root, to release a busy mind and just relax and unwind from the day.
  • Bless the third eye, crown, pillow, stones, and bed with sacred water.
  • Cast a bed circle and ask for protection and calm while you are sleeping.
  • Invite feline-friends for company just before bed, in Feng Shui, cats are seen as converters of negative chi energy, so stroking or petting a cat will seem to ground away distress.
  • Meditate for 15 short minutes. No focusing on anything, no goals, literally slow down and just be; breathe in, breathe out, focus is only on breath.
  • Write a letter to the Akashic records regarding issues as of lately, ask them to show you wisdom.
  • Keep a journal and write before bed. This relaxes the mind and the heart.
  • While in bed, go through a short visualization, or perhaps a brief meditation.
  • Do some flexibility stretches or light yoga. Loosen up those joints and limbs! You’ll have plenty of time to stiffen up while sleeping, get that flow of chi going so your body can do its thing in repairs, relaxation, and rejuvenation.
  • Call on a familiar and have a brief conversation with them. Seek counsel to stave off stresses which will flood your conscious mind and keep you from rest.
  • Place crystals by the bed side that resonate with your daily problems.
  • Call on angels/guides to assist you on your dream journeys.
  • Perform a meditation focusing on the heart-chakra. Allow below to rise up and allow above to fall down to create equilibrium of spirit, to ease and fill you with feel-good love.
  • Old-fashioned praying in front of the bed or the altar. Ground out those heavy heads and hearts.
  • Do a quick third eye meditation, imagining a white light filling the seat of your soul, cleaning it, and cleansing it, allowing for the best sleep possible.
  • Keep a dream box, write to it, allow your mind to show you what you seek.
  • Call on a deity to guide you through sleep for self-enlightenment.
  • Sit pretzel-leg-style and meditate with a pendulum. Find your center and become it.
  • Listen to light, monotone, soft tones and beats for mental relaxation.
  • If this is you, take a nice hot/cold bath/shower just before bed and ask the water to wash away everything.
  • Enjoy some cuddling with a special someone.
  • Enjoy a nice, soothing herbal tea like chamomile or mugwort.
  • Receive a massage or perform self-massage and with lavender essential oil and coconut oil, it’s the best! If you’ve got pains, add some clove oil in there, the lavender is used as a muscle relaxant.
  • Lay in bed, light a candle on the night stand and some incense, I use frankincense, on the other side of the room. Allow this to waft and the candle to add ambiance. Let this slow your body down.
  • Place a glass of water by the nightstand, in the morning, drink it, asking the water to wash away any negativity you acquired in the dream world.
  • Hang up dream catchers or pray to them, asking them for certain services.
  • Attempt an oracle or card reading to satisfy any psychological needs.
  • Call a friend on the phone and lay in bed, allow your mind to relax.
  • No loud noises an hour before bed, no food a few hour before bed as I’ve said, no major physical activities, try to focus on being slower and quieter.

Btw and a side note— I’m currently working on an info-article of the Egyptian gods and goddesses and their myths and cults. hope to finish in a day or so. Also, I experimented with henna tonight with a friend, and had a blast. I tattooed the hieroglyphics of Djehuti (Thoth), on my left wrist. Amazing.