Monday, 25 November 2013

Kali Sadhana Day 6

I was feeling really tired this morning after an extremely restless night's sleep.  Still, I stood at the end of my yoga mat, proclaimed my affirmations for change, and started practising, thinking "Well, I can always just do a few sun salutes."  I ended up doing 4 A's, 4 dancing warriors, and a few standing and seated poses - total 25 minutes.  Then, I sat, called a circle, and chanted out loud, a full mala.

One of the thoughts that drifted into my mind was about what I like in an image of Kali.  There are lots that show her in a macabre dance, which I quite like as it emphasises the sense of movement and change that I get from her.  However, at the moment my favourite is actually this one from Doreen Virtue's Goddess Guidance Oracle.  I love how direct and challenging her gaze is, like she won't let me look away, won't let me off without facing up to things.  She challenges me to face the darkness, but says that she will be there, too...

I have started sketching an image of Kali.  I've little practice at such things, so it may well not live up to what I want to express.  Still, one thing I will certainly do is try to give her this direct gaze :)

10 comments:

  1. I love that image of Kali. I think I need this deck. I have the Indigo oracle and quite like it. Right, off to Amazon.

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    1. Funny, I thought you had it already. Some of the cards annoy me, and it's one of the ones with images from very different artists. Still, there are some lovely images in it :)

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    2. No, I just nicked that Kali image from google. Well, it's ordered now. I'm sure I'll find something to like about it. :)

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  2. That is a great image of Kali! I have to say I am in awe of your discipline when it comes to your yoga and meditation/chanting practice. When I was pregnant, if I sat still for any length of time, I'd fall asleep. :)

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    1. I sleep much more than usual, but I still have trouble with it. I need to be somewhere horizontal, dark and quiet to manage a nap. Still, that's a step up (well, depending on your perspective) on before I was pregnant, when I could not nap at all, ever! As for the discipline, it's been nice getting back into a daily practice. I always exercise, but there is something special about yoga :)

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  3. The image is great. I have this deck and I love it. She is so calm and centered and encouraging to take the leap. Also when it comes to sketching :D

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    1. Tee hee :) Well, haven't done much so far, but I'll keep at it!

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  4. Beautiful and interesting blog! Nice image of Kali, she has a deep gaze!! :) Muchas Estrellas!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Las Magas, I love her gaze! May the stars shine upon you :)

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