Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Kali Sadhana Day 7

When calling my circle, I called to the East, the South, the West, the North, and the Space In Between; by Air, by Fire, by Water, by Earth, and by the Void; by Oya, by Brigid, by Cerridwen, by Hekate and by Kali.  I was also inspired to add Kali's name before each of my affirmations for change (Kali, I am changing my life for the better), and to add, "With the help of your strength, determination and compassion" at the end.  It feels like this calling is becoming clearer and more powerful…

I practised yoga for 25 minutes - 5 A's, 4 dancing warriors, and some standing and seated poses.  Then, I sat and chanted a mala of Om Krim Kalikayei Namaha.  Finally, I closed the circle in reverse, and prayed for the Goddess in all her aspects to accompany me through the day.

I've been thinking some more about what I want to include in my image of Kali, as well as worrying about how it'll turn out.  Last night, I worked on the sketch some more, rubbing out 3/4 of what I'd first drawn and then re-drawing it using guidelines and a ruler to clarify proportions and neaten it up.  So, after about an hour spent on it, it still looks like something that could be done in about 5 minutes *doh*  Ah well, this too is part of the sadhana.

4 comments:

  1. Try to look at this drawing through the eyes of the Goddess instead of trying to measure up to you own unlimited expectations. Try to be soft and gentle to you little Kerry
    (I know it's easier said than done, but it helps)
    Hugs

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    1. Thanks, Ellen. I know that most of it is down to practice (and my not having much), and that there's only one solution to that ;D
      Hugs!

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  2. We are our own worst critics. :) I agree with Ellen - be gentle with yourself and tell that critic to stuff a sock in it. Remember it is the act itself that is sacred.

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    1. Yes, that is what I shall try to remember, that it is the process of creation that I dedicate to Kali. The finished painting (if and when it happens), is just a sideshow… :)

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