Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Kali Sadhana Day 8

Almost didn't think I'd get to meditating and practising yoga today, what with one thing and another.  Eventually, though, I did.  Once again, I called my circle, then stood at the top of my yoga mat and proclaimed my affirmations.  I practiced for nearly 40 minutes, and then sat and chanted Om Krim Kalikayei Namaha.

I'm really enjoying using my rudrakasha mala.  There's something about the rough texture of the seeds that is kind of tingly :D  The texture helps keep me more mindful.  They don't just smoothly flow through my fingers, but have a little bite that is renewed each time I move onto the next bead, reminding me of what my hands are doing and why :)

Today, one of the things that came to my mind was the question of fears.  Bizarrely enough, turns out I'm afraid of starting to use the acrylics I bought back before the summer!  I keep finding reasons not to open them and start painting.  Partly, it's the fear of the unknown - how will they work, will I be able to mix them correctly, will they dry out too quickly, will they make a terrible mess?  Partly, I think it's the fear that I won't be able to achieve what I want with them, which of course will take practice.  I was even thinking of doing a second sketch of Kali in a smaller pad so that I could colour it with pencils, which I feel more comfortable with.  Anyhow, I vow to stop wussing about this and actually paint something, anything, by the end of this week!

As for the drawing part of my sadhana, I also realised today that the sketch I thought was ready for painting is actually missing eyebrows - small, incidental detail *doh*  So, tonight I shall add in the eyebrows, then this sketch will be ready for painting...


  1. What a lovely rudrakasha mala! It's hard to find malas that have knots tied between the beads, which for me makes them easier to use.

    1. That's very true! The first set of beads I got, it was kind of hard to tell where one bead ended and the next began. Then I got some stone beads, which were larger, and that worked ok. This one is really nice, and very smooth to use :)