Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Kali Sadhana Day 21

And so, I come to the last day of this sadhana to Kali.  In fact, I got to it very early today, as I was awake in the small hours and having trouble getting back to sleep.  I ended up at my altar space at 4.10am, called the circle, prayed for assistance in accomplishing my affirmations, and practised for 32 minutes.  It was nice to practice in the relative dark, lit only by the city lights outside, and I noticed my breathing and pace was slower than it had been in my late afternoon practice yesterday.  Then, I sat and chanted a silent mala of Om Krim Kalikaye Namaha: I figured my DH and son wouldn't appreciate loud chanting before 5am ;)

After closing the circle again, I went back to bed and slept quickly.  Later on, I went back up to my altar and drew a card from the Oracle of the Shapeshifters (Beyond Words, 2013), asking what I can take from this 21-day sadhana.  At first, I was a little non-plussed by Snow White and Her Animal Friends.  Then, I thought a little about the actual fairytale.

What I can take from this sadhana is an increased trust in myself and the Universe to be able to deal with difficult situations.  Those could be both things that I am afraid of and my own destructive habits.  It is also a reminder that even if I slip, there are people around to help lift me up again.  And that it's okay to ask for help, be it from friends or from the Universe more generally :)

3 comments:

  1. I want to compliment you with finishing this Sadhana. I hope you will hold on to empowerment of this experience
    It was inspirational to follow you (and Eowyn) doing these excercises and the chanting everyday. It has helped me to pick up my own meditation practice

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  2. You've inspired me to begin my yoga practice again, and I'm considering adding my long-neglected kirtan practice too. :)
    In regard to Snow White, as Dionne says, "That's what friends are for." :D
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGbnua2kSa8

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  3. Good work finishing your sadhana! :)

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