Kali the Hindu goddess personifies nature its bounty, beauty, wisdom and mystery. In benevolent forms, they nurture life. But in malevolent forms, they destroy everything. She is therefore adored and appeased with offerings of flowers and bridal finery. Unlike most other religions, Hinduism does not advocate the worship of one particular deity. There are numerous gods and goddesses worshipped by Hindus all over India. I was instantly attracted to her mystery and dark beauty. Kali is only one of the many Gods and Goddesses worshipped daily throughout India, having the largest congregation in Bengal. One form is puja, or the act of worshipping the image or manifestation of a God by making spiritual connection with the deity through invocation, offerings, rituals and prayers. Thousands of people, gather together at shrines and temples to honor and offer sacrifices to Kali, the dark goddess. Once faced and understood, Kali frees her devotees of all fear and becomes the greatest of mothers, the most comforting, and nurturer of all goddesses.
Kali can appear dark from a distance. When the devotee becomes closer and open with Kali, her essence is revealed as a transformational light. Kali looks clearly into the heart of the devotee. With the light of Kali, she frees ones constrictions of a bound heart, and eliminates the darkness, demons that surrounds all the mental and emotional afflictions. Kalis light and love dissolve the limiting boundaries of self and the heart and body become purified. Through all inner consciousness in surrender to Kali’s dance, and one becomes receptive to her inner depth of love. Kali dances to the rhythm of change and transformation. The heart becomes awake from the vibration of Kali’s dance across it. The devotee will learn to dance with the inner rhythm of Kali’s spiritual boons. They receive a spiritual rebirth of the Devine. With Kali’s dance forward our consciousness is raised and she reveals herself...
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