"Kali is the most misunderstood of the Hindu goddesses. The Encyclopedia Britannica is grossly mistaken in the following quote, 'Major Hindu goddess whose iconography, cult, and mythology commonly associate her with death, sexuality, violence, and, paradoxically in some of her later historical appearances, motherly love. It is partly correct to say Kali is a goddess of death but She brings the death of the ego as the illusory self-centered view of reality..." ~goddess.ws
she swims to quivering muddy depths that make your knees shake
she leads you to the pain, to the exact spot where it hurts, to the very place you don't want to look
and she makes you sit there
and keep looking
for what seems like a goddamn eternity.
she turns out the pretty, twinkling bedroom lights
and shows you the wicked, gorgeous mouth of darkness.
she destroys bullsh*t with a sharp tongue, not recklessly,
but she sets fire to limiting old tree trunks so new blossoming beauty can be created
she is not meant to appease you
make you happy
or smooth over your ruffled feathers like sweet whipped cream with honey.
she's made to reach inside your throbbing heart
make you face yourself
pull out the poison
kill your pain
and help you
she is dark, she is fierce, but she is beyond beautiful in her shadow form,
ever showing us
that we are
we don't have to be afraid of
For there is power there, beyond our wildest dreams.
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