Invoking Kali

I wish I could say this was me.

I finished my 40 days of chanting to Ganesh and decided to move up to the second chakra with my next ritual. Svadhisthana. Water. Emotion. Creation. Kali. With Ganesh, I was seriously asking for help removing obstacles, and man, did he. One of my teachers suggested not asking anything of Kali. Approaching her with love only. I’ve been chanting om kreem kaalikaaye namaha, 108 times, every day. I’m getting my creative fire back. Taking photos, writing, and really diving into my practice.

For tonight’s class we got into the hips, culminating with pigeon. It’s a basics class, so nothing too serious, though how can opening the hips not be serious? I love the playlist for tonight:

Om Mata Kali, Shantala

Goddess Invocation, Go-Ray & Duke

Krishna Kali, Bhagavan Das

Kali Durge (Wheel Turning), Suzanne Sterling

Parashakti, Wah!

Ma Durga, Krishna Das

Hey Ma Durga, Baird Hersey

Durga, Shantala

Om Sri Matre, Wah!

I’ve been getting into this passage from the Upanishads. It speaks to intention. What’s your desire? What does planting the seed of desire do in your life?

“You are what your deep, driving desire is.

As your desire is, so is your will.

As your will is, so is your deed.

As your deed is, so is your destiny.”

Desire is the first step.

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