Kali the Fierce Hindu Goddess

In anticipation of our March Madness: Shadow Side SoulTopia Sensation on Sunday, March 19th, it seemed fitting to talk about one of my favorite Goddesses, the fierce and mighty Kali.
It seems we often tend to want to make everything beautiful and tie it up with a love and light bow. But query me this…is life always so “perfect?” Are we possibly neglecting parts of ourselves if we always project that we have no struggles? Is there advantage in exploring our shadow side and is our shadow side always something “negative?” Many philosophers have broached this subject, which I believe is healthy, and many have come away with differing opinions, which I also believe is healthy. I encourage ALL of us to get back to the spirit of mature and robust discussions to help us grow. Do we have to agree? I honestly hope we don’t always agree. “Group think” is quite different than universal consciousness…think about that one. So with that out of the way, let’s get back to KALI.

Kali is a fierce Hindu Goddess that can actually be scary to some. She doesn’t try to be beautiful to make you feel comfortable with her. You see, she is about FEAR. Yes, again, sorry if that isn’t “positive talk” enough for you. But let’s not sugar coat it. She may scare those who don’t understand her and even some who do. But for those who attempt to understand her, she will help them overcome fears and work through things that are not healthy for them such as anger and jealousy. This shadow work will bring about a healthier self by cutting through obstacles and also slaying personal demons. This is not work for the faint of heart, but it is heart healing. When Kali enters your life you will experience necessary change. She can help you detach from people, go your own way, change jobs or help with any other tough transition. She carries a weapon in one hand, but the other hand is empty in order to reach out and help. One of my FAVORITE things about the fierce and mighty Kali is that she is the Goddess of Victims of Domestic Violence. Thank Kali for that!

The crystals that were given to me as I channeled the SoulKali bracelet for the SoulGoddess line were (all are highly recommended for your crystal collection):

Black Tourmaline – This HIGHLY protective stone is a must for your crystal collection. It absorbs, deflects and transmutes negative energy. It acts as a shield from psychic attacks, negative thoughts from others and all negative energy. Black Tourmaline (Schorl) might just be Kali in crystal form!

Smoky Quartz – Another highly protective stone, but also one of the most grounding stones. It helps us feel safe and secure. It helps with fear, depression, addictions and obsessions. Smoky Quartz completes the circuit between us and nature. It transmutes negativity sending it back to Mother Earth where it is recycled for good.

Garnet – A stone for those who have suffered trauma and any type of abuse. Garnet helps one feel safe, secure and helps alleviate worry, fear, and panic bringing a sense of calm and groundedness. It also aids in working through disruptions within the family and home.

Labradorite – A stone of magic. A true magician wants power only over himself (self-mastery) and has no desire to control or abuse others. It also clears the aura of negative energy and psychic attacks.

Crystal Cheers,
Michelle Welch