THE WARRIOR GODDESS
Save some of your fervor and ferocity invested in external causes for a worthy inner cause, the proverbial "Durga" battle, I'm referring to the inner demons, the ones that constantly whittle away our confidence and self esteem and plant disempowering viruses, unless we learn how to conquer them, they will continue to proliferate and show up as external mirrors, people and situations that reflect our own internal tyranny against ourselves.
We can become so used to it that we don't realize how much this inner battle affects our lives, particularly if we buy into the false messages. Every time we feel the need to control and manipulate, prove ourselves at the expense of others or our own well being, or be inauthentic to gain approval and love, it is an indication that these inner demons have gained footing.
In the myth Durga resists the demons by wildly chopping them to pieces with her sword, but every piece transforms into a demon, so "what she resists persists" she recognizes the futility of this and transforms into Kali. Kali takes that blood dripping tongue of hers and slurps up the carnage, digesting the demons as "spiritual food."
The Goddesses of old house our own archetypal journey back to the purity of perception and freedom from our own imaginary illusions. They call upon us to surrender our swords and instead to become aware, to face, accept and then integrate our shadow, absorbing self understanding from the inner battle, transforming it into strength and fierce love for self and humanity. The next time you start feeling bad about yourself remember this, don't feed the illusion, hold yourself in a loving embrace and allow the thoughts and feelings to flow through.
Be aware and conscious so that you can make choices that empower who you truly are. ♥
Via: Katrina Vebralovich