11/17/10

Goddess of the Week: Kali

The Hindu Goddess Kali and God Bhairava in Uni...Image via WikipediaWendell and Ann need a goddess to help them with a little remodeling project. They need the Hindu goddess Kali, who, as a goddess of both destruction and creation, can really help with every step of the project.

Now don't let her skirt of human arms and necklace of human heads fool you! Kali is brilliant at breaking down the old and making way for the new. That wall, for example, it's old! And does it really have to be there separating your bathroom from your kitchen? Spaciousness, people. That's the word we're looking for. Kali will stomple that wall and destroy it, just like she stompled the 1,000 demons that sprang out of the monster Raktabija. She stompled them, drank up their blood and then ate up Raktabija in one mouthful. A contractor is not going to do that for you. You need Kali, who, by the way, has four (sometimes 10) arms, which really helps with demolition.

But let's face it, the fun of remodeling isn't really the stompling, it's the building back up--and Kali has you covered there too. Because by getting rid of the old, she makes way for the new: as in that new washer and dryer you've been eyeing. Let's face it, it's fantastic! You can front load your dirty clothes. Plus, it comes in red--just like Kali's eyes! How fun is that!

Kali reminds you that while change can be scary and painful (especially for the stompled upon), it is inevitable. By welcoming Kali into your house, you can let go of the baggage/wallet that is weighing you down and move into that spaciousness of soul that allows one to let go and relax, and if you can do that in a bigger living room, why wouldn't you?

Channel Kali: When remodeling, considering remodeling, or when facing any sort of change. Remember: Change happens. Let go. Accept it. Move on--but talk to me if you need a good carpenter. I know a guy.

Need a goddess: Post a comment identifying your need, and I'll find you the perfect goddess! It's just a little gift from me to you.
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14 comments:

Pasadena Adjacent said...

You selected my favorite goddess. Perfect for rebuilding and change; throw art in too. As you said, she does sport red eyes; the ultimate provocateur (why I love her). It's rumored that she likes to light fires.

Jean Spitzer said...

Giving goddess and carpenter, too. You're a great person to know!

No contractor's that efficient. And, apparently, a fun date, too.

Quite an illustration.

Olga said...

Thank-you, Margaret, very timely. And thank-you, Wendell and Ann, too. Mike and I ripped up the carpet from the stairs to find wood in need of a good refinish today. He basically hates when I come up with these little household improvement projects. Now I can say a little Kali spirit got into me--not my fault.

Jess said...

Again with the awesomeness! I love it! I've always been a fan of Kali, as I tend to do major overhauls of my life regularly.

Petrea said...

Stomple! My new favorite word. Kali reminds me of the Beatles' "Help!" although I'm not sure they got her right at all...

Margaret said...

PA and Jean: Glad to give you your favorite. She's good for artists too, since she's a creator and all.

Olga: Your husband just needs to understand that there is a higher power at work.

Jess: See? You are not afraid of change. Very good, grasshopper.

Petrea: She is HELP! I forgot! And you're right. Not the greatest depiction.

Daisy said...

Just what we need! One of those Kali arms to help me get started and the others to help with the work.

Joanne said...

Oh where was Goddess Kali when I was stripping my kitchen wallpaper last month? I could've used an extra pair or two of her hands to tackle my walls :/

altadenahiker said...

You have goddesses for plumbing and kitchen remodeling and life and death. Who on earth wouldn't visit you on a regular basis.

WV: Skurga. I think that's one of the lesser Nordic goddesses.

Susan Campisi said...

Kali is a badass! And that's just the kind of goddess I need. This is very timely. I've been searching for a house and looking at many fixers. My realtor left me a message earlier tonight saying he had good news about a recent offer I made. I didn't call him back. I'm petrified! Your "Channel Kali" advice is perfect. Just perfect.

Petrea said...

Don't forget you've got ten days for due diligence, Susan. And remember: with Kali's help you can do anything to a house to make it cute, except move it. Location, location, location.

Little Messy Missy said...

Thanks I needed this one too!

Shell Sherree said...

Stompling would come in handy when it's time to make wine, too. I like Kali. She has derring-do.

Stacey @ Entropified said...

This was great . . . and funny. You're funny. You know that, right?