|English: Picture of Hindu Goddess Kali. This photograph was taken during Kali Puja at Naihati, a town in West Bengal, India. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Truth be told, this is one of my favorite goddesses. She is quite terrifying. Her eyes are the color of blood, she has four arms, her tongue hangs out, and she wears a girdle of severed heads and a necklace of skulls.
Kali destroys the old, which can sort of seem like a drag, but she destroys the old so that she can usher in the new. Alas, to awaken your creativity, you are going to have to kill something off. What do you need to kill off? Do you have to kill off a streak of perfectionism? How about the KFCK radio that keeps looping in your brain? How about the errands and obligations in your life? Those are harder. I'm sorry. You may not be able to kill those off. But can you massage them? A personal coach I know recommends asking yourself "How/So" questions like this: How can I do all the things I need to do so that I can still find time to write/draw/square dance? How can I earn enough money so that I can afford to rent a studio/Italian villa/Ewan McGregor? She says that when you parse the world into How/So questions instead of either/or statements the universe sort of rearranges itself for you. But what a is a How/So question but another way of channeling Kali, another way of telling yourself that to be the creative person you want to be (indeed, that you are) you need to let go of the thing or things that are holding you back? Bottom line: before you can awaken anything, you need to clean out your bed!
Channel this goddess: When feeling stuck creatively, when feeling ennui, when cleaning the garage, when you think you are becoming a hoarder. Hint: creativity often gets stifled by clutter, which I can say without the smugness of the overly neat but with the experience of the desk clutterer.
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