THE TIME OF KALI - How we are transitioning from the ending to a new beginning

Kali-Ma- The Dark Mother © Jo Jayson 2015

Way way back 5 years ago, in 2015 I painted Kali-Ma, the beloved but much feared Hindu Goddess. At the same time as I was painting her, the Empire State Building displayed her image on its facade….. coincidence it was not.

In 2017, two years later, I wrote a blog called “In the Time of Kali”, which stated that we were in a state of chaos, disruption and disorder, which would bring about the end of the old ways….and make way for a new beginning.

(you can read that blog below in just a minute)

Right now, we are moving through what will be the last part of the eye of the storm. Yes, its taken a long time, and this storm still has quite a lot of havoc to play out before it is over. However, many of us find ourselves in lockdown or quarantine and we are forced like never before in our time, to settle down with ourselves, in the shelter of our own homes , alone or with our families and asked to have faith that the new beginning will be coming soon.

In the the 2017 blog below, you will read about the energy of Kali-Ma, a feminine destructive and often terrifying force of creation that destroys all that needs to end, and clears the way for the creation of a new beginning.

Since I painted Kali in 2015, and then wrote my piece

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Enoughness

Enoughness …

The struggle and the yearning to be enough to those in our lives whether it be our parents, our children, our lovers , our partners and our friends….comes from the deep dark down feeling inside us that we are not enough for ourselves. Truly feeling enough is profoundly personal …… a personal well that can only be filled by oneself , yet we can make the mistake of believing something or someone outside of ourselves will fill it for us. Feeling enough is that space where we are at peace with who we have been , who we are now and who we want to be tomorrow. Feeling enough within ourselves allows others to trust in our enoughness . Feeling enough allows others close to us to feel enough too. The ripple effect of enoughness can heal a couple , a family and a lineage . Enoughness is the well that is full of our own acceptance and allowing. Letting others know they are enough just as they are, can be the key to them finding their own enoughness. Feeling enough is the awareness that in any given moment we are connected to the infinite potential of our own soul and yet unconditionally compassionate to the fact that we may not have reached that potential yet. No drug no substance no person no creature can fill that personal well of enoughness other than the self. Enlightenment is merely the awareness of our own light …. We, as spiritual

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Self-Care within Self-Love

 

This article was kindly published in the Spring/Summer edition of Spirit of Change Magazine –

http://www.spiritofchange.org/Spring-2019/Spring-Summer-2019-Magazine/

Self-Care is an aspect of Self-Love. It’s impossible to give oneself the care one needs if one doesn’t have some aspect of one’s own value. Self-Care can be just as simple as saying no instead of always saying yes, speaking ones truth instead of hiding how they feel, or simply deciding to give oneself a hot bubble bath instead of going out to the party you really don’t want to go to.

However Self-Care can only be applied consistently and meaningfully if we are practicing the endeavor of Self-Love. If we don’t have Self-Love driving the Self-Care, then the act of Self-Care becomes a temporary band-aid. Humans do struggle to love themselves; it is a universal affliction. All souls living this human life, struggle with remembering who they really are and where they come from and because of this they spend their lifetimes looking outside of themselves to fill their own well and more times than not they feel the deficit of love within themselves because of this.

In truth we all come from a one consciousness of Unconditional Love – that is what the Divine is. Understanding this concept and giving ourselves this unconditional love, is our greatest challenge and yet is the most important precursor to offering unconditional love to another and receiving it back. We get caught up in the cycle of giving and receiving love with conditions, a

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SPEAKING YOUR TRUTH

 

I painted this image in 2009 and I named it ‘Blue Whispers of Truth’. I was near the end of my first series “ The Goddess Chakra Series and at the time had little knowing of how powerful working with the energy centers in the body could be for myself and others, nor how successful this series of images would become. I moved on from there to teach about chakra healing and how each chakra center had its own story, its own wisdom and lesson and its own path to healing. In my classes I would talk about the 5th chakra, the throat center, as the area where one accesses the truth in ones heart and expresses it. Truth doesn’t come from the mind, it doesn’t even come from the gut, or even intuition. It actually comes from the heart space and is felt as truth in the form of emotion. Whether it be a good feeling emotion or not so good, that indelible feeling that only the heart can feel, is our GPS guidance system to all that is true to us personally.

The truth of the heart is different to the fear of the mind. Fear of the mind is based on our past experiences and holds no weight in the present unless we decide to give it more power than it deserves. Truth of the heart however is indisputable and clear. When one feels love with another, it is indisputable. When one feels sadness or

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IN THE TIME OF KALI: RIDING THE WINDS OF CHANGE

Kali-Ma- The Dark Mother © Jo Jayson 2015

For many of us around the world, these are times of great upheaval, chaos, discord and big change. Big change rarely comes without disruption to the status quo and a slow death of something that used to exist, to make way for a new beginning…..a new way.

This is the Time of Kali…

It’s almost two years ago that I painted Kali, and at the same time in a universally synchronized confirmation of my own intuitions, Kali-Ma’s image was projected onto the facade of the Empire States Building here in New York. Whoever decided to do that was clearly also very intuitive because since that point we have seen huge unforeseen changes, chaos and instability in our political world here and abroad and great division and tension amongst people. Kali-Ma , the revered Hindu Goddess, represents the energy of pure creation. Within this energy of creation comes destruction, darkness and the breaking down of the old. For some this is why Kali energy is often feared….but in truth, out of the darkness and destruction of the breakdown of what is, lies the powerful and nurturing aspects of rebirth and a new creation.

All of us are witnessing this outside of ourselves, and many our experiencing these changes personally in their own lives. Many relationships are coming to an end, lives are being turned upside down and many are going through transformations with the big storms of change passing through. What

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