Stripped down to our nakedness and in the glaring truth of our imperfections we all come face to face with all our cracks, dark holes, and unpolished bits. The chips and dents on our surface hide the deep well of longings churning inside all of us. We are made up of layers of wounds and battle scars intermingled with joys and delights. Our hopes and dreams, our sorrows and disappointments weaving the tapestry of our countenance. Our stories are etched into our skin and our souls beam out of our eyes revealing all of our truths. And within this bundle of broken sticks we still long to do better, to rise, to feel our wounds and fears and move right through them, witnessing all of our hurts and yet finding the light that shines within each broken piece. Compassion for ourselves holds all of our broken pieces together and we carefully try not to come undone. Our loyal heart patiently and relentlessly guides us with feelings and yearnings waiting for us to hear it, to turn away now from the fears and lies of our mind and the stories of our past. In these heart whispers we find the courage to take another chance, face a fear, turn another corner, walk through another door and gently open ourselves up to love within ourselves and others, as we all walk along our path bravely in our beautiful brokenness…© Jo Jayson


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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