One thing that has always fascinated me about life is how all people are connected by an invisible field. We often speak of the "Oneness" of humanity when we're referring to something that has to do with love and peace. However, the Oneness we all seem to be a part of is so much more mysterious and powerful than we give it credit for.
To think of ourselves as one body in which each part is equal and worthy of love IS a powerful concept in itself. But there's more to it than that. So much more.
There's a way we connect, all of us, that defies all logic and reason, and yet we've all experienced it.
At some point in your life something has happened that made you wonder... what are we all really capable of? Who are we really? What are we?
For example, someone has called you at the precise moment you were thinking of them. A person showed up with the exact thing you needed. Another person cancelled that thing you REALLY didn't want to do. Someone randomly tells you about this thing, it changes your life, and you wonder, what are the odds of that person crossing my path and telling me about that????
It's as if these people knew what you wanted or needed. Some of them came to you from so far away it was downright impossible they received your thought waves. And yet, seemingly... they did. Or did they? Is it really possible to communicate with people telepathically, across any and all distances?
If it was possible, the first thing we'd need is a field that we're all tapped into and that connects us all together. Have we got that? We sure do. We live in a world that is enmeshed in a magnetic field. That's why we have north and south poles. There is a field inside of the earth that radiates out into the atmosphere, thus allowing birds to navigate and compasses to direct us.
This is a mantra that came to me from the Sivananda Kirtan.
Kirtan is a Sankskirt word that can be translated many different ways, but generally means narrating, praise, or reciting.
I began experimenting with this mantra in 20 minute meditation sessions. Twenty minutes for me is the ideal length of time to meditate on a mantra. It's long enough that I have no choice but to let go, because at some point I always lose track of the feeling of time and surrender to the fact that I have no idea how long I have left. It's also long enough that my mind clears and I free fall into the energy of the words.
And the words in this meditation are truly powerful. I would feel waves of energy come into me, things release, and often felt like I was falling deep inside of myself. I also felt as if the chant was truly calling in these powerful figures, particularly Kali Ma, right into the room with me.
Kali Ma is often known as the Goddess of destruction.
She is a Goddess that is swift and efficient in her answer to your prayers. If something needs breaking apart, destroying, or clearing in order to make way for the new, she is the Goddess to call on, and she will respond without hesitation. By chanting her name you will call in her powerful energy to help break up old patterns, feelings you're done with, events you're done with, and so on. She can even break apart your current reality so that you can build an entirely new one. She can also help break apart an unbalanced grip on what you perceive to be the only truth in life, allowing in more room for the magic and mystery of life that can miraculously shift everything.
Although Kali Ma is the focus of this meditation, you will also be calling in other powerful feminine forces (Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Mary & the Divine Mother). The Divine Feminine is an energy that is often over looked or considered less potent in this world. The idea that the masculine is more powerful is an entirely human created concept. Feminine energy is soft, loving and in tune with the feelings of creation, harmony, divine right timing and grace in persistence.
Feminine energy is the ocean lapping against a rock, over and over, carving through it with its gentle embrace.
Most of us tend to embrace and turn to masculine energy, even in our idea of God and divinity, because that's simply what we're used to. Therefore, this meditation will not only call in and envelope you in the divine and powerful love of the Goddesses of the Universe, but it will help to restore feelings of receptivity, flow, compassion and harmony. The divine feminine is not about charging forward and forcefully making things happen. It's about being in communion with everything, from the smallest ant to the most distant star, and allowing things to happen from that expanded place.
If you have a hard time letting go of control and feel anxious when you must trust in the unknown, this meditation will help you.
The meditation below repeats the Kali Ma mantra for 5 1/2 minutes. It's long enough that by the end of it you will know the words yourself, but short enough that you don't need to find a lot of extra time to do it. If you enjoy the meditation I would highly encourage you to try it on your own, repeating the words in your mind, for twenty minutes. Put some music on, set a timer, and enjoy the magic and power of Kali Ma and the Divine Feminine.
Background music "Adrift" licensed from Enlightened Audio