With only three Monday Night Meditations left for 2018, we will commence the end of year “clearing and cleansing process” enabling us to start the new year with a clean slate. To do this, we will be focusing on the energy that the Hindu Goddess Kali produces.
Often misunderstood in the West, Kali is empowered with destructive powers. Her name is derived from the root word Kala or time. So therefore, Kali represents Time, Change, Preservation, Creation, Destruction, and Power.
Considered to be “black one” and the ferocious form of Durga, who is the consort of Lord Shiva, Kali is the destructor of evil forces yet she also bestows moksha or liberation, and is the compassionate mother who protects her devotees from evil forces.
Monday Night Meditations is an open circle that is suitable for beginners as well as the more experienced meditator. We commence the evening with an initial grounding relaxation before moving into opening and balancing the chakras (body’s energy centres) through “chakra dhyana”, where the beeja or seed mantras of each chakra are intoned. This aligns yourself with the cosmos. Once our chakras are opened and aligned, we commence the chanting of a chosen mantra (sacred prayer) as it is through sonic vibrations that we are able to connect with and seek guidance from the chosen aspect of the Divine, or Bodhisattva (enlightened being).
Another reason why we use mantas during the Monday Night Meditations is that they are considered to be able balance or enhance the effects of energies our energetic bodies encounter every waking moment.