Musings on the Kali Yuga

It’s the Kali Yuga…accept it and let it go.

Here we are…born into these times and these bodies…these stories…given the skills and the strengths appropriate to our challenges in each moment, whether we believe it or not.

The empire is declining…the walls are crumbling…Kali is sweeping through this world with her fierce compassion…leveling all that does not serve.

No amount of squirming that will make it untrue. The only real trouble arises when we resist it.

V0045118 Kali trampling Shiva. Chromolithograph by R. Varma.

There is a path…a way…slowly, slowly…one moment at a time…winding us through these transitions…guiding us through the fires…the path is always the same, in any time and in any circumstance.

The path is presence. Here and now. Wide awake. In full acceptance and awareness of WHAT IS. In full humility to WHAT IS.

We’re only ready for what we get…no sooner…no more…patience, patience.

Striving for levels of grace or skill beyond what we have access to causes agitation and detracts from our wellbeing and the wellbeing of the whole.

Trying to fly with immature wings only causes pain and danger.

Acceptance of what is and surrender to our individual path makes the opening for growth.

Letting go, letting go, letting go…releasing attachment…opening our hearts…letting Spirit in…humbling to our own path and its gentle timing…honoring the beauty of it and its small place in the ALLONE.

BEing in the lives and bodies we’re graced with is the work.

Mothering, breathing, praying, playing, tasting, moving, creating, loving, learning our bodies…all without attachment to permanence or desire for something else…all as the simple act of BEing.


Resistance, anxiety and denial of the Divinity that is unfolding through us causes more suffering to arise. Letting ourselves get distracted by lack or deficit…spinning out on those things that haven’t come yet or may never come…is the request for more suffering.

Bringing our presence and attention to the life giving forces…to the Divine gifts…is the doorway for ever more gifts to enter our lives.

This is where growth come from.

Seeing it ALL as the opportunity for Divine grace and Divine teachings is the perfection of the path.

All the suffering…all the “imperfection”…all the unpleasantries…all the anger and frustration…are ingredients in the Divine stew…parts of the magical wheel of life.

When we pull back and see it all from a wide enough vantage point…through the eyes of Kali herself…it’s clear how necessary and beautiful every little part is in humble service to the ALLONE


Today is an unfolding of my story…How can I meet my story today?

Today is an opportunity to heal and serve the ALLONE…How can I heal and serve in this day?

Practice and Presence are Priority

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