Daily Angel Oracle Card: Goddess Kali And Black Obsidian, from the Crystal Mandala Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Jane Marin
Goddess Kali And Black Obsidian: “Sacred Revolution”
“We bring you the empowerment of sacred revolution. Revolution comes when a cycle of authority or power is ending. It has become inadequate for the task of leadership now required and a new order must be established in its place. It is not simply a chapter within a book drawing to a close but an entirely new book, perhaps an entirely new genre, opening up according to divine will unfolding. In such cases, subtle change is not going to cut it. You need radical action to bring about the new order. That new order may be in your world, or in your own being. When revolution is sacred, the new order will be that which allows you to become more of yourself to successfully attain your spiritual goals.”
“Kali is a goddess not known for her subtlety. In the spiritual tradition from which she originates, she is called on in times of war when demons seem to be getting the upper hand. She is the only warrior determined and vicious enough to destroy the destroyers. She is unstoppable, except for when divine consciousness tells her that her job is done. Her appearance marks a time of sacred revolution that cannot be stopped until it has come to successful completion.
The nature of revolution is the overthrowing of an existing hierarchy of control to replace it with a new one. Usually there is a philosophical and political purpose behind the process, and that often involves forcibly overcoming a exploitative abuse of power by those in positions of authority. However, revolution without a sacred component to it won’t necessarily result in transformation or healing. There may be change – different political parties could come to power, for example – but often enough, it will be a case of the same problems with different perpetrators.
What sets aside a revolution as sacred is when it comes at a time when genuine transformation rather than superficial change is possible. Change takes courage. We have to be willing to let go of what we have known, and bear uncertainty, whilst we explore new possibilities and eventually evolve into a new way of being. Even with that willingness there are times when a pattern of the past has become so lodged in the psyche that gentle evolution is not possible. You could imagine it like a person screaming in unnecessary panic. You may try talking to them in soothing tones, but if they are about to jump in a car and drive away, putting themselves and others in mortal danger, then a sharp slap might be in order to snap them out of hysteria and into the present moment. It’s extreme but it’s helpful and necessary.
In our inner world, the hysteria and panic might relate to letting go of a relationship we believe is our life raft, when in truth, if we keep holding on to it, it’s going to pull us right over the edge fo a cliff down a life-ending waterfall. Or perhaps it is a way of relating to power based in fear rather than loving empowerment. No matter how hard we try we just can’t seem to give up our attachment to feeling in control, or we are so attached to the life we have known, we aren’t willing to fly free from the nest, stretching our wings and discovering our destiny.
Where gentler methods aren’t effective and divine timing requires change to happen now, sacred revolution is invoked. Kali may stomp into your life and kick you out of the nest so that you realize you can fly. She may rip the life raft out of your hands, causign you to splutter temporarily until you stand up and realize that you can just walk safely out of the rampaging river. Or she may knock the control freak dominating your mind on the head, and set up her own temporary divine dictatorship where she simply repeats, “love yourself and let go,” until you do just that.
When the Oracle of Sacred Revolution comes to you, you can be sure that you and your life are going to change. It might feel as if your hand is forced, or even if you are choosing to go with the process, that it is wild and out of your control. It will be. But that doesn’t make it unloving or unsafe. When revolution is sacred, it is divine love realigning your life. And although there will probably be chaos, you can be sure that the new order eventually imposed will be worth it. Viva la revolution!”*
~ By Alana Fairchild
Kali blesses us with a swift kick in the butt when we are resisting the change that will propel us into the next chapter in our lives, so get ready! What are you resisting letting go of? Ya, that… what just popped into your head just as you read that… it’s time to let that go. Know that whether you like it or not, things are about to change, big time. No more victim, no more martyr, no more clinging on for dear life to what you think you know about yourself and what is possible. Let all that go. All of it. Or Kali will take it from you and it may feel uncomfortable, but it will be for your highest good. And it will open doors you never even imagined could open for you.
Opportunities will come knocking, I promise you that. But you will only be able to hear and answer their call if you stop hiding under the bed!