Kālī is the feminine form of “time” or “the fullness of time”. She is first mentioned in the Hindu tradition as a goddess around 600 AD, and these texts “generally place her on the periphery of Hindu society or on the battlefield.”
In general, Hinduists consider her the universal Mother. In the same way, Kali represents the destructive aspect of divinity, and is also destructive of evil and demons. Essentially her early history as a creature of annihilation still has some influence, while more complex tantric beliefs expand her role, placing her as the “ultimate reality” and the “source of being.” Finally the recent pious movement conceives of Kali as the benevolent mother goddess.
The text I leave below was provided to me by Paola Ivonne, a great colleague designer for many years.
Great Mother Kali
Listen to me daughter, and know me for who I am.
I have been with you since you were born,
and I will stay with you until you return to Me in the final darkness.
I am the passionate and seductive lover that inspires the poet to dream.
I am the one who calls you at the end of your journey.
I am the one who is at the end of your day,
where all my children find my blessing resting in my embrace.
I am the womb from which all things are born.
I am the vague and immobile grave; all things must come to me,
bare his chest to die and then be reborn to the whole.
I am the sorceress who will not be ruled,
the Weaver of Time,
the Revealer of Mysteries.
I am the One who tears the throats of the cruel and drinks the blood of the ruthless.
Swallow your fear and come to Me !, and you will discover the true Beauty, Strength and Courage.
I am the fury that tears the flesh of injustice.
I am the shining forge that transforms your internal demons into tools of power.
Open your interior to My embrace!
and become part of the Light that is in the Darkness.
I am the shining sword that protects you from harm.
I am the Crucible in which all aspects of You converge in a Rainbow of union.
I am the deep velvet of the night sky,
the eddies of midnight mist,
shrouded in mystery.
I am the chrysalis in which you will face the one who terrifies you and from which you will flourish vibrant and renewed. I came at the crossroads of life and death,
and you will transform, so that once you look over my face,
you look where there is no return.
I am the cauldron in which all opposites grow to know each other in truth
I am the great network that connects all things.
I am the healer of all wounds,
the Mother of the warrior who straightens all evils in their due Time.
I am the one who makes the weak strong.
The one who humiliates the arrogant.
The one who rises above the oppressive power.
I am justice.
I am mercy.
I am the extreme, and I am also the beginning.
Most importantly, my child, I am You.
I am part of You, and I am within You.
Look for me inside and outside, and you will always be strong.
Get to know me.
Venture into the dark so that you can wake up to balance, enlightenment and integrity.
Take my love with you everywhere and you will find within the energy of being who You want.