The tantric priestess of karmic release manifests with the capacity to integrate higher divine energy into even the most stubborn patterning that has so far resisted healing. When momentum is building, and you don’t know how to stop fueling the fire or reverse the damage, she appears. Her presence indicates that this is a powerful time for spiritual work and healing practices. She will support the work, and much growth can come form it, particularly at this time. No matter how wild they may seem, the storms of your life shall be gentled. You shall emerge unharmed.
Goddess Kali as Bhavatarini is the tantric priestess of karmic release and spiritual blessing. She liberates devotees from karmic struggles, especially those who keep repeating the same patterns with different players. Sometimes the jolt of divine disruption is such a shock that it is temporarily unpleasant, and we feel, therefore, that it is unwanted or harmful. However, once we allow the workings of such disruption to realign our affairs, we will come to recognize and be grateful for what is taking place. We will see it as a saving grace rather than something we had to endure. A ceasing of restrictive or negative influences is predicted.
Ma is adorned with flowers in recognition that she is celebrated during puja. Unlike the fierce Kali who is adored in fearsome places in the dead of night, the kind Bhavatarini is adored in celebrations of the light. The puja, or ‘sacred ritual’, can be very simple, In its most basic form, it is a call to the divine ones to manifest on Earth. It is a creation of light and has a cleansing effect on those doing the puja and, if the intentions and receptivity are strong enough, on the surrounding people and areas.
Bhavatarini teaches that our spiritual activities can have a positive influence, more so than we think possible. She foretells of a profoundly positive and expansive energy that will become available to us if we are willing to open our hearts to her. She also reminds us that we don’t have to wait until things become severe to call on the Divine Mother’s assistance. Why not call for her daily, not only to resolve issues but to prevent them from gaining traction in the first place? If we align ourselves with such simple and happiness-inducing wisdom, our lives can become peaceful and free from unnecessary drama.
Bhavatarini can take the form of Kali Phalaharini to destroy the results of our actions. Phala means ‘fruit’, and harini means ‘a female who takes something away’. So, Phalaharini means ‘the woman who takes away the fruit of our actions’. This means that she can conquer our karma. Kali Phalaharini can cleanse our samkaras, or ‘mental psychic imprints’. These are the familiar grooves that keep the soul repeating patterns, lifetime after lifetime. They are comprised of habitual ways of thinking and behaving that prevent us from evolving into something new and more suitable. They are the karma of ‘stuckness’, limiting our freedom, creativity and expression.
Samskaras can be negative in quality – such as an inhuman compulsion toward prefection – but they can be something we consider positive, such as a repeated attraction toward being a healer. Although being a healer can generate spiritual benefit if we identify with it, it can undermine our freedom to grow spiritually. It can become overly restrictive, and even lead to suppression of aspects of our authentic being that don’t readily ‘fit in’ with the healer archetype.
In the example of a healer, the Divine Mother recognizes the goodness in your heart and your genuine desire to assist. Yet, she will do what is necessary to protect your spiritual awakening and free you from your attachments (yes, even the attachment to helping others). This doesn’t mean that you no longer want to be a healer or that you are blocked from doing so. It means you will not be able to prop up self-value using external roles. Ultimately, this is a gift, but it is a lesson that many healers find painful in the beginning. They need to learn how to offer their heartfelt work and not be attached to how it is received. If they see immediate results and powerful effects of the work, the challenge is to not identify with what is happening and make the divine grace about their own ego. If the ego is failing these lessons and getting caught up in feeling superior or inferior, then the Divine Mother will intervene.
The lesson is that you can relish the roles you play in your life without allowing them to define you. You are asked to take care that you don’t restrict yourself to the roles you play. Embrace the spiritual freedom and unconditional love necessary to be your full authentic being. You are asked to bear the discomfort of no longer relying on certain familiar patterns to give you validation. This will open you up to greater self-realization, self-possession, and joyful freedom to be your whole self. You are on the cusp of a beautiful breakthrough into a more positive era. To amplify her blessings, open your heart to the unfamiliar.
Say this prayer aloud:
Beloved Ma Kali, Bhavatarini, Kali Phalaharini, please help me release attachment to the outcomes of my actions so that your grace can manifest without inhibition or constraint. Please abort negative karmic momentum flowing from me or toward me. I place my trust in you. You are the strength that overcomes current, You are the peace that arises in letting go. You are the graceful and effective wisdom manifesting spontaneously for the spiritual benefit of all beings. May your beautiful kindness and liberating wisdom emanate within my heart, always. May I love you more than I love certainty and control! Jai Ma Kali! Jai Ma! Jai Ma!
See yourself seated upon a lion throne with thick garlands of red flowers about your neck hanging over your chest. Stick out your tongue and breathe out a fierce cleansing breath. Then become peaceful. Place your hands at your heart. Sense that there is a guiding presence that knows exactly what needs to happen and when for the spiritual benefit of all beings. You can trust in that. You now become willing to rest in spontaneous wisdom of the heart.
Place your hands in prayer and bow your head in gratitude and reverence. You have completed your healing process.
Kali Oracle by Alana Fairchild