Kali defeated Raktavaji and his thousands of demons, but accomplishing the final solution drove her mad and in that madness she also killed her husband and wreaked havoc on Earth.
I'm reminded by this card of obsession. Of being so possessed by something or someone everything else is lost to us. And we don't even note it's passing in our single mindedness. I'm trying not to become obsessed about getting better. Because to be well by that route would leave much of who I am behind and me is all I have. And finding compassion for myself is like trying to find the light switch in a dark room. I know it is there but where?
|"I came upon a doctor who appeared in quite poor health. I said, 'There's nothing that I can do for you that you can't do for yourself.' He said, 'Oh yes you can. Just hold my hand. I think that that would help.' So I sat with him a while then I asked him how he felt. He said, 'I think I'm cured." ~ Conor Oberst 1980-|