Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Embodying the Goddess of Never Not Broken

I came across this article today about the Hindu Goddess Akhilandeshvari (I know, I can't pronounce it either). 

There's this: 
But look, Akhilanda says, now you get to make a choice. In pieces, in a pile on the floor, with no idea how to go forward, your expectations of the future are meaningless. Your stories about the past do not apply. You are in flux, you are changing, you are flowing in a new way, and this is an incredibly powerful opportunity to become new again: to choose how you want to put yourself back together. Confusion can be an incredible teacher—how could you ever learn if you already had it all figured out?
And this: 
So now is the time, this time of confusion and brokenness and fear and sadness, to get up on that fear, ride it down to the river, dip into the waves, and let yourself break. Become a prism. 
And more. Go read it. If you're here at this blog it's probably because you are lying on the floor broken into pieces (literally or figuratively) because of sex addiction, or drug addiction, or alcohol addiction, or maybe something else but you're searching for a little light, a little hope, some answers, some understanding -- probably mostly not to feel so alone as you pick up the pieces of your shattered dreams, your shattered self. 

So you could probably use a little Akhilandeshvari, the Goddess of "Never Not Broken" in your life. 


  1. Well, you've done it again.

    First, before addressing this article, you're writing today really strikes me as prose-like. I don't know why. There is just a powerful and intuitive strength behind the way you identify your readers. Nicely done.

    As for the article, like I said, you've done it again. I keep getting these little bits from you that help build up the knowledge that I need to help me on this journey that I am on.

    I really liked this part:

    "It’s the kind of broken that tears apart all the stuff that gets us stuck in toxic routines, repeating the same relationships and habits over and over, rather than diving into the scary process of trying something new and unfathomable."

    That part had me nodding, 'yes, this, absolutely!', because I need to tear all that stuff apart. That is what I am in the process of doing. Going to ground zero minus five is doing just that...digging up those old skeletons that were just shoved into a mass grave and giving them the recognition and burial that they need so that they are actually laid to prevent future hauntings and such.

    Thank you, as always. :)

  2. Thanks for the compliment Kelly. I loved the idea this article presented too. Not that it hasn't been said by other people at other times, but the idea that there is a Goddess that represents all of this is rather comforting.