How I LOVE the story of Kali. She looks terrible and frightening, and she is...but it's only because she faces the darkest and most horrible of our fears for us. One cannot face a demon so great with a chain of daisies in hand. One has to be fierce.
Mahavidya Tripura-Bhairavi arises or becomes present when the body declines and decays, which is a natural, inevitable, and irresistible force. She is also evident in self-destructive habits, such as eating food, drinking liqueur, lust, anger, and jealousy. All of these habits in forms of selfish behavior attract her presence.... read more - http://www.braveworld.cc/bhairavi/
Shakti’s themes are protection, banishing and communication. Her symbols are the number six, magic charms and lotuses. The Tibetan supreme feminine power, Shakti does not stand by idle when we are in distress. She is an active, loving force for change. When called upon, Shakti manifests within us as intelligence, instinct, willpower, energy, action, and ultimately, magic. Shakti especially energizes communication skills, so that our words will be heard clearly and understood.