Without further ado, I once again call upon Maa Kali to guide my fingers as I type. Maa Kali's responses to my questions will be in italics.
Om klim kalikayei namaha.
Namaste, Maa Kali.
Namaste, my child! I am so happy that you have come to me once more.
It feels like You have never left.
I never did. But as I said last time, you must seek me out. In other words, for you to see me, you must desire to see me.
I feel as if You revealed yourself to me, though.
I did. However, even though your mind was not expecting me, your soul was crying out for aid. As your Mother, I could not ignore it.
The mind and the soul are different in Hindu belief, are they not?
Correct. As Shri Krishna said in the Bhagavad Gita, the soul is the part of you that never dies. It changes bodies as easily as you change clothes. Your mind is linked to your soul, yes, but your soul knows all of your past, not just your current one. It knows all of your karma, all you have been through in this life and beyond.
Why was my soul crying for Your aid?
You feel distressed at the state of your world today, and you feel powerless to do anything about it. I am giving you that power. It is a power to confront what you feel is wrong. Do not be attached to success in confronting evil, however. You might not succeed in stopping it. But you must know that whatever happens, you are always welcome in my loving embrace.
I still feel as if I cannot confront evil yet, however...
But my loving embrace will give you the courage. You cannot assume you will change overnight, as the case is for you. But my love will transform you! I am always by your side. With me, you shall know no fear.
Surely You don't expect me to change the world by myself?
Of course not, my child. As your Mother, I must do everything in my power to protect you...but I do not think of this as an obligation. It is my choice to be with you, to embrace you. I shall protect you from despair and darkness.
You must know I'm not the confrontational type.
There is more than one way to confront evil. Confrontation does not always mean aggression. Sometimes confrontation is as simple as choosing the better path when one is tempted to go down the lesser one.
It sounds as if You want me to do something, but I do not know what it is.
What I want you to do is be yourself. Be you! Whatever your role is will become apparent in time.
Why don't You just tell me?
You must be eased into it. As your Mother, I do not wish to force you into anything. I am an embodiment of love, and as a Mother who loves you, I cannot bear to see you in pain.
Let's talk about love for a moment. For a Goddess of Love, You look rather fierce and violent!
Haha! There is a reason for this. When you love someone, be it your child, your spouse, your friend, anyone who you deem worthy of love, you would do anything for them. Even kill. Now, I do not advocate wanton violence, mind you. But when those you love are threatened - such as yourself - you become engulfed in fury and rage, do you not? You would go to any length to protect the ones you love. Keep this in mind, however: yes, love can drive one to kill...but its opposite, hate, can never save you. Never.
What is threatening me right now?
The despair and pain of this world is affecting you in ways I had not anticipated. Though I am a Goddess and your Mother, the human soul is not one that can be easily predicted - after you came to this world, you started feeling its pain in ways you do not understand. I remind you that I am always here for you...always have been, and always will be.
I thank You for Your love, Maa Kali.
At this point, Maa Kali gave me a mental image of me being embraced by Her, and fell silent.
There is not much else I can add to this conversation, but feel free to add your thoughts in the comments section below. And once again, I leave you with this thought: if doing this can make me happy and a genuinely better person, would you rather I do this, or drugs? ;)