Prelude. The post- Total Lunar eclipse energy had me feeling down, with so much dark energy coming up. Yet I was also feeling my angel and spirit guides presence too. I felt like I was living with both feelings at the same time in parallel universes. A friend of mine,who does very high level spiritual work called me yesterday saying she was feeling overwhelmed and down and crying. I said I was feeling it too. I told her that it is very Libran to feel that polarity, the whole point is to feel it all and to hold the tension of the opposites. That is what Carl Jung said the great work is. We need to make both feelings transparent not try to pretend it is all light.
The Moon is also in Scorpio which also brings up deep deep emotions. So it feels totally synchronous that…
April 7 Billions of people are celebrating the birthday of the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion Quan Yin/ Kwan Yin today. She is the Divine Mother Goddess and the most worshipped Goddess in the world who we need to call upon to end suffering . She is a Goddess of Love and Light.
All Buddhists, love and pray to Quan Yin. Chinese Taoists consider her an Immortal. Her name means “observing the Sounds of the world.” She is worshipped through Eastern Asia under different names.
She is known as a Bodhisattva. This is a Buddha, an enlightened being who has given up their own liberation from the wheel of karma and who volunteers to come back into the world to help alleviate the suffering of all sentient beings until everyone is liberated. It’s a very serious vow to make. As White Tara in Tibetan Buddhism, she was the first Buddha to take a Female form.
She is also shown as a male aspect inTibet.”Avalokiteshvara” which means “the lord who looks upon the world with compassion”.
In China she is shown as a beautiful woman in white, often shown riding a dragon, or a dolphin. She holds a willow branch, which was used to heal people’s illness and to bring fulfillment of their wishes. This can indicate dowsing with willow and a magic wand? Witches used willow. She also holds a vase with water and a lotus flower. Water is the dew of compassion and it has the qualities of purification. She is also revered by vegetarians.
Sometimes shown with eleven heads and thousands of eyes on the palms of each hand, a symbol of seeing all the suffering of sentient beings and having thousands of arms to help them.
There is a sacred place to worship Kuan Yin, Putuo Mountain in China. It is an island near Ningpo in Zhejiang Province. She has made miraculous appearances in this place.
I have prayed to in her in her aspect as White Tara and she has come to me in meditations and is a spirit guide for me. She is like Mother Mary, White Bufallo Woman to Native Americans or even as the same emanation as Jesus. She would be considered like the Shekinah in Judaism.
Anyone can pray to Kwan Yin, She forgives and comforts us as a Mother. She teaches us to forgive ourselves, and to love ourselves. She is said to appear to anyone who calls upon her.
I didn’t realize that April 7 was considered Kwan Yin’s birthday. My mother, may she rest in peace was born on this day. I am crying because I really gave her a hard time when I was a kid. When she died it was on a Holy Day and we were told that only very auspicious spiritual people die or are born on these days,and I didn’t know that either until it happened.
If you have guilt around your mother, for not respecting or dishonoring her, or the Feminine in any way shape or form, use this day to shed tears of purification for yourself and to ask for forgiveness through Kwan Yin and to have compassion with yourself.
Her mantra is OHM MANI PADME HUM – which means, Hail to the jewel in the lotus.
Usually a pure crystal mala or prayer beads are used to repeat the Buddhist mantra 108 times to Kwan Yin. You can use a clear quartz crystal and send your prayers into the crystal, Meditate on Kwan Yin.
Anyone can be like a Bodhistavva, like Kwan Yin. The best thing to do today is to “Be the Goddess you want to see in the world.” Tm. With your kindness and compassion you can bring peace and tranquility into the world. Listen to Lisa Thiel’s beautiful song about Kwan Yin, which I have listened to for almost 30 years now.
Kwan YIN lyrics 1985 by Susan Haist
Kwan Yin, Kwan Yin, Adi Shakti, too, White Buffalo Woman of the West Your Spirit dwells within our realms To teach and inspire us Goddess of grace, goddess of strength Keeper of the creative force Goddess of light, goddess of love I long to be one with you Teach me to be a goddess, too I long to be one with you Teach me to be a goddess, too.
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