“Like the bee gathering honey from different flowers, the wise man accepts the essence of different scriptures and sees only the good in all religions.” Srimad Bhagavatum (spiritual text of Hinduism)
“As beginners our intellect is only in the brain. You must have a million eyes, all over the body.” B.K.S. Iyengar
Quan Yin is a very beloved and popular Eastern divinity. Her name is pronounced Kwahn Yin. You will see her name spelled in many different ways: Kuan Yin, Guanyin, Quan’Am, Kanin, Kwannon, and others. She is beautiful (I see her now with my clairvoyance) physically as well as spiritually. She is known as the Chinese goddess of mercy, compassion, and protection. Her name means “she who hears prayers.” Quan Yin is not only a goddess, but she is also a bodhisattva, which means “enlightened being.” As a bodhisattva Quan Yin could have become a Buddha. However, Quan Yin chose not to. Her compassion is such that she elected to stay close to the earth, helping, until every one of us is enlightened. I have seen her around 2 of my clients within the last 9 years. These were clients who were ‘opening up’ their spiritual gifts. When I asked them if they were aware of her presence, neither of them were; however, they were both delighted to be introduced to this goddess of such sweet, gentle, & feminine grace & beauty.
A number of Christian & Buddhist observers have noted the similarity between Quan Yin and Mother Mary. This could be because Quan Yin holds a child when depicted in Chinese art & culture. Similar to Madonna and child. Due to her compassion, Quan Yin is frequently associated with vegetarianism & so you often see her shown in Buddhist vegetarian magazines and pamphlets. She hears the cries of unhappy beings in distress.
I searched my memory bank yesterday when Quan Yin was revealed to be the subject of this piece, to see if I could remember when I first became aware of Quan Yin’s presence? Always detailed with you, I remembered that I was in the bathtub one night having a relaxing bath with a candle lit beside the tub. I had recently returned from the Angel Therapy (R) Practitioner’s Course with Dr. Doreen Virtue, and still very much processing the ‘awakening’ experienced at the course and immediately following the Shamanic Release Ceremony facilitated by Dr. Steven Farmer. I also had a very ‘close call’ regarding my physical safety @ this sacred ceremony due to high winds from the Pacific Ocean that more than interrupted my meditation! However, I digress. That is another story for down the path. So, I am in the bathtub processing & mulling over not just the excitement of the course and participants from around the world, but also the sadness just beginning to dawn on me regarding the complete loss of my ‘old’ life that was just at the early stages of dissolution, when I noticed the dancing red sparkles all around me. Since I had been seeing coloured orbs & sparkles for years before the Angel Therapy (R) course, it was not surprising to me. However, I had not seen red ones before. I wondered what angels leave red trails? None came to mind. Angels leave white trails & Archangels leave coloured trails and we can identify them by their colours. We are seeing energy sparks as the angels move across our vision. I see them every day. As Doreen Virtue mentioned, they are similar to the sparks from the back of a car. Friction, basically. Not having remembered seeing red before I asked, telepathically, whom is with me? Clairaudiently, I heard the words “Quan Yin.” Since the energy was lovely I decided to just lay back and bask in it and enjoy watching the sparkles.
Quan Yin teaches us to live a life of harmlessness. When we cannot ease the suffering of another, we can at least not ADD to their pain in any way. Quan Yin has many specialties & Doreen lists them for us: clairvoyance, compassion, feminine grace, beauty and power, kindness, gentleness, sweetness toward self and others, giving and receiving love, mercy, musical abilities- especially singing, protection – especially for women and children, spiritual enlightenment and gifts. (ARCHANGELS & ASCENDED MASTERS) Although, as you are aware, I tend to call upon a variety of beings from the angelic, elemental and ascended master realms, so far, usually Quan Yin comes to me without my conscious invocation. She KNOWS when I need her sweetness and comfort and she appears. However, if you have not yet called upon her and wish to, I find that imagining a lotus flower brings her immediately to my side. Since she chose to stay close to us, perhaps that is why I find her one of the easiest goddesses to connect with and channel? If you are experiencing some of the ‘growing pains’ of the transformation process the bodhisattva will answer your prayers. Like Mother Mary, whom I call upon frequently for myself and clients and friends, Quan Yin will give you the unconditional love for which you yearn. And, if you didn’t know before, you know NOW that you may see red sparkles around you or the colour red when she arrives or a red mist appear out of nowhere. The mere utterance of her name brings her to you.
Last night I fell into a very sound sleep. There was something ‘different’ about it. Very soothing and I was unable to resist – had I wished to! Suddenly I awoke to the cry of a peacock! Now some say a peacock screeches, but, I call it a cry or call. However, if you have heard a peacock you know that you never forget the sound. I turned on my bedside light & was even considering looking out the window to see the peacock, when, I realized, sleep still in my eyes, that this sound was heard with my clairaudience! Of course, where I am currently living there are no peacocks and the ground is covered with snow and ice. I looked at the time and it was only 11:45 and so I had been asleep only about 45 minutes. I knew I would need to ‘get’ the message before I allowed myself to return to my sleep. As you know, if you are one of my regular readers, I often wake up to a spirit visitor in my room, since a traumatic childhood ‘opened up’ my psychic senses. Since then I have become the detective of my own life and I suggest you do the same. I wondered why peacock was making himself known? Then, I ‘got it’. Peacock is often associated with Quan Yin! I realized that Quan Yin was letting me know to put peacock in this blog! As soon as I realized this – I saw red sparkles and KNEW I could get back to my rest. Detective work done. Peacock is sometimes called “the bird of Quan Yin.” (HATHA YOGA: THE HIDDEN LANGUAGE by Swami Sivananda Rahda.) However, I had forgotten the connection and definitely needed this reminder, and what better reminder could there be than a call from the beautiful bird itself? The peacock’s 2 most memorable features are its feathers and its raucous call. Some say that the call of the peacock is a reminder to laugh at life. (ANIMAL SPEAK by Ted Andrews.) I would not be surprised if one or more of you reading this blog has peacock as a ‘new’ bird totem or power animal. If so, you are being given the message that it is time to stand out and be noticed. No more playing it safe, whoever you are! Let people know who you are and take the risk of being judged and criticized by those still slumbering to their own divinity. Spread your beautiful plumage. Show it to the world. If this is resonating with you – I recommend you learn more about the peacock as a bird totem. Ted Andrews describes the keynote of peacock as “Resurrection & Wise Vision (Watchfulness).” Peacock is one of my own bird totems and I remember being fascinated in my early life by this glorious bird that is linked to immortality due to its many associations with religion. Even in Christianity it was a symbol of the death and resurrection of Jesus. In Egypt it was linked with the eye of Horus. If peacock is emerging for you as a totem do not be surprised if your clairvoyance either opens or increases. Dr. Farmer also lists other associations for peacock: self-confidence, sensitivity, healing, dignity, laughter, leadership, gracefulness, flamboyance, colourfulness, cheerfulness, radiance and attractiveness. If peacock is currently not a totem, yet you feel you need its “medicine”, then just call it in. Sincere intention is all you need. People with peacock as a totem often find past-life connections beginning to reveal themselves.
The eyes of a peacock, are, as you know, linked to greater vision and wisdom. What does peacock mean to you? Does it play any role in your personal mythology? Your ‘new’ story perhaps? Be a detective when any of God’s creatures grace you with their presence, either in ‘real’ life or a dream or alternate reality. Absolutely everything is connected and it is all in Divine Order whether we know it or not. As Dr. Deepak Chopra often notes:” To believe in randomness as the only creative force in nature, one physicist quipped, is like saying that a hurricane blew through a junkyard and built a Boeing 777.”
Thank you Quan Yin for letting me journey with you. I look forward to the adventures to come. Thank you for helping us all with your love and compassion, for continuing to help us open up our spiritual gifts and to lead a peaceful life. ” Om Mani Padme Hum.”
Love & Light, Monica