Daily Angel Oracle Card: Kuan Yin, from the Goddess Oracle, by Amy Sophia Marashinsky and Hrana Janto
Kuan Yin: “Compassion”
I made the vow
and kept my word
I reached enlightenment
but rather than pass over
to the state of eternal bliss
I retained human form
till all beings attain enlightnement
Keeping human form
enabled me to know more deeply
the pain others experience
Because of my deep feelings
because of my understanding
of misery and suffering
because of my decision
I am called The Compassionate One
She Whose Name Alleviates All Suffering
But wouldn’t you prefer to wait
feeling what others feel
suffering what others suffer
knowing their pain as your own
wait till the end of all suffering and pain
till all beings attain enlightenment?
For me there was no other choice
Mythology: Kuan Yin (pronounced Koo-wan’yin) or “she who hears the weeping world,” is the Chinese Buddhist bodhisatva of Compassion. She lives o her island paradise of P’u T’l Shan where she is said to grant every prayer she hears. Sh eis so powerful that even the mention of her name will ease suffering and hardship. Choosing to remain in this world after having attained enlightenment, Kuan Yin has vowed to retain human form until all beings attain enlightenment. In Japan, she is known as Kwannon.
Kuan Yin appears mercifully in your life to tell you it is time to nurture wholeness with compassion – compassion for others, compassion for your loved ones, compassion for yourself. Do you find yourself feeling irritated or apathetic to the suffering of others? What keeps you from your compassion? Do you allow yourself space and ease when you are less than your idea of perfect? Do you find yourself wanting to hurt others because you have been hurt? Do you fear opening your heart to the plight of others because it will hurt you? Compassion is the ability to listen deeply and allow others and yourself the space to go through what needs to be gone trough and t feel what needs to be felt. Kuan Yin says that the way to alleviate your suffering is to develop compassion for yourself. From that compassionate place within; you can manifest compassion without.”*
– by Amy Sophia Marashinsky and Hrana Janto
We are often our own worst enemies, and when we are out of sorts, or feeling less than what we desire ourselves to be, we often take out our frustrations on those closest to us. We vent our anger without thinking of the effect it could have on others, and create a cycle of irritability and frustration. Kuan Yin is here to sooth us with her enduring flow of compassion and love. She reminds us to be just as compassionate with ourselves as we are with others, leading with love and understanding; forgiving and releasing.
Where do you need more compassion in your live right now? Ask Kuan Yin for assistance in finding compassion for yourself. Know that she is always available to you, and that no matter how much you feel burdened, she can help. No matter what your past held, she can alleviate the pain. She will hold your hand, and lead you into the future. She will help your heart to heal.
All you have to do is ask her for assistance.
And be receptive to her Grace and love.
* Kuan Yin, from the Goddess Oracle, by Amy Sophia Marashinsky and Hrana Janto