Daily Angel Oracle Card: Compassion ~ Kuan Yin, from the Universal Wisdom Oracle Card deck, by Toni Carmine Salerno
Compassion ~ Kuan Yin:
“You are a jewel.
Even though you may not see it,
All that you consider to be imperfect
Allows for greater light to shine through.
Even in darkness you are eternally bright.”
“Kuan Yin is known in Buddhism as the goddess of compassion and mercy. She views all of life with compassion and has shown up in your reading today to ask you to be compassionate towards yourself. Kuan Yin asks you to reflect on the many times you have critical thoughts about yourself. Make an effort to reflect on the many times you have critical thoughts about yourself. Make an effort to replace these negative thoughts with positive and loving ones. Your spirit lives always in perfection, even though from the physical plane you may perceive that you are less than perfect. Perfection exists in all things, even though we may not always see it. All is perfect and all is sacred.
Remember that you are simply spirit clothed in matter in this journey of life. From a spiritual perspective, life is a game and its sole object is for you to remember who you truly are. You are an eternal being and you hold enormous power. Your mind may see imperfection in many things, yet in reality there is no such thing.
The mind is bound by logic and judgment and therefore lacks spiritual awareness and compassion. What matters to your spirit is not that you strive to perfect your flaws, but that you accept them and view everything through compassionate eyes. Compassion sees through all veneers and recognizes the beauty in everything. Accept all of who you are and you will begin to see the beauty that surrounds all of life. Be compassionate towards yourself and you will see all the beauty that you are.”*
~ by Toni Carmine Salerno
I saw the most interesting article today. It was about the selfie phenomena. I have to say, I’ve never been a big fan, I really saw it as self indulgent and often kind of life bragging… especially when dealing with social media. But today I had a big realization. That selfies are a way of teaching us self love! How amazing and cool is that? What if selfies are all about us seeing ourselves in a whole new light? It may be self indulgent, but it may also be a tool for us to start to see the best in ourselves, letting our light shine through. Food for thought anyway!
We are so hard on ourselves. And really up until now, we have used mirrors as tools to point out all of our physical flaws or imperfections, compare ourselves to others and generally feel badly about ourselves. Is it now possible that we could undo some of the past damage with cameras? Most people have a much longer list of things that they would like to “fix” about themselves than the aspects of their own uniqueness that they celebrate. However, we must learn to see ourselves (and others!) as whole just as we are, a perfect reflection of the Divine. This does not mean living from ego, being arrogant or conceited or feeling above others.
It means living in gratitude, appreciation, acceptance and compassion.
For ourselves and all other beings.