Sunday, November 16, 2008
Quan Yin & Athena
Years ago in a workshop, another participant 'read' that I have a connection to Quan Yin - who was that?
I was more familiar with the Roman & Greek dieties, with the North West Native American Myths! Over the years, she has come to me in many ways.
Goddess of Compassion, Mercy, & Healing, she holds a crystal vase to pour this compassion out unto the world. Taking Buddhist Reiki (& Refuge) 12 years ago, the lama commented that one needed power with mercy - either by itself was too onesided. Quan Yin is one with both.
A friend who leads dances of Universal Peace taught a beautiful dance honoring the Korean 'Kannseonbotsi' & talked of the bodisattva vow, one who has attained enlightenment, but chooses to remain in the world, to assist others on their path of awakening. Participants are invited to invision Kannon cradling someone you love, then the community, & finally, the whole of humanity.
I paired her with a bright eyed Peruvian owl, representing Athena, the Greek goddess of Wisdom, who brings order, justice; inspiration & blessings to artisans. Another name for her is Athena Glaukopis - see Thalia Took's wonderful information on her, & her decks of Goddess & other cards! & enjoy these little ladies.