Getting introduced and getting to know a new Goddess always feels like a big deal to me. It’s easy to see everything, nature, birth and life as grace filled. It’s a little more daunting to get to know a Goddess, her names, her ways, her gifts and her nuances, it’s kind of like learning about a friend and becoming best friends. That’s how it’s been for me with Kwan Yin. Slowly, over time, over chants, reading, learning, and sitting with Her, oh my Goddess, what a gift.
I don’t really remember when I first was introduced to Kwan Yin as a Goddess. But my first introduction to her power, her message and her compassion was when I read Sandy Boucher’s She Appears: Encounters with Kwan Yin. It’s a magical book, full of powerful stories and beautiful art work that inspires and nourishes the soul. It also introduced me to an amazing Goddess, one who is full of compassion and grace, willing to be Source and sourced as comfort, hope and caring, especially during times we find it hard to care for ourselves.
There are some great resources on Kwan Yin. Here is a wonderful class on Kwan Yin by Kimberly Moore and Sandy Boucher . Deva Premal’s Om Mani Padme Hum chant is lovely! There are a variety of stories and myths about how Kwan Yin came to be the Goddess of Compassion. Find some of them here at Wikipedia.org. Goddess Ink hosts a lovely Pinterest link with images of the beautiful Kwan Yin!
May you find the compassion you need in the wonderful connection with the beautiful Goddess of Compassion: Kwan Yin.
Photo Credits: Genevieve Mitchell and Pinterest
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