Updated: Sep 10
Do you wake up feeling as if your nerves are frayed from the stresses in the world around you? Do you feel exhausted and drained from heavy demands and tight deadlines? Does it feel like you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it may be time to meet Quan Yin. Her energy is one of calm, inner peace, and quiet no matter how much noise is going on in the world around her.
Meet Quan Yin
Whether you are drawn to Buddhism or not, you may be drawn to work with her energy; she is said to be the Goddess of compassion (aka mercy) with a gift of good listening and deep understanding. She embodies unconditional love and devotion. It has been said that she sees and hears the cries coming from the world. The symbolic connotation of Quan Yin being born from a lotus flower tells us that her roots originated from humble beginnings, just like the flower that burst forth from muddy waters to reach spiritual transcendence. She embodies unconditional love, compassion, devotion, awareness, inner peace, and humanitarianism.
If you have been struggling with wondering what your life purpose is, she will assist you when asking for guidance to live your life’s higher purpose. She tells us that we must pray and be willing to seek counsel from wise elders, for the way to transcend a harsh reality in the physical world is to connect to the spiritual world with devotion. Her ability to instantly heal and soothe your wounds comes from her depth of compassion, and the water element that she embodies. Through her energy, we are reminded of the primordial memory that all life originates from the universal source of love. Her chalice is overflowing with this healing frequency that she willingly shares with all who seek to drink from her cup. She says “Be solid in your stillness. Don’t let anything break your calm;” One way we can do this is to incorporate a daily meditation practice.
If you are feeling frazzled, and overwhelmed by life’s demands, Quan Yin is the Goddess to call on to help you learn how to relax your nerves. If you allow her, she will wash away your troubles. We can call on her for assistance anytime we need help with practicing forgiveness, and to cleanse and rejuvenate our mind, body, and spirit.
6 Things We Can Do to Connect with Quan Yin for Healing Purposes:
Set the intention to meet her and ask for assistance with releasing and healing.
To connect to her energy, create a cleansing ritual bath, preferably outdoors in nature such as a hot spring, or another naturally occurring body of water. If you don’t have access to one, a swimming pool or a bath at home will work just fine.
Forgive yourself for a deep regret. For example, I regret that I didn't spend time with my grandmother before she died, and now she is gone, and I cannot get that time back with her. The back story goes deeper than that, I noticed a pattern within my personal history where I intentionally distanced myself from the dying so that it would not hurt so much to lose them. Whatever comes up for you, honor it and release it with Quan Yin's assistance. An affirmation to help with this is: “I forgive myself and others freely.” Forgiveness has the potential to free us from the sadness of deep regret
Next: forgive another for their behavior towards you. This includes actions that may have been extremely painful, even life-altering. Write their name on a piece of paper and burn it. As the flame engulfs the paper, say out loud “I forgive you. I release you.”
Practice being a good listener with a partner or a stranger: listen to them tell you a story that happened to them. Listen without the need to respond. When it comes to doing this exercise with a stranger; this applies if we happen to meet a person who randomly wants to share a story with us, let us take this moment to practice embodying Quan Yin. If you have time, listen to what the stranger has to say. If you do not, come back to this exercise until you can mark it off the list. “The one who listens, understands.”
To honor her presence, either attain a lotus flower, a picture of one or create one to place on your altar or desk. This is a small, subtle gesture that can serve as a reminder every time we peer upon it that there is a calm, peaceful place waiting for us to tap into it when we so choose.
It is not always easy to find peace during chaotic times, but I have found that when I intentionally tap into the energy of the Goddess Quan Yin, she helps me find the calm place inside of me.