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Quan Yin – Ascended Master, Buddha, Goddess

What is an Ascended Master?

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An Ascended Master is a being of light, who was once in human form and evolved spiritually to become self-realized. They have broken the cycle of rebirth by paying off their karmic debt through mastering their ego, surrendering to the universe, and realizing their invisible connection with everyone and everything. Ascended Masters can choose to help humankind in their ascended form, birth extensions of themselves in a physical form to help raise the collective consciousness, or begin a new cycle on another planet. As the overseers of spiritual growth, they help guide us, teach us, and embrace us with love and light.

The Ascended Masters created “The Great White Brotherhood” or “The Spiritual Hierarchy of Earth” to uplift and protect humanity. “The Great White Brotherhood” consists of masculine and feminine energies that all glow with a pure, white light. They encourage us to follow our divine life path and soul’s destiny to raise our vibration, shine with our own pure, white light, and allow our Higher Self to ascend. Ascended Masters include Buddhas, Saints, Prophets, and other enlightened beings.

The History of Quan Yin

“Avalokiteshvara: Lord of this World” Artist: Alex Grey

Quan Yin, (also spelled Kuan Yin, Kwan Yin, Guanyin) is the Goddess of Mercy and Buddha of Compassion. Before the 12th century, she was Avalokiteshvara, the embodiment of compassion and merciful lord of enlightenment. He was a practicing Bodhisattva and vowed to help all sentient beings and protect them from suffering. One day, Avalokiteshvara noticed how many souls were still suffering and shattered into a million pieces. With the help of Amitabha, Avalokiteshvara was able to take on a new form with a thousand helping hands of compassion paired with the eyes of wisdom in each palm. After ascending, Avalokiteshvara heard cries of anguish coming from Earth, and decided to relinquish his eternal state of bliss and remain with humankind as an Ascended Master. 

Avalokiteshvara is able to assume any form needed to help guide whoever is asking for assistance. If a young child was in need of help, he would show himself as a young boy or girl to create a stronger connection. From these different forms Avalokiteshvara presented himself, one was the wife of a Chinese Emperor. Avalokiteshvara was able to persuade the mind of another man with the power of the female form bringing love and compassion to the people of China. Since the 12th century, China has adopted Quan Yin as the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion.

Quan Yin Today

Artist: Zeng Hao Dun Huang. Photographer Unknown. Picture blended by Eternal Waking Beauties

Today, Quan Yin is the revered Goddess of Mercy and Buddha of Compassion across cultures from Vietnam, to Japan, to Bali. Her name is said to mean “she who hears the cries of the world,” and she extends her many arms to help those whose cries she hears. According to Robert Jahnke, O.M.D. “quan” translates to “perfect.” If this is true, then Quan Yin means the perfect divine feminine. Yin qualities include softness, mystery, rest, receiving, submission, the subconscious, the Earth, the moon, and time. The moon governs our emotions, emotions are linked to the element of water, and the moon controls the tides of the ocean. Quan Yin is often depicted with vases of water, which is the purifying life force of cleansing, healing, and growth. She brings us balance and harmony when our world and lives feel chaotic. Her presence reminds us to allow ourselves time to recover from life with quiet stillness and rest.

Instead of using force, Quan Yin encourages us to flow with the natural timing of life. Her mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum” is said to translate to “The Jewel in the Lotus,” and she is commonly seen sitting in the center of a lotus. The lotus is symbolic of the life path we all go through. It grows in the murkiest of waters, and is able to push through all of the mud to reach the surface to bloom in its glorious splendor. Through all trials and tribulations, the lotus continues on a steadfast journey at a slow pace understanding that in divine timing it will reach the surface.

One of her famous quotes is “I remind you that you shine with the purity of a thousand suns.” Quan Yin reminds us that even though we all possess feminine qualities regardless of our sex or gender, we also shine with yang qualities including illumination, revelation, warmth activity, energy, the sun, and the universe. She encourages us to remain empowered and allow our inner light to radiate and permeate the world with joy and laughter. We all have an inner flame that deserves to be kindled and taken care of to restore our true form.

Healing with Quan Yin

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Rose Quartz vibrates with the same energy frequency of our beloved Quan Yin. Rose quartz promotes unconditional love, which includes acceptance, understanding, and compassion of not only another, but of ourselves as well. Self-love is one of the most difficult concepts for us to grasp. It may seem easy to love another, but to love ourselves is seen as “selfish” or “self-centered” when it is actually a necessity in life. If we did not love ourselves, would we wake up every day? Would we make sure the bills were paid? Would we feed our physical form? Would we set up boundaries with others so we remain safe and comfortable? Would we speak up to our personal truths? Rose quartz helps us realize this love we have for ourselves and to take care of ourselves with a gentle kindness that Quan Yin extends to us with one of her many hands. When we take care of ourselves we raise our vibration, and when we raise our vibration we raise the vibration of the collective consciousness. So self-care is literally taking care of everyone around us. Love yourself and take care of yourself because you deserve it!

Om Mani Padme Hum.࿆ૐ

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