Tag: compassion

Redefining Humanity

Photographer Unknown

Humanity is supposed to be what sets us apart from all other species. The ability to cognitively process the world and life around us. The capacity for compassion and empathy toward all other life. Yet, we see animals showing more humanity than humans, and inanimate objects processing more than a human mind could possibly fathom.

How have we come to this place? Why are the masses so desensitized? Since when is it cool to not care about life – our own and others? Why is death and the auspicious evils of society glorified?

Everyone wants to blame technology for distancing us from each other, but have we all forgotten the fact that we have the power of choice? We can choose to put the phones down. We can choose to meet face to face. We can choose to say, “Hi!” with a smile on our face to strangers. We can choose to accept others differences. We can choose to volunteer for a good cause. We can choose.

As Americans I feel we easily forget this privilege of choice. Granted not every American has choice since only 30% of the current workforce in the United States works full time. However, we still have a lot more freedoms than most people across the globe.

Today, I saw a line of cars sitting at a red light. The person in front of me, person behind me, and person next to me all rolled their windows up and scowled at the homeless woman and her dog.

When I was younger I used to be fearful of these people. I was terrified they wanted to harm me in one way or another. Now that I am older I realize that a series of misfortune has brought this individual to their lowly state.

No one chooses to be homeless. Some may choose to panhandle versus work a 9-5, but they are usually not homeless. No one wakes up and says, “Fuck this life! I’m just going to walk away from my life, and leave with nothing more than the clothes on my back and create a makeshift home on the side of the road.” If you know of someone who has, please give me their contact information because I would love to pick their brain.

As I looked at this woman, I unrolled my window and handed her an apple. She said, “God bless you” and I responded with “God bless you too” and gave her a genuine smile. I wanted to start a conversation and ask her if she knew there were options and resources out there to help her move out of poverty. However, I did not want to be rude or assert myself. The more I think about it though, the more I wish I had.

So many people out there do not realize how many wonderful programs and services are in place to really help people and make a difference in the world. It gives me hope for the healing of humanity happens one individual at a time. It is so beautiful and inspiring to see lives be truly touched.

For example, did you know that CalFresh or  “food stamps” as they used to be called actually subsidize commerce? This means that food stamps do NOT come out of taxpayer dollars. In fact, CalFresh, or food stamps actually enhance the local economy and keep farmers in business. So why not muster up the courage and let go of your ego for a moment to be proud of helping your economy, yourself, and your family (if you have one)?

There are so many times where we allow rumors and word of mouth to taint our minds with false information. If we just did our research, and lent out a helping hand when we have been able, we would be able to drastically alter our state of humanity.

Everyone deserves to have choice in a world where free will is given.

Everyone deserves love and compassion in all capacities.

Everyone deserves a helping hand and a listening ear, even if just for a moment.

Everyone deserves a chance at life.

Everyone deserves to be treated for what they are – a human being.

Om Mani Padme Hum.࿆ૐ

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Chakra of the Day: Anahata

Artist: Unknown

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” -Dalai Lama

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Today let’s focus on our heart chakra, Anahata, the bridge between the three chakras of matter (base, sacral, solar plexus) and the three chakras of spirit (throat, third eye, crown). It connects the physical plane to the spiritual realm within our bodies as a gateway to higher consciousness. Anahata is the fourth chakra located in the middle of the chest controlling love, compassion, and self- acceptance. It resonates with the colors green and pink, the element of air, the mantra yam, key note F, the sound of wind, and the mudra Ghyan (right hand: tip of thumb and index fingers touch while rest of fingers relax in front of heart chakra). Our heart chakra is also opened with various yoga poses such as cobra, cat, camel, and fish. Anahata is also balanced through aromatherapy utilizing Melissa, Geranium, and Neroli, and food such as spinach, kale, artichokes, broccoli, lettuce, leeks, pears, avocado, and kiwi.

“Street of Dreams Succulent” by Mike Brown

When we find our heart chakra overactive, we are often very cricitcal with mood swings, possessive and tense. The other extreme is under active. We find ourselves paranoid, indecisive, feeling unloved, afraid of letting go, and feeling sorry for ourselves. I enjoy utilizing meditation while focusing on nature, greens and pinks with the Ghyan mudra in front of my heart chakra as I chant the mantra yam with signing bowls in key note F playing and some of Melissa and Neroli burning to help balance Anahata. I also enjoy placing stones on and around my heart chakra to aid in cleansing and balancing. My favorites are Watermelon Tourmaline, Rose Quartz, Jade, Green Aventurine, and Green Calcite. Some positive affirmations that help me open this chakra are “I love,” “I am open to love,” “I forgive myself,” “I love myself.” When balanced we feel unconditional love, emotionally balanced, empathetic, and compassionate. We all deserve all of the love life has to offer. We deserve to accept love from ourselves, and to accept love from others. We also deserve to enjoy what it feels like to receive this love as well as give unconditional love. Be kind and accepting toward yourself and enjoy some self care today!

👌🏽💚💗🌲🐲🎋🍏🍐🥝🥑🥒🔊

Om Mani Padme Hum.࿆ૐ

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Quan Yin – Ascended Master, Buddha, Goddess

What is an Ascended Master?

Artist Unknown

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

Picture taken by Eternal Waking Beauties

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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