Sunday 6th of October 2019
A prayer to Quan Yin
Quan Yin is the Goddess of Mercy as venerated by the East Asian Buddhist
Divine Mother of all Beings
Great Goddess of Compassion and Mercy
May my heart be home to you
like your island in the sea.
May I feel your presence guiding me in fear and rage.
May the strength and balance of your grace-filled body be mine when I need them,
And may I walk in your Bodhisattva Way with trust and gladness,
Beyond time, beyond the end, beyond the beginning.
Tamara & Friend
In peace let yourself relax! Slowly close your eyes and empty your mind! Let the thoughts of your past, the present and the future go away from you. Breathe deeply, in and out, in and out. Relax all the muscles and all the nerves of your physical body. Let your shoulders go down and let all the heavy baggage you collected in your daily life go away from you. Relax your arms and your hands; let your hands rest on your laps! Let your legs and your feet relax from their daily routines.
A beautiful strong light appears now in front of you. It gives you a feeling of Love, of Peace, of Trust. You quickly realise that it is your Guide that is there in front of you. He asks you now to follow him, he wants to take you higher and higher. With trust you follow your Guide who is now taking you through many layers of energy.
First you go through a layer of red. The Red colour gives you strength to be a beautiful loving person ready to fight away with harmony and love the difficulties you find in your path of life!
You now enter a layer of orange energy. This is a strong and radiant energy that fills you with excitement, excitement to enjoy all the experiences that are coming in your path!
You are now confronted with a yellow coloured energy. You can now see and enjoy all the beautiful things in your life!
You go now through a Green energy layer. This colour fills you with love for all the creatures of your planet. It revitalises all the parts of your body. It gives you understanding, the strength to forgive yourself and others! It gives you passion for what you are doing and what you are planning of doing! It gives you the sense of giving and receiving with humbleness and gratitude!
Your Guide now takes you by the hand and takes you into a place full of people; people wearing masks. Look carefully and you will see that they are all smiling to you and they are asking for you to also put a mask on. As soon as you put the mask on, the whole place transforms into a big and beautiful hall full of balloons. Music starts to play; you realise that you are wearing a beautiful dress or suit. Everyone starts to dance and immediately you too start to dance with a gentleman or a lady with a mask that you are feeling comfortable with. You feel happy! You feel light on your feet! You feel the notes of the music entering your heart and you remember all the good times you have spent in your life with all your loved ones! You feel all your loved ones are around you and you are very happy for all the good times you have spent with them! You now forgive and let go of all the not so good times that you faced in your life!
The music stops and all the people drop their masks. Immediately you recognise them, they are all your loved ones; you now know that they have never left you alone. They were always with you; you could not see them, you could not hear them but they assure you that they were always there for you and that they will always be there for you.
Happy and full of joy and harmony you feel now that your journey is ending, but before you leave this wonderful place your thoughts of love and caring go to all your friends and loved ones who are sick, who need help and support and whose names are in our healing book! You want to help them too to experience the healing energies you have just experienced. You present them to the Guides and you ask that they extend to them too, these healing energies. Bring these friends in your mind now and send them your love and healing.
We thank you Loving Father for all the healing energies you have extended to all of us. We appreciate your help and we are grateful for that.
Your Guide now tells you that the time has come for you to return back to your world. He takes you by the hand and slowly, slowly guides you back to the path that will take you through the coloured energy levels. There you say your goodbye’s, you give your guide a warm hug and you start your descend. You go through the green layer and then through the yellow followed by the orange and by the time you go through the red you find yourself back in this very hall. Slowly make your way to the seat you were sitting on, take a deep breath.
Feel your feet touching the ground, feel your hands resting on your laps, move your fingers and your toes and when you are ready open your eyes and welcome back.
The Thirsty Crow
One hot day, a thirsty crow flew all over the fields looking for water. For a long time, she could not find any. She felt very weak, almost giving up hope.
Suddenly, she saw a water jug below her. She flew straight down to see if there was any water inside. Yes, she could see some water inside the jug! The crow tried to push her head into the jug. Sadly, she found that the neck of the jug was too narrow.
Then she tried to push the jug down for the water to flow out. She found that the jug was too heavy.
The crow thought hard for a while. Then looking around her, she saw some pebbles. She suddenly had a good idea. She started picking up the pebbles one by one, dropping each into the jug. As more and more pebbles filled the jug, the water level kept rising. Soon it was high enough for the crow to drink. Her plan had worked!
Dear friends if you try hard enough, you always find an answer to your problem.
I went to an Inter-Faith Integration Seminar. The bishop came, laid his hands on my hand and prayed, "By the will of Jesus Christ, you will walk today!" I smiled and told him I was not paralysed.
The rabbi came, laid his hands on my hand and also prayed, "By the will of God Almighty, you shall walk today!" I was less than amused when I told him there was nothing wrong with me.
The Mullah came, snatched my hands and said, "Insha Allah, you will walk today!" I snapped at him, "There’s nothing wrong with me!"
The Buddhist Monk came, held my hands and declared, "By the will of The Great Buddha, you will walk today!" I told him rather rudely there was nothing wrong with me.
After the Seminar, I stepped outside and found my new car had been stolen.
I believe in all Religions equally now!
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