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Kuan Shih Yin - Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva
The Bodhisattva of Great Compassion:
In China, Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva is represented
in female form and is known as Kuan Yin
"Kuan Shih Yin - Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva
The Bodhisattva of Great Compassion
The Sanskrit name "Avalokiteshvara" means "the lord who looks upon the world with compassion".Translated into Chinese, the name is "Kuan Shih Yin"or Quan Yin.
Shih: the world / the region of sufferers
Yin: all the sounds of the world, in particular, the crying sounds of beings, verbal or mental, seeking help
Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva is the embodiment of great compassion.
He has vowed to free all sentient beings from suffering.
In China, Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva is represented in female form and is known as Kuan Yin. Probably because of Kuan Yin's great compassion, a quality which is traditionally considered feminine, most of the bodhisattva's statues in China since the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618 - 907) have appeared as female figures. In India, however, the bodhisattva is generally represented as a male figure."
Midnight Meditation Kuan Yin
BY: Sue Halstenberg
Midnight Meditation ~ Kuan Yin by Sue Halstenberg
Source for Image: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/midnight-medita...
"Who is this woman who built her theology on
Lady Wisdom, Sophia, the Divine Feminine,
and who declared that Mary is
'the ground of all being,'
just like the goddesses of old?"
"Who is this woman who saw in a vision
that a young and beautiful woman
is responsible for all of creation,
and her name is Love —
and that all creation is based on Love
and is therefore an Original Blessing?"
Hildegard of Bingen
Excerpt: Matthew Fox's "Hildegard of Bingen: A Saint for Our Times"
Einstein warned us that “With the splitting of the atom everything has changed save our mode of thinking and thus we drift towards unparalleled catastrophes.”
Patriarchy - "Rule of the Father"
Much of our world had been dominated by patriarchal institutions for centuries.
"Patriarchy literally means 'the rule of the father' and comes from the Greek πατριάρχης (patriarkhēs), 'father of a race' or 'chief of a race, patriarch'. Historically, the term patriarchy was used to refer to autocratic rule by the male head of a family. However, in modern times, it more generally refers to social systems in which power is primarily held by adult men."
What the World Needs Now is to
Reconnect with Divinely Feminine Frequencies
that have been realized by profoundly Spiritual Thinkers
Over Centuries of Civilization
What Do We Mean by the Divine Feminine?
"What does it mean when
someone praises the Divine Feminine?
Or when someone says the Divine Feminine
is the way to healing and enlightenment?
Or that the Divine Feminine is
reawakening our world at this time, heralding a return to
higher frequencies of light and thought?
Is this a Christian concept? Buddhist? Pagan? New Age? Is it tied to religion? Or is it a spiritual concept?
What is its history and where are its roots?
The answer is simple.
The Divine Feminine is the Goddess in all traditions,
and has been since the beginning of time.
These traditions are a mystical, magical,
powerful, part of primal Mother Earth.
They symbolize balance and healing,
renewal and restoration."
Source of Above Quote: http://www.theharmonyproject.org/feminine.html
"Anthropologists such as Riane Eisler recognize that partnership societies in which the feminine and masculine were equally honored were the norm until approximately 3,300 years ago."
"The essence of the Divine Feminine is
the spark of life that everything grows from.
The same energy that grows a plant grows us.
The Divine feminine is the
innate body, heart, gut, and wisdom
that all human beings have within them.
It is our ability to sense,
feel and intuit our highest options.
Continued at: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/shameless-wom...
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The Presence of Gaia:
As a new dawn approaches Gaia emerges from our sleeping planet. The radiance of her aura lights up the heavens and her 'presence' gives confidence to the birds and animals to venture forth, secure in the knowledge that she will protect them. A river of life flows out to all corners of the earth, renewing and restoring. What greater 'present' could she give us!
Website for Artist ~ Josephine Wall: http://www.josephinewall.co.uk/goddesses.html
"We return to the Sacred Feminine
as those who have left home.
We return to reconnect
with something we know within but have temporarily forgotten.
We may have no template for a
feminine face of God,
and we may be confused by the
very thought of the possibility.
tell you what it is.
That is as it should be.
Once we start defining the sacred, we limit it.
Whatever energy the Sacred Feminine holds
is beyond definition.
Lord Mother is what we have
and she is what we have been waiting for ~
she will manifest within us and
We are her body and her voice, her spirit and her soul in all its crazy-quilt diversity.
Her arrival is up to us,
the Women of the Earth."
~Peggy Tabor Millin
Source of Quote Above: http://www.clarityworksonline.com/files/WWSMexcerp...
Website for Artist ~ Josephine Wall: http://www.josephinewall.co.uk/goddesses.html
Source of Image Above: https://landofgoddesses.wordpress.com/2012/08/16/s...
The Divine Feminine in Biblical Wisdom
Selections Annotated & Explained
By Rami M. Shapiro (Translator); Cynthia Bourgeault (Foreword by);
Rami Shapiro (Commentaries by)
"The first of God's creations and God's endless delight, Wisdom (also known as Chochma and Sophia) is the Mother of all life, the guide to right living She is God manifest in the world you encounter moment to moment. Her teachings, embedded in the Holy Scriptures of Jews and Christians, are passionate, powerful calls to live in harmony, love with integrity and act joyously.
Through the Hebrew books of Psalms, Proverbs, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes and Job, and the Wisdom literature books of Sirach and the Wisdom of Solomon, the Divine Feminine speaks to you directly, and Her only desire is to teach you to become wise. Rami Shapiro's contemporary translations and powerful commentaries clarify who Wisdom is, what She teaches, and how Her words can help you live justly, wisely and with compassion. This is not a book about Wisdom but the voice of Wisdom Herself, liberating, uplifting and compelling."
Website of Artist ~ Pamela Matthews: http://www.grail.co.nz/gallery/
"You are intimate with Wisdom.
She has known you from the beginning.
You cannot hide from Her.
On the contrary, you can take refuge in Her.
This is what She offers you.
You do not have to earn Her love
or be other than you are.
No pretense with Her; she knows you
and loves you for who you are — Herself, "
~Rabbi Rami Shapiro
(Hasidic Tales: Annotated and Explained)
Source for Quote: https://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/books/book...
The Sri Yantra:
"Also called the Shri Chakra, this symbol is characterized by nine interlocking triangles that radiate from a central point. Of the nine, the four upright triangles represent the masculine side or Shiva; while the five inverted triangles represent the feminine, or the Shakti (Divine Mother). As a whole, the Sri Yantra is used to symbolize the bond or unity of both the masculine and the feminine divinity. It can also mean the unity and bond of everything in the cosmos"
Source for Image: (Public Domain) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taijitu#/media/File:Y..
"The Taijitu is a Chinese symbol for the concept of yin and yang (Taiji). It is the universal symbol of the religion known as Taoism and is also often used by non-Taoists to represent the concept of opposites existing in harmony."
Source of Quote: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taijitu
Source of Image Above: http://www.livelovecreate.org/2014/09/yin-and-yan...
Source of Image: http://corinazone.deviantart.com/art/Yin-Yang-2028...
"At TEDWomen, Tony Porter makes a call to men everywhere: Don't "act like a man." Telling powerful stories from his own life, he shows how this mentality, drummed into so many men and boys, can lead men to disrespect, mistreat and abuse women and each other. His solution: Break free of the "man box."
"My liberation as a man is tied to your liberation as a woman "
~ Tony Porter
Excerpt: Matthew Fox's
"Hildegard of Bingen: A Saint for Our Times"
"Who is this woman who taught that the only sin is 'drying up,' and wrote abbots and bishops telling them to abandon their dryness, get out of their buildings, and do whatever it took to get 'wet and green and moist and juicy' "?
Matthew Fox Radio Interview:
The Divine Feminine and Sacred Masculine
Published on May 6, 2014
"Bob Hieronimus of 21st Century Radio interviews Matthew Fox about the Divine Feminine and Sacred Masculine, Hildegard, Pope Francis, the Cosmic Christ and more.
Matthew Fox bio:
The author, Matthew Fox, was born in 1940 in Madison, Wisconsin. And in 1967, he took vows to join the Dominicans, a monastic order known as the "Order of Preachers." During his tenure as a Roman Catholic priest, he earned masters degrees in both philosophy and theology, as well as a Ph.D. in spirituality. He was then assigned to teach at a number of Catholic universities. In 1976, he founded the "Institute of Culture and Creation Spirituality" in Chicago, and began to teach in ways that challenged the conservative parts of the Roman Catholic orthodoxy. In 1983, Fox moved his Creation Spirituality Institute to Oakland, California, and this transition — as well as the publication in that year of Fox's book Original Blessing — triggered an official review of Fox's theology by the Vatican.
Fox's two-year review somewhat surprisingly came out in Fox's favor. Then in 1988, Fox wrote an open letter to Ratzinger which asked, "Is the Catholic Church Today a Dysfunctional Family?" Ratzinger censured Fox in retaliation, silencing him from teaching for one year. Finally, in 1993 (ten years after the publication of Original Blessing), Fox was expelled from his monastic order for failure to fulfill his vow of "obedience" to church authorities. When you protest church authority, you become (by definition) a "Protestant," and Fox was received the next year as a priest in the Episcopal Church. To date he has written more than thirty books."
Author Matthew Fox on Hildegaard Von Bingen's Eros in the Vatican
Published on May 7, 2014
"On October 7th, 2012 St. Hildegaard Von Bingen was proclaimed a Doctor of the Roman Catholic Church. The height of this irony is exposed and explored by spiritual leader, prolific author Matthew Fox. His new book, Hildegaard of Bingen, A Saint for Our Times, is available at Namaste Publishing."
Celebrating Hildegard of Bingen, Doctor of the Church, Herald of the Divine Feminine:
Hildegard of Bingen Quotes:
Taijitu Symbol (Yin Yang):