|Color of the day: Red
Incense of the day: Gardenia
In China today, the festival of Kwan Yin is celebrated. Kwan Yin, also spelled Quan Yin, is the goddess of compassion and mercy. Her name translates to "the one who heals the cries of the world." As one of Asia's most revered and popular goddesses, Kwan Yin's qualities are altruism, service to others, and unconditional love. She is often invoked for protection from danger and to heal illness. A ritual to honor Kwan Yin reminds us of the importance of showing compassion, a quality that is often overlooked in our fast-paced lifestyle. To invoke Kwan Yin qualities, sit in a quiet place and ask yourself: How can I serve others without neglecting my own needs? How can I improve a relationship with a partner, friend, or family member by showing more compassion and less judgment?