“The Buddhist deity White Tara 1400-1500 Nepal Gilt copper repousse” by mharrsch is licensed under CC BY 2.0

True healing can only be given by the one who has healed him/herself. This truth is found in all healing traditions, such as the shamanic or the yogic. 

Bird Phoenix can be seen as a symbol of this truth. The Phoenix is said to burn up and then be reborn from its ashes. In the same way, we are reborn from our ashes. It is the transformation that takes place when we find a way out of our own suffering. 

Bird Phoenix is also said to be healing. This can be seen as a symbol of the compassion that arises from one’s own suffering, and the desire for others to find a way out of it, as you have done.

Tara is a goddess who within the Buddhist Tantran symbolizes compassion. According to this tradition, she was born from the tears of Avalokiteshvara (the bodhisattva of compassion, grace, and divine love). Tears he spilled as he witnessed the suffering of the world. 

The last post was about forgiveness. It is through compassion that this forgiveness becomes possible.

Music: Graceful Passages, Gary Malkin & Michael Stillwater. 

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