This is the Boddhisatva Kuan Yin.
She is the Lady of Compassion.
Every stitch in this embroidered piece was done from Love. I believe that her story is so moving
that I had to remind myself that we all have suffering. The question is: how do you make a blessing from
something so horrible? The truth is: it is not so easy. But we all have inner strength. This is where a daily
prayer practice needs to come from. Your inner strength through prayer will come out. I am not saying
you must take up any form of Religion. I am speaking to the soul, here. Source is listening. Let your heart
speak, if nothing else to the spirit of the Universe.
Here is her story.....
Legend said that there was a King who had three daughters. One of them Miao-Shan was so lovely that at
her birth the Earth shook and flowers sprung up all over the land. True, the King and Queen were amazed and
the village people told them she was sure an Incarnated Holy One. Unfortunately, her parents were greedy
and were not very interested in her sacredness. Her Father at one point was going to force her to marry. Her only
interest was to help alleviate the suffering of others. Her father thought if she went to the monastery and was
treated poorly she would reconsider. Instead, she did what she was asked and tended to the garden: it flourished
and amazed everyone! It also continued to flourish through the winter and a spring of pure water also formed
next to the kitchen.
The father then heard of her miracles and decided he would kill her. Instead of this fate her Protectors came along
and carried her to an Island where she would pursue a life of meditation and solitude. After a time her father became
ill. A monk came to see him, he really wanted to live, so the monk told him the only way is if he ground up the eyes
and arms of one free from hatred. He told her father that there was a Boddhisatva ready to do that if asked.
Little did he know, that Boddisatva was his long lost daughter. She gladly did such as was asked of her. the monk
upon returning with this "medicine" told her father that he should go to thank the one who gave them to him, and he
The family of Miao-Shan went to see her, unbeknownst to them. They were shocked, when they knew it was her. She
said, "Mindful, of the love of my father, I gave up my arms and eyes for him." The family, was shamed, they felt such
sorrow and grief for what they had done to her. As they went to embrace her, clouds descended and she was taken into
the air and they gave her a thousand arms and eyes.
This is just one story of her and the suffering she endured.
Remember you too, can rise out of suffering and transform yourself. You will become so aware and full of love that you too
will feel as if you have a thousand eyes and arms!
This is the Kuan Yin that I embroidered. The background is a
larger example of the same piece.
Prayer Beads and Rosaries
Inner Chi Crystal Jewelry not only makes jewelry for
healing and aesthetics, it also creates handmade wrist
malas, prayer beads and Catholic Rosaries. All of the
pieces are made from crystals and stones. There
is some base metal used, but silver can be found if
one wants a special crucifix or a special bead on
a mala. Glass spacers are sometimes used, and other
natural elements if requested.
One can choose from the below rosaries or wrist malas
or half or whole malas. Or a person can have one custom
made and the stones of their choice may be used.
All of the pieces are prayed over and have had Reiki
put into them.