Timothy Glenn ~ The Quan Yin Effect

This is a non-astrology article by Timothy Glenn, and I love it! His insights turned on some major light bulbs related to my recent Strength Portal with Quan Yin and Tiger. I knew there was more to that portal painting!

Quan Yin Effect

by Timothy Glenn

This will be a personal story, dating back to simpler times – before the internet, before cell phones, even before buying that very first MS-DOS computer – back into the mists of time when most of us in the industrialized world were being introduced to futuristic technologies like pagers, digital watches, CD players, and answering machines that used cassette tapes. This tale will chronicle the evolution of discovering and developing a gaming concept I came to call Quan Yin Effect.

Dungeons & Dragons

For those unfamiliar with “real” Dungeons & Dragons – and other such fantasy role-playing games – people actually sat in the same room together, communicating without the aid of tech devices. They rolled plastic dice of different shapes and colors. They wrote statistics and pertinent game data on paper. And yes, they talked to each other without a plasma screen in sight – or even in mind, since most of us had never heard of plasma screens.

Some folks might not bat an eye at using dice of different colors – but different shapes? Yes – the Platonic Solids, in fact. Aside from the standard 6-sided cube, gamers use the 4-sided tetrahedron, the 8-sided octahedron, the 12-sided dodecahedron, and the 20-sided icosahedron – depending on the desired level of randomity.

When the uninitiated would ask about that “weird hobby”, I described it as a combination of group novel writing and improvisational theatre – set in fantastic worlds inspired by Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. Fantasy Gaming spontaneously grew out of millions of imaginations that dreamed of experiencing the kinds of adventures you could encounter in realms like Middle Earth.

Legends and Lore

Handbooks proliferated, offering ideas and guidelines for game play as the hobby continued evolving. The Fiend Folio came to be replaced by The Monster Manual. Deities and Demigods came to be replaced by Legends and Lore. Character Classes expanded and became more refined. For example, the clumsy term Magic-User gave way to the more sensible term Wizard as a broad Character Class with its own guide book, which delineated a variety of sub-classes of Wizards.

But for this tale, the inspiration for Quan Yin Effect came from the book Legends and Lore. In any D&D world you wanted to create, the Deities representing various Pantheons were considered to be real characters in their own right. Of course they maintained powerful influence over the world (usually from afar), and most Player Characters would serve a particular Deity. Individual Gods and Goddesses were assigned gaming statistics, personality traits, and special abilities.

In those early days of Fantasy Gaming, I only had scant familiarity with the Deities of ancient cultures. Regarding Quan Yin, all I knew was that respected spiritual teachers all spoke of Her with love and admiration. They referred to Her as the Mother of China, or the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion. For that younger version of myself, this basically translated as “Goddess with nice vibes”.

Quan Yin Effect

When it came to quantifying Her qualities into a game context, it came as no surprise that Quan Yin had utterly awesome healing abilities. But another of Her abilities impressed me: No act of violence could take place within a certain radius of Quan Yin. Now that’s Power. My youthful imagination took flight with such a beautiful concept.

Not even Thor would be able to wield his hammer to harm anyone in the presence of Quan Yin. Love is the greatest Power. This imagery brought to mind an old Star Trek episode called Errand of Mercy, in which the Organians would not allow the Federation and the Klingons to engage in conflict. Their weapons would simply fail to operate. Spock rendered his assessment: “I should say the Organians are as far above us on the evolutionary scale as we are above the amoeba.” Captain Kirk later said: “We think of ourselves as the most powerful beings in the universe. It’s unsettling to discover that we’re wrong.”

Quan Yin had established Herself as a complete embodiment of Peace. Her personal energy field radiated sufficient universal love to neutralize any incoherence that would spark violence.

Quantum Peace

Back in the 1970’s I became intrigued by theories concerning our imminent quantum leap in evolution. The idea dovetailed with teachings within the metaphysical community – a dawning age of enlightenment and planetary initiation. I was especially impressed by a teacher from the early Transcendental Meditation movement, who gave a lecture entitled Quantum Peace. It resonated so strongly to consider Peace as a powerful energetic in the universe.

This provided a backdrop to encountering Dungeons & Dragons and my introduction to Quan Yin. Since there have been so many spellings of Her name, it was automatic for me to prefer Quan Yin, because this carried the concept of Quantum Peace within Her name.

Years of dreaming, meditating, and Fantasy Gaming led to adopting the term Quan Yin Effect – the influence of Her completely coherent energy field. In entrainment, the stronger energy fields hold their own, whereas the weaker fields have to do the entraining. Any incoherent patterning that interacted with the Divine Essence of Quan Yin would have to get it sync with the pure coherence of her Quantum Peace.

And ultimately, Quan Yin Effect is attainable by anyone. We can all establish ourselves as a healing presence in the world.

Give Ourselves a Break

It all begins within ourselves as these human avatars playing our cosmic game of 3D Planet Earth. We didn’t enter this game by descending on the clouds, fully manifested as Deities of unconditional love, mercy and compassion in the earthly realm. On another level, yes. But not as these humans. We embarked on this journey of healing humanity by first becoming humanity with all its faults and foibles. This long and winding road entailed learning curves that would lead us through all sorts of trauma.

Compassion for the world can be achieved through compassion for ourselves. We took on bodies riddled with negative programming and conditioning that had been passed down through generations. Humanity has developed a deep dark shadow side. Our collective darkness is now emerging into the light, where it can be healed.

Carl Gustav Jung encouraged us to integrate the shadow, not to pretend it wasn’t there, while we danced around in our imaginary worlds filled with rainbows, butterflies and puppy dogs. Jung famously said: “One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”

Embodying Quan Yin Effect

We all have the opportunity to step forward and become conscious co-creators of the New Earth. Light Workers have a place, but Shadow Workers are blazing the trails into an ascended state of being through a Quantum Leap. Shadow Workers clean up their own backyards first, primarily by sharing Quan Yin’s level of mercy and compassion with themselves.

The most effective healers are those who have been through the entire process themselves. Many of us are Souls who chose to plow through the trauma to get the road map, so we could share it with others when the time came – only the time is now.

The Earth Herself is helping facilitate this process. Here’s a helpful analogy. It’s easy to imagine striking a match, which represents the friction leading to conflict. Now imagine striking that match under water. The underwater atmosphere will not support that conflagration any more than the Earth’s future energy field will support the nervous impulses required for violence. That amounts to a planetary Quan Yin Effect. Millions of us are unfolding into such co-creators right now.

Yeshua said, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” The alpha and the omega of that admonition is to “Love yourself.”

Timothy Glenn

13 responses to this post.

  1. Wowza! Thank you, Laura. I will likely need to read this multiple times to soak it all up, but I’m already feeling quite sponge-like. This is the first time ever that I’ve wanted to play D&D, but first I want to explore Shadow Worker as a life path. That’s really resonating. ❤

    Liked by 1 person


  2. “Shadow workers” well said Mr Glenn😘❤ love that. Thanks so much Laura and Timothy. ✌

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Reblogged this on Deer Heart Reiki Blog and commented:
    “Shadow workers” well said Mr Glenn😘❤ love that. Thanks so much Laura and Timothy. ✌

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Posted by Kieron on October 15, 2022 at 2:15 pm

    I love this. Thanks Tim for writing it and Laura for sharing it. I prefer the same spelling as well only because it brings to mind the words quantum yin. When I was learning t’ai chi ch’uan, it was always remarkable how the expressive or active/outward yang movements simply could not happen without the emptiness of the receptive yin postures bookending them. The former appeared more powerful but in reality, it’s the latter that is stronger. 😊

    Liked by 1 person


  5. Posted by seattle72 on October 15, 2022 at 5:47 pm

    Beautiful. Thank you. I love this post!

    I grew up with a lot of violence. Gave me a lot of Shadow to work with. I gravitated towards Quan Yin as a haven and a welcome influence. This post is so intriguing, I love the references to the 70s and 80s. Star Trek informed much of my character development in the absence of functional parents (they were doing the best they could with what they had, which wasn’t much). I think we all needed the reminder of the power of Love & Peace.

    Thanks for a great read, Timothy!

    Liked by 1 person


  6. Resonant on all layers – no surprise 💫

    Liked by 2 people


  7. Posted by thymia17 on October 16, 2022 at 2:42 pm

    Wow, as another commenter has said! I was doing a meditation taught by another person online (Gordon White) but with the same idea behind it, of de-escalating certain energies in the world and shifting intentions, but forgot about it. Here is a reminder to practice again, and I wish I could go back & see that episode of “Errand of Mercy” – I always preferred science fiction that didn’t make future or extraterrestrial beings as bad or worse as we were, but of better nature. In the previous blog, I also love the reminder that one can meditate with non-human beings if no human companions are available. I used to love meditating with my kitty!

    Liked by 1 person


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: