for the new moon cycle beginning last night, gwen and I did a comfy little ritual at my place. we raised energy for ourselves, for creatures, and for the earth. I called to Quan Yin to assist us in sending energy to the creatures of the earth who are dying, transitioning out of death, or suffering in life due to our animal consumption patterns. it is difficult stuff to dwell on but I have to believe healing energy does help. remember, "energy follows thought." and as "she who hears the cries of the suffering," Quan Yin is a great Goddess to call to for works like these. she is a Goddess of compassion, meaning not mere "pitty" but true "empathy."