Cloak of the Earth Mother (Lady of Guadulupe)
Mother of Roses in the Sacred Mysteries of Mary Deck
(traditionally Queen of Pentacles)
The Path of Wisdom
She comes through the door without knocking in order to deliver some sweet or strong dulces or carnes, sweet bread or meaty nourishments, to you.
I have heard you state seriously that you have no access to rocky caves where you can take up immediate residence in order to pursue your love of her in a solitary way.M'hijas y m'hijos, daughters and sons, understand that wherever is your bed, that is the right cave for you. Your own cellar, your own table, your own street corner, your own bicycle, your own alley -- these are all the right rocky caves. It is true that some people teach that mystics live in out-of-the-way places, but many, many across the world live exactly as you do -- in the most hidden way of all -- as very extraordinary souls living inside very ordinary circumstances.
This is right and proper, for although it is lovely to think of retiring from the universe -- perhaps to a faraway place of great beauty and serenity where the outer world hardly ever intrudes, Our Lady grows her strongest roses in the earthy ground where she is most needed -- amongst horns honking, ambulances careening, children crying out alternatively in joy and in pain, all the people groaning and dancing and making love, the completetrochimochi, every which way, of humanity whose singings, sounds, works and actions are part of the exact basis for the harmonious cacophony -- the music of the cosmos. - Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estes, the path of the broken heart
"No estoy yo aqui que soy tu madre?"
Am I not here, I who am your mother?
Today is Dia Senora Nuestra de Guadulupe
and the last day of our Twelve Days of Mary
with Rebecca of www.corazon.typepad.com
and a wonderful community of women and men
around the globe, who come together
year after year to share stories and thoughts and images
of the Blessed Mother in their own personal lives
and cultures and experiences!
What a wonderful blessing to be able to be part
of this annual pilgrimage - one which has
enriched my life with incredibly creative
and inspirational people whom I may never meet
face to face, but whom have invited me into their
hearts for a short while.
A Blessed Feast Day to you