Today is the Feast of Our Lady Guadalupe. Southern California has a large Latino population so special masses, processions and celebrations are being held throughout the city. We have a Franciscan parish in Hermosa Beach called Our Lady of Guadalupe and three different masses are being celebrating. The Cathedral of Our Lady of Los Angeles is another church that is celebrating and actually live streaming. And there is always Olvera Street in downtown L.A. As an older woman, however, I find myself sticking closer to home, especially at night. Maybe I can get someone younger to drive me to Olvera Street's nightly Feast of the Las Posadas.
Not Guadalupe, but I wanted to share this SoulCollage® card, also made several years ago, called "Our Lady of the Planet." Like yesterday's card, her base is from a stack of fabrics in an ad that was in Architectural Digest. Who knows where else I got the other elements?
I am the one who tries to make sense out of body, mind and spirit--and spirituality and environmental concerns, like global warming. Our Lady of the Planet, though she looks somber, gives me hope that though science is having a hard time convincing the majority of human beings that we harming our earth, that higher powers are also working behind the scenes. I am the one who has always been drawn to mysticism (magical thinking?), but the challenge lies in integrating body, mind, spirit--science and religion.
The question I would ask of Our Lady of the Planet is, "As a city dweller, I am doing my small part to reduce my carbon footprint, but what else would you suggest to become more of an activisit within my limitations?"
Thank you, Rebecca of Recuerda mi Corazon, for hosting our Mornings With Mary in 2012. I hope all of you who participated and visited our blogs, enjoyed yourself and took home some divine feminine in your hearts.