Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A Virgin a Day: Day Five



"Our Lady of Indigenous Peoples" created by MeriMagic on Polyvore

When I think of Our Lady,
I think of hope.

Of compassion.

Of miracles manifesting in unlikely places.

Her image appears in many guises:
on a grilled cheese sandwich,
in colors of a plate glass window,
Any place that people are moved 
to look with their hearts.

When I think of Mary,
I think of all the indigenous peoples,
converted to Catholicism by missionaries
(and not always willingly),
who found in the Divine Mother
a source of comfort,
a connection to the fertile earth,
to birth and death,
to the connective force that women represent.

When I contemplate this image of Our Lady,
I imagine her meditating. . .
gathering strength to support all those who lean on her
because she seems more approachable than God.

I suspect that she is creating a blueprint
in her mind of a world at peace,
where there is enough for all,
where Earth is cherished and protected,
where we act on our knowledge 
that we are connected to everything,
that we are part of the all there is.

Let her vision become yours.
And today, do what you can
to make it so. 




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11 comments:

Delphyne said...

This image is so gorgeous, Meri - everything about it, colors, composition, the bird of "pray." Everything. And your words fit so perfectly. I especially love:

I suspect that she is creating a blueprint
in her mind of a world at peace,
where there is enough for all,
where Earth is cherished and protected,
where we act on our knowledge
that we are connected to everything,
that we are part of the all there is.

I always enjoy my visit at your place!

Gloria said...

A world of peace is really all we want.This image along with your words are beautifully put together. Thank you.

Lenora said...

a beautiful post, perhaps that is it, she is more approachable than God, we see in her our mother, our sister, our aunt our friend..

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Beautiful image and words Meri. I love the messenger hawk!

Ruby

Carol L McKenna said...

Wonderful post and fantastic photo of Mary ~ (A Creative Harbor) artmusedog and Carol ^_^

Priti.Lisa said...

I am speechless.
I have eyes full of tears.
You blow me away Meri. ♥

redondowriter said...

This is an absolutely stunning collage. I see you created it in Polyvore? I'm going to Google that. Is this digitally or manually created? However you created it, it is going to stay in my mind a very long time.

Norma Ruttan said...

I still have hope, but it grows fainter each day. That hope is that Mary and her Son never give up on us. I love your creation; it fosters peace for me.

judie said...

This is a super artistic image and I love it!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

This is an ageless face, one filled both with suffering and joy and wisdom.

Paula Scott said...

So eloquently said! And so very true. And, what an intriguing image to go with it. Tres cool.