I do not claim to be an expert on Our Lady of Guadalupe. I claim to be a woman with an Amazon account who has read the scholars and done research as well as sought out those considered to be experts (The writings of Mnsgr Eduardo Chavez, Fr. Mario Sanchez and original documents as well as Cardinal Burke, Fr Peter Damian Fehlner, Fr Thomas Loya on Iconography and many more).
(Listen Here For the Will Goodman’s talk on Our Lady of Guadalupe and the original meaning within the image of 1531)
(LISTEN Here For Christina King’s talk on Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Message to the Church of the 21st Century)
I have talked with some, met with others and I have read their books for the past 3 years. Using their work, their writings and their discoveries I simply connect the dots. While the experts see the miracle of 1531, I seek to point out the Miracle of the 21st century. Our Lady of Guadalupe has been providentially chosen by God to re-evanglize the world, to offer healing, protection and deliverance. She is also declaring that she is Co-Redemptrix, or rather God is declaring it in the Tilma. All of things things are not subjective but objective proves that I can show using the Nahuatl Glyphs, the language of Iconography, theology, scripture and of course the writings of Mnsgr. Eduardo Chavez and others. I hope you enter into this great Miracle for she is the ark upon which we must board.
I would also like to share that I personally hand delivered my research to the Secretary of Cardinal Burke when we was visiting the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse. He was the Bishop of the Diocese I grew up in and he helped me to become a speaker by allowing me to speak throughout his Diocese and writing me a letter of recommendation. He reviewed my work and wrote to me from Rome asking me to go see Fr. Peter Damian Fehlner at the Shrine. Fr. Fehlner reviewed my work and offered me two of the books you see below to help me continue my research.
Here are some slide shows on Our Lady of Guadalupe. Did you know she was predestined to be the intercessor of the America’s? Did you know the Shroud of Turin perfectly aligns with the tilma and the image of Divine Mercy? Did you know that there are new discoveries within the image proving that Heaven is re-issuing an invitation to listen to a message within it for the Church of the 21st Century, the time when the technology was invented to discover the secrets contained within it until we were ready to see, hear and act upon on it. God is good.
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Here is the descriptions of each slide:
Our Lady of Guadalupe was predestined to be the protector of the faithful, the remnant Church and the America’s. The Icon was carved using Mary herself as a model by St. Joseph, “written” not painted as it is an icon, by St. Luke and then given and used as a means of protection and healing throughout the centuries. Protection from the uprising of Radical Islam/Muslims and protection from the plague. She is tied to Our Lady of Fatima through protecting the area from Muslims, to Our Lady of Lourdes in that the Franciscan’s formulated the dogma of the Immaculate Conception before it was formerly declared by St. Bernadette and she is tied to Our Lady of Kibeho through the 7 sorrows of the Icon of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico.
The Icon of Our Lady of Guadalupe-Spain was carried over the head of St. Gregory when the plague took the life of the Pope; St. Gregory became Pope and carried the icon over his head as he fled the city saving many of the faithful with him as they went. He later gave the image to Bishop Leander in Spain that was enduring persecution by the moors (Radical Muslims which beheaded Catholic Christians). I believe we will see major conversions of the Muslim faith through Mary, particularly that of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Bishop Leander pleaded for the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe-Spain the icon (she was not named yet and would be named after being discovered by a farmer upon Mary’s personal direction) next slide
It should be said that the area now known as Fatima was named such after Mohammad’s own daughter converted to Catholicism after falling in love with a Catholic that remained in that area under the protection of the buried Icon of Our Lady of Guadalupe-Spain. Her husband renamed the area “Fatima” after his wife (yes the once Muslim daughter of Mohammad that converted to Catholicism) Fatima is the 2nd most frequented pilgrimage to this day for Muslims in honor of Fatima.
In 1326 a little known farmer Gil Cordero saw Mary appear to him telling him where to go to find the buried Icon. He brought with him men from the church to the spot pointed out. It was discovered along with documents authenticating it. Our Lady asked for a Church to be built in honor of her and the icon. There was a river that ran near the location and so the name of the Church and the Icon became “Our Lady of Guadalupe” because Guadalupe means water that runs through/within/between the black rocks. Mnsgr. Eduardo Chavez, the world-renowned scholar on all things Our Lady of Guadalupe, has authenticated this.
1340 King Alfonso made a pilgrimage to her Church to consecrate his Land to Our Lady of Guadalupe.
1464 King Alfonso’s daughter, Queen Isabella went on pilgrimage with her husband King Ferdinand and consecrated herself and her reign to OLG. She would meet Christopher Columbus at a gathering. He told her that the Holy Spirit came to him in a dream telling him that he was to go to distant lands and bring the faith to those who did not know the true God. She had the same dream the night before and so it would seem providence brought them together. She would become the personal benefactor and supporter of Christopher Columbus, Cortez and Bishop Zummaraga.
Before departing Christopher Columbus made a pilgrimage to OLG-Spain to consecrate himself, his vessels and his discoveries to OLG-Spain. Ironically he would name the boats Saint Mary the little painted lady, almost 60 years before she would be painted in Mexico.
In 1519 Cortez went to the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe and consecrated his voyage and his future work of bringing the faith to the new lands discovered by Columbus. Cortez landed on the exact day of the Aztec prophesy telling of the return of the one true God and King, the sister of Montezuma also dreamed and prophesized the landing of the men and even described the image that would be on the sail of the ships (a large cross). This is why Cortez was able to not only land without incident but it laid the grown work for him to enter into the very powerfully guarded cities. The first thing Montezuma set to work at was to bring an end to the demonic sacrifices upon the altars. He destroyed them the altars, held Holy Mass there to consecrate these places to God and destroy the hold the devil had claimed on this ground and their people and placed a statue of Mary on them begging her intercession.
So we see that Mary, particularly OLG had a unique and providential role in claiming the America’s for her son. She brought protection, guidance, deliverance, evangelization and intercession. I will show how she is declaring once again that God has a providential message and role that she in particular is called to fill right now in this time of World History. Once again we are entering into a demonic culture of death and need a supernatural intercessor. Once again, OLG is the answer.
It is no mistake that Blessed Scot Duns, a Franciscan way before Our Lady of Lourdes declared it, developed the doctrine of the “Immaculate Conception”. The Franciscans were preaching this theology for some time. The Franciscans were chosen to be the order to teach the faith to the America’s because this doctrine would we central to understanding the mysteries within the incarnation, the new eve and the new Adam and God’s call to union and communion with a love that is divine and free from concupiscence.
Bishop Zumarraga felt unworthy to be the Bishop of the new lands and so guessed it! He went on pilgrimage to OLG-Spain to consecrate himself and all of his work to her. Every single one of the involved in establishing the United States of America went to OLG-Spain. Coincidence or providence?
St. Juan Diego is significant because he is laity, simply formed and not at all a theologian and yet he was chosen to be part of God’s plan of imparting the faith in the New World. The place where it would be protected and nurtured while Europe would later be in turmoil. When Bishop Zumarraga struggled to share the faith he begged for OLG-Spain to intercede and asked for a sign. He asked for Castilian roses because they were from the part of Spain he was from. She would answer that call and more. The miracle of Tepayac hill consisted of her messages, the roses he asked for as well as MANY OTHER FLOWERS that were gathered and have significance, although we only hear of the roses.
This is a codex. A codex is the way in which Ancient Nahuatl Indians recorded history. They used images and glyphs because they did not use an alphabet. They could “read” what was “written” on a codex because every picture spoke to them as a language. This is the original codex created by the Nahuatl Indians to record the appearance of OLG. It was created in 1548 and further proves the miracle of Olg was not something fabricated but less than 17 years after the event they were recording it as history.
While almost 10 million Nahuatl Indians were converted in less than 7 years through this image it was because of the language God spoke to them that this miracle of faith was able to speak. Not only that but the Bishop received the sign He asked for. It was not until later however that it was understood what exactly that language was. It was Fr. Mario Rojas Sanchez that first realized the pictures were Nahunta Glyphs and began to study them for their meanings and significance. It should be noted that he also believed that this image was the very image spoken of in Revelations that St. John saw during mass in a mystical vision. “And I saw the woman clothed in the sun with the moon at her feet”. It is believed that the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was what St. John saw in the sky and then wrote of in Revelations. This is significant because there is evidence to prove this using the constellations that are aligned on the tilma that prove in fact that it seems to miss the very stars spoken of in that passage that were “cast out of heaven by the serpents tail”.
A=Greater Than The Sun God (she stands in front of the sun rays to show this is greater)
B=Greater Than The Moon God (she stands on it)
C=her skin color reveals a Mix of Spanish and Nahuatl Indian (the colors of her skin is mixed)
D=Dressed like a Jewish Woman and colors are of Indian princess (she dressed both in Israelite garb but the colors where of Indian royalty)
E=Prayerful posture/ Maraca in hands with the combination of bent knee she is in posture of worship (dancing and music were part of highest worship)
F=Cincture for chaste and virginity but worn high on the woman is indicating pregnancy (revealing a virgin and mother, note there are 7 tassels)
G=Nahuii Ollin, the crossing of sticks for new fire, the N,S,E,W, the true God over the womb which is known to contain a child( in her pregnant womb is the God being proclaimed)
H=The Stars indicating outside of this world the 8 points symbolizing baptism and eschatological grace (heavenly, messenger with power from the heavens)
I=Brownish pink robe color of the earth (also a calendar, map and dignity of body expressed)
J=Flower Glyphs (Jasmine flowers significant, clusters where language for form of prayer through poetry and song)
Water glyph=they would be receive new water rooted with power from in the heavens, hill glyph combined with water=, new civilization
Wise Man Glyph=(looks like a mans face with eyes, nose and mouth, known as Shaman or man with wisdom outside of his own comprehension. This told them the knowledge of the faith being proclaimed in this codex would come from a wise man with a head shaped like a MITRE. This would be Bishop Z
Bishop MITRE=Bishop Zumaraga as having truth so they opened up and sought out the Franciscans that wore these pointed hats.
The Glyph of hill and water come together meaning “civilization” and spoke of an end to human sacrifice (it is Upside down heart) and a new civilization would be built upon this God’s truths as revealed since the water way is rooted or flows out of the outer mantle piece which they understood as divine and from the heavens because of coloring and the 8 pointed Gold Stars.
K=Broach of Franciscan Cross (the same as the Franciscans boats and symbols)
L=White Fur cuffs for purity & royal (for Aztecs this again connoted great royalty)
M=Mexican Magnolia flower of flesh (understood as food so Eucharistic message within this image, not to mention the overall shape which is corn shaped, a staple of their diet. In fact St. Juan Diego proclaimed, “Is this the land of the flesh the land of my people” when he went to the Hill and spoke with OLG there).
N=Aztec Fold precious cargo (This is the place children or food were carried. Since the tilma was a part of everyday attire.
O=Topographical Map of Mexico revealing water ways mountains and volcano’s revealing location of the apparition and the flowers clusters are calendar represents the end of an age. There were signs in the heaven at this time, storms, earthquakes and volcanoes. Their calendar based on Mayan calendars used “reeds” to understand time. This image revealed a calendar within the flower glyphs so in this image the year of the 13 reeds was upon them signifying an end to an age and beginning of another age. That age is the end to demonic human sacrifice and the beginning of the age of Faith. We too are being invited into this image because we are leaving the age of Mercy and the age of Justice is upon us. St. Faustina’s messages from Jesus declared this.
P=Gold lined convey godlike or royalty
Q=the angel holds the mantle and the robe
R=Clouds convey outside of this world/God
S=Crown originally present on her head but disappeared
There is a new message being heralded to the Church of the 21st century in the image on the tilma. The invitation was made when the technology was created in the world to discover that hidden within the image were undiscovered meaning.
In an image where everything means something, we discover using high-powered microscopes that there are images in the eyes of those gathered in the room when the tilma was presented to Bishop Zummaraga. 14 people including St. Juan Diego himself and Bishop Zummaraga as well as a family and a black servant freed from slavery by the Bishop that decided to stay in His service. This was only investigated AFTER seeing the servant in the eye but was confirmed using eyewitness testimony that was documented. The eye also had the components of a living eye. The (Samson-Purkinje effect is a scientific term for the way the cornea reflects incoming images and inverts one of the three created reflections onto the back of a living eye. Using microscopes it was discovered that this effect is present in the image of the eye of OLG.
Using advanced Kepler’s mathematics as well as NASA computer software, a computer image of the morning sky of 1531 was created and discovered to align perfectly with the stars laid out on the mantle of OLG. More significantly they are inverted, the North and south and east and west are turned. This is the way the Nahuatl Indians created their own maps so that would be significant by itself but perhaps more importantly it signifies that was what up (remember the nahuii ollin reveals that the Indians see the 4 directions of the world signifying God) that the God who is up has come down (incarnation) and for us it reminds us that was down (the enemy) is up and roaming about the world. We are being invited into a message about what this spiritual battle is all about. Who it is we are fighting, his battle plan and how we are to defeat him. This was all discovered now because the message is for us now. Using the original message and meanings of the glyphs as well as the language of Iconography (an approved and ancient means of teaching theology in color as well as the constellations and their Christian roots) we see clearly that God providentially chose Mary to bring us Jesus, she is the intercessor from which we will board the ark of the new covenant and with her the Gates of Hell will not prevail against us.
Behold I make all things new! Why would it surprise us that if God created man and out of his side he would create woman, immaculately conceived and free from sin much like that of Adam before the fall and make all things new by taking Man from the flesh of Mary? Her immaculate conception gave the hands and feet upon which the savior of the world would be formed. With no biological father, Mary is the only flesh upon which Jesus was created. It is taking from her side, man. The new Adam and the new eve. Most of us who understand science know that men and women share different chromosomes. You can split a twin from one flesh but you will get the same sex not a male and female. However, God created us in His image and likeness, Male and female he created them so the supernatural component of the immortal soul into the flesh is somehow inexplicably tied to our sexuality as well as our intellect and biology.
One of the messages being heralded in the image of OLG is that of the New Adam and The New Eve. It is an invitation to understand His mother and her unique role in salvation history as well as our own. She was creature yet able to do what Mary could not or would not revealing she is our hope because as mere mortal creature it is possible to live out the will of God despite living in a broken world. It also heralds a call that all of us are to enter into the redemption of the world since God is the one who decided to work through human beings.
She perfectly participated even in eschatological man, she has received her Glorified body and so paves the way for us. God came to redeem man and woman and there is something very important about the relationship of man and woman and the call to love. The love He desires to share with the world is love perfected, free from concupiscence and it heals and restores. He is also revealing who He is, whom God Himself is through this call to love. The incarnation and the message of the New Adam and New Even are a theology of love and He desires we share it with the world.
The first pilgrimage the New Pope took was to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico to consecrate his entire pontificate to her. He also took the writings of St. Faustina out of the obscurity, (they were deemed unworthy of belief) and launched a full investigation, cleared the writings, gave them to the world and pronounced Divine Mercy Sunday and the Chaplet. Mary’s pope understood, perhaps mystically that his particular role, that of Our Lady of Guadalupe was part of God’s plan to heal, protect and evangelize the world once again.
Within the inner robes of the tilma lies the torso of the crucified Jesus Christ with his heart pierced and the blood and water running down the side. It is not subjective but can be proved in several ways. One way is the nahuatl glyphs themselves another is that the dimensions of the tilma and the shroud are in exact proportion with one another. The divine mercy image is also proportionate with the shroud. They not only align over one another but they tell the same story when you do it. Right where the pierced heart of Jesus pours out blood and water we see the line of deep red pigment (which Guadeloupian scholars have all described as the color of blood) flowing down the side of the three folds that extend just under the Nahuii Ollin and pooling into the Aztec Fold. The same scholars say that the shadows of pooling are not consistent with the lighting so they are unsure why it pools in this way, but if we acknowledge it is blood and water it pools exactly the way this liquid would. The glyphs within this segment shout the truth of what is revealed. The stream of water and blood, which many of us understand as the pierced heart of Jesus, the font of Mercy described by St. Faustina, were given to us by Pope John Paul II, without His approval we would not be venerating the image nor sharing the message of Divine Mercy in the world. Right in the Wise Man glyph, at the very corner of his mouth is where the blood and water begin their flow as if to say Out of the mouth of the wise man, the man you know as Bishop with the MITRE hat (again all approved understandings and translation by experts) that this Pope spewing out of his mouth the font of Divine Mercy to the world.
It should be noted that the there are many more glyphs within the tilma that back up this claim. So we see an image of the love of the trinity and who God is through that sign. If God so loved the world he gave us his son, we see now with the crucified torso of Jesus with his heart pierced and flowing out unto the precious treasure of the world, we see Jesus loving the father in that he gives himself as a free, total and full gift, faithfully and fruitfully back to the father. The trinity is revealed here in this and for anyone having problems with Mary seeing the torso of Jesus in this way may be a means of drawing him or her into the fold. This part of the Icon has as if an inner light that shines and radiates from the image. Anyone who lays eyes on the image would see that there seems to be a light that illuminates from within this one area making it to appear to be more radiant than the rest of the image.
The First Icons were in fact created using the Shroud of Turn as the template so why would not God Himself speak through the language of Iconography. It should be noted the flower shaped glyph shapes on the shroud image in red. Some scholars have wondered why they look “child like” but if you understand the Nahunta Glyphs and the connection of the icon of the new eve (tilma) and the icon of the new Adam (shroud) it makes perfect sense. Just as a man’s body makes no sense by itself but only when understood in light of the complementarity of a woman’s body and equal in dignity do we see an expression of complementarity and that “male and female” he created them in His own image.
There even seems to appear beams of light that come of the area on the surrounding area. This is visible in most of the print images but even more so from Fr. Tim’s images. He was granted special permission to capture the image in an unprecedented way. Given full access to the image, to control the lighting and to use high power digital photography, Fr. Tim as created over 40 detailed tiles that he then spliced together to create one very precise image. It is said to be the most accurate and detailed “photograph” of the image in existence and can be viewed one tile at a time to see detailing within the image almost never seen before. Just as an icon is written to reveal the Heavenly message and doorway that it is, so too is this icon of OLG revealing that this is an icon, a doorway, theology in color, a poor mans catechism. In a world where people seem to no longer be able intellectually reason out faith, perhaps once more Heaven will speak through an image but are we listening? This is not just a historical document. This is an ongoing miracle that is declaring itself to have a message for the Church in the age in which the technology to discover the message would find it. Why, in an image where every detail means something is no one asking why these details are being discovered using modern technology? Why is no one asking, “Do you think Heaven is trying to tell us something” I say yes, in fact it is being heralded.
The tilma is significant for many reasons. One it was simple cloth, made of cactus fiber, a plant. It was traditional covering for the Indians. It was a covering of the body that signified family affiliations and sometimes-rank dependent upon its splendor. This material was used in marriage ceremonies. The two would be tied together to signify union between man and woman. It seems this being chosen as the canvas is revealing that every person is significant, that marriage is significant, that laity will be playing a significant role and that that ceremony/ritual is significant and that God wants to tell us something about all of these things.
TILMA; Tilma worn during marriage ceremonies, worn on the body as a covering. Bridegroom and Bride are tied together as a symbol of their union during ceremony of wedding. It also is used to carry children later, in the fold, which is then tied around the waist of the person. The Tilma is worn by average people therefore revealing that ALL are called to Union and Communion. Two pieces of cloth were sewn together; in fact the center of this cloth is the exact middle of the image. It is where two have become one. Two pieces of cloth become one garment. This also brings dignity to male and female he created them as marriage is only between a man and a woman. In the image, I content the exact center of the tilma is also where the divine mercy image is in the robe.
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3. The Redemption of Man and Woman; The New Adam and The New Eve
TILMA; Not only do the constellation’s placed precisely over her image where theological truths are conveyed, but she reveals that her immaculate conception is woman fully participating in the redemption of man. Just as Eve took of the apple and ate, so did Adam and so BOTH fell from the glory of what God had intended for them. In God’s plan for the redemption of man, He could have done it by any means He saw fit, yet, He chose for the participation of mankind, and begun so through a woman. Male and female He created them, so would not God make it known that male and female they are redeemed? If we are made in his image, male and female, then we see how beautiful it is that before Christ takes His flesh from her; the merits of His sacrifice are applied to her at the very moment of her conception. OLGuadalupe appears to St. Juan Diego on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, linking this truth to the image.
This truth is “written” in the constellation of Gemini over her womb on the tilma. The twin constellation reveals the splitting of flesh, the two coming from one as Adam and Eve so too Mary and Jesus come from one flesh with His divine nature coming from God alone. In Song of Songs the love we are to have for one another is to be able to call our spouse our sister and our bride. How does one love this way? We love this way when the two become one flesh. We desire to love them for their own sake not ours, we are family we are intimately connected and this is a foreshadowing of our call to union and communion with God. We were made by love, to love and for love and our destiny is to be with God forever in Heaven.
The most used analogy of the bible is a wedding. It is the teaching of the relationship between the bride and bridegroom that most accurately describes the relationship God is calling us to. He is calling us to the wedding feast. The first miracle Jesus Performed was the Wedding Feast of Cana. This was for many reasons one of which was to show us that He was giving us new wine. This new wine is the love of God poured out for many. The sacred vessels used, the water that was contained in them and the fact that the quality of the wine was mentioned all point to God showing us that He is coming to restore and to make New by giving us His love free from sin. In the incarnation is a language of Love. In every faith that exists EXCEPT Christianity the person must do something for God. IN Christianity, God came to us. Mary had it done unto her. She did nothing other than open herself in love. The Song of Songs is the language of the bride and the bridegroom when loving as sister my bride. The invitation of a gentle lover that Woo’s his bride and does not force. The love that remains faithful and gentle and merciful is shared with a world desperate to understand what love is. The message of the Song of Songs is in the tilma. The flower glyphs even create a re-occurring melody when a pin is placed within the flower’s center. The Indians used flower clusters as poetry, music and prayer so of course once again, now that we have technology to discover the music found within the image, we are being re-invited to listen the message within the Song of Songs, the call to marriage. Not just any marriage, the call to union and communion with our almighty God in the wedding feast of land. Will we be like the virgins that prepared by gathering oil or will God say he does not know us? Knowing of course is about intimacy and relationship (Mary knew not man). God of course knows all of us but we are called to be in relationship. Mary is reminding us of this.
She healed. She is revealing a unique healing she desires to be a font of that will pour out onto the world and from that font will be the Mercy of Jesus Christ. She is Our Lady of Mercy because she heralds it in the glyphs, the iconography and the message. She is revealing that we are being attacked and wounded in a threefold attack. What is this attack? It is a demonic trinity.
She even stares into the eyes of the dragon as if to show us she is going to do battle and that in her eyes she holds the family and the Church. The truth to see will come from being within her as if an ark to protect us from the coming siege. I believe Consecration to Mary through St. Louis DE Montfort accomplishes this as a first step.
She then reveals that the dragon brings lies, division, schism and confusion. It is important to note that the big bear constellation and little bear constellation are under the influence of the lies and divisions.
The Scorpion is an ancient evil force at work in the world since the very beginning. In the bible the serpent is referred to the great perverter and wounder. It wounds through perversion of sexuality. It emasculates, it controls, it is Jezebel, it is Lilith it is isis, Osiris and horis and it’s one desire is to work with the liar to confuse our understanding of what it means to be a man and woman and to create great woundedness so that we can not enter into God’s plan of love and salvation.
The Serpent is the enemy that brings death. Spiritual death and physical death. Many Theologians and scholars of the Church understand the great sacredness of blood. God himself has made blood part of how he enters into sacred covenant with His people and this has been done since the beginning of time. The enemy, having no real power of his own, and uses what he knows as truth and follows, in a legalistic way? The enemy presents a lie “Did God really say you can’t eat from the tree of knowledge?” to bring division, schism, distrust and doubt as to what is true. The next step is to pervert being made in the image and likeness of God. The best way to do this is through wounds. The enemy enters in through wounds. The most intimate to wound is through our sexuality because it is intimately tied to our personhood. It is not just our bodies that are man and woman, masculine or feminine it is also our very personhood. Physical abuse, mental abuse and verbal abuse are all means to create wounds but sexual abuse is the most intimate and deep cutting wound because is creates a chasm between us and our creator because our purpose and identity becomes distorted. Not to mention the sacrementality of the body. The enemy realizes this and desires to create his own demonic sacraments using blood. Sexual abuse and abortion, prostitution, murder all spill blood and so they create a contract and a means of gaining a toehold, a foothold a stronghold in our lives. When we agree with the lies and submit our will saying “I am unloved, no one will ever love me, I am alone, I will always be alone” we of our own free will turn from God inwards making false idols that are presented to us. This creates a network of wounding that Mary desires to reveal so that we can be made fully whole. She is coming to restore the Church. She is revealing and shining light on the darkness and she is bringing a grace of supernatural healing, protection and perhaps an even “hiding” from the evil one as we work. She is receptivity and so being in the presence of this image painted by the finger of God of Mary onto the tilma is a divinely “written” and created image. If she is pure receptivity, openness fertile ground then perhaps a grace of receptivity flows from the image and touches all in its presence through the doorway of the icon. The teachings of the church are that Icons are spiritual doorways. Doors move two ways. We can both enter in and God can come to us. She is coming to expose the enemy so that we can be healed. Like St. Ignatius says, we are to be filled not for our sakes but so that we can overflow onto those around us. We have been leaking out the graces we are receiving through the cracks and crevices the evil one has made in the form that God created us into being. Some of us are chalices called to be a life of sacrifice, some of us are Reeds, hallowed out and emptied so the Holy Spirit can play lyrically through our lives some of us are like a birds nest hallowed out by the loving tenderness of family life and love. In each of the forms we are it is our perfect form. When we embrace the emptiness through vulnerability and turning outwards toward God and away from the lies and false idols, she will pour a healing salve into our form and seal the places we are leaking. We then will be able to be filled to overflowing so that we may bring a drink to others who thirst. We are called to be tabernacles, to the hands and feet upon which to bring Christ to a wounded world and she is showing us the way and the how. If you have anger issues, your issue is not anger it is an idolatry of control as a means to protect the root of the wound, which is usually an abandonment wound. If you have lust issues, the issue is not the lust in fact it is called a distress symptom. It is the neon sign and God’s mercy is trying to get your attention to point you to a place you may have come in agreement with the enemy with a lie that is of your own free will preventing you from finding freedom in this area in your life. The idolatry found connected to lust is relationship. When we distrust God we turn to others or a relationship to make us feel whole. Why? Because we are protecting the real root of the wound which is a rejection issue. “No one loves me, I am ugly, disgusting, repulsive” If we agree with the lie the enemy proposes he has permission to infest or perhaps even oppress us. He stirs up our fears and emotions and presents more lies (distorted thoughts). Some may turn to pornography, promiscuity, a spouse or other to fill the void to quiet the voice of feeling unworthy and unloved because they do not see they have turned inward instead of outward. We, all of us are failing to see that the first commandment is the one the enemy is using over and over to attack us. He proposes that we must turn to ourselves. He proposes we are only animals, He proposes there is no God. Mary comes expose the liar, bring truth, healing and once again evangelize the world as to who God is and what the incarnation means to us as well as prepare the world for Jesus once again. She is the ark.
It begins with consecration. It continues with you placing this image in your own home, perhaps next to an image of Divine Mercy. Through the image, she seems to be saying she will pour out a gift of receptivity so that as the Holy Spirit is pouring out Graces upon the world in preparation for Jesus to come again, we will not only be able to retain them and utilize them we will be able to bring a portion to others. Her mantle is often referred to as a protection for the faithful, to hide us there in the crossing of her arms, within her mantle. She seems to be inviting us to step into the folds and hide from the enemy and to allow her to do the battle with the dragon as she will crush the serpent.