In my last post about Our Lady of Guadalupe, I shared Our Lady’s comforting words. One day I was making a collage of Our Lady to send to someone going through a difficult time. The background lines I placed behind her, made me think of power and light. It reminded me of Sr. Macrina Wiedkerkehrs words about feminine energy in her book A Tree Full of Angels, Seeing the Holy in the Ordinary, published by Harper Collins:
“Feminine energy is powerful because it is pure presence — gentle yet firm. It is an energy that gives warmth, comfort, and spirit simply by its presence. It receives rather than takes. It invites rather than demands. It unfolds rather than controls. It empowers rather than overpowers. It finds itself in being rather than in doing. Feminine energy shows her best face in leisure. She doesn’t take time. She has time. She has time to be. The world is starving for this energy. It is part of the fire Christ came to cast on the earth – a slow ﬂame that burns from within and gradually transforms what it touches, precisely because it touches rather than clutches.”
These words describe my idea of Divine Feminine so perfectly. I couldn’t quite let go of the card completely so I scanned my original collage, made modifications on the copy using Photoshop, and made it into a new card. I offer this comfort card in my Etsy shop. I hand-color some of it to add a little radiance and extra prayer. With Sr. Macrina’s permission, I added her passage to the back of the card.