I have had a very strong connection with Our Lady of Guadalupe since 2000 when I went on a pilgrimage to her national shrine in Mexico City. I see her as the Great Mother. I wrote about that pilgrimage in my book Empowered Health and Wellness.
Many Mexicans see her as Tonantzin, the Aztec Goddess. Before the fall of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan in 1521, the hill where Juan Diego had his vision had also been the site of an ancient temple to the Aztec goddess Tonantzin (The Great Mother), later leveled to the ground by the Spaniards. Guadalupe’s shrine is built on top of the temple to Tonantzin.
Over the past year I have developed a more active connection with Guadalupe, having journal conversations with her almost daily.
She has made an appearance to me twice in a very unusual way. Through selfies! Guadalupe uses modern technology apparently.
If you look at the photos of me in the collage above you will see her cross. Enlarge the image to see it more clearly. In the lower left is a picture of the cross that is at her next in the miraculous image of her that is held sacred by the Mexicans. It is housed at the National Shrine.
You see the cross illuminated at my neck. They are exactly the same and there is the same necklace of light encircling my neck and chest. This is not light bouncing off of a necklace I am wearing. It is light creating the image on my neck. I am not wearing a necklace at all.
The photo in the upper left was taken in November or December 2018 at the Saint Croix River in Minnesota. The photo on the left was taken today, April 8, 2019 in Melbourne Florida. They are 4 or 5 months apart.
I feel like this is a definitive sign from Guadalupe to me that she is by my side, walking with me.