In the Guadalupe Forum there is mention of a practice related to the position in which the Celestial Maiden stands in the image on the sacred ayatl, an image that is still preserved today though the material should long ago have dissolved and disappeared by now.
As she holds her hands in this position, her torso is turned slightly to the right, and her head is turned slightly to the right, and her gaze is directed downward – this is a position of one of the energetic meditation practices taught in the Mystical Path of Guadalupe, and at the same time it represents the Holy Mother-Bride watching over all her children and listening to their prayers.
In gazing at this image and in taking up this pose in meditation, it seems a very active position. When viewing the robe it appears that her left knee is forward and her left foot is not visible. Along with the Mother’s gaze downward to the right there is also a great white serpent flowing down the right side of her robe to strike the docile serpent head at her feet. The Mother seems very much to be in motion, even dancing, as her title “Sky Dancing Maiden” certainly implies—the dance of life itself! At the same time the Mother abides in serene repose. Her gaze is one of great compassion for all of her children.
In a manner of speaking, just as she is the object of our meditation, we are the objects of her meditation – when the silence in us touches the Great Silence that she is, she speaks in us and blesses us, and we know her most intimately, experiencing Union with the Holy Mother-Bride.
That the image is still with us speaks of the many lessons that the Mother intends to teach us through the image itself. One of these essential lessons seems to be compassionate and very active prayer for the people and the land.
Perhaps this time when we have celebrated the Feast of Mother and Child might be an auspicious opportunity to share something of this practice that you mention, dear Tau. I pray that She will share many more insights and teachings of the Way of the Sky Dancing Maiden, out of deep compassion for her little children.