One morning while I was doing the Marian Retreat I had a vision of Mary come to me. I had said my prayers and called upon her to be with me. I went into a deep meditation and sensed a Divine presence with me. There was a definite shift in energy. I sensed her before I saw her. The presence she carried and carries was alive in Spirit. I felt a movement in the air, a slight breeze which still often surrounds me when I call upon her. She came in a shimmering energy of Higher Light.
When I saw her she was before me wearing a beautiful deep royal blue robe. I sensed it was a shroud of mercy and protection. She had a crown of radiant living stars that shone around her head. They sparkled and were more brilliant than any diamond I had ever seen. In fact they were alive and in tune with her divine energy and with her smiling face. She was indeed a loving presence that was so full of understanding and great compassion. It felt as if she knew everything about me, all that had happened to me, and all that has yet to happen. She reached out her hand and gave me a glimmering golden globe and I reached out to receive this blessed gift. I felt transformed and I could feel the powerful energy of the globe. I knew it represented the world. I should explain that it is a pure golden globe in her hands, however, when it is handed over, (specifically to myself) it is not visible yet it can be felt as a radiant energy field. I felt it had a weight even though it could not be seen.
Many statues and paintings have the same image of Mary wearing a blue robe a with a crown of stars. Not all had the golden globe, so I "Googled" that and came up with an image similar to what Saint Catherine Laboure saw, which inspired her to create a Miraculous medal in 1830. This Golden Globe symbolized the world and the responsibility to hold the light of this orb as a symbol of saying prayers for the world.
I realized we can symbolically wear Mary's Robe of mercy and protection. We can symbolically bring the crown of stars down from heaven to wear over our head. We can symbolically reach out and take the Golden Globe offered to all who will take it. We each can do this and make the world a better place for it.
Mary has great concern the what is happening on Mother Earth and that includes the well being of the planet and the need for the world to bring awareness to the need for more peace and love.
I know we all know the world needs more love, however, with Mary I feel as if I know that she really experiences all of the suffering going on in the world firsthand. When you sense this in her you cannot but want to help......