Activate Your Greening Power with Hildegard of Bingen!

Awaken the holy fire of creativity within you, while deepening your spiritual connection with the Earth, through reading about the life and teachings of Hildegard, a bold 12th century German Rhineland mystic, prophet, healer, writer, and musician. Matthew Fox’s book Hildegard of Bingen: A Saint for Our Times: Unleashing Her Power in the 21st Century* is alive with her strong spirit. This powerful Benedictine sister was declared a Saint and Doctor of the Church (Roman Catholic) in 2012.

* Please note that as of May 27th, 2019, if you purchase this book through the link in this post, Teja will gratefully receive a small commission.

Hildegard (1098-1179) was on fire with love for the Earth. She passionately invited others to wake up and join her in praise consciousness. Fox says that she was constantly getting back to “greening power.” He writes, “She even talks about the Holy Spirit as being green, like a green sap inside all of us. We are like trees, she says, and the Holy Spirit is the capacity for juiciness, greenness, and moistness.” He continues, “Hildegard teaches that the only sin in life is drying up. She wrote this to bishops and abbots, telling them they were drying up, and they should get outdoors more, doing whatever it takes to stay “wet and green and moist and juicy” – in other words, creative.”

Perhaps Hildegard has returned to Earth again as the passionate spirit in the young Swedish environmental activist, Greta Thunberg.

Drawing from phrases in Fox’s book, including some of Hildegard’s words, I created a visualization with guided imagery to help you wake up your greening power. I hope you enjoy it. Please share your experience in the comments below down where it says “Leave a Reply.”

Happy Spring Equinox!
May All Beings Passionately Love This Earth!

 

Visualization for Waking Up Your Greening Power

Settling in… and getting comfortable… breathing naturally… and allowing effortless relaxation to flow, from your head… down to your toes… and imagining yourself in a garden… walking along the path… hearing the bees buzzing… feeling the sunlight on your face… gazing at the beauty of earth’s greenings… and deeply inhaling the scent of all the flowers and herbs as you walk along… basil… calendula… lavender… oregano… purslane… parsley… nettle… rose… sage… thyme… spearmint… violet… yarrow… dandelion… rosemary… and wild strawberries… and tasting anything you like as you journey deeper into this green, alive garden… delighting in the honeybees on the flowers… attuning to the stones along the path… and finding a nice warm rock to sit down on to rest… with your back against a tree… feeling the support of the warm rock beneath you… and the strong tree behind you…

… and taking some time to settle in even more deeply… loving your body… loving life itself… opening spaces to experience the divine, the inner mystic… feeling nature’s aliveness and greening power… awakening your senses… rising from any lukewarmness to live with passion and with blood… praising existence… praising our glorious planet Earth… joining your praise with the praise from the whole of nature… the blowing wind, the mild, moist air, the exquisite greening of trees and grasses… finding your voice… your greening power… your juicy creativity… and hearing the universes vibrating with music and melody… feeling the sacredness of all beings… hearing the gifts of sun, moon, stars, and all the green things that grow on the earth… luminous and fiery… radiating life-light… the aroma of holy work… the blossoms flourishing with ripening fruits… the holy stones…

…. Falling in love with all of creation… getting juice from viriditas, the greening power, the life force… on fire with the living light… the taste of the wild… the music of the spheres… listening to nature… to the silence… and to what breaks the silence… the birds singing their unique songs… the squirrels dashing… the trees talking… and hearing the grasses growing… and the flowers exuding their colors and fragrances… the perfume of Spring on the breeze… and listening to the stones… and imagining a small being in your hands… a leaf, a stone, a feather, a flower, or an herb… holding it and asking it to tell you of its story… of its being… of its holy existence… and through it, inviting a mystical love of the cosmos… of the Earth… of all Earth’s creatures and beings… and letting this love wash over you… cleansing and exciting your soul… and returning to your day feeling relaxed and refreshed…

 

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Get Your Mystic On!

A merry mirth-filled mystic lives inside your heart.

Did you know that a merry mirth-filled mystic lives inside your heart? A mystic is one who directly experiences the Divine. Depending on your religion or other cosmic belief system, you might think of your inner mystic in various ways, such as the Holy Spirit, God, Nature, or the Universe. And, depending on how you process information, you might experience your mystic through any or all of the following ways: visual images, sounds, feelings, or thoughts.

Many people assume that they should “see” guided imagery in their minds, when actually that is only one way to experience a visualization. For example, when I read or hear the following guided imagery, I do not see a visual picture in my mind, but rather I experience the images as feelings. This guided imagery is based on the wisdom of the ancient mystics of India, and it may help you to see or hear or feel your inner mystic.

Guided Imagery to Meet Your Mystic

As you are reading these words, beginning to settle in… to your inner world… and bringing your awareness to your body… just noticing any sensations in your body… and allowing your shoulders to settle down… and allowing relaxation to flow down through your whole body… and now bringing your attention to your heart center… and placing a hand on your heart… breathing love into your heart… imagining that inside your heart is a beautiful flower… a vibrant flower… inhaling the fragrance of this flower…

… and imagining that inside this flower is a bright light… this light is the size of a candle flame… and it is glowing like a billion golden suns… this golden flame is shining so bright that the flower petals are glowing… and that light is radiating out from the center of your flower… out through your heart… and into your whole body… that warm golden light is moving into all of your 37.2 trillion cells…

… focusing on that golden flame in the flower inside your heart… and feeling how that flame is your inner mystic… it is your deepest self… your highest mind… your connection with the Divine… and feeling yourself opening to the love of God (the Holy Spirit, Nature, the Universe)… receiving love from every direction… and sending love out in all directions… and feeling gratitude for this merry, mirth-filled mystic inside your heart… and knowing that you can return to connect with this flame in your heart anytime, anywhere… and returning to the outer world, feeling refreshed and energized…

 

How did it feel to read that? Please share your experience in the comments below.

In addition to simple visualizations like this, you can meet your inner mystic through regular spiritual practices, such as the ones described in the Radiance Rising section at the beginning of my new book, The Tejaswini Ramayana: The Way of Rama in the Shakahara StarFire Universes. This book is a new version of a very ancient story from India, called the Ramayana. Millions of people love this magical tale, and many read it regularly as a way to meet their inner mystic. Please order your happy copy today: The Tejaswini Ramayana: The Way of Rama in the Shakahara StarFire Universes.

May All Beings Be Elevated to the Highest Love Vibrations!
(When you feel like you love Everyone & Everything, that’s when you are in the Highest Love Vibrations.)

May All Beings Be Happy!

 

 

image Courtesy NASA Goddard