As I posted on Feb. 15th, Part I, Hildegard’s Illumination Egg of the Universe depicts the Universe as an EGG. Part II explores this further.
“Another implication in picturing our universe as an egg is the idea of its being organic, alive, incipient. An egg is the beginning of something wonderful, a new being, a new creation. Hildegard is celebrating the potential of our cosmos – its hidden mysteries of delight and gradeur, of beauty and healing, as yet unrevealed. These are the “invisible and eternal things” that have yet to unfold. We humans in Hildegard’s estimation are to be instruments of that unfolding, “co-creators with God in everything we do.” We are the species that can reflect on the universe’s laws and beauty and history to celebrate it and tell about itself.
An egg is organic. The universe is in Hildegard’s view an egg. Therefore the universe is organic: living, breathing, growing, surprising, renewing, loving, embracing, creating. “God gave to humankind the talent to create all the world,” she observes. Hildegard calls humanity the “consumation” of the work of creation. “With nature’s help, humankind can set into creation all that is necessary and life sustaining. Everything in nature, the sum total of heaven and earth, becomes a temple and an altar for the service of God.” “
– Illuminations of Hildegard of Bingen, Rev. Matthew Fox
Our March, Tap Into Transformation event will honor African American History Month. We will be engaging you in connecting with your ANCESTORS, those people without whom you wouldn’t be here. We will be using wisdom from African American culture to connect you with your own culture and its inherent wisdom, as every culture has its own expression of Universal Truth.
Both Jeannine and David will be sharing personal stories of their connections to their ancestors. David will share his poetry and stories from his recently published book as an inspiration for us to express joy through our feet. (Remember, we have tap shoes for all to use!)
David will also share his song Whoop! Believe us, no one will be sitting still when that happens! Get ready to fly!
Hope you can join us for Tap Into Transformation on March 1st!
When: March 1, 2013.
Time: 7:00 to 9:00pm
Where: Viriditas Studio
Address: 4939 North Broadway, Unit 65, Boulder, CO 80304
Questions: Info@Viriditasllc.com or 888-612-8189
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“The Egg of the Universe Illumination is the foundation for my Germany pilgrimage retreat. In this illumination Hildegard gifts us with a surprising and wonderful mandala of the universe – the universe as an EGG. “By this supreme instrument in the figure of an egg, and which is the universe,” she writes, “invisible and eternal things are manifested.”
What is implied in Hildegard’s rich image of the universe as an egg? First, an egg is unity, a whole. This is a basic truth of the universe that Hildegard insists on time and again. She writes: “God has arranged all things in the world in consideration of everything else.” Just as in an egg all things are interconnected for the sake of the whole, so, too, in the universe. She writes: “O Holy Spirit, you are the mighty way in which every thing that is in the heavens, on the earth, and under the earth, is penetrated by connectedness, penetrated with relatedness.” Hildegard sees interconnectivity and interdependence as the very stuff of the universe.”
– Illuminations of Hildegard of Bingen by Rev. Matthew Fox.
As February is the month of Love, I want to remind us of God’s love for us through the words of Hildegard of Bingen.
Most royal greening verdancy,
rooted in the sun,
you shine with radiant light.
In this circle of earthly existence
it surpasses understanding.
God hugs you.
You are encircled
by the arms
of the mystery of God.”