Dear Viriditas Community,
Just recently I was out for a walk on a path near my house. Suddenly, as I was coming up a hill, a young man at the top of the hill on the path ahead of me put out his hand and shouted, “Stop, watch out!” As his dark eyes pierced my heart, I could feel the powerful love of his presence. He reminded me of Archangel Michael. I was so struck by his energy, I had no idea what he had said to me. As I came up the hill, he put his arm around me and guided me to the side of the path. At that moment, I saw it…a huge rattlesnake right in the middle of the path.
Isn’t it amazing how a Guide steps into our paths to intervene and point us in the right direction? This happens in our lives more than we are aware, I’m sure! For the Divine is always there, working behind the scenes to awaken us to our journeys in life.
As you know, one of the most powerful Guides in my life is St. Hildegard of Bingen. I have recently been reconnecting with St. Hildegard as her feast day approaches soon on September 17th. I remember vividly the day she first came into my life. I had just returned to New York City in 1987 after a year of living with the Otomi Indians in Mexico, where I had been part of a religious community of Catholic nuns. I was their “lay missioner” and was horrified by the nuns’ attitude toward the Otomi belief system.
After my experience in Mexico, I was so angry at the Catholic Church, I wanted to scream at the Pope. And there I was shortly afterward in a workshop at the Marble Collegiate Church on 5th Avenue, with Matthew Fox, the author of the best seller: Original Blessing.
At the time, Matthew was a Catholic priest, and when the workshop ended I went up to him and started sharing my agony. “What is the deal with the Catholic Church? Why do they teach us to shut down our bodies? To shut down indigenous people? To shut down women, and men for that matter? To shut down our creativity?”
Matthew smiled compassionately and asked me how I connected to God. “Well,” I said very timidly, “I sing.” He then said very slowly, “Jeannine, you should check out St. Hildegard of Bingen.”
And I did…. I read everything I could find about her and discovered her word–Viriditas.
All my life I had looked for Viriditas, that greening power in all of God’s creation, and everywhere I found it, I found myself singing.
…and all the while St. Hildegard and her music had been waiting for me.
I was in my thirties when I joined the Ars Nova Choir in Boulder, Colorado and began singing St. Hildegard’s music.
Now, I was singing her music. Now, I was connecting to the Divine like never before!
One of my favorites of her songs is O Viridissima Virga. Find out more about it in my blog post this week: ST. HILDEGARD’S SONG, O VIRIDISSIMA VIRGA, IN HONOR OF HER FEAST DAY, SEPTEMBER17th . By accessing the blog, you can even hear me sing it, too!
Have you had experiences like this before? Where someone or something steps into the path in your life and points you in the right direction? If not, I encourage you to pay close attention during the next week or two. You may be surprised in how much Divine intervention comes your way! Who knows, it may even be St. Hildegard who shows up!
Speaking of Divine intervention, be sure to tune in next week when I will tell you about my latest experience with a host of angels!
All right my friends. I am off to work on the next Module of Visionary Business School. The Module is called: Mastering Client Attraction.
Stay tuned. Being in this business program has inspired me to write a little guidance booklet to accompany the music from Feathers On The Breath Of God. Both the music and guidance booklet will be available for free next month!
Sending so much love…
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