Viriditas Weekly News

Healing with St. Hildegard, April 7th & May 5th, 3:30-5 pm, Viriditas Home Studio
The Mystic Hildegard, May 14 – May 18, 2018, Fox Institute
Engaging Hildegard’s Music, Art and Herbs, May 14 – May 18, 2018, Fox Institute
Chanting the Wisdom Traditions, July 23 – July 27, 2018, Fox Institute

Dear Viriditas Community,

I am bursting with excitement as I anticipate the upcoming Doctor of the SoulHealing With St. Hildegard series starting on April 7th!

As many of you know, St. Hildegard of Bingen has been a great source of inspiration and strength for me. One of the first things I learned about St. Hildegard was that she lived to be 81 years old in the 12th century.  This is only one of her many extraordinary accomplishments. She can serve as an inspiration to all of us in current times. She was born in the Rhineland of current Germany which was burgeoning with rich soil and flourishing vineyards. One of her many gifts to the world was the idea of Viriditas, the divine greening power that gives vitality to all of creation. I have always been drawn to the concept of Viriditas and named my company and studio Viriditas. Discover more about this idea in my blog this week, Viriditas, The Greening Power of Life 

In the 12th century when St. Hildegard lived, the depth and breadth of pursuits such as hers were extremely rare, especially for women.  Yet, she embarked on a path of vocation for her own spiritual growth and in service to the health of others and to the Divine.

Despite great personal risk and continuous opposition, she brought forth her work and ideas in many areas.  In the field of holistic health and healing, she encouraged people to awaken to their own ability to heal, taking responsibility for their health and the choices they made in daily life.

St. Hildegard believed that if one was in harmony with the wholeness and vitality of the divine universe, then you were healthy and full of life force.  But if you fell into disharmony, illness arose.

She thought that disease and illness resulted from a deficit or lack. The treatment of such illness was through rest, herbal remedies, nutrition and reconnecting to the divine order of life. Healing occurred when the deficit was resolved, recreating balance in a holistic way, to once again arrive at health within spirit, mind, and body.

Balance and moderation in all areas of life were key, in St. Hildegard’s view.

St. Hildegard developed many herbal remedies that she recommended to aid in this healing which are still at the heart of treatment used by naturopathic doctors in modern Germany.

“Good People,
most royal greening verdancy,
rooted in the sun,
you shine with radiant light.”
– St. Hildegard of Bingen

Healing with Hildegard – I invite you to join me to discover more of the wisdom of St. Hildegard for our modern times.  Sign-up here. In these classes, we’ll build on the work we did last year with St. Hildegard. We’ll explore her life through her music, illuminations, remedies, and letters of correspondence. This will serve as a springboard of inspiration for applying her wisdom in practical ways for healing in our own lives.

Remember everyone is welcome, even if you were unable to join us last year.  I look forward to welcoming you to my new Viriditas Home Studio.

How to Bring Life to Your Chakras: 7 Healing Mantras 

We’re Getting Close To The Launch!

Things are pretty exciting here right now… We are cranking away on all of the last-minute tweaks, tests, and improvements as we come into the home stretch… also learning how to create the guidebook as a product on the website.

But what’s REALLY IMPORTANT for you… there’s still time to give feedback on the first two chapters. Click here. Your questions and suggestions for improvements ARE SO HELPFUL to make this material even better.

The finished product, the seven recordings and the accompanying guidebook, will be coming out this Spring.

The Fox Institute of Creation Spirituality in Boulder

Please note that there’s been a change of date for the Art as Meditation course,Chanting the Wisdom Traditions, that I’m scheduled to teach at the Fox Institute.  It was originally scheduled for March 5-9 and now has been changed to July 23-27th.  David and I look forward to chanting this summer and hope you can join us!

Find more information and register here for any offerings at The Fox Institute of Creation Spirituality in Boulder.

I could feel a bit of Spring in the air these last few days here in Boulder….oooh, it will soon be time to get out my gardening gloves!

In Viriditas,

PS Remember you can also study about St. Hildegard with me at the Fox Institute in May. Click here to find out more.


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