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,

Hail all you magnificent artists and prophets!

David and I had a spectacular experience with our first class: Introduction to Creation Spirituality at the Fox Institute. It was as if we had a divine appointment with each participant! One of the beautiful parts of the program for students is the holistic approach of working both sides of their brains (and bodies), right and left. Each day combines body prayer, seminar, art as meditation, process group and a break during the day for a delicious meal.

In our recent class, I gave an exercise inspired by MC Richards. David and I chose random objects from our home. Using these objects, the students let the material speak to them and then, as a group, they created something artistic together using these objects. What a beautiful experience unfolded before our eyes that also resulted in the forming of a strong community within the class.

Want to join together in community to deepen your spiritual work? My next class will be at my Viriditas Home Studio and will focus on the wisdom that St. Hildegard shares for our current times.

St. Hildegard, even in the 12th century, called to the people and urged them to awaken. To awaken to the Divine that was living in the world. To fall in love with it and to passionately take actions to create health and healing in the world.

“We shall awaken from our dullness and rise vigorously toward justice.  If we fall in love with creation deeper and deeper, we will respond to its endangerment with passion.”  – St. Hildegard of Bingen

The Divine Word, or Divine Wisdom, is alive and radiant in all beings. It calls and urges human beings to implement their Viriditas, their greening power, from this fertile ground.

“The Word is living, being, spirit, all verdant greening, all creativity.”  – St. Hildegard of Bingen

Learn more about the Divine Word from St. Hildegard in my blog post this week, 3 Ways to Discover the Divine in Your Life, Inspired by St. Hildegard.  

Do you hear this call? The call to contribute, to create within the world? To bring forth your divine gifts into the world.

“All creation is awakened, called, by the resounding melody, God’s invocation of the Word.”  – St Hildegard of Bingen

We’ll dive deeper into this work to support you in bringing forth your gifts into the world in my upcoming Healing with St. Hildegard classes. Join me to discover more of the wisdom of St. Hildegard for our modern times at my Viriditas Home Studio at 800 Zamia Ave. in Boulder.

How to Bring Life to Your Chakras: 7 Healing Mantras 

Prayer can be one of the powerful components to our spiritual practice. Prayer is our way of calling upon the Divine or a spirit guide and asking for support. Initiated by you, prayer is an active request for guidance that you put forth.

When we compare prayer to meditation – prayer is communication to Spirit from you. Whereas, meditation is silencing the mind to create space for Spirit to speak to us – either in the moment or through our intuition in our daily lives.

Here I share a prayer that can be used in balancing your root chakra, clearing any obstacles that are preventing you from feeling safe and secure in the world.

“Good morning, Divine Presence, you the Power behind all Power. 
Today I ask you to help me change the way I think and feel around my security and my survival. No matter what challenge shows up today, help me connect to my root chakra and become aware that you are with me and that I am not alone. 
Whenever I feel internally unsettled today, help me remember that my strength lies in YOU. Show me a spiritual way to move through every situation that arises today and give me the strength to carry it out.”

This is a wonderful prayer to use in the morning and can be followed by the mantra chant for Ganesh to support you in your day.

The entire guidebook for all 7 chakras complete with prayers to help balance all the chakras will be coming out this Spring!

The Fox Institute of Creation Spirituality in Boulder

Check out the special event at the Fox Institute with Andrew Harvey – The Mystic Meets the Prophet: Listening for the Call to Compassion. Friday, March 16th, 7:00-8:30 PM, at the First Congregational Church. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased here.

Andrew Harvey is Founder Director of the Institute of Sacred Activism, an international organization focused on inviting concerned people to take up the challenge of our contemporary global crises by becoming inspired, effective, and practical agents of institutional and systemic change, in order to create peace and sustainability. Sacred Activism is a transforming force of compassion-in-action that is born of a fusion of deep spiritual knowledge, courage, love, and passion, with wise radical action in the world. The large-scale practice of Sacred Activism can become an essential force for preserving and healing the planet and its inhabitants.

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

All right you mighty souls, may the verdant greening in the air these days help perfume your creativity!

In Viriditas,

PS  Don’t forget to sign-up here for the Healing with St. Hildegard classes starting in April. Discounted price available if you sign-up before the class begins.



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