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,

Happy first day of SPRING!!!

I’m counting the days until the launch of the series of classes on Healing with St. Hildegard that are starting very soon in my new Viriditas Home Studio.  Watch this video to learn more about how this class can support you in becoming your best self through the wisdom of St. Hildegard. In this year’s classes, we’ll deepen our work with St. Hildegard’s music and use it as a springboard to experience other aspects of her work.

In the mid 12th century, St.Hildegard recognized the health benefits of many herbs and spices and shared a basic recipe for ancient biscuits or cookies. Find out more about the healing spice in this recipe in my blog post this week – The Healing Spice that Inspired St. Hildegard’s Joy Cookies.

We’ll get a chance to try this recipe in my upcoming series of classes on Healing with St. Hildegard. I hope you can join us! Now’s the time to sign-up to receive the discount for the class on April 7th.

How to Bring Life to Your Chakras: 7 Healing Mantras

While developing your practice at home with chanting mantras to heal your chakras, you can also deepen your work through artistic and movement activities. They will help you access and express the yearnings of your soul for healing and growth. I strongly recommend them!

Meister Eckhart says it beautifully when he writes, “Whatever I want to express in its truest meaning must emerge from within me and pass through an inner form. It cannot come from outside to the inside, but must emerge from within.”

In working with the root chakra, invoking the Hindu god, Ganesh, you can explore the movement of the elephant, as an animal in all of its glory. Take some time to look at photos of elephants or a film that shows how they move. Watch how their large legs carry them on the earth, how their trunk helps them engage, and how their huge ears serve them. 

Close your eyes and imagine what it is like to be an elephant upon the earth. How to move, travel, eat, and interact. Open your eyes and begin to move like an elephant.

As you become more at ease with this movement, you can add in the chant Om Gam Ganeshaya Namaha.

I personally have greatly benefited from this activity. It fills me with strength, confidence and powerful joy.

This activity is just one of many that I describe in my upcoming guidebook for healing all 7 chakras which will be coming out this Spring!

The Fox Institute of Creation Spirituality in Boulder

Register soon if you are joining me in my upcoming classes on St. Hildegard at the Fox Institute. The Spring Intensive 5, Monday May 14 – Friday May 18, 8:30 a.m. -6 p.m, focuses on INNER GREENING AND GROWING

Rhein RiverMy classes include the seminar, The Mystic Hildegard, and the art as meditation class, Engaging Hildegard’s Music, Art and Herbs. Reading is required ahead of time, so register now to get started!
(Photo:Rhein River)

The Spring Intensive 3, starting in a couple weeks focuses on MYSTICISM, PROPHECY AND CO-CREATION, Monday April 16 – Friday April 20, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Matthew Fox will be joining us in Boulder during this intensive and will be teaching a class on Thomas Merton. The seminar Thomas Merton: Mystic and Prophet will explore the life and teachings of one of the great spiritual writers and mystic-prophets of the 20th century. It will look closely at contemplation and action, mysticism and prophecy, and what he is telling us today about our spiritual vocations including cultural criticism. Find out more about Thomas Merton and this class here.

Register here to explore all the course offerings at The Fox Institute of Creation Spirituality in Boulder.

All right, I am off to buy fresh nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves. I am going to make some Joy Cookies tonight!

In Viriditas,

PS  Don’t forget to sign-up here for the Healing with St. Hildegard classes starting in April. Discounted price if you sign-up before the class begins on April 7th.


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