Thursday Thought: Visionary Hildegard

"We cannot live in a world that is not our own, in a world that is interpreted for us by others. An interpreted world is not a home. Part of the terror is to take back our own listening, to use our own voice, to see our own light." - Hildegard von Bingen (who was a mystic and had visions)

Hildegard of Bingen, O.S.B., also known as Saint Hildegard and Sibyl of the Rhine, was a German Benedictine abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, visionary, and polymath. More at Wikipedia 
Beginning in early childhood Hildegard of Bingen experienced visions she couldn’t adequately explain to others. Her visions didn’t come through her eyes and ears. They were experiences of sight and sound seen through her inner senses.  As a result, they were visions she kept to herself for many years.
At the age of 42, Hildegard experienced a midlife awakening. She received a vision, wherein she believed God had instructed her to write down what she saw. She was hesitant to do so, at first. She spoke of this milestone experience in her first work, Scivias. Scivias is both prophetic and admonishing in the manner of Ezekiel and the Book of Revelation. It also famously describes the structure of the universe as an egg. MORE

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“Everything that is in the heavens, on earth, and under the earth is penetrated with connectedness, penetrated with relatedness”
– Hildegard of Bingen

The Lakota say Mitakuye Oyasin which means WE ARE ALL RELATED, and relatives.

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