“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 home.
Part of the terror is to take back our own listening,
to use our own voice,
to see our own light.”
– Elaine Bellezza, on Hildegard
Hildegard’s Creative Power
Hildegard’s beliefs comfort us by reminding that life’s greatest forces are found in our ever expanding creativity. When we’re alive, we’re exploring the outer limits of our creative power. And, according to Hildegard, life’s greening force results from the creative power of viriditas.
Hildegard’s emphasis on creative power poses a challenge for us, because it takes strength, effort, and discipline to find our own creative gifts and modality of expression. Through this process of discovery, we begin to awaken to the many rewards on our unique path.
Embracing creative power liberates us from the isolation and fear that often accompanies personal introspection and change. Instead, we are empowered to invite connectivity and inspiration into our lives.
We become more than merely the things we do or the things we have; we can truly live our unique purpose as one, while knowing we are part of something much greater.
Hildegard of Bingen was a believer in the interconnectedness of life, where all facets are interdependent. Her cosmology reveals a belief in the interdependency of humanity and of all creation.
The human being is the microcosm of the larger cosmos, receptive to the elements, the stars, and the luminaries. It’s up to us to explore our inner space, our unique creative power. And, from that place the universe that we inhabit unfolds a true path to fulfillment.