You Are a Tree: Understanding What We Are From Hildegard of Bingen

Hildegard of Bingen was a brilliant woman from the middle ages. She composed music, wrote medical treatises, interpreted scripture, was a competent and effective administrator of a large monastery, and was gifted with profound visions from God. Today I would like to share with you one of her teachings about the human condition. She compares … Continue reading You Are a Tree: Understanding What We Are From Hildegard of Bingen

Anamcara: Soul Friendship as Spiritual Direction

In the Celtic imagination, the spiritual journey is one which brings us inward to explore the hidden depths of our souls. This journey can be treacherous as we face those demons which are only reflections of ourselves. It can be joyous and liberating as we free ourselves from their grasp. It can be exhilarating as … Continue reading Anamcara: Soul Friendship as Spiritual Direction

Our Spiritual Genius is a Reflection of Our Own Deepest Wound

Are our wounds sources of greater healing for ourselves and others?  One Origenal idea that I LOVE—maybe my favorite—is the notion of the “health bestowing wound”. This notion, quite simply, is that we are each wounded in life, but for some of us, our greatest wound ends up becoming the very means of our salvation, … Continue reading Our Spiritual Genius is a Reflection of Our Own Deepest Wound