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

Anamchara: 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 Anamchara: Soul Friendship as Spiritual Direction

Our Spiritual Genius is a Reflection of Our Own Deepest Wound

Today I would like to share with you a guest post from Michael Petrow. Michael is a student of Origen, a spiritual director, and a scholar of early Christian mysticism and depth psychology. He currently lives in New Mexico where he works with The Center for Action and Contemplation as well as The Guild for … Continue reading Our Spiritual Genius is a Reflection of Our Own Deepest Wound