The Natural World Nature as a Mirror of God. Monday, March 12, 2018 Richard Rohr



Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179


Hildegard

recognized that the human person is a microcosm with a natural affinity for or resonance with its macrocosm,…

Contemplative prayer allows your mind to resonate with what is visible and right in front of you. Contemplation erases the separateness between the seer and the seen….

viriditas, the greening of things from within…

a readiness in plants to receive the sun and to transform it into energy and life…

an inherent connection between the physical world and the divine Presence. This connection translates into energy that is the soul and seed of everything, an inner voice calling you to “Become who you are; become all that you are.” This is our “life wish” or what Carl Jung called the “whole-making spirit.”…

someone who lives safely inside an entire cosmology, a universe where the inner shows itself in the outer, and the outer reflects the inner, where the individual reflects the cosmos, and the cosmos reflects the individual….

Hildegard said, “O Holy Spirit, you are the mighty way in which every thing that is in the heavens, on the earth, and under the earth, is penetrated with connectedness, penetrated with relatedness.”…

Hildegard has God saying:

I have created mirrors in which I consider all the wonders of my originality which will never cease…

Bonaventure (1217-1274) wrote: “In the soul’s journey to God we must present to ourselves the whole material world as the first mirror through which we may pass over to the Supreme [Artisan].” [4] The Dominican Meister Eckhart (1260-1327) said the same: “If humankind could have known God without the world, God would never have created the world.” [5]…

Creation is in fact a full participant in human transformation, since the outer world is absolutely needed to mirror the true inner world. There are not just two sacraments, or even seven; the whole world is a sacrament!


 John 14:17
The world cannot receive Him, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. But you do know Him, for He abides with you and will be in you.
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Author: charlesburchfield

I am an artist working primarily with collage.

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