a Sacred Path
To walk a sacred path is to discover our inner sacred space: that core
of feeling that is waiting to have life breathed back into it through
symbols, archetypal forms like the labyrinth, rituals, stories and myths.
Understanding the invisible world, the world of patterns and process,
opens us up to the movement of the Spirit.
Hildegard of Bingen was a twelfth-century mystic, composer, and author
of a theology that knitted together nature and spirit, cosmos and soul.
She described the Holy Spirit as the Greening Power of God. Just as plants
are greened, so we are as well. As we grow up, our spark of life continually
shines forth, if we ignore this spark, this greening power, we become
thirsty and shriveled. And if we respond to the spark, we flower. Our
task is to flower, to come into full blossom before our time comes to
--from "Walking a Sacred Path" by
Dr. Lauren Artress
featured in " A Mirror of the Soul: Exploring the Labyrinth as a Tool
for Spiritual Navigation"
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