Friday, September 30, 2005


Holy Spirit,
giving life to all life,
moving all creatures,
root of all things,
washing them clean,
wiping out their mistakes,
healing their wounds,
you are our true life,
luminous, wonderful,
awakening the heart
from its ancient sleep.

Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)

I've just awaken this early morning and in the pit of my stomach, I feel unclean, full of mistakes, full of relational insecurities, full of missteps. I want to ask everyone I know for affirmation, yet I know that this won't do: my dependence upon words will last for a moment and then I will be alone again with this feeling in my stomach that's empty.
However, when I recall, when I let the balm that Hildegard writes on above apply its properties, only then can I get enough and feel the hope of strength and care. I so much need the Holy Spirit's care of confirmation that I can move on in outward promise and security. I bow my head and submit.


3 comments:

Cindy said...

Teri--If you copy and paste this in your browser, it will take you to an Amazon page with links to three of Hildegard's songs. I believe I saw the words "free download" as well. We have a CD of some of these, and they're beautiful, stilling, comforting...

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-form/103-0826007-0919865

Fieldfleur said...

Thanks, Cindy. I will put ancient Hildegard on my nano!
I appreciate it.
Hey, where are you in SoMo, near Mansfield?

Cindy said...

Email me from the link in my profile, and I'll tell you. You're close.