Our intuitive nature is no accident. We are born with certain notions of our connectivity and how our self-awareness can influence these connections – both from within and without. When Hildegard of Bingen wrote of the interconnectedness of man, nature, and the divine, she was acknowledging the power we already have inside us to live a good life.
Her 35 subconscious virtues existed in the “mind of the soul” where our ability to effectively manages stress, resolve conflicts, dispel anxiety, and overcome worry was essential to live a righteous life. Many of her ideas can be associated with our own innate ability to create, which is really just using our god-given neuroplasticity to find and improve ways to express, and to thrive. This is what
Hildegard of Bingen was teaching us
Hildegard of Bingen was a visionary, theologian, writer, composer, artist, healer, reformer, medical practitioner, prophet, and poet. Her body of work demonstrates a transcendent depth and breadth. Accordingly, she continues to inspire, challenge, and heal nearly 900 years later.
It is this inspiration that we carry forward at Healthy Hildegard; a divine light that transcends theology, unites the human condition, and grounds us in the creative power she championed as the divine in all of us.
Saint Hildegard of Bingen
Hildegard of Bingen spent her entire adult life as a nun of the Order of St. Benedict, never traveling beyond the Rhineland region of Germany. Yet her theological contributions would echo throughout the Catholic Church for close to a thousand years, culminating in her being canonized (official declaration of Sainthood) and named a Doctor of the Church by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012.