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Do You Want to Be Divine?

You have no choice. You already are.

Deep pink poppy against a blue sky with searing white sun top-left.
A divine poppy at Evergreen dancing in divine sunlight.

Do you live each moment with an awareness that you are divine?

I spent a fair portion of my life believing that God was going to come to this earth on a blinding, silvery cumulous cloud, cut through the air with a miraculous double-edged sword, and solve all of humanity's problems – because we are incapable of solving them ourselves.

Like a teacher in a playground, God has to come to sort us out.

In other words, human beings are one of God’s failures.

Then, among other things, I came across the writings of Hildegard of Bingen, a German Benedictine abbess who lived in the 1100s. She was also an artist, visionary mystic, philosopher, composer, and nonconformist.

This quote from her stopped me in my tracks.

Humanity, take a good look at yourself. Inside, you’ve got heaven and earth, and all of creation. You’re a world—everything is hidden in you.

It’s this sort of writing that labelled her a mystic. She formed her thoughts and made life decisions based on a deeper well than most of us do. Her perception of the God she worshipped went far beyond the biblical one I had in my head.

The above quote doesn’t sound like I’m a failure. It implies I’m capable of solving my problems by tapping into what is hidden within me, which, according to her, is everything.

How is this possible? What did Hildegard mean?

Hildegard’s writings reveal that she worshipped – treated with reverence – everything, because, to her, God – Divinity – is everywhere, in everything.

There is nowhere that God – Divinity – is not.

Divinity is the source of all; therefore, Divinity is in all. How can it not be?

You Are Divine

We are divine because we are an expression of Divinity – in form.

We express, touch, hold, smell, hear, and see divinity every day.

We walk on divinity, breathe divinity in and out, and dissolve back into divinity’s formlessness when we die.

We are an expression of the unseen divine.

Another quote from Hildegard:

Divinity is in its omniscience and omnipotence like a wheel, a circle, a whole, that can neither be understood, nor divided, nor begun nor ended.

If we live each moment with an awareness that we are an expression of Divinity, and that although it’s beyond our human understanding that we are an indivisible whole, with no beginning or ending, what will happen?

Who knows?

Let's do it and see what unfolds.

With love, Marlane

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