What We Can Learn about the Difference between Healing and Quick Cures, from Hildegard of Bingen

October 12, 2015

Writing on the Seasons of the Soul blog on Patheos,  Christine Valters Paintner explains that we still have much to learn from Hildegard, even today, especially when it comes to healing and wellness.

“There is a story from the desert fathers where an Abba says to a seeker, ‘Do not feed your heart what does not nourish it.’ This can be easier said than done, since we are inclined to so many “comforts” that only serve to numb and distract us from life. How often do we try to satisfy ourselves with that which depletes us?”

Read more here.

Lē Weaver (Marg Herder)
Lē Weaver identifies as a non-binary writer, musician, and feminist spiritual seeker. Their work draws attention to: the ongoing trauma experienced by women and LGBTQIA people in this “Christian” society; Christ/Sophia’s desire that each of us move deeper into our own practice of non-violence; and the desperate need to move away from an androcentric conception of God.

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