For Wisdom is quicker to move than any motion; she is so pure, she pervades and permeates all things. 25 She is a breath of the power of God, pure emanation of the glory of the Almighty; so nothing impure can find its way into her. 26 For she is a reflection of the eternal light, untarnished mirror of God's active power, and image of his goodness. 27 Although she is alone, she can do everything; herself unchanging, she renews the world, and, generation after generation, passing into holy souls, she makes them into God's friends and prophets…Wisdom Ch 7:24-27
Wisdom lives within each of us. She guides us to the truth of our spiritual nature, our essence, our transcendent potential. Wisdom is the Spirit breath of God within us. She is the Divine Feminine counterpart to the Divine Masculine, and yet there is no separation between the two. Scripture points us to our divine nature, our Imago Dei over and over again. Wisdom is the Spirit of Love and Goodness that each human being holds deep in the core of the True Self; the Self that is often shrouded by the false (ego-driven) self. While the false self is prompt to react in defense, the True Self is known by her quiet voice. And so it is that we must "be still" in order to hear Her. Jesus pointed us to Wisdom in all of His ways. He is our example of a human who understood the She lives within us and that Her benevolence and compassion can flow freely from us if we only identifiy with Her as our True nature. She is called Wisdom because She knows this truth.
We are knee deep in a river, searching for water. We are part of an invisible river, but we are so distracted by outer things and what we imagine they could mean to us that we lose contact with the source of our own Being. Kabir Edmond Helminski
May today you take the time to "be still" and know that you are the home of Truth and of Wisdom. Made in God's image, they reside within you. The river of sacred goodness is within you and when you recognize this, water for all will flow freely from you. Goodness flows from Goodness, Love from Love...Be open and receptive to this stream of life-giving water...
Peace be with you, Peggy
Thank you Leslie Hershberger, for your inspiration!
Artwork: The seven pillars of Wisdom from the St John's Bible