No tree blossoms without greening power; no stone is without moisture; no creature is without its own power… And it is written: “The Spirit of the Lord fills the Earth.” This means that no creature, whether visible or invisible, lacks a spiritual life… For it is from the power of the seed that the buds sprout. And it is from the buds that the fruit of the tree springs forth. The clouds too have their course to run. The moon and stars flame in fire. The trees shoot forth buds because of the power in their seeds. Water has a delicacy and a lightness of motion like the wind. This is why it springs up from the Earth and pours itself into running brooks. Even the Earth has moisture and mist.
Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)
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