Benedictas Veritas


This woodblock print that you see here, Benedictas Veritas, carries the essence of what this blog is about. For the green expresses what I understand as a woman’s sacred relationship to life and to the divine.

I once had a dream in which I see a vibrant, healing green stream that runs through women from head to toe. I am told that women need to find and recognize it in themselves, so that it can flow out into life.

I have heard variations of this dream reflected in the dreams of other women, including the newly homeless. At the meetings with groups of homeless women, I see how their wisdom surfaces, like frozen water, melting, allowing them to drink from a clear place deep within them.

During one of these meetings, a young woman living in a shelter shared, “I don’t know what it means, but I heard these words inside of me when we were meditating: Display the green of life on your resume.”

She might not be able to live this wisdom right away, but it is alive – and she can return to it again and again. What touched her most, and the women at the meeting, was the reality and power of this inner knowing.

The artist, Connie Butler said, “Did I tell you about the inspiration for the Benedictus Veritas? It is a pregnancy of inner greening, rebirth, renewal and ease from our collective sense of isolation.”

Recently I heard a woman’s vision that touched me with its directness. In the vision a woman rose out of the sea and said, “Women are to meditate on the color green.”

So I come back to this greening, and how we are each drawn to living this love, this devotion.

Benedictas Veritas
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12 years ago

thank you anne…this is so wonderful to hear!

12 years ago

The varied color and shapes of green in these lovely dreams speak to me very profoundly. I hear the feminine affirming her role as co-creator. I feel the feminine being called to reclaim her sacred role in the cycle of life. We give birth, nurture and heal, and by being present to death we witness rebirth. We are being called now in our dreams to come forward. Together we open ourselves to this new energy, this greening, and witness rebirth for ourselves and for the earth. In acknowledging and honoring these dreams, we honor this sacred role of the feminine as co-creator.

12 years ago

Thank you so much Petra. The dream carries such a deep understanding of how women can work, how we can bring something into life. This is very powerful, and somehow also so simple.

12 years ago

Thank you Allie for sharing your dream. This is such a valuable insight, linking how we speak to our relationship to this sacred quality within. The first dream I ever had about the feminine way of relating to life also specifically directed my attention to speaking. I was told, “Do not speak badly about a single kernel.” The kernel, in the dream, was about human relationships.

12 years ago

Several months ago I had a dream in which women were weaving window treatments in earth tones, beige and brown and a beautiful shade of green. I was watching it all in awe for I was fascinated by the women’s work and felt very drawn to the colors. I was told that the green thread was very important.

12 years ago

I had a dream a few months ago about being in a store where all of the products were a very special shade of green, which pleased me because green is my favorite color.

12 years ago

I just had a dream about green two nights ago….I was shown a lovely green color with a hint of blue in it. I was told it was a gift and that I needed to nurture it. One way to nurture this color is by being careful about how I speak.