Mechthild of Magdeburg Mystical Quotes

Man and Woman Praying

Here below are some lovely quotes and poetry by the graceful Christian mystic Mechthild of Magdeburg, accompanied with several images and paintings in the video.

“I cannot dance, O Lord, unless You lead me.”

“Lord, you are my lover,
My longing, My flowing stream,
My sun, And I am your reflection.
The day of my spiritual awakening
was the day I saw and knew I saw
all things in God and God in all things.”

“I cannot dance, Lord,
unless you lead me.
If you want me to leap with abandon,
You must intone the song.
Then I shall leap into love,
From love into knowledge,
From knowledge into enjoyment,
And from enjoyment
beyond all human sensations.
There I want to remain,
yet want also to circle higher still.”

“The Holy Spirit is
our Harpist;
all strings which are
touched in Love,
must sound. “

“A fish cannot drown in water,
A bird does not fall in air.
In the fire of creation,
gold does not vanish,
the fire brightens.
Each creature God made
must live in its own true nature,
how could I resist my nature,
that lives for oneness with God?”

“There is nothing so wise,
nor so holy, nor so beautiful,
nor so strong, nor so perfect
as love.”

“I who am Divine am truly in you.
I can never be sundered from you:
However far we be parted,
never can we be separated.
I am in you and you are in Me.
We could not be any closer.
We two are fused into one,
poured into a single mould.
Thus, unwearied,
we shall remain
forever.”




“Do not fear your death.
For when that moment arrives,I will draw my breath
and your soul will come to Me
like a needle to a magnet.”

♡★♡ Source of the Quotes (affiliate) ♡★♡
The Flowing Light of the Godhead

Paintings & Images
“Sun” from Pixabay
“Dorothea and Francesca” by Cecilia Beaux (1898)
“La Ghirlandata” by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1873)
“The Bonfire” by Sophie Gengembre Anderson (1903)
“Milky Way” from Pixabay
“Milky Way” from Pixabay
“The Angelus” by Jean-François Millet (1859)

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