She Lives! Wisdom’s Works of Expanding Spiritual Experience

She Lives! Sophia Wisdom is working with us to transform our world. She expands our spiritual experience as we co-create with Her a world of love, joy, peace, and equality.

Sophia Wisdom reveals that we are all Divine. Jesus, Sophia incarnate, said that we are “all gods” (John 10:34). All people of all genders, races, and religions are Divine. The incarnation does not refer only to Jesus. Jesus-Sophia teaches the incarnational truth that all people are Divine. If everyone truly believed what Jesus-Sophia said about the Divinity of all people, would females suffer abuse, violence, exploitation, exclusion, and discrimination around the world? If everyone believed that all people are Divine, would there be wars, domestic violence, gun violence, and other forms of violence and abuse? When we believe ourselves and all people to be Divine, we affirm the infinite value of all people and expand our spirituality to embrace our amazing creativity.

Incarnational theology includes all of creation. The incarnation reveals that the Divine is here with us in human flesh and in all of created “matter.” Divinity lives throughout the created world. The Ignatian spirituality of the Jesuits encourages finding the Divine “in all things.” St. Hildegard of Bingen and Mechtild of Magdeburg, medieval mystics and church mothers, also taught the inter-relationship of the Divine and all creation, the Divine in all beings and all beings in the Divine. We all come from Divine Darkness—the darkness of the womb, the darkness of the earth. We are interconnected in the Divine Womb of the universe. If everyone believed that Divinity is in all creation, would the earth suffer exploitation and abuse? When we believe that the Divine lives in all beings, we experience the sacred value of all and join in caring for all creation.

Dr. Kelley Haynes-Mendez

Dr. Kelley Haynes-Mendez’s poem “Reverence” is an eloquent expression of her expansive spiritual experience of the Divine in all. Kelley says this poem was inspired by a New Wineskins Community ritual focused on Epiphany (“manifestation of Divinity”).


I have always been a child of the night,
Peering into starry skies
With peace and imagination.
A moonchild walking, not blindly,
In the dark.
Unafraid, I walked the catacombs
Of winding spirals and mazes
Hand in hand with darkness,
and did not turn to stone.
As day breaks and my adulthood
sears the dawn,
Bringing hopes and dreams
(and adult responsibility things)
I see the colors of the morning sky
And feel the rain like small velvety petals.
I find puddles amazing,
And blossoming roses majestic.
I am inspired by the frolic of the bluejay. 
I bow to their highness
In Reverence
and with the next step,
I am dancing in rainbows.

© 2015 Kelley Haynes-Mendez

Dr. Kelley Haynes-Mendez is a professor and psychologist who resides in Dallas, Texas. She has broad interests, including the impact of diversity and cultural issues on individuals and relationships. In her travels, she has visited Cape Town, South Africa where she served as a summer guest lecturer. She is married to a wonderful partner, and her favorite past-times include reading and vegetable gardening. She is also a proud member of the Lake Highlands Community Garden in Dallas, Texas.


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