divine breath

divine breath (di·vīnˑ brethˑ),

n in Native American Medicine, the manifestation of the divine spirit in all living beings. Also called
life breath, ni, and
nilch'i.
References in classic literature ?
It was also the difference between living tissue of glowing loveliness with a divine breath, and a hard hollow figure of baked clay.
It was dust gathered in hands and a divine breath, according to scripture, that made a living soul.
Shade trees are a godsend during the thick days of summer, when a breeze is as revered as a divine breath.
In this ritual the women experienced transformation, purification, rebirth and reinvention of themselves: the exhalation of the pain converted into divine breath.
It was widely believed that the world was 6,000 years old (an error equivalent to believing that the distance from Britain to Iraq is shorter than a football pitch) and that the first members of our species were fashioned out of dirt and divine breath in a garden by the hand of an invisible God.
While traditional creation theologies have highlighted the creation of the world through the word of God, a pneumatological perspective notices both that the word of God is uttered through the divine breath and that the history of the world is blown or swept along by the presence and activity of the ruah Elohim.
From this first meeting grows an abiding friendship, and the enduring spirit of aloha runs throughout the recounting: "to be in the presence of divinity; or in the presence of (alo) the divine breath of life (HA).
Because human life originated with the union of divine breath and earthly substance, human life could not be defined without both.
This enigmatic and poetic composition conveys the central teachings of Kabbalah, including the balance between male and female energies, and how divine breath animates all that exists.
This fifth volume of the series concludes with a section of the Zohar called 'Sifra di-Tsni'uta' (The Book of Concealment), which provides a descriptive commentary on God's body, the relationship between male and female energies, and divine breath animating all life.
By linking life in the body to divine breath Paul aligns himself with a long biblical tradition that begins in Genesis.
The breath in such cases is that of a happy inspiration, the "correspondent breeze" that operates so frequently in Romantic poetry as a secular equivalent of the divine breath or spirit.