Divine Definitions: (1) The perfect interassociation of parts; (2) Able to be put back together again; complete; (3) Seeing the actual way everything should work together; fitting; (4) Retaining the best of the past, nurturing the best of the present, and laying the ground for the best of the future; (5) Insuring the coming together of all to form a cohesive, single Reality

Human Definition: (1) formed, coordinated, or blended into a functioning or unified whole; united; (2) complete, intact, or pure <the integration of a pristine soul>; (3) able to see how things or people fit together in the most harmonious way

Derivation: Latin, “intact”

• When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it is tied to everything else in the universe. — John Muir (1838-1914) Scottish-born American Naturalist
• At the end of the day, you are solely responsible for your success and your failure. And the sooner you realize that, you accept that, and integrate that into your work ethic, you will start being successful. — Edward Estlin [e. e.] Cummings (1894-1962) American Poet

Symbols: 1) a necklace; 2) a sheaf; 3) interlocking fingers

Divine Definitions: (1) Completely honest and thoroughly proper; (2) The model of a morally upright nature; honorable; reputable; (3) Worthy of the utmost respect; scrupulously principled; (4) Very believable; sincere

Comment: When God decides to integrate things, meanings, values, and persons; He does so with a willingness to preserve the best of the individual pieces. This simple preservation of the actuals approach we would expect even from an efficient mechanistic universe.
     He is too generous to limit his actions to the minimum. He also lets bloom the potentials latent within each thing or being. We experience this blossoming coming to fruition with a cooperative cross-pollination — human and divine. As a result, He is completing us, not with simple addition but with an exponentially creative expansion: a new reality we call the soul.
     He has designed the infinite to impinge upon the finite. We see the effect of the infinite interacting with the finite in many ways, particularly with values. But let’s take an example from chemistry: add two hydrogen atoms to one oxygen atom and you get something more and very different from what could ever have been expected — water. This is the superadditive effect mentioned in “Harmony” definition number four.

Human Definitions: (1) the quality of being of sound moral principle; uprightness of character; incorruptible; (2) honest and sincere in a professional, intellectual, or artistic endeavor; reputable; (3) integration of self; maintenance of identity; (4) holding steadfastly true to one’s identity-conferring commitments; scrupulously principled; (5) standing up for one’s best judgment with proper respect for the judgment of others

Compatible Qualities: complete, firm

• If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters. — Alan Kooi Simpson (1931-) American politician [Wyoming Representative]
• Having a superpower has nothing to do with the ability to fly or jump, or superhuman strength. The truest superpowers are the ones we all possess: willpower, integrity, and most importantly, courage. —  Jason Reynolds (1983-) American author & poet

Observation: A person who has grit, meaning “plucky, spirited, courageous, and resolute” may also be considered to be held in the grip of integrity.

Suggestion: Trust the higher self to do what is right instead of manipulating the ego self to live up to your expectation.

Symbols: 1) a rock or stone; 2) the Lovers (tarot)