The revelation of the senses!
I lose all urgency.
My thoughts become a dream,
a haze.
Yet in what the senses make appear,
a cosmic sense
draws near.

Verse 14 - Uriel’s week - Fourteenth week after Easter -  from The Calendar of the Soul by Rudolf Steiner.

Each week of the year has a different verse.  Each verse is meant to be meditated on and lived through for a week.

Take the verse and meditate on it, even if for just five minutes, each morning this week.

 I’ll be posting them here every week.

These versions aren’t direct translations, but rather my own versions based on a combination of the various English translations and my own understanding through meditation.

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Enwrapped in summer, my senses soar to new heights.
The light, the sounds, the feelings;
their outwardness guides me to my inward life.
Like a hand held up against the blue sky,
I see I am connected, but in a different world.
This feeling is the stirring of spiritual kinship.

Verse 13 - Thirteenth week after Easter -  from The Calendar of the Soul by Rudolf Steiner.

Each week of the year has a different verse.  Each verse is meant to be meditated on and lived through for a week.

Take the verse and meditate on it, even if for just five minutes, each morning this week.

 I’ll be posting them here every week.

These versions aren’t direct translations, but rather my own versions based on a combination of the various English translations and my own understanding through meditation.

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The light and beauty of the world
all around me!
It brings me trust
as I leave “me”
and seek myself
in the light and beauty of the cosmos.

Verse 12 - St. John’s Tide week - Twelfth week after Easter -  from The Calendar of the Soul by Rudolf Steiner.

Each week of the year has a different verse.  Each verse is meant to be meditated on and lived through for a week.

Take the verse and meditate on it, even if for just five minutes, each morning this week.

 I’ll be posting them here every week.

These versions aren’t direct translations, but rather my own versions based on a combination of the various English translations and my own understanding through meditation.

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Many of the modern evangelical theologians are no longer able to differentiate between the general concept of God and the concept of the Christ. To be unable to find the Christ in life is a different matter from being unable to find the Father God — You know that it is not here a matter of doubting the Divinity of the Christ. It is a matter of clear differentiation, in the sphere of the Divine, between the Father God and the Christ God.

Rudolf Steiner

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This is the hour of the Sun
when I work to match summer light with understanding.
When I surrender to the beauty all around
I can notice my self
become the I of the world.

Verse 11 - Eleventh week after Easter -  from The Calendar of the Soul by Rudolf Steiner.

Each week of the year has a different verse.  Each verse is meant to be meditated on and lived through for a week.

Take the verse and meditate on it, even if for just five minutes, each morning this week.

 I’ll be posting them here every week.

These versions aren’t direct translations, but rather my own versions based on a combination of the various English translations and my own understanding through meditation.

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You may preach as many sermons as you like, telling people they ought to love one another, but it is as if you were to preach to a stove.
However much you want to coax it, it will not warm the room; but if you put coal into it, it will, and you will not need to go on telling it that its duty is to warm the room.
You can preach to people forever about love, love, love, but that is just empty talk.

Rudolf Steiner - who was speaking here about cultivating “active idealism” - i.e. taking true interest in the souls of others.

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The shining Sun ascends
to its new height in the sky
and brings all my human feelings with it
expanding across the warmth of summer;
and in my being, I know
this sensation
is the attention of a god.

Verse 10 - Tenth week after Easter -  from The Calendar of the Soul by Rudolf Steiner.

Each week of the year has a different verse.  Each verse is meant to be meditated on and lived through for a week.

Take the verse and meditate on it, even if for just five minutes, each morning this week.

 I’ll be posting them here every week.

These versions aren’t direct translations, but rather my own versions based on a combination of the various English translations and my own understanding through meditation.

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As summer approaches
I make room where my own will was,
I feel the warmth of the world
and a voice welcomes me to this truth:
In the inner light of spirit
I lose myself to find myself

Verse 9 - Ninth week after Easter -  from The Calendar of the Soul by Rudolf Steiner.

Each week of the year has a different verse.  Each verse is meant to be meditated on and lived through for a week.

Take the verse and meditate on it, even if for just five minutes, each morning this week.

 I’ll be posting them here every week.

These versions aren’t direct translations, but rather my own versions based on a combination of the various English translations and my own understanding through meditation.

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‘Higher seeing’ does not make a person a ‘knower’ (or a ‘teacher’ or spiritual realms/truths) any more than healthy senses make a ‘scholar’ in the sense-perceptible reality.

Rudolf Steiner

Here referring to the fact that simply having visions, channeling voices, having spiritual impulses, etc are not enough to qualify someone as a spiritual teacher.  Instead, they are merely symptoms of having some spiritual sense or senses.

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My thinking seems dream-like compared
to the hard-edged sense world,
which grows heavier each day
in accordance with a universal plan.
But the holy and the spiritual
find light in my thinking,
and so the world of thought
which only seems dream-like
is now the home of the Divine.

Verse 7 - Seventh week after Easter -  from The Calendar of the Soul by Rudolf Steiner.

Each week of the year has a different verse.  Each verse is meant to be meditated on and lived through for a week.

Take the verse and meditate on it, even if for just five minutes, each morning this week.

 I’ll be posting them here every week.

These versions aren’t direct translations, but rather my own versions based on a combination of the various English translations and my own understanding through meditation.

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Everything cynical that is said about the life of the body occurs through the fact that those who say such things lack the experience of the soul permeating the body

Rudolf Steiner

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To my Intuitive Gesture,
to my Deepest Knowing,
I say come, assume your rights.
In place of thinking which loses itself
in the dazzling sense world,
my Intuition, my Deepest Knowing now stand.

- Verse 7 - Seventh week after Easter -  from The Calendar of the Soul by Rudolf Steiner.

Each week of the year has a different verse.  Each verse is meant to be meditated on and lived through for a week.

Take the verse and meditate on it, even if for just five minutes, each morning this week.

 I’ll be posting them here every week.

These versions aren’t direct translations, but rather my own versions based on a combination of the various English translations and my own understanding through meditation.

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Love starts when we push aside our ego and make room for someone else.

Rudolf Steiner

This is Steiner’s Sophia ethos - the divine feminine love, the Holy Ghost, the mother principle.

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Anyone who professes to have knowledge of the spirit and remains indifferent in his feeling and will has not been rightly affected by this knowledge.

Rudolf Steiner

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All exercises of consciousness…depend on our continually improving our relationship to distractions…

Distractions are never creative. They are all about ‘me’ in one way or another - what I already want or dread. They never really break new ground.

Michael Lipson - anthroposophical psychologist.  From his excellent book of inner development based on Rudolf Steiner’s soul exercises, Stairway of Surprise.

 

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