Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Week 27

When to my being's depths I penetrate,
There stirs expectant longing
That self-observing, I may find myself
As gift of summer sun, a seed
That warming lives in autumn mood
As germinating force of soul.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 1

When out of world-wide spaces
The sun speaks to the human mind,
And gladness from the depths of soul
Becomes, in seeing, one with light,
Then rising from the sheath of self,
Thoughts soar to distances of space
And dimly bind
The human being to the spirit's life.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Prayers for Mothers and Children

Morning Prayer

WHEN I look at the sun, then I think God's spirit,

When I move my hand, then lives in me God's soul,

When I take a step, then stirs in me God's will.

And when I behold a man, then God's soul lives in him.

And so too it lives in father and mother,

In animal and flower, in tree and stone.

Never can fear come near to me,

If I think — God's spirit;

If I live — God's soul;

If I bestir — God's will.

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