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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.

Esoteric Lessons III
GA 266

Meditations

* P. 14: Meditations that Rudolf Steiner gave in English (CW 267): Evening retrospect, then:

Try, thou my soul
To penetrate into thy depths;
In thy depths acts creatively
The world spirit's life-force,
The world spirit's wisdom-light,
The world spirit's willpower;
I belong to this all.

Then 5 minutes expectant quiet.

Morning:

Thou, symbol of activity, Symbol 2
Thy seven shining rose-stars
On the black wood of the cross
Shape seven rays of spiritual activity
In the dark entity of the world
In the depths of my soul
In this quiet feeling.

Then quiet expectation.

Wed. evening & Sat. morning:

  1. Look back at the previous days.
    1. Concentrate on the point ¼ in. in between the eyebrows
      I am
    2. Concentrate on the throat
      It thinks
    3. Concentrate on heart, arms and fingers
      She feels
    4. Concentrate on the shape of the whole physical body
      He Wills

(That is, “It” is the universal thinking that should live impersonally in our words; “She” is the world soul, i.e. we should feel impersonally like the world soul does; “He” is God, in whose will we place our whole existence)

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