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Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 42

In this the shrouding gloom of winter
The soul feels ardently impelled
To manifest its innate strength,
To guide itself to realms of darkness,
Anticipating thus
Through warmth of heart the sense-world's
revelation.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 16

To bear in inward keeping spirit bounty
Is stern command of my prophetic feeling,
That ripened gifts divine
Maturing in the depths of soul
To selfhood bring their fruits.

—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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