Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 34

In secret inwardly to feel
How all that I've preserved of old
Is quickened by new-risen sense of self:
This shall, awakening, pour forth cosmic forces
Into the outer actions of my life
And growing, mould me into true existence.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 8

The senses' might grows strong
United with the gods' creative work;
It presses down my power of thinking
Into a dreamlike dullness.
When godly being
Desires union with my soul,
Must human thinking
In quiet dream-life rest content.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Prayers for Mothers and Children

Spoken by the Mother for the Child

May light flow into thee, that can take hold of thee.

I follow its rays with the warmth of my love,

I think with the best glad thoughts of my thinking on the leaping of thy heart.

They are to strengthen thee, they are to bear thee up, they are to keep thee pure.

I would fain gather my glad thoughts into thy steps on the paths of life,

So they link themselves to thine own will of life

That this may find itself in strength in all the world ever more through its own self.

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