Rudolf Steiner Archive 

Calendar of the Soul

ST. JOHN'S TIDE

Northern Hemisphere
Week 12

The radiant beauty of the world
Compels my inmost soul to free
God-given powers of my nature
That they may soar into the cosmos,
To take wing from myself
And trustingly to seek myself
In cosmic light and cosmic warmth.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 38

The spirit child within my soul
I feel freed of enchantment.
In heart-high gladness has
The holy cosmic Word engendered
The heavenly fruit of hope,
Which grows rejoicing into worlds afar
Out of my being's godly roots.

—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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