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

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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