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Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 36

Within my being's depths there speaks,
Intent on revelation,
The cosmic Word mysteriously:
Imbue your labor's aims
With my bright spirit light
To sacrifice yourself through me.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 10

To summer's radiant heights
The sun in shining majesty ascends;
It takes my human feeling
Into its own wide realms of space.
Within my inner being stirs
Presentiment which heralds dimly,
You shall in future know:
A godly being now has touched you.

—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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