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Rudolf Steiner Archive

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere
Week 35

Can I know life's reality
So that it's found again
Within my soul's creative urge?
I feel that I am granted power
To make my self, as humble part,
At home within the cosmic self.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 9

When I forget the narrow will of self,
The cosmic warmth that heralds summer's glory
Fills all my soul and spirit;
To lose myself in light
Is the command of spirit vision
And intuition tells me strongly:
O lose yourself to find yourself.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Esoteric Lessons I
GA 266

Number 45

Berlin, 3-3-'09

Nothing is given to a pupil as something finished, but the teacher leaves it up to him to do something with it. Everything is like a seed that's placed into the pupil's soul so that it can unfold its activity there. Development is placed in the pupil's own hand The impulse is given into the I, and the I must develop it out of its own power that should be kindled inwardly. There are facts about the spiritual world. Let the pupil kindle feelings about them himself; and may his soul blossom thereby, just as a flower comes forth from a seed. Let this pupil hold this thought fast in his soul: May the I's freedom and independence always be preserved. And looking up to Christ, let there always stand in our soul: Christ is the archetype of the I, let my I strive to become a copy of this archetype. And “I am” is the only right name for this archetype; we can never speak of “He.”

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