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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 3

On awakening in the morning and before any other impressions have gone through the soul one directs one's attention away from all sense impressions and memories of everyday life. One tries to free oneself from all worries, concerns, etc. Once one has produced this with stillness of the soul one lets

More radiant than the sun ... This Self am I

Live in the soul for 5 minutes. What follows in the next five minutes is:

Concentration on the point between and somewhat behind the eyebrows with meditation on: I am.

Concentration on the inside of the larynx and meditation on: It thinks.

Concentration on both arms and hands and meditation on: She feels.

The hands can be folded here or the right hand is folded over the left. After some time one feels as if the hands want to move apart on their own. But one must by no means produce this through self-deception.

Concentration on the body's whole surface and meditation on: He wills.

Then follows concentration on the pit of the stomach with meditation on: Divine Life.

All of this is followed by 5 minutes of reverential immersion in one's own divine ideal.

Evening retrospect as before.

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