June 4th, 2016
Tonight’s New Moon (10pm) is a powerful lunation as it forms a mutable Grand Cross with Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune & the Nodes.
1647 – Deathday of Canonicus, Grand Chief Sachem of the Narragansett Indian Tribe at the time of the Pilgrims landing in Plymouth.
1896 – Henry Ford completes the Ford Quadricycle, his first gasoline-powered automobile, & gives it a successful test run
1913 – Emily Davison, a suffragette protesting for women’s rights is trampled by King George V’s horse.
1919 – Women’s rights: The U.S. Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guarantees suffrage to women, & sends it to the U.S. states for ratification.
1939 – The Holocaust: The MS St. Louis, a ship carrying 963 Jewish refugees, is denied permission to land in Florida, after already being turned away from Cuba. Forced to return to Europe, its passengers later die in Nazi concentration camps.
1942 – World War II: The Battle of Midway begins.
1975 – The Governor of California Jerry Brown signs the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act into law, the first law in the U.S. giving farmworkers collective bargaining rights
1989 – The Tiananmen Square protests are violently ended in Beijing by the People’s Liberation Army, with at least 241 dead.
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From light & to light
My hands grasp the ring of colors
The gold beak of dawn
The blue eyes of day
The deep red blood of dusk
Myself, thought & bone
To carry light
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In thinking about: “The Working of the Spirit” by Michael Burton & Marke Levene. Part 10 (program for the Chicago reading)
How can we see that the antipathies we feel towards others are really a karmic clue, a charge that can spark change? How can we meet each other “I” to “I”, each of us carrying our own unique aspect of spirit that informs our communal task?
Our own gifts balanced by a purposeful striving to understand & love whatever the other brings, opens us to inspiration from spirit.
When the ‘new spirit-economy group,’ thru their mutual pondering, come to the idea that instead of bemoaning the pain caused by pushing up against their antagonists, they could start having compassion for them, endeavoring to see things thru their eyes (“I”’s) then everything changes. The spiritual world opens & a mighty shift occurs. Hilary says: “ Why don’t we start by having empathy for Trautman! His powerful will-forces are needed on the earth! What he has done is deeply painful to each of us, but isn’t he actually helping us to make contact with the deeper parts of ourselves? He’s not our enemy, even though he seems to act like one.”
How can we see our nemesis as our greatest initiator?
Whether we are awake to it or not, we as anthroposophers are called to hold each other, to carry each soul within our karmic groupings, to foster & forgive each other, realizing that everything that happens with us effects what happens in world events.
Are we willing to sacrifice what seems dearest to us, to trust that if we let something die, it will be reborn, refreshed, renewed – ready for the future we can then create? –To let go & let come – To take our powerlessness & turn it into power thru purposeful intention – Creating community on new soul-foundations of love – “A will to do the good. A will that is love”.
Can we awaken to the tidings of the spiritual world resounding in the ethers of the 2nd coming of the Being of Love? Maria asks: “Is this the event whose light casts ever deeper shadows? How can we strengthen ourselves now that we can anchor it?” The answer comes from Theodora working in the spiritual world: “The consecration of the human will must be regained”. We must tear down the old structures of society & build a new foundation, on the stone of love.
We must not sleep thru this opportunity. In resistance to the might of this love & understanding fierce darkness arises. These trails can awaken us, if we do not fear & fall into despair.
So, how can we transform spiritual imaginations into actual realities of what we can do…?
Blessings and Peace ~Hazel Archer Ginsberg