“We should be grateful to people if they treat us badly, because then we can exercise our tolerating forces. We should try to love these people anyway, and we’ll then notice that this is the right thing to do”. ~Rudolf Steiner – GA 266 – From the Contents of Esoteric Classes – Part II – Munich, 10 January 1912
Ok, yes, I am trying. I am striving to put the good Dr.’s advice to work in my life. Love is a verb, a force in motion, not a noun-a static place. Love is a daily practice.
I agree with Goethe: ‘The Time is at hand’ to give a big thank you kiss to all the people & things that I have labeled obstacles, which over time have become little voices in my head. I can start with the crabby, reactive naysayer that’s forever on the lookout for insults to my dignity, however tiny or unintentional. O & the worry-wart that wakes me up in the middle of the night to pester me with fears & doubts. Grrr…that monkey mind constantly churning is so annoying – & Gosh that bully who always says it’s hopeless, needs another hug. And the scared little girl who holds resentment like a security blanket, wants another cookie.
Can I Love all the little voices in my head? Not just the still, small voice that’s always ready to provide encouragement & deep research questions that lead me to find a treasure trove of more questions & even a few inspirations & revelations. Yes! I can celebrate the voices in all their variable vitality, their persistence, their attentiveness, like an alarm clock warning: WAKE UP! I have to remember that I am lucky to have such a zealous group of advisors & karmic helpers. And then ultimately I must stand in Christic balance with the Representative of Humanity as the middle pillar, which is the path of love.
And today during the morning 10:10 Thought-Seed, I was thinking of this quote:
“We may picture to ourselves that by uniting in brotherliness in working groups, something hovers invisibly over our work, something like the child of the forces of the Spirit Self” ~Rudolf Steiner, 15 June 1915.
Then right after, A.A. Milne kids’ story ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ practically landed on my head as I was walking past a bookshelf. I opened it to read: “Piglet was so excited at the idea of being useful that he forgot to be frightened any more…”
So I am taking that little voice, in all it’s synchronistic forms, & making it my prescription for how to evade the worrisome illusions that are nipping at us all right now.
Remember friend, we have a job to do – an engaging & important labor of love, so don’t forget to invite yourself to attend to our 10:10 calling. We need to heed – to be heard.
P.S. Here’s what Rumi advises: “Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder.”
& Meet me there. ~hag
16 November 2020 – “Speaking with the Stars”: As the world is forced yet again to new lockdown restrictions we need face-time with the stars more than ever. The Leonid meteor shower presents an opportunity to participate in a cosmic conversation with Comets emanating from the heart of the Lion.
Wed. 2 December 2020 – 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm CT The Karma Project
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Manifestations of Karma Study Group
December 2, 2020 – 7:15 pm Central (8:15 pm Eastern)
“… We have now learned that it is possible to seek out accidents or other causes of illness due to karmic effects. In due course we will deal with the details of such processes, such as the way in which the forces in deeper levels of consciousness work within the human being, or to what extent our ordinary consciousness may avoid such accidents. We can understand that someone who goes to a place where he may succumb to an infection will have been driven there under the influence of a certain level of consciousness; in like manner we must be able to understand how it is that human beings take certain measures to render such infections less and less effective; in other words, that through our ordinary consciousness we are able to avert certain consequences by means of hygiene.“
~Rudolf Steiner, Manifestations of Karma, Chapter 6, “Karma in Relation to Accidents”, Hamburg, 21 May, 1910 … focus of the December 2 meeting.
The lecture can be found online at the RS Archive (eLib) by clicking this link: https://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/GA120/English/RSP1984/19100521p01.html
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This collection of lectures has been republished by Rudolf Steiner Press under the title: “Manifestations of Karma.” This book is a translation from German of Die Offenbarung des Karma (Ga 120), published in English by Rudolf Steiner Press in 1996.
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Holy Nights 2020-21 “A Rose By Any Other Name” The many faces of The Sophia
24 December 2020 – 5 January 2021 (with NYE as the Hidden Holy Night)
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International online gathering on the Theme of the Divine Feminine.
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Our Annual Conscious NYE gathering 8 pm 1 am
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Epiphany 6 January 2021 What Joan of Arc Calls for Today 7 pm – 9 pm CT
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Today on the Birthday of Joan of Arc we will explore ‘The Destinies of Individuals and of Nations, Lecture 5, The Nature of the Christ Impulse and the Michaelic Sprit Serving It by Rudolf Steiner with Leading Thoughts by Hazel Archer-Ginsberg
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