Owning up – a Lenten-Tide confession:
In a study yesterday, I was triggered by a Steiner quote that speaks about how it is impossible to live into the words of Paul “Not I, but Christ in me” if we are coming from what he calls an ‘egotistically religious’ motivation. This really hit me hard. I see this as a core cause behind what has become a deep wound.
Over the years I have championed an initiative whose ideals live strongly in me, but despite my hard work & dedication, I see that my motivations were selfish. I wanted something back. I wanted to belong. I wanted to have friends. I longed to be included. I wanted to be part of the team, to be seen as valued asset. I deeply desired to co-create.
I hoped that they would be excited about supporting my offerings as well, being part of my initiatives. I hoped that they would join the study groups. I envisioned hanging out, having check-ins, brainstorming & sharing experiences, personal stories & biography, talking about everything.
Gosh, I guess I wanted them to think I was cool; someone they respected, consulted for wisdom & insights. And more than anything, I wanted them to love me – for who I am.
Yep, years of giving support on every level, even when the majority was pushing against it, given freely, but always in the back of my mind with a hope that it would be returned. Now that I have let myself see this clearly, I understand why it has never come to be, that actually the opposite is true, instead of drawing them to me, I repel them away with my desire, my neediness. Dear ones, please forgive me.
I see that to live into “Not I, but Christ in me” – to express Anthroposophia in wholeness – I must be held to a higher standard. I must learn to put my own longings aside to truly serve – to really love unconditionally, without hope of return.
Help me Angel, assist me Sophia, comfort me Mother Mary, as I strive.
13 March 2021 – “Speaking with the Stars”: Before dawn today Bella Luna goes into her New Moon phase behind the veil.
~Rumi quote for today:
“Love is the way
messengers from the mystery
tell us things.
Love is the mother
We are her children.
She shines inside us,
visible-invisible, as we trust or lose trust,
or feel it start to grow again.”
We are looking forward to seeing you at
The Anthroposophical Café!
Speaker: Hazel Archer-Ginsberg
When: Friday, March 19, 2021 at 5 pm (PT) 7 pm (MT) 8 pm (CT) 9 pm (ET)
Where: Zoom (code coming soon)
Holding the Chalice of Balance with Archangel Raphael – An exploration of the Vernal Equinox with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg*
At the time of the Spring Equinox, Raphael, Archangel of the East & the Element of Air, is active as the great Cosmic Physician. The Easter-Tide works on us thru the spiritual healing of inspiration, when we can open to the crowning of all truths found in the healing breath of humankind. In the Spring, the Easter event is recalled in many cultures & although the Mystery of Golgotha entered into the evolution of the Earth as a once-and-for-all event, it is renewed in us each year.
*Hazel Archer-Ginsberg – Founder of Reverse Ritual: Understanding Anthroposophy through the Rhythms of the Year & the ‘I Think Speech’ Podcast. Trans-denominational Minister, Essayist, Lecturer, Poet, Anthroposopher – working as the Festivals Coordinator of the Chicago Rudolf Steiner Branch, & the Central Regional Council of the Anthroposophical Society. Past Video Recordings
The 8-Fold Path to the Easter Elementals
Holy Week 2021 (March 28 – April 4): Starting on Palm Sunday then thru-out Holy Week including Easter Morning, we will meet every day on Zoom at 10:10 am (Central Time) to create together a Thought-Seed Egregore based on the Herbert Hahn Verse
“When I think light, my soul shines,
When my soul shines, the earth is a star,
When the earth is a star, then I am, a true human being”
& then we will take turns sharing the indications for that day from Rudolf Steiner / The Buddha’s 8 –fold Path, known as the ‘Weekday Exercises’ (let me know if you would like to lead one of the days? (5 min) Holy Week chart
Resolves or ‘RIGHT JUDGMENT.’ having been formed independently of sympathies and antipathies.
Talking – ‘RIGHT WORD.’
External actions- ‘RIGHT DEED.’
The ordering of life. – ‘RIGHT STANDPOINT.’
Human Endeavour. – ‘TO LET ALL THE EXERCISES BECOME A HABIT.’
The endeavor to learn as much as possible from life. – ‘RIGHT MEMORY.’ (Remembering what has been learned from experiences).
To pay attention to one’s ideas. – ‘RIGHT OPINION.’
The octave of the New Sun
To turn one’s gaze inwards –
Whoever is holding the leading thoughts for that day will tie it into some 5-10 min. artistic exercise based on the indications
Group sharing (5 min)
We close with the ‘reversed’ Hahn verse.
I am a True Human Being
For the Earth is a Star
The Earth is a Star
When I Think Light
When I think Light
My Soul Shines
*Dear friends, please join the call at 10:05 am to get settled in so we can begin the Thought-Seed promptly at 10:10 am
Topic: The 8-Fold Path thru Holy Week 2021
Time: Starting on Palm Sunday Mar 28 – thru Easter Morning, 2021 10:10 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Every day, 8 occurrence(s)
Mar 28, 2021 10:10 AM
Mar 29, 2021 10:10 AM
Mar 30, 2021 10:10 AM
Mar 31, 2021 10:10 AM
Apr 1, 2021 10:10 AM
Apr 2, 2021 10:10 AM
Apr 3, 2021 10:10 AM
Apr 4, 2021 10:10 AM
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Easter Sunday – 4 April 2021, in person at the Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago & online 2 pm – 4 pm Central Time.
Group Eurythmy with Mary Ruud
Dottie Zold – On the Buddha’s 8-Fold Path
Keynote with Ines Katharina (Bee Keeper, Founder of the Biodynamic Emerald Honeybee Sanctuary, Waldorf Teacher) Ines will connect the Easter Thought with the Elemental Beings & the flight of the Queen Bee.
We close with Singing ‘ & Eurythmy
Potluck Social Time in the Schreinerei – Please bring food & drink to share
$10 Suggested Donation (can’t make it? or joining us online? please consider supporting this event, Thank you)
Hazel Archer is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Easter Festival for the Elementals
Time: Apr 4, 2021 02:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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