Besides having fun & raising money for APO, our Dance-a-thon was a vehicle to employ the artistic talents of the young people who shared their musical talents.
We also took the biodynamic prep stir outside the Rudolf Steiner Branch where we engaged passersby in education & conversation around this powerful practice, inviting them to put in a pinch of prep, take a turn stirring, or come in & join the dance party.
Many were moved to tears when we read out the poems from the prisoners. I look forward to reaching out to the new folks that expressed an enthusiastic interest in exploring more practical Anthroposophy in the future.
Afterward while cleaning up we had a deep conversation around how the current world crisis is a call to initiation. We got on to talking about the farm initiative with a gentleman who is asking the same questions we are around the social aspects of 3-folding & furthering sustainable biodynamics.
Good tired I took the experience into sleep & woke up after only a few hours on fire with these thoughts:
Ever virulent are the powers of light & darkness, around, within & between us. Which force am I feeding? Every kind, helpful, loving thought, feeling & action is a luminous reality, & every selfish intention fosters a baneful dark reality. Spiritual Science even says that the grey area – that place of ‘lukewarmness’ where we just go along, can be even worse, since it remains unconscious, making us into puppets.
It’s not as easy as pointing a finger at ‘evil people’ who rule us, the hard work is recognizing the fear based, seductive, evil thoughts which we harbor – this is what is pulling our strings. Through our own thoughts we are forming the visible & invisible worlds.
Also, our feeling life, if it is hyper self-involved, becomes tyrannical & unhealthy. We often experience feelings that take hold of us & lead us around without understanding them, this colors our ability to think, & influences our actions.
Can we truly employ discernment, learning to assess whose spirit-child our intentions, motivations & deeds are born from? In Goethe’s Faust Mephistopheles says ‘the little people never feel the devil, even when he has them by the collar’.
The good news is: Thru our thoughts we can bring seemingly invisible spiritual powers to life. It takes a strong will for self-knowledge to admit which motivation, which drive, is at the basis of our decision making – Or how pure the intention is that guides us.
To achieve Freedom in our soul forces of thinking, feeling & willing, we must ask questions. When we work to discern whether the consequences of our decisions will promote human sovereignty, it becomes easier to recognize whether the intentions & goals in question respect & promote human dignity, or not. Then it will also become transparent which spirit is served.
Today we are off to the Zinniker farm for our Michaelmas/Fall Prep day. What a blessing to be able to help create the alchemical magic that sustains this land which feeds my family & heals the planet.
Meeting the Dragon with our 4-Fold Being
Our Annual Michaelmas Festival
Leading thoughts with Rev Jeana Lee,
Collaborative sculptural creation, & transformation with Rev Victoria Capon.
(Bring your found objects to help build the dragon!)
September 28th, 2021
Potluck at 5:30 pm in the Branch Schreinerei –
Please bring a dish to share
Talk at 7pm in the Upper Room
Our inspiration can come to life through our collaboration
at the Rudolf Steiner Branch – 4249 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
REGISTRATION CLOSES OCTOBER 1ST
- 1st make sure you are registered at https://www.anthroposophy.org/fallconference and have indicated that you will be attending in person at the RSBranch Chicago.
- Then Register by October 1st with the Chicago Branch using PayPal (this requires that you have a PayPal account of your own).
- Register and write a check and it mail by October 1st to: Rudolf Steiner Branch, Attn: Jenny Doty 4249 N Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618
In order to know how much food to order REGISTRATION ENDS OCT. 1ST
Details for the in-person conference:
- $75 will cover the expenses for facilities, 3 lunches and 3 dinners, snacks, and printing.
You will enjoy a pre-AGM dinner on Thursday Oct. 7 Doors open at 5 pm.
Lunch and Dinner on Fri. and Sat.
and Lunch post-conference on Sunday.
As well as Snacks/Coffee-Tea during the breaks.
- $40 will cover only the bare expenses – no meals
- Be a Master Builder Patron for $100 or more, to help pay for the tech costs!
For those who are longing for a deep dive: The Applied Anthroposophy Course (AAC) brings transformative online content into the alchemy of individual and group inner work. The mission is to explore the urgent issues of our time through the lens of spiritual philosophy, awakening meaning, inner reflection, and outer action.
I will be facilitating one of the Chrysalis Groups: ‘The Cycle of the Year as a Path of Initiation into the New Mysteries’ –
The Royal Art of community awaits your participation.
See you there