Become the Seed

POD (Poem Of the day)

~My roots thickening
Tether me like a kite –
That I may Rise with the Sap.
In the Hexagonal Snow Swirl
Formula Becomes Motion.
Come sit with the Crescent Moon
Sharing the Sun Rise,
Together We Sing into the Seven Stars.
Beyond the false history of men
Beyond numbers & letters that bind them
I go Home where
My Thought Becomes Word, Becomes Memory, Becomes
The Seed that Becomes Me.

10:10 Testament: an affirmation from ‘The Influence of Spiritual Beings on the Human Being’ ~Rudolf Steiner, Lecture 2, January 27, 1908

“What has been achieved in a planetary existence and has become sun, ascends to “heavenly” existence and becomes zodiacal existence.

And having reached zodiacal existence, what does it do? It offers itself in sacrifice! Please take account of this particular word. The first dawn-condition of the Earth, ancient Saturn, arose in a mysterious way as the result of sacrifice on the part of the Zodiac. The forces which caused the first, rarefied Saturn-masses to gather together were those which streamed down from the Zodiac, producing on Saturn the first germinal inception of physical man. This continued without cessation. You must not picture it as happening only once. Fundamentally speaking, what is happening continuously is that within what we call a planetary system the forces which evolved to a higher stage after having themselves passed through a planetary system, are sacrificed.

Zoran Chikovik

We can say in effect: what is at first contained in a planetary system evolves to a “sun” existence, then to zodiacal existence and then has the power to be itself creative, to offer itself in sacrifice within a planetary existence.

The forces from the Zodiac “rain” down continuously into the planetary existence and continuously ascend again; for that which at one time became our Zodiac must gradually ascend again. The distribution of forces in our earth existence may be conceived as follows: — on the one side forces are descending from the Zodiac and, on the other, forces are ascending to the Zodiac. Such is the mysterious interplay between the Zodiac and our earth. Forces descend and forces ascend. This is the mysterious “heavenly ladder” upon which forces are descending and ascending. These forces are indicated in various ways in the different scriptures; you find them indicated, too, in Goethe’s Faust:

“What heavenly forces up and down are ranging, The golden vessels interchanging.”

As far as our human understanding goes, these forces began to descend during the Saturn-existence of our Earth and when the Earth-existence proper had reached its middle point, the stage had arrived when they gradually began again to ascend. We have now passed beyond the middle point of our evolution, which fell in the middle of the Atlantean epoch; and what human beings have lived through since then is a phase of existence beyond the middle point. In a certain sense, therefore, we may say that at the present time, more forces are ascending to the Zodiac than are descending from it…

In this way you will realize that there is interaction between everything in cosmic space, that everything in cosmic space is interconnected, inter-related. But it must never be forgotten that these operations and activities are going on all the time, that they are ever-present. At any given moment in our evolution we can therefore speak of forces which are going forth from man and forces which are coming in; forces are descending and forces are ascending. For all and each of these forces there comes, at some point, the moment when from being descending forces they are transformed into ascending forces. All forces which eventually become ascending forces are at first descending forces. They descend, so to say, as far as man. In man they acquire the power to ascend.” ~Rudolf Steiner

7 February 2022 – “Speaking with the Stars”:  Bella Luna barely half a day short of first quarter, shines high in the southwest this evening. Sirius the Dog Star blazes in the southeast after dinnertime, the brightest star of Canis Major.

Thomas Jackson

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day


1478- Thomas More, Chancellor of England, author of Utopia, was condemned to death for betraying ‘occult’ secrets. Rudolf Steiner speaks about this in ‘Things in Past and Present in the Spirit of Man’ Lecture VIII – THOMAS MORE’S “UTOPIA”, May 2nd, 1916 Dornach

1878 – The doctrine of papal infallibility was established during the pontificate of Pope Pius IX.

1966 – Death day of Leopold van der Pals was a Danish/Dutch Anthroposophical composer He was in close contact with authors, musicians, artists & poets his whole life. Among them were Rudolf Steiner, Andrei Belyj, Rainer Maria Rilke, Friedrich Lienhard, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Serge Koussevitzky & Alexander Scriabin. In 1907 he moved to Belin & met Rudolf Steiner, who made a great impression on him & introduced the idea of metamorphosis, derived from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. At the time, Berlin was a melting pot of musical development in the wake of the romantic era. Van der Pals experimented with new harmonic ideas & alternative cadenzas. He shaped his personal expression, a hybrid of different styles such as romanticism, impressionism, free tonality & inspiration from Russian & Nordic folklore. When his wife Marussja died in 1934. he withdrew himself to Ascona, Switzerland. Here Van der Pals wrote 80 poems to her memory; 45 of them were put to music. He then finally settled down in Dornach in Switzerland, where he lived during the remaining 31 years of his life.

7 thoughts on “Become the Seed

  1. Such a timely message you brought us from Steiner today, timely for me at least. Those forces ascending and descending, Jacob saw in a vision in sleep, in what would become Bethel – he referred to them as angels ascending and descending a ladder to heaven. 2,000 years later, Dante also had a vision of these forces ascending and descending, like bees: “But the others – who, even as they fly, behold and sing the glory of Him who stirs their love, and sing His goodness that raised them up so high, as a swarm of bees that in one instant plunge deep into blossoms and, the very next, go back to where their toil is turned into sweetness – these descended to the splendid flower, adorned with many petals, and then flew up to where their love forever dwells.” Paradisio 31: vs. 4-12.

    This seems especially pertinent, considering that Steiner refers to our chakras as “lotus flowers”. Our chakras have been compared to a planetary system, and so the statement from today’s lecture applies: ” Fundamentally speaking, what is happening continuously is that within what we call a planetary system the forces which evolved to a higher stage after having themselves passed through a planetary system, are sacrificed.” Alex Tuchman recently brought us a verse by Rainer Maria Rilke, part of which says “We are the bees of the invisible. We wildly collect the honey of the visible, to store it in the great golden hive of the invisible.” If this is the case, these honey-gathering experiences are our practice for ascension up the hierarchy? May we bring much sweetness to the golden hive.

    1. Yes these bee quotes are my fav. These intermediaries between the heavenly & earthly realms are emissaries of the Sun – The Sun that sacrifices it’s light – gives it freely – teaching us that this is also our highest future destiny

      1. Also this one from John, chapter one:

        Nathanael said to Him, “How do You know me?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” 49 Nathanael answered Him, “Rabbi, You are the Son of God; You are the King of Israel.” 50 Jesus answered and said to him, “Because I said to you that I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You will see greater things than these.” 51 And He said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see the heavens opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”

        1. That’s a rich thought. Someone needs to go to the Akashic records and tell us what Nathanael’s experience was like when he saw that; I’m not aware of any record of his experience, or of any record from Nathanael’s life after that declaration from Jesus.

          1. It is interesting that Nathanael is only identified by that name in John. In the other three gospels, he is named Bartholomew. Thus, Steiner indicates that he represents the Israeli folk; “an Israelite in whom there is no guile”. His meditation under the fig tree is a form of yoga practice learned from his previous incarnation. Christ wants Nathanael to know that just because he comes from Nazareth doesn’t mean he is no good. Yet, Nazareth is a strange place as chapter 4 of Luke tells. Why would the people in the synagogue there attempt to throw Jesus, the home town boy, off the brow of the hill upon which Nazareth had been built? Very strange. Needless to say, He never went back, and made Capernaum on the Sea of Galilee his new home.

            1. Maybe the synagogue in Nazareth was one of those considered the “synagogue of Satan”? Jesus wasn’t one to shy away from stirring up the “waters” by going right into so-called enemy territory. I wonder if Steiner said anything about this?

              1. Indeed true. This was a synagogue of Satan, and the people in Nazareth bowed down before Baal. You see, this was one of the 20 cities that King Solomon paid King Hiram of Tyre for building the Temple, which took seven years, and his own luxurious home, which took thirteen more years to build. Thus, Baal worship was transferred to these places, and Nazareth was one of them.

                Luke, chapter 4 indicates that Christ detects this fact by citing 1st and 2nd Kings in relevant places wherein baal worship leads to suffering, and when the faithful are saved.

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