Dear friends –
From the get-go I have been actively researching the many angles (angels) in my striving to apply Michaelic Thinking to connect the dots, as well as seeking to find the spirit behind this current world situation. Doing my daily meditations, the hygienic eurythmy, & aligning with the Festival energies, helps to keep me from falling into the rabbit-hole. I don’t always share everything, since I know what it’s like to feel overwhelmed or burnt out by the vastness of it all. But this morning, July 5th 2020, I awoke with a start, after a night of bombs bursting, under the lunar eclipse. Perhaps it is the Spirit of Columbia calling to be heard – & so it is that I will try to put into words what cries for utterance & understanding.
In a nut shell: These times are prompting humanity on a global scale to evaluate evidence & build discernment – to think, for & from our higher selves.
The adversarial beings on all sides, are working hard to place obstacles in the way of the individual’s ability to think – to evaluate conflicting information – to truly know, in freedom. This is an orchestrated suppression of the Consciousness Soul – which is meant to come in now, to provide an individual relationship to the truth, beyond sympathy & antipathy.
Everyone knows how easy it is to consider truth to be only what we prefer – determined thru our feelings, desires, our social conditioning, etc.
Only truth that has freed itself from the aftertaste of our selfish sympathies & antipathies, is enduring – This Eternal, Universal Truth, is real even if all personal feelings revolt against it. That part of the soul in which this truth lives is the Consciousness or Spiritual Soul. For this we strive. How do we develop it in freedom?
Another obstacle is the indiscriminate use of the label “conspiracy theory” used in reference to thinkers striving to do independent research, to think outside the box – thoughts not in accord with the mainstream narrative, which serve to strengthen a wave of suppression against independent thinking, & the development of the Consciousness Soul.
Where does this urge to silence critical thinking, inherent as a potential attitude in each of us, originate? And what causes governments, agencies, or media platforms, as well as people among us, to categorically dismiss, censer, & possibly penalize, any information or action, that thoughtfully challenges conventional medicine, lock-down policies, 5G, vaccines, etc?
We must take control of our ‘ship’ of thinking, & direct it thru the dual hazards of Scylla & Charybdis – One side of the narrow place representing self-satisfied, obedient faith in authority; & the other, an ungrounded, emotionally driven fantasy. (There is much practical advice for this task in Rudolf Steiner’s foundational book ‘Knowledge of the Higher Worlds’.)
Can we see the signs of the times, & recognize them as pointers from the past & harbingers to the future? We have seen the “medicalization” of society before – leading up to & thru out the Nazi era.
Institutional health measures become “equivalent to systematic health denial” & result in “disempowerment through experts,” & a “surveillance economy.”
As Anthroposophers we know that Ahriman is the spirit of deception; so it is especially important to actively look behind the outer appearances of world events in order to discern their true causes & motives – a task that Rudolf Steiner termed “historical symptomatology” –This, my friends, is the study of, & the preparation for, Ahriman’s incarnation.
To further add to the mind-fuck of this topsy-turvy confusion & dis-order, a few days ago I started seeing the above meme on FB.
At 1st glance I am attracted to what it says on the surface, I agree with it all; but then in looking more closely, it is revealed that her t-shirt has the # 45 & a small #2…
& it dawns on me that this is a message appealing to the far-right to re-elect trump (45) for a 2nd term!
I am thankful this outrageous meme knocked me over the head to help me wake up – To see that this narrative creates a reverse psychology – If trump says it, then it must be false.
This is a brilliant strategy ‘proving’ to those whose immediate sympathies push us to disagree with anything that trump says, to instead conform to the WHO / CDC / Big Pharma plot. (& to further complicate things, how do we find equanimity in a narrative that legally compels us to comply, or give away our personal freedoms?
Dear friends, please take the time to do your own research to get past the doctored Covid counts, the fear / shame based directives, & most of all, our own sympathies & antipathies, so that we might stand together, in the center, where Love is the only command.
These 3 highly respected resources hold power full perspectives:
August 8-18 ‘Classroom Alive’ Youth Open-Source Learning in Chicago
We’re starting up with Culture in our community – join young people here in Chicago for a 10 day walking journey – Classroom Alive Chicago!
Exploration & experiencial learning all over Chicagoland, starting at at Elderberries 3-Fold Bio-dynamic Outpost & Cultrual Hub 4251 N. Lincolon Ave. Chicago, IL. 60618
Details TBA #ClassroomAliveChicago2020
Thank you for forwarding this flier for any interested young people –
Co-sponsored in part by The Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Festival & Program Coordinator
August 20-23, 2020 Questions of Courage Youth Conference at Elderberries
Questions of Courage 2020 in Chicago – August 20-23 Elderberries Biodynamic Outpost and 3Fold Cultural Hub 4251 N. Lincolon Ave. Chicago, IL. 60618
August 20: Check-in, share conversation, build the ground for the journey together.
August 21-22: Travel to Wisconsin Move together towards the land, link up with Farmer John and Haidy Angelic Organics Biodynamic Farm, and also with Dana and Phil Burns at Healing Traditions and Alizur farm. Connect with the land, plants, animals, and one another, through creative explorations and “roughin’ it” type amendments. Sleep under the stars or indoors.
August 23: Return to Chicago Enter back into the metropolitan context, into the social questions of urban life, and close the gathering together at Elderberries, setting the ground for future work out of questions of courage that are present.
Other locations and collaborators are currently in dialogue, and will be updated here.
The gathering is essentially about stepping into the living natural element, step by step, making an integral connection, with one another, ourselves, and the elements that support us here on the Earth…”
Thank you Elderberries for giving us an anchor to build our heartland gathering around!
August 27-30, HOW WE WILL 2020
At Elderberries 3-fold Bio-Dynamic Outpost
Details TBA Co-sponsored in part by The Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago -Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Festival & Program Coordinator