in the Rhythm

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Lenten-Tide Day #4:

This morning I awoke with the thought that witnessing can be a rhythm to live into. The very last thing Christ Jesus said to his disciples was, “You will be my witnesses.” As the disciples also stated in Acts, “we must speak of what we have seen and heard.” We can be a witness too. We can share our stories & experiences, our thoughts & hopes.

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There is also the rhythm of Serving. The ‘Son of Man’ did not come to be served, but to serve.

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And of course the one that most folks know about, & where the biggest misnomers come in – Fasting. Instead of being purely materialistic around this willing sacrifice, how can we live into it with authentic spirit?

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Once we can truly let go of what does not serve, we can practice the rhythm of Gathering. We are not meant to be alone.  The first human beings were created on the 6th day: “So God created humankind in his own image; in his own image God created them” (Genesis 1:27) In light of the New Testament, this makes all the more sense, seeing how we are created in the image of a Triune God. At the core, divinity is relational. The same is true of us. I often speak about the New Mysteries taking place in the social realm.

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Moon inside the great circle of astars known as the Winter Circle on February 20, 21 and 22, 2021.

20 February 2021 – “Speaking with the Stars”: Mercury (occult Venus) will turn direct in sidereal Capricorn tonight. The planet of love’s message will be sandwiched between Jupiter & Saturn while trining the moon in Taurus. We’ve had this large stellium in Capricorn all month long – a bit by aggravated by Mars & Uranus. When the Mercury turns direct, the Sun will have left Capricorn for Aquarius. (Occult) Venus will be poised to follow the Sun by the end of the month. Mercury will leave Capricorn in March.

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY 

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World Day of Social Justice is an international day recognizing the need to promote social justice, which includes efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion, gender equality, unemployment, human rights, and social protections.

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1835 – The 1835 Concepción earthquake destroys Concepción, Chile.

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1846 – Polish insurgents lead an uprising in Kraków to incite a fight for national independence.

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1872 – The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens in New York City.

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1877 – Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake receives its premiere at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

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1933 – Adolf Hitler secretly meets with German industrialists to arrange for financing of the Nazi Party’s upcoming election campaign.

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1935 – Caroline Mikkelsen becomes the first woman to set foot in Antarctica.

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1943 – American movie studio executives agree to allow the Office of War Information to censor movies.

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POD

To remember
the other world
in this world
is to live in your
true inheritance.

~hag

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Weaving a non-gendered Feminist Reality with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg*

Friday 5 March 2021 – 6:30 am – 8 am Central Time as part of the The International Youth Initiative Program Initiative Forum

What are the qualities of the Divine Feminine? How can we use them to empower an innovative way of thinking, feeling & willing, to create a new world, where the human being is free?

Have paper & colored pencils at the ready for this hands-on workshop.

*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

 Other presenters include:
Oland Bishop, Helmy Abouleish
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While this wasn’t exactly what we first envisioned, moving online means
that this forum will be more accessible than perhaps ever before.
The program will be designed to accommodate people from different time zones
all over the globe, and we look forward to transcending restrictions and limitations by joining together in community with folks for whom travelling is not an option.

In addition to interactive workshops, lectures, open spaces, performances & more, there will be plenty of space within the program for fostering connection
and conversation. At the Initiative Forum, we hope you will laugh a lot
(wait till you see what our arts & culture team is cooking up!), listen deeply,
be truly heard, and experience the power of community,
which no distance can dull. We can’t wait to meet you!

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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

Palm SUNDAY
Resolves or ‘RIGHT JUDGMENT.’ having been formed independently of sympathies and antipathies.

Holy MONDAY
Talking – ‘RIGHT WORD.’

Holy TUESDAY
External actions- ‘RIGHT DEED.’

Holy WEDNESDAY
The ordering of life. – ‘RIGHT STANDPOINT.’

Maundy THURSDAY
Human Endeavour. – ‘TO LET ALL THE EXERCISES BECOME A HABIT.

Good FRIDAY
The endeavor to learn as much as possible from life. – ‘RIGHT MEMORY.’ (Remembering what has been learned from experiences).

Holy SATURDAY
To pay attention to one’s ideas. – ‘RIGHT OPINION.’

The octave of the New Sun
EASTER SUNDAY
To turn one’s gaze inwards –
RIGHT EXAMINATION.’

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

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

Hazel Archer – The octave of the New Sun

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.

Mary Ruud will give us a performance of ‘Rock Spring Wonder’

We close with singing ‘Now the green Blade Riseth’

Potluck Social Time in the Schreinerei – Please bring food & drink to share

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3 thoughts on “in the Rhythm

  1. Hazel, you have mentioned how God created humankind on the 6th day; it is important to distinguish two features of this creation: 1) Image; and, 2) Likeness.
    From Genesis 1:

    26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

    […]

    31 God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

    Then, the second chapter of Genesis begins:

    Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts. 2 By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.
    4 This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made earth and heaven. 5 Now no shrub of the field was yet in the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the Lord God had not sent rain upon the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground.

    Now, it seems clear here that we are looking at two Gods working in relation to both Image and Likeness in bringing about the human race on earth. With the second god, The Lord God, it seems to be a much more complex process involving the Likeness formation. This would eventually require the separation of the androgynous Human, made in God’s Image, into distinctly Male and Female forms. This is owing to the work of the Lord God. Thus, two Gods are involved in Genesis, and Moses knew this.

    It makes me think of the opening words of the Gospel of John, “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was a God”.

      1. It can be shown that the first seven days of creation are the work of the Father God; the Most High. Thus, Pisces thru Virgo. This is the Creation in the Mind of God. It establishes Man as Lord of the Earth, which is the Geocentric model of the solar system (Ptolemy).

        Then, the Octave resounds a second ‘Do’ with the Lord God (Jahve). This can be looked upon as an 8th day of creation. Adam is formed from the dust of the ground and the breathe of life given, and becomes a living soul. This occurs in the sign of Leo. Then, the four Rivers are described, which signifies Cancer. In Gemini, we have the very first twins, Adam and Eve. This takes us to chapter 3 which covers the temptation (Taurus), and the expulsion (Aries).

        Thus, the first evolutionary cycle from Pisces through Aries is covered in the first three chapters of Genesis. The second cycle begins in chapter five with the generations of Adam and Eve, and this runs all the way through the remaining chapters of the Old Testament and the New Testament.

        The Book of Revelation is of the future. We are now 608 years into the third evolutionary cycle, which began in 1413, when the Sun passed from Aries to the first point of the vernal equinox in the sign/constellation of Pisces.

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