A friend of Rosemary McMullen shared this from Marianne Williamson:
“I was watching a video the other day where a man was quoting Rudolf Steiner. Steiner was the first metaphysical writer I ever read and his ideas changed the course of my life.
The quote was something Steiner had said about how modern technology has made it “harder to be human.” I thought about that in terms of its profound contemporary relevance. It is harder to be human today. Everything from the food we eat to the air we breathe to electromagnetic waves to economic conditions to personal and political mean-spiritedness and prejudice – those things do make it harder to be human. Steiner was saying we must deepen our spiritual practice to compensate for the assault on our core humanity, and boy is that ever true.
But I also find, at a time when my practice of “A Course in Miracles” is deeper than it’s been in a while, that I experience a happiness that allows me to float above the rough terrain. The stress of this era makes our spiritual practice the most powerful tool for the reclamation of inner peace. In ACIM it says that the effects of love are maximal. God’s love isn’t limited by what a mess we have made of the world.
So there is an underground revolution going on these days, an army of radical lovers infusing society with a different kind of consciousness. You are quite probably one of them if you are even reading this. And we are everywhere. We work in every job and we live in every place. We come from all religions and no religion. We have heard the call to redeem the world for the sake of the human heart, and we are doing the best we can.
Everything we need will be given us. Everyone we need to meet we will meet. All support we need will be provided if we stay devoted to the task. That is my strongest, most firm belief, and also my experience. We are here for a mighty purpose and none of us is alone.
We need a quantum change and there IS a quantum change. It is us, when our hearts are open to love. It is us, when our hearts are open to forgiveness. It is us, when our hearts are open to peace. And we are everywhere.”
POD (Poem Of the Day)
~Even now in the long pause of possibility
Quiet beneath its feathers
There rises a wild honking
That awakens the will to love…
15 March 2021 – “Speaking with the Stars”: At new moon, Bella Luna passes between the Earth & Sun, making her invisible in our sky. As the moon waxes, going from New moon to Full moon, Bella Luna moves about 1/2 degree eastward of the Sun per hour, or 12 degrees per day. That’s why the waxing moon will become easier to see after its initial evening appearance.
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Blessings on this ‘Ides of March‘ which marked the Feast of the goddess of the New Year which was celebrated on this day in ancient Rome.
Of course we know it as the day in In 44 BC when Julius Caesar, dictator of Rome, is stabbed to death in the Roman Senate house by 60 conspirators led by Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus on March 15.
Caesar was elected pontifex maximus, or “high priest,” allegedly by heavy bribes. Among other achievements, Caesar conquered all of Gaul, made the first Roman inroads into Britain, and won devoted supporters in his legions. However, his successes also aroused Pompey’s jealousy, leading to the collapse of their political alliance.
The Roman Senate supported Pompey and asked Caesar to give up his army, which he refused to do. Caesar led his legions across the Rubicon River from Cisalpine Gaul to Italy, declaring war against Pompey and his forces.
He returned to Rome and was made dictator for life. As sole Roman ruler, Caesar launched ambitious programs of reform within the empire. The most lasting of these was his establishment of the Julian calendar, which, with the exception of a slight modification and adjustment in the 16th century, remains in use today. He also planned new imperial expansions in central Europe and to the east. In the midst of these vast designs, he was assassinated by a group of conspirators who believed that his death would lead to the restoration of the Roman Republic. However, the result of the “Ides of March” was to plunge Rome into a fresh round of civil wars, out of which Octavian, Caesar’s grand-nephew, would emerge as Augustus, the first Roman emperor, destroying the republic forever.
This Friday, March 19th at 6 pm PT, 7 pm MT, 8 pm CT, 9 pm ET
we will be speaking with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg
“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, provided by Raphael who is now in the etheric heights, waving a helix of shining vitality. Raphael uses the caduceus as a wand, to mingle air & fire, water & earth, transmuting them into healing forces; working & weaving in the cosmos, & entering into our conscious inspiration of light. Yes this is a goal of our human evolution, to be able to breathe light. Spiritual Science calls it ‘moral breathing’ – to ‘inhale evil & exhale the good’. Could the Corona crisis be calling us to this task? We have a powerful ally to assist us every year at this special time of balance.
Hazel Archer-Ginsberg– Founder of Reverse Ritual Understanding Anthroposophy through the Rhythms of the Year. Essayist, Lecturer, Poet, Trans-denominational Minister, Anthroposopher – working as the Festivals Coordinator of the Chicago Rudolf Steiner Branch, The Traveling Speakers Program, & the Central Regional Council of the Anthroposophical Society. Past Video Recordings
For more info. contact Front Range Anthroposophical Cafe – Tom Altgelt firstname.lastname@example.org
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
We close with singing ‘Now the green Blade Riseth’
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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