Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Companion Soul Exercises, Morning and Evening

Rudolf Steiner



MORNING


Picture a white cross

with the words


   In the godhood of the world



Add to this, over the crossbeam, three red roses

with the words

   I will find myself




Then add four red roses under the crossbeam

with the words

   I rest therein



Then add a green background

with the words

   the godliness of the soul shines out
   in pure love for every being



then add a purple framing,

its outer edge fading into indistinctness,

with the words

   the godhood of the world gleams out
   in pure rays of light.





(With the words "godliness" and "godhood" we picture the inner and outer CHR power.)




Then, maintaining inner tranquility, remain in expectancy without external impressions and memories. The revelations which the soul is to receive will arise when the time is ripe.




EVENING


Picture the setting sun in white light,

as though the power of the CHR rays out of this light

accompanied by the words

   In pure rays of light
   gleams out the godhood of the world



Then let the image of the sun grow yellow-red,

as if the love of the CHR is gleaming out in the redness,

with the words

   In pure love for every being
   shines out the godliness of the soul



Then transform the image of the sun into green,

allowing four red roses to appear upon its lower half,

with the words

   I rest in the godhood of the world



Then three red roses in its upper half,

with the words

   I will find myself



Then a black cross on the green background

with the words

   In the godhood of the world



Then fall asleep in the mood engendered by these phrases.








Related post: http://martyrion.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-godhood-of-world.html
Source: Rudolf Steiner, Soul Exercises, pp. 116-117