Tuesday, December 27, 2016

May what has been endure what is to come! — the mood of Capricorn

"Our task is to harvest from the mortal world fruits for the immortal."  — Rudolf Steiner

Hebrews 12:26–29

... now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. 
And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. 
Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: 
For our God is a consuming fire.

The Mood of Capricorn

May what is coming, rest on what has been.
May what has been, surmise what is to come,
For a vigorous present existence.
Through inward life-withstanding
May world-beings' guard grow strong,
May life's working might blossom forth,
May what has been endure what is to come!

Das Künftige ruhe auf Vergangenem.
Vergangenes erfühle Künftiges
Zu kräftigem Gegenwartsein.
Im inneren Lebenswiderstand
Erstarke die Weltenwesenwacht,
Erblühe die Lebenswirkensmacht.
Vergangenes ertrage Künftiges!

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