Namaste dear Well Wishers,
Hope everyone is experiencing a fine transition to the new school year – Parents, Students, Teachers and Staff alike! Here’s a sweet photo that was forwarded to me today:
Over the summer I had plenty of time for reading, not with an enchanted elephant but in the company of our cherished cat! My author of choice was Rudolf Steiner.
Over the coming weeks on the Well Wishers Group blog we will be sharing some of the information found in Rudolf Steiner’s and Christopher Bamford’s book called Start Now! A Book of Soul and Spiritual Exercises.
As described on Amazon, the book Start Now! is an inspiring guide to the practical aspects of Anthroposophy. It offers the most extensive collection available of Steiner’s spiritual instructions and practices, including meditation instructions; mantric verses; daily, weekly, and monthly practices for developing one’s soul qualities; karmic exercises and meditations for working with the dead, with the angelic hierarchies, and with our guardian angels.
Would you like to join me for a weekly practice designed to develop one’s soul qualities through Rudolf Steiner’s Exercises for the Days of the Week?
In Rudolf Steiner’s words translated into English, he states:
We usually perform certain soul processes without care or attention.
There are eight of these to which we must now begin to give close attention to and care for:
- Thinking (Right Thinking) – Saturday
- Judging (Right Judgement) – Sunday
- Speaking (Right Word) – Monday
- Doing (Right Deed) – Tuesday
- Organizing (Right Standpoint) – Wednesday
- Caring (Right Striving) – Thursday
- Remembering (Right Memory) – Friday
- Examining (Right Meditation) – Summary
Rudolf Steiner suggests that it is best undertaking only one process or exercise at a time, so starting with the first exercise Saturday: Right Thinking for one or two weeks and then the next one and so on until beginning again.
The 8th Exercise Right Meditation is recommended as a daily practice, it helps us, Steiner explains: “to gradually attain true self-knowledge as well as monitor our progress.”
After we have gone through the whole sequence of exercises in this way, we are then to practice the sequence, beginning with Saturday for about five minutes on a daily and weekly basis.
Here are the points outlined for Saturday: Right Thinking. Over the next week, you could join me with keeping these recommendations, literally, in mind!
Next Sunday, we’ll be back with the guidelines for Sunday: Right Judgement.
Hope you have a wonderful week in your part of the world.
Feel free to let us know if you are joining in on the “Right Thinking” too.
Blessings on all you do!