Namaste dear Well Wishers,
Welcome to Verse 5 of the Calendar of the Soul Verses by Rudolf Steiner.
Hope you and your loved ones are well and thriving
in your part of the world.
If this is your birthday verse this week Birthday Blessings to you!
Over the past months we have been spending time each week with one of the 52 verses from the Calendar of the Soul meditations written in 1912 by Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925). Now that we have reached the 52nd verse (after Easter) will have started from the 1st verse and are building towards Michaelmas.
On Sunday, May 5th, we move to Verse 5 (Week of May 5th – 11th). The verses were originally written in German by Rudolf Steiner, included here are translations into English and French.
5. Fifth Week after Easter
(May 5th – 11th)
Within the light that out of spirit depths
Weaves germinating power into space
And manifests the gods’ creative work:
Within its shine, the soul’s true being
Is widened into worldwide life
From narrow selfhood’s inner power.
5. La Cinquième semaine: 5-11 mai
Dans la lumièr’issue du profond de l’esprit
Qui fructueusement en tissant dans l’espace
Révèle ce que créent les Dieux :
Il apparaît que l’essence de l’âme
En elle s’élargit à l’être du cosmos
De l’intime pouvoir du soi tout limité.
5. Woche: 5-11 Mai
Im Lichte, das aus Geistestiefen
Im Raume fruchtbar webend
Der Götter Schaffen offenbart:
In ihm erscheint der Seele Wesen
Gerwietet zu dem Weltensein
Aus enger Selbstheit Innenmacht.
The Meditations invite us to develop a deeper understanding of the spiritual forces at work throughout the year.
For Rudolf Steiner the year begins with Easter so the verses are numbered 1 to 26 for the summer half of the year (Easter to Michaelmas) and verses 27 to 52 for the winter months (Michaelmas to Palm Sunday).
Next week we return with Verse 6 (May 12th – 18th) until then, be well.