Week 7 May 19-25 Calendar of the Soul by Rudolf Steiner in English, French, German

Namaste dear Well Wishers,

Welcome to Verse 7 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.

7. May 19-25 Calendar of the Soul

Artwork by Kristina Kiil

On Sunday, May 19th, we move to Verse 7 (Week of May 19th – 25th).  The verses were originally written in German by Rudolf Steiner, included here are translations into English and French.

7. Seventh Week after Easter
(May 19th – 25th)
My self is threatening to fly forth,
Lured strongly by the world’s enticing light.
Come forth, prophetic feeling,
Take up with strength your rightful task:
Replace in me the power of thought
Which in the senses’ glory
Would gladly lose itself.
(Translation: Pusch)

7. La Septième semaine: 19-25 mai
Mon soi menace de s’enfuir,
Par la lumière du monde attiré puissamment.
Parais alors, toi, mon pressentiment
Aussi fort qu’il est de ton droit,
Remplace en moi le pouvoir du penser,
Qui dans l’éclat des sens
Soi même veut se perdre.
(Traduction: Paccoud)

7. Woche:  19-25 Mai
Mein Selbst, es drohet zu entfliehen,
Vom Weltenlichte mächtig angezogen.
Nun trete du mein Ahnen
In deine Rechte kräftig ein,
Ersetye mir des Denkens Macht,
Das in der Sinne Schein
Sich selbst verlieren will.

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 8 (May 26th – June 1st) until then, be well.
Kindest regards,
Sri Devi

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About Sri Devi

Welcome to the Well Wishers Group Blog! Many interests and creative pursuits bring Kindness and Well Wishes to life through my Art, being a Waldorf Teacher, Vegetarian, Hatha Yoga Practitioner and Teacher, Reflexologist, Heart to Art Greeting Card Creator, New Moon Astrologist. I'm a seeker of peaceful and meaningful ways to connect with people, animals and nature, celebrating Beauty within and without. Best wishes always, all ways! Enjoy!
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