Things will get more intense while human beings fail to experience soul and spirit – in themselves and in the world. However we do this is up to us, but do it we must.
When we regard ourselves simply as physical beings, and this earth as dust, we are essentially committing the soul and spirit to suicide. We can do this in the smallest ways during the day when we give our body priority over our soul and spirit.
For instance, when we eat, do we think of all the forces of man and nature that made it possible for the food to be on our plate? Or are we grateful to all those who deal with our waste?
Not being mindful of these things, closes us off to the soul and spirit of the earth and leaves us with feelings of fear and anxiety. The only resolution is to know that our spirit is eternal and the only way it can be damaged is if we ignore it. How do we ignore it? By not developing our soul faculties of thinking, feeling and will through which we can remain calm and relaxed in the face of any event.
“Whatever the next hour or day may bring, I cannot change it by fear or anxiety, for it is not yet known. I will therefore wait for it with complete inward restfulness, perfect tranquility of mind. Anyone who can meet the future in this calm, relaxed way, without impairing his active strength and energy, will be able to develop the powers of his soul freely and intensively. It is as if hindrance after hindrance falls away, as the soul comes to be more and more pervaded by this feeling of humbleness toward approaching events.” Rudolf Steiner
My book explains in very simple terms how to experience soul and spirit.
“We are at a crisis point in evolution, a pivotal time for humanity.
This book explains that we are beings of body, soul and spirit and that, for too long, knowledge of our soul and spirit has been ignored. Do we have a complete picture of a car by describing its shell, its shape and colour, while ignoring the engine, mechanics and the driver? The truth is that our physical body without our soul and spirit is just an empty shell. There is a good case to make that, because we think of our total being as just a physical body, we are at such a crisis point.
It is like driving a car down a foggy road; the headlights of the car shine through the mist to illuminate everything. The strength of the light depends on the liveliness of our soul. This image demonstrates how our “I” works through our body and soul, using the faculties of feeling, thinking and willing to the extent that it can connect with our soul. There are moments when the lights shine brightly, the “I” has put them on high beam, and we see more than the fog that surrounds us. We have a wider view, one that places us in relation to the world. The “I” is driving the car (our body) and through the headlights (our soul) it can have a wider view. The reflected light assists us to see within the car as well. Take a moment to create this image in your mind and experience the interaction between your body, soul and “I”.” I Connecting by Kristina Kaine