The last book in the Bible, The Revelation of John, reveals many secrets about human development. If we apply the principles given to us by Rudolf Steiner it will give us a great insight into who we are and what our purpose is.
The first angel blew his trumpet, and there followed hail and fire, mixed with blood, which fell on the earth; and a third of the earth was burnt up, and a third of the trees were burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. Rev 8:7
“The first angel’s trumpet calls us to pay attention to a series of events. Hail and fire, mixed with blood was cast into (not fell on) the earth, in other words, was cast into our body. Fire and ice, extremes of heat and cold mixed with the warmth of blood; these three are cast into us and we must create the right rhythm between them. If we don’t we will probably experience discomfort.
We must never underestimate the response from the spiritual worlds when we commit to our spiritual development. We cannot resume our regular, comfortable way of life, not even for a second. Perhaps these trumpeting angels deliver a shock each time we repeat an unconscious action. So when we repeat old patterns of behavior the trumpet blasts within us giving us the choice to take the necessary action. This would not invoke feelings of self-pity but rather an objective self-evaluation. We are assisted to see our personality more clearly and we become more forgiving of ourselves and resist blaming others for bringing out the worst in us. These are often the very situations that give us a greater degree of self-awareness, they are a gift.
This self-awareness is awareness of our ‘I’, our Higher Self. When we start to experience the strength of our ‘I’ then we must stand in it. We can’t stand in it sometimes and then exclude it at other times. It doesn’t work that way. Once we commence the work of consciously connecting with our ‘I’ it is a commitment for all eternity. That is the example of the Lamb.” Kristina Kaine, The Virgin and the Harlot available on Amazon The Virgin and Harlot, an interpretation of the Book of Revelation