January 3-4 – Scorpio
The eleventh night: the struggle with the Guardian of the Threshold.
Mystery: building up the Grail Castle in ourselves. Confessing ourselves more and more in faithfulness to the highest!
Rudolf Steiner’s indications for the Holy Nights given to Herbert Hahn
Translation from German by Laura Zanutto 2015 and Mark Willan 2016
- Heilige Nacht
3./4. Januar – Skorpion
Die elfte Nacht: Der Kampf mit dem Hüter der Schwelle.
Mysterium: Die Gralsburg in uns aufbauen. Sich immer mehr in Treue zum höchsten bekennen! R. Steiner
Eleventh Contemplation by Kristina Kaine
Can we accept that Christ is a living force that is transforming our blood into his blood? What then is the difference between our blood and his blood? Blood is the physical expression of our I Am. It is our inner fire. As we know, fire can be both useful and harmful. Then we might ask how blood can be useful or harmful.
Through our blood we are connected to our family, our race and our nation. It was through the purification of the Jewish bloodline that Jesus could be born and become the first human to carry the Christ force within his body. Imagine the effect that this had on his blood. Then, on the cross, this blood poured out of him. He didn’t keep it confined to his race and his elite group. He poured it out and made it available to everyone. While blood is confined to a group we will be at war; when blood is shared freely we will be united through peace.
This means that we loosen our grip on our physical body and live more frequently in our etheric body. Our etheric body becomes lighter, more vibrant and spiritualised and our physical substance becomes less dense. In this way the Holy Grail is formed within our being; our blood becomes Christened. This is when we meet the Guardian of Threshold who tests us to see if we are ready to manage this transformation. How does he test us? By observing how well we combine our feeling, thinking and will as we look at the detail of all our past lives. We have to be able to bear this if we are to progress spiritually. We can only bear it if we experience the presence of the resurrected Christ flowing through our veins.