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: Kristina Kaine
Humanity lives on the threshold of the spiritual world. Some say that we have passed over it unconsciously. This means that we wield spiritual power without knowing it. Therefore there is an urgent call for human beings to become consciously aware that they are spiritual beings. We can only do this if we realise that our spiritual I-being is animating us, using us just as we use any instrument in this physical world. Just as we pick up a spoon and place food in our mouth, our I Am is placing us in situations with other people that will be food for its development.
When we get this, when we actually think the thoughts associated with this in the moments in our life when our karma is being played out, we have an I Am experience. We are in touch with who we really are and we observe what is before us with interest just as we would observe our dinner plate with interest. We can see all that we like and all that we dislike without bias.
This is when, through our own striving, we receive into ourselves the power of the blood of Christ, the Holy Grail. Our blood is the vehicle of our I Am and when we purify our blood of its lower desires and instincts we make it a fitting substance for our own I Am, then our blood becomes purer still so that it can become the blood of Christ. Are we up to the task? Kristina Kaine 2012
The Coronation of the Virgin Mary. Fra Angelico. 1434-1435.
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