“I feel at last my life’s reality

Which, severed from the world’s existence,

Would in itself obliterate itself,

And building only on its own foundation,

Would in itself bring death upon itself.”

The Calendar of the Soul by Rudolf Steiner, translated from the German by Ruth and Hans Pusch

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This verse is all about grounding one’s reality into his or place within the world.  Steiner loves to talk about grounding — he writes all the time about how we are connected to the seasons and the rhythms of nature and the celestial bodies.

He also is very in tune with the need to be connected with the divine.  The divine spark of the spirit that each of us carries with us is truly the light upon our path.

Without it, our lives would not move forward in beauty and in truth.

The stronger we seek our connection . . .  the deeper we strive to initiate action, thought and word from that place of spirit that dwells within our soul . . . the more rich and rewarding our life experiences will be.

That is not to say that we can’t experience pleasure without a deep connection to Spirit.  Oh, we can.  And, many of us do.  But, as the Dalai Lama says (and I so love this), there is a difference between pleasure and happiness.

The road to happiness is longer sometimes, but it is so worth the journey.

Ground yourself in this world — find the tides and motions of the world moving within you just as your heart pumps.  Find metaphors in nature, in the stars, in the tides, in the animals that arrive on the scene.  Find deeper meanings in the cultural currents that adorn the newspapers and websites.

And, remember your spirit light — remember your higher consciousness, your inner wisdom.  Remember your path back home and your light will lead the way.

Blessings on your feet as they carry you along your path.

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