I Think SpeechNov 17, 2023
Compost is Patient
Stepping into the Eclipse
Michaelmas as Moveable Feast
What was? What is? What will be?
World Turning 9/11
“For once, therefore, a man woke up and saw that what mattered was not to proclaim democracy but to see the full reality, not to follow slogans, but to see things as they are. This would be particularly important today, for people would then realize that the events which reign with such blood and terror over the whole of humanity are guided and directed from just a few centers. People will never realize this if they persist in the delusion that nation is fighting nation, and allow the European and American Press to lull them to sleep over the kinds of relations that are said to exist between nations.” ~Rudolf Steiner, Fall of the Spirits of Darkness, : Lecture 14: Into the Future, Dornach, 28 October 1917 https://reverseritual.com/world-turning-9-11/
“If the sheath-bearing Virgin, who draws near with golden rays of autumn sun, in the blue firmament, is to nourish you with what she provides, you must take up this food that is the Bread of Life in your innermost being.
That you can only do, when you develop not only your senses, but with them, open up the spirit of your soul to the world around you, & deepen in your heart the fruits of your life, that you gather, shape & organize. Only the right heartfelt tact gives you the possibility of recognizing the human being in others & of becoming aware of your own human nobility!” ~Rudolf Steiner
You are my Sunshine
The Eve of Summer Solstice
In Truth & Beauty I Stand – Athena Your Wisdom Lights My way
In Truth & Beauty I stand – Centered In Strength & Purpose
In Truth & Beauty I Stand – To Carry the Torch of Victory!
In Truth & Beauty I Stand – In-between Heaven & Earth I Am
In Truth & Beauty I Stand – Upright & Reverent I Wear the Crown
In Truth & Beauty I Stand – To Carry The Torch of Victory!
In Union Be
Let your union ripen
Let your union deepen
Through union we awaken
Through union we are brazen
In union we take action
In union our heart is open
What do you want to wed
What do you want to shed
What will you grow in your seedbed
What are your marriage vows
What are your not alloweds
What power will your wedding arouse
Greetings Friends – Are you feeling it too? Bella Luna shook my soul awake this morning at 3 am to remind me that TODAY is the Full BUDDHA Moon = Sun in Taurus, Moon in Scorpio.
To add to this potent energy, today is also a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse moving across Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica, & Indonesia – We won’t ‘see’ this cosmic & earthly event here in America, but we are all in its shadow – you can mark it in your day: Penumbral Eclipse begins at 10:14 am Central Time – Maximum Eclipse at 12:22 pm – Penumbral Eclipse ends at 2:31 pm.
Wesak, the major Buddhist festival of the year, celebrates the birth, enlightenment & death of the Buddha on one and the same day, when the Sun is in Taurus, & the Moon is in Scorpio.
This ‘Buddha Moon’ is a mystically auspicious time – it is considered to be the greatest moment of spiritual contact for the entire year. Great polarities are said to be synthesized & consequently united at this festival. Hope is revived in the world, & great seeds of beauty, truth, & goodness are planted within us — qualities needed for the unity of humankind.
Your Alchemical Wedding
Hands-on Faith’ –
‘Let all you do be done in the Wisdom of Love’
Greetings friends on this Holy Monday when we bansih the old Moon Clarvoyance & over turn the tables of the $ changers
Matthew: 15 On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple courts and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves, 16 and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts. 17 And as he taught them, he said, “Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’]? But you have made it ‘a den of thieves.’”
18 The chief priests and the teachers of the law heard this and began looking for a way to kill him, for they feared him, because the whole crowd was amazed at his teaching.
~hag, with gratitude for the indications from Mark 11: 12-25 & Christia
~Follow the Star~
To cap the Holy Nights, we gather to co-create an Epiphany
on the Birthday of Joan of Arc, recalling the gifts of the Magi, & the Baptism,
for an art-full community envisioning of the New Year 2023
a kernal for our 10:10 Thought-Seed Meditation
For background on the 10:10 listen to these podcasts:
Honoring the Cow
The prayer written by Nancy Poer which Gloria Decater reads before the 'Honoring the Cow' Ceremony held at the BD Michaelmas Conference every year.
Festival of Life Tour - The Final Chapter
The trial of the Rings
St. Michael & All the Heavenly Hosts
The Farmer's Hat
A healing story about change & transformation dedicated to Gloria & Stephen Decater
Festival of Life Tour (part 2) Live Power Farm
For all the cool pics & links to the various Biodynamic Farms go to the blog
Festival of Life Tour (Part 1) White Feather Ranch
For all the beautiful pics & links go to
Adapted from an Italian legend my Strega Nona used to tell
The vast & Holy Dark
4th Week of Advent
Ready or Not...
3rd Week of Advent
St. Lucy Bride
Pod (Poem Of the Day)
~Let us lift the clouds that guard the secret –
The miracle is happening
Let aspirations rise & speak:
The Peace of Wisdom is coming back
To give birth to Love
Again & yet again Sing Life
Stirring below the surface of skin,
Anoint the pain of mortality, the loss & suffering
The misunderstandings that prick
Consciousness & prod us toward truth…
Bless the body
Where Love in Wisdom is gathering…
What's Your Story?
I hear the word of the Sun
The Sting of Advent
Rudolf Steiner also describes this rebellion in Occult Science: An Outline & from another perspective in, The Spiritual Hierarchies and their Reflection in the Physical World: “Beings from the sphere of the Mights (Dynamis), to put it tritely, were detached; they were placed in the course of evolution so as to bring about obstacles instead of acting as progressive influences. We have come to know this as the War in Heaven….[later in Lemurian times]..The beings who stayed behind, whom we call Luciferic beings approached the human astral body –they were unable to reach the “I” – and injected into the astral body the results of the War in Heaven…humans now had been given the possibility of error and evil, but at the same time also received the capacity to rise above error and evil through their own strength…Thus we can see that only because the Dynamis were given adverse orders did humans receive the possibility of reaching their goal by means of their own powers, something that even the Seraphim cannot attain through their own endeavors. That is the crucial fact…Humans have to fulfill a completely new mission in the world, the mission we have just characterized, and descended into the earthly world in order to accomplish it. Christ came into the world as man’s free helper; not as a God working from above, but as the first-born among many.”
The Christian Community homily for this week speaks of this turbulent time: 1st Advent – Luke 21:25-36
“And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars; and upon the earth, the nations will be constricted with anxiety and doubt with the advent of these spiritual revelations, as before a roaring sea and waves. And men will lose their inner strength of soul out of fear and foreboding of what is coming over the living earth: for the dynamic powers of heaven will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud, in the sphere of life, with dynamic power and great radiant glory.
And when these things begin to happen, stand upright and lift up [raise] your soul to the spirit, for your deliverance draws near.
And he gave them a comparison, saying, ‘Observe [behold] the fig-tree and all the trees when they burst into leaf. Seeing this, you know yourselves that summer is near. So also when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near.
Amen, the truth I say to you: this present age of Man’s being shall not pass away until all has happened. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.Guard yourselves lest the perceptive power of your hearts be smothered by an excess of food and drink and by over-concern with the cares and worries of life, and the light of these spirit events break upon you suddenly like a snare…for it will come upon all who dwell upon the face of the whole earth. So be awake in the spirit at all times, praying, so that you may have the strength to live through all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man”.
Dear friends – There are so many ways to look at life; it can be super simple or profoundly complicated. Today I was thinking, that the way to thrive is by becoming a mix between a mish-mash & a medley – part hodgepodge & part amalgamation of all the finest virtues our collective experience has garnered.
The best elixir will result from embracing the simple AND the complicated, mixing several different potions derived from our highest intentions & letting it ferment into a potentized medicine, which will only work from the inside out.
Yes, our strongest impact, our true cure, will come from blending our most diverse effects together to create a freshly refined reality, where the human being is Holy.
When you think about it, the human being is a divine wonder. Our bodies, for one thing, are miraculous, able to adapt & recreate itself every 7 years. In fact it’s mind blowing to try to even contemplate the metabolic system. I marvel at the fact that the hydrochloric acid in our digestive system is so corrosive it can dissolve a nail. In other words, we contain within us the power to dematerialize solid metal.
Why is it so hard, then, for us to conceive of the possibility that we can vaporize a virus with our immaculately conceived immune systems, or stand up to those that would enslave us?
Friends, the power of the highest hierarchies live in our limbs, waiting for us to active them with our will to reclaim our divine birthright as spiritual beings.
What would it be like to imagine that all the fear & doubt & hatred designed to confuse us & make us forget who we really are, are really just rusty nails – & that we are dropping them into a vat of spiritually charged hydrochloric acid. Ha – if we come back every day & revisit this vision – we can watch the nails steadily dissolve. As they yield to our power, we tame & embrace their forces, extracting the iron to fortify our resolve for revolution.
What's on the table?
Yep, we need a holy day to remember to Give Thanks. Gratitude is more than just a hallmark catchphrase. It’s a way of life; an attitude, a habit that we have to train ourselves to practice so we can build up our appreciation like a muscle. And what I’m finding is that it may actually change the perception of my well-being.
Our family’s tradition is to go to China Town for our Thanksgiving meal, since I always make a big homemade feast for our daughter’s birthday earlier that same week. When our girl was younger we would invite her whole Waldorf class over for Sukkoth & that was our community Thanksgiving. This year we went to meet some old friends who have also taken up this tradition. On the way to the restaurant I tumbled off the curb & rolled my bad ankle – my foot is swollen to high heaven. I had to sit there on the ground for a bit with the dizzying pain like the wrath of shooting stars catching my breath…dang…What’s that all about…?
When I’m feeling overwhelmed by my various health issues, compounded by the current world situation with all the vicissitudes it has brought to our sense of reality, I have to just take a breath & thank my lucky stars that I can apply Spiritual Science to my heart-thinking. And I remember that this is the ultimate testing ground, where we all agreed to meet. Our ‘truth or dare’ stage where discernment, equanimity, love, reverence/wonder, hope, & the power of peace must come into play.
I know sometimes it feels like we are hell-bent on heading straight into the abyss – I often find myself staring straight into the dragon’s eye – & it’s all too easy to get freaked out & discouraged – to spiral into the negative, cynical scenarios.
Naming the shadow has its time & place, but if it pulls us too deep into discord or depression, this shrinks our heart-health, bringing more inflammation & a weaker immune system – eclipsing the veracity of our collective power which we can access with every positive, thanks-giving, visualization. So how can I turn this pain & forced slowdown into a gratitude moment…Well, I will have to work that thru won’t I…?
I have a chance to apply gratitude like medicine – a tonic & remedy for everything that ails me. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. An opportunity to let go of the personal pain to see it as a reflection of the pain of the world.
Together we set the table for a feast of healing.
See you there
A Star Among Stars
All is Golden
For Ultra-Violet Archer on your Golden Birthday 11/22/21
The sweet water rises from the tarn
A rainbow sluice under your boots
In the sunrise of your cove.
Honey crown tresses in the fierce wind tossed
As you step onto the platform
Music clicking on the claque track
Melody all around
Composed on the playground
Your throat open & ready to give back
Harmony your native stomping ground
No coulda, woulda, shoulda
No prophesy to fulfill
Just an answer to the echo
Of your name…
All is golden.
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One wields the Sun-sword of right thinking
The other fashions the sheath of our soul,
To show us to ourselves.
Together they battle the hardening in our perceptions or
Our evasion into illusion…
One is light
The other is color
When they hold hands,
Spirit & Soul are One in Wisdoms Love
So we can be
Upright between Heaven & Earth,
Together with Michael & Anthroposophia
We carry the Christ-Light
Of Spirit thru Soul
Into the dark halls of matter.
Dear friends, I am honored to tread the ever winding way with all of you. Together we hold the center, ring the bell, & step into halleluiah!
Dressed & Ready to Go
‘the macrocosmic Lord's Prayer’
The evil holds sway.
Witness of the ‘I’ severed
Selfhood guilt through others incurred
Experienced in the daily bread.
In which heaven's will is not being done,
For man deserted your kingdom,
And forgot your names,
O You fathers in the heavens.
In Grosse’s book he reports how Steiner spoke it at the laying of the Foundation Stone in the Dornach Hill on 20 September 1913. And it was during those Holy Nights that Steiner gave insights for the 1sttime about the Epic of Gilgamesh.
As on offset I also spoke The Lord's Prayer as Prayed by Rudolf Steiner:
Father, you who are, were and will be in our inmost being
May Your Name be glorified and praised in us
May Your Kingdom grow in our deeds and inmost lives
May we perform Your Will as You, Father, lay it down in our inmost being
You give us spiritual nourishment, the Bread of Life, super abundantly
In all the changing conditions of our lives.
Let our mercy toward others make up for the sins done to our being.
You do not allow the tempter to work in us beyond the capacity of our strength,
For no temptation can live in Your Being, Father,
And the tempter is only appearance and delusion
From which you lead us, Father, through the light of knowledge.
May Your power and glory work in us through all periods and ages of time.
The Lord’s Prayer translated from Aramaic
O cosmic Birther of all radiance and vibration.
Soften the ground of our being
and carve out a space within us where your Presence can abide.
Fill us with your creativity so that we may be empowered
to bear the fruit of your mission.
Let each of our actions bear fruit in accordance with our desire.
Endow us with the wisdom to produce and share
what each being needs to grow and flourish.
Untie the tangled threads of destiny that bind us,
as we release others from the entanglement of past mistakes.
Do not let us be seduced by that which would divert us from our true purpose, but illuminate the opportunities of the present moment.
For you are the ground and the fruitful vision,
the birth, power and fulfillment,
as all is gathered and made whole once again.