My Heart Radiates Love

The twelve Holy Nights from Christmas (December 25) to Epiphany (January 6) form a bridge between the old year and the new one. A slower pace during this time offers us a fresh opportunity each winter to experience the transition from a child-like sense of the “I”, full of awe, to a more mature “I”, embraced by wisdom, light, and warmth.

Through this journey inward we meet the core of who we are. The gaze into our microcosm leads to the opening where we can glimpse at the macrocosm of the heavens. In quiet contemplation, the speck of light within our individual Soul receives the nourishment from the spiritual warmth of the stars and the planets.

The cosmic dance inspires us to step into the world of matter, into the grind of the daily routines where we have a chance to share Love with each other.

During the cold months, the Soul ventures into the realm of feelings. We’re invited to explore our emotions, and work on issues they evoke. As humans, we can feel on two levels: the lower regions of our personality, and the upper regions of our Highest Self, or “Spirit I”, as I call it in the poem below. The earthly ego, driven by instincts and desires, tends to be preoccupied with emotions. Fears of all sorts, and the so-called seven “deadly sins”—pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth—arise from this place. Our Highest Self, enlightened by the Spirit Light, perceives feelings, and welcomes the seven Christian or heavenly virtues—prudence, justice, temperance, courage, faith, hope, charity—in their highest manifestation. I like to define feelings as purified emotions. We experience emotions at the crude stage of our human development, while feelings appear when we begin to refine our sensibilities. Tending the Spirit fire within purges the base impulses, often generated due to external stimuli, and transforms them into nourishing insights. This is a deep personal process, which can be quite challenging. Facing one’s own demons, fed by our fears, is far from comfortable. The information coming at us from outside, promising quick and polished solutions, is so alluring. Perhaps that’s why so many are seduced by flashy advertisements, boisterous commercials, smooth-surface objects. People are trying to silence their inner voice by too much action too soon. Beginning of January tends to turn into an anxious New Year resolution race. “You have to make it work this year, you looser,” screams the lower ego. So we start off with fragmented to-do lists, instead of the wholesome and soulful self-exploration process.

The verse for the Soulful Week 40 (see the image below) encourages us to purge the egoistic drives. Once we are free of lower desires, we are filled with pure Love to nurture ourselves and others. We rise above the cold of Winter into the warmth of the bright Sun within.

Only in the quiet of the Soul we can reach our heart to radiate pure Love. Only through the power of my “Spirit I”, which is my Highest Self, I can cleanse earthly illusions and delusions.

 

“May the Spirit power of the reborn Sun dissolve human illusions and delusions.” ~ Soulful Wizardess

 

Find the balance between your inner work and outer jobs. Review your schedule and make sure to include regular pockets of solitude. Just for you. The sacred meetings with your Soul. Yes, include some physical exercise, but not at the expense of your Soul time. Yes, do some meditation, but don’t exclude a more active contemplation. Yes, spend some quality time with friends and family, but don’t forget about the time alone.

We have to first wake up within and establish true connection with our inner radiance. Then we can take conscious care of our bodies with integrated movement practices and healthy eating habits. As we are awakening, we are becoming more and more aware of the forces that manipulate us for their own malign purposes. When we see through the shadows, we can transform them into Light. The more enlightened we become, the stronger networks of Light and Love we can create across the globe.

 

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As the days and weeks and months and seasons progress, we all need ongoing gentle nudges and kind words to keep our inner flame alive. The electronic edition of the Soulful Sparks weekly Calendar provides such nourishment. The weekly verses and images invite us to tune in with our individual Soul to contemplate where we are, and draw inspiration and encouragement to continue on the path of personal development. The weekly calendar pages offer information about the stars and the planets, reminding us to move in harmony with the Cosmos.

The year ahead forms a soft outline of a path, covered with virgin snow on a bright winter day. It’s up to us to embellish this gift from the Universe with our actions, streaming from our own free will. And let’s not forget that we are continually supported by spiritual beings of Light, Love, Life.

Sparkle your Soul’s annual journey through the seasons with Soulful Sparks of Inspiration. Place the weekly verse and image and calendar pages, available in high resolution PDF and JPG files, on your desktop, laptop, mobile devices, to sparkle at you where and when you need the soulful touch the most: in the land of daily weaving of life and work, amidst the constant balancing of social obligations and personal quality time.

 

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Contemplate this week’s image and verse:

 

My Heart Radiates Love

To read the Rudolf Steiner’s Verse 40 for this week, click here.


 

Over to you, dear Soulful Reader:

 

WHAT SHADOWS DO YOU NEED TO DISSOLVE TO RADIATE MORE LOVE?

 

I invite you to share your thoughts + impressions below.

 


 

Sparkle your Soul’s annual journey through the seasons with Soulful Sparks of Inspiration. Place the weekly verse and image and calendar pages, available in high resolution PDF and JPG files, on your desktop, laptop, mobile devices, to sparkle at you where and when you need the soulful touch the most: in the land of daily weaving of life and work, amidst the constant balancing of social obligations and personal quality time.

 

Soulful Sparks weekly eCalendar awaits you…

 


 

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