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Autumn Enriches

Posted by on Oct 15, 2017 in Soulful Sparks of Inspiration | 0 comments

Autumn Enriches

  I’ve come to view October as an indicator of what the upcoming year will bring. It’s about numerology: Add the digits of a number until you get only one digit, and then contemplate on its meaning. The months of January through September all already have only one digit. But October has two, 1 and 0, which add up to 1, same as January. I regard September as a good month to review what has transpired since the beginning of the year, and work on what still needs to be processed. October is time to tune into the hints of the new while...

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Going Deeper

Posted by on Oct 8, 2017 in Soulful Sparks of Inspiration | 0 comments

Going Deeper

  As autumn winds bring in colder weather, I long for summer’s light and warmth. Yet, as I look deeper, I realize that the brightness I seek is within me. No matter what time of the year or where I am, I can create a comfortable space for my Soul to thrive, nay, flourish. Yes, but, what do I actually need to do? You’ve probably noticed how each environment has its own peculiar vibe that either resonates with you, or it does not. You feel the sensations in your muscles: they tighten up, or they relax. A particular place may seem right for...

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Dispel Your Fears

Posted by on Sep 24, 2017 in Soulful Sparks of Inspiration | 0 comments

Dispel Your Fears

  I’m intrigued that Rudolf Steiner used the word “maternal” (mütterliches) in the verse marking the festival of Archangel Michael. This is the only time he uses this expression in his entire Calendar of the Soul. Why? He never wrote anything by accident, especially not in his verses. At Michaelmas, the Feast of Archangel Michael, celebrated on September 29, we’re encouraged to overcome inner fears (the Dragon) with the strength of our Light (the Spear). The imagery is always showing a male-looking angelic warrior standing on or...

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Beacon of Love

Posted by on Sep 17, 2017 in Soulful Sparks of Inspiration | 0 comments

Beacon of Love

  A Zen proverb advises: “Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.” Jack Kornfield chimes in: “Before ecstasy, do laundry. After ecstasy, do laundry.” Perhaps you’ve had a wonderful experience of oneness with the spiritual world. Most of us have had a moment of enlightenment. But that’s not enough. We need to maintain the flame alive moment after moment, day after day. It requires dedication, discipline, perseverance. It also demands resistance to the forces of darkness. Don’t give in to...

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Change

Posted by on Sep 10, 2017 in Soulful Sparks of Inspiration | 2 comments

Change

  The life on Earth is a constant dance between light and darkness, a perfect balance of in-breath and out-breath. We cannot hold our breath in for too long, nor can we keep pushing the air out all the time. Sometimes, the Sun shines bright for hours, and we forget that the night will come, that clouds will cover the blue sky. Yet, we need the rain to sustain life. At other times, a long, moonless night will linger and linger. Will the Sun ever rise again? Will its rays ever penetrate through the heavy grey clouds? Yes, the sky will cry...

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Transitions

Posted by on Sep 3, 2017 in Soulful Sparks of Inspiration | 0 comments

Transitions

  I always feel a perceptible shift in me at the beginning of September, regardless of my inner mood and outer circumstances. Perhaps this sensibility developed through my schooling. In Slovenia, where I grew up, the grade and high schools started on the first day of September. Yes, I enjoyed the summer vacation, but was looking forward to embark on the ship of new learning adventures in the company of my classmates. Enormous transitions on the Soul’s annual pilgrimage occur in September, especially in the temperate zones of the Northern...

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Transformation

Posted by on Aug 27, 2017 in Soulful Sparks of Inspiration | 0 comments

Transformation

  The Spirit seed within my heart—like a flickering candle light—is always humble, but powerful. True strength, true power is gentle, and immensely beautiful in its modesty. It’s not about some trick or technology, forcing seeds to ripen quickly and prematurely to gather profits. No. It’s about slow, steady journey, savoring each step, contemplating each experience. It’s about growing strong, yet, flexible roots deep into the rich soil of our inner world. Outer appearances disappear; masks fall away, shattered into thousand pieces. The...

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Expectations

Posted by on Aug 20, 2017 in Soulful Sparks of Inspiration | 0 comments

Expectations

  The heat of Summer eases our expansion into the high Spirit realms. The cold of Winter invites us to explore the inner fires of the Soul. And then it’s time to take action: Bringing Spirit impressions into the earthly life through thoughts that lead to deeds in Autumn; sharing Soul insights with the external world through heart-felt determination in Spring. In Autumn, we gather the harvest, the physical expression of the Soul’s abundance. We sow the seeds in Spring, the outer manifestation of the Spirit at work. The month before the...

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Soulful Sparks Guide 2016©Marta Stemberger

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