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A Quote by Rudolf Steiner on rudolf steiner, anthroposophy, autumn, michael, michaelmas, earth, nature spirits, nature, meditation, biodynamics, and biodynamic gardening

Meditative Thoughts for Autumn

“It is true that spring is fair, and it is a fine capacity of the human soul to perceive the beauty of the spring, the growing, sprouting, burgeoning life. But to be able to perceive also when the leaves fade and take on their fall coloring, when the animals creep away — to be able to feel how in the sensible which is dying away, the gleaming, shining, soul-spiritual element arises — to be able to perceive how with the yellowing of the leaves there is a descent of the springing and sprouting life, but how the sensible becomes yellow in order that the spiritual can live in the yellowing as such — to be able to perceive how in the falling of the leaves the ascent of the spirit takes place, how the spiritual is the counter-manifestation of the fading sense-perceptible; this should as a perceptive feeling for the spirit — ensoul the human being in autumn! Then he would prepare himself in the right way precisely for Christmastide.”

Rudolf Steiner

Source: The Cycle of the Year as Breathing-Process of the Earth, Lecture 3

Contributed by: ChristyK

A Quote by Rudolf Steiner on autumn, earth festivals, earth, michaelmas, nature spirits, spiritual awakening, anthroposophy, and biodynamics

People must learn once more to “think” the spiritual “together with” the course of nature. It is not admissible today for a person merely to indulge in esoteric speculations; it is necessary today to be able once again to do the esoteric. But people will be able to do this only when they can conceive their thoughts so concretely, so livingly that they don't withdraw from everything that is going on around them when they think, but rather that they think with the course of events: “think together with” the fading of the leaves, with the ripening of the fruits, in a Michaelic way, just as at Easter one knows how to think with the sprouting, springing, blossoming plants and flowers.

Rudolf Steiner

Source: The Cycle of the Year as Breathing-Process of the Earth

Contributed by: ChristyK

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