Calendar of the Soul

[August 13, 2017 - August 19, 2017]
Eighteenth Week

  Can I expand my soul
  That it unites itself
  With cosmic Word received as seed?
  I sense that I must find the strength
  To fashion worthily my soul
  As fitting raiment for the spirit.

English translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

  Kann ich die Seele weiten,
  Dass sie sich selbst verbindet
  Empfangnem Welten-Keimesworte?
  Ich ahne, dass ich Kraft muss finden,
  Die Seele würdig zu gestalten,
  Zum Geistes-Kleide sich zu bilden.

The Year Participated translation
by Owen Barfield

  Can I so stretch my soul,
  now that it has conceived,
  so that it be all one,
  one with the Word of Worlds,
  one with the germ received?
  A hint comes: you must find the strength
  to fashion a soul fit
  to be the outward garment of the Spirit.

(provided with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Press)