Thoughts for Advent
Asleep is the soul of the Earth
In Summer’s heat,
While the Sun’s outward glory
Rays through the realms of space.
Awake is the Soul of Earth
In Winter’s cold,
While the Sun’s inmost Being
Lightens in Spirit.
Summer’s day of joy
For Earth is sleep.
Winter’s holy night
For Earth is day.
~ Rudolf Steiner
Rudolf Steiner relays a beautiful image of Advent. At this time of darkening days, there is an inner light in the depths of each Human Being’s and the Earth’s soul. The rising cold which marks the winter season is our invitation to look deeply within our own being and freely radiate warmth and light to all around us. With our dear partner Earth, we live through the season’s changes to bring renewal of life and beauty to all the magnificent kingdoms on Earth.
The gift of light we shall thankfully take
But it shall not be alone for our sake
The more we give light the one to the other
It grows and gives light and shines even farther
~Ashley du Pont
This article originally appeared in the December 2011 edition of the Garden Breeze Newsletter of the Waldorf School of Atlanta.