The Foundation Stone Meditation – Rudolf Steiner

Courtesy Rudolf Steiner Archive – Published in the Nachrichtenblatt.
Translator, Daisy Aldan in collaboration with Ingeborg Maresca.

Human Soul!
You live within the limbs,
Which bear you through the world of space
Into the Spirit-Ocean-Being:
Live remembering Spirit
In soul-depths,
Where in majestic sway
Of World-Creator-Being
Your own I
In God’s I
Is begotten:
And you will live truly
In the Being of the Human World.

For there reigns the Father-Spirit of Heights
In World-depths, creating life.
You Spirits of Force
Let from the heights resound
What in the depths an echo finds;
This speaks:
Of the Divine is Mankind born.
This hear the Spiritual Beings in East, West, North, South:
May human beings hear it!

Human Soul!
You live in the heart-lung throbbing,
Which guides you through the time-rhythm
Into the feeling of your own soul’s being:
Live meditating on Spirit
In soul equanimity,
Where the surging
World-evolving acts
Your own I With cosmic I
Unite;
And you will feel truly
In Human-Soul-Creating.

For there reigns the Christ will in the earth-sphere
In Cosmic rhythm gracing souls.
You Light-Spirits
Let from the East ignite
What through the West takes form:
This speaks:
In the Christ, death becomes life.
This hear the Spiritual Beings in East, West, North, South:
May human beings hear it.

Human Soul!
You live in the reposing head
Which out of eternal springs
Unfolds for you Cosmic thoughts:
Live with Spirit-Vision
In thought’s tranquillity,
Where the eternal goals of Gods
Grant
Cosmic-Beings’-Light
To your own I
For free willing;
And you will think truly
Out of founts of Human-Spirit.

For there reign the Spirit-Cosmic-Thoughts
In the World-Being, Light imploring.
You Soul-Spirits
Let from the depths be prayed for
What from the heights is granted:
This speaks:
In the Spirit’s Cosmic Thoughts
The soul awakens.
This hear the Spiritual Beings in East, West, North, South:
May human beings hear it.

At time’s turning point
The Cosmic Spirit-Light entered
Into earthly life-stream.
Night-darkness
Had ended reign.
Day-bright Light
Rayed within human souls.
Light
Which warms
The simple shepherd-hearts,
Light
Which enlightens
The wise heads of Kings.
Godly Light
Christ-Sun
Warm
Our hearts
Enlighten
Our heads
That good may become
What we
From hearts found
What we
From heads
Direct with single will.

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