"We have gleaned our strength from the largesse and warmth of summer. Now as the year wanes, our souls expand. We are becoming the warmth of the summer for the autumn of Earth." Patsy Scala
This year I am following Rudolf Steiner's Calendar of the Soul. I've selected Patsy Scala's edition, with translations from Christopher Bamford. She has followed each weekly verse with a reflection and intention, and I can't say enough about how much much depth her words bring to each week's verse. I also like this edition for it's artwork, but the Scala's reflections are incredible and add so much to the experience.
I'm not an anthroposophist, although I read and take inspiration from it as we follow Waldorf education for our family. Most often I consider myself a "mystic atheist" and yet I am finding such incredible strength and inspiration from Steiner's weekly verses. Rudolf Steiner wrote these verses as a meditative tool to follow and find connections in the changing seasons of the year. It is guiding my days at home with the children, not exactly homeschooling (yet), but more an intentional "heart-warming" effort. Here is a taste;
"Penetrating to the depths of my being,
A yearning filled with prescience
Incites me, beholding myself, to find myself
As the gift of the summer Sun that,
Like a seed, heating up in this autumn mood,
Lives as my soul's powerful impulse."