Everything in life bears consequences

Everything in life bears consequences. If a person makes a mistake or tells a lie, even if he is not aware of it with his ordinary consciousness, then it is still present in the subconscious, where it works as a destructive force, not only for the individual concerned but also for the development of the whole of mankind. Similarly, if a person binds him or herself to the forces of truth, it works as a life-giving power for all of humanity and the development of the world.

Source (German): Rudolf Steiner – GA 127 – Die Mission der neuen Geistesoffenbarung – Heidenheim, November 30, 1911 (page 238)

Translated by Nesta Carsten-Krüger

Previously posted on August 23, 2017

A clairvoyant must be resilient

A person must be able to endure what he clairvoyantly observes and this encompasses such strength of character as but few can imagine. For example: If you are not clairvoyant and tell a lie, it is wrong. However, if you lie when you are clairvoyant you will see the lie becoming visible and what that means on the astral plane. Then you will understand why it is said: to tell a lie is murder. It is like this – suppose you have seen an event, you have formed an idea of what has occurred but what you subsequently tell about this event is incorrect, made up or untrue or something to that effect. Then there will emanate from this event the reality of what has occurred while from you there will stream the incorrect account – this results in a collision and it causes a terrible explosion; and every time you do this, you attach a horrific creature to your karma, where you will not be liberated from, until you have corrected the lie you have told.

Source (German): Rudolf Steiner – GA 98 – Natur- und Geistwesen – Ihr Wirken in unserer sichtbaren Welt – Vienna, November 5, 1907 (page 25)

Translated by Nesta Carsten-Krüger

Previously posted on October 15, 2016

The story of the stork … not so strange

One of the consequences of materialism is that human beings become prematurely old. Thirty years ago, for example, children looked quite different; there are children today of ten or twelve years of age who give the impression almost of senility. Human beings have become so precocious, especially the grown-ups. They maintain that lies such as that of babies being brought by the stork should not be told to children, that children should be enlightened on such matters. But this enlightenment itself is really a lie. Those who come after us will know that the souls of our children hover down as bird-like spirit forms from the higher worlds. To have an imaginative conception of many things still beyond our comprehension is of very great importance. As regards the fact in question it might be possible to find a better imaginative picture than the story of the stork. What matters is that spiritual forces operate between the child and his parents or teachers, a kind of secret magnetism must be there. We must ourselves believe in any imaginative picture we give to the children.

Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 130 – Esoteric Christianity and the Mission of Christian Rosenkreutz – Lecture 2 – Cassel, 29th January 1912

Translated by Pauline Wehrle

Previously posted on March 11, 2015

Everything in life bears consequences

Everything in life bears consequences. If a person makes a mistake or tells a lie, even if he is not aware of it with his ordinary consciousness, then it is still present in the subconscious, where it works as a destructive force, not only for the individual concerned but also for the development of the whole of mankind. Similarly, if a person binds him or herself to the forces of truth, it works as a life-giving power for all of humanity and the development of the world.

Source (German): Rudolf Steiner – GA 127 – Die Mission der neuen Geistesoffenbarung – Heidenheim, November 30, 1911 (page 238)

Translated by Nesta Carsten-Krüger

Previously posted on July 13, 2016

A clairvoyant must be resilient

A person must be able to endure what he clairvoyantly observes and this encompasses such strength of character as but few can imagine. For example: If you are not clairvoyant and tell a lie, it is wrong. However, if you lie when you are clairvoyant you will see the lie becoming visible and what that means on the astral plane. Then you will understand why it is said: to tell a lie is murder. It is like this – suppose you have seen an event, you have formed an idea of what has occurred but what you subsequently tell about this event is incorrect, made up or untrue or something to that effect. Then there will emanate from this event the reality of what has occurred while from you there will stream the incorrect account – this results in a collision and it causes a terrible explosion; and every time you do this, you attach a horrific creature to your karma, where you will not be liberated from, until you have corrected the lie you have told.

Source (German): Rudolf Steiner – GA 98 – Natur- und Geistwesen – Ihr Wirken in unserer sichtbaren Welt – Vienna, November 5, 1907 (page 25)

Translated by Nesta Carsten-Krüger

Previously posted on October 1, 2015