🦠 Fear or Fearlessness 🦠
I think the primary problem is fear. We become sick through fear, and we will hide from life because of fear. We let society dissolve through fear, and we have been fearful for centuries. To solve the fear we can use the time to contemplate, it’s the first time in history humankind have contemplated together all around the earth.
The Coronavirus is not more deadly than a normal flu, so there is no need to be more afraid of this virus than a normal influenza, although the sickness can be aggressive and can attack more than once before it’s destroyed by the immune system. This fierceness can separate the physical body from the etheric body as Steiner have described for Goethe.
The old souls of humanity are incarnated all over the world today, and many are going through the initiation or enlightening now, and this lockdown gives them the necessary peace for contemplation. This separation of the etheric and physical body will give more the possibility to act out of the spiritual. Most old souls I have talked with have experienced this separation of etheric and physical body. One day before my 18 years birthday I had a traffic accident where I was unconscious for three days where they didn’t know what way it would go.
Humanity has a tendency to look at what happens in the world as evil powers trying to get them, or simply random accidents, they don’t try to see if there is some plan behind what happens, even many spiritual or esoteric inclined are panicking and full of fear for dark forces out to get humankind. I think this piece by Rudolf Steiner show the fallacy in this world view:
We must eradicate from the soul All fear and terror of what comes toward us out of the future. We must acquire serenity In all feelings and sensations about the future. We must look forward with absolute equanimity To everything that may come.
And we must think only that whatever comes Is given to us by a world-directive full of wisdom. It is part of what we must learn in this age, Namely, to live out of pure trust, Without any security in existence.
Trust in the ever-present help of the spiritual world. Truly, nothing else will do If our courage is not to fail us. And let us seek the awakening from within our selves, Every morning and every evening.”
“To him who is bound to the sense world, the Chaos appears waste and void. But he who penetrates it in a spiritual sense can hear the harmonies of the spheres resounding through it.”
To acquire fearlessness connect to the earth’s living cycle of the year, feel how everything hangs together, that what happens follows rules and aren’t the chaos our politicians create in our materialistic life we have come to believe is the reality.
Fredrich Rittelmeyer: “How may a soul prepare itself most effectively for an experience of the Etheric Christ?”
Steiner : “Through meditatively living with the cycle of the year, through a meditative participation in its rhythms.”
Modern civilization can’t solve its own problems, humanity and the old souls have to decide what their future is, and it is now! The problems is not some conspiracies, the problem is that we don’t do anything!
We must be quite clear that many people — in greater and greater numbers — simply cannot come to terms with life. Some admit this to themselves — they are possibly the best. Others do not admit it, and the world-chaos into which we have fallen is due to their actions.
All the chaos, the disorder that exists today, is the direct consequence of this inner cleavage, this ignorance of the extent to which the moral world has reality.
Men prefer to blunt their understanding of the great world-problems since they are unwilling to force themselves to admit where the cleavage actually lies. They prefer to ignore it.
Now the cleavage cannot be healed by what is today called civilization. ~Rudolf Steiner