– The Circle of the Year, Mission of Michael, and Human Freedom –
O Nature, your maternal life
I bear within the essence of my will.
And my will’s fiery energy
Shall steel my spirit striving,
That sense of self springs forth from it
To hold me in myself.
– The Calendar of the Soul for Michaelmas –
“Humanity had to undergo a period of spiritual evolution for the purpose of freeing itself from that relation to the spiritual world which threatened to become an impossible one. Then the evolution was guided, through the Michael Mission, into paths which brought the progress of Earth humanity once more into a good and healthy relation to the spiritual world.”
– Anthroposophical Leading Thoughts 1924 –
The cycle of the year is a mighty breathing process of the Earth. The Earth grows and evolves through this breathing if human beings standing between Heaven and Earth consciously bring Heavenly forces to the Earth through their own on-going personal evolution. In autumn, when the consciousness of Earth and humanity begin waking from summer’s dream, Michael guides our awakening to Heavenly thoughts by helping us overcome our earthly habits and subjectively colored perspectives.
On this autumn evening we are going to focus on the intimate interactions taking place between Heaven and Earth through the active mediation of human beings. Through this we will seek a positive way of participating in this evolutionary path together; for navigating our lives in the present; and for contributing to the ultimate future of Heaven, Earth, and Humanity.
WHO: This lecture, sponsored by the Portland Branch of the Anthroposophical Society, is open to everyone interested in the subject.
WHEN: Thursday, September 25th, from 7:30 PM until 9:00 PM
WHERE: In the South Space at the Cedarwood Waldorf School,3030 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97201. Parking is available in front of the school and on nearby streets.
QUESTIONS? Contact James Lee at AnthroposophyNow@comcast.net or 503 249-3904.
SPEAKER: Chiaki Uchiyama’s journey into Anthroposophy began in 1996 when her infant son died and she sought to understand the meaning of his brief life. For the past fifteen years she has taught Japanese language at Cedarwood Waldorf School. She has been organizing annual Waldorf language teacher conferences for Japanese teachers and teaching anthroposophically imbued pedagogical workshops over four years. She served at Cedarwood Waldorf School as College Chair from 2006 through 2013, and is currently serving as Program Chair, overseeing pre-kindergarten through grade 8 programs. She is a member of the School of Spiritual Science and the Pedagogical Section; has studied eurythmy intensively; is currently training in Spacial Dynamics; and with her partner, Charles Forster, works as an astrosopher.