Calisthenics for 1982

Calisthenics February 1982

We are going to use this opportunity to to start a movement that can be expressed with the words: sense of the sacred. I introduce this because I have noticed that in some instances people were unable to adjust to what was going on, either a situation or a person ,because of a lack of a sense of the sacred.
I could express this in other words. The sacred is the key to heaven. Actually, when the sacred is alive in your person, heaven comes down. It is related to that awareness that links you to what is popularly called "heavenly action".
We have several difficulties: First, we cannot put the meaning of sacred into words because the consciousness is not sacred at all, not yet. If we put it into words we take the sacred out of the sacred, obviously but we still have to respect the sacred.

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Calisthenics March 1982

Today I want to explain something about music. First, you have to realize how music works. When the music plays you, for instance when you work with Chopin or Mozart as we proposed several months ago, your nature side becomes more sensitive in the field of that type of music. When, on the other hand, you use music as a language, you imprint something on the music that is dependent on the position you hold or on what is backing what you are doing.
When you play a record and let the music do the acting, the music plays you and the nature side of you is tuned to that music. When you use the music, as for example when we play it with you, everything is dependent on the position you hold. I say specifically " the position you hold", not the position you think you hold -- the outcome will show it.
So, you have to be very careful with what we do now. When you listen to music for fun, for relaxation, the music tends to draw the center of gravity of the body functions to the level of the music -- whether you want it to or not -- unless, of course, you are trained to go from negative to positive.......

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Calisthenics April 1982

The way we work in the healing group has requirements. If you don't have what is needed, you cannot train this way; you can train in other ways, but not in this way. One of the requirements is: healing deals with wholeness, it's not just fixing something in the body. The primary point in healing is in making someone whole. Now, as you know, this means that the so-called Divine aspect, or using the Greek example, the comedian, has to be joined to the mask (the mask being your personality). These have to be brought together. Now, you need some awareness of what the comedian is, otherwise, how will you bring the two together? You cannot. Practically speaking, when you face someone you have to have a sense of what the comedian is. You also have to have an awareness of the action you perform, and this implies a field awareness; it implies your ability to see a field activity. If you cannot see, how will you check what you do? The action has to be the action of the Doer. There has to be the ability to center on the situation and live it, literally, and then see what kind of arrangement you can make in that.....

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Calisthenics May 1982

Today I want to speak of symbolism and the use of symbolic language. Those who can follow, act on it; for Heaven's sake, act on it.
Language is a convention, a convenience, if you want. We have adopted a certain number of words, we could say a certain number of symbols, that we can mix in different ways to give different meanings. But words are only symbols of the meaning you want to convey. Words are not the meaning in themselves, they only hint at the meaning.
As you know, we have spoken, quoting Steiner, of that condition of mankind, when long ago the personality was separated from its base, the whole of the being, so that mankind could become centered on developing the personality. When man incarnated he had no memory of where he came from. I call this "the gap"; it is also sometimes called "the great amnesia". This condition is not real, it is plainly artificial. So we live two aspects at the same time: the whole and that which is separated from the whole. The basic condition is not that of separation, only an aspect is separated for a specific purpose. This is what allows you to say "I" (ego in Latin). Now you have to understand that the personality that has been developed, the mask, with its ego, only symbolically represents the real you, it's not the reality.....

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Calisthenics June 1982

The problem to be faced now is how to work productively; the work has to produce results.
…….Now, for instance, in the healing group you have to flow -- whatever flow means -- because the demand is there. You meet a need instead of meeting your desire to flow.
Also when you meet a need you are in a situation in which the activity can be controlled. It can also be checked.: others around can tell you if you meet a need or if it is only you wanting to meet a need. Realize that wanting to meet a need is self-centered.
If you face a definite situation, then you face it in a way that will answer the need, meaning you establish a link, a syntony, a symbiosis, call it what you want, but you begin to live "that" life. Then, according to what you are, Some feature will come up and you will know that a certain thing is needed...

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Calisthenics September 1982

We are at a crossroads in which there is a choice between continuing to work as we have done until we are gone and then having the groups peter out and disappear, or some of you, or others that come along later, might train professionally to continue to do what we do.
I'd like to give you some inkling of what this entails. First of all,, we work with the "we", and instructions from there or beyond, but, if you are professional, the "we" has to be present at the base of what you do. It has to be evident, not a dream somewhere. Otherwise, how will you know what you are doing, except to follow your own inclination at the moment, or some plan you have figured out. This is what most people do. You do your own thing, maybe a very good thing, but you cannot say you continue what we do.
In order to continue you have to connect with the same base, and you cannot do this consciously. Consciousness can translate some of the points, yes, but the connection itself is made by functions that are not yet conscious. So you have to be able to work livance-wise and act according to livance rather than consciousness....

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Calisthenics October 1982

Logoic Action:
We have spoken of the Christ. As you know, Christ is understood in different ways, depending upon your education. There is Jesus, known in Christian religion, this is the personal aspect. For those who have studied a bit deeper you have Maitreya, who is a kind of Christ figure. But there is a definition in the Bible that is somewhat different, and this is the one that we use.
In St. John, chapter one, it is said: "In the beginning was the Word (Logos), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Through Him all things came to be and no single thing was created without Him". In this respect the Word symbolically represents the creator aspect of God. This is the way we use it, and the application of it has different levels.
Traditionally speaking a Logos is a term used to describe the "intelligence" or "spirit" whose body is the planet. So, the Word is neither a person nor a being in the Hierarchy, however high. The lowest aspect of the Word (and I do say lowest) would be the being whose body is this planet.
Sounding:
I have spoken of sounding the Word.....

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Calisthenics November 1982

I'm afraid that the understanding of calisthenics has kind of petered out, and instead of being a whole group activity, it has come to small individualistic groups that are separate from each other, which is a return to ego-centeredness.
As you train, you need, as much as possible, to have a sense of whole group or wholeness. And also, be careful to train, not just with one person, but, as much as possible, with an array of persons. Ideally, you ought to be as rounded as possible, until you realize that the real calisthenics is utterly different. This is what we are going to show you today.
There is a chronic tendency, and not just with these groups, to practice in order to reach a higher goal that is, classically speaking, inside. Calisthenics are not for that. Calisthenics are an exercise in fitness, fitness so that you may express what has to be expressed.,,,,

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Calisthenics December 1982

As you know, Christmas is the time of the birth of Christ. Also, symbolically, it is the time of the birth of Christ consciousness in mankind. I call this the Christ factor, and the Christ factor literally makes mankind children of Christ. We will become acquainted with this factor tonight.
You might know, intellectually at least, or you might sense, that humanity is undergoing a major change -- and not just the change of cycle from the Piscean to the Aquarian age. Although, as you might know, the change of age implies that what was hidden in the Piscean age comes out into the open in the Aquarian age. What was the training of the Christian initiates comes out as everyday training in this new age. Some of it we do right here.
The Christ factor, is now activated in mankind, and one of the changes that it brings along you might not have thought of. According to Steiner, what is called "mankind" is made up of the top third of each previous eternity, or day of creation. You have to expect that this situation is going to repeat itself....

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