Online Community Gathering ~ If Our Courage Is Not To Fail Us

Dear Community,

More than 330 people joined together on Thursday, March 19th, to set aside fear and reaffirm community, connection, meditative practices, and the meaning of our new experiences, with John Bloom, Angela Foster, and Linda Bergh.

Here are the recordings so that you can experience after the fact or review the gathering:
Video recording is here. 
Audio recording is here.

We have created an online bulletin board with the links, activities, events, and resources mentioned on the call.  It has verses, photos, gatherings and links that friends have posted to be helpful to our community.

As we know, those across the threshold are also working with us strongly during this time.  Consider joining us online to explore these connections at the Sacred Gateway Online Conference April 17-19, 2020. 

A Verse for Our Time

We must eradicate from the soul
All fear and terror of what comes towards man 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 ourselves
Every morning and every evening.

                  -Rudolf Steiner


  1. Kathy Finnegan on March 16, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Thank you so much for this way to connect.

  2. Sandra Zeese on March 16, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    Thank you for taking this step to enable us to connect and participate in this very relevant conference.

  3. Linda Marooney on March 16, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    Thank you for thoughtfully offering this .

    • Helena Hurrell on March 19, 2020 at 6:21 pm

      Thank you all for this offering on the spring equinox! An opportunity to gather online in place of offering an artistic event for our community here in the Colorado mountains.

  4. Judith Diana on March 17, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    What an opportunity for elderly folks, especially if living in MT with a handful of Anthroposophists! Thank You!

  5. James Heath on March 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm


  6. Paul Davis on March 29, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    Can anyone say, definitively, where this “Verse for Our Time” came from? It’s been floating around for some time – and I keep getting asked where it comes from. The closest I’ve found is some reference to the date 11-27-1919 – but I’ve looked at the only lecture given on that date (in German) and find nothing like it within. I’m hoping that at some later date I might look back here and find an answer…

    • Michelle Wang on April 13, 2020 at 1:04 am

      I read in book On Fear Spiritual Perspectives of this verse and in the reference it mentioned lecture in Bremen 27November 1910 booklet 98. I did not check it yet.

    • Deborah Lothrop on April 22, 2020 at 11:52 am

      I am trying to remember, myself. I believe the fragment is earlier, given in a pre WW I lecture. I think I recall being told it was given to prepare people for what Steiner knew was to come.
      Then, at some point, I read that lecture and thought oh; here it is. Now it all fits in to a larger picture.

      Unfortunately, my memory neither holds that precise lecture nor is always reliable; but this is what I recall.

      Perhaps look earlier.

  7. Vanessa on April 8, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    Where can I find access to the recording?

    • editor on April 11, 2020 at 4:09 am

      Vanessa, hi – the links have been added above!

  8. Paul Davis on April 24, 2020 at 1:55 am

    Thanks Michelle and Deborah – very much. It looks like the date on the sheet I have has a mis-transcribed numeral. When the dust settles (it’s going to – right?) I’ll try to find a copy to look at. The lecture you reference is called Knowledge and Immortality, Schmidt #2315

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