In the face of fear and uncertainty

By Ana Gómez. School mother.

The arrival of the cool morning is appreciated after such an intense summer; a month ago the school opened its doors for which children, Anxious girls and families crossed with our backpack full. Full of expectations, full of fears, of illusions, of doubts, of desire, tired, stress, etc., Each with his own. Just like our children when they start to walk, potholes disturb us, we stop walking when the road is not flat and easy. At that moment we stop, we observe, we calculate the risk and sometimes decide that it is too much for us, backing up to safety. How boys and girls manage to overcome their fears and set out to explore the world? There are two reasons that make fear a motor and not a brake.

One reason is the horizon I want to reach. Another is the confidence that I have in achieving it.

The horizon of our school is a better situation in every way, is to create together a place that is needed in the world, a contribution to improving the educational landscape, a school that remains generation after generation accompanying little people in their personal development, integral, as beings capable of being free and loving. Without a doubt a beautiful horizon.

Trust is more difficult to conquer because it does not depend only on me, it also depends on where you look for it. I can trust myself but distrust the others who are part of this community, it won't go well. I can trust others to work hard but mistrust my ability to contribute something. It won't work out either.

Confidence in a community project is like the dance of a corps de ballet, everyone has their role, everyone has to feel the music, each one from who is, but contributing to the group the best it can give. That's the challenge, look at the horizon, fall in love with the road, Trust in yourself, lean on others, know that we have in our hands a treasure and the opportunity to do something great for our children and those of many families that are to come. We will let fear be a brake or motor to continue moving forward?

All of nature is a yearning to serve.

Serve the cloud, serve the wind, serve the groove. Where there is a tree to plant, plant it yourself; where there is a mistake to amend, amend it yourself; where there is an effort that everyone dodges, you accept it.

Be the one who moves the stone out of the way, the hatred of the hearts and the difficulties of the problem.

There is a joy to be healthy and a joy to be fair; but there is the beautiful, the immense joy of serving.

How sad would the world be if everything in it was done, if there were not in it a rose bush to plant; a company to start.

Do not fall into the mistake of believing that only great jobs are earned; there are small services: water a garden, order some books, comb a girl. Serving is not just the task of lower beings.

God, that bears fruit and light, it serves. It could be called like that: The one who serves. And he has his eyes in our hands and he asks us every day: Did you serve today? To who? To the tree, to your friend, to your mother?

Gabriela Mistral

 

Feast of San Miguel or Micael

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Christian tradition celebrates the 29 September the feast of Saint Michael or, also called, archangel saint michael. The time of Saint Michael spans four weeks. This archangel is especially important for our time. Hans Werner Shoroeder dice: "Today Michael does not act as an archangel but as an arkai, as the inspiring spirit of our present time, as the inspiring spirit of our culture. Has risen from the realm of the archangels, for a while, to a higher watchtower, so to speak, and is equipped to put its absolute power at the service of the development of the entire humanity, and not from a particular town. " Michael as representative of Christ wants to guide us to the reality that Christ himself expressed in words: "Where two or more are in my name; there I am too. ". To achieve his ends, Micael works with the essence of Christ (love, truth and freedom). The adversaries represent the strength of the dragon and their goal is antipathy, division and disunity. His tools are fear and lies. ME- CA-EL is a name and a question at the same time (in hebrew: who- it is like- God?). The answer is: every man or human being because we are created in his image and likeness. We have your breath of life. His divine spark is our eternal being. And the answer is both: no man yet. We are between both answers living the adventure of Christ that is His Becoming and Micael is our guide and defender in spirit against the enemy who wants to prevent that becoming. This era of the world gives us the space and the means to understand and begin to put into practice a new people, the town of Michael or New Jerusalem. A town where men are united by the simple fact that each one feels the Christ in himself and perceives His salutary power, wanting to work also in others. This goes beyond sympathy unions, by language, by blood, by nation or culture. One of the most important tasks of Michael is to instill in humanity the

power to recognize the reality of the spirit, so that man comes, Step by Step, to experience it and to allow it to transform itself into a force that works effectively in its actions.

Micael is the man's helper, that encourages him in his fight against evil, against adversaries. Michael contains the superior force of evil within certain limits (to the dragon), thus creates a free space in which man himself can develop his own activity.

The experience of nature during the fall, that of dying, illuminated by bright colors, that arises from death, I mean, the resurrection, whose protector is Micael. On this threshold, Micael shows us the way to a higher life, life lived in conscious union with the spirit. In all his acts, Michael, servant of Christ, wants to lead man to an understanding and experience of Christ and all that He has done for us. The lunch table should serve as a silent expression of gratitude for the harvest.. To the extent that the child participates in its arrangement, will awaken in him, in a very gentle way, a relationship with the deepest mysteries of Christianity.

A time of Michael consciously celebrated will encourage the child to have the courage to live and act.

In this Mexican festival, you should feel how the forces that fight exhaustion and fear have to grow in you and that have to develop towards inner initiative., towards free volition, strong and brave; you must conceive the feast of Saint Michael as an exaltation of the powerful will. The celebration of Michael must represent the festival of vigorous volition. In this feast the renewal of the entire state of mind of humanity will be celebrated., that renews all the inner human being.

The Archangel Michael is a symbol that represents the effort of our Inner Being, of our Essence, in his desire to transcend the involutive forces of our human part such as fears, attachments and beliefs.

It also represents the courage we have to abandon the ephemeral illusion of space-time., and open ourselves to the eternal, real and permanent. His sword (right hand) symbolizes the truth, that is to say: Be honest with yourself and with others.

The dragon submitted under his feet represents The Balance between Compassion and Firmness. To explain this more clearly: if the Archangel becomes unbalanced and becomes very compassionate, he falls into permissiveness and the dragon will take advantage of him, he will deceive and manipulate him to defeat him in combat. In the opposite case, if the Archangel becomes very rude and exceeds in force, stop being firm to become violent, falling in anger, destabilizing, losing power and allowing the dragon to win the fight.

"We must eradicate from the soul all fear and fear that the future may bring to man. We must acquire serenity in all feelings and emotions regarding the future. We must look with absolute equanimity at all that may come. And we should only think that everything that comes, will be given to us by a universal direction, full of wisdom. This is part of what we have to learn in this age, know how to live with pure confidence, without any insecurity in existence; trust in the ever-present help of the spirit world. In truth, nothing will have value if we lack courage. Let's discipline our will and seek inner awakening, every morning and every night.

- Rudolf Steiner

Labor Sunday. The value of collaboration.

This Sunday, some brave have fought against the inclement sun putting their effort in making the school look nice. During this week, have been others, one way or another. It is a handicap for the community at this time, que allí donde el individualismo y la escasez de tiempo hacen bandera, sumiendo a los sujetos en sus asuntos privados, pueda seguir vivo el espíritu colaborativo y comunitario que ayuda a construir grandes cosas. Por si fuera poco, los tiempos del virus no hacen más que cortar esos lazos y aislarnos en una intimidad que corre el riesgo de empobrecer. Aún así, es necesario que el espíritu de grupo siga latiendo ante la incertidumbre y el malestar porque solo en grupo se dan salidas creativas y esfuerzos compartidos para afrontar las dificultades.

Sigamos adelante, con mascarillas, con distancias y lo que haga faltaque aún nos quedarán los ojos para mirarnos de soslayo y saber que podemos contar con que aquel que está a mi lado rema en la misma dirección. Y si me fallan las piernasy el aliento escasea… “poder contar contigo camarada”… con tu hombro, con tus palabras o a veces sólo con tu presencia.

Transmitamos a nuestros hijos que en conjunto se pueden hacer grandes cosas, que allí donde yo no llego puede ayudarme el otro, que servir a la comunidad no es un acto que nos desmerece sino que nos da valor como humanos.

Buen domingo.

 

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The endless story. Michael Ende.

Something like this happens to me when they ask me about the Waldorf School, me cuesta explicar lo que allí se vive. Podría contar la gran coherencia de los contenidos y su ajuste con lo que el ser humano necesita. Podría hablar de la profundidad con que se trabajan las asignaturas y las destrezas que los niños adquieren. También de la sensación de familiaridad que uno tiene allí, convirtiéndose la Escuela en un segundo hogar. Pero hay algo más que eso, hay algo que no puedo explicar, es una sensación de que esta pedagogía ofrece al niño lo que realmente necesita y que permite que florezcan sus cualidades y características individuales. (more…)

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