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the inner work path
A foundation for meditative practice in the light of anthroposophy
Published by Steiner Books, 2016
The Inner Work Path provides accessible insights into the workings of the human soul, outlines its relationship to the spiritual life, and shows the way to develop and strengthen our inner capacities through practical exercises, experience, and deep understanding.
By building a bridge between the spiritual and the earthly, the unfolding of these soul capacities awakens the consciousness with which to engage and transform our outer lives.
“Every step an individual takes affects the collective development of humanity. The world we experience now is a result of the inner work of past generations. By consciously working to understand and experience our connection to the higher worlds we are more able to fully realise and contribute to the higher unfolding of humankind” – Lisa Romero
DEVELOPING THE SELF
Through the inner work path in the light of Anthroposophy
Published by Steiner Books, 2015
Individual effort toward development of the higher self is essential for genuine progress on the inner work path. The clear insights and exercises outlined in this book reveal the meaning and necessity of this essential striving in the present consciousness soul age, contributing toward enlivening both our inner and outer work at the same time. The path of developing the self and our work in the world are not separated, but united through the practices and their results.
“Through taking hold of all that lives in us we participate consciously in the transformation of our particular personal self that is often closed to higher insights, towards a greater possibility of experiencing a living, dynamic spiritual life that awakens our being and serves the progression of the world we live in.” – Lisa Romero
LIVING INNER DEVELOPMENT
The Necessity of True Inner Development in The Light of Anthroposophy
Published by Steiner Books, 2016
We live in a time when many are striving to develop inner faculties because they recognise the necessity of true spiritual development.
This book gives direct insight into the workings of the inner exercises and meditations and their intended results on a number of levels. It also speaks about the well-trodden path of inner development, helping us to make sense of the experiences we encounter as we each move through the various stages of consciousness.
Working with the content supports the clarity for the individuals that are striving to make headway on the path and are experiencing encounters in inner realms. It also helps us understand the others’ striving and experiences on their journey.
“The future of such spiritual esoteric movements as ours will depend more and more upon the realisation that the spiritual development of humankind is a necessity.” – Rudolf Steiner
“Even before we are called to the stages of higher development we can prepare ourselves by understanding the way and the truth of the unfolding schooling we shall take. Recognising the power and place of the inner exercises and meditations means we work with them in a way that they bear fruits of genuine transformation.”
SEX EDUCATION AND THE SPIRIT
Understanding Our communal responsibility for Healthy development of gender and sexuality within society
Published by Steiner Books, 2017
A healthy relationship to gender and sexuality supports our wellbeing, both as individuals and as a community. The form of sex education that we bring to children and adolescents not only needs to combat the inner disturbances and imbalances created by social media and exposure to pornography – as the most prevalent sources of implicit sex-eduction in our time – but it also needs to serve them in cultivating useful capacities with which to meet the growing societal changes around this fundamental aspect of being human.
Providing a healthy and socially constructive sex education is the responsibility not only of the primary caregivers, parents, and teachers, but also of the individuals in the wider community, who likewise contribute to the collective consciousness.
Working to overcome our own biases and imbalances will prepare us to more readily awaken to the spiritual wisdom that can bring health and harmony into the evolving reality of gender and sexuality.
“Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners” – Shakespeare, Othello
The insights shared in this book are important for everyone who is interested in understanding the various forms of human relationship, and how we might work together to bring about a healthier community life.
SPIRIT LED COMMUNITY
Healing the impact of technology
Published by Steiner Books 2018
Most of us believe that our potential for inner liberation and true freedom lies in thinner world of our capacities for thinking, feeling, and self-determined will. However, discovering how unfree we actually are has always been one of the necessary steps in awakenings on the inner development path. The foundations of our inner freedom, as well as our inner unfreedom are greatly influenced during the years of early child development.
Our patterns of thinking, our feelings, and our will impulses are all influenced directly by the community in which we grow up. With our outer lives increasingly permeated by technology, we are now faced with the effects that technology brings to bear on our inner lives, as well as its artificial influence on the development of our thinking, feeling, and willing. Technology is forming the future of our communities and, in doing so, extending its pervasive influence into our inner capacities as community members.
“We must be prepared, as a collective humanity, with capacities and inner strengths enabling us to freely choose the form of community life that we determine to be needed for the future of humanity. We need to establish communities that area dedicated to human freedom – communicates in which the health of the community, the education of the child, and social life are imbued with impulses supportive of the cultivation of human freedom.”
Spirit-led Community introduces spiritually healthy guidelines for lessening the negative influence of technology on the inner life. Through providing an understanding of the foundations of inner health laid in childhood as well as the path of inner development that can be consciously engaged with as adults, a way is shown for how new community life can lead us into a future when community serves to maintain and support the evolving human spirit.