Homeschooling, farm life and our love of earth

"Everything that happens to you is your teacher. The secret is to learn to sit at the feet of your own life and be taught by it." ~Polly Berrien Berends

Sunday, 14 December 2008

3rd Advent

Today we put started to put up our nativity set. Then wooden stable [made by Lindloo] was set out with wooden fences [made by Wilma - Waldorf Constantia]. For advent Thomi and Olli both got wooden chicks and these joined the scene. Next week Mary and Joseph will arrive and await the birth of Jesus.

The first light of Advent is the light of stones.

Stones that live in crystals, seashells, and bones.

The second light of Advent is the light of plants.

Roots, stem, leaf, flower and fruit by whom we live and grow.

The third light of Advent is the light of beasts.

Animals of farm, field, forest, air and sea.

All await the birth in greatest and in least.

The fourth light of Advent is the light of humankind.

The light of love, the light of thought, to give and to understand.

Rudolf Steiner

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