The Kingdom of Childhood

One of the things I have learned in my life is that I build strong connections and associations to information I take in while I am doing a simple task with my hands. The strongest example of this I have is that I learn new songs while I wash dishes and chop vegetables. I copy out lyrics by hand and then tack them near my kitchen sink where I can easily glance up at them until I learn them by heart.

This week I have been listening to audio recordings of the transcribed Kingdom of Childhood lectures given by Rudolf Steiner in 1924 while I pit nearly 100lbs of cherries.  While these lectures were delivered nearly 100 years ago they still remain true today. For those of us strongly rooted in scientific proof and the physical world it can be difficult to take in what Steiner has to tell us about the unseen world of spirit and the Soul. However if we can each take from his lessons what rings true for us that is enough.

I encourage you to take the opportunity to have a listen while you work at something rather mindless and see what penetrates into your soul.