“Gratitude is the vessel that we lift to the Gods that they may fill it with their wonder-gifts. If in all earnestness we foster the feeling of thankfulness, then gratitude, living devotion must be there to the invisible spiritual givers of life; and it is the most beautiful way to be led from one’s personality to the supersensible if this guidance goes through gratitude. Gratitude ultimately brings us to veneration and love of live-bestowing spirit of man. It gives birth to love, and love makes the heart open for the spirit-powers pervading life. If, after every meditation, we arouse in ourselves the feeling of gratefulness and reverence -a feeling that we can call a mood of prayer- and be aware in what grace we are taking part, we shall realize that we are on the right path for spiritual worlds to approach us.”
~Rudolf Steiner, Guidance in Esoteric Training
Sometimes, one just has to be in complete appreciation how the Universe truly does hold the wisdom in separate pieces for us all to put together. After all, if we didn’t have puzzles to figure out in life, how in the world would we ever learn anything? Rudolf Steiner mentions, after we spend time in a form of meditation, just how beneficial it is for us to leave that practice with the sense and awareness of what gratitude means within our lives for our spiritual paths to become more fulfilled.
So too do the Chaldeans -when looking to the very same word gratitude- understand that the energy behind it requests a soul to not only spend some time in meditation, but with the self in solitude to bring out those ideas that will more often than not, have a profound affect upon the world around them.
Looking at the Name Expression (the numerical value of all the letters composing a word or name) of gratitude, we have the Chaldean Karmic Mystery of the 30, the concept of Loner- Meditation. Anyone who knows about Steiner’s teachings, knows he was an incredibly spiritually-oriented soul in multitudes of ways. While Steiner did not directly study Chaldean Numerology, he intuitively understood the energy that surrounds gratitude in a very similar way, as the 30’s meaning states:
“This is a number of retrospection, thoughtful deduction, and mental superiority over others. However, it belongs completely to the mental plane, and those represented by it often put all material things to the side, not because they have to, but because they wish to do so. The vibration of the 30 can be all-powerful, but it is often indifferent, according to the will of the entity it reflects. The energy tends to favor taciturn loners, those preferring to be alone with their own thoughts. The 30 will indulge in the experiences that life has to offer, but also desire to retreat from society as well when needed. 30 doesn’t deny happiness or success, but fulfillment is more often found in retreating from the chaos of the market place, so that one’s mental superiority may be used to develop something worthwhile to the world and to write ideas which may change the world and or to protect and develop one’s personal talents, such as art or other gifts. It indicates a lonely, yet frequently rewarding life pattern.”
So, as we take time to retreat and partake in gratitude, this seemingly small action can truly have one of the biggest affects upon our lives. Even as one opens up to the idea that the act of gratitude creates more love, remember the Word Ponder: Love from 28 Feb 2010 that talks all about how that amore can grant tremendous benefit to any life. Funny, both gratitude and love are different vibrations of the 3: 30 and 21. Both are backed up by The Philosopher planet Jupiter- that jovial, generous, seeking to learn and always aiming to please energy most people prefer to believe in.
As always, the mysteries of Lexigrams provide us with a last piece of star secrets advice about the great word gratitude. By taking the anagrams we can derive from within it, and phrasing them like poetry or prose, we find out some more interesting insight about how we can be all the more victorious within our spiritual lives. Certainly, Rudolf Steiner would more than likely agree gratitude speaks with an uncanny wisdom that we can all truly be grateful for.
I TRADE TRITE RAGE
I TRADE IRATE ARGUE
I TRIED A RAGE TIRADE DARE- I DRAG IT, I RUE IT
I TRIED A TURGID DARE- I GET A GREAT RUT
ADIEU RUDE RAGE, ADIEU IRATE ARGUE
DARE I GUIDE, DIG IT, I TRIED A TRUE URGE
I UTTER A GREAT TRUE URGE I AUDIT
I ATTIRE A TRIED IDEA, A TRUE URGE TRAIT
I TARGET A GREAT ATTITUDE TREAT
I GET IT, A GREAT DEAR ATTITUDE TRAIT
I GET A GREAT TARGET I GUARD, I GUIDE TRUE
I RIDE A GREAT TRUE DEAR ATTITUDE AIDE: A GREAT TRUE IDEA