Drew Danniels, Nelson, March 6th, 2017:
It’s now been a year since you phoned and told me of a dream you’d had and your conviction to form a vessel in support of teachers. I was deeply moved then and now I see the Circle of Light is a global movement in support of teachers.
As a (retired) Waldorf Class teacher, I recognize the value and great need the Circle of Light is providing. Educating children toward freedom, against a background of forces aimed at numbing and dumbing us down, is as difficult as it is necessary and teachers’ faith and hope is vital. Supporting teachers within their school communities is essential and Circle of Light is awakening all of us to our responsibility. I pass along a verse by Rudolf Steiner that was given to our School in Nelson while in its infancy. It has helped us over the years and it helps me personally to face difficult times of change and uncertainty:
“We must eradicate from the soul all fear and terror of what comes towards Man, out of the future. We must acquire serenity in all feelings and sensations about the future. We must look forward with absolute equanimity to everything that may come. And we must think only that whatever comes is given to us by a world-directive full of wisdom. It is part of what we must learn in this age, namely, to live out of pure trust, without any security in existence – trust in the ever-present help of the spiritual world. Truly, nothing else will do if our courage is not to fail us. And let us seek the awakening from within ourselves, every morning and every evening.”
Thank you Monica for your tireless efforts toward bringing light, inspiring and sharing your wisdom.
With much love,