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Cages of Concretised Mind and the Free Flow of Fresh Life

Whereas nature is very beautiful in our surroundings and breathes a wide and uplifting air, it seems that man is doing his best to create for himself cages to imprison the soul. On a nearby meadow shoe box-like gray blocks have been set up and are still being constructed, devouring the green:

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They are sold with the euphemistic slogan “Living in the Orchard”, but the ambiance they radiate is like living in the suffocating gray-in-gray of materialistic life:

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It is a high-standard settlement in a rich municipality near Berne, and the blocks are filled with shops, a bank, a large underground supermarket, old people’s homes and offices. The whole is very symbolic of the mental attitude in sway: The objective life is developing, but the subjective life is starving. The intellectual mental concepts keep on repeating themselves everywhere along the same lines:

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Planning is a mental process, ruled by rules and regulative restrictions, restricting the free flow of ideas, which is in tune with dynamic, ever new original life. A life spreading comfort and well-being, beauty and cordiality. Thus the outcome of mentally crystallised planning is but repeating the same square-head patterns, the cube being the symbol of matter ruling over spirit. Ironically the name of the building company is “All real” – but which reality? – the outermost, concrete-tized.

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The rhythms and forces of nature seem to be kept outside, and they, too, seem to be helpless in trying to reach man:

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Snow-White and some dwarfs in a nearby garden are losing their colours, and people look at these beings like past superstitions, having themselves lost the inner view of subtle realities:

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But although a cold wind was blowing yesterday, bringing snow instead of gentle spring breezes, there are fresh colours on the way:

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And although the birds still are suffering from ice and a backlash of winter

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you find everywhere already the forces of spring at work:

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And there is not only a sunrise in nature, but you find also new forms of human life seeking expression.

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So spring is in the air, an Aquarian breeze at Easter, lifting the souls up from crystallised stagnation. Even in mainstream society.

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Photos from yesterday and this morning in our village

As per living in cages you might like to read the “Good Will in Action” on “Body and House“.

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