Now I have received the spiritual gift and I must gain the greatness of soul that is necessary to unify her with the cosmic word. The soul must become a garment for the spirit. Here we can feel a resemblance with the 'Magnificat' of Maria:
Magnificat anima mea Dominum Et exsultavit spiritus meus in Deo salutari [Salvatore] meo. This is the hymn of Maria, to praise the Lord, in the Gospel of Luke, I, 46 - 55. Maria says: My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit exults in God, my Salvator.
But we can feel how our own soul has to become wider, become magnified, to be able to magnify the Lord, to receive the Word.Can I widen my soul That she unifies herselfWith the received World-Wordgerm?I sense that I will have to find the strengthTo make my soul so dignifiedThat it can become garment for the spirit. Kann ich die Seele weiten,Dass sie sich selbst verbindetEmpfangnem Welten-Keimesworte?Ich ahne, dass ich Kraft muss finden,Die Seele würdig zu gestalten,Zum Geistes-Kleide sich zu bilden.
This verses were given by Rudolf Steiner in 1912 / 1913: Anthroposophischer Seelenkalender.Calendar of the soul 18, August 4 - 10 by Mieke Mosmuller