In this week the highlight of the winter period turns to the world of the senses, not yet as a full activity, but in interlacing the senses with the power of thought. It is the first reverence of thinking to the sense-world: bringing the senses to full clarity. Only in this way can the senses be clear and perception become pure. Then the fullness of the soul can unify itself with the becoming of the world. The senses are not mere physical organs that act by their own force. Thinking must be shining through them so that they will become brightly lit.Power of thought consolidatesIn league with the birth of spirit;It brightens dull sense-stimuliTo full lucidity.When soul-abundanceWants to unify itself with the becoming of the world,Then revelation of the sensesMust receive light of thinking.Es festigt sich GedankenmachtIm Bunde mit der Geistgeburt,Sie hellt der Sinne dumpfe ReizeZur vollen Klarheit auf.Wenn SeelenfülleSich mit dem Weltenwerden einen will,Muss SinnesoffenbarungDes Denkens Licht empfangen.
This verses were given by Rudolf Steiner in 1912 / 1913: Anthroposophischer Seelenkalender.