This beautiful couple came into the café today, and a fabulous conversation unfolded! Linda and Bobby Morse were pioneers in biodynamic farming back in New Hampshire, with a home garden that grew into a farm on a larger property with produce selling out at the weekly farmers market. Bobby said, “We’ve always been ahead of ourselves,” describing how they dove into the work, full of passion. When they began following the Kimberton calendar, their crops started booming.
Linda had been handed a book by Rudolf Steiner at age 29, which ultimately led the couple to anthroposophy and biodynamic agriculture. She was also a piano teacher in the Suzuki method with students from the local Waldorf school. Currently, Bobby is a contractor and Linda is an acupuncturist here in Los Angeles.
In her medical practice, Linda incorporates Steiner’s principals of healing, including offering Uriel remedies for her patients. A question arose for us in the conversation when we learned that Linda has not been allowed to participate in anthroposophical medicine seminars because she’s not an M.D. Still, she holds a Ph.D. in Oriental Medicine and a deep commitment to healing. Linda’s Examination Workbook for Oriental Medicine is the standard text used in acupuncture testing today. Now that is a striving Steiner student!
Linda had no negative thing to say, only a hope to be able to be included in the Medical Section. We asked her to write an article on why and how she thinks it can serve to be included in the community. She is encouraging a few other practitioners in her field to join together according to the fact that they too study Rudolf Steiner’s works.
Our question is how can we create space within our anthroposophical communities for such like-minded and striving individuals to bring their work. If we are looking to a complete Michaelic renewal of civilization, with all the forces of healing that we can offer, can we lend each other strength by expanding our circles?
Bobby is also a chef, and out of the conversation, new ideas for the café sprouted such as a school lunch box program. Bobby is interested in volunteering his time at the café to bring his expertise and help move things forward, creating a conversation around biodynamic farming. We are looking to the possibility of finding a plot of land for a new biodynamic initiative in Hollywood. Linda and Bobby were our first interview together, and it came about out of the spontaneity of their walking into the café. A fabulous beginning!