Category Archives: love

The wrong kind of Love

Most people feel loved (and affirmed) when others show them kindness. This is because most people are treated like crap most of the time. But how does one come upon deep, sincere, spiritual love when one is calmed only by … Continue reading

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You cannot change your mind in the spiritual world

Some people believe that if they were to die and find themselves in a spiritual kingdom they would instantly change their minds concerning God. But if you had nurtured a predisposition to not have such a notion in the very … Continue reading

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Spiritual Fashion Trends

Are there fashion shows in the Spiritual World? Probably. But the latest clothing and fashions at such heavenly shows represent the most desirable and sought-after inner qualities of one’s heart and mind. In other words, all clothes in the other … Continue reading

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Serving others

Theologian Emanuel Swedenborg said that the way we serve others is the way we ultimately serve the Lord God. Service determines where one’s heart really is and where our actions stem from. Therefore, we must sincerely evaluate our way of … Continue reading

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When “Love,” “Faith” and “Hope” no longer works!

Only Emanuel Swedenborg and George Gurdjieff have focused on the human consequences of having two distinct kinds of minds—an inner and an outer mind. This dual nature in humans has rendered the spiritual impulses of “Love,” “Faith” and “Hope” ineffectual … Continue reading

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The Devil starts a new educational program

The Devil looked at all the attendees of his new hellish workshop and, with a cavity-filled smile, said, “We can no longer simply trick earth-humans into making overt acts of wrongdoing. That’s getting too obvious. From now on, you must … Continue reading

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Does your Astral Body stink?

The strange word formulation, above, was uttered by George Gurdjieff, but it could have been said by Emanuel Swedenborg, as well. Both men were concerned about humankind’s inner (or spiritual) development. Humans, if they ignore their spiritual responsibilities, will literally … Continue reading

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The three psycho-nuptials and spiritual growth

In Emanuel Swedenborg’s great theological work Divine Love & Wisdom (n 404), he discusses three levels of marriage (nuptials) or conjunction between the human intellect and heart that leads to true reasoning and rationality. The main message here is that … Continue reading

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Unflattering self-discoveries

What many people miss about the purpose of religion is that, while living, each of us is to “die” to our old self and its ways. Changing one’s smile, wardrobe, hairstyle or the books one reads doesn’t cut it. These … Continue reading

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Love without Truth | Truth without Love

What many people find hard to understand is that good deeds are terrestrial (worldly) and not spiritual, unless done from some divine principle or teaching. Without this, even our best intentions and actions toward others become self-centered. Why? Because we … Continue reading

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