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Is spiritual growth gentle or harsh?

Depends on how we approach religion. When Emanuel Swedenborg tells us that the Lord God and His angels always work gently to bend our flawed desires into something that is more, noble, this does not mean that we are separated … 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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True spiritual temptation is very personal and heart-felt

There are those who genuinely seek God’s guidance but who fail to grasp the real process of spiritual cleansing through temptations (spiritual combat). Many think that making a choice between an outwardly negative action and a more positive action is … Continue reading

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Spiritual Sleep

This is a very difficult topic to discuss. Why? When people get out of bed and have their physical eyes open it is hard to convince them that they are going through life on “automatic pilot” or that they see … Continue reading

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Will I fare better than a starving child?

Don’t know. You see I am a follower of the spiritual ideas of Emanuel Swedenborg’s theological writings. He claimed that all children go to heaven because they die in innocence. Heaven consists of those who are in innocence. I personally … Continue reading

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Creating a predatory inner dictate

It took awhile for me to connect my habitual consciousness and knowledge to my inner conscience (what Emanuel Swedenborg calls the sacred data of one’s “remains”). The special functioning of my remains within my internal natural mind (subconscious mind) represents a … Continue reading

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Helping parents raise good children

All parents want the best for their children. This includes giving them the proper love, comfort and education to help them acquire the curiosity and skills they will need when they go out into the world as young adults. However, … Continue reading

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In the Spiritual World, mindreading becomes body language

According to the spiritual observations of scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg, people in the “other” world can all read the content of each other’s hearts and minds. The reason Swedenborg gives for this is that one’s spiritual body consists of psycho-organic forms … Continue reading

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What creates more humility—religion or hemorrhoids?

No one brags about their hemorrhoids. The only thing that brings humility to an individual is to have a personally embarrassing defect that is plainly visible and causes real discomfort. Hemorrhoids fulfill this condition of personal mortification. One cannot easily … Continue reading

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The two turning points of spiritual evolution

There are two major turning points that occur along the path to true spiritual growth and the re-birth of the human spirit. The first turning point deals with the reformation of the human intellect and its consciousness. The entire process … Continue reading

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