Your “Book Of Life”

Contrary to belief, we actually do take everything with us after we die. Not our material wealth and physical possessions but all the possessions of our heart and mind.

All the good actions we have done and good thoughts we have had, including our hurtful actions and thoughts, are inscribed in our Book of Life. This Book of Life is the very fabric of our being—all our inclinations, compulsions and qualities of our conscience.

Without taking these subjective and personal qualities with us there would be no way for our individuality and uniqueness to be transferred into the spiritual world.

What is unknown to most of us is that the fabric of our being consists of all the raw building “material” the soul uses to construct a spiritual body and that allows us to continue living in a non-physical realm. At first,  it may seem anti-intuitive that our individual thoughts and dispositions could find real ontological form in a spiritual anatomical design. So let us look more deeply into the matter of non-physical bio-complexity.

All life forms have evolved their organic structure to internalize the natural world. That is, life has developed an inside, by which materials from the outside world can enter, be metabolized, and become part of the living fabric of the life form. This organic adaptation to receive material from the outside world is called gastrulation.

Humans, too, can take in physical food from the environment, internalize it, and turn it into “us.”  But we can also take this process further than other living creatures. We can take INFORMATION from the universe through the five senses, metabolize it in the brain and mind, and also turn it into our very fabric of being! 

Information does not simply enter the memory and lay there. We ruminate over these ideas, digest them further, and reconstitute their essentials into more abstract forms and higher principles. This mental process allows us to become rational and ultimately wise.

Again, this data becomes the fabric of being of our hearts and minds—the life-choices of our spirit. Everyone during his or her life on earth forms a spiritual body from this material—a non-physical body that is organically woven together by the subjective process of appropriating what each of us resonates with. We organize our feelings and thoughts by the values we choose to live by. This organization of values represents real spiritual (non-physical) organic structure.

In the spiritual world there is no difference between one’s conscience and one’s spiritual anatomical features. One’s Book of Life is, therefore, written into all our soul’s features, and determines “where” in the spiritual world we are best suited to inhabit. Religion offers the proper values for organically harmonizing with God’s Kingdom of Love or Heaven.

God created religion because complexity, self-organization, and bio-evolution continues beyond the constraints of spacetime through the human race choosing to enter into a profound and eternal relationship with God.

Any questions?

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EDWARD F. SYLVIA, M.T.S. Philosopher/Theologian Edward F. Sylvia attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Master of Theological Studies at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and a Certificate of Swedenborgian Studies from the Swedenborgian House of Studies. He is a member of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (C.T.N.S.) and the Swedenborg Scientific Association (S.S.A.). Award-winning author of "Sermon From the Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden" and "Proving God," which fulfills a continuing vision that God’s fingerprints of love can be found everywhere in the manifest universe. His most recent book, "Swedenborg & Gurdjieff: The Missing Links" is an edgy collection of anti-intuitive essays for personal transformation that challenges and inspires. He has been a student of the ideas of both Emanuel Swedenborg and George I. Gurdjieff for over thirty years. Read more about TheGodGuy, his books and his ideas at
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2 Responses to Your “Book Of Life”

  1. I can tell that this is not the first time you write about this topic. Why have you decided to write about it again?

  2. thegodguy says:

    Thanks for the response,

    I have been writing this blog for over a year. It is good practice to return to similar themes. This is effective for new readers who come upon my blog and allows me to cover similar topics from different angles.

    Spiritually yours,

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