Beyond full frontal nudity: Imagine a world without secrets.

What could be more revealing than someone taking all his or her clothes off?  The answer is that we could go deeper than naked flesh and body parts if we were to expose our inner intentions and agendas.

Deceit requires that intention be masked. This means that the face we show to the world can be quite different from our true inner or spiritual reality.

In the spiritual world, we will all be naked, even with our clothes on! This may seem like a paradox but when you consider that one’s spirit represents an individual’s true inner quality, nothing is hidden from others in this non-physical realm.

The spiritual world consists of spiritual substance, not physical matter. Therefore, all spiritual objects and phenomena represent some form (embodiment) of our life-choices and preferences.

Even the clothes of spirits represent and “dress-up” the qualities and intentions of a person’s heart and mind.

Some forward-thinking physicists are getting really close to a similar idea. They believe that fundamental reality consists of flows of information (active information). In other words, in the kinetic universe, all form represents information about the force and activity that produced it. This process of manifestation (coming forth) corresponds to the human mental process of our intentions and feelings taking form and shape in our thoughts.

Our thoughts clothe our affections and represent real non-material forms. (Thoughts are real forms because they exist through subsistence.) This means that another spirit or angel can recognize the quality of our hearts just by looking at our “spiritual” clothes and apparel.

Nothing is hidden in the spiritual world. Those who live in a blessed state of innocence have nothing to hide. This is why when the Lord was on earth He taught us to become like little children. Those in heavenly innocence will appear to others like naked little children in the other world.  Artists through the ages have intuitively shown this by painting God’s angels as naked children.

Those who constitute hell have an altogether different and unflattering appearance according to the negative quality of their thoughts. Since this unfortunate situation has its source in one’s free will and life-choices, Hell (and all evil) is a contingency created solely by an individual’s self-interests (the opposite of neighborly love).

Be watchful of the contents of your inner world and heart. Live a life of goodness and the only thing that will be exposed in the other world will be the trueness of your love!

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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 http://www.staircasepress.com
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