Catching up to God

In a previous post titled “Spiritual Gravity” I talked about the well-known law of physics that states that once something is set into motion it seeks out its equilibrium—the condition whereby it finds stability.

Since the universe exists as a dynamical process, everything finds its stability in motion.  Planets “fall” towards the sun while the sun is itself falling towards its equilibrium within a galaxy of stars—also seeking their common equilibrium through space.  So as one cosmic concentration falls, others have to constantly try to keep up.

God is the prime mover.

So ultimately, everything in the created world must try to “catch up” and find stability in God’s Holy activity. But the physical universe tries to catch up with God’s perpetual influence not only by being constantly on the move, but through finding stability within new units of complexity and self-organization.

If there were no Creator-God, all things would simply fall to the “bottom” (entropy). But since everything is being moved by God and is trying to keep up with God, the so-called “bottom” must keep rising to a higher plane of order and thermodynamics. This creates new orders of organization in the universe (reverse entropy).

The evolution of bio-complexity on earth is the continued endeavor of things in dynamical process to catch up and more perfectly mirror God’s Holy qualities. These qualities become more apparent as nature brings forth higher-levels of organic structure. For instance, the higher the degree of complexity we see in evolving living structure the more we see a perfection of reciprocal cooperation. Every cell lives for the welfare of the entire body and the compound body lives for the welfare of all its cells.

How is the evolution of bio-structure representative of Nature’s incessant striving to catch up to God? God is Infinite Love. The essence of love is to unite and share. Increased organic complexity is the result of increased unified sharing. Nothing new comes together without perfecting reciprocation. In this way evolution attempts to catch up to God by perfecting an image and likeness of LOVE.

This physical analog of love becomes even more God-like as it evolves into the psychical realm—that is, through the evolution of increased intelligence and consciousness. Human subjective experience allows creation to find its equilibrium in acts of kindness and goodness. Reverse entropy now moves from increased thermodynamics to its equivalent psycho-spiritual dynamics.

Religion is God’s strategy to offer guidance for the human heart and mind to find stability in spiritual love. This will allow the human spirit to ultimately find its proper equilibrium in God’s eternal kingdom of mutual love, called heaven.


About thegodguy

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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