How to make yourself the center of the universe!

The answer is simple. Become an angel!

Many people already believe that the universe revolves around them. But this kind of self-importance and egocentricity is a one-way deal and doesn’t work. To be at the center of everything requires a movement in two directions—the world not only has to be focused on you, but you have to be focused on everyone else.

That requires angelic love.

Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg described every angel as occupying the center of heaven’s form. If this seems scientifically implausible, just contemplate all the living cells in the human body. Each cell works for the benefit of the whole body and the whole body works for the benefit of each of its cells. So every cell, according to utility and service (analogs of love), represents a center in its biological kingdom from which forces proceed outwards and return back.

The same holds true in God’s heavenly kingdom. Every angel directs his or her love to all the others and all the others direct their love back. So, only by living an angelic life of mutual love can an individual truly become the center of everyone’s attention (including God’s attention).

To do otherwise, and have everything focused only towards oneself also has its analogy in the human body. It is called cancer.

The cosmic scheme of mutual love is God’s wise plan for order in the universe. You are important in this plan to the degree that you make others equally important to your life. That is the only source of true peace and happiness.

Happy holidays to all my readers!

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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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