Let us all become spiritual mothers!

With Mother’s Day coming perhaps we can take some time to ponder how God might like us to celebrate this wonderful occasion – that is, spiritually.

While this day is set aside to honor our terrestrial mothers, the Lord God would hope that we could raise our minds to giving this special occasion a spiritual twist. You see, from God’s heavenly viewpoint, all humanity is female.

Say what?

Well, to be more precise, God looks at all those who have the potential for living a true spiritual life as female. That is why in Revelation 21: 2, those who will represent the New Jerusalem (men and women) are described as being “adorned like a bride.”

This seemingly odd biblical statement actually represents the dynamics of a universal principle by which active forces always command passive forces.

In order for humanity to become spiritual, their hearts (will) must become a womb that is receptive to the Lord’s teachings. God’s tenets are spiritual seed – but only if we allow these teachings to become the active principles in our life.

To make oneself an appropriate “womb” for God’s seeds of truth to be implanted into our heart requires passivity. Passivity requires personal humility and giving up our egocentricity, self-love and our self-absorbed life, for higher and nobler spiritual values. Otherwise, if we insist on being the “active and dominating force,” God’s teaching (Divine soul-sperm) will have no proper receptacle to impregnate the human mind and spirit.

So God “fathers” our spiritual re-birth. But we must also “mother” our own individual spiritual re-birth. In other words, humanity was created by God to go beyond reproducing its genes. Humanity can become the means by which God can produce spiritual offspring. This special offspring will become a new generation of angelic beings that will populate God’s heavenly kingdom of mutual love.

Remember, we are also God’s children. So happy Mother’s Day both here and in the hereafter!



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 http://www.staircasepress.com
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7 Responses to Let us all become spiritual mothers!

  1. Roger says:

    The sexual metaphor you have is apt, but it is only a metaphor.

    It does not obviate the fact that there are real men and women in heaven and they have real heterosexual sex (not just metaphoric sex or mind-melts) with real sex organs.

    Ditto for the men and women in hell. However, their sexual lives might be polygamous, promiscuous, obsessive, centered on dominating others and, frankly, perverted. Not always though – Hitler’s evils were not sexual. He was faithful to his girlfriend/wife (Evan Von Braun) and he is probably still faithful to her in hell. But while they enjoy normal conjugial happiness, they do indulge in the evils which they loved while on earth.


  2. thegodguy says:

    Dear Roger,

    Thanks for the comment.

    I have addressed the sexual organs of angels in another blog as well as in my upcoming book “Proving God.” Remember, the spiritual world is not physical, or constrained by time and space, therefore, the sexual organs of men and women in heaven or hell are not physical either. Rather, a male penis and female vagina correspond to the qualities of a spiritual being’s heart and mind.

    Even with that said, spiritual organs of reproduction are more REAL and substantial than their physical counterparts (sex happens in the brain and mind).

    You keep using the term “metaphor” as if the physical world is more real than the spiritual world. But the opposite is true. It would be more correct to view one’s terrestrial sex organs as physical metaphors (correspondences) of their spiritual organs.

    Physical sex organs are an extension of the male and female brain. Spiritual sex organs are the extension of the male and female mind.

    As for Hitler, I cannot speak for him!

    Spiritually yours,

  3. sks says:

    Dear GodGuy,
    Thanks for this wonderful, inspiring post! I truly love the metaphor you share here with all of us. It transcends anyone’s personally favored doctrines and gives us a great insight to think about. It always amazes me how Universal truth does that…

    This post is actually a very simple, yet very deep message for all of us. Thanks for putting it out there in a fresh, new form for all of us to savor! I’m looking forward to your new book!

  4. thegodguy says:

    Dear sks,

    Thanks for your supportive comments. Be sure to let me know what you think of my new book. It is a 400-pager, full of new Swedenborgian insights, so it will not be an easy read.

    Spiritually yours,

  5. thegodguy says:

    Dear Roger,

    By the way, the title of my blog post that addresses the sexual organs of angels is “Sexual Intercourse in Heaven” (August 2008).

    Spiritually yours,

  6. Roger says:

    Dear TheGodGuy,

    When will we be able to purchase your book?

    I have googled it in the past and I have found it currently not available.



  7. thegodguy says:

    Dear Roger,

    Thank you for your patience. Books have been delivered to our Distributor. Hopefully, you can order a copy by the end of the week. By this evening I should know for sure. The books are in the pipeline!

    Spiritually yours,

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