This female knowledge is particularly keen among wives towards their husbands. In fact, according to the great seer Emanuel Swedenborg, this knowledge is how a woman becomes a wife, as opposed to a mere married partner or “significant other.”
Swedenborg claimed that this special female knowledge of their husband’s state of mind is increased in the spiritual world. God has given women this instinctive knowledge for a divine purpose.
This relationship is very much like the differences between the human cerebrum and the cerebellum. The cerebrum is designed to perceive data from the outer world while the cerebellum is aware of everything going on in the cerebrum (one’s internal reality).
Also, the cerebrum sleeps at night while the cerebellum keeps on working (a woman’s work is never done).
The only way men can learn how to benefit from this situation is through a revelation from God. Without such important spiritual enlightenment, men and husbands will marginalize women, or their wives, and misread a woman’s role—such as in “nagging.” This “nagging” is part of the female endeavor (stemming from deep love) to bend her partner’s will (heart) in a way that will make him a “prince.” (This is the symbolic message behind the “fairytale” of a beautiful princess kissing a frog.)
As the husband becomes a prince, through battling his flaws of character, the wife’s happiness and beauty increases. It is only through this challenging spiritual process that a husband comes to genuinely love his wife and gain real wisdom. (Men need women to help point out these flaws.) And, it is only through a husband becoming a prince that a wife elevates her spiritual status and destiny. In other words, it is the husband’s growing wisdom that a wife fuses her heart to. So spiritually, they need each other
(An individual person can only become half an angel!)
Men and husbands, oblivious to the God-designed role of women and wives, react negatively to this “character-nudging” and therefore eventually dismiss them as unimportant and a hindrance to their personal success. Sensing this coldness from men, women will respond with everything from sexual frigidity to pursuing their own professional success.
Such is the human predicament of the post-modern and “liberated” world. This lack of understanding between the spiritual roles of men and women is why there is a war of the sexes.
Swedenborg’s book Conjugial Love, written from observations made in the Spiritual realm (by divine permission), describes marital love as transcending the mere bonding of two people. This profound marital relationship, is more than a means of connecting the two, it is the means to a new creation—a complete angel. The book demonstrates how two people become truly married if they contribute to each other’s unified spiritual growth—through increased intimacy (sincerity) for an eternity.
All men need to read this book! Especially Christian men, who according to Swedenborg, commit adultery more than those of any other major religion.