Spiritual Climate Change

head with treeEver since the earth was formed, the climate has always been changing. During these changes, new species have come upon the scene and many old ones disappeared. (Wooly Mammoths have been found frozen with vegetation still in their mouths!)

Humankind has an instinctive sense that they are living in a way that is causing weather patterns to change more quickly and threaten all life as we know it on the planet. But the problem goes much deeper than relying on fossil fuels and sending greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

The problem has its source in our psycho-spiritual realities. Even if you do not believe in an afterlife you can embrace the notion that how we live in the world is according to our values. What do we hold as most important? If we are selfish, we will throw noxious and hurtful influences into our mind’s ecosystem, where our decisions will have a physical affect on nature’s ecosystem.

God is the supreme environmentalist. God gardens this hidden ecosystem, if we let Him, to ensure that the most positive thoughts and desires will grow within us and be harvested by all.

According to scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg, God’s Holy Word (most of the Bible) addresses not the visible physical world but the deeper environment and climate of a person’s heart and mind, where choices are made and actions taken. The “Garden of Eden” represented such an inner climate and utopia where the human spirit enjoyed a most healthy mental environment.

When this inner environment of the heart and mind is flourishing, humankind will make the proper decisions to keep the planet’s physical environment healthy and flourishing as well.

I have addressed these “rarefied” ideas in my first book, Sermon From The Compost Pile.



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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2 Responses to Spiritual Climate Change

  1. Kenny says:

    Simply and powerfully stated, as per usual godguy. Keep doing what you do so well !

    • thegodguy says:

      Dear Kenny,

      Thanks for following this blog site. I am committed to writing 1,000 articles – I’m at 949. After that I will probably continue to write for this site, but at a much slower pace.

      Spiritually yours,

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