No matter how well I develop my talents, I still have to vacuum the house

vacMy household chores do not go away with my successes at writing books about or studying rare cosmic concepts.

Every week I have to vacuum. It is one of my responsibilities. While this sometimes aggravates me (and my egotism), without this responsibility my physical body would be left out of participating in the greater scheme and harmony of the universe, which is to cooperate with a heavenly endeavor. And, I would lose my three-dimensionality (in spite of any overblown self image).

God didn’t make me just to be a one-dimensional egghead. He wanted all of me, including the participation of my body and heart as well. This three-fold responsibility allows me to fully experience myself as truly made in God’s image and likeness because my three-dimensionality corresponds with the Lord God’s own three-fold attributes of Divine Heart, Divine Intellect and the Divine Activity of both advancing together in harmony and in maintaining all processes in the universe.

Certainly God has infinite talents worth bragging about. But instead, God chooses to show infinite humility by silently working behind the scenes. After all, I don’t hear a constant “whir” of the divine vacuum cleaner above us that is sweeping up all the messes we make.

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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2 Responses to No matter how well I develop my talents, I still have to vacuum the house

  1. loveofdios says:

    Brilliantly insightful. Thank you. Infinite humility. Silent cosmic whir.

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