A Glimpse into the Nature of the Life and Ways of Angelic Wisdom, and the Lessons We Can Learn From It.

July 23rd, 2020

 

The wisdom of angels surpasses that of Man manifold for many reasons, but in this post, I would like to offer an insight into the psychology of angels that keeps them connected to the Lord, how our psychology is based in these principles, and the lessons we can learn from it in our life.

The wisdom of angels surpasses that of Man manifold for many reasons, but in this post, I would like to offer an insight into one of the reasons how the psychology of angels keeps them connected to the Lord, how our psychology is based in the principle, and the lessons we can learn from it in our life.
Swedenborg gives us a great clue into the psychological source of angelic wisdom and peace:
“As for the pictorial speech of the angels, anything whatever that is encountered is taken as an object, whether it be an affection, or an insight, or anything of that order; and by means of these, delicate displays are created. So the objects are realities apart from objects of the senses: such as an affection, an insight, a color. These objects then arrange themselves according to the subjects being thought about”. (Spiritual Experiences, 450).
This is so extraordinary because it allows angels to see clearly what is of themself, what is from others, and thus they can distinguish what God is teaching them with supreme clarity. We can do this to a degree in this world, but here things are muddled as to what is our own and what is from others. In human communication people project their own feelings and emotions, and we react to others emotions; thoughts and reactive emotions sick like mud and glue and cause confusion and annoyance. We easily take on other peoples thoughts and feelings, acting and reacting without knowing where it comes from. By being able to see an idea or feeling as an observable object one is not subject to it but can discern its source and draw from it with enthusiasm and skill for the sake of bonding with the Lord and others who have the same quality of love. If it is of some ill intent it is seen and rejected. Seeing thoughts and feelings as objects doesn’t mean one is ‘a cold distant intellectual ‘ (although it includes intellectual objectivity). It means not being hooked into emotional entanglement, but to see thoughts and feelings for what they; they see the use and origin of a thing and can relate to it from their own core receive the wonders of God in a wonderful way. To address the particulars of truth in ones life, to see and feel the real causes of suffering and of joy, pain dissolves and joy magnifies. It makes it so one does not have to react to the idea or feeling but can respond in a skillful way, and be very clear with their companions.
In hell it is the opposite. Hellish people are masters of hiding and the arts of deception and causing harm by getting into people heads and causing destruction to each other.
Our saving grace is we are all in relationship with the Lord from our core, and He works to keep His relationship clear with each individual, and He seeks not to allow others to obstruct this privy relationship.. This is important because it is the truth and it helps people ‘to keep their peace’. When Jesus is teaching His disciples and sends them out for the first time he tells them that if they enter a house and are accepted to then bless that house; but if they are thrown out He tells them to wipe the dust off their feet and keep their peace. It is important to not take on other people’s negative feelings. This is not easy, it is a common part of human nature to compare and be jealous, but this brings other peoples problems and feelings into one’s self which disturbs and disrupts. In the Bible when Peter tries to ask the resurrected Jesus why John was not going to die as a martyr as Peter was told that he would, Jesus says, “If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you? You follow Me.?” (John 21:22). Jesus teaches that by being in our own core, and receiving from Him we will receive all the good we can handle. We don’t need to compare to to others. (The above verse is particularly potent for those who know Swedenborg for Swedenborg reports that in heaven Peter failed to do this. He writes that Peter took the saying that he would have the keys of heaven literally and was jealous that he did not have the power he thought he would. This serves as a great warning to us to not let pride rule.)
C. S. Lewis makes this point of wisdom several times through the voice of Aslan. Aslan admonishes people to not stick their nose into lessons that are between him and the individual concerned.
Developmental psychology, pioneered by Robert Kegan’s, shows how important it is to be able to perceive the difference between ourself and others for the sake of caring about others. His work reveals the developmental process of discerning the difference between object and subject, that is, of what comes from within and what comes from without, and how this is the basis for growing into maturity. Psychologist call it differentiation. Kegan describes how the ability to discern between one’s own needs and those of others, and then to care an do for others, is the essential skill of maturity. He identifies five levels of consciousness based on this skill. At the higher levels, one is able to see whole systems operating within a person in a society, and, the ability to observe the difference between their own system and that of others. An example of this is a good therapist who knows their own system and can see the framework of others and the patterns in their life, and from this skillfully guide them through the problems. The highest level involves all of this and being able to be self revealing in deep intimacy with another, to see one another and reveal like this builds a deep love. Even this is probably rudimentary compared to angels but it gives us an idea of how the same principles are at work. The quote from Swedenborg at the beginning describes the same kind of idea except in a more advanced way.
Finally, Swedenborg describes that in heaven the angels are always facing toward the spiritual sun, in which is the Lord. This is not a saying but an actuality. No matter how they turn Angels are always facing toward the Lord, and thus their minds are not easily obstructed by others, or from their love to the Lord. This is possible because there is no time or space in the spiritual world and all is based on the affections of the heart. So no matter how an angel is turning and interacting with others they are oriented toward their ruling love, the deepest of which is the Lord. Love is the gravity that orients them, in fact gravity corresponds to love. This allows each angel to be of use and a blessing to each other.

 

 

Understanding The Moral Priorities in the Economy of Humankind and the Environment: And How the Left has Made Global Warming the Cause de Jour of Globalism

September 21st, 2019

The powers on the left choose global warming because of the vagaries in proving that it is not man made, and, conversely, because it is difficult to disprove their claims that it caused by man. It has been easy for them to get an emotional reaction every time it gets hot; and then if it gets cold they switch up and call it climate change. Either way they are being manipulative. They have done a massive job marketing global warming.

The alarm bells have been pushed by the left for centuries now. They keep predicting that ‘several years in the near future’ the oceans will rise and destroy millions; the CO2 will kill off plants, but it never happens. Its similar to what the fundamentalists say about the second coming. They say the Lord will return to earth on a certain date only to find life goes on as usual. Environmentalism may have started out as a sincere cause, and in its own level it is, but now it is the cause de jour for the new world order to bring about globalism and socialism. The left use global warming similar to the way they have used liberation theology, which is an ideology for the marginalized and professes that ‘God favors the poor’. The later premise is a falsity that leads to a chain of falsities, and results in a dissociated state of false compassion, and false compassion puts emotion above reason. Global warming is the vehicle that justifies their emotion. They make Global Warming into a sort of religion, they give it that level of importance and feel justified in making everyone do the same. This has been pushed in all the countries in the world that have been seduced by the New World Order. They peddle doom to make people jump at their words. With absurd proposals like the New Green Deal they’re willing to completely destroy the United States economy by spending everything on environmental causes.

But all this has greatly changed with the advent of Trump. Trump pulling the USA out of the environmental accord was a huge blow. In truth Trump and conservatives care about the environment very much. They do so in a practical way and keep it all in perspective. The environment has to be considered soundly in balance with human economy. Real environmentalists know this, and study it accordingly. Greenpeace is normally an extreme left organization, but even its Co-Founder says that AOC’s ideas in the New Green Deal would cause ‘Mass Death’. Here is a quote from an article about his thoughts on the subject: “She fancies herself an expert on economics and the environment, but Moore called her a “pompous little twit” who would “bring about mass death. AOC’s ‘blathering insanity’ is green hypocrisy”. You can read the whole article at https://t.co/J6Ju7ZDGXA.

Taking care of the environment is important, which I think most people believe. The environment includes everything in our life – our home, our street, the neighborhood, the air, our parks, nature and the planet. We want to live in a place that feels good and clean, and that has a solid foundation for the future. The truth is that the single most effective and impactful way to have a good environment is to have a thriving, responsible economy. The economy of man and nature cannot be separated. The left puts nature as above mankind which is the wrong priority. In a technological human society the only way to have a good relationship with the environment is to have an efficient economy and industry, and then, at the same time care and work for healthy ecosystems in nature. It is man’s job to be a good steward of the planet, but mankind comes first.

One of the best ways an activist can be effective in improving the environment is to plant more trees. This has many benefits; it improves the beauty of its place, it recycles pollution, and produces more oxygen to name a view. It is also something activists can put their time and energy into and get real results.

When the economy fails we have chaotic crime, filth and disease on the streets. It is very disturbing for and to see people to live on the streets without sanitation that causes filth and diseases. Any sound person knows that when our neighborhoods, parks, personal values, city streets, national parks and open spaces are doing well people are happier and have a better attitude toward life. But when our city streets are full of drugs, homelessness; when we have shit in streets, rampant murder in the inner cities, and no respect for police – we suffer the greatest immediate impact of a bad environment, and the life of people falls into despair; and, in this situation people don’t give a damn about the planet – if for no other reason then that they are consumed in survival. But the left never considers this most important reality; they blithely ignore this essential factor and let the cities go to crap. There are thousands of examples of this as we have seen on the streets of all the major cities. Here is one example of the impact: https://twitter.com/CaliConserv1/status/1165485791469899777?s=20

I said above that the needs of humanity come before that of the environment. This is essential to understand. In the divine order of the universe everything that exists serves the human form. Human beings, with the capacity of consciousness and love, are the highest form in the universe. The end purpose of life is for man’s mind and body to be in a whole and heavenly state, and for human beings after death to populate heaven. Everything ‘below’ humans in this divine order, namely, animals, plants, nature, planets, the universe, serve in an immediate or remote way, the purpose of creation which is as I said the life of mankind. It is essential to understand that this is not to demean anything, because being highest form means that man is meant to be a good steward of nature. (I should also add that included in the fact that man is the highest form is that he can also be the lowest form. As we see in history, man has a conscience capable of receiving good from God, but he also can be evil far below that which any animal, or anything of nature can be.)

 The single greatest potential threat to the environment and the planet by far is war. War in general can destroy millions of people and acres of nature in days; specifically nuclear war could be devastating to the whole planet. The two countries in the world that operate with a good conscience in modern history and in the present are the USA and Israel. The USA constantly fights to prevent rogue nations who threaten others from causing war. The USA also prevents chemical war which is a horrid attack on humanity and the environment. Trump has done the right thing in spades on this. He has built the military as top priority so that we can defeat all threats efficiently and quickly. Ironocally, but in truth this is the single greatest factor for the earth. Leaders like Obama and Hillary would not have done this. They would have continued on the road to socialism and all the rampant corruption that has been exposed would have merely increased and gradually eroded and erased all that is best about the USA. They would not have the backbone to build the military, and in the case of war they may fight, but would be ineffective certainly compared to Trump. If environmentalists really cared about doing the right thing they would thank their lucky stars that we have a leader like Trump.

It’s a hard pill for leftists to swallow when they hear human needs are above those of nature even though it is common sense and entirely true. It is also hard for them to hear that they are being used as pawns for political leverage. The left paints the issue of Global warming as a doomsday, an all or nothing cause, so their thinking is totally out of balance. On the issue of global warming the people’s practical compass is off and the leaders moral compass is way off. The people may promote it from love of the earth, but the power brokers really use it for political power. They want the new world order of globalism, and they will do anything to get it. What is sinister about global warming is that it is the means of un-Godly pursuit; it is the goal of evil forces to take away freedom and set up socialism to rule all. They want to move God from the equation so that the conscience of the people will go blind. This new world order was well on its way, but the election of Trump has stopped its ‘inevitable march’.

The deceptions and manipulations of the left extend deep into academia, high schools and middle schools. They are currently holding a global warming ‘road show’; they are recruiting youngsters to attend the march with them en mass. The schools themselves voluntarily are giving them the day off for those who want to go. The backers of these events do not have the environment at heart but political control is their game. The want to recruit kids by the thousands, which they already have to a large degree. We must hope the kids mature and see how they are being used as they grow and understand how there needs to be a balance between God and man. Currently if you were to ask one of these kids they will say that the planet is more important than man.

The planet itself has proven to be a recycling machine. Nevertheless the level of pollutants  put out by man needs to be cleaned up by all countries. We know carbon emissions have an effect on the air and eco systems, and this needs to be managed, but the effect is nothing as the left would have us believe. In the mind of leftist leaders like Beto, AOC, Kamala, Newsome, and Sanders the need is dire and supersedes all other needs even the economy. In their extreme position good and evil become abstractions, and so evil quickly takes over because it is the work of evil to normalize evil. Many of these liberal thinkers relativize reality in their mind to such a degree they put animals above humans, Islam before USA, illegal aliens above Americans, and the environment above people.

For instance, Democrats want you to believe in Green New Deal, they try to alarm people by claiming that in 12 years disaster will strike. By their actions THEY DON’T BELIEVE IT THEMSELVES OR STAND BY IT, but they want YOU to believe it. Maybe they are just throwing mud against the wall hoping you will believe, but either way it’s a concerted effort of manipulation, hypocrisy and dishonesty played out in front of our face. The planet will be here for millions of years.

Furthermore, fossil fuels are far more efficient, reliable, and have less of a carbon imprint than solar energy, or wind energy. To build solar and wind energy on the scale necessary would destroy the energy infrastructure; it would destroy economy and throw man into chaos, but they don’t care. They have no practical sense in the matter. solar energy works mainly as a supplemental energy source.

Trump getting out of the EU Environmental Accord was the best thing that could of happened. The accord benefited the countries that are polluting the most, which is primarily China and India. The carbon footprint of the USA is less than 1/7th of China, and several times less the India also. Per capita the USA has much less of an imprint than most other industrial countries. India leaves a massive carbon footprint and is the number one source of plastics in the ocean by far. Kuwait is #1 in the world at producing the most waste, generating 5.72 kilograms per capita per day of MSW. #2  is Antigua and Barbuda. #3 is St. Kitts and Nevis. #4 is Guyana, and #5 Sri Lanka.

In spite of this the environmental accord wanted the USA to pay the lion’s share for the accord. This is just another way the world was fleecing the USA. No sound reasoning behind it, just a culture of corruption all the former presidents bought into. Trump standing up to the UN, the environmental accord and equalizing trade and tariffs around the world is a magnificent work of restoring the integrity in the USA, and also for the world. He is ‘pricking the conscience of the world’, and of course they don’t like it. They like their corruption, but a lot of countries are beginning to act with integrity. They all know what has been happening is wrong, and to their credit are beginning to make it right. But they never would of done so if Trump didn’t initiate facing the problem, and relentlessly pursue confrontation and negotiation.

     I believe that the primary cause in global warming and cooling has to do with solar cycles. Recently NASA put out a statement about something they have observed for a long time. After years of ignoring the left’s claims on global warming, NASA said changes in the weather are due to our solar orbit, and the resulting heat variations – NOT because of fossil fuels. Under Obama NASA was used to perpetuate the myth of global warming. https://techultras.com/nasa-admits-that-climate-change-occurs-because-of-changes-in-earths-solar-orbit-and-not-because-of-suvs-and-fossil-fuels/?fbclid=IwAR1oESjhpSqqGNFdR7dWTCKjsqKLjBcC5sjkbK9r08bfrbJ8KyKcDYplw2A

Understanding the Cause of the Left’s False Logic Concerning Immigration and Other Things

June 23rd, 2018
You see the extreme left acting out what I have been talking about for a long time, that is, FALSE COMPASSION EVENTUALLY LEADS TO VIOLENCE. It does so because false compassion means to live by half the equation of life. Real compassion is to be ‘harmless as a dove, and wise as a serpent’. The union of these two is genuine compassion and genuine wisdom. To separate them makes the mind natural and not spiritual. All spirituality is based on the union of body and spirit, love and wisdom, faith and charity, earth and heaven and so on. It takes an inner skill to exercise this with integrity, strength and humility. To separate compassion and wisdom and any of these others makes the mind natural only, and not spiritual. The extreme left invests in blanket compassion which is to separate. They put ideology before life which is backwards, and why they do such foolish things. On the issue of immigration they justify their view by looking at only the tragedy in some cases of children being separated from parents at the border, and that is all. They look at small, emotional half-truths and leverage them to impose on all. To have moral, intellectual and spiritual integrity you have to look at the whole picture and the particulars. It is essential to honestly look at the CAUSES in the whole situation and the particlars. This brings intelligence. The true seeker follows the truth wherever it leads, not just according to their own ideology.
The reason false compassion leads to violence is because to live by half the equation you have to deny the other half, and this consume one’s mind and energy. The Lord said, ‘you are either for me or against me’, which means NO-ONE gets away with being neutral to God – that is to be lukewarm; it is a repulsive vanity. This is why the extreme left focuses all their rhetoric on emotional appeals, on illegal immigrants instead of our own citizens, why they don’t use wisdom of the constitution, why they give freebies and think it will win people over, why they want to raise taxes to throw money at things, why they refuse to ban or vet terrorists, why in general they want globalism and socialism. They do not have intellectual integrity so they appeal to emotional tactics.
Recently at a progressive church the pastor gave an emotional appeal about the borders; she said, ‘borders are just lines; they are arbitrary human constructs. If we really loved we wouldn’t need that’. This is an emotional half truth. We all know that people, to be psychologically healthy, need to have good borders. We need them to have a sense of self and where not to let others into that space, and those that we choose to be able to come in. It is because we have a strong center and identity that we can keep out harm and have healthy intimacy. It is the same with a nation; we must have well defined borders and a strong center with strong resources before we help others, otherwise we both drown and become weak. To have no respect for borders is the opposite of divine order
Theologically what goes hand in hand with false compassion is the belief that there is no hell. Proggressives believe it is not compassionate to believe there is a hell. This is part of operating on half the equation of life. Now all of this takes place according to degrees. A lot of people know where not to cross the line. For those that take this to an extreme they will justify a lot for the sake of ideology, like antifa types that do actual violence and damage to property, or the antics of Kathy Griffin and Maxine Waters. On the local news channels now they claim that Trump started the cruel practice of separating parents and children when they know damn will he did not, but it was passed by congress and other presidents long ago. Trump fixed it, and like a man of wisdom he is also keeping borders safe. On CNN they actually have a talking head say all Trump voters are nazis who are complicit with a barbaric immigration policy. This is an example of an absurd thing to say that dehumanizes people so that they can feel that their opponents have no rights, and no worthy voice. When you see your opponent this way it is easy to justify violence. But this sort of thing happens in many little ways. My friend said the other day to a friend at the kava bar in Berkeley that it was a good thing that Trump did in Korea. They other guy said ‘you can’t say that here’.
Most people see through all this. I am painting a picture here of how it works to give an idea of the cause of whats going on, and to help people be able to articulate it when someone tries to deny their right to address it.
Here is the worst case scenario of how this can lead to violence. When one doesn’t believe in hell and actively denies it that allows hell to run circles around that person or society. And when we don’t believe in God and deny Him we lose the protection of God and his angels. Some would say that this is not compassionate of God, but they are wrong, because the person did it of their own desire and will. God does everything possible to stop them, but they throw them self into hell.
Fortunately we have a nation that is tethered to God in its origin, and a president now that fights for God in America and instinctively knows how to be in union. This practice brings great joy to God and His angels, and joy and prosperity to our nation.