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Judy & Len Robinson
24 days ago

ACV7S12-Len #5130-3…”For the sensuous, like the rational, is born again by means of faith, but by the faith into which charity flows. Unless charity flows into faith and gives it life, faith cannot reign universally; for what a man loves reigns, and not what he merely knows and holds in his memory.” Task: To reflect on the truth that what I love reigns and to see if I can identify my ruling or core loves. Are they indeed good or evil? Observations: Once I have seen a truth for myself and experienced it in my life and as it resonates… Read more »

Simon Mervyn-Jones
24 days ago

5131 (3)   From this it is plain that the interiors and the exteriors of man, that is, what is rational, natural, and sensuous in him must be brought into correspondence, in order that he may receive the Divine influx, and consequently that he may be born again: and that it is not well with him till then. This is the reason why here by “when it is well with thee” is signified correspondence.   Principle: The correspondence in man of the rational, natural and sensuous is essential to really being born again, and thus becoming truly well and whole… Read more »

David Moffat
25 days ago

FOCUS PASSAGE 5130. … he who receives and has faith is continually mindful of the Lord, even when he is thinking or speaking of other things, and also when he is discharging his public, private or domestic duties, although he is not aware that he is then mindful of the Lord; for the remembrance of the Lord by those who are in faith reigns universally with them, and what reigns universally is not perceived, except while the thought is directed to it. Section 2. … for [in the other life] that which reigns universally in anyone produces a sphere of… Read more »

Melinda Robinson
25 days ago

5130: ..he who receives and has faith is continually mindful of the Lord, even when he is thinking or speaking of other things..   [3] ..for what a man loves reigns, and not what he merely knows and holds in his memory.   5135 [12] ..for he who takes away from the Lord what is His, and claims it for himself, is called a “thief.”   Task: I was thinking about the word “theft” and trying to notice what this looked like in my life. I was also trying to notice if I thought of the Lord during the day… Read more »

Michael Chester
26 days ago

5131 [3] From this it is plain that the interiors and the exteriors of man, that is, what is rational, natural, and sensuous in him must be brought into correspondence, in order that he may receive the Divine influx, and consequently that he may be born again; and that it is not well with him till then.   5131 [3] From this it is evident that both the interior and the exterior aspects of the human being, that is, his rational concepts, natural ideas, and sensory impressions, must be brought into a state of correspondence so that the Divine can… Read more »

Kirsten Schoenberger
27 days ago

AC 5130 “But remember me” ‘…for remembering and being mindful of the Lord do not flow from anything other than faith’ task: be mindful of the Lord   I experienced a big sense of negativity surrounding me as I thought about the reading and the task. The hells were there in full force: why do you always pick such a lame task? you just like the word ‘mindful’; there is much more important ideas presented here; are you even really trying to work with the text? It was heard not to listen to this hateful chatter. However I did remember… Read more »

John Talbot
28 days ago

AC 5131 (2) …..Rather, to enable the cause to exist the end must act on the level where the cause belongs, calling on assistant means to help it – the end- to bring the cause into existence: and to enable the effect to exist the cause likewise must act on the level where the effect belongs, by calling on assistant means to help it – the cause- to bring the effect into existence. These assistant means are ones that correspond; and because they correspond the end can exist within the cause and bring the cause into operation , and the… Read more »

Gretchen & Harald Sandstrom
28 days ago

AC 5132 [2]: “In its essence charity is to will well to the neighbor, to be affected with good, and to acknowledge good as the neighbor, consequently those who are in good, with a difference according to the degree of their good; and hence charity, because it is affected with good, is affected with mercy toward those who are in miseries. The good of charity has this within it because it descends from the Lord’s love toward the whole human race, which love is mercy because all the human race is settled in miseries.” This passage drew my attention b/c… Read more »

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Janna King
29 days ago

5129. Verses 14, 15. “But remember me when it is well with thee, and do mercy I pray with me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house. “
 
Work focus: Keep trying to ask the Lord (‘the celestial w/i the natural’) to make Himself known (‘be remembered’) amid the materialism and chaos of my current natural life experiences.
 

Louise Gardam
29 days ago

Arcana Coelestia # 5219. “….” ‘ for being carried off by theft I was carried away’ signified that heavenly things were alienated by evil…..” #5135 [5] …”In spiritual life there are no other riches than the knowledges of good and truth, and no other possessions and inheritances than the felicities of life arising from goods and truths.”   Principle: Evil drives out heavenly things.   Task: Become more aware of how heavenly things in me are alienated by evil choices and thoughts. Journal about what I see.   Submission: My proprium balked at calling my actions “evil.” But evil is… Read more »

Paddy Morahan
1 month ago

 
 
 
 

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Gray Glenn
1 month ago

The idea in #5131.2 of “assistant means” (Elliot) or “administrant means” (Potts) being the thing called on to bring about corresponds at the different levels caught my attention. The examples which followed in #5131.3 offer the principle to explore: when heavenly love is the end, the will the cause, and action the effect, and when the faith of charity is the end, thought the cause, and speech the effect. The task is to distinguish between how heavenly love proceeds and how faith of charity proceeds.

Sarah Walker
1 month ago

AC 5131   …..The sphere of faith from charity is the sphere which reigns in heaven; for the Lord flows in with love, and through love with charity, consequently with the truths which are of faith; and from this they who are in heaven are said to be in the Lord.   5133   …..all the angels are forms of charity, the beauty of which is from the truths which are of faith, and the life of this beauty is from the good which is of charity.   5138   ….and where there is good there is also truth, because… Read more »

Judy & Len Robinson
1 month ago

ACV7S12-Judy #5135-8….”“grape gatherers” denote falsities which are not from evil; by these falsities the goods and truths stored up by the Lord in man’s interior natural (that is, remains) are not consumed, but by falsities derived from evils, which steal truths and goods and also by wrong applications employ them to confirm evils and falsities…” #5138…”Hence the quality of the faith may be known from the life; for good is of the life and truth is of the faith, and conversely it is the same with evil and falsity….” Task: Can I see the difference between falsities which are not… Read more »

Siri Hurst
1 month ago

No 5130“Remember me with thee.” [3] The subject treated of is “the rebirth of the sensuous subject to the intellectual part, and which is represented by the butler…For the sensuous, like the rational, is born again by means of faith, but by the faith into which charity flows…for what a man loves reigns, and not what he merely knows and holds in his memory.”   The work focus is to be aware of those truths of faith into which charity flows or does not flow. That is, which truths of faith do I love to do and which do I… Read more »

Fred Braakman
1 month ago

Text: 5130. But remember me with thee. That this signifies the reception of faith, is evident from the representation of Joseph, who says these things of himself, as being the Lord as to the celestial in the natural (see n. 5086, 5087, 5106); and from the signification of “remember me with thee,” as being the reception of faith; for to remember and to be mindful of the Lord is from no other source than faith; hence “remember me with thee,” denotes that he may receive faith. The case in regard to faith is this: he who receives and has faith… Read more »

Ruth Duckworth
1 month ago

5130. The case in regard to faith is this: he who receives and has faith is continually mindful of the Lord, even when he is thinking or speaking of other things, and also when he is discharging his public, private, or domestic duties, although he is not aware that he is then mindful of the Lord; for the remembrance of the Lord by those who are in faith reigns universally with them, and what reigns universally is not perceived, except while the thought is directed to it. I found this passage comforting, that it is a common thing for us… Read more »

Ian Keal
1 month ago

AC5130 “Remember me with thee”…from the signification of “remember me with thee,” as being the reception of faith; for to remember and to be mindful of the Lord is from no other source than faith; hence “remember me with thee,” denotes that he may receive faith. The case in regard to faith is this: he who receives and has faith is continually mindful of the Lord, even when he is thinking or speaking of other things, and also when he is discharging his public, private, or domestic duties, although he is not aware that he is then mindful of the… Read more »