ACV7 S19: AC 5250-5270

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5250. Verses 15, 16. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and no one interpreteth it; and I have heard upon thee, saying, Thou hearest a dream to interpret it. And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, Not unto me; God shall answer peace to Pharaoh. “And Pharaoh said unto Joseph,” signifies the perception of the celestial of the spiritual from the natural; “I have dreamed a dream,” signifies prediction; “and no one interpreteth it,” signifies ignorance of what was therein; “and I have heard upon thee,” signifies the capacity of the celestial of the spiritual; “saying, thou hearest a dream to interpret it,” signifies of perceiving what is in the things foreseen; “and Joseph answered Pharaoh,” signifies knowledge; “saying, Not unto me,” signifies that it was not from the human alone; “God shall answer peace to Pharaoh,” signifies from the Divine Human through conjunction.

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Gray Glenn
Gray Glenn
3 hours ago

PRINCIPLE from 5253…in the internal sense no person, nor even anything determined to a person, is regarded. …in the spiritual world nothing is regarded as determined to person. …directing the attention in speech to person narrows and limits the idea, instead of extending it and making it unlimited.   TASK: Regard people and circumstances in daily life as expressions of something general and not particular. Work at speaking and thinking about things apart from person, time and space. In particular, suss out an inner process that reflects what is taught in AC 5258 about the banishment of truths that are of… Read more »

Janna King
Janna King
8 hours ago

AC:5256 ‘Saying, It is not mine’ ” Regarded in itself the human is nothing but a form receptive of life from the Divine; but the Lord’s glorified Human, or His Divine Human, is not a form recipient of life from the Divine, but is the very being of life; and that which proceeds therefrom is life. Such is the idea that the angels have in regard to the Lord; “ Task: During obscurity or temptation, affirm this reality: Our humanity is a vessel that can receive life. The Lord’s humanity is NOT a vessel. It is Life, and therefore ready and able… Read more »

Sarah Walker
17 hours ago

CL 284….. The love of their infants and children with the mother and that love with the father, join together like the heart and lungs in the breast, the love of them with the mother being like the heart there, and the love toward them with the father like the lungs. The reason for this comparison is because the heart corresponds to love and the lungs to understanding, and with the mother is love from the will, and with the father love from the understanding. AC 5254  From this it is plain that by the words “I have heard upon thee,… Read more »

Siri Hurst
Siri Hurst
3 days ago

5270 Shall be seven years of famine. The subject treated of is the seeming privation of truth. When we acquire truths during reformation, we store them up in our memory, but this is not sufficient for they must be conjoined with good. The truths are then apparently banished in order that this can happen, but first the evils of the love of self and the world must give way. This state of being deprived of truths is called desolation or an evening state. The work focus is to reflect on this process. What evils of the love of self must… Read more »

Fred Braakman
Fred Braakman
3 days ago

Text: 5270. Shall be seven years of famine. That this signifies a lack and seeming privation of truth, is evident from the signification of a “famine” as being a lack of knowledges (see n. 1460, 3364), thus also a privation of truth; for that falsities banished truths so that it appeared as if they no longer existed, is signified by “the thin and evil kine did eat up the seven fat kine; and they came to their inwards, and it was not known that they had come to their inwards;” and also by “the thin ears swallowed up the seven… Read more »

Judy & Len Robinson
Judy & Len Robinson
3 days ago

ACV7S19-Judy # 5259 -2….: In a word, nothing that is beneath can do anything of itself; but that which it can do, it has from what is higher; and because this is so, it evidently follows that everything is from the Most High, that is, from the Divine. Consequently man’s thinking from the understanding and acting from the will, he has from the Most High or from the Divine. But his thinking falsely and acting evilly comes from the form he has impressed upon himself; and his thinking truly and acting well is from the form he has received from the… Read more »

Louise Gardam
Louise Gardam
4 days ago

Arcana Coelestia #5259 (related segments):
“….. what is exterior never thinks from itself, but from what is interior, or what is the same thing, what is lower does not think except from what is higher; …….nothing that is beneath can do anything of itself; ……. thinking falsely and acting evilly come from the form he has impressed upon himself; and his thinking truly and acting well is from the form he has received from the LORD; “…..

Louise Gardam
Louise Gardam
Reply to  Louise Gardam
3 days ago

Principle: We should try to think from above, or to be open to thought from the light of truth. (The LORD is the source of all that is real.)

Work Focus: So how am I thinking? What affections and guiding lights are involved in my thought process? Do I try to look to the LORD in my every day thoughts?

Ian Keal
Ian Keal
5 days ago

Amazing Processes. I am not an eloquent person, and struggle to capture ideas and put them into words. But here goes… I am seeing a back and forth of Unfolding and Enfolding back to what has unfolded. The Butler remembers his sins – unfolding. Pharaoh Sends and Calls for Joseph – enlightenment. Pharaoh “Says” to Joseph – natural perception unfolding. Joseph Answers – Instruction from a higher level enfolding Pharaoh “Speaks” to Joseph the dream – unfolding thoughts about what is given back and reaching out for more instruction. Joseph “Says” to Pharaoh – the dream is one, ..more instruction… Read more »