The pressings of the idolatry of time versus the space that time affords us to reflect on our states and see our spiritual life unfold (3 mins)

Our relationship to time in any given moment offers us an opportunity see what is presenting in terms of our spiritual state

Apocalypse Explained 1130{3}: The thought of the spiritual man is abstracted from the idea of time, because it is raised above nature, and in place of that idea there is the idea of state of life, and in place of duration of time is an idea of the state of thought from affection, which constitutes life. For in the angelic heaven the sun does not rise or set or make years and days, as the sun in the world does; and for this reason the angels of heaven, because they are in spiritual ideas, think apart from time; consequently their idea of God from eternity does not take anything from origin, that is, from a beginning, but from state that it is eternal, and that everything therefore that is God and that proceeds from God is eternal, in other words, is Divine in itself. That this is so has been granted to perceive by an elevation above the natural idea into a spiritual idea.

Divine Love and Wisdom 74: Time makes one with thought from affection; for from that is the quality of man’s state. And with progressions of time, in the spiritual world, distances in progress through space coincide; as may be shown from many things. For instance, in the spiritual world ways are actually shortened or are lengthened in accordance with the longings that are of thought from affection. From this, also, comes the expression, “spaces of time.” Moreover, in cases where thought does not join itself to its proper affection in man, as in sleep, the lapse of time is not noticed.

Heaven and Hell 166:The like is true of all things that exist from time, as the four seasons of the year, called spring, summer, autumn, and winter; the four periods of the day, morning, noon, evening, and night; and the four ages of man, infancy, youth, manhood, and old age; and all other things that either exist from time or have a succession in accordance with time. In thinking of these a man thinks from time, but an angel from state; and in consequence what there is in them from time with man is with the angels turned into an idea of state. Spring and morning are turned into an idea of the state of love and wisdom such as they are in angels in their first state; summer and noon are turned into an idea of love and wisdom such as they are in the second state; autumn and evening such as they are in the third state; night and winter into an idea of such a state as exists in hell. This is why these periods have a like significance in the Word (see above, 155). This makes clear how natural things in the thought of man become spiritual with the angels who are with man.

The Canaanites, Amorites, Hittite’s and Perizzites

Arcana Coelestia 6859 … There are two origins of evil, and also two origins of falsity. One origin of evil is from falsity of doctrine or of religiosity; the other is from the cupidities of the love of self and of the world. As just said, the falsity of the first origin is from falsity of doctrine or of religiosity; and the falsity of the other origin is from the evil of the cupidities of the said loves. These evils are what is signified by the “Canaanite” and the “Amorite,” and these falsities by the “Hittite” and the “Perizzite.”

Third Round posts are short audio clips taken from Round 3 comments offered in the online Logopraxis Life Group meetings. The aim is to keep the focus on understanding the Text in terms of its application to the inner life along with reinforcing any key LP principles that have been highlighted in the exchanges.
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Paddy Morahan
12 days ago

Esther, the 12 step tradition has a lovely aphorism which suggests ‘knowledge does not become wisdom until it is lived’

Esther Fyk
Esther Fyk
22 days ago

This is from the Enneagram which I get in my email, every day. I thought it was Swedenborgian in that we must ACT on our knowledge, within and beyond. To me, this ties in with the notion of person, place, time and place being illusions.

“Think about this teaching today: Possession of knowledge alone cannot bestow virtue, happiness, or fulfillment. For these things we must look within and beyond ourselves.”

Sarah Walker
Reply to  Esther Fyk
21 days ago

This is a lovely testament to how the Word’s truth starts to appear outside of the Text as it opens us up – we find resonance with It in other places in our landscape 🙂