Life as movement


[1 of 1] Swedenborg (1688-1772, Sweden): primary subject "Life, as movement" (search under Outer Life/Culture, Life, Society)": source "Spiritual Experiences, vol.3": detail "Section 4089 - 4090"
This shows the character of those who do not have the life of love, and that such cannot be in the grand human being, consequently not in heaven, nor move themselves there. They become like the dead, for nothing interacts with their fantasies; but the better they are grounded in the life of love, or the love of faith, the better off they are and the more mobile, so to speak, their life is. For the very least things pertaining to heavenly societies then interact. Then obviously, those who are convinced of what is false and immersed in a life of passions cannot but cast themselves out of heaven. Life itself is also portrayed by movement.
 This shows clearly that spirits, and angels even more, constantly converse among themselves, and live a life as people on earth do, reasoning, speaking, thinking about diverse subjects according to what flows in, not knowing but that they do so of their own power, when yet things are flowing in from all sides. For each of them is as it were a center, according to a stupendous plan from the Lord that not anyone can ever comprehend—as when it is merely stated that such a design exists whereby each one is a center.