The Feeling: Introduction
The Feeling - Introduction
by Clayten Tylor
INTRODUCTION: The Feeling
In writing this "little book" that signifies "the doctrine of the New Jerusalem concerning the Lord" (A.R. 472), but which is really just about the feeling of love and happiness, I therefore, first felt it necessary to use terminology that is acceptable to both the religious and the atheist reader. But that kind of logic was in the hope of changing the atheist, to become a " believer. " T hen I thought, to change the word God, to Love, or even the spelling of it to something like Godd , just to overcome the dogma connected with that particular word was missing the point, because the traditional words, best resonate with the feeling that those particular words spiritually represent. By this I mean that the spiritual meaning of any word, such as "God," comes from the actual spiritual feeling as a vibration of th at particular word; the inner vibration as a feeling, gives life and meaning to words.
Here our personal "name" is also said to correspond with causing a similar spiritual feeling, and it is linked with "knowing" the inner nature or quality of our personal spiritual essence, for a "Name signifies the essence of a thing, and by seeing and calling by a name is signified to know its nature and quality" (145).
Therefore, "It is to be noted that the internal sense of the Word contains the genuine doctrine of the church" (9424), and unless we can feel this internal sense, we will never know the truth. "The genuine truth of doctrine does not appear in the literal sense of the Word, except to those who are in the illustration from the Lord" (S.S. 57).
To understand the "genuine doctrine of the Word," we will have to examine the internal feeling of words, such as "God," and "Christ," in order to reveal what they represent spiritually, without their religious interpretation, for "The name, which no one knew but himself signifies the quality of the Word in its spiritual and celestial sense seen by none but the Lord, and they to whom he revealed it " ( A.R. 824).
Therefore, all of this religious terminology is only a means to take us to a place where we can actually approach the true meaning of a "name," it's true spiritual essence; and to briefly become it as a feeling, to feel like God, to be like Christ, for, "To believe in Jesus, and not to approach him, but to pray to the Father for his sake, is not to believe in him, for all faith approaches him in whom man believes" (A.P. 805). Thereby, "to approach signifies influx and communication" (8159).
Also, when I use the term "man," it is meant the same as when it is said that, "Male and female created He them, and blessed them, and called their name Man" (475).
The "language" that we are forced to use to communicate, is merely an intellectual language, and yet, what I am going to explain is not an intellectual concept, but a spiritual perception of a "feeling," which is the most important "perception" of all of our five physical senses, for the, "Feeling is the inmost and the all of perception, for the taste, smell, hearing, and sight, are no other than the genera thereof" (3528). Yet, "The inmost with the good is love to the Lord and love toward the neighbor, but the inmost with the evil is the love of self and the love of the world" (7542).
A lthough, all we have are words to convey this inmost spiritual feeling, I want to stress that this " feeling, " really can't be understood with just words, for it is the language of the " heart, " and the intellect puts up resistance to this type of intuitive " knowing. "
by Clayten Tylor
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