Arcana Coelestia #5177

Arcana Coelestia (Elliott translation)

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5177. Those who have worried much about the future, and more so those who have as a consequence become grasping and avaricious, appear in the region where the stomach is situated. Many have appeared to me there. The sphere of their life may be likened to a nauseating smell emitted from the stomach and also to an ache caused by indigestion. People like these remain in that region for a long time, for worries about the future, when these are compounded by the way such people act, seriously impair and slow down the inflow of spiritual life. This is because these people assign to themselves that which is the business of Divine Providence, and those who do this put a stop to that inflow and so cut themselves off from the life of goodness and truth.

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From Swedenborg's Works

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Arcana Coelestia 9280, 10030

Divine Love and Wisdom 377

The New Jerusalem and its Heavenly Doctrine 121


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Spiritual Experiences (Travel Diary) 4759


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