In the last century, scientists have discovered that mass and energy are equivalent. Einstein’s equation E= mc2 , where c is the speed or perpetual MOTION of Light, tells us that any massive object is simply the energy of Light that has been crystallized into atomic particles by means of the vortical motion of Light. Light involves and evolves harmonically and perpetually.
Although scientists have yet to find where this vortical energy of natural Light originates, more than 200 years ago, Swedenborg discovered that this natural MOTION of natural Light is in correspondence with the Spiritual EMOTION of Spiritual Light or Divine Love. Natural MOTION is in correspondence with spiritual motion or E-MOTION. Natural MOTION induces a change of place while E-MOTION induces a change of state.
The Divine Energy of Love involves and evolves. It first descends by influx and discrete degrees into the levels of the spiritual world (Celestial, Spiritual, Natural) and terminates in the elements of the material world of Fire (Light), Air (atoms), Water (molecules) and Earth (minerals). Once it reaches the level of Matter, this Divine Energy of Love longs to evolve or return to its Creator. This is why every being in the universe is motivated by its indwelling harmonic EMOTION of Love to freely return to Heaven where it can be conjoined with God in Love, Wisdom and Use.
It is through usefulness and organic life that beings are able to return to Heaven. The DNA molecule, which is a double-helix of vorticity, enables the energy of Love to return to Heaven. Now, this ascension by discrete degrees begins in the mineral kingdom. The mineral elements of the soil are useful to plants which enable them to grow and flourish. Plants then become useful to animals. Animals are nourished by leaves, grains, nuts, vegetables and fruits. Eventually, gentle animals become useful to human beings through transportation, work, companionship, milk, meat, leather and wool.
When the level of humanity is reached, the energy of organic life has the potential to be transformed into spiritual energy by faithful, rational and loving humans. It is through free acts of usefulness that human beings are able to fuse their loving intentions and rational ideas of Truth to generate a substantial body of spiritual energy. They can ascend to the three levels of Heaven by transforming their energy through reformation and spiritual temptation.
Since all beings are an image of God (Divine Love, Wisdom and Power), any real being must consist of a certain substance or ENERGY, this energy must be in some FORM and this form must be able to ACT. The material world is physically real because it consists of material and organic energies, these energies appear as physical forms, and these physical forms are able to act in the material world.
However, what we should also know is that the spiritual world is also real because it consists of spiritual energies (substances) that appear as spiritual forms and these spiritual forms are able to act in the spiritual world. Hence, in order to reside in Heaven, we must generate a body of spiritual energy or unselfish Love. This body of loving energy must be formed of True beliefs and it must act in a useful, wise and loving way. The quality of our free loves determines our spiritual energy. And the form of this energy or our appearance in the spiritual world will be in exact correspondence with our beliefs.
Around spirits, particularly around angels, there are not only fields of energy or power, which are the movements of substances like those that occur in the physical body, but there are also fields of all kinds of feelings, both spiritual and heavenly. These fields also change, in exact response to changes in their state of mind; yet all states go back to their one, own proper state.
From that one state, all the other states of mind, which are its innumerable variations, make up families, and these families make up houses, cities, nations. So they have their own blood and marriage relationships amongst themselves, which must by no means be confused.
Therefore, all the states in humankind and in spirits come into view by this comparison, but only for one who is gifted with discernment. Also, by the same token, intermediate goals [go back] to one predominant goal. These relationships vary, depending on the feelings.
Fields are present in nature’s threefold kingdom in no other form than all those energies that make up such fields, producing wonderful effects or phenomena, and indeed, beyond number. One could never attain to a knowledge of the causes of these phenomena except by deeper knowledge of fields made up of energy. For these constitute a kind of universe, the attributes of which are determined by its form and its formal attributes. This is true throughout nature.
In the case of an animate body, these fields have the character of invisible effluences around people, which are such that even if they were explained, no one would understand. This is quite evident in nature from experience with an imperceptible emanation, the existence of which is established by so many documented records.
But in the spiritual world it has also been demonstrated to me what an extension of this field there is. I saw how the moods and feelings of one were communicated with another, even at a great distance, without any alteration whatever, not to mention other amazing communications, interactions, discords and harmonies.
Each soul thus holds together strictly because of harmonizing substances, by means of tiny harmonizing fields which, once having been linked together, can never to eternity be disjoined without being reunited-even if they were a universe apart. For the Lord, Who is Love and therefore Conjunction, does this, working from the innermost regions.
Thus also, those who are in harmony in the other life are joined together in a social atmosphere, according to the likeness of their dispositions and minds. So souls are brought together into societies and groups on the basis of similarities, something quite familiar in our human society also, but occurring here in a very unrefined manner.
But souls do not know to whom they are joined, and they cannot be joined to good spirits, still less to angels, until their malignant qualities, which cause alienation, have been gotten rid of or moderated.
But this is such a vast field of knowledge that just the broad generalities would fill countless sheets of paper. SE 973-982 Emanuel Swedenborg