Thursday, August 30, 2012
A harmonious inward and outward life
The inward life does not seem to work so well with the outward life in the great religions and in the great psychologies, the exciting inward life of St. Thomas Aquinas or Carl Jung is often at odds with the less exciting outward life.
This is not necessarily so with the Spirit-Will-To-Godhood in the philosophy of the Evolutionary Christian Church. Here the inward activating Spirit-Will requires outward material life to evolve to Godhood.
This suggests not the volcano of repression over the inner sexual self of Freud, but harmony and rhythm with the flow of natural life. It is not merely the sexual libido that seeks to break free into full expression, it is more deeply the Spirit-Will-To-Godhood.
Modernity isn't the main problem, as Traditionalism always suggests, it is disharmony and discord in the basic instincts. The fullness of human nature need not be repressed or suppressed as it often is in sentimental modern liberalism. Real nature, and human nature, prefers truth, beauty and merit, and sublimating human nature toward these virtues can be more harmonious.
With the Spirit-Will affirmed there is less inner/outer conflict, yet there is sublimation of the human forces of sex, aggression and compassion, because the Spirit-Will has a definite goal to which material life needs to be guided or sublimated, which ultimately is Godhood.
This sublimation takes the form of voluntary, non-coercive, culture-genetic selection in reproduction, in Ordered Evolution, directed toward Godhood, which is at the zenith of truth, beauty and merit. This culture-genetic dynamic can lead to real and more natural psychological maturity and fill the spiritual emptiness and rootlessness of modern life.