Can our own thoughts and desires be more of a prison than physical bars and walls? Can we break free from earthly cravings and attain spiritual freedom? In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore what eighteenth-century Christian mystic and spiritual philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg discovered about spiritual freedom during his time in the afterlife. Join in as they discuss how choosing to be led by God is actually more spiritually liberating than is choosing to be led by your own earthly pleasures and rational decisions.
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Curtis Childs is the digital media producer at the Swedenborg Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to spread eighteenth-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s timeless message of hope to all. While obtaining his degree in communication studies from Oakland University, Curtis experienced an internal battle with depression that led him to question God, existence, and his lifelong interest in Swedenborgian theology. After a period of intense suffering, he recovered from his depression with the help of modern medicine, therapy, and a return to the spiritually uplifting messages he found in Swedenborg’s writings. Now, Curtis is applying his education and desire to help others find peace through Swedenborg’s insights by producing and hosting a weekly webcast called Swedenborg and Life on the offTheLeftEye YouTube channel. Each week, Curtis and his behind-the-scenes team pour their talents and passions into creating for a worldwide audience weekly webcasts that focus on spiritual and societal topics such as the afterlife, angels and spirits, near-death experiences, faith, and more.