It is generally recognized that we perceive within ourselves
the things that our eyes see and our ears hear, that
these things more or less pass from the world through
our eyes or ears into our thoughts and so into our intellect.
If it is something we love, it passes from there into
our will and then from our will by way of our intellect
into spoken words and physical action. This is the standard
cycle from the world through our earthly self into
our spiritual self and from there back into the world. It
is important, however, to know that the cycle has its inception
in the will, which is the inmost core of our life.
And if we are intent on what is good, our will is regulated
from heaven by the Lord, even if it seems otherwise. This
cycle is the cycle of our rebirth, so it is the cycle of our
—Secrets of Heaven 10057:2, 4