In The Biginning

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. — Genesis 1:1-2

태초에 하나님이 천지를 창조하시니라 땅이 혼돈하고 공허하며 흑암이 깊음 위에 있고 하나님의 영은 수면 위에 운행하시니라 –창세기 1:1-2

Dios, en el principio, creó los cielos y la tierra. La tierra era un caos total, las tinieblas cubrían el abismo, y el Espíritu de Dios iba y venía sobre la superficie de las aguas. — Genesis 1:1-2

Notes: Here, heaven symbolizes the inner self, and the earth symbolizes outer self. Formless (void) refers to an absence of goodness and empty to an absence of truth. The result is darkness. The Spirit of God stands for the Lord’s mercy. The surface of the waters means our cravings and falsities. (from Secrets of Heaven by Emanuel Swedenborg)