This is my own, highly individual answer to this question. Due to my nature, which tends toward the cynical and iconoclastic, my answer will be quite different from what most other Swedenborgians might say. I'll probably hear from a number of them. This doesn't make my view wrong.
In fact, this is one of the main reasons I want to have a Web site at all: to say what I think it means to be a Swedenborgian. I think my view is of great value. This doesn't mean my view is correct.