If heaven is a state of being where one is filled with peace, joy and love, then why not have that experience while you’re still here on Earth?
Mind you, I’m not disputing any religion’s views of heaven in the hereafter. I am proposing that you create your own version of nirvana right here, right now.
Why should we view our life in a human body as one destined to be filled with suffering — is that really necessary? Remember, pain is necessary at times (i.e. when we get hurt physically or emotionally), but suffering is optional.
As Ayn Rand so eloquently stated, “Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness should be waiting for us in our graves – or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth.”
If I took a quick poll, I’m sure many of you would vote for “here and now”! And why shouldn’t we have the experience of joy, of feeling our greatness, of living in a state of wonder, of fully trusting, of feeling at peace and being filled with love? Well, we absolutely SHOULD.
We are extensions of (pieces of, children of) the divine oneness from whence we all came (whatever you choose to call it). And therefore, our inner essence is that of divine perfection. It is only our humanness that errs, that is designed to be fallible.
And as children of God, we have the privilege of living from our essence (our soul) and/or living from our humanness.
When we live only from our humanness, we might feel like we can never get it right, like we’re always messing up (but remember, it’s because we were intentionally designed that way). We might feel frustrated and lost, disconnected from source, purposeless.
Whereas, when we are able to step into our soul’s path and live from our divine essence (ie follow our internal GPS’ guidance, our inner knowing), then we are able to literally create the experience of heaven on earth. We are able to live from that place where we are connected to The All, where we are All One, where we have a unity consciousness, where what’s good for one is good for the many.
And it is from that place of connection, from that space of our greatness, from that center core that is our essence, that we can have the experience of heaven while in this human form.
Now this is not an either/or choice — even once we choose to live from our inner greatness, most of us will pop back and forth between that and living from our humanness. That’s perfectly natural. And yes, some will come to a place where they can live fully from their soul.
There is a bumper sticker that says, “Those who don’t go within, go without.” Most of the time it is promoting meditation. But I think of it slightly differently. I interpret that saying to mean that we must go deep within, to our essence, our core, our divine connection, if we are to live the fullest life possible here on earth. And if we don’t do this, we will only live from our humanness — which is a mere shadow of the experience we’re capable of having.
Now that you know you have the choice, do you choose heaven now or later? Let me know…