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Where is Heaven?

"I like to find out all I can about Heaven because I expect to live there through all eternity! If I were going to dwell in any country - making that country my home, I would inquire about all manner of things - its climate, the neighbors I would have -- in fact -- everything that I could learn concerning it."             Dwight L. Moody

So!

Is Heaven a world like earth - made up of bricks and mortar?

Is Heaven within this universe - i.e. above the stars and planets (where a large number of religious sects would have us believe)?

Where is Heaven?

A Material Heaven beyond the stars:

Could that be true? A Heaven above the planets and stars? A material Heaven where ethereal bodies dwell? A material Heaven where ethereal bodies dwell in the luxury of their own desires? I'll always remember the description that our local Seventh Day Adventist minister gave of Heaven - "One wall is made of diamonds and the other wall is red carnations and we eat mangoes all day."

Heaven on Earth:

Some religions don't believe that there is a Heaven, instead, they believe that this Earth is Heaven and one day they will live in peace and harmony on a beautiful new earth with flowers, trees and fruits that never die; where animals are harmless and friendly; and with clear waterfalls and blue sky forever - Heaven on Earth - 'The Garden of Eden'!

No Heaven at all:

Others believe that our Soul extinguishes when our body dies - no Heaven or Hell - nothing - (a reasonable assumption, and not without some merit).

Let's explore the above scenarios:
A material Heaven beyond the stars:

Jesus said in John 18:36 - "My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here."

A Heaven on Earth:

When Jesus was asked by the Pharisees when the Kingdom of God would come, in Luke 17:19-21 Jesus answered - "The Kingdom of God does not come with observation, nor will they say, 'See here!' or 'See there!' For indeed the Kingdom of God is within you."

No Heaven at all:

Heaven is The Light - one big ball of bright Light, and nearly every religious or spiritual group mention a bright white Light. Some believe the Light is most important, whilst others place more importance on the occupants who dwell in the Light - but where is it and how do we get there?

We experience snippets of the Light throughout our lifetime -

* the moment of triumph that we experience only after giving 100% concentrated energy to attain it, for example:

    - giving birth - that exhilarating moment when indescribable pain is immediately followed by instant relief and adoration when the baby is born

    - being first over the line in a race - another exhilarating moment when our mind pushes our body through severe pain and determination and then instantly, we are rewarded with gratification and release as we cross the line

    reaching a sexual climax in unison with your partner whom you love and trust

* the moment when we realize and understand a 'truth' in our lives - you know, the 'ping' as the lightbulb of knowledge switches on in our mind and we suddenly find ourselves nodding in agreement and understanding

* the moment of oneness as we meditate in peace, brought about by merging with our own spark of Light.

The examples above, and there are many others, help us to aspire to and become 'one with' a higher energy source until eventually, we have reached Heaven in its entirety.

Peace and Light

Amelia Robinson

www.myspiritualuniverse.com






















About Amelia Robinson

I am the second eldest of five (all girls), and spent most of my growing years on an Orchard, where my father worked. Religion and Spirituality was talked about and sometimes followed, but not persistently. I always felt alone and try as I might, could never seem to find a relationship where I could give my love completely and not get hurt, until I had my children. My aunty once told me that I brought my kids up right because they love and that was the highest compliment anyone could say to me. Still floundering from relationship to relationship in search of 'true love', it wasn't until quite recently that I finally stumbled upon it - love for myself - in all its entirety ... more

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