When it is Time to Think About Heaven
Time Magazine has published a special heaven addition —wonders never cease. Recently, when checking out at Wal-Mart, right next to the “Enquirer,” I saw the publication, “Discovering Heaven – How Our Ideas about the Afterlife Shape How We Live” by Lisa Miller. Of course, I had to buy it.
With all the chaos in the world, one might wonder, what is the world coming to? It may just be that many people are wondering what life is all about and waking up to their connection with God.
It could be the time that many have been waiting for, the “last days,” “the fullness of times,” the “new age,” and perhaps the “Second Coming of Christ,” or the first one—if you are Jewish. If religion isn’t your thing (it’s not mine either) just think of heaven as Angels or the Universe or Source Energy, whatever you like.
What this Time Magazine special edition covered was the history of religions and when, where, and who thought up the different ideas of heaven. You may be interested in where your ideas of heaven come from historically. Miller states that 85% of people believe in heaven. She doesn’t say what she believes, except to remind us that we all die—“We start to die the moment we are born…” so it is time to decide what we believe comes next and why.
Personally, I like the kind of heaven from the movie staring Robin Williams, “What Dreams May Come,” where you and create your own reality of heaven and it is whatever you dream it to be. In fact, as you can tell from this blog—I think we can start creating heaven on earth by acting out our Higher Self and manifesting infinite possibilities with our intent, thoughts, actions and beliefs.
Also in this Time Magazine, Miller talks about the book by Eben Alexander, “Proof of Heaven.” From his work on the brain, Alexander concludes that science will establish the reality of heaven. Won’t that be a trip? Well, we can all pray for that eventuality. In fact, let’s create an affirmation for it—I AM proof of the reality of heaven. I see heaven manifest in the world around me. I accept it done on earth as it is in heaven.
What do YOU think heaven looks like?