HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED what it would be like to have a glimpse of the Heaven we have heard so much about?
kingdom of heaven is at hand.
What I share is an expression of what it might be like to live what A Course in Miracles calls The Happy Dream. Nothing changes - just a shift of perception occurs. As it does, "what was" stands still and perception re-configures reality... all that was glistens in a new way for The Light of Love Shines upon it.
willed you Heaven, and will always will you nothing else.
In this article I would like to give you the reader a glimpse of what I have come to realize through my study of A Course in Miracles and its idea of Heaven. Here I offer what heaven might look like while here on earth and the sensory exploration available to one who awakens to this awareness within. I invite you to join me as I venture now where few choose to go... Rest your mind and allow me to take you as I enter an idea in the mind I will call Heaven here and now.
I saw a new heaven and a new earth,
What would Heaven look like?
Bible speaks of a new Heaven and a new earth,
On www.GotQuestions.org in response to a question: What are the New Heavens and the New Earth? it says that many people have a misconception of what heaven is truly like. Revelation chapters 21-22 give us a detailed picture of the new heavens and the new earth. After the events of the end times, the current heavens and earth will be done away with and replaced by the new heavens and new earth. The eternal dwelling place of believers will be the new earth. The new earth is the "heaven" on which we will spend eternity. It is the new earth where the New Jerusalem, the heavenly city, will reside. It is on the new earth that the pearly gates and streets of gold will be.
Heaven - the new earth - is a physical place where we will dwell with glorified physical bodies (see 1 Corinthians 15:35-58). The concept that heaven is "in the clouds" is not biblical. The concept that we will be "spirits floating around in heaven" is also not biblical. The heaven that believers will experience will be a new and perfect planet on which we will dwell. The new earth will be free from sin, evil, sickness, suffering, and death. It will likely be very similar to our current earth, or perhaps even a re-creation of our current earth, but without the curse of sin.
and earth shall pass away"
What about the new heavens?
It is important to remember that in the ancient mind, "heavens" referred to the skies and outer space, as well as the realm in which God dwells. So when Revelation 21:1 refers to the new heavens, it is likely indicating that the entire universe will be created, a new earth, new skies, a new outer space. It seems as if God's heaven will be recreated as well, to give everything in the universe a "fresh start" whether physical or spiritual.
In A Course in Miracles we are told that there are no levels of difficulty in miracles and that if miracles aren't happening perpetually, then something has gone wrong. In Heaven all is miraculous; we see all as a reflection of the One Love we are. We think a thought and - as if we strummed a chord on an instrument - the Universe responds in accordance to what we have requested. The Miracle becomes us. Our thought is made known where only seconds before it was hidden from our view.
How would it feel to live The Happy Dream (a Heaven while here on Earth)?
Colors appear brighter. Sounds sing merrily through us as if we are the very instrument that blows wistfully in our ears. Our senses are on high alert as they are tastefully experiencing joy in a way not known before this moment of Divine intoxication. In this Holy Instant, Heaven is born through us. The limited world we knew before - based on separation - is replaced with a world of infinite wonder and Unity in Love.
Would those you Love still be around to share in your Rapture - "The Holy Instant"?
Nothing changes in The Holy Instant; all is the same. Our perception re-organizes reality. We take our mind off of "what was" and put it on The Love of God. All that seemed un-loving becomes Love-generated again. Love's expression becomes all we experience.
In the parable of The Prodigal Son we are told that there is no judgment that befalls the son that returns home to his Father. The Kingdom is open to the son and all is given him on his return. Heaven is and always was the son's home.
We are told that The Kingdom of Heaven is within and in A Course in Miracles we are reminded that the only reason Heaven isn't known is because we have taken our eyes off of it.
In Brent Haskil's Journey Beyond Words Joshua says:
Then, in Revelation 21:22-26, we read:
Love is the progenitor that propelled me into the arms of my beloved. Ananda "Eternal Bliss" unlocked the gate to the Happy Dream. The Happy Dream is the experience of Heaven while here on Earth...
comes clearly to me now that everything of this perceived world is an
outward-manifestation of my mind - a mind based on old programming.
What I AM seeing is an effect of an old mind set (for the most part).
Truly we have no thoughts in the Now, just memories revealed to my mind
and then manifested in my world.
are told that God is no respecter of persons; so, all that we ask He
certainly releases to us. We have the Power within to access anything
we desire, including the perceived good, bad and horrid. All live within
our minds. By consciously choosing a desired outcome, I can trigger
it to become part of my world. In fact, I do this all the time, but
mostly I AM not aware that I AM doing it. The Law of attraction
IS absolute! What I assume or ask to come to me will come -
like a magnet to steel. My world brings me what I ask it to.
This is what Neville means when he says, "So you set your heart fully upon this gift, and then you can endure the temporary ills of the world."
As minds that still depend on the old programming to get us what we desire, we will continue to see the ills of the world. We will not see the connection they have to us because we think we have risen above them.
I, John, saw the holy city,
Let us be vigilant for the Kingdom of Heaven, knowing that this focus is the only Truth in our mind. All else are only memories of fear and loss, appearing as they always have. As we see, so the Kingdom appears in our world. For some the Kingdom is sparse; for others the Kingdom is grand. Let us not judge another's course... Let us all simply focus on the Highest we can imagine and watch as it appears in our world.
I sat in contemplation on my favorite beach here on The Treasure Coast
of Florida, a place that resonates close to my heart's fulfillment...
I turned and I looked into the eyes of my Beloved. His blue eyes dazzled me as he kissed me on my lips and held me in his arms awakening me as I had dreamed he would. The Prince has come - the One I have dreamed of. One Love has awakened in me and I will never be lost in a world of limited being. Today I am one with all I see... This part of my world - my sanctuary, in which I have always found respite - is new to me for I now see with new eyes. Sight comes from the Heart of all Being.
The sand embraced my feet as I walked along the shoreline with my Love - my dream now realized. Alone in Love's expression we were and are... Heaven has become me as I bask in Love's Glory.
foot has reached the lawns that welcome you to Heaven's gate;
Today Heaven has become me.
stand before the gate of Heaven,
then you hold the key that opens Heaven's gate,
One Love awaits all that step through the gates of Heaven. If we follow the heart, there is no effort required. As is said in A Course in Miracles, "There is no need for help to enter Heaven for you have never left."
The mind, conscious of its True Self, will take you back into Heaven... if you follow Love's Calling. Love is the answer. Let your heart take you home to the Heaven you never left.
kingdom come, Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
© Ananda of Love, 2009
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