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Heaven is a place, and a state of mind. Heaven is for real

  • By Paul West
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Some people say heaven is not a place. It’s usually based around the quote “heaven is an awareness of perfect oneness.” This is one of those things where you have to look at what other quotes say to build a full picture.

Logically, this world that you think is a place, is not a place, because it is an opposite to God’s creation. Secondly, this world will cease to appear to exist when it disappears into the nothingness it came from. The question then will be, WHERE will you (your soul) be located? It definitely WILL NOT be located in this world.

A further question is, where is Jesus hanging out right now? He’s not in a body - and when the world disappears (“together we will watch the world disappear”), His Home will not be lost. So where is he?

How about “Heaven remains your one alternative to the strange world you made”?

How about over *10* references to “in heaven”?

How about, “Heaven is the sum of all God created” or “Heaven includes all of God’s children and their creations”? Do you think Creation takes place in this world? It does not.

So when Jesus says “Heaven is an awareness of perfect oneness”, He is correctly saying that it entails AWARENESS of God and Creation. It IS a “state of mind” in God’s mind. But there is more to Creation than just mind. There is also BEING. And being requires “somewhere” for you to BE. Yes Heaven is suspended in God’s mind.

But let’s also be clear, awareness IS NOT perception. And the the world you made is a world of perception. Being AWARE of Heaven can only take place IN Heaven. PERCEPTION of Heaven (a reflection) can only take place IN perception - in this word.

Let’s also be clear on the other favorite quote, “God is in everything I see because God is in my mind.” Fact is, this is talking about PERCEPTION. The entire lesson talks about this. You cannot PERCEIVE God. You can be AWARE of God, and this awareness requires - REQUIRES - the END of perception, which in turn requires you to NOT BE IN A BODY because the body was made SO THAT you had something to perceive with.

When God finally scoops you up and takes you TO HEAVEN, you will regain full *awareness* of perfect oneness, replacing your perception of oneness. And when this world disappears - not forgetting that THERE IS NO WORLD (so the world is NOT a place), “all that remains” is Heaven. It is the “place” where you LIVE, BE, CREATE and EXTEND.

Heaven is not inside of spacetime. It’s not a place as in, a physical location in space. But it is somewhere. It is everywhere. You can BE THERE, without a world. And the course describes it as “a living world.”

So yes, Heaven is a place. Heaven is the ONLY place.

Finally Jesus says of heaven, “I can take you there any time.”

HEAVEN IS REAL!

HEAVEN IS A PLACE, AND A STATE OF MIND

Some people say heaven is not a place. It’s usually based around the quote “heaven is an awareness of perfect oneness.” This is one of those things where you have to look at what other quotes say to build a full picture.

Logically, this world that you think is a place, is not a place, because it is an opposite to God’s creation. Secondly, this world will cease to appear to exist when it disappears into the nothingness it came from. The question then will be, WHERE will you (your soul) be located? It definitely WILL NOT be located in this world.

A further question is, where is Jesus hanging out right now? He’s not in a body - and when the world disappears (“together we will watch the world disappear”), His Home will not be lost. So where is he?

How about “Heaven remains your one alternative to the strange world you made”?

How about over *10* references to “in heaven”?

How about, “Heaven is the sum of all God created” or “Heaven includes all of God’s children and their creations”? Do you think Creation takes place in this world? It does not.

So when Jesus says “Heaven is an awareness of perfect oneness”, He is correctly saying that it entails AWARENESS of God and Creation. It IS a “state of mind” in God’s mind. But there is more to Creation than just mind. There is also BEING. And being requires “somewhere” for you to BE. Yes Heaven is suspended in God’s mind.

But let’s also be clear, awareness IS NOT perception. And the the world you made is a world of perception. Being AWARE of Heaven can only take place IN Heaven. PERCEPTION of Heaven (a reflection) can only take place IN perception - in this word.

Let’s also be clear on the other favorite quote, “God is in everything I see because God is in my mind.” Fact is, this is talking about PERCEPTION. The entire lesson talks about this. You cannot PERCEIVE God. You can be AWARE of God, and this awareness requires - REQUIRES - the END of perception, which in turn requires you to NOT BE IN A BODY because the body was made SO THAT you had something to perceive with.

When God finally scoops you up and takes you TO HEAVEN, you will regain full *awareness* of perfect oneness, replacing your perception of oneness. And when this world disappears - not forgetting that THERE IS NO WORLD (so the world is NOT a place), “all that remains” is Heaven. It is the “place” where you LIVE, BE, CREATE and EXTEND.

Heaven is not inside of spacetime. It’s not a place as in, a physical location in space. But it is somewhere. It is everywhere. You can BE THERE, without a world. And the course describes it as “a living world.”

So yes, Heaven is a place. Heaven is the ONLY place.

Finally Jesus says of heaven, “I can take you there any time.”

HEAVEN IS REAL!

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