In the space of 4 days, I heard of the passing of 4 different people – two of them beloved moms and two beloved dads. If anyone read my recent newsletter, I was inspired by my guides to write about death and how much it is such a part of our lives.
Today I’m feeling so much more inspired to write about heaven. For what is heaven? It’s a place that we all know – for certain. But, each of us will have our own interpretation of heaven and when we return to spirit, we’ll all have that one image in our minds of what heaven looks like.
Whether we refer to our home – the place from which we all come – as heaven or give it any other name, is a result of what we believe. With so many different religions and belief-systems, I find it quite interesting that there seems to be a general consensus that there is heaven, somewhere out there.
If heaven is a place we all know, why is it that there is so much discussion surrounding it’s validity? Why is it that so many people find it difficult to relate to a place called heaven and why is it that again, so many people know without a shadow of doubt that heaven exists?
The word “heaven” is used in three basic senses in the Bible:
- the physical heavens
- the spirit realm
- a symbol of a high or exalted position.
Our bible also makes reference to heaven as being an eternal city known as ‘new Jerusalem’, and this is what it looks like :
‘A river, clear as crystal, will flow from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the city. On each side of the river there will be a tree of life, yielding twelve kinds of fruit every month. The streets will be pure gold, like transparent glass. The walls of the city will be adorned with every kind of jewel, emerald, onyx, amethyst, topaz, etc. There will be no need for a sun or moon, and no need for a temple or church. The presence of the Lord will be its light.’
According to Wikipedia : ‘Heaven, or the heavens, is a common religious, cosmological or transcendent place where being such as gods, angels, spirits, saints, or venerated ancestors are said to originate, be enthroned, or live. According to the beliefs of some religions, heavenly beings can descent to earth or incarnate, and earthly beings can ascent to heaven in the afterlife or in exceptional cases, enter heaven alive.’ Some interesting thoughts indeed!
For me, heaven is our home. Heaven is the place in which all souls reside. It is that place to which we are all connected and that connection is never broken. It is never halted and it is never put into question, for there is no other place from which we come. We all have a different idea of what heaven looks like, being in human form, but from a spiritual perspective, we as souls, all know exactly what it looks like and we all know that it is our point of origin and our point of return. The cycle that keeps us returning to human form, does not alter the fact that we are souls.
Heaven is the place that our souls return to every night when we sleep. Sometimes we remember, sometimes we don’t. Heaven is the place that we each get to experience in its totality when we complete an earthly existence. It is where we are once again re-united with those who have gone before and so, in essence, it is a place of rebirth just as the earth is a place of death.
Love is what keeps us connected to heaven and love is what keeps us all connected to each other – always as souls, ever eternal, moving ever forward, ever our place of peace.