Heaven

Why may it take us so long to extricate ourselves from this world of madness? That is a misleading question, because time is relative, and if our attitudes are right, we can experience even Heaven itself in the here and now. Jesus says that Heaven is not a condition, but the awareness of perfect oneness. (T-18.VI.1:5) Surely in our mystical moments we come close to experiencing this wonder, and there are few of us who do not have mystical moments from time to time, even if we don’t call these memorable times by that name and even if we do not recognize these memorable times for what they are.

Jesus also says that we must retrace our steps, in effect, a process that he likens to a ladder, where we retrace our steps into descent, and eventually the ladder is removed. (T-28.II.12:7) Our old ideas of Heaven being “up,” of somewhere out in the sky being Heaven, here comes into play in Jesus’s metaphor. We cannot truly enter the Heaven that is actually within until we have let go of all illusions; this may be a very long process, because we have gone deep into madness.

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  1. Celia, thank you!! Today I went for a walk around the lake, while heavily resisting a call to Love because I perceived it to be too difficult. On the ground, as I was walking, I found a black tag laying there that read, “delusional”. I began to wonder if i was delusional for feeling this love, if my senses were way beyond their bounds. Now I realize, with your post, that this was a call to Oneness and that my resistance to it is delusional (if this was intended to mean anything for me). 🙏

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