“Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” Luke 17:21 KJV
One of the reasons so many people are LIVING in hell is because they are waiting to DIE so they can experience heaven. Many people are under the impression that we are meant to suffer while we live. ‘It’s just the way of life”, they say. The more we suffer on earth, the greater our reward will be in heaven. People invest in the belief that life-long suffering is honorable. Now don’t get me wrong, I know that everyday will not be sunny, there will be rain. However, if EVERY day is a monsoon……Something is amiss in your life. Even in the tropics, monsoons are only for a SEASON, not all year long.
When one suffers, their lives seem meaningless. They begin to feel as if God has abandoned them. This could not be further from the truth. God could never be APART from you because God is A PART of you. I tend to believe God is the TOTALITY of WHO YOU ARE. When we feel separation from God (HEAVEN) is when we begin to suffer and our lives become a LIVING HELL. In order to ‘correct’ this mis-belief, we must go beyond personal anger and fear to a realization of our true self, the self that was never afraid and can never be wounded. We must RE-connect to our God-Self in order to experience HEAVEN on EARTH.
Our mind holds a lifetime of conditioned beliefs through which it filters all perceptions, including suffering. Our body spontaneously lets go of pain the moment the underlying cause is healed; however, the mind has a mysterious replay button. It is through the mind, we create a PRISON of suffering and then forget that we hold the key that will set us free. Even after years of emotional healing work, we all sometimes make the mistake of believing that something “out there” is causing our suffering. In reality, outside events are only triggers. The cause of suffering is within. There is no ‘out there’. There is only ‘in here’. And it is IN HERE that you will find HEAVEN.