I’ve been intending to write of my own experiences lately, but going through Elizabeth Blue’s writing this afternoon, this showed itself, and it feels important for this time.
by Elizabeth Meagher (Blue)
2.7.09 (age 19)
The Kingdom of God
In reading the chapter “The Kingdom of God is Within” I continually return to an idea that I have long pondered. This is the idea that ‘God’ dwells inside all and everyone and that in this way we are all One. When assuming that God is within every human being it becomes easy to understand the nature of heaven. To me God is the innate divinity that exists in us all. God is the light, the unconditional love, the compassion and the innate harmony that everyone has inside of them. Heaven is our expression and self realization of these aspects of ourselves. When one is fully in tune with these aspects of oneself then one is in tune with ‘God.’ When one expresses these aspects then one is expressing God and creating a heaven here on Earth. I believe that this is what Jesus meant when he said that the Kingdom of God is within.
The idea that heaven exists within oneself and is an expression of God is common among many cultures. While not all cultures use the same language in naming ‘Heaven’ or ‘God’, it is very common to believe that through a connection with the light and divinity within us (God) it is possible to reach a higher state of consciousness and discover a happy and peaceful world (Heaven). This is Jesus’ same teaching which is so blissfully compassionate. Everyone has the ability to reach Heaven, it is always within grasp to get there, and simply requires a connection with what we already have: the light within ourselves.