1-40. Heaven is Real. Your concepts of hell were formed of illusions born of ego. The Love that God has for you is forever absolute.
To describe anything as Real must imply that it is Forever. Reality as it is understood in this world consists of an ever changing and nearly infinitely variable array of disparate pieces, atoms composed of smaller, subatomic particles that form arrangements of vast and highly complex structures. Not to mention energy in its many forms and a great variety of interacting forces, all useful models to help quantify and solidify an apparent understanding of an overarching set of rules, systems of organization that appear to describe a complete structure which is referred to as the physical universe. Certainly these models have utility and provide massive assistance in harnessing the various rules of nature in processes of creation, fabrication and scientific discovery. But all of these bits, these disparate atoms and the structures they form, cannot be said to have any permanent reality. They form, disintegrate and are altered. They don’t last forever. The physical universe itself appears to have had an origin as well. Perhaps even a death, if death is an appropriate concept to apply to a structure as unimaginably complex as the totality of the physical universe. Within all of this change, no consistency can truly be found. The universe and all of its requisite components must change. Entropy is irreversible. Eggs don’t unscramble. Disintegration and chaos appears to be the natural tendency of all physical structures. This does not represent the Nature of Heaven. Heaven is not a place. It is not a structure, not a destination and not a universe separate from this physical universe. It is the Home of God. Because it is the Home of God, it is your Home as well. You are not lost, not cast off into a dark void of abysmal separation from God, bereft of God’s Love and doomed to live out your days in a place that is devoid of Truth. Heaven is Real. It is Eternal. It does not change for it has no need of change. Heaven is Perfect. It is not a physical place but rather a state of mind, one in which all that is Real is accepted and Love is remembered. Because Heaven is where Love is remembered, it is available to you, right now. You do not need to go anywhere, change anything or be something that you are not to remember the Grace and Glory of Heaven. You have not left Heaven. You have but forgotten Heaven for such a short amount of time that to attempt to compare the Peace and certainty of Heaven against the amazingly brief amount of time that has passed since you forgot Heaven is a meaningless bargain. Heaven is with you now. It is True that in a purely metaphorical sense, Heaven does indeed have Gates. They are found in your heart. They are the Gates of Love that will appear to open when you are ready to accept that God has always and will always Love you. To imply that these Gates can open is to assert that there might have been a time when they were closed. This is not at all the case. The Gates of Heaven have never been closed to you. You have only placed your mind into a state in which Love appeared to be unavailable. You may not understand how this has happened. That is of no consequence. How you arrived in this state of mind is not how you will leave it. Examining how illusions were accepted in the place of Truth has no value, for the path leading away from God is not the same as the Path that leads back to God. Hell is a concept fraught with abuse and overuse. It is employed to justify a wide range of abuses, frightful consequences and fearful dictates to attempt to align the behavior of many with the minds of a few. This will not do, for the Mind of God is Infinite. Because the Mind of God is Infinite, your mind is Infinite as well. You can imagine any hell you would like. The most horrific of them all might appear to be the hell in which God has decided that you are no longer worthy of Love. But this is not possible. For God to no longer Love you would require that your Creation was not Perfect. This is also not possible, for all that God Creates is Perfect, now and forever. Because that which God Creates is Perfect, you are Perfect. You can deny this as long as you’d like. You can summon an army of reasons to justify why you believe that whatever you have done or said must have been so unforgivably horrible that God would elect to cast you out of Heaven. Those that you have wronged, spoken harshly to or otherwise damaged may be sought out as sources of forgiveness. But God has no need of forgiveness for God knows who you really are, in Truth. The ego condemns. It damns and it demands. It demands sacrifice when none is needed. It asks you to believe that you are imperfect. That you are unworthy. That you are wrong. That you have been judged and that God’s judgment of you is that you are unworthy of Love. This is not True. The ego is blind. It is a self-justifying cycle of illusions. It cycles endlessly, seeking rationalization for its existence in a process that is founded upon absolutely nothing. The ego is not real. It is an illusionary sense of self that has no basis in Truth. You are not just a single, tiny, minuscule part of a vast and unforgiving universe. You are a Child of God. These words do not serve to encapsulate the Truth of what you are in any meaningful way. But they can assist with a process of undoing, a process of allowing illusions to fall before the Light of Love. God’s Love for you can show you another world, a Perfect world in which Love is known and accepted without reservation and without limit. The only hell that exists is the one that you condemn yourself to when you are unwilling to accept that you are, now and forever, a Perfect Child of God. To say that God is Love is absolutely True. But God is so much more than this as well. Words fail to even begin to approach the Truth of God. This Truth is to be Experienced. It cannot be captured in mere words, in abstract concepts or through the teachings of others, no matter how wise they may be. The Truth of God’s Love for you is available through the Truth that lives forever in your heart. It is not of this world. This Truth is so much more than anything that your mind can capture or control that it must simply be allowed to be Experienced. Through this Experience you will begin to gain certainty and trust in God’s Love. This may occur in fits and starts, little glimmers of hope, momentary flutters of Light that begin to illuminate the darkness that the ego has cast over your mind. Rarely does a Soul alight from the utter hell of the ego and return to God in a single step. Generally this process requires time and progress along a Path, a Path that leads back to God and away from all of the condemnation and damnation of this world and its beliefs in limits and unworthiness. You can begin on your Path simply by accepting that it might be possible that God has always Loved you. More importantly, you can progress by accepting that God will always Love you. You can draw ever closer by accepting that because God Loves you, you must love yourself as well. You can arrive very close to the Gates of Heaven by accepting that because God has always Loved you, God has also always Loved all of the Children of God. You can begin to open the Gates of Heaven by accepting, without reservation or hesitation, that you have always been and will always be infinitely worthy of the Love of God. You can step through the Gates of Heaven and arrive at a place of infinite Light by accepting that the Love that God has for you is forever absolute, complete and Perfect. In this simple acceptance of Truth, all of the illusions of the ego will fade and the Light of Love will become the Light that forever illuminates your Mind of Peace, returning you to your Home.