“Perfect and infinite Mind enthroned is heaven.” (Science and Health, page 266)
Heaven is not about gaining a perfect material life. It is not about passing into a new sphere of experience, above this human life. Heaven is not a pipe dream or a hereafter hope.
Heaven is in letting God be God. It is enthroning—granting sovereign power—to perfect and infinite Mind. It is exalting God and His wisdom over all, and recognizing the authority of this flawless and loving Mind over every aspect of our lives. To name God as the sole authority and final word for us, we settle into our heavenly citizenship.
To do this and to claim that sweet release to God, to peace, to joy, to freedom, we must give up our worship of other powers. We have to kick material belief off the pedestal of our devotion, taking its little minion, fear, along with it. Heaven is already ours to experience when we let that divine Mind take its rightful place as the head of our lives, the wise and wonderful ruler over our hearts and our thoughts.
As Jesus reminded us, heaven isn’t here or there. It is right where we are, within consciousness, within our hearts. This holy peace is ready here and now for our acceptance, for our willing release to the heavenly law of Love.
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