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Posted: April 20th. 2011 4:05:15 PM
Heaven & Hell
by Stewart Bitkoff
Age Group: Adult
Q: Speak to me of heaven and hell?
The picture of heaven and hell that has been placed in your mind is a creation of man. The afterlife with angels and devils is not necessarily like this; unless you want it to be. In the next experience, we create much of our own reality; just like in this life.
For the most part, this vision is a social construct and has been placed in our mind by others to manipulate. Behaviors of populations, to achieve specific outcomes needed by political leaders and religious teachers, are more easily controlled when travelers are frightened. Particularly, when populations believe directives are coming from God through religious representatives.
While there are serious consequences of actions that harm self and others, these outcomes are not simply, burning in hell (for evil doers) and (for the righteous) clouds with angels. Travelers must take responsibility for their lives and learn what is most helpful for their own development. They learn this by following a spiritual path and gradually learning to hear their own inner wisdom.
Remember you are a child of Light (God) and have come into this realm to work, love and serve by drawing closer to the Light. Certain actions bring you closer and certain actions distance you. Learn to follow the higher impulse; it is deep within you. Then scenarios painted by others of heaven and hell will no longer confuse you.
Know we came into this world for a purpose
And will leave it for another.
Find out what the relationship is:
For it will guide you in each realm.
Those who seek to serve Truth
And surrender to its manifestation
Have embraced Reality
And need not worry about either world.
I am the companion of him who remembers Me.
“O my Lord, if I worship Thee for fear of hell, burn me in hell; and if I worship Thee for hope of Paradise, exclude me thence; but if I worship Thee for Thine own sake, withhold not from me Thine eternal Beauty.”
Author's Location: Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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