The following is an excerpt from Paradise, The Prime Real Estate of Consciousness.
Heaven, Valhalla and Utopia are but a few of the many names given to a place of spiritual bliss and enlightenment—a carrot hung at the end of a stick comprised of study, long suffering and, for many, death. Virtually, every religion has held the belief that there is a state of existence in which there is no suffering, no evil, no trials, filled with joy, love and light—and most importantly, a personal presence of the divine.
The roads are many but the destination across religious beliefs join into one reality where what is most important in your belief is obtained. Therefore, it becomes a curious element of the concept of paradise that perhaps it is not constant but is arbitrary to your own belief system. This quickly affronts the belief that paradise is a place. There have been many wars fought over the centuries as to whose concept of paradise is correct. The one thing we know for sure is that never in history has war led to paradise.
Paradise, when understood as a state of being, makes more sense in relationship to individual perception. Does this mean that each and every individual lives in his own unique experience of paradise? Are there any other common factors? Is there a “Truth” that permeates all definitions?
The pursuit of paradise is a slender, golden thread that permeates all cultures’ beliefs. It is the search for the perfect state of humanity. It is important to understand that all perceptions of paradise are filtered through the consciousness of those who seek to obtain it.
As you are well aware, there is only one consciousness and one creation, and within that fact lie the secrets and promises to the pursuit and attainment of paradise.