Heaven is an Inside Job

Heaven is an Inside Joy
by Liza Kerr, RScP

Today I celebrate that vibrancy that I manifest in living a life where I choose to experience love, joy, happiness and gratitude on a daily basis. Our beliefs are simply that heaven is found within us and to the extent that we realize it, it is true. So today I choose to shape my version of heaven. I close my eyes and sink into a meditation. I focus of those qualities of God (a God of my choosing) that I want to experience. I can pick one word or several: joy, happiness, peace, whichever word describes the quality I want to experience in my life. I do this by chanting the word(s) over and over until I slip into my meditation. Then I let it go and allow that silent communion with God to permeate my being. I don’t need to provide any direction, or ask any questions, I simply allow, I simply surrender. I remain in this place of silence for 20 to 30 minutes and when I come back to my physical body I repeat the mantra silently chanting the word(s) I used to enter into the meditation. I give gratitude for the time spent in heaven communing with God. I give gratitude for experiencing heaven in all of God’s masterpieces – you, and you, and you and all of nature.

I recognize that God is Love, Joy, Happiness, Peace and Serenity. I am one with God, for the innermost God and the outermost God are one and the same. If this is true for me, it is true for you. All of the qualities that are God are inherently part of you. I realize that to experience peace, I need to be peace. I need to be that pebble that drops in a pond and spreads peace out in ever widening ripples, love, happiness, and joy all flowing out from that source within. I am grateful knowing that each of you can experience this too. Be the ripple. Change the world. I release this prayer to the Law of mind, knowing it cannot come back to me void. And so it is!