Heaven is a Decision
by Nancy Bowers, RScP
“Heaven is the decision I must make.” Lesson 138, A Course in Miracles
There is One. I call that One God, but others might say Spirit, the Creator, Source Energy. It doesn’t matter. Different names cannot change Its essence: pure, unadulterated Love. Endless Joy. Fearless Certainty. Peace everlasting. Unity. Safety.
And I know that this Essence is mine. It is what I truly am. Not all of the countless things I make up. Not my notions of what appears to be “wrong.” Nothing is amiss. For in the bosom of God’s certainty lies a tranquility so deep that fear is impossible. I consciously choose to return my mind to this Peace. I consciously allow separation to dissolve into the nothingness that it is. I invite in joy. I release the world’s abject terror. I rest in the calm that magically knows what to do. Free of judgment, and fear of guilt, I allow God’s Goodness to envelop me with the warmth of Certainty. I am loved. I am cared for. I have all that I need, and my bounty reflects God’s great desire for me to experience how very treasured I am. Yet, I am not special, for I am one with all my brothers and sisters. That means you, dear reader. God’s desire for you is to realize how cherished you are and to extend that love to all you encounter knowing they, too, are that Love.
Come rest with me in this knowingness, this place of Heaven’s remembrance. Decide for Heaven: the place where apprehension is impossible; awash in such veneration is to know God’s Peace. Releasing all fear, the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence crumble into nothingness. All is well. Resting on such profound faith, we are brimming with the expectation of our good. We may not know what that looks like, but we can feel how utterly awesome God’s gifts are. We can refuse to believe that anything is less than perfect. We can turn away from conditions, away from what ego whispers the inevitable outcome (rooted in its fear!) shall be. We can turn towards the light, where the spark in us knows the spark of the Divine and Goodness abounds.
How grateful I am to return to Heaven. How grateful I am to recognize that it was always a choice, that I can decide for it. I love that God’s Peace is but a breath away, the moment I stop fighting reality, give up looking for what I don’t like and instead, choose Heaven.
I release anything unlike the Peace of God and I rest assured, cradled by the Love of Spirit. I allow my birthright to be my experience by choosing God in every moment. I step back and let Him lead the way.
And so it is. Amen.