This world can be made a heaven. As the saying goes “Heaven on Earth”. Its how we choose our lives and the decisions we make everyday. Many of us have been oriented or believe that heaven is experienced after physical death, after judgement. We don’t have to wait till we die to experience heaven. Heaven is right here where we are. When we have thoughts of love, joy, happiness, compassion, caring, helping each other, love each other, we are building heaven on earth. With the disharmony such as wars with nations due to power, money and conquests, we distanced ourselves by living joyful and happy lives.
In my lifetime I’ve read and observed wars such as Vietnam, Iraq, Afghan, Korean, etc. In some instances it’s about good over evil or political governance or what is good for the nation or acquiring wealth. With love and helping each other, we do not need wars and will reduce the wars. The challenge is putting our leaders to work for peace and prosperity for all nations. If each leader from the nation makes an effort to bring about “Heaven on Earth”, we are succeeding and experience joy, happiness and enlightenment.
As individuals we can make a difference to experience love, joy, happiness, gratitude and compassion by our self-reflection and reaching out towards others and helping each other. Heaven on Earth is at hand right where we are in our living life and on earth, not there somewhere in the sky. Pray to God or divine spirit for joy and happiness within self and share the love and joy with others.
Rev. Ernie Martin, The Reverend of Love, Las Vegas Nevada