I have a friend who bridges the gap between Christianity and the alternative metaphysical spirituality of a new age seeker. She worships in church and sings in the choir; she studies esoteric teachings and blends the two into one cohesive belief system that works for her. She speaks the language of both the traditional and nontraditional. I haven’t met many others like her in my travels as a spiritual seeker; she’s a hybrid.
On the other hand, I lean heavily toward the metaphysical, esoteric, the nontraditional, often finding myself at odd ends with friends and relatives who do not quite fathom my fascination for all things unusual. Ah well—different strokes for different folks, and sometimes best not to discuss it.
In the course of my nontraditional seeking, I often come across some fascinating ideas that send me off into an entirely new realm of expanded thinking. Most recently, I stumbled upon the intriguing idea that there may be a variety of heavens—a place for everyone. A Christian heaven, a Buddhist heaven, a Muslim heaven. Maybe there is even a Hybrid heaven, though perhaps that one might be a little lonely.
Well my goodness, that might explain a great deal, would it not? Maybe everyone hangs out in their own personalized heaven until they graduate and eventually converge into one great collective, all embracing Heaven, having finally realized that we are all One regardless of past beliefs. Wouldn’t that be something?
There is a story about St. Peter giving a guided tour for Protestants in Heaven. As they approached a certain door, St. Peter put his finger to his lips and said, “Shh—please be quiet as we pass this door. This is where the Catholics live. They think they’re the only ones here.” Hmm. Could this is more truth than fiction.
Regardless of belief, Spirit is alive and well. The doors of Heaven are always open, always ready to welcome and embrace any and all who have faithfully searched and followed the path of their teachings.
Well, that’s only my belief. I could be wrong, of course, but I try to keep an open mind . . .
Whatever your beliefs, whatever your skin color, nationality, race, religion, when our bodies are gone, we will clearly see that beyond the physical, we are all one in spirit.
Blessings to you, my brothers and sisters. When we know the Truth of our being, we will meet in the Heaven of One. That’s really something to look forward to.
Note: The photo above is courtesy of New Waves of Light, a website designed by anonymous individuals around the world who share the intention of bringing light and love to a world of darkness and chaos. (newwavesoflight.org or NWOL.us).