Recently I read THE FIELD: THE QUEST FOR THE SECRET FORCE OF THE UNIVERSE written by Lynne McTaggart after ten years of interviewing scientists around the world who have gone beyond the science of Quantum Physics in search of the mysteries.
The "Field" is in reference to all the space that permeates not only planets, stars and galaxies but all matter down to and within the atom. It is what keeps everything from collapsing and that which gives the mechanistic physical laws effect. It is called the Zero Point Field.
It has been defined as "heaven" by theologians not knowing exactly what they were referencing. It is a place where all the history of the Cosmos is encoded. It is a place of individual consciousnesses.
It is a place where all conscious life remains after mortal death. It is a place where an action on earth or anywhere in the Cosmos is instantly recorded regardless of distance and it's history is imprinted in every part of itself. It is the place where all our fore bearers exist to this time in space.
This is the place where "God" began to be. It is here and it is now, it is everywhere!
As a twelve year old child in Eugene, Oregon about ten months before Pearl Harbor, I had a brief glimpse of it when the shroud across my eyes was removed and I looked and I beheld it as if the heavens had opened before me. I identified with it and knew that was where I came from. In fact at that time it was where I would have preferred to be. To me it was confirmed by that paranormal experience.
It is the place where telepathy and precognition as well as retro-cognition and remote viewing has it's origins. It is the place without beginning or end and is also the place where no bombs or rockets or war has any place or effect. Yet it registers and records all the violence done to planet earth and the Cosmos.
There is no heaven or hell just a natural separation [disconnect] of those souls who have never learned to love their fellow humans and become "connected" with them.
All of life that is the earth's remains with the earth; the accolades, the body, the clothes and the possessions. Only the consciousness goes/remains with the Field.
This is similar to the parable of it being easier for a camel to crawl through the eye of the needle
than for a rich man to get into heaven. The reason being the lack of connectedness with his fellow man (hence heaven) as he clings onto and garners more riches in this world to the exclusion of the welfare of others. Yet everyone wants to be connected in an afterlife. Truth is that this is the life in which to get connected.
Since the United States is the only major nation of the world that has not enacted laws to provide for universal health care for its citizens, it can safely be said that as a nation, it is unconnected with the Cosmos and with its own people more than any other nation in spite of its rhetoric of "God Bless America" and "In God We Trust".
America's religious leaders and theologians can debate the meaning of Gen:4,9 about "Am I My Brother's Keeper" and about the answer Jesus gave to the Pharisees who asked him, "Rabbi which is the greatest Law in the Talmud?" for as long as they fruitlessly wish but until they point blank tell their followers the absolute truth, they are doing Americans a disservice.
The truth is that Jesus's response was to first love God with all heart might, mind and strength and the second like unto it to love one's neighbor as oneself. He added that upon these two principles hang all the laws and the prophets. Rest assured the laws of physics not then known are encompassed. (Mark 12:28-31)
The word "love" is not passive it is active. One cannot love unless one is doing something to demonstrate that love. It requires a positive action, an attitude and an exertion of energy.
A reality check shows that God needs nothing and all the pomp and ceremony at church gatherings passionately singing praises to God; swooning or swaying, et al, falls on deaf ears especially when at the same time we are complicit in violating the creations of God by destroying the Planet and wantonly making war and killing His creations. We can love God only by affirmatively protecting and respecting His creations i:e, our neighbors.