While my time on the Other Side (aka, "Heaven") was brief in human terms, when I was there it felt as if weeks or months were passing. I observed an amazing amount in, at most, just a couple of human hours. The first wonderful thing that I experienced was the beauty of Heaven, both visually and in a feeling-sense.
When I was there, a landscape of gently rolling hills surrounded me. Flower-filled grassy meadows spread out on the hills around me and huge deciduous trees in full leaf, trees larger and more grand than any here on Earth, surrounded the meadows. A barest sense of a light mist, as if it were a humid summer morning, clung to the tops of the trees. The sky shown a very light blue, similar to what you might see at the ocean’s shore, with wispy clouds and a very bright but somewhat diffuse golden light.
That was the visual. But there is more to Heaven than what we can see with our eyes. Below the surface visuals was a well of feeling fueled by love, peace, and an abiding Presence that I will call Spirit or God.
Through the landscape around me I sensed a profound feeling of peace, “rightness,” goodness, and love. The Beauty I felt really does deserve a capital “B.” It wasn’t just pleasing to the eye, there was something deeper to it, more harmonious, more blessed, more powerful. Everything felt tied together by love and peace, and the beauty of the scenes around me were the product of this unconditional love.
While the beauty of Heaven took my breath away, the sense love completely ensnared me and made me want to stay there forever. I felt a deep sense of that love flowing through all things around me: the air, the ground below my feet, the trees, the clouds, and me. I felt the love flowing around me, flowing through me, and eventually capturing me by the heart. I felt supported by a loving Presence so powerful, yet so gentle, that I cried again. I had never experienced such unconditional love and acceptance in all of my years on the planet.
It felt as though this place were built from love and peace on a very grand, cosmic scale.
What I realized (and was later told by my Guide) was that love formed the structure or underpinnings of Heaven. Each soul might see the "landscape" differently, but all sensed and "saw" the love that formed the basis for everything in the same way. That love and peace seemed to shimmer as glimmers of light beneath the surface -- winking in and out of visual sight. It had colors and sparkle and texture. It seemed to take the form of what I saw (trees, a meadow, etc.) but at the same time it was also separate from the forms themselves.
The closest I can come to explaining what Heaven "looked" like to my feeling-senses is to point you to the work of artist Ken Elliott. His paintings come closest to capturing what I felt underlying the landscape Over There. I'll share two pieces with you here with his permission, but please check out his website (www.KenElliott.com) for more examples.
|"Soft Blue Progression" by artist Ken Elliott|
"Soft Blue Progression," comes closest to showing you what the visuals looked like for me as well. "Yellow Wall," as well as Ken's other paintings, gives a sense of the energy or vibration of LOVE and PEACE that build everything There.
"Yellow Wall" by Ken Elloitt
Stay tuned for my next post which will explore the concept of LOVE as the First Teaching.
More details, including my thoughts, are in the book: Awakenings from the Light.
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