Heaven On Earth. Part 1.

July 30, 2013 by Jerry Alatalo

“Love a man even in his sin for that love is a likeness of the divine love, and is the summit of love on Earth.” – Fyodor Dostoyevski

ocean55We are happy to have this chance to share our thoughts with you. It is our greatest and most sincere hope that after you have finished reading these words, that you may in some way be a better person. Our vision for this work is there will be many who read these words and maybe the world will be a better place.

As we are becoming better people we sometimes underestimate the value of this becoming. The realization that creating Heaven on Earth is possible is a realization that takes a certain amount of thought. Sometimes it seems that the human race makes the life experience too complex and cannot see the simple truth within.

Is Heaven on Earth possible? The simple act of asking the question opens up our minds to all kinds of images of what Heaven on Earth would look like. The imagining of possible Earthly realities is extremely worthwhile. The simple act of going to a place in our minds where we consciously think about what some would call utopia begins the journey.

We have all been in conversations where perhaps someone inserts their thoughts and another will say: “let’s not go there.” With regard to humanity’s creation of a Heaven on Earth we are now going to “go there.” In this conversation we will attempt to communicate in such a way that there will be no doubt about the absolute possibility of creating an Earth reality based on infinite love.

Let us now just take a little time to consider the possibilities. First we need to ask ourselves if creating Heaven on Earth is worth any effort. From the wide range of our accomplishments as humans we have learned that certain goals are worth striving for. Consider the effort children exert when as boys and girls they are learning to ride their bikes. These children just know that what they are doing will result in their reaching a goal that will allow them to experience joy.

Consider the serious efforts of men and women who enter war zones trying to bring about peace. These men and women know that what they are doing will result in reaching a goal that will allow the people of the conflict zone to once again experience joy. Consider what drives the child to learn to ride their bike and what drives the man or woman as a peacemaker. Think about all the actions that we as humans take that lie in between the child learning to ride their bike and the peacemakers risking their lives to end war.

What is common to all the actions we as humans take? It is the instinctual belief that the actions will increase joy. Of course this begs some questions. For example: “what about those who take the actions which result in harm being done to others?” We have all listened to interviews where the host asks a question and the guest replies: “that is a good question.” Here you are the host, I am the guest and you have just asked me: “what about those who take the actions which result in harm being done to others?”

We are only a few steps into this journey and let us look at the questions that have already been asked. “Is Heaven on Earth possible?” “What about those who take the actions which result in harm being done to others?” It seems that we will be experiencing one heck of a journey. So let us begin. Let us attempt to deal with the actions of human beings that result in harm being done to fellow human beings. If we can come to a point where we understand why humans hurt their fellow humans, we will have the beginning established.

Let us first look at common hurtful actions. The most common hurtful actions are those which involve harmful speech. Now we must ask ourselves: “why would someone say something hurtful to another?” Perhaps the person who said the words has not come to realize that the person who they just hurt with words is a sacred being as we all are. Now you the host will ask me the guest to: “prove to me that we are all sacred beings.” With the asking of this question you are expressing your doubts that all humans are sacred; that everything we can see is sacred.

Perhaps we need to discover where spiritual truth is found. Is it possible that all of our current and historical assumptions about where we find spiritual truth in need of examination? The current state of humanity is one where most people think that the answers to their spiritual questions are found externally. What is the possibility that our answers to spiritual questions are inside of us?

His disciples said: “Teach us concerning the place where thou art, for it is necessary for us to seek after it.” Jesus said to them: “He that hath ears, let him hear. There is a light within a man of light, and it gives light to the whole world. If it does not give light, there is darkness.”

There is light within a man of light. Within is defined as 1: In or into the interior: inside. 2: In one’s inner thought, disposition, or character. So, after thinking on what Jesus said, we may give credence to the idea that our answers are inside all of us. Would the person who hurt the other have done so if that person were aware that inside of them resided God, the sacred and love? The answer is an obvious no. If the person was aware that God was inside of them, they would use speech that is helpful to others all the time..

 Simple logic tells us that if God and love resides in all people, all life and all things, then all people, all life and all things are sacred.

Continued in Part 2…

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14 thoughts on “Heaven On Earth. Part 1.

  1. You ask the question why would anyone say anything to hurt another.? The truth of this is that the person doing the hurting or harming is a person who is hurting and needing love. “Any action which is not unconditional love is a cry for unconditional love” ( Michael Brown, The Presence Process)
    Peace starts in our own heart – doing things for peace is not the same as being peace… I know many angry and sometimes aggressive people who want peace… but it has to start with them – inside !!! – discovering in the words of the Gnostics, the sources of anger, sadness, hate etc…And when we start loving ourselves unconditionally, then we can love all things, including our nieghbour…..and our enemies….

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    1. Valerie,
      I agree with you. The quote by Michael Brown is “spot on” and “hits the nail on the head.” We can extrapolate and say that humanity is crying for unconditional love. Your wise words are inspirational and appreciated. What two or three books would you recommend for people; those which have had a profound influence on you? Wouldn’t it be a great thing if world leaders began using the words “unconditional love” in their statements?
      Thank you for your thoughtful comment.
      Jerry

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      1. Hello Jerry, thank you for your lovely reply.
        You gave me much food for thought, asking me about two or three books… And I narrowed it down to Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth, Thich Nhat Hanh’s Peace is Every Step, and Glenda Green’s Love Without End… And for a mind blowing understanding of it all, Ken Wilber’s A Brief History of Everything..
        But I do feel from my own experience that we all need a mentor to help us see ourselves – not a guru, but someone trained in the techniques of purification, psychotherapy, whatever you call it – what the churches should have been practising for years, instead of preaching dogma!
        The Gnostics understood !
        Lovely to connect with you, Valerie

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        1. Valerie,
          When you mentioned that “the Gnostics understood!” an image came to my mind where, as you began to depart, I was calling to you in a loud voice to “come back and tell us what you meant!” “The Gnostics understood!” tells me that you have come across concepts in Gnostic writings which have had a great effect on you. The Gospel of Thomas (Gnostic text) contains passages which seem to point to reincarnation. This was a large revelation for me, and certainly many who have read the Gospel of Thomas, one of the texts found in Nag Hammadi, Egypt in 1945. Perhaps you could share your thoughts on the main spiritual wisdom you have received from Gnostic texts. We may as well try go all the way, to the heart of the matter, if possible. There may be some benefit to not just you and I, but others who come upon, and enter, this discussion.
          Hopefully we can create a good talk with men and women from around the world, with a wide variety of views, which leads to greater understanding.
          Thank you,
          Jerry

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    2. I agree with this insightful comment from valeriedavies and the quote from Michael….but we hardly understand the basic way we human react and behave at times which leads to hate and negative feelings

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      1. Kavita,
        Mahatma Gandhi said, “this wisdom is as old as the hills” when someone implied that he had somehow discovered spiritual wisdom. The understanding of human actions and behaviors has been available to humanity since ancient times; the wisdom is contained in spiritual texts for all to see. With the internet people around the world are seeking and finding these sacred writings. Many millions of men and women are finding the “new” answers, which have been there for centuries, for us as individuals and collectively as the family of man. The main awareness that is being increased is the sacred presence of God/Creator in all people, all life, and all things.
        Thank you,
        Jerry

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        1. yes I agree with you just said and to this extent Jerry that I have started walking on the path of self discovery and I am trying to find these answers on my own in this world now and it is coming automatically from inside I can feel many times..its just that I am stuck in this rut of every days life activity and I lose touch with myself very often till I travel or do some thinking again…so nice to read your words again…words of wisdom Jerry…

          Regards,
          Kavita

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          1. Kavita,
            When people discipline themselves to find some quiet time for meditation or silent contemplation every day, they find a way out of the “rut” that you speak of. Maybe just 15-20 minutes a day sitting quietly is all it takes. This is a time where one can silence one’s thoughts, difficult at first but possible, connect with God/Creator/Source, and find peace.
            The best of luck to you Kavita. You are a good and generous person.
            Thank you,
            Jerry

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            1. I will try this..I used to do this..but with so many questions in my head at this point of life all I do is keep myself busy rather than freeing myself but I think you are right I should go back to it,..but I feel at times that we are not afraid of dark when alone but we are rather afraid of the brightness of the answers we might get

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              1. Kavita,
                There are a few passages from A Course In Miracles that may help us here:

                Why would you not perceive it as a release from suffering to learn that you are free? Why would you not acclaim the truth instead of looking on it as an enemy?

                Why does an easy path, so clearly marked it is impossible to lose the way, seem thorny, rough, and far too difficult for you to follow?

                Is it not because you see it as the road to hell, instead of looking on it as a simple way, without a sacrifice or any loss, to find yourself in heaven and in God?

                Until you realize you give up nothing; until you understand there is no loss; you will have some regrets about the way you have chosen.

                And you will not see the many gains your choice has offered you. Why are you not rejoicing?

                You are free of pain and sickness, misery and loss, and all effects of hatred and attack. No more is pain your friend and guilt your god, and you should welcome the effects of love.

                Kavita, it seems that these passages are telling us that we should fully embrace the brightness.
                I hope this may have helped you in some way.
                Thank you,
                Jerry

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    1. Kavita,
      You and many millions of men and women around the Earth. Humanity is now prepared to will a new world of love, peace, brotherhood and oneness into reality. The spiritual transformation of the world is God’s will and mankind’s will, so there is nothing anyone, anywhere can do to deny its manifestation. It is a very exciting time to be alive.
      Thank you,
      Jerry

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        1. Kavita,
          The vast majority of people on Earth want to live in a world of love not hate, peace not war, and brotherhood not separation. It seems that a good time to create such a world is 2013. It is so obvious that love, peace and brotherhood is a much, much better choice than hate, war and separation. Humanity cannot be given an easier choice.
          Thank you,
          Jerry

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