Heaven should not be thought of as a place you’ll ultimately arrive at once you leave this earthly existence. Rather, it seems to me, that you’d want to experience Heaven right here on Earth. Earth itself is crammed with Heaven. But do you see Heaven in your daily life? Do you feel as if you’re in a Heavenly world? If the answer is no, then you’re out of balance. You’ve probably made your physical world the primary focus of your life, with little or no attention given to the Heavenly part of your earthly existence.
When you place the larger part of your life energy on the material world, you are generally in a continual state of worry about your “stuff,” and you feel like you never get ahead in the game of life. Virtually all of your mental energy is focused on what you have and don’t have. You assess your worth based on such material issues as what kind of automobile you drive or how fashionably you’re dressed. You may even feel inferior because other people have more stuff! This imbalance between spiritual and material world usually means that indebtedness is a way of life.
When you’re out of balance, with life heavily weighted down on the material side of the scale, you pay a hefty price. The most serious consequence is that you see yourself in a false manner. Your true essence is spiritual, rather than physical, but you’re unable to recognize this. Your infinite self is never born and never dies. When you tip the balance scales in favor of the material world, you’re identifying with an unstable ally that’s forever changing. Your body, your possessions, your achievements and your finances are all ephemeral.
Heaven is a state of mind, not a location, since Spirit is everywhere and in everything. You can begin equalizing your material and spiritual life by making a conscious decision to look for the unfolding of Spirit in everything and everyone you encounter. I personally do this by making an effort to look upon my world as if I were observing it through lenses that filter out the form and all of the material aspects of what I’m seeing, and I can only view the spiritual energy that allows what I’m noticing to exist. Try putting on these imaginary magical lenses and see how different everything appears.