Thursday, February 25, 2010

Heaven and Hell

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about heaven and hell and I've realized that we don’t have to die to find ourselves in either state. Today I spent the day in heaven. Mr. J and I went to the Manti Temple to attend two weddings and do a session. It really was heaven and on the drive home through the snow covered fields of central Utah we saw some of the most beautiful scenery you can imagine. But as we traveled the thoughts I’ve been having about heaven and hell returned. Some people would look at the huge stretches of barren snow covered fields and think more of hell than heaven. How we see things is really a choice, and heaven and hell are states of being we create right here and now. But we have to live in the one we have created.

The most interesting thing about hell is that the door doesn’t lock from the outside. Hell isn’t a place where you are sent by someone else to suffer your punishment like a jail or prison. Hell is a place you create and then lock the door so no one can enter and disturb your notions of your victimhood or your reality. A person in hell is free to unlock the door and walk out anytime they want. Most people who have locked themselves inside hell don’t believe they can get out that easily, but there are those who have discovered the secret and left! It is possible.


Anonymous said...

oooo..i like this concept a lot. thanks for sharing.

Wendi said...

That's an interesting perspective, Sherrie. Thanks for sharing it. And I'm glad you had such a great day at the temple. :)