The Kingdom of Heaven
The Kingdom of Heaven is a state of consciousness. In verse twenty-two of the Gospel of Thomas, Jesus tells his disciples how to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus saw infants being suckled and said to his disciples, “These infants being suckled are like those who enter the kingdom.” They said to him, “Shall we then, as children, enter the kingdom?”
Jesus said to them, “When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female the one and the same so that the male not to be male nor the female; and when you fashion eyes in the place of an eye, and a hand in place of a hand, and a foot in place of a foot, and a likeness in place of a likeness; then will you enter the kingdom.”
When we go within and meditate, we are to be like little children and believe that all things are possible. The Kingdom of Heaven is within man. Heaven is not an external place beyond the planet and the stars we enter into when we pass on from this physical body. The Kingdom of Heaven is a state of consciousness we enter as we awaken and ascend.
Little children have vivid imaginations and aren’t yet conditioned by the world. So, as you go within and commune with yourself, you shed the conditioning of the world. Make the inside like the outside and vice versa by imagining what you would like to experience in this world. Everything is a reflection. What you experience directly reflects what you are doing internally, within your imagination, and with your inner conversations. Everyone can enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
If you aren’t used to meditating because you find it difficult, I recommend doing guided meditations for a while. I used guided meditations and hypnosis for a few months until I could finally sit quietly without being inundated by random thoughts.
The below represents man’s body (the physical senses); the above is the subconscious, the imagination, the subconscious, and all that exists beyond this physical reality. The male and female represent the conscious and subconscious mind. They are the two witnesses. They are the seed of desire and the fertilizing of that seed in imagination. Every tree bears the fruit of its own kind. Meaning if you plant seeds of wealth and nurture that seed then you will produce wealth. So, when you begin to produce lovely fruit; when you begin to act as God acts then you enter into the kingdom of heaven. Which, again, is a state of consciousness. Then you know who you indeed are.