The Kingdom of Heaven is Present within you here, now.
The spiritual teachings contained in the Bible can be summed up by this simple phrase.
When you are Present with all your attention, and all thinking subsides, you begin to glimpse the reality sustaining every form of Life.
Clarity emerges from No-Mind Consciousness; Alert, Still, Presence.
Where is the Kingdom of Heaven?
You cannot say here it is or there it is.
Once the mind stops looking for something that stands out as if it were a distinct place you have to search for, reach or find, you begin to see, hear and feel the formless creative presence of life, the Essence of the visible universe. At first this awareness is so subtle that it goes almost unnoticed. Yet, it is here as potent reality within you now; that which the mind cannot grasp, own, or contain, the transcendent beauty that brings a deep sense of Peace.
Heaven and Earth – the formless universe and the universe of forms – are intimately intertwined as lovers who behold the One in each other.
To enter the Kingdom of Heaven is to become still, silent – no thought, no mind, just an alert awareness, the realisation that all forms in what appears as the external world are transparent, an empty fullness, an unfathomable beauty, the pressure of creative life seeking to be consciously known within you.
Allow all thoughts to flow through your attentive awareness, without following the stream – just be the witness seeing that all thoughts are transient, continually arising and dissolving.
Letting go of thoughts and emotions is the beginning of freedom. The ego, the person, becomes transparent, there is nothing you need, to be who you are. This is to enter the place of Peace.
In the language of the Bible this is to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. However as the mind notices the deepening Peace and beauty, it begins to label and conceptualize it as a “spiritual” experience. The essence underlying all forms of Life appers to vanish, obscured as the mind resumes its chatter. And we think the the Heavenly realm is gone, that we have lost it.
Practice being consciously present with simple and seemingly small things. Witness Universal Consciousness within the tiniest flower, feel the Abundance of Creative Life.
To regain a sense of Presence: Be Still and alert: breathe with awareness: feel the aliveness in the spinal cord, in the arms and legs, in the heart, and the deep centre of the skull, flowing into and out of every cell in your body: As the awakened Soul, engage with the Spirit of Life flowing into and sustaining all things.
Every creative Idea, every creative act comes from this point of conscious stillness within the heart. All subject – object relating diminishes into the realisation that all is One.
Dwelling in Peace – gratitude for the aliveness and infinite beauty manifest as the World.
The Kingdom of Heaven is dynamic potential of every living thing.
Continual change, yet underneath never-changing.
The Kingdom of Heaven – Malkut Ha Shamaim in Hebrew – Is Here within you Now, as it is within every form of Life.
It is not something you need to wait for, or somewhere you will go to if you believe in a story, or follow a set of rules.
Heaven and Earth are a seamless garment of non-duality: the real and the appearance of that eternal reality within the One consciousness.