Reader Question: What and Where Is Heaven? by John Cali

That title was a question a reader asked us recently.


Many humans think of heaven as a place. Just as those who believe in hell think of it also as a place. But where do you think those places would be? They are certainly not physical places because you cannot take your physical bodies with you after you die.

Let us say this: Heaven is whatever you want it to be. After all, you do create your own realities while you are on your physical earth in your physical bodies. So too do you create your experiences after physical death.

Life and death — they are part of the same spectrum of your eternal selves. You come and go throughout eternity.

Heaven is not a reward you earn for living a good life. Nor is hell a punishment for your sins. We’ll go so far as to say heaven and hell do not exist — at least as you think of them.

The closest you can come to heaven, whatever, you imagine it to be, is when you leave your physical bodies. You then return home to your spirits. That is heaven.

But you can also get glimpses of heaven on earth when you are aligned with your spirits — for example, through meditation.

As for hell, that also is your own creation. But you can experience it only while in your physical bodies, when you become misaligned with your spirits. That is hell.

You can live in heaven or you can live in hell. It’s your choice.

You might also want to read a similar blog post we recently wrote, What Is It Like After We Die?


What and where do you think heaven is? Please share with us below.

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5 Responses

  1. Shirl

    Within. . .that is where heaven is, just as Jeshua Ben Joseph reminded us. And as my guides, Angels and Masters have been reminding me for many years. . .ALL IS WITHIN. Indeed it is always our choice of what “space” we create for ourselves.

    Love, Blessings and Hugs

  2. Jerry

    Thanks, John and Spirit, I feel this topic is a good one for people to consider as it will allow them to control their own lives.

    I used to wonder about heaven and hell when I used to go to church and always wondered why GOD would punish us and put us in different places…I always hoped he would be in a good mood on my judgement day! = )

    Nothing made sense to me until I started responsibility for my life and how I perceived it and living moment by moment… and then LIFE started making sense to me. As Spirit said, “heaven and hell is our perception only.”

    Thanks John and Spirit for the reminders!

    • John Cali

      Thank you very much, Jerry, for your comments. Indeed, heaven and hell are only perceptions.


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