Hello Sarah. Here’s what I believe, what I’ve researched and what I’ve been told through friends who are mediums. [ Does heaven and hell really exist ]
Yes, heaven and hell are real, but they are in the mind, states of soul, rather than physical places. That said, they are none the less real, as real to experience as any physical place.
Jesus said: In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? [John 14:2]
Heaven and Hell are really two ends of a spectrum of vibration, light and dark. There are many levels. Hell in real terms is the near-complete absence of Love. Heaven the opposite.
Heaven on Earth
But we can find heaven here, right here. We can also find hell if that is what we are seeking – whether we realise it or not. One might say it is easier to find hell in our physical state – where Love can be at a premium and more of a challenge to muster. [ Does heaven and hell really exist ]
If we live on the dark side of life, in ignorance and separation, then, when we die, we run the risk of either getting ensnared in becoming earthbound, too fearful to leave, or we go to a dark place.
These reflect our state of spiritual health, where we are at from a soul perspective. We put ourselves there by our thoughts and actions. We must bear in mind heaven or hell is of our own attraction and vibration. We are like water in finding our own level. [ Does heaven and hell really exist ]
Important to consider
A major difference between the heaven and hell, I’m representing here, and the heaven and hell of orthodox religions, is that nothing is eternal or hopeless.
All beings are in a state of learning, awakening. All beings depend on Love and will have opportunity to continue in growth and understanding, or repair any damage they have caused. All beings can also potentially fall from grace. [ Does heaven and hell really exist ]
I hope this helps Sarah. To find out more of my view (and the view of others) on this topic, take a read of Chapter 6: The Other Side, in my Life and Death book.