Friday, August 29, 2014

What Is Heaven Like?


Heaven is one of those things that unifies most religions and cultures. Afterlife is a theoretical concept, but one that is worth visiting, nonetheless. Unfortunately, there currently exists no means of proving the existence of Heaven, other than near-death experiences or so-called visions and religious prophecies. But what can science tell us about Heaven?

We will begin with the topic of Color. Why is heaven usually depicted as white? It may be because we think of heaven as the opposite of corruption and therefore, void of dirt, disease and sickness. However, the more probable conclusion derives from Heaven's infinite nature; that being it is composed of pure energy. This would explain common qualities like brightness, warmth and light. 

1. Heaven is every sensation

Yet, perhaps our eyes are incapable of seeing the vast array of colors? Perhaps there are more dimensions to hues and shades, where colors can form shapes or even sounds? The colors might be an infinite series of sensations, all experienced at once. It is no mystery that all the colors form white as well as black. Yet, it would only make sense that no darkness could exist in a place where raw energy runs rampant.

From a theoretical perspective of quantum physics, Heaven may be nothing more than an ethereal plane of existence--one that is of higher vibrational levels than our own. This would explain the inability to see any combination of colors with the human eye. 

Wouldn't this be a beautiful prospect? Perhaps our plane of existence is a lower plane's "Heaven." Energy is in constant motion--it accelerates and perhaps it even evolves. This may eventually transfer across various vibrational levels or dimensions if they exist. Considering that we live in a three-dimensional world, it wouldn't be far fetched to assume other dimensions hold other possible colors.

So, the colors of Heaven depend on what light sources are present, what objects there are for light to reflect and the amount of cone cells our eyes will possess when we reach such a magnificent place. Colors may mean something to be completely different, but one could only assume other senses would be involved.

What objects could we see in Heaven? There is, unfortunately, no scientific way to deduce an accurate answer. It would depend on whether or not Heaven was true in accordance to religious texts. Otherwise, I would assume it would look and act similar to a dreamscape.

That is, it would change and shift solely on the perception of the viewer. There is no scientific reasoning behind this, other than the way the subconscious mind works during sleep. This would also depend on the merging of science and the paranormal--in regards to the existence of a soul, or disembodied spirit. There are simply far too many near-death experiences to discount them all.

2. Heaven is paradoxical

Divinity aside, sensory-based contradictions might exist. At least, contradictions when compared to our universe. Consider our three dimensional world where angles, shading and depth matter. Now consider something truly impossible, like the Penrose Triangle:

This early depiction of an optical illusion demonstrates how three simple shades can depict an impossible object. Perhaps it is shapes like this which build the very foundation for Heaven? Perhaps, if you could walk on it, which direction you choose to walk could simply be a matter of perspective? Either way, this would correlate with my analysis of Heavenly colors.

The ability to determine what we see, combined with the infinite possibilities we are capable of, and the infinite sensations we may witness leads me to think that there may be an even greater possibility.

3. Heaven is creation

If there exists a god, an he is a creator, wouldn't it be wonderful if Heaven is our infinite canvas through which we can paint whatever we can think of? Even without God, a pure universe composed of energy--imagine how this energy could be manipulated! The outcome could only be compared to a Lucid Dream. Even then, Lucid Dreams aren't reality, but that's for a another post.

But what's the point of creating if there is no one there to witness it? Nothing to give you pride in your creations? There is no reason to believe that you would be alone. As a matter of fact, all of us--all that lives, would be one in the same. We would be one body, and one mind. This is the way energy works.

4. Heaven is every living thing

When an idea is born into the world, it manifests in the form of energy, and then into a thought. Perhaps, it is this energy that accumulates and builds creativity. Whenever someone dies, perhaps they move on and join the Collective Soul, so that they can contribute their own creativity to the infinite canvas. Maybe this canvas is merely the beginnings of a new universe...

Maybe the Collective Soul bursts with creativity and creates planets and stars, galaxies and nebulae. Even life. Even you.

5. Heaven is you

Every puzzle piece is different, yet, every piece contributes to the whole by giving exactly what it is supposed to give: the perfect shape to fill the gap. Alas, once all pieces combine into one, it becomes a work of art! In the same way, you were created to create. You were created to give to the new Universe exactly what you were created to give. In this way, you are unique. You are essential. Without you, the masterpiece cannot be developed.

So how do you play a part in this puzzle? How can you create a four-dimensional shape? Build the foundation for life? Solve world hunger? Love your neighbor?

The answer?

When you look up to the stars, part of you looks within.

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