The churches of the world all speak of a hereafter. Those who follow the Christian faith speak of this as being the Kingdom of Heaven, or the Kingdom of God. A place you may, or may not enter. If you have not accepted Jesus as your personal savior, and made a commitment to live for him, you will not be allowed to enter. This is what they teach. Almost to a man, the people of the world believe they must die to enter this “Kingdom”; be it Heaven, Nirvana, or whatever.
We must realize that it is not a place, but a state of mind. A state of knowing that each of us is the embodiment of that which is God, the embodiment of Creative Consciousness, of Creative Spirit, and that the kingdom of God is right here on earth. It is a state of knowing that you are God, that your neighbor is God and that there is no one else! You are told that you must die to get there, because the scriptures say. “It is appointed unto man once to die and after that the judgment”. As “man” you are living a life of illusion. God is your reality. You are the embodiment of that which God is and that is what you were born to be. Through ignorance, you were made to believe you are John Doe. Your parents took that which was born to be God and molded you in their image and likeness. Jesus did not say you had to die to get there, but he did say in effect that, except ye die to self, you cannot enter this kingdom.
It is the self, THE ILLUSION … that must die! Not the body! The person you see yourself as being is but an illusion. As John Doe you have no reality; that which is God is the only thing that has reality, the only thing that has being. God is your reality, and you must walk in that consciousness in order to walk in the kingdom of God. Then you will realize it has always been right where you were. In that consciousness, you need never die.