When in a physical body we translate many times. In other words, we die many mini deaths throughout any given day. What does that mean? What does it look like? What does it feel like?
Continuously moving on to other states of consciousness.
Is there such a place as hell or is it simply something humans create for themselves via their particular state of consciousness?
On July 28, 1999, Pope John Paul II spoke in general audience at the Vatican. He said the following regarding the existence of a place called hell:
“The images of hell that Sacred Scripture presents to us must be correctly interpreted. They show the complete frustration and emptiness of life without God…. More than a place, hell indicates the state of those who freely and definitively separate themselves from God, the source of all life and joy. Hell is not punishment imposed externally by God, but the condition resulting from attitudes and actions which people adopt in this life. Scripture uses many images to describe the pain, frustration and emptiness of life without God. So eternal damnation is not God’s work but is actually our own doing.”
L ‘Osservatore Romano; “Hell is the State of Those who Reject God”; Editorial and Management Offices; Via del Pellegrino, 00120, Vatican City, Europe; August 4, 1999; spoken by the Pope in general audience on July 28, 1999. Full article may be seen at www.vatican.va.
Join me Wednesday August 30th from 1 to 2 pm EST for an inspiring conversation about Life in many forms!