How the Familiarity Illusion Blinds Us to the Kingdom of Heaven

By John C. Robinson, Ph.D., D.Min. 

Nothing is ever the same as before – not people, places, things, or conditions – but judging them the same means we fail to see the world anew and instead keep recreating the old one. We miss the divine world of Creation because what we think we see is simply what we think. We don’t really know what a single thing is. That realization alone can open the doors of sacred perception.

And seeing the divine world is the greatest gift we can experience and share. It activates the perceptual change critical for humanity’s renewal and rebirth. We wake up and discover who and where we really are. We see that our beliefs have been illusions. Love is now. Love is the only thing.

How to find this always-new consciousness in these grim times of toxic smoke, COVID, climate destruction, rampant political corruption, racism, wealth inequality, and failed leadership? Living in God-as-Reality brings us home to the values that will save us: love, compassion, peace, inclusion, sharing, beauty, and the grace of Presence. It’s here even now.

And here’s the way home. Find the miracle in the sensory-perceptual moment – breath, beauty, wonder, peace, joy, and the always-present possibilities of love. It’s always about childlike innocence and wonder. Find the miracle and join the meandering dancing flow of the moment. Whatever it may seem, in reality, it’s all God creating God. That’s the miracle.

In Matthew 18:1-5: Jesus said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Come home to Heaven to heal us all. Find Heaven here. But not with your words, beliefs, or future goals. With your seeing into eternity.

John C. Robinson, Ph.D., D.Min.