This month, one of the subjects I’ve been trying to deal with is the concept of afterlife. For a long time I was never sure of anything, all’s I could guess was that there’s more than what we see, or have been told, and that death was not the end. That’s still true to me, but now, I think there’s more to the story.
Currently, my idea is that each soul creates his or her own heaven, thus where you go after you do is influenced by you. You don’t have to go to “God’s heaven”, but your heaven, unless your idea of heaven is “God’s heaven”. The thing is though, it most likely depends on whether or not you reach out to the unseen. Much like a leap of faith. If you do not reach out to the unseen, one is destined to pass into nothingness.
Maybe it’s like in the Shin Megami Tensei series, where in an essentially lawless world you discern your beliefs, ideals, what you stand for and fight for, and your basic moral, philosophical, and aesthetic framework, and you effectively create your own world and its laws based on your own framework and ideal. This concept is illustrated particularly well in Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne, and it could be a good illustration of how one creates ones own heaven based on ones own discerned ideals, values, and self.
There isn’t much else I can say, given there’s not a lot you can say objectively, but in the end, I’m confident that if you reach out to the unseen, you may just access a heaven influenced by you.