THE KINGDOM WITHIN
There is one obscure point which I want
to make clear, even though I may be accused of "mysticism" by those to whom
mysticism means only obscurity.
I have said that the life of man is both subjective and
objective, but principally objective; and that the life of "spirits" dwelling in
subtle matter is both subjective and objective, but principally subjective.
Yet I have spoken of going alone or with others to heaven, as
a place. I want to explain this. You remember the saying, "The kingdom of heaven
is within you," that is, subjective. Also, "Where two or three are gathered
together in My name, there will I be in the midst of them."
Now, those places in this subtle realm which I have called
the Christian heavens are places where two or three, or two or three thousand,
as the case may be, are gathered together in His name, to enjoy the kingdom
of heaven within them.
The aggregation of souls is objective—that is, the souls
exist in time and space; the heaven which they enjoy is subjective, though they
may all see the same thing at the same time, as, for instance, the vision of Him
whom they adore as Redeemer.
That is as clear as I can make it.