I'm not deliberately trying to be impious but my mind wanders when it comes to things I was told to memorize. I question them because I'm curious. What if I have the power to bring heaven to earth? How would that look like? Just off the top of my head, I could be kind, in thought, word and deed. I could be respectful, grateful, appreciative, loving, unselfish, helpful; well, you know the rest. Of course, feeling and being this way is easier when I am in a comfortable place in my life. When I was not in the past, I had to hunker down and work hard to get to a better place as we all try to do. At times, when I couldn't pull myself out of some of life's tougher spots, I would ask for help and support and it was there. Some aren't so blessed. Now, at this moment in time, I am free of tough spots, so is it my responsibility to use my will to bring heaven to earth for myself (through self-love and care), my loved ones, acquaintances, and strangers? If I decide "yes, it is my responsibility", do I have to knock myself out doing for and giving to others? I don't think so. I give and do what I can and the rest of the time, I just am. I am kind and all those others things I mentioned above. Will I change the world? Yes, my world. I will attract like energy and if when negative energy comes my way, as it does in life, I won't pay it much mind because I'm too busy bringing heaven to earth. In my experience, the positive folks will stick around and the negative ones will eventually get bored with my non-reaction and move on.
Blessings to all, Deb B.