|“||You know, if there really is a Heaven? I'd like to think it's a place where we're on the clouds with God. In other words, where there's no suffering or pain. John Lennon said that we should imagine all the people living life in peace. I expect that's something what Heaven is like? A place where we live in joy and peace.||„|
|~ Patty Lowell|
Heaven, also known as the Heavens, the Seven Heavens, High Heavens, the High Place, Celestia, Paradise or Paradiso, is a common religious, cosmological or transcendent place from which heavenly beings originate, are enthroned or inhabit.
It is commonly believed that heavenly beings can descend to earth or incarnate and that earthly beings can ascend to Heaven in the afterlife or, in exceptional cases, enter Heaven alive. God and Asherah created Heaven as a realm for Them to rule alongside Their faithful messengers and children, the angels. Soon after the creation of the humans, Heaven became the final resting place for the pure and virtuous humans after death. Heaven is usually the opposite realm for the Underworld or Hell.
Heaven is often described as a "higher place", the holiest place, a Paradise, in contrast to Hell or the Underworld or the "low places", and universally or conditionally accessible by earthly beings according to various standards of divinity, goodness, piety, faith, or other virtues or right beliefs or simply the Will of God. Some believe in the possibility of a Heaven on Earth in a World to Come. The center of Heaven is the Garden of Eden, and it is said that it can only be reached via the Axis Mundi, which is often seen as a river or road depending on the person.
Heaven is described primarily in physical terms as a place where every wish is immediately fulfilled when asked to those whom are deemed worthy of entering. It is even stated in various texts that immortal life in Heaven as happy, without negative emotions. Those who dwell in Heaven are said to wear costly apparel, partake in exquisite banquets, and recline on couches inlaid with gold or precious stones. Inhabitants will rejoice in the company of their parents, spouses, and children.
In order to be worthy to enter Paradise, one's good deeds must weigh out one's sins, and only then one may gain entrance to Heaven. Conversely, if one's sins outweigh their good deeds they are sent to Hell. The more good deeds one has performed the higher the level of Heaven one is directed to. It has been said that the lowest level of Heaven, the first one, is already over one-hundred times better than the greatest life on Earth. The highest level is the seventh Heaven. Houses are built by angels for the occupants using solid gold. The angels would even aid in altering the soul's desired wish if the soul wishes it to be.
There is absolutely no crime, evil, sin, or temptation whatsoever in Heaven as it is completely devoid of any negativity. Many demons fear the inhabitants of Heaven, more specifically God and his angels and will flee from them on sight. A demon stated that for them to raid Heaven would be complete madness and suicide, and even went as far as to say that the demons are not that depraved. However, entities such as Lucifer and Satan can enter Heaven as they were once inhabitants within Paradise.