Alert
Close

Think you know AARP? What you don't know about us may surprise you. Discover all the 'Real Possibilities'

Contests and
Sweeps

Dream Vacation Sweepstakes

10 weeks. 10 amazing trips. Seize your chance to win!
See official rules. 

Happiness
poll

most popular
articles

Viewed

Commented

Does Heaven Exist?

6 religious experts give their opinion on the afterlife

Woman swims in the open ocean water - heaven on earth

Woman swimming in the open sea. — Ric Frazier/Gallery Stock

Rabbi Steve Blane, Founder and Spiritual Leader, Havurah Sim Shalom

There is indeed a heaven; also there is a path to get there. It is the place of God, the One, the Divine source of everything who is the ineffable source of holy energy. The life force in us and in all living things (also known as a "divine spark"). It yearns to get back to that holy source, where it finds solace, comfort and completeness.

When we lead ethical and kind lives, we find peace and contentment in our hearts and our life forces move easily to and from the One. The divine spark is kindled — its embers glow with intensity and life flourishes.

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts

Processing

Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

Discounts & Benefits

Norwegian Cruise Lines

Norwegian Cruise Line offers 5% off on select cruises, plus other special offers.

Tanger Outlets

Members receive a free Tanger Coupon Book including up to 20% discount offers.

Life insurance: you are covered rain or shine

Members can convert their assets into guaranteed income for life with AARP Lifetime Income Program from New York Life.

Member Benefits

Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change. Join Today

Featured
Groups

5 Weeks to a New Life

How do you resolve differences in a relationship — without fighting? Share your tips in our online community and be eligible to win prizes. Discuss

The Reinvention Group

The Reinvention Group

Ask questions, find support and share information about changing gears in your 50+ years. Discuss

coffeeshop

The Coffee Shop

Kick back and enjoy lighthearted conversation among Online Community locals. Discuss