Heaven Is within the Human Being
The externals of life are often of great importance to a human being. They also influence his inner life. If a person is dissatisfied with the circumstances of his life, this will have an influence on his soul. However, if the insights of the inner person have progressed to the extent that he has become aware of his human tasks, the divine world can guide him without difficulty. His faith also gives him the strength to accept his fate.
Balthasar and His Dog
Balthasar’s incarnation goes back some 400 years. He was an eccentric and felt closely attached to nature. He loved animals and was particularly fond of his horses, which he bought and sold, and of his dog. Human beings, however, didn’t mean much to him. After Balthasar died, he lived together with his dog in a forest on earth. Through his experience there he gained a deeper and quite different insight into the varied spiritual life and goings on in the woods on earth.