I was staying at a guest house beside a hospital where a family member was being cared for. One day I awoke and fell over when I tried to get out of bed. Everything was swirling and whenever I tried to stand up, it felt like a strong, violent force was pushing me over.
During the next few days, I prayed with the definition of kingdom of heaven from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, (p.590:1) "The reign of harmony in divine Science; the realm of unerring, eternal, and omnipotent Mind; the atmosphere of Spirit, where Soul is supreme."
In Revelation we read that John saw the new heaven and new earth while he was imprisoned on the Isle of Patmos. So no matter where we are, no matter how difficult the situation we are in, we are always in the kingdom of heaven--in divine Science. We simply can't step out of it because it is everywhere. No one can step out of the kingdom of heaven because it is the only place--the only consciousness--there is. God, divine Mind, is all.
Psalm 139 (7-10) was also very helpful: "If I ascend up into heaven, thou (God) art there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me." I was healed. We all dwell forever in the kingdom of heaven--in the consciousness of God's love for us all.
L. E., Centre Hall, Pennsylvania, United States