The Greek word for “heaven” is “ouranos,” which literally means expansion. In all of Jesus’ parables about the kingdom of heaven, he used examples of expansion — rising bread, proliferating mustard seed. Jesus never referred to heaven as a place; he specifically located it “within.” Unity teaches that heaven and hell are not places but conditions we create for ourselves here on Earth. Heaven is an expanding awareness of our divine potential, our Christ nature. We are in heaven whenever we are in the consciousness of God presence and God wisdom, power and love.