"Consciousness makes your heaven and it makes your hell,” said Charles Fillmore, Unity cofounder. Hell is not a place we go to be punished for sins; it is the pain we bring upon ourselves when we are blind to God’s good in all things. The word “hell” comes from Greek “hades,” which means “to be blind.” We suffer when we are blind to life’s gifts for us. Some who say they “went through hell” later see it as a period of spiritual growth or purification.