The Life-Heavens are essentially worlds of Joy and beauty and love as also of power and glory.
Marvel and Rapture
Creation leaped straight from the hands of God;
Marvel and rapture wandered in the ways.
The higher worlds of Life are filled with marvel and rapture as if emerging from the hands of God Himself.
To be was a delight
Only to be was a supreme delight,
Life was a happy laughter of the soul
And Joy was king with Love for minister.
There is no aim to be reached, no purpose to be fulfilled there since mere existence itself is filled with rapture and delight. The soul rejoiced in these worlds filling them with a happy laughter. Joy ruled the wonder space and Love governed the beings who dwelt there.
The spirit’s luminousness
The spirit’s luminousness was bodied there.
All beings and even objects and landscapes were glowing there with the spirit’s light.
A world of harmony and beauty
Life’s contraries were lovers or natural friends
And her extremes keen edges of harmony:
Indulgence with a tender purity came
And nursed the god on her maternal breast:
There none was weak, so falsehood could not live;
Ignorance was a thin shade protecting light,
Imagination the free-will of Truth,
Pleasure a candidate for heaven’s fire;
The intellect was Beauty’s worshipper,
Strength was the slave of calm spiritual law,
Power laid its head upon the breasts of Bliss.
In this world strife was replaced by a harmonious embrace of opposites. Weakness had no place, even indulgence came with a sense of purity and pleasure was a flame mounting to heavens. The power of imagination became an instrument of truth and Beauty was considered higher than intellect and Strength was the slave of a calm spiritual will. Ignorance was still there but only as a thin shade shielding from the utter blaze of Truth.
These worlds are reflected in man in the higher regions, but our heart is not purified and our earth nature still too crude to hold the heavenly rapture and flame.