It is not something that happens sometime in the future, long after our death, but something which we already are that we may come to realize right now.
Infographic—The Perennial Cycle of Religions: Mysticism to Politics v1.0
I created a graphic to better illustrate the evolution (or devolution) from mysticism to religion to politics, and back again, as originally modeled by David Steindl-Rast.
The Perennial Cycle from Mysticism to Religion to Politics
What is the relationship between mysticism and religion? It is perhaps a cycle, which begins in mysticism and ends in fundamentalist dogmatic religion, and politics, where it begins again.
Ken Wilber’s Fallacious “pre/trans fallacy” and the Condescension of Children
This fallacy says that people mistakenly believe that children are connected to the Divine in a similar way as those mystics who transcend ego. I don't think this is mistaken at all.