“A Bible prophecy that seems more applicable now than at any other time in history occurs in both the Old and the New Testament. The prophecy speaks of the collapse of the existing world order and the arising of ‘a new heaven and a new earth.’
We need to understand here that heaven is not a location but refers to the inner realm of consciousness. This is the esoteric meaning of the word, and this is also its meaning in the teaching of Jesus. Earth, on the other hand, is the outer manifestation in form, which is always a reflection of the inner. Collective human consciousness and life on our planet are intrinsically connected.
‘A new heaven’ is the emergence of a transformed state of human consciousness, and ‘a new earth’ is its reflection in the physical realm.”
Eckhart Tolle, “A New Earth – Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose,” p. 23.