The website of Alexander Bell – Spiritual Teacher & Composer

A warm welcome to the website & blog of Alexander Bell; spiritual teacher, author and composer of healing music. Here you can download his free life-changing bookHow To Live in Love“, listen to his many beautiful and inspiring talks, tune in to his beautiful ambient radio station, download his joyful and inspiring musical compositions, and watch some of his peace-inspiring videos. To begin with, you can enjoy the beautiful video above, tune in to the radio below, and scroll down for his latest blog posts…

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God is Love

The Bible tells us all that God is Love, so, knowing this, how do we come closer to God? By allowing more love into our heart. This is allowing God into our heart. If our heart is closed, tense, afraid, bitter, resentful, then love cannot be present there. This means that God cannot be present there. Of course, we can think about God, pray to God, talk to God, but we will struggle to feel God’s presence, we will not be able to be truly intimate with him, because there is no room in our heart for him, because he is Love.

Jesus told us that the kingdom of heaven is within. This is the kingdom of Love. A realm of peace, joy, compassion and deep gratitude. This is what we are all looking for, and we only need to look in the right place to find it. We have to awaken our heart and give it a more active role in our life.

Many people consider themselves to be devoted to God because of how much they pray, how much they thank God, how righteously they are living. These are important aspects, but what is far more important is helping others, being of service, being generous, showing kindness, non-judgement and selflessness. This is when our heart truly shines, as God intended it to.

We are here to help ease the burden of others, in any way we can, without expecting anything in return. This is truly loving thy neighbour, this is compassion, this is pureness of heart. And it feels so good to help others, to lift them up, to inspire them, to lighten their load, and see joy return to their faces.

This is what we are called to do; to be like Jesus, and be a fountain of loving compassion and care. This was the example that he set us, in order that we may follow it, and rise beyond the lowly human tendencies of greed, self-centeredness, apathy, intolerance and judgment.

We can all do this, and it all begins with becoming more aware of our heart; its caring nature, its desire to help others, its joyful innocence and enthusiasm for living, giving, sharing, inspiring. But we need to be more practical, rather that get stuck in our mind and rely on our thoughts to make us a more loving person.

We need to nourish our heart in practical ways, so that it becomes stronger; so it becomes the more dominant force in our life, rather than our mind. We need to do those things which feed the heart. Eat more natural and alkalising food, exercise daily, spend as much time in nature as possible, drink plenty of water and breathe plenty of fresh air; and most importantly, be giving to others. Giving our time, giving our patience, giving our listening ear, giving our love. Then our heart becomes stronger and it will influence all our choices, actions and communications in a more obvious way.

In truth, the more time we spend thinking, the more we get stuck in our head, and we lose our connection to our heart. We get caught up in the world of thoughts, and this is what entangles us and weighs us down.

All of our complex adult thinking: our judgements, our regrets, our self-criticism; all of our worries about what is going to happen in the future – they suck the joy out of our heart, and our heart tenses up in anxiety. Fear weighs us down like nothing else, and when you combine that with sadness, guilt and anger, you have a heart which simply cannot be receptive to God’s love, to God’s joy and happiness.

And we also have to willingly let go of the emotional baggage; to stop feeding it with our thought processes. We need to practice letting go of the anger and the angry thoughts which feed it, so that it stops poisoning our heart. We need to snap out of the sadness, which prevents us from growing, blossoming and bearing our fruit. We need to release the resentment, by forgiving others, and release the regret by forgiving ourselves. We need to stop punishing ourselves for not being perfect, and see the innocent child within us who just wants God’s love and approval.

Every child wants their fathers approval, because this is what creates the inner security that allows us to build a strong foundation as a functional, effective and loving human being. After all, we cannot be truly effective in this world if we are not loving. This is our purpose – to love others, to care for all creatures, no matter how big or small they are. This is compassion. If we see suffering, we know that through our compassion we have the capacity to alleviate that suffering.

The more we open our heart and care without restriction, like Jesus did, the more we can alleviate the pain of another, whether they are a human or an animal. Love makes no distinctions. Love just sees where it is needed, and it goes there, without reservation. This is the greatest compassion, and it is what we are all called to embody and practice, like Jesus did. Jesus was as a living example of the potential we each hold. The potential to forgive anything, as he did when upon the cross. The potential to care about everyone, no matter what their social status was, no matter how diseased and repulsive they may have been.

He is like an older brother, setting the example for us, showing us how truly beautiful, how loving, how caring we can be if we fully open our heart and allow God’s love to flow through us towards others.

So this is our daily practice, to move away from our mental judgements, resentments, worries, fears, doubts and everything else that brings darkness and tension into our heart, and bring our attention to the love that we feel for God, the devotion that we feel, the deep gratitude that we feel.

When we come back to this feeling of deep love and gratitude for God in our heart, our relationship with him deepens. The love is reciprocated and magnified exponentially, filling our heart with an even more intense sense of gratitude and love.

Of course, God doesn’t need our love, because God is Love. Be we all really need God’s Love, so that our heart can be healed, so that it can be restored to its full capacity. Only then can it be filled to the brim by God, so that it may overflow and be shared abundantly with all the people we meet. And so many people in this world are thirsty for God’s Love.

Just by being around them, you can give them a taste of it, because they can feel it emanating from you. Yes, you can share scripture, share God’s promises with them and tell them how much God loves them, but this alone can become overly cerebral.

People respond best when they can actually feel the love coming from us, when they feel the passion and the joy that God has inspired in our heart. If people cannot feel a genuine warmth coming from your heart, they may doubt the effectiveness of your religion. They may ask, “where is the love? You speak about it, but I don’t feel it.”

You see, people need much more than words. Words speak only to the mind, to the intellect, and this is fine if you are conveying practical information. But if you want to convey God’s love, a deeply heartfelt experience which every human heart is crying our for, then you have to embody it yourself, you have to be feeling it. How can you offer a love that you do not feel? You can talk about it, but there will be no substance behind your words, because the person listening to you will not feel it coming from you.

Hearts respond to each other. A joyful heart stirs up joy within the hearts of those in the vicinity, those who are close. They don’t even have to be receptive. Joy is contagious, and no consent is needed. It is like a guitar string. If you play one string on one guitar and there is another guitar in the room, the same string will resonate on that guitar also. This is called harmonic resonance. And our heart works in the same way. Because love is so powerful and so tangible, if there is one heart vibrating with God’s love in the room, other hearts will start to pick up its harmony, its perfect vibration, it’s resonance. They cannot help but respond.

This is why bringing love into our own heart is the priority, because then we really have God’s prize to offer others. This is what almost everybody is searching for, this is what their heart is desperately hoping to feel. This is God’s promise, the kingdom of heaven within. And the best way to offer it to others, is to be there ourselves. Then we can talk with true authority about it, because we are feeling and experiencing it. Then our words will have true power – the power to touch the heart of others, the power to stir up hope and faith and joy. The power to deeply inspire the hearts of others with the word of God, which is Love.

http://AlexanderBell.org

“Develop the strength of your heart”

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Learning Life’s Lessons

Life is a curriculum, and there are lessons we are here to learn. Compassion, gentleness, tolerance, kindness, forgiveness, humility, patience, selflessness, joy, trust and faith. As we successfully learn each lesson, we evolve into new realms of fulfilment and joy, ecstasy and delight.

We often feel that life is against us, or perhaps just going nowhere, without a purpose or meaning. This usually occurs because we have stopped learning, and gotten comfortable with our level of consciousness. We have enough money for our favourite food, for internet, for TV, for alcohol and so on, and this keeps us comfortable enough that we decide there is nothing more to learn.

But we suffer. Your heart will start to wither, deep joy becomes a long forgotten memory. We become comfortably numb; joyless, passionless, lifeless, purposeless, with consumerism the only appealing option. But life will not leave you alone. As darkness encroaches in your mind, due to your heart closing up, we see exactly where our path is headed. Choosing unconsciousness is only an option if we want to live in the cold, dark, loveless shadows, but this goes totally against our nature. No-one truly wants this.

Most people just want to avoid pain, and thus create a bubble in which they do not have to feel the fullness of their heart, and thus the tightness and pain they have held there. This is understandable, but it is not sustainable. Every part of our being takes joy in expansion, in illumination, in moving beyond limitation and restriction and embracing the beautiful divine energies of the universe, of Life. We do this as we learn our lessons.

As we learn to let go of resentment and bitterness through forgiving ourselves and others. As we learn to let go of past pain by being brave enough to open our heart, to reveal to others the sensitive person who we really are. As we learn to let of negative attitudes, and dare to be positive in our attitude, to be optimistic about life. We learn that pessimism creates a certain reality in our mind, as does optimism.

Pessimism is not realism, because it completely overlooks the divine creative power of love, of faith, of joy and passion. Passion is a hard lesson to learn when we are down and depressed. We cannot force it, but we can change all the habits that create negative feelings in our body, and negative attitudes in our mind. Over-consumerism of unhealthy food and information, a sedentary indoor lifestyle, addiction to technology, to entertainment, to distraction.

We have been given a magnificent and beautiful planet upon which to learn our lessons, and we need the inspiring energies of nature to help us learn them, to attune to universal harmony, joy and peace. Nature is our greatest ally, and it is always speaking to our heart. They work together, as a team. Nature helps us heal, with its harmony, its beauty, with its clean air, water and nourishing food. If we use it and embrace it daily, by strengthening and oxygenating our body and heart through outdoor activity, we attune to natures perfect harmony very easily.

This feeling of inner harmony helps us to understand life and thus to stop stubbornly resisting what it is trying to teach us. It encourages and motivates us in learning life’s lessons much more willingly, more easily, and much more joyfully. The rewards for successfully learning life’s lessons are always more than we could have ever hoped for, and in truth, they are what we are all searching for.

http://AlexanderBell.org

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Read my new book: “HOW TO LIVE IN LOVE”
Paperback or Kindle >> http://LiveinLove.eu/

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And on Twitter: http://Twitter.com/WorldofLight

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“We are but children, innocently longing to find our way back
to the world of joy, freedom and happiness we once knew..”

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How to expand and evolve

In this world, many things can weigh us down: the food we eat, the thoughts we think, the negative information we consume from all the various media. If we want to embrace and enjoy life to its fullest, we need to stop weighing ourselves down with heavy nutritional, mental and emotional baggage, so that we can feel lighter and freer. With more energy in our body, and no fear, doubt, anger or sadness pulling us backwards, we feel creatively inspired, we feel excited about our life and the possibilities it holds for us.

The first step is to become aware of what is weighing you down. Do you have a predominantly sedentary life-style? Do you eat a lot of cooked, heavy food? Do you give a lot of attention to negative media sources? Do you worry a lot, criticise yourself a lot, judge other people a lot? This alone will fill you with guilt, resentment, anger and more. There is a solution in each of these areas.

If you are too sedentary, create a routine of getting outside and walking, running or cycling for a total of at least 45 mins every day, breathing the fresh air. If you eat a lot of cooked food, introduce more big salads, with lots of things you like in them. Drink more smoothies and juices. If you give a lot of your time and attention to the media (including social) choose something more inspiring, something that makes you feel positive, like spending more time in nature, spending time with friends and family, being creative in some way. If your mind is stuck in negative thought patterns, attend a meditation class, download a meditation app, or listen to inspiring podcasts that help you change your perspective. If you feel really troubled, accept that you may even need professional help, like a counsellor or therapist.

The important thing is to take steps to remedy any situation that is detrimental to your happiness or health. If you give up and say “What’s the point? Nothing is ever going to change” then that is the reality you will choose for yourself. Nothing will change if you wait for it to come from the outside. It is your choices that make the changes occur. This is why you are totally empowered. What you do with your power is your choice. You can convince yourself, “I can’t do anything about how I feel”, which essentially imprisons you in those negative feelings. Or you can ask yourself “what can I do to feel more alive, more peaceful, more healthy, more fulfilled?” There are always practical answers to this question, and asking this question opens the door to freedom, to joy, to expansion and to your evolution as a loving and creative being.

http://AlexanderBell.org

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Read my new book: “HOW TO LIVE IN LOVE”
Paperback or Kindle >> http://LiveinLove.eu/

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“We are but children, innocently longing to find our way back
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Making fear disappear

When we feel afraid, three obvious things happen in our body. Firstly our body tenses up (as does our heart), and we feel a sense of constriction in our entire being. Secondly, our breathing stops flowing – it virtually freezes – as our chest tightens up with the rest of our muscles. Thirdly, our heart starts beating more rapidly.

So, if we ensure that these physiological symptoms do not take a hold of our body (by evoking the exact opposite of them) it is impossible for fear to be present in our body. Of course, we could also ‘nip fear in the bud’ (in our mind) so that fear doesn’t even get close to entering our body. This becomes a possibility as we gain experience of leaving the realm of thought, through meditation, so that we are able see anxious thoughts coming and literally choose not to engage with them. This is of course the best option, and it becomes easier and easier as you gain more experience of how the thinking mind operates, and how it affects the way our body feels.

But for most people who do experience fear in their body, the practical solution is simple. You consciously do the opposite to your body of what fear does to it.

So, because fear makes the body tense up, you consciously relax the body. This alone will ensure that fear cannot take a hold in your body, because where there is relaxation there cannot be fear, as fear is tension. But it is very good to become aware of your breathing also, so that it flows, rather than freezes. When our breathing flows, any thoughts that are floating around our mind can pass on by, like clouds being blown across the sky. Finally, and this completes the trio of actions that helps us to be free from the grip of fear, we become aware of our heart beating. We just feel it beating faster, without trying to prevent it in any way. We can even enjoy this powerful sensation in our chest, and as we observe it, it will naturally calm down. Alternatively, we could choose to consciously calm it down by breathing much more slowly and deeply, but there is no harm in allowing it to beat faster, as long as we are aware of it.

Changing your breathing is the most direct and effective way to change what you are feeling in your body. If we couple this with consciously relaxing our muscles when we notice they are tense, anxiety and fear simply cannot remain in our body. Where relaxation is present, positive feelings simply increase. So relax often, even amongst all your day-to-day activities. Enjoy breathing, and feel the vitality and strength that comes from breathing more deeply and being more active. And finally, connect to your heart often, in a very practical way, simply by feeling it beating in your chest.

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How do you want to feel?

One of the very most important questions we need to ask ourselves every day is “How do I want to feel?”

Most people want to feel free, happy, enthusiastic, peaceful, loving, compassionate, joyful, relaxed, lighthearted and so on. They naturally want a positive feeling inside. We all do. So once we remind ourselves how we want to feel, rather than feeling at the mercy of our mind, our emotions, our environment and the behaviour of other people, we simply take the action that brings us to this positive feeling state. This is often as simple as relaxing our body and breathing more calmly and deeply. But it could also be spending some time in nature, listening to some inspiring and beautiful music, resolving an unspoken issue with a friend, helping someone who needs help, being generous with your time and your attention.

There are so many ways. And remember that the things you give your attention to will influence you. So if you watch the news, or a TV program where people are fighting or being unkind to each other, or if you listen to music that is depressing or angry, the way you feel is influenced by these things, even if you think it is not. We are far more sensitive than we believe.

And those things which we do every day influence us the most. Like the food we eat for example. If you want to feel more calm, patient and tolerant with others, then remove sugar and sweeteners from your diet, and eat more grounding greens and vegetables. If you want to feel more energised, eat less heavy food, like cooked food, cheese, potatoes, pasta etc, and eat more light food, like salads, smoothies, fruit etc. This is not a dietary lesson, just an illustration that food influences the way you feel. A person may say “I want to feel more energised” and then eat a big plate of pasta and cheese, followed by a pudding, and then fall asleep! We must be aware that choosing the food we eat is a huge part of feeling the way we want to feel. It cannot be overlooked, because it is so influential.

If you notice that you are often grumpy, irritable or dissatisfied, you might be okay with this and see no reason to change the way you feel, which is of course totally your choice.

But if you have had enough of feeling tired, depressed, irritable, unfulfilled or aimless in life, then the full power is in your hands to feel differently. Notice the thoughts that you are listening to (and believing) about life and about yourself every day. Notice your posture. Does your body tell the world that life has defeated you? Or do you stand tall and strong, with your shoulders back and relaxed, with your head up, ready to rise to the challenges that life brings your way?

Remember… this all effects the way you feel. And you can choose how you want to feel.

In this modern age, inspiring music, inspiring talks, inspiring people are available to listen to and watch at the press of a button on YouTube, on podcast sites and so on. If you give your attention to inspiring human expressions and inspirational media, you will feel inspired. Of course, there is a great deal of uninspiring (in fact, frightening and depressing) information that we could give our attention to, but our responsibility is to choose wisely, and there is literally nothing stopping us from doing so. We are free to make the choices that inspire us, bring us positive feelings, and encourage an optimistic perspective on the life that lies in front of us. It is really in our own hands and in our own hearts. We are the ones who are choosing where to put our attention, and thus we have full power to feel not only the way we want to feel, but the way that we know we are designed to feel. We are built for love, for kindness and for joy. We just need to choose the right influences.

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Oxygen and healing

Oxygen is the key to excellent health. Every cell of your body uses oxygen as its primary fuel. Every cell needs oxygen to function, to grow and to heal, and when our cells have an abundance of oxygen they function optimally, in perfect health. When they don’t, problems start to arise.

What actually happens to cells when there is a deficiency of oxygen is that they mutate, and they adapt to this situation. Their primary drive is to survive, and thus they start looking for an alternative food supply. This is usually sugar, which is found in abundance in the diet of most people in the form of fruit, sweeteners like honey and syrups, soft drinks, additives in many foods, and carbohydrates like rice, pasta, bread etc. (all of which are complex sugars). Even root vegetables.

Once you understand that the cells just want to survive, and that their first choice of fuel is oxygen, you can see how things can go wrong when they don’t get it. Once a group of cells have adapted themselves to sugar consumption, they start craving it, and we start craving it. What we should really be craving is oxygen, fresh air, which makes us feel awake, alert, alive and revitalised, but as our health levels decrease, we start looking to sweet food to give us the same sense of energy and awareness.

This is a mistake that many people make. They think they are tired because they need more energising food, but usually they need more oxygen. They are not breathing properly, they are not spending enough time in the fresh air, they are not being active enough to get their heart pumping and their lungs working. The body has gotten into a habit of lethargy, where it would rather stay indoors sitting down (usually consuming something), rather than outside in the elements inspiring and reviving itself with life-giving oxygen. When we notice this desire within ourselves, it should alert us to a problem, and we should change our sedentary habits for more active, outdoor ones wherever possible. Even if it means a short walk in the morning and in the evening (instead of sitting on the sofa), it will make a difference.

Now, consider the purpose of your blood. It is a transport system for oxygen. Blood flows around every part of our body, carrying the oxygen that every cell of your body needs. Your cells are totally dependent on your blood delivering their oxygen supply, and this is why it is important that :

a) We are breathing properly and breathing lots of fresh air for our blood to deliver

b) Our blood is healthy and strong, with a good capacity for carrying oxygen

Our blood pH should be very slightly alkaline (as opposed to acid) so that it can carry and deliver its optimum capacity of oxygen around the body. However, a lot of the foods and varying stimulants we consume encourage the blood to become more acidic, thus reducing its capacity for carrying oxygen.

Put simply, eating alkaline foods (such as green leaves and vegetables) increases and enriches the quality of our blood. It does this specifically because of the alkaline minerals which such foods contain, especially iron, which we all know is very important for the blood. Dark green foods, including superfoods like Spirulina and wheatgrass juice (which literally floods the blood with oxygen) are very enriching and strengthening for our blood. This is because of their iron content and their alkalinity, which is greatly attributed to their chlorophyll levels. Chlorophyll is incredibly similar in chemical structure to our blood, which is why it is the best way to nourish and strengthen our blood.

So, looking at the bigger picture, if a person’s diet revolves mainly around carbohydrates, protein, sugars (including fruit), processed foods and stimulants like coffee and chocolate (all of these ranging from slightly acidic to highly acidic) and alongside this, the person is also not very active and not getting a lot of fresh oxygen into their body through daily exercise, then the cells of their body are guaranteed to be oxygen deficient and their blood quality poor. They will struggle to find consistent and balanced levels of energy, motivation and enthusiasm, and they will often feel tired, lacklustre and easily irritable

These are the behavioural warning signs that our body has a problem, which is oxygen deficiency. This can lead to a variety of maladies that arise from the cells in various parts of our body not being able to function properly, due to lack of fuel. If a significant number of cells mutate from being oxygen-reliant to sugar-reliant, then illnesses such as cancer can present themselves.

I have learned that mutated cells can indeed be healed through flooding the body with oxygen, and simultaneously alkalising the blood with natural plant medicines like wheatgrass juice, commonly known to be nature’s greatest healer due to its incredibly high oxygen and chlorophyll levels. At the same time, all forms of sugar (including carbohydrates) need to be totally removed from the diet, so that the mutated cells cannot continue to survive on their chosen food source. If the cells wish to survive, as they inherently do, then they will have no choice other than to revert back to the consumption of oxygen as their food source, because that is all that is being made available.

Finally, it is worth considering how we can help oxygen flow around our body by allowing our body to be relaxed; free of tension and tightness. When we clench any part of our body, then circulation of blood and oxygen is reduced. So when we are anxious, stressed of worried and our whole body is carrying tension, then our blood cannot circulate as freely as it needs to. This is why relaxation is a vital part of any healing process. Not only does it bring relief to our nervous system, so that we feel calmer and safer, but it allows more space to be present in the muscles of our body, allowing blood and oxygen to flow more easily.

Relaxation simply feels good for our body, and helps us to feel more calm, balanced and grounded. This is also how we feel when we consume more alkaline foods, like leafy greens and vegetables. They are calming and grounding foods, and when eaten in partnership with good quality plant-based proteins, they create a sense of inner-strength and stability. Add to this heart-strengthening benefits of regular aerobic exercise like jogging, cycling, swimming, vigorous walking and so on, we can see that it is not difficult to create the optimum conditions for good health.

We just need to be aware of the choices we are making throughout our day, and see if they are choices that will lead us in the direction of greater health and vitality, or not. It is never too late to make more health-enhancing choices and it is always, always worth it.

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“Develop the strength of your heart”

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Healing

We are all in need of healing in some shape or form, and this post is specifically about healing the heart and mind.

Does our mind need healing? Well, in truth, the mind is only divided by the thoughts which we give our attention to. The thoughts which belong to the ego that compare, judge, dissect, label and compartmentalise the entire universe.

If we were to take a sustained break from all such those, and especially those thoughts which emphasised ourself as being separate from the rest of the universe, we would start to experience the healing of the mind. We would sense our awareness joining with the consciousness that surrounds us, of which all living creatures partake, and which permeates the very air we breathe. It is only our thinking mind that divides up this consciousness, assuming that it is in some places, and in others it is not. It is everywhere, as it is the very fabric of reality, and we can perceive this when we are in a state of expanded consciousness, such as meditation for example.

And what of the heart? How does it heal? Well, essentially as it releases its deeply held tightness and tension (which is what fear is) the heart is able to accommodate more love. So when we encounter the pain in our heart that has come from holding it tight like a fist for so many years, we just need to consciously relax it, like we would any muscle, and say “yes!” to love.

To deny love is insane, and it is the cause of our deepest suffering, because our heart is designed to have love flowing through it. Our joy, happiness, security and sense of freedom are all a consequence of the openness of our heart. Of course, our heart can be open in some moments and then close again (often in response to other people) so we need to learn how to help our heart to be courageous in those moments and stay open. Although this may seem scary, we have to remember that experiencing love’s beautiful presence is the reward for doing so, and love can never hurt us. It is only closing our heart, and holding it in tension which is painful.

So, as we re-develop a sense of trust that it is totally safe (and very intelligent) to keep our heart open, we rediscover our true source of strength. We rediscover our passion and our inner fire. When love is allowed to flow within us, it can guide us. If we restrict it, it cannot do this. This is why it is very important that when we notice that we want to close our heart, we be brave and remain sensitive, remain open. This is true courage, and we are all capable of it. It is usually just a choice, that we allowed to become an unconscious reaction in response to certain triggers. If we watch ourselves, we can see when and why we choose to close our heart, become cold, become uncaring and so on. And as we see this, we can choose differently. It takes practice, but fortunately life gives us every day to do so, in every interaction, in every moment we are relating with the world.

It has been said that “Earth is a classroom, and love is the lesson” and this is a highly accurate description of why we experience all that occurs to us on a day-to-day basis. As we learn how to choose to think, speak and act in harmony with love’s invisible presence, we become an embodiment of love. We experience healing as we venture more and more into its protective and benevolent realm; a realm which is calling to all of us, all of the time. “Jump on board..”  it says, “and leave the world of loneliness and suffering far behind you…”

http://AlexanderBell.org

Read the new book: “HOW TO LIVE IN LOVE”
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