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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Meeting ‘God’

Due to the nature of certain religious texts, many people find the idea of meeting “God” absolutely terrifying. This is mainly due to the portrayal of God as some kind of fiery and wrathful patriarch, who dishes out justice and punishment in accordance with how bad a person you are. No wonder people are afraid.

This is not even a remotely accurate picture of God, who is neither masculine or feminine. Neither is God an entity of justice and punishment. God is Love. God is an unconditionally and totally consistent loving force , all of the time, and we would feel this if we could see past our fears. We would feel this if we would just open our heart fully, and allow consciousness (God) to fully occupy our heart.

This is what you could call “The Final Frontier” – the ultimate surrender of our controlling ego – when we allow divine consciousness full residency of our heart. This means releasing the tension and tightness in our heart (which sometimes means releasing past pain). It means seeing all the fears we have carried around for decades: fear of punishment, fear of inadequacy, fear of abandonment, fear of failure.

Subconsciously we are absolutely terrified that we are going to fall short of God’s standards, and that we will be abandoned by him/her, while simultaneously the deepest part of us is crying out for god’s all embracing acceptance and Love. So we find ourselves in a “catch 22” situation, in a “double-bind.” We are longing to feel a warm divine embrace in the depth of our heart, yet we are deeply afraid of being intimate with God, of looking God directly in the eye, for fear of the wrath and judgement we expect to see there.

I can assure you there will be none, because Unconditional Love (which is God’s essence) does not judge and does not punish. We have been sold a version of God which is based on masculine patriarchy, but the truth of God’s nature could not be more different.

God is more like our servant than our master. God is loyal, attentive, ever-patient. God wants us to be happy on the deepest level possibly, deep in our heart. And most of all, God desires a conscious relationship with us, free of barriers. For some, this is the most challenging part, because how do you have a relationship with an entity that you are: a) afraid of, and b) unable to perceive ?

The answer exists in your heart. You have to allow the power of Love, the power of divine consciousness to fully occupy your heart, to feel it beating strongly in your chest. Your heart-beat is God’s heart-beat. They are one and the same. And to function fully, your heart needs oxygen. To be strong (as it needs to be) your heart needs a plentiful supply of oxygen, which we obtain through daily vigorous exercise, deep breathing, yoga, meditation and so on.

When we get lost in thoughts, our breathing becomes shallow, and very erratic, and our attention floats around in our head. So, to bring our full attention into our heart we first need to become aware of our body. We need to relax, so we are not holding any tension. This is true for our heart also. It needs to relax. So we have to get used to observing our body and our heart, and noticing if it feels tight or tense. If it does, we just calmly remain aware of that feeling, and deeply breathe more oxygen into our body. This allows the heart to open and release its tension, as we breathe out fully on each out breath.

Relaxing inside truly is the key to this process. If we relax, fear cannot be present, and there is certainly a deep fear about meeting our divine parent face to face. We just have to remember to relax in the presence of everything that arises, no matter how much our mind tells us that things are going to go wrong, or how we are going to suffer. They are not going to go wrong, and you are not going to suffer. Just relax, because God is totally in Love with you. But you have to trust God, if you are to enter into this loving relationship. Trust is the key. As your trust develops, you realise that no harm can come to you, because God is orchestrating all proceedings, so that you can fulfil your destiny and be an embodiment of Love, of God.

Fear is nothing but interference, like detuning the radio channel and hearing lots of strange sounds that make you feel uncomfortable. These sounds are created by your anxious thoughts, and all you need to do in response is to re-attune to the feeling in your heart, simply by relaxing, breathing and coming back to feeling your heart beating in your chest. Leave the realm of thoughts completely, and enter your body.

When fear is present in our body, our heart tightens and our heartbeat speeds up. So if you become aware of this happening, simply slow down. Slow down your breathing. Breathe gently and deeply, and bring a sense of calm back to your heart. Nothing bad is going to happen if you are afraid. You will just feel afraid! But you do not have to – and you won’t – if you simply relax your heart.

If the heart is relaxed, it is impossible for fear to be present. If there is no tension and no fear in your heart, then you are free. Your heart is free to enjoy God’s loving consciousness, which is beyond words. Suffice to say that it is everything that our heart has been longing for and needing for so very long. It is the completion of our consciousness, the home-coming party, the reunion of the child and its loving parent, in each others arms once again, to henceforth exist together in total joy, safety, security and deep gratitude. It is the ‘happily-ever-after’ that we all dream of, and all that is needed is the strength of mind and strength of heart to choose it, instead of choosing fear.

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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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Finding security in natural rhythms

Predictable natural rhythms create a sense of security in all living creatures. The rhythms of the sun and the moon, the rhythms of sleeping and waking, the rhythms of our daily meals and so on.

As babies, these natural rhythms created a sense of safety, a sense of reassuring predictability within us. And remember that while in the womb, the rhythms of our mothers body were our universe of rhythm also; heard and felt deeply by us. The sense of security they gave us was carried through to after we were born, when, as babies, we would feel safest when close to our mother’s body, feeling the rise and fall of her breathing, the beat of her heart. This significance of this within our psyche cannot be overstated.

So in our lives now, how do we reconnect with that sense of security and reassurance which these predictable rhythms brought us when we were young? The answer is that we connect with and follow the rhythms of the earth, of mother nature, of the moon and of the sun. We pay close attention to them, we adhere to them and attune to their tempo.

When we do this, we find it much easier to be calm and trusting, because on a very primal level we find deep security in rhythm. Our subconscious remembers being in the womb, being close to our mother, to our source of food and comfort in those first few years.

Our heart relaxes with a certain amount of natural predictability. It knows that a meal will be coming later. It knows a chance to sleep and rest will come at the end of the day. And of course, our heart itself is an instrument of rhythm. It beats within us, grounding us and simultaneously connecting us deeply to the outer world of natural rhythms.

And this also why people enjoy dancing so much, because within that rhythmic predictably that the human body likes so much, it finds occupation and purpose – to simply attune to the rhythms around it, and to enjoy them. While our body is attuned, engaged and occupied with rhythm in this natural and biological way, our spirit has the space and freedom it needs to expand, to lift up our heart, to soar and to dance in its own glorious way. This is the dance of the spirit, occurring fully within our own being, our own body and heart.

This is a joyful, blissful and effortlessly natural state is available to us all. The key is to begin observing and attuning to all of the natural rhythms that orchestrate life on this beautiful planet and to connect deeply with them, and with the grounding and stabilising rhythm of your own heartbeat. Our heart has a deep relationship with all the outer rhythms. It feels connected to the sun and the moon, and to everything in the natural world. As this connection becomes stronger, our heart becomes stronger, and is more easily able to play host to feelings of deep joy, deep compassion and deep Love.

This is our purpose, this self-remembrance through our heart. Where this leads us is into the beautiful unfolding mystery of life, which we learn to trust as it nudges, guides and directs us safely towards our destiny, which is complete union with Love.

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Perceiving the Divine Truth

“Could you prove conclusively to a blind man that there is a golden disc of fire moving slowly across the sky?”

Would two people who both possessed perfect eyesight disagree about the existence of the Sun? It would be a foolish disagreement, because they only need to look up at the sky and they would observe its presence there.

However, imagine a person who had been born totally blind and had never seen the Sun. They would have to be persuaded to believe that there is indeed a ball of golden light moving across the sky transmitting light and warmth. They could also choose not to believe it, and perhaps argue about the ridiculousness of such an idea.

And this is the problem with talking about God. Many people do experience God as a reality, a fact that they could not possibly argue with because they have encountered God. Yet many people have not encountered God, and many ridicule the idea of God’s existence. Many people ask for proof if they are to believe in such a theory.

Could you prove conclusively to a blind man that there is a golden disc of fire moving slowly across the sky?

Of course, you could present all the logic and common sense that would help him understand the great likelihood of this being true, but it would be impossible to prove, unless that man suddenly regained his sight and saw the Sun for himself.

Yes, he might feel the warmth on his skin, but is this conclusive proof? Similarly, we feel the warmth of love in our heart, and we might ask “where does this warmth originate from?” We can speculate and discuss theories, but until we perceive the source directly ourselves, we cannot be certain of anything.

Yet the spiritual path of awakening is essentially the process of regaining our sight, so that we may perceive the spiritual truth for ourselves, without it needing to be proved to us by another person, without us needing any persuasion to believe in it.

If we cannot perceive the reality of our spiritual parent (which in essence could be described as an all-pervading, conscious, loving intelligence (which many call God), then we are blind to the spiritual Truth. I mean this in the most literal of senses. This truth does not need to believed, it needs to be seen, so that belief is no longer necessary.

Do we believe the Sun exists, or do we know the Sun exists? Most of us can see it, and we can feel its warmth, and we can see its effect in the natural world in which we live. It is an observable fact. And so is God’s existence, but we do not see God with our eyes. We become aware of God as we open our heart, and we step away from conceptual thinking. We do not need to take anyone’s word for it, we just need to undergo this opening up process, like a flower opens to the Sun.

Most arguments occur between people who see things from different perspectives, so the obvious way to overcome the argument is for both parties to look at the situation from the other persons perspective, to see if they can see what the other person can see. They may not see, of course. But they may, and it might change their life. So for a rational-thinking person to disagree with someone who is not using the rational part of their being to perceive something which is beyond conceptual and rational understanding, there is a need for a change in how and where they are looking at things from.

We cannot smell a rose with our ears, or hear bird song with our eyes, and we cannot perceive God with our rational mind. We have to move away from rational thinking, and perceive things without the limiting filter of pre-conceived beliefs and thoughts. In partnership with this, we need to relax our heart so that we can perceive its perspective on reality, which is totally different to that of the mind.

The heart communicates in a totally different language, and it is a language that the mind cannot understand, because the heart’s profound depth cannot be conveyed through thought and through words. It has to be experienced. Thus we must leave the predictable and known realm of thought, and venture into the spacious and vibrant depths of our heart, for it is here that we encounter a deeper truth, a higher truth; the Spiritual Truth.

http://AlexanderBell.org

“Develop the strength of your heart”

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
to the world of joy, freedom and happiness we once knew..”

http://AlexanderBell.org

“Develop the strength of your heart”

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

Tune in Peace Radio: http://AmbientRadio.org
Watch Videos: http://AlexanderBell.org/youtube

Facebook: http://Facebook.com/lightbell

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to the world of joy, freedom and happiness we once knew..”

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Letting go of negativity and fear

Negativity is a disease of the mind, which gets transferred to our body.

We often look at things in life, and criticise them, complain about them, sometimes even try and negate and invalidate them. This creates a mindset of conflict because life does not work in this ‘negative way’. So by taking such a position, we enter into a conflict with life itself, which is inherently creative and giving.

Negativity is simply a self-fulfilling prophecy, which never evolves or changes. Evolution only happens when we free ourselves from negativity, and tune into the creative energy of life, which is deeply harmonious and positive. This is the most intelligent choice we can make.

To remain in negativity out of choice is insane. It is akin to self-destruction. Essentially it is self-negation; denying the Light of your heart and choosing a black hole of endless pessimism and joylessness as your Reality. And this reality is not even true. It is created by those thoughts. We literally conjure it up with our negative thoughts, which are totally optional. We choose those thoughts out of habit, because we have a tendency to do so, but all destructive tendencies can be corrected – sometimes just by becoming aware that they are affecting us in a negative way.

Every human heart craves freedom, either consciously or unconsciously, and we need to become aware enough to notice when our thoughts are making us feel imprisoned. Because feeling imprisoned is often what makes people feel hopeless, powerless, frustrated or angry. But the prison is created by us, simply by the thought systems we choose to engage with. We are actually free, although we believe we are imprisoned.

Every single thought can become another thread on the spiders web which entangles us, if we choose to believe that thought. But once we realise what thought actually is, we will never believe in it again. Thought is like a map of landscape, that seems to be such an accurate representation of reality. So we feel compelled to give it our attention, because we confuse it with reality. But Reality is not fabricated by thoughts; illusion is. Reality is a creation of Light. Everything you can perceive in this Universe is an expression of Light in some way.

We can choose to focus upon the beauty of life, the magnificent natural world around us, the goodness in the hearts of other people, the fascinating animals that populate the planet, the awesomeness of the vast star-filled space that we can behold at night. We can choose gratitude very easily. Even during challenging times we can be grateful, because we have been given the means to overcome all challenges. We have the strength and determination within to solve all problems, but we have to access our inner resolve and our inner courage. We have to find our strength.

So many people give up. They feel that life is just trying to break them down, and they stop trying, they stop caring. To stop caring is a big problem, because we are innately driven to be caring creatures, and our caring and compassionate nature is our saving grace. If we abandon that, and opt for a totally self-centred and uncaring attitude instead, our heart will begin to wither, and grow cold.

This is like inviting isolation and darkness into your life. Bitterness and resentment take the place of care and compassion, and we close down our openness to the benevolent energies of the Universe, which in fact are sustaining us and directing our lives in more profound ways than we can understand. We disconnect from the source of beauty and of Love, and life becomes a joyless toil, with endless consumption being the only motivating factor.

This is what happens to many people who have experienced pain and disappointment in their lives. They lose the desire to be caring, because they firmly believe that caring inevitably leads to pain. Feeling enthusiastic only leads to disappointment when things don’t go as they had hoped. So it seems that it is safer to keep the heart protected, shielded, guarded, and not be foolish enough to open it up to more pain.

Many people live with this outlook, because it just seems like the safest thing to do, because nobody actually wants to experience more pain. We are driven to avoid it. But closing our heart does not work, because it only leads to a sense of isolation, which inevitably brings us suffering and emptiness.

So how can we live free of pain? How can we ensure that we will not be hurt again? We have to stop attaching our happiness, our peace and our sense of security to external phenomena; to people, to achievements, to material possessions and money. Lasting happiness, peace and security simply cannot be found in the outside world and through other people. It also cannot be found in the realm of thought.

We like to think about things that make us feel happy and secure, but happy and comforting thoughts cannot be sustained. Other thoughts will come along that fill us with fear, anger or sadness, and because we have gotten used to investing our attention in thoughts, we find it hard not to give the negative thoughts our attention also. We are just so used to referring to our mind for what we believe is the truth, that when our mind presents us with negative, pessimistic or fearful thoughts, we are in the habit of engaging with them.

This is why it is vital that we have a reference point for truth, for reality, that has nothing to do with thought. This is why we have to turn to our own heart for an unwavering sense of security and peace, because our heart is the doorway to the transcendent realm of Love. This means that it cannot be affected by anything in the material world, because it offers us a reality which is above and beyond the material world. It precedes the material world, meaning that when we are connected to our heart, connected to a sense of inner-harmony, fulfilment and security, our existence in the physical world mirrors these characteristics. We find life becomes more stable, more rich, more simple, yet rewarding in its simplicity. And most importantly, life stops being about us, our desires, our personal agendas and plans.

When we are connected to our heart, we realise that everyone around us is in need of Love, just as we are. Therefore, we feel compelled to be a force of kindness, generosity and compassion, because our heart receives it greatest rewards by sharing its light and warmth with others. This is its purpose, and through realising and practicing this, we find that the only attachment we need in our life is the attachment to our heart, the connection with our heart.

Realising this is a most wonderful thing, because you are carrying around within you the only thing you really need to make life beautiful and fulfilling. You only need to turn your attention there, to feel your heart beating in your chest, to allow it to relax and open, and you have your life-line, your connection with the source of all that is beautiful, powerful and timeless. You have the torch that will illuminate the way ahead, so that you need never be afraid or alone. Your heart is desperate to shine. It only awaits your cooperation.

It is very reassuring to know this, but knowledge without practice is useless. We have to practice bringing our attention out of negative or anxious thought, and back into our heart. We have to practice relaxing amidst stressful situations, we have to practice being compassionate when confronted with hostility or unkindness. Daily life is this practice. This life is our school, and Love is our lesson.

This is why practices such as meditation – which is simply the practice of moving your attention from the mind, back to your breathing, back to your body, and ultimately, back to your heart – are essential. Anything that helps you do this very valuable. Many people find that physical activity in nature (like walking, running, cycling etc.) does the same thing. Such practices ground and oxygenate our body, which of course brings a greater awareness of our life-force, of our sense of strength, and vitality. The heart is central to all of this, and with a greater influx of oxygen, awareness of our heart increases. This is why most spiritual practices revolve around breathing, because breath brings more awareness, more consciousness. It wakes us up, it wakes our body up, and it makes our heart strong, which is essential.

We need a strong heart in this world, because there are many influences that can make us feel weak, anxious, afraid and so on. And as we are absorbing such influences, our heart is tightening up slowly, becoming less relaxed and more tense. So the obvious antidote is first to stop giving our attention to sources of negative information (like the ‘bad news media’) and secondly to let go of the tension in our body and in our heart. We relax our heart, we let go of the fear, and we allow a sense of trust to come in. This is a good daily practice, whenever you notice stress or anxiety arise. Relax your body, breathe and relax your heart.

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Tuning In to Divine Awareness

Imagine you have an FM radio, and you turn the dial in order to tune in to the different stations you like. But for some reason, you never moved the dial all the way to the end, to the top frequency. You don’t know why, but you just have this resistance to doing so.

So you enjoy all the stations that you know, but inside yourself you are aware that for some reason you are afraid of finding out what is playing on the very last station. Perhaps you were told that you would hear bad things. You can’t remember why, but the feeling of resistance is clear.

This represent our consciousness. We give our attention to all the different things that we are used to giving it to : thought processes, emotions, objects, places, sensations, experiences and so on. But there is something else; something that we just never tune into, because we have either forgotten about it, or we are afraid of it.

It is Divine Consciousness. Just as we can tune into our thoughts, and listen to their voice in our mind, we can tune into divine consciousness, and be aware of its communication. It is a different, more refined communication than thought – because it is of a higher frequency – so we have to lift our awareness above the dimension of thought to be aware of it.

It is very difficult to put Divine Awareness into words, but it very clearly possesses the qualities of deep harmony, love, peace and magnificence. You feel these qualities in your being, and they speak very clearly to your heart, which has been waiting for so very long for you to open up to this frequency range once more.

You could see the heart as the receiver for this frequency, and it informs the heart, strengthens the heart and fine-tunes the heart to the necessary resonance, so that it not only receives this frequency, but transmits it also.

You could certainly call this frequency ‘Love’, so why would anyone not want to become aware of it? Why would anyone try to avoid tuning into it? Because Love is powerful – indeed it is the power on which the entire Universe runs – and we do not trust ourselves with such a great power.

Of course, we all want to feel love in our heart, but many people have a resistance to encountering the pain which is held in their heart as a residue from painful life experiences. We have to encounter and release this pain (which is literally tension, held in the heart) if we are to allow our heart to fully expand and open to the depth of Love.

Love is deep. It is not just nice thought and nice feeling that makes everything better. It is a deep state of reality; indeed, it IS Reality – and to allow ourselves to fully reunite with it, we have to let go of everything that is not Love. This means our fears, our judgements, our concepts, our beliefs, our mental understandings; all our thoughts about reality in fact. Only then can we fully experience Reality.

But we have to remember that we can only approach Reality with our heart. We cannot understand this higher frequency with our mind, because the mind is not equipped to receive it. It is simply the wrong piece of equipment, so-to-speak. We only waste our time when we try to comprehend Reality, to comprehend Love. It has to be received in the heart.

So this is the purpose of meditation, yoga, tai-chi and so on. These practices bring our attention out of the thinking mind, and into our body. As soon as our attention is in our body, we are closer to our heart. We are in its territory. As our body relaxes, and energy starts flowing through our body’s energy systems, our heart can more easily communicate with us. What is its communication? It is the language of peace, of joy, of deep inner harmony. We feel these energies radiating from within us, and they permeate our entire being if we just relax and allow them to do so.

There is no need to think about them, understand them and so on. We just have to feel them, and allow them to transform any pockets of darkness, fear, doubt and tension that we may become aware of in their presence.

Usually, as these pockets of fear and darkness are illuminated by higher consciousness, we become aware of the thought system that created them. Thoughts such as “I am going to be punished” or “I am under threat” or “I am not good enough to receive Love” and so on. Whatever negative or fearful belief we accepted as true at some point early on in our life, an area of darkness was created within our being in response to it.

Because the truth is that you are totally loved. Their is no punishing force which wants you to suffer, or wants to teach you a lesson. There is only Love, forever calling you closer and closer, until you let down all your barriers and you merge completely with it. This is when all beliefs and judgements about yourself are abandoned for good, because there is no space for them in Love’s presence. If you fully give yourself to Love, to be a vessel for Love to embody, then anything which is contrary to Love must dissolve.

This is our total fulfilment. This is the end of the isolated, separate self which kept us in the dark for so long. We belong in Love, and nothing can stop us returning there. We just need to relax and allow our heart to be in the driving seat, for Love to guide us all of the time, so that we can make the entire journey in gratitude, in joy and in peace.

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Leaving the prison, finding your freedom

There are many people who feel trapped. Not only by their own limiting thoughts, but also trapped by the way of living in this western society, trapped by their possessions, their job, their debts, their life situation, and unable to see a way out. It can be a fearful place to be, to feel like you are bound to the system when the system is not helping you to feel happy, fulfilled or alive. On the contrary, it tends to fill us with worry, agitation, frustration and despondency.

This is the greatest plight of the western world I feel, because we are brought up in a societal environment that is not wholly good for us. It encourages competition, greed, selfishness, isolation, self-doubt, indifference and a feeling of powerlessness. Essentially it conditions our mind toward a subtle state of mental illness, which can be exacerbated and amplified when we experience times of intense stress and pressure.

So if you recognise that you are very much involved in this system and it is causing you to suffer, what can you do? Well, essentially you have 2 options. One is to leave the heart of the system, and find a place where you can dwell more simply, without such a reliance upon it. A warmer climate, even. A place which is less populated and closer to nature perhaps. Somewhere with more peace and quiet, so you can remember who you are, what you truly need, and what is really important in life.

The other option (which perhaps requires greater strength) is to be a force for positive change in the environment you are in. You can direct your energies into helping the people in the community around you – the homeless, the elderly, anyone in need. It could even be people like yourself, who may be experiencing stress and frustration.

You could gather with such people and give them a space where they can talk and relieve the internal pressure that daily life in the modern world creates. When people get together and listen to each other, the sense of support it creates is phenomenal. This is such a valuable thing for people, because often we feel like we are alone in our struggles. It is very important to realise that we are not, and to feel the support of others.

We live in a world where we can easily feel disconnected from the people around us, because everyone has their mind on their own struggles, thoughts and desires. So sometimes simply joining a group such as a health group, a meditation or yoga group or similar, gives us the feeling of connection we need. And we do need it. Even if it is just one person who listens to us and is willing to help us solve our problems, the pressure and burden is lifted from our own shoulders alone.

There is so much we can do exactly where we are, without needing to change our life circumstances. The important switch is from a sense of powerlessness to a sense of empowerment. We start thinking “I could actually do this” rather than “what’s the point in trying?” and the feeling we have inside when we realise the freedom we have to make positive change (even in the smallest of ways) is very liberating.

For many people, their fear creates a sense of paralysis. They perceive that society is going in a certain direction, that people are becoming more alienated and anxious, and they get pulled into that negative way of thinking and feeling. It is very much the result of the collective negative mindset, which is usually influenced by negative media stories; unpleasant world events which are broadcast into our homes and which adorn the newspapers and magazines that we see everywhere.

You don’t even need to look at the news. Advertising has become a science of influencing the human brain to think in certain ways, and advertisers know that people who feel inadequate and insecure will spend more money. The film industry has also become a powerful conduit for conveying disturbing (and often fearful) messages and narratives to the young and the old. Nobody needs such messages. They can be very detrimental, especially for young and impressionable minds.

This is why we need to choose to unplug from such sources of negativity, and connect more with the natural world around us. Instead of watching the news, take a walk. Instead of reading the paper, listen to some inspiring music. Intelligence means choosing your influences wisely, in the knowledge that your influences dictate how you feel. And we have total freedom to choose our influences on every level, including what food and drink we put into our body (which is incredibly influential upon how we feel).

This is a very important to recognise, because we are the ones choosing our influences. This is why we can easily reclaim our sense of power over our lives. You do not have to have a television in your house. You do not need to read the papers, or visit news websites. You can turn your attention in more enriching directions, and spend your time doing the things which make you feel happier and healthier. We must choose this for ourselves, and thus take responsibility for our state of consciousness.

It is also important to recognise the freedom you have to choose thoughts. Of course, nearly everyone feels compelled to think (and often, to think negatively and continuously!) but thinking is not meant to be compulsive. It is meant to be a creative mechanism that helps us to bring to fruition inspiration that comes from a deeper place. Thought is a tool of creativity, but for many people it just creates a prison for them to dwell in…

Thoughts like “I should / I shouldn’t do this or that”… “I must / I mustn’t behave like this” … “I cannot do what I really want to do because….” Thoughts get used like barriers, creating limitation, parameters and restriction in our mind, which we try and impose on our physical being.

For example, imagine you are in a theatre watching a play, and you really, really need to go to the bathroom, very desperately, but your mind says “No, it is rude to get up in the middle of the performance. People will be annoyed at you shuffling past them. You should stay seated until the end.” And because you listen to that thought (which is a thought of restriction) you suffer for some time in discomfort, when you need not suffer at all. Instead, you can immediately respond to the need when it arises, which means that no pressure builds up, no frustration is experienced, and no consequences of frustration (such as irritation or anger) need to be present. This is just an illustration of how the mind says “No, you can’t do that”, and we deny our very simple needs as a result, and thus create our own suffering.

We are always trying to do the right thing in order to keep people happy, to be liked, not upset anyone, but while doing this, we overlook our basic needs. We need to listen to our body needs, and more importantly, to our heart’s need for self-expression, for honesty, for freedom, for space, and for silence. We can be sure that if we are suffering inside, we are not listening to our needs in some way. We are denying ourselves, restricting ourselves, pushing ourselves, punishing ourselves.

We do not need to punish ourselves, because we are not bad. We may think we are not a good person, but this is only the self-critical mind (inherited from our parents) that makes this judgement. Inside every adult human being there is a child that wants to be happy and free. They want to enjoy friendship, fun and shared happiness. They want a sense of lightness in life, not this terminal seriousness and gravity that adults seem to ascribe to every situation.

This is our heart. This is where the child that you once were still dwells. That child has not vanished or died; it has simply been oppressed and shouted down by a louder voice, which dictates how we should be, how we should behave, how we should think, and what we should do with our life.

I always found it fascinating how the word ‘adult’ comes from ‘adulterated’, which means to make something less impure. This really says it all. I always felt that the child is the intelligence within every human being that keeps people connected to the fun and joyful dimension to life. Yet adults seem to be more drawn to the ‘intelligence’ that comes from thinking, which usually rapidly dispels any experiential sense of fun and joy. Adults think about everything, analyse everything, judge everything, and in this way they are very much victims of their mind, victims of intellect.

Your heart is where the true ‘you’ resides, just waiting for an opportunity to express itself; to express is joy, its humour, its happiness, positivity and light. So this is where we need to bring our attention. In any moment, we can do this. Instead of switching on the TV, or going on-line, or reading a book even, just spend a few moments listening to your heart. Is your heart happy? Or is it forgotten? Is it oppressed and despondent, or it vibrant and awake?

Because there is no escaping this simple fact… If the innocent child within your heart does not have the freedom it needs to express itself, to show itself, you will suffer. If you deny and oppress your heartfelt feelings, life will lose any real meaning, and you will feel like you are becoming a mere shadow of human being. You will feel like you are losing touch with yourself, losing touch with the light, losing your mind perhaps.

In a way, as the mind loses its power to control and restrict us, we become a little more unconventional. Be become freer. We become less afraid of what people think about us, as we realise that we actually have no ill intentions whatsoever. We realise that just need to be free. We don’t want to upset or hurt anyone, we don’t want to manipulate people. That kind of behaviour could only ever come from a sense of frustration and powerlessness., experienced as a result of denying the expression of who we truly are.

You are a beautiful and innocent child, who has such a creative and luminous spark burning with you. It is your nature to be creative, to share your light, your sense of fun and happiness with other people. This is your true purpose on this planet, and as you express who you truly are, as you share your heart, you remind everyone else of who they truly are. People wake up out of the lifeless slumber of gravity and seriousness, and they sense a sense of excitement in the heart. The inner spark is rekindled, the heart is lifted, and happiness and joy flow between people as intended. And thus, with the beautiful light of our hearts, life is illuminated.

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