Finding your way

If we watch or read much of what is on offer in the mainstream media, we might easily get the impression that the year ahead might not be so positive, and that there are more reasons to be worried and anxious, rather than optimistic and hopeful for the future. But without the media input into our mind, we would gain a very different perspective upon the world and what is to come in terms of joy or sorrow.

If we could spend more of our time in nature instead of in front of a screen, we would sense a growing excitement in the air, a growing anticipation about what potentially lies ahead for us, if we make intelligent and loving choices in our life. This is the more accurate truth about what is happening on this planet, and essentially it is spiritual in nature. It exists independently from anything that we see occurring. We sense it in our heart. But this sense of excitement is not generated by ourselves… it is something we are tuning into. It is an energetic reality which, when we connect with it, aligns us with only positive outcomes and possibilities. This is why it is important to connect to this dimension of information, through our heart.

Because if we keep absorbing the negative messages of the media which encourage negative ideas, visions and thoughts to cloud our mind, we will align ourselves with a different frequency; a different dimension of reality which is essentially fear based and created by thoughts. This obviously then effects the rest of our body, heart and emotions, and thus we generate a very real and tangible – yet dim, flat and uninspiring – experience of reality for ourselves.

But this is simply a choice of reality; a reality based on insecurity, division and fear. We can instead choose to perceive the higher heart-based reality if we want to, and we should consider that this reality is what our mind, body and heart are actually designed for. Therefore it feels totally natural, easy and instinctive to move in that direction and connect with that dimension. But of course there is a pull generated by conventional human consciousness, by the ‘hive mind’ towards the mundane fear-based perspective, and we have to be aware enough and strong enough not to allow our mind to be pulled there. Because essentially we have a choice between these two dimensions, these two experiences of reality, and we are the ones who must choose.

As you may already be aware of (and if not, it will soon become obvious), the media information and entertainment machine would prefer you contemplate negativity, fear, insecurity, conflict, division and hostility. Look at the news. Look at the overall nature of the films and programmes being produced and heavily promoted in the mainstream media. All this information – if subscribed to mentally – will generate a sense of worry, anxiety, agitation and fear if you absorb enough of what is on offer.

But if you don’t absorb it and you spend more of your time in nature, and turn your mind more towards silence, meditation, prayer and gratitude, you will move away from such thought-based negativity and you will connect more with your heart as a result. You will begin to hear the subtle message it is broadcasting, which is actually coming from a divine place. ‘Do not fear; have faith’, it tells us over and over again.

We have great reason to be joyful because the divine Truth is purely positive, and we need only to align with it, with its presence in our mind and heart. It is love; divine love, God’s love, and it will protect you and provide for you in every way imaginable if you will just trust it to do so. That is all that is needed for deep security and peace. Total trust.

Trusting means moving away from the thoughts of worry and fear. It means turning your back on the temptation to doubt your security in this world. Total trust is the main destination as far as your heart is concerned, and it is always rewarded by a sense of deep peace and profound inner security. Trust is the key to this, because without total trust you are guaranteed to experience doubt and insecurity. Both of these are self fulfilling prophecies, and you immediately begin experiencing their fruits the moment that you engage with them. But exactly the same is true with trust, so essentially it’s a question of what do we want to experience; the fruits is doubt and fear, or the fruits of trust and faith? Both have a profound impact on our soul.

Fortunately, we are free to choose, and this choice is made in very simple ways. Firstly, we stop absorbing and believing the negative messages from the media, no matter how accurate we think they might be. Then we need to turn our attention to our own mind, which often behaves in the same way as a news broadcast, speaking negatively, predicting suffering, failure, disappointment. The negative voice in which it speaks is not our voice; it is inherited. It is a product of the negative cultural conditioning that we are all subjected to by society and our families. So we need to notice these negative voices in our thoughts, so that we can realise what is making us feel negative, hopeless, angry, isolated and so on. When we gain a little perspective on our thoughts and don’t just automatically listen to them and believe what they are telling us, we start to become free from their influence.

Essentially, we need to align with something much purer and more positive than all of this information, because our consciousness is infinitely more precious and sensitive than we can possibly understand. This is why we need to give our attention more to nature, to silence, to beauty, to peace, to a sense of gratitude, trust and faith in the benevolence of God, which is just another name for the intelligent force of divine love that created this magnificent universe. God is that love and it will protect us, nourish us and bring deep security, peace and joy into our heart if we start giving it more of our attention, and stop distracting ourselves with thoughts, visions and expectations of suffering and fear. By doing so we are polluting our heart; and we simply need not do this.

When we see that we are worrying in our mind and feeling anxious or fearful, we know that we are in the wrong place. We can shift ourselves instantly into the right place – a place of trust and peace – simply by turning our mind away from every little thought of negativity, away from future-based worries, away from ‘problem consciousness’ as i call it, and back to contemplating the goodness of life, back to gratitude for this very moment and the peace and total security that are found in our heart when we turn completely away from fear and negativity.

We cannot turn away from fear without turning towards the Truth, which is divine, beautiful, benevolent, inspiring and deeply fulfilling. When we experience this – and many people regularly do through the practice of mediation, prayer or gratitude – then we cannot fear for the future. You can easily be one of those people who regularly experiences this connection to the higher truth, if you do something about any tendencies you may have to consume negative information, and subscribe to negative thoughts.

Our mind and soul feed on what we give our attention to. Dwell upon images and ideas of conflict, negativity, fear or violence, and you are essentially poisoning your soul. That sounds extreme, but it is true. When you become more aligned to the purity of goodness, gratitude, love, faith and trust you will see exactly why this is true, and it is not an understatement in any way.

So our main responsibility is to put our attention and awareness in the most beneficial direction, so that we can feed our soul correctly, just like we are responsible for feeding our body correctly. We do this by closing the door of the cupboard which has all the junk food in it – all the superficial, pointless and negative information – and opening the door of the cupboard which contains the nectar for our soul, the manna for our heart. That cupboard is there, and it is well stocked. In fact, it never runs out, as we will discover when we open its door and see what is there.

That cupboard is our heart, and we need to turn our attention there instead of always staring into our mind which is filled with junk information, junk entertainment, junk distraction, junk knowledge. The true knowledge, which is the knowledge and experience of divine love in our heart – easily accessible to all – restores us completely. It strengthens our heart, it lifts our spirit and purifies our mind. So why choose anything else?

We dont need to. We have just gotten addicted to the junk stuff that gives us instant – but empty – gratification. You dont have to watch TV. You don’t have to listen to the radio. You dont have to watch the news and read the papers. You don’t have to browse YouTube or Netflix. You don’t even have to listen to the thoughts in your mind. We choose to do these things, but we are simply looking in the wrong cupboard. We do need something, and our heart does needs something, but it has been convinced to look in the wrong place for it. We simply cannot find what we truly need anywhere outside of our own heart, because what we are looking for is Love’s divine presence.

Without even knowing it we are actually looking for God, the spiritual source of security, protection, joy and happiness that we all knew as young children, although we may have completely forgotten so. We might wonder where it went and how the world become such a threatening and insecure place, when we once felt so safe and free. These may be forgotten memories, but our heart doesn’t forget. Our heart knows what it is looking for and what we need. But out mind is stubborn, afraid and – to a large extent – in denial. We resist opening our mind to divine truth because it means opening our heart to it also, and this means releasing our fears and potentially encountering any pain that has been held there. But these things need to be released if we are to experience true freedom.

Fear, much of which is very subtle and subconscious, is what holds our heart in tension, and we cleverly use any mental justification possible to convince ourselves of why we don’t need to attend to this problem. We tell ourselves we don’t need to deal with our fears, because we are secure. We have a house, a car, an income, a partner, all our favourite foods in our fridge, all the entertainment we could ask for at our fingertips… why on Earth would we want to address our fears?

The reason is because if we don’t, they will continue to subconsciously lead us away from our deeper fulfilment; fulfilment that cannot come from a house, a car, a partner, a fridge or a screen – only from a deep connection the spiritual dimension of life, which is divine love. Nothing in the material world can bring us this… not even a loving partner. We have to release our fear and anger, and fully open our heart to this divine truth. It’s not a cerebral process, it is a very practical process, like a flower opening its petals to the Sun. We need to let go of the inner tension and contraction held in our heart, so that it can open in the same manner. There is no way around this, no shortcut. If we want peace, true security and true freedom then this is the process we need to engage with.

But because this requires greater awareness and greater presence, there is a temptation to remain unconscious, to continue to distract and temporarily satisfy ourselves with all that the consumerist media world offers. This temptation is strong because it is so easy to do so, compared with facing ourselves and looking at all the personal issues that we have been pushing away for so many years. Our insecurity, our anger, our mistrust, our fear and much more. We can address them all, and by doing so let them be healed.

So we can do this by actively wanting to let them arise for healing. We have to want to be free of arrogance and self-righteousness. We have to want to become more sensitive, caring, gentle and humble. If we want these things, then the healing process of our heart has already begun. Things will arise. Everyday situations and interactions will bring things to the surface. We will see exactly how tolerant, forgiving and compassionate we really are, and we will have the opportunity to let go of bitterness, resentment, judgement and anger. We will gradually be presented with all our fears and insecurities, and have the opportunity to choose to let them go and to trust instead. To trust in Providence, trust in the protective force of Love, which is God.

When we actually want these things, our healing and evolution speed up rapidly. We will never have more to deal with than we can handle but we will be challenged to step out of our patterns, in order that we can become stronger. Because to embrace true freedom, we need a strong heart. A strong heart can house a greater force of love. It can know and sustain a deeper joy and a deeper compassion. It can forgive more readily. And if we want to live with love, peace and security in our hearts, we do need to forgive everyone, including ourselves. Because as long as we are angry with an individual we will justify their punishment, often subconsciously. This means that if you are angry towards – or judgemental of – yourself, subconsciously you will continue to punish yourself in subtle ways. You will deny yourself the things that nourish your heart, you will sabotage relationships and you will intentionally prevent yourself from experiencing joy and liberation. You will essentially be your own prisoner, without even knowing it. People do this in relationships too, when they try to emotionally control or influence their partner. Forgiveness heals this entire dynamic so that true love can be present, and this is what every human heart is longing for, whether we are conscious of it or not.

When we take a few minutes to sit quietly, and we consult our heart, it will tell us what we truly need to experience more peace. Our mind can only tell us what we think we need, but our heart has the wisdom we are looking for. It is just up to us to take the time to be quiet – ideally on a daily basis – and listen to it. If we do this we will be guided towards a deeper fulfilment and a deeper sense of peace and security that are independent from anything in the material world. We are guaranteed to encounter it, the more time we spend just resting quietly and relaxing our body and heart, and the more time we spend enjoying the beauty of nature. As long as we are prepared to stop distracting and busying ourselves in so many different ways, and instead just be with ourselves more. Quietly, peacefully, patiently. This is when a deeper wisdom, truth and beauty can reveal itself, and our patience is rewarded.

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Good, evil and the media

It is evident that both good and evil are at work through humanity and once you understand how evil operates you will be able to understand how to fully and wholeheartedly embrace that which is divinely good, from a spiritual perspective as well as psychological and emotional one. This is a vitally important process for every human being to undertake, now more than ever.

 

As a very real spiritual force evil most certainly has an agenda, which is to spread as much darkness and create as much suffering as possible. It is a bit like cancer, in that it feeds upon life to create darkness and ultimately death. Evil does this by propagating fear and leading people away from their heart, into the dualistic and thus divided mental realm of thoughts, concepts and beliefs. Through our thinking mind it weaves a veil of deception and confusion. It generates the most fundamental misunderstanding that the human mind can have, which is the delusion of being separate from the light  of the vast intelligent consciousness which many call God. This is like a fish being completely unaware of and totally disconnected from the vast body of liquid substance which we call the ocean. 

 

A conscious acceptance, openness and engagement with the divine force of loving intelligence which surrounds us is not only possible; it is inevitable and necessary. But first we have to navigate the murky waters, the fears, the darkness, the destructive emotions and the spiritual misunderstandings that cloud our mind. The best way to do this is to learn about how your mind is deceived by mistruths, which at their root contain the seeds of darkness. We need to learn how our thoughts weave the conceptual mental realities that we enter into and fully believe without even questioning their validity. The investment of our belief into these illusory and superficial versions of ‘reality’ only serves to lead us further and further away from the divine truth, which is the intelligent and benevolent presence of divine goodness, also referred to by many as God.

 

Evil’s agenda is to take us far, far away from this beautiful awareness (which you might describe as heavenly) into a psychological realm of fear, misery and hatred that you would likely describe as hell. Evil purposefully misleads people diametrically away from the beautiful divine truth which are hearts are designed for (and which they long for), towards a totally false, darker truth which it creates in our minds and skilfully persuades us to believe as true. 

 

Evil wants to fill our minds with horrific, disturbing and fearful images, that keep coming back to us when we most wish they wouldn’t. And the madness of it is that we voluntarily sit down down in front of our screens and let this happen. We choose to allow dark images and ideas to influence our brain chemistry and our state of consciousness. We choose to let visions of misery and suffering in through the windows of our soul, into a place that is deeper than we can comprehend. We are complicit in the darkening of our own soul when instead we could be fully engaged in opening up to, feeling, and fuelling the beautifully luminous fire of divine love in our heart; God’s greatest gift. 

 

Believing the deceptive lies and visions of darkness ultimately leads human beings in the opposite direction from divine compassion and love, towards thoughts and actions that bare the hallmark of darkness; such as fear, anger and cruelty, whether it be psychological, emotional or physical. The intentional and wilful infliction of any kind of suffering upon another living being – no matter how subtle – has its roots in darkness and if it is justified mentally and fuelled emotionally, it will only bring greater darkness and woe into our heart. We should be very aware that we move in completely the opposite direction; harbouring thoughts of forgiveness to all people without exception, and ensuring that no ill will towards others grows in our heart. We need to make a specific effort to think and act kindly, irrespective of a person’s behaviour or actions. This is crucial if we want to be moving in the direction of love; well away from darkness, suffering, fear, division, anger and hostility. Most people truly want this in the depth of their heart. 

 

So when it comes to understanding evil’s tactics of deception, misdirection and ‘endarkenment’ we have to understand that essentially it wants the opposite of what Love wants for us, which is peace, forgiveness, freedom, happiness, togetherness, laughter and joy. So in order to lead us as far away as possible from these deeply positive states, which together comprise a truly heavenly realm of consciousness, it attempts to convince us that the ultimate truth of life is the exact opposite to what is divinely true from the heart’s perspective (which is God’s perspective).

 

Evil attempts to persuade us that we are separate, isolated, unloved, in the dark, vulnerable, threatened, under attack and that to achieve any sense of inner security we have to control, manipulate and deceive others, while simultaneously defending ourselves from them. It attempts to persuade us that threat is everywhere, thus sowing fear in our heart so that Love and faith cannot grow there. Quite simply, it’s agenda is to lead us as far away from our heart as possible, because this is where God can truly communicate with us, and shares his essence with us.

 

So let’s consider how much information is being put ‘out there’ into the public domain (via the media) that bad things are happening or are going to happen. That war is on the horizon, that darkness is increasing, that the Earth is on the verge of ecological collapse, that artificial intelligence may pose a threat to the human race, that hatred and violence is increasing. All the negative things that we are led to believe are true – or might become a reality sometime in the future – create fear in us. And if we are subjected to enough of this kind of information we begin to feel hopeless about the future, hopeless for humanity. We begin leaning heavily towards negativity and pessimism, and can only envision a bleak future in our mind. 

 

Bleakness and misery is exactly what evil wants our minds to be contemplating all of the time, and a large facet of the media is doing a great job of assisting in propagating such a message of pessimism and hopelessness. It comes through all the popular avenues: pop music, TV, film, advertising, video games, magazines and books.

 

Do an experiment: Notice all the things you see in these channels of information and ask yourself: “What kind of message is this mostly promoting? A message of hope and optimism or a message of negativity and pessimism.” If it is the latter, do not give any more attention to this source of information. Don’t absorb any more darkness, because your mind is a deeply precious and creative space. Instead, turn your attention to some process which is positive and constructive, even if it simply breathing and being thankful for the simple things that you have in your life. From that space, you can find positive and powerful responses that come from a place of wisdom rather than fear or darkness.

 

The visions and beliefs that you let dwell in your mind subtly influence your state of consciousness and shape your earthly experience in powerful ways. This is why we need to be very wary of the messages being put out through the media, by advertisers, by record companies, by TV and film companies, and by video game designers. Believe it or not, they do not always have the noblest of intentions (and that is a vast understatement). 

 

Beside the well-researched fact that fearful, insecure and anxious people spend more money (and thus boost the consumerist economy), a lot of these huge media companies are funded and controlled by bigger organisations with very specific (and not so positive) socio-political agendas. I know this to be true for many large and well-known media organisations; names you might instinctively trust. It always good to be sceptical about powerful and influential organisations and fully research them, as well as observing their fruits. Analyse what they are producing, to see if they are consistently good or consistently bad fruits. Sometimes they are neither, but it’s good to find out what their true intentions are and it’s usually plain to see if you look carefully.

 

We have to understand that where power is concerned, fear is by far the most effective tool of choice. And is there any better way to propagate fear-inspiring information than upon the screens that we all have in our living rooms, that we all carry around in our pockets, that we all rely upon for our human communications and interaction, that we all look to for entertainment and distraction? It would be very naive to believe that huge media companies with political ties are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on very complex, extremely realistic and powerful stories (i.e films, tv programs, even music videos), just for the sake of entertainment. 

 

I have said it before many times; stories (especially those that appear on a screen and are accompanied by a emotional soundtrack) are one of the most powerful ways to convey deeper truths to people. Or considering what I have observed over the past few years, deeper mistruths and negative conditioning. Stories resonate and educate on a subconscious level mostly, which is why we should always ask ourselves, “what is the deeper message here?”. As very sensitive and easily influenced creatures, we all need messages and sources of inspiration. We need messages of hope and faith, messages that en courage inner strength, love and resilience; messages that make us stronger in our heart, in our determination to have a positive impact on the world around us. Are you seeing many of these messages in the mainstream media and entertainment industry? Look and listen closely, and analyse the type of messages that are most prevalent, most often being put out via pop songs, TV programs, films, advertising and video games. 

 

Perhaps this whole situation would not be so problematic if only a few million people out of 7 billion alive on this planet were hooked into the mainstream media. But it is much bigger than that, and billions of human minds – many of which are children’s minds – are absorbing the subtle messages which are pouring out through our screens on a daily basis. To assume that this information doesn’t really affect us is very wishful thinking. (To learn in more detail about how young minds are influenced by negative or disturbing information in the media, read this excellent book by Professor Joanne Cantor, entitled “Mummy, I’m Scared” : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mommy-Im-Scared-Frighten-Children/dp/0156005921 )

 

I have been carefully observing the media and entertainment industry as an information-propagating machine for over a decade and a half. And now, like never before, it is being flooded with stories and images of darkness and fear; depictions of mass violence, evil, dystopia and misery. From TV programs, to advertising, to pop music, to Hollywood movies, to kids video games, to streaming video sites… I am witnessing an extreme proliferation of dark and disturbing imagery, portrayals and ideas. Psychological horror is now being aimed at kids. Dark and fearful dystopian visions of the future are now commonplace. Pop videos graphically promoting demonic possession, and lyrics encouraging young kids to embrace “the dark side” are also far, far more common than you may realise. 

 

Not everyone realises the exact nature of the messages that their kids are listening to, but it would be wise to pay closer attention to the lyrics that end up going round and round in the minds of our children everyday. This may sound like overprotection, but we have to remember how infinitely precious and wonderful the innocence of a child’s mind is. Does it matter if we let the media fill our children’s minds with ideas and images of misery, suffering, darkness and horror? I assure you, children’s minds are not even remotely impervious to such messages. Again, for an excellently researched scientific view of this issue, I encourage you to read the above mentioned book by Professor Joanne Cantor on this important subject.

 

Because if you do a little research, watch the videos that are being aimed at kids, read the lyrics of the popular songs, pay attention to the more subtle messages being put out in films and TV programmes and pick up on any agendas that might be present, you will think twice about trusting the media machine as a mere ‘entertainment provider’, especially for children. It is so much more powerful than that, and many of those within it in positions of power have less-than-wholesome agendas, to put it mildly. 

 

Evil is not just found in the dark alleyways of the cities, or in the maximum security prisons cells. It exists where there is the greatest degree of corruption of the human heart. And there is very little that corrupts people as quickly and thoroughly as power and money do, except perhaps drugs. Follow the money, follow the power, and you will learn that very powerful people are indeed involved in very disturbing things. We have all seen this in the Jeffrey Epstein case. Corruption, perversion, and evil are bedfellows. They are usually found together. 

 

This is why we should be very wary that extremely powerful organisations are pouring out endless free ‘entertainment’ and information upon our screens at a rate that we couldn’t possibly keep up with. The media world is over-saturated and if we are absorbing it, our mind becomes the same. Over-saturated with messages of negativity, conflict, fear, violence, darkness, hopelessness and pessimism.

 

Personally, I am not a pessimistic person at all. I don’t absorb or pollute my mind with much of what it out there in the news and entertainment world. But I am very, very concerned about the people (especially the young people) who are absorbing all the negative and fearful messages without realising it; without analysing them. Such messages are like food for our subconscious mind, and have a powerful impact on our psyche. Teen suicide rates around the world are rising rapidly, and I am in no doubt that the media has a very important role to play in this fact. As I said before, we all need positive messages to inspire us, but young people more so. So when I see young pop singers using their songs to persuade teenage kids that hell is a desirable destination, I know there is a big problem, especially when no loud voices are heard in the media saying this is not a good message to promote. Quite the opposite in fact. This singer is on all the big talk shows, magazine covers, and receiving awards at music ceremonies for her dark and demonic songs. 

 

I think we are all a bit too addicted to the world of information and entertainment that is offered to us on a plate. We need time in nature far more. We need heart-to-heart communication and conversation far more, especially with our own family members. I often wonder how many families – at the end of the working / school day – all sit down together and talk, communicate, discuss and share. And I wonder how many families instead have the parents sitting in front of one screen downstairs watching their programmes, while the kids are sitting in front of their own screens upstairs, watching their programs, or perhaps browsing the internet or playing video games. 

 

Open, honest and heartfelt communication is what strengthens the family bond and helps the members of the family feel supported and connected to each other. Children especially need this because they need the wisdom and guidance of their parents, even if they think they don’t. And if they don’t get it from their parents they will seek it out elsewhere. They will often look to figures whom they respect in the media – celebrities, singers, actors and even the characters they portray in their films – and thus absorb the messages and values which they promote. 

 

All young people need a sense of self worth, self-identity and purpose, and naturally in an ideal world it is their respected elders – their parents and grandparents – who are the ones offering such needed guidance. We should be careful that we keep our family bonds strong, so that our children listen to us about how to contribute positively to this world, rather than to pop stars who are singing encouragingly about Lucifer (i.e. Billie Eilish). This is not a joke. There are some very, very damaging influences now in the media. Truly evil and disturbing influences (e.g. Stranger Things) that children are not being shielded from, but in fact are actually encouraged to give their attention to, because badness and evil is now “cool” according to much of the media. Carefully observe the messages in all areas of the media (including advertising) and you will see this trend for yourself, especially in pop music aimed young girls. Artists such as Billie Eilish, Kesha, Halsey, Au/Ra, Aurora and many others are putting out some really sinister messages to young girls. If you think I am exaggerating, just watch the last 2 or 3 videos by each of these artists, and listen to the message they are singing out. You will see what I am talking about.

 

But this article is not just about children though. It is about you also, and how the media can lead your mind and your thoughts in a certain direction without you even realising it. The media can have us contemplating the end of civilisation with just a few well placed news articles. It can have us thinking that a 1984-type dystopia is just around the corner, if we watch the right things. It can have us contemplating some very dark and disturbing things if we follow the consequential path of thought that certain programs and films lead our mind along.

 

But the media essentially fabricates realities (and often information), and so it is very important to remember that the higher truth of this life is indeed divine. God is an absolute reality, I can assure you after 22 years of meditation, cleansing, fasting and spiritual exploration, (and that was all before Christ approached me), and there is certainly no reason to fear. But we have to stop encouraging ourselves to be fearful, which we do when we are actively polluting our mind with images of suffering, conflict and darkness. There is no need to do this. It is not mandatory; it is a choice, and I highly recommend choosing differently. 

 

The media wants your attention, yes. It wants to keep you engaged with it, but you don’t actually need it. You need a connection with nature much, much more. Your soul needs the influence of nature so that it can harmonise with the divine energy of life, which is love. It also needs creativity too; creativity that brings you inspiration and joy, so that you can be a channel for that love. This is what we are designed for.

 

Ultimately, our soul needs the transcendental experience; it needs to receive the light that comes from God’s presence, which is very real. This is why it is important that we spend time daily in silence, not listening to our thoughts but instead communicating with the higher loving intelligence which many call God. It is obviously spiritual, and therefore not perceivable with our five material senses, but something in the core of our heart comes alive when we humbly ask for communication with that which is greater than us. 

 

It does require humility to ask something which you cannot see, hear, touch or feel to communicate with you, but who is judging you? Who will know if you silently ask God for assistance or guidance? And you have absolutely nothing of any value to lose. In fact the only thing that we will lose is the thing we most need to lose; our arrogance, our ego, our self delusion that we know exactly what is true and real. We don’t, and we can’t. We can only receive glimpses of divine truth, in direct proportion to our openness and our humility. If we think that we know, or we don’t need to know, nothing can be revealed to us because there is no humility. Humility is the key.

 

If we could see the full reality of the benevolent and loving force that wants to guide us, protect us, provide for us and love us totally, then our life would be transformed in an instant. We would turn our back on fear and insecurity, and open our heart to the most beautiful and powerful force in the universe: Love, which is God. We can take a massive step in this direction by turning our thoughts to Christ – God’s greatest gift to humanity – and asking him to dwell in our heart. Again, the only thing we have to lose by doing so is our arrogance, our pride, our ideas that we can do it all by ourselves, because I assure you, we cannot. But what do I mean by this?

 

As I said earlier, evil is a very real spiritual force and when it approaches our mind and attempts to influence our thoughts and visions (as is now occurring via the media on a scale like never before) then we need some spiritual protection. Evil is intelligent also, and knows exactly how to corner people in their mind, and make them perceive that there is no escape from darkness or suffering. When this occurs – and the media is now being used to ensure that it does occur among more and more people – then Christ is the solution. You may have heard the term “spiritual warfare”… well there is most certainly a battle being fought for your mind, your attention, your allegiance and your trust, and evil’s greatest weapon by far is the media and its power to implant ideas, images, visions and scenarios in our mind. Do you trust the agendas of the big media companies and what they are telling you? Because a great deal of it is designed to evoke fear. A great deal of it is encouraging us to contemplate darkness, dystopia, misery and conflict. 

 

I don’t say these things speculatively, casually or lightly. I have been carefully studying the media and its messages for many years, and it has become as as obvious as day exactly how it is being used by powerful organisations to misinform and mislead millions and millions of people. As I hope is evident from my writing, I know my subject matter. I know very well how evil operates; I know how it manifests and propagates itself. Be aware of the media and the messages it is putting in your mind (and the minds of your children) especially in the guise of ‘entertainment’, but also through the world news.

 

If something tilts your mind in the direction of fear, it is detrimental to you. If it puts dark, violent or twisted images in your mind, it is detrimental to you. If it makes you pessimistic about the future, it is detrimental to you. As incredibly complex, sensitive and spiritual creatures, we need faith, not fear. We need a total trust in the force that in truth has the power to protect us from absolutely anything. It can lift us above the murky dimension of darkness, conflict and fear, into a realm of trust, peace and gratitude. It can fully do this only if we are humble enough to accept it’s method of doing so, which is Christ. 

 

Christ transforms our heart and purifies it totally, when given the opportunity. This is the only way to become totally free from every last ounce of darkness, fear and separation from God’s divine presence. It is given freely, without a requirement that we are perfect, or worthy. All are worthy. We just need enough humility to ask for (and accept) this crucial assistance in the battle between good and evil that is now becoming more and more evident. 

 

 

I write all this from my heart because I want to see a world free of darkness and suffering. It troubles me deeply that people are being misled, deceived and polluted by the media, and especially children. I have learned over the years the reality of what Christ does when he touches our mind and our hearts, and how vitally important he is at this staggeringly momentous time in human history. When human souls can either become enlightened or darkened, we have to make absolutely sure we are walking down the right path. Heaven and hell are both very real states of consciousness, and we want to do everything we can to turn our back on the darkness and fully embrace the light. This is what motivates me to share these words with you, and I hope they assist you in moving in the right direction. 

~ http://www.AlexanderBell.org

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Accept God’s Greatest Gift

Sadly, people can often be very dismissive and even condescending about the very things which they need the most, and more than anything else this is what keeps us separate from the spiritual gifts that our heart deeply needs; the healing, the love, the deep security, trust and peace.

Humility is essential when it comes to receiving a gift. If you refuse to open your hands, believing that you already have everything you need, nothing can be given to you. And there is so much that we need, spiritually speaking. We need love, we need to experience forgiveness, we need peace and security in our heart. And we need God’s light, so that we no longer have to dwell in darkness and fear. We absolutely need these, even if our mind tells us that we don’t.

Our own mind has no idea what our heart truly needs for it to experience spiritual fulfilment. But God does, and is constantly trying to put his gifts in our hands, and in our heart. But we must let go of our arrogance so that we can first be humble enough to accept that we do need what God is trying to give us.

Humility is possibly the most important lesson there is, and I invite you now to allow your heart and mind to be humble, so that it can be open to God’s spiritual gifts. Because when you are prepared to drop any arrogance, self-righteousness or mental stubbornness, willing to admit that you might need God’s help and then humble enough to ask for it (which many people find hard to do), you have then opened the door to true healing, to true inner-security and peace, and to God’s all-pervading and deeply fulfilling love.

Making this decision is all that is needed to begin restoring you; restoring your faith, your joy, your happiness, your inner fire and the true strength of your heart. Just a simple mental decision to be open and willing accept the help, the gift that God is offering you. Don’t refuse it, don’t push it away arrogantly, don’t dismiss it condescendingly; because you really do need it; even if you think you don’t.

The deepest and most powerful spiritual form that this gift takes is Jesus. Jesus is God’s greatest gift, being a spiritual emissary of his pure light and love. Jesus is like the elevator that takes you to the very top floor, spiritually speaking. Can you remain humble enough to accept that Jesus is a vital part of God’s plan for you?

Jesus is a very real and very powerful spiritual force that enables you to fully fight off the forces of darkness, just by using his name. It really is that simple. People mock Jesus, ridicule the idea of accepting him into their heart, yet Jesus is absolutely vital in the battle between good and evil, I can assure you. Jesus literally changes the inner environment of your heart, so that it no longer can be susceptible to darkness. He spiritually purifies the soil, so that the weeds of fear, judgment, arrogance and hatred can no longer grow. He makes our heart receptive to the full radiance, beauty and love of God, in a way that we could never have imagined.

And you don’t need to subscribe to the Christian religion to allow Jesus to transform your heart. You don’t even need to tell anyone. You just need to quietly ask him to do so. You only need humbly say something like “Please dwell in my heart Jesus. Please strengthen and protect me from all forms of darkness. Help me steer clear of fear, doubt, hostility, aggression, arrogance and hatred. Help me forgive and be forgiven. Help me be truly healed and whole, fearless, loving and courageous. Please occupy my heart and let me know the depth of love, joy and unshakeable peace that you bring.”

~ http://www.AlexanderBell.org

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Be a peacemaker

To every argument there are at least two sides, and each of those arguing their perspective will usually believe that theirs is the correct one. Whether it’s a political argument, a religious one, a moral one or a scientific one, everyone believes they are correct in their assertion of what is true and what is accurate, and will often defend their perspective with vigour and passion if they feel strongly enough about it. And aggression can easily come into the picture when either side believe in their own righteousness with such fervour that they are willing to fight for the triumph of their own ideas.

But there is a higher ‘truth’ to all arguments, which is actually a moral truth. It is peace. People often seem so willing to forgo peace and embrace force and anger in the pursuit of proving themselves to be right, yet as soon as they do so, they have lost the larger argument. They have foregone the higher truth, which is the transcendent truth of peace, forgiveness and humility.

The peaceful – those who do not resort to aggression, coercion or force and who do not promote such tactics as a means to win an argument – stand strong on the ground of compassion, humanity, respect, tolerance and humility. If they refuse to drop down to the level of force and aggression, they are embodying and demonstrating a truth that transcends all other truths: that Peace is the core of our humanity. It is our noblest quality, and if we lose it we lose our claim to decency and respectability. We become like savages. We join the fighting crows, when we are supposed to be soaring above them, like an eagle.

Unfortunately there are people in the world that like conflict, that like hostility, and they consciously engage in generating it. If someone is trying to make you feel angry and hostile towards other people – as politicians sometimes do – they are not a peacemaker. They are a war monger. They are not attempting to heal the divide between humans, they are increasing it.

This is humanity’s greatest problem now. Societies are polarising, and anger is growing. Right now, you can make a conscious decision to be part of the solution, by turning away from anger, blame and an aggressive mentality, because that is the only way that the solution manifests on a wider scale. Millions of people, one by one, deciding to choose peace – in their thoughts first, then in their words and actions. If you do not choose peace, you will sooner or later find yourself in a battle of some sort, and there will surely be loss and suffering to one degree or another. It could very well be yours, and you will wish you had chosen peace. This is guaranteed. You will never regret choosing peace.

So this is an invitation, right now, to decide to be a peacemaker. Consciously decide to stop entering into conflict with other human beings, both in the inner dialogues in your mind, and in your words and interactions in the real (and digital) world. Help to resolve differences. Build bridges. Be patient with people and forgive them. Be an agent of reconciliation.

Practice putting all inter-personal differences to the side; political, religious, social, spiritual… let them be irrelevant when you interact with another person. Focus instead on the shared desire for peace, the shared desire for understanding, resolution and humanitarian progress.

Even if the person you are engaging with seems to want conflict instead of peace, you can still choose to be a peacemaker. This is a much more challenging situation in which to choose peace, but no one said it was easy. It takes a strong person to choose peace, especially when they are faced with someone who wants conflict, who wants to battle. But you can be that strong person if you start practicing from now onwards. You will not be perfect immediately. You will get triggered, you will lose your patience, lose your temper sometimes. You will feel indignant and angry sometimes, your ego will undoubtedly want to rise up and strike, when confronted by the ego of someone else. But at those times you have to remember you have a choice, and it is a crucial choice: Either you fuel the fire of conflict, or you pour on the water of peace. Only one of these choices enables us to evolve, which is what we are being called to do now at this challenging time in human history.

~ http://www.AlexanderBell.org
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Nothing to fear

I have heard many times of people who have had extremely healthy diets, yet they died of cancer. And of course, you hear of people who lived into their hundreds, yet they smoked cigarettes or drank alcohol regularly or ate a pretty standard diet all of their life.

The secret in all of this is fear. No matter how pure your body is and how pure your diet is, fear is a spiritual poison for your soul. And because it is spiritual it supercedes anything that occurs within your body. Fear brings darkness into the core of your being, and diseases like cancer are very much a physical manifestation of that.

Fear creates tension, contraction, lack of energy flow, coldness, darkness and resistance to life itself within our entire body and within our heart. It is the primal malady of all of humanity. Fear is the virus that spreads without air, without contact, without food, without proximity. It comes from our very own mind, which in turn is fed by external negative influences (e.g. the media) which are also a product of tainted human minds.

So unless we address our tendency towards fear, we cannot permanently avoid illness or disease; in fact, they will be inevitable, and the more fearful we are, the more weakness and sickness we will experience. But, just like the people who live well into their hundreds despite their mediocre diet and lifestyle habits, if we free ourselves from fear we will enjoy a sense of inner strength and wellbeing that is not dependant on material variables.

Of course, we all know the importance of eating healthily (I write about it often: http://TheDivineReality.org/healing) because if our body is getting its ideal nutrition, and does not have to deal with unnecessary toxins, it will thrive. The more we cleanse and purify our body, the more our subconscious fears (spiritual toxins) will be released for healing. They rise to the surface of our awareness to be addresses and healed. And because we have cleansed our body, it is stronger, and thus more able to resist the tendency to fear. Addressing our fear is an unavoidable part of the healing process, yet so many people get stuck when they get to this point.

The reason for this is that no-one taught us how to deal with our fears. No-one taught us exactly what we should do when we are confronted with them. So we tend to turn away from them, distract ourself from them, try to forget them or push them down. But this is not healing them, and we need to heal them. If we do anything else, they will just keep coming back (and sometimes with greater force) because they want to be healed. Our body wants to heal itself, which is why it will continue to present you with the fears you have allowed to control you subconsciously. Your inner wisdom wants you to be free, and is trying to help you. But you cannot be free until you heal and release yourself from the fears that periodically arise for this very purpose.

So I will tell you how to do that. Firstly, stop being afraid of them. This ends the vicious cycle of fear. You actively change your attitude towards them, so that you actually want to address them, you want to look at them, you want to see what they are. This simple shift of attitude changes everything. To be willing to do this, you have to realise that fears cannot hurt you. Yes, they can scare you, but they only scare you if you believe that what they are telling you or showing you is true, or might happen. I go for regular night time walks in the forests behind my house, and I relax and trust that it’s totally safe to do so. If my mind comes up with a fearful thought, I ignore it and stay relaxed. If I engaged with such thoughts, I would not be able to enjoy the beauty and peace of waking in nature at night, and I might be deterred from doing so in the future.

Fears are just thoughts. If you shared one of your worst fears with me, there’s a good chance that it would be totally meaningless to me; that it would not affect me at all. The difference would be that you have invested some belief in it, whereas I have not. Fears scare us because we think there is some truth in them. We think there actually may be someone hiding in the bushes, we think that that terrible future event might actually happen, we think that if we tell the truth or show our true personality, we will lose our friends, and so on…

It is our belief in the fearful thought that makes it enter our body and become physically manifest as fear, which is essentially just tension and contraction in the tissues of our body. If we don’t believe it, there is no fear, and no problem.

We have to practice noticing that a thought is fear-based, and choosing not to invest our energy into it. That is how we remain free of fear. Because if we do engage with those thoughts, we will simply worry, be stressed, be anxious, become dis-heartened and pessimistic. That is where fearful thoughts will take us if we subscribe to them. In a sense, fearful thoughts have an agenda, which is to make us feel weak, worried and helpless, whereas positive thoughts are the opposite. They inspire us, motivate us and make us feel stronger. In truth, they align us with a reality of goodness, beauty and creativity, whereas negative thoughts align us with a reality of misery, hopelessness, aggression and destruction. For this reason we have to be very wary about listening to them.

Essentially, fears are imaginary, in that they occur in our imagination. Yes, they may be closely tied to a very real life situation, but when you think a fearful thought, it is happening in your mind. In some people more than others, their mind has become used to presenting them with all the negative scenarios which may occur. Human minds have become dysfunctional in this way; they often veers towards contemplating what may go wrong. In fact our expectation in such an outcome is what manifests it. Expectation brings manifestation.

So this is where faith comes in, because faith brings an expectation of positive outcome. We trust that we are protected, guided and supported, and this trust we feel is a self-fulfilling prophecy. When we fear we invite in darkness and doubt, which literally undermine our faith and attract the outcome that matches our uncertainty. There is no security without faith, and if you want total security, you need to work on building total faith.

If we knew that God was a reality, we would fear significantly less, and trust a great deal more. If we fully knew that we were protected and supported, and that no harm could come to us, what reason would there be to fear? This is why knowledge of the reality of God is essential, because without it, we look for security in the material world. But it is spiritual security we need, which is the security of our heart. We could have all the money in the world, a big house with a massive fence around it, security guards etc. yet our heart is still vulnerable to fear. We need to fortify our heart with faith, with trust in God’s protection and benevolence, if we want to have true peace.

When we stand or rest in this peace, we can say to our fears: “okay show me what you’ve got, I’m ready to heal you” and let our mental insecurities arise to be seen. If we observe them (without believing them) whilst remaining in a state of calm and relaxation, they are transformed. They lose their charge and this their power over us, because we have revoked our belief in them, we have withdrawn our investment in them. We can let them come and pass, with no resistance, no tension, no fear of them.

This is exactly what we need to do with every fear that arises, so that they no longer have any potency. After all they are just thoughts, just imaginations. They are not real. God’s love is real, and this is what we need to adhere firmly to, and trust fully in. Then we can know unshakable peace in the midst of great challenges, for the strength we receive from God is greater than all other things, without exception.

To greatly assist the release of fear and negativity, I recommend a simple and ancient technique called ‘shaking’. It is very simple and very enjoyable, and quickly frees your body from intense feelings of fear, and your mind from pessimism. It can be done with music. Watch a demonstration and enjoy some music for shaking here: http://Shaking.me

~ http://www.AlexanderBell.org
“Develop the strength of your heart”

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“If we walk down the path of fear, things get darker,

but if we walk down the path of faith, things get brighter.

Be aware in each moment which path you are walking along.”

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Stop feeding the dragon

Consider the word ‘terror’. Its meaning (originating from the Latin) is “great fear, alarm, dread, panic”. So in the most literal sense, ‘terrorism’ is the act of evoking and spreading terror; i.e. making people greatly fearful and encouraging dread, alarm and panic to grow. So consider this deeply, because intentionally spreading fear among a group or a population is indeed terrorism.

In my opinion, the worst form of terrorism is the terrorism of children because they are more vulnerable to fear than anyone else. Women (especially mothers) are also rather susceptible to fear, certainly to a greater degree than men are, generally speaking. But especially with children, fear can be very traumatic. It can totally overwhelm them; becoming all consuming and embedding itself in their psyche, which is obviously not a good thing.

Now, over the past 20 years we have all become far more aware of the threat terrorism coming from other countries, yet at the end of their working day (or school day) hundreds of millions of people worldwide sit down on their comfortable sofas and watch TV programs which are often, to some degree or other, disturbing or frightening. They watch psychologically disturbing programs with evil undertones, gory or terrifying horror movies, dystopian nightmares of the near future, and so on. Even children’s pop music videos have become much more dark and fear-inspiring in their themes over recent years.

All of these things evoke fear, because they have been specifically designed to. If you’ve ever watched a scary movie at night and then had to go outside in the dark for some reason, you’ll know that watching these things does affect us, and actually makes us afraid to do certain things. Fear does control us and the images we allow to enter our brain via the media (in all its forms) do affect us. And the more fearful, dark, disturbing or aggressive the images we allow in, the more likely we are to become disturbed, fearful and even aggressive under the right circumstances.

So let’s consider what is happening in the media overall. Obviously, the current affairs/world news media has been flooding our minds with negative information – bad news – for many decades, and we are very used to this. I am not saying it is intentionally crafted to make us afraid, but many things we hear in the news can make us anxious about our safety in the world. The more dangerous society seems to appear, the more afraid people are of going out of their front door, especially after dark. When people hear of ‘terror attacks’ in places like nightclubs, pop concerts, bars, cafes, or just in the street or subway, it has the effect of making people more anxious and worried about leaving their house.

In fact, if people can choose between staying at home and feeling safe, or going out and feeling slightly anxious, often they will play it safe. They will stay home, order some takeaway food, and spend the evening watching their favourite programmes, instead of going out and socialising, communicating, laughing and interacting with other human beings. This is a big problem for our innately sociable species, especially when so much of what is available on our screens now is disturbing, dark, violent, and fear-inspiring.

(This article about the increasing quantity of dark and violent programming on Netflix is worth reading: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/03/21/does-netflix-have-killer-problem/)

The more information we consume which generates fear or desensitises us to violence or cruelty, the more we are feeding the animalistic, primal and fear-based part of our nature, which is totally preoccupied with self-preservation and being alert to danger. When this part of us is constantly fed and thus begins to have a greater influence over our thoughts and our behaviour, we become less influenced by the higher part of our nature; our faith, our trust, our peace, compassion and joy.

This “fight-or-flight” part of our brain is the lowest and least evolved part of our nature. It is almost sub-human, and thus when it grips us totally it can make us capable of inhumane actions. And it is always fuelled and activated by fear, rather than by faith and Love. It is essentially a very old operating system that is responsible for manifesting all the darkness and suffering that has occurred on this planet in our long and turbulent history.

So the more information we consume that feeds this part of our nature, the more likely we are to do things which are heartless, harmful, aggressive, unkind or even cruel. Of course, our sophisticated mind likes to think we are too evolved for this, and our heart may tell us that we are incapable of hurting another human being. But as long as you’re still able to be motivated by fear, then the “fight-or-flight” part of your brain is still active and has the power to influence your behaviour, especially if it is fed with more and more fearful, aggressive and disturbing information.

Fearful information is not just generated externally; a lot of it comes from our own thinking. We think about all the bad things that we don’t want to happen, we think about the dark, dystopian visions of the future that the media is currently flooding our minds with. We think about suffering and pain. You have to understand that fearful thinking is essentially dark thinking; it i and fills our heart with darkness and dread. It is essential now that we evolve beyond this, and cease to feed that animalistic part of our nature with fearful thinking – its primary food – so that we can fully inhabit our new home, which is the peaceful realm of love, faith and trust, untainted by fear or darkness, pure and beautiful in its spiritual radiance. This is where are naturally meant to be; it is what we are designed for.

In this realm, we are at peace and totally unthreatened by anything, because it is a higher realm, a divine realm where we have disconnected ourselves from the source of fear and darkness – the negative thinking mind. But to be free, we need to stop feeding the dragon, that creature of darkness which keeps us held in the lower realms of fear, anger, division, hostility and so on. If we starve it, and refuse to engage our attention in fearful thoughts – no matter how much it persuades us that the thoughts are true (which is it’s main tactic for keeping us locked in fear) – then its grip upon us becomes weaker and weaker. We move upwards, away from its dark lair, into the higher realm of faith, peace and joy. We literally ascend from the darkness, into a greater and greater awareness of spiritual light and beauty, perceived in our heart.

The dragon is the mythical creature of fear and terror which the population of this planet are struggling with. But it exists in our minds and our hearts, rather than on the earth. If you have read the book “The Iron Man” by Ted Hughes, you will have a good idea about what the dragon wants to do to humanity. It devours human consciousness, just like a cancer cell devours energy, and replaces it with darkness. It is like a black hole which sucks in energy, as opposed to a star (like the Sun) which radiates light and energy.

Your negative-thinking mind is like a black hole, whereas your heart is the Sun, and all you have to do is continue distancing yourself from the black hole, and move towards the Sun. That will evaporate every single mental problem – every fear, every concern, all darkness that exists with you – and you will perceive the truth of what is real, in a space of faith and trust of that which is far greater than you. You will perceive the divine realm of awareness in which you belong, free of fear, doubt, division, negativity and conflict. And it’s so much closer than you think…

Alexander Bell

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The Danger of a Political “Climate War”

Wars don’t always happen accidentally or because circumstances necessitate it. Sometimes wars are planned for political or even economic reason. Wars can be astronomically profitable for various reasons, such as arms sales and reconstruction contracts handed out after the decimation is over. War is also a political tool that can be of great benefit to one side if enough of the opposition are destroyed. This is what happened during the Rwandan civil war and genocide which – far from just ‘developing’ – was carefully planned and orchestrated over the course of several years.

The extremist Hutu-led government meticulously planned the genocide of the entire Tutsi population, and they were mostly successful. Close to a million Tutsi (and moderate Hutu) were estimated to have been killed by their fellow countrymen in very brutal ways. The Tutsi and Hutu people lived side by side – like Republicans and Democrats in the USA – in the same villages and towns. But over a period of several years, the Hutu government flooded the government radio and newspapers with more and more anti-Tutsi propaganda. I quote from an article on the ‘EndGenocide.org‘ website:

“Radio hosts regularly discussed discrimination that the Hutus suffered under the power of the Tutsis. Strong connotations describing Hutus as slaves during colonization painted the Rwandan genocide as a type of slave rebellion. Radio stories were used to anger the Hutus and channel that anger into action. Radio was also used to dehumanize Tutsis by calling them “cockroaches,” making acts of violence against them seem less inhumane.”

And the Hutu people were not only encouraged to feel angry towards their compatriots. They were encouraged to be deeply distrustful of them, and fearful also. They were persuaded to believe that the Tutsi posed a great threat to their personal and national safety.

Something that has been concerning me for some time is that similar things have been occurring in the USA for several years. The country is very politically divided and polarised, and extremist attitudes and behaviour are being justified and accepted in the name of anti-authoritarianism and anti-fascism. Certain media outlets have allowed messages to be put out along the lines of “Anyone who supports Donald Trump is a racist/white supremacist.” Now, I do not support Donald Trump in any way whatsoever, but that’s a dangerous brush with which to tar millions of Americans. The anger and contempt felt towards him as a human being is understandable, but to harness it and make very extreme comments about half of your county’s population is incendiary and dangerous to say the least. Just consider what occurred in Rwanda. Don’t be so sure that we are too evolved to allow such atrocities to occur in our own countries, because the divisive (and often very subtle) media bombardment is absolutely relentless, and division and polarisation continues to intensify.

Politicians, journalists, TV presenters and commentators have a huge nation-wide responsibility (irrespective of the extremity of the behaviour upon which they are commenting) not to fuel anger, vitriol, and hatred among the general public. Such strong emotions felt among millions of people nationwide are very dangerous, and we all have our responsibility to be part of the solution, not the problem. It is easy to point the finger at the bad guys – almost everyone does it – but are we doing everything we can to make things better? Or are we also spreading and engaging in negativity, anger, division and hatred?

One of the most detrimental things that can occur within a society is the extreme polarisation of its people. And a polarisation of ideas is one thing, but when you accompany that with very strong emotions: deep fear, anger, hatred or even collective rage, then you have a very serious problem which needs addressing urgently. We have all seen in the news the polarising occurring between the Democrats and Republicans in America, largely inspired by the presence of their current president, but I would like to focus for a moment on the ‘climate emergency’ and how that threatens to be far worse on a global scale. I pray that it does not, and the greatest motivation behind me writing this article is the strong hope that it will encourage greater reason, perspective, consideration and peace in those who read it, and that division, fear and anger may decrease.

Strong negative emotions coupled with strong negative ideas are a very dangerous mixture, so even if the ideas remain, it is good to deal with the emotions immediately, in order for them be tempered so that a sense of balance and peace can be restored. From a more peaceful perspective, we can see things more intelligently and objectively, and not get caught up in drama and sensationalism. Such seemingly small actions as restoring a sense of emotional calm and peace – enacted by enough people within a volatile national situation – can avert widespread conflict. So on a practical level, when we feel very angry or afraid we need to breathe, relax and restore a sense of calm to our body and emotions; especially before we act or speak. Spreading peace or spreading conflict is a conscious choice we all have to make in every thought, in every conversation, and in every social media post. We all have a responsibility because we all possess the power to influence others in a positive or negative way. For the sake of peace, we should steer clear of the latter at all costs.

So this is why I am very concerned about the increasing use of war terminology regarding the climate emergency. I have seen the phrase “A World War 2 type mobilisation is needed” many times in various places. Such words are not being used by accident, because they are coming from several different sources simultaneously, and all of them have been left-wing sources. In fact, an entire article I read in a popular online socialist magazine (called ‘New Republic’) painted the climate emergency as a full scale war against the climate.

(You can see the article here: https://newrepublic.com/article/135684/declare-war-climate-change-mobilize-wwii).

This strange article uses intense war and battle terminology throughout and paints a very detailed picture of us being amidst the most serious war that the world had ever seen. “World War III” they called it. I quote: “World War 3 is well and truly underway. And we are losing.”

Now, words can be very powerful, as can metaphors and analogies because they lead people into a certain mentality, a certain way of seeing things. Unless we want a war, we should not paint pictures that suggest we are already in the midst of one. But it has become obvious to me that there are some groups who would like one, such is their contempt for the current capitalist system. And the idea is being spread – especially among the younger generations -that a massive (and inevitably violent) revolution is what is required in order to force the system change that everyone is being encouraged to believe would solve all of our global problems.

My biggest concern with the ‘World War 3’ metaphor being used so frequently now is that human beings cannot fight ‘the climate’, because it is invisible and non-sentient. You cannot fight it. But if people’s minds are steered into a war mentality, they will instinctively look for who the real ‘enemy’ is, and they will come to the conclusion (as several high-profile voices in the media are suggesting) that the enemy is whoever is responsible for our global environmental predicament. And we are told who that is: those who are responsible for the climate changing and who don’t seem to care about it: The fossil fuel companies, the politicians and wealthy individuals who support them, the people who champion capitalism, economic growth and and so on. Essentially, it’s all the people on the political right.

Can you see where this is going? A left versus right political war with environmental and planetary salvation as the justifying cause. If we believe the Earth is dying, and all those on the political right are supporting the system (capitalism) that we believe is responsible for its demise, who is the ‘enemy’ in the climate emergency? Who is heartlessly making the situation worse? Who holds all the power and needs to be defeated for humanity to live in safety and peace? This is the subtle psychological aspect to the whole climate issue, which has become incredibly political.

There are some suggestions that after the Cold War, the falling of the Berlin Wall and the obvious failing of communism before the eyes of the western world, that the extreme political left embraced environmentalism with the aim of furthering their political ideas, and generating anti-capitalist sentiment. If you look at what’s currently happening in the world regarding the climate situation, and how the youth have been fully and passionately mobilised behind this cause (“system change, not climate change”) you might say that this particular strategic move has been very successful. As I said, the climate change issues is incredibly political. It’s the left-wing climate alarmists versus the right-wing climate deniers.

Naturally, many people wonder, “Who is right? Which is true”, but I think a more important question is “How can we avoid getting into conflict with others?” There are undoubtedly those who want a political revolution at all costs, and are harnessing the fear, passion and emotion generated by the climate emergency for this purpose. But I can assure you that the more strongly you take sides, the more strongly you will feel opposed to those on the opposing side. Again, let us think more about how we can maintain peace in our lives and in our societies, while simultaneously addressing all our other problems. Demonising groups of people is a very bad idea, because who knows, maybe it is our own ideas that are faulty, no matter how thoroughly convinced we are of them. If our ideas generate hostility, conflict, anger, judgement or the desire to control, manipulate or change other people, then this is a sure sign that our thinking has strayed from true humanitarianism, from true peace and compassion.

Here is another revealing quote from the New Republic ‘war article’: “There are powerful forces, of course, that stand in the way of a full-scale mobilization [of renewable energy technology]. The only way to overcome that concerted opposition… is to adopt a wartime mentality”. So here we see the true message of this very long article, which is a very accurate reflection of extremist thinking: “If we really care about the planet, we need to engage in a war against those who are standing in the way of us making the changes that will save us.” It is a war mentality, not a peace mentality.

The image above – which has been appearing across the planet in various guises and even in the small rural towns in Portugal where I live – reinforces this exact message. It instinctively looks righteous, yet in truth it is not a message of peace but a message of war; despite the imagery appealing to a part of every human being that cares about the Earth. It is a piece of very clever propaganda to encourage what I call ‘conflict mentality’, which is actually something we should be steering away from at all costs. I must say that I am infinitely more like the people depicted on the right of the image (in the green) however I don’t see businessmen and capitalists as my enemies. I don’t want to defeat them and I do not believe the extremity of what the image is depicting; that half of this beautiful planet is black, charred and devastated. It is an extreme depiction, used for political reasons (“bloco de esquerda” means “the left party” in Portuguese).

The reason this is “conflict propaganda” is because it proposes a way of seeing the world which – although based on some truth – encourages us to see humanity as divided; the good guys versus the bad guys. And as all Hollywood films have been telling us for decades, if you just defeat the bad guys then you can live happily ever after. This is not how we achieve a peaceful civilisation, because we will continually find new enemies. We have to stop seeing people (or groups of people) as our enemies. This image is subtle and speaks instinctively to what we believe is right and good, but it is a message of conflict, as clearly illustrated by the “tug of war” at the bottom. Again, it is subtly insinuating that we are in a war, and encouraging us to think in terms of conflict and battle.

I am seeing this ‘conflict mentality’ exhibited in various areas of left-wing politics, activism and the media. Essentially it is a mentality of “Come on, let’s take on the big boys. We can beat them if we all join forces.” It’s the women, the children & youths, the minorities and all the world’s oppressed versus the men in power, the ‘oppressors’, the ones who are heartlessly destroying the planet without a shred of remorse (or so we are led to believe). This is the scenario that is being put in people’s minds; this is the film script for this particular drama, promoting the underlying message of “if we can just defeat the bad guys once and for all, we can all live in peace”. But this is a message justifying war, in the name of peace.

Most people do not know how devastating, brutal, gruesome and tragic war truly is. They have watched endless films portraying it as noble and heroic. They have played video games portraying it as exciting, daring and even fun. War is brutal and deeply tragic for pretty much everyone. We should do our best to steer in completely the opposite direction from it, at every opportunity. War is not necessary, and not possible when there is true human compassion in our hearts. But the climate agenda is encouraging people to let the Earth be the focus of their compassion, instead of humanity (and especially not the aspect of humanity that is responsible for all the pollution and destruction). Yet true compassion is not selective. It is unconditional, and it never, ever seeks to generate pain or suffering. Its primary desire is to alleviate suffering in all living things, even the suffering that we cannot see, which is held in the hearts of virtually all human beings and thus leads them to act in less-than-loving ways. We are all subject to this. None of us is perfect.

So, if you have noticed yourself being drawn into such a ‘conflict mentality’ as I have mentioned – a perspective of seeing opposing sides who are battling with each other for victory – please understand that this is a war mentality, and peace simply cannot come from seeing things in this way. Again I strongly emphasise: war is truly devastating – emotionally, psychologically, spiritually and physically. Do you think the Hutu people were singing and dancing in the blood-soaked streets of Rwanda after one million Tutsi were slaughtered (many of them with machetes)? It was horrific, brutal and devastating. It was no cause for celebration, especially when the Hutu realised that it had been totally unnecessary; that they had been manipulated and used by the Hutu extremists in the government to wipe out nearly a million good people, for nothing more than political reasons. Be very, very aware that something similar doesn’t unwittingly get your support in your own country, no matter how convincing and righteous it sounds.

Because there are some powerful people who do indeed want a war, and know how to generate one. In fact, they are in the process of convincing the younger generations (and other facets of society) that a revolution is exactly what is required to force the system change that everyone is being encouraged to believe would solve all of our problems. Of course, it always starts with inspiring people to join forces, to become part of a positive movement for change (which in itself is not a bad thing). But if an enemy has been identified and announced, then conflict, violence and war do indeed become a very real possibility.

There are always extremists who believe that conflict is necessary to achieve an important and often political end. The danger is that intelligent people can be persuaded into becoming extreme in their own thinking, through emotional manipulation (usually involving fear or anger) and through an unquestioning belief in the reality of an extreme situation, such as impending environmental catastrophe. Be aware, and when you hear messages of conflict – messages which demonise others and put you in opposition to them – ensure that your mind and heart remain focused on peace, compassion, and forgiveness. This is the only antidote to hostility and enmity, and this is what needs to be spreading around the globe, rather than fear and anger. Please be a part of the solution.

Alexander Bell

Read more about the politics behind the climate emergency, and watch some excellent videos at http://TheClimateAgenda.com

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