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- Heaven on Earth, Here and Now
- The Ascension of Consciousness
- The Expansion of Self
- Christ Consciousness
- Choosing to trust, rather than to fear
- Letting Go Into Love
- Living in total harmony
- The Beauty Beyond Knowing
- Effortless Freedom
- What is really happening on Earth?
- From fear to joy, from darkness to light
- You are not alone
- The Fire in Our Heart
- Evolving Your Spiritual Understanding
- Living In Love’s Reality
- Restoring Peace To The Heart
- The Joy of Being Who You Already Are
- Opening Our Eyes to the Divine Truth
- The Importance of Awakening our Heart
- Divine Reunion
- The Greater Mind
- Healing the Mind’s Separation
- How to transcend the global drama & live in Peace
- Forgiving yourself
- Being at peace with your human family
- Healing Humanity
- War & Peace on Social Media
- The website of Alexander Bell – Spiritual Teacher & Composer
- Relaxing into bliss consciousness
- Living in the “New Earth”
- Awakening to full consciousness
- Setting yourself free
- All are worthy of Love
- Creating Global Peace Together
- Freedom from negative thoughts
- Spiritual Freedom
- The Blissful Simplicity of our Heart
- Simply Caring
- In the Presence of God
- Sowing the Seeds of Joy
- Relaxing your heart
- Aggression and Compassion
- Christ Consciousness
- The Power of Peace Consciousness
- Peace in our Heart
- Every human being has a heart
- Remembering your passion
- Moving beyond thoughts (video)
- Having the correct perspective on life
- Claiming your place in the New Earth
- Life-enhancing disciplines
- As the heart opens, suffering vanishes
- Living In An Awakened Society
- Above the clouds of thought
- Strength of Heart
- Goodbye Ego, Hello Love
- Forgiving Others
- The Awakening of the Heart to Love
- Opening our heart fully to the Universal Light
- Experiencing U N I O N
- The deep value of friendship
- Seeing once more through the eyes of a child…
- Attuning to the Goodness
- Instantaneous Awakening from suffering
- The Truth is Harmony
- What is influencing you?
- The consequences of your choices are intensifying…
- Peace is not complicated… Just deeply beautiful
- Holding Strong to a Positive and Beautiful Vision
- The Dawning of the Age of Peace & Global Harmony
- Returning to the deep harmony of Reality
- Experiencing the Universal Harmony
- Receiving Inspiration
- The Conscious, Loving Intelligence of Truth
- “This is Reality” by Alexander Bell
- Enjoying more peace…
- The Garden of Eternal Peace
- Opening to the beautiful depth of Reality
- The un-burdened mind
- Liberation from the darker realms of thought, into the lightness of Reality
- Remembering the simplicity
- You are part of the solution
- The true nature of sprituality: Kindness
- Timeless Peace
- The Divine Reality
- The Peacefulness of Being
- The Digi Diet
- Giving, Living, Loving
- “Conscious Communication” (taken from the new book: How To Live in Love)
- “Thinking” (taken from the new book: How To Live in Love)
- “Gratitude” (taken from the new book “How To Live in Love”)
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- “Kindness makes the world go round” (taken from the new book “How to Live in Love”)
- “Guilt and forgiveness” (taken from the new book: “How to Live in Love”)
- Envisioning a brighter future
- Bringing about Heaven on Earth
- What is real?
- Positive, life-affirming choices
- All is God and all comes from Love.
- Consciousness and unconsciousness
- Holding the space of loving consciousness
- Cultivating Peace on Earth
- Let compassion be your focus
- What every heart thirsts for
- Love is the gentlest energy
- This is the path…
- The End of Drama
- Can you imagine a fish being afraid of water?
- How do we change the world?
- You have a choice of consciousness
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Heaven on Earth is a state of consciousness which is available to you in this present moment. Essentially, all you have to do is attune your mind to the necessary frequency, which is a frequency above and beyond that of thought – a much more harmonious and pure frequency, which resonates totally with your heart.
Therefore, all you need to do is bring your attention towards your heart; relax it, feel it beating in your chest… just experience what your heart feels like, and allow it to become free of tension. Because the tension is simply fear which has been allowed to take root in your heart, which naturally stops your attention fully occupying your heart as it designed to.
So learning to relax your heart is essential if you wish to perceive reality from the heart’s perspective, which is a much deeper and more real perspective than the perspective we get when we see the world through the lens of the thinking mind. It literally distorts everything, creating darkness and shadows in a realm where there need not be any.
Essentially, we need to practice seeing the world with our heart. It helps a lot to focus upon the natural world, to be in nature as much as possible, away from the disharmony and distraction that media and technology usually impose upon us. We then find our awareness attuning to the energy and vibration of the natural world, which is totally harmonious in its frequency. Because consciousness itself is a frequency, if it is not strongly anchored within our heart it will attune itself to the frequency of that which it beholds. And most people will give their attention indiscriminately to whatever comes in front of their eyes, because generally we are very undisciplined when it comes to where we put our attention.
This has to change if we are to become aware of the higher realm of light, which we truly need to, because this is the reality in which we discover who we truly are, and what life truly is, free of illusion, free of darkness. It is where our consciousness comes from and belongs
Reality is naturally totally luminous, so we simply need to remember how to perceive it in a very relaxed and receptive way, without projecting shadows upon it with our thoughts, without interfering with it, and without expecting anything. All that is needed is a trusting and open heart, and a clear mind, both of which come as a result of meditating. Many people like to believe they can bypass spiritual practice and come to Truth mentality, by reading about it, understanding in some way what it is, and avoiding the need for the clarity and openness which are necessary in both the heart and mind. But the mind must learn to attune to this new divine frequency, and the heart must learn how to remain relaxed and open in its presence.
The heart becomes stronger, emboldened by consciousness. The mind become focused and disciplined – a clear channel of perception. We can then allow ourselves to embody a higher frequency of consciousness, waking up long-dormant but essential parts of our being, which is a deeply fulfilling and illuminating experience.
Essentially, this is simply a process of remembrance; remembering the light, remembering our relationship with it, remembering our purpose. For some, when this awareness comes it seems “too good to be true” because they are so used to broken promises, to expectations ending in disappointment and pain. As a result, the heart will not be fully allowed to open up, because it is anticipating pain. This is where our courage is required. We have to open up and trust Life, even though our heart may feel vulnerable or afraid. Seeing that we are often anticipating pain, then releasing this fear and trusting we are safe to relax our heart is the most significant step to setting our heart free of darkness, isolation and unhappiness – all of which is illusion, upheld by our mental choices and tendencies.
As we let go into love, into trust, gratitude, light and freedom, we evolve. Our consciousness ascends to a higher frequency, and reality adjusts accordingly. But don’t waste any time thinking about any of this. Just take this opportunity, this present moment to bring your attention to your heart. Practice relaxing it, feeling it and enjoying it. Enjoy breathing life and consciousness into your body, feeling more grounded, feeling more alive and vital. Your heart becomes stronger as you do this, nourished by your attention, eager to serve you with its joy, love and gratitude as it welcomes you in its luminous realm, where you belong.
If we dig deep into the ground, we will find that there are many layers to the land. The ground itself consists of humus, top soil, then sub soil, parent material then bedrock. Then, on a larger scale the earth consists of the crust, the mantle, the outer core and the inner core.
So what about consciousness? It is exactly the same. It has lower layers which transition and change in their qualities as they move into the upper layers. But really, it is more accurate to call them ‘frequencies’ than layers, because this is exactly what they are, and we literally attune to these frequencies with our mind, with our body and with our heart.
When we are tuning into certain frequencies with our mind (i.e. with our thought processes) then there is only a certain bandwidth available to us, and this bandwidth has a low frequency. When we are tuned into a particular frequency (which means we are giving our full attention to that real level of awareness – in this instance, thought) then we experience that frequency as our ‘reality’. We believe our thoughts are true, as they create pictures in our mind of what is actually happening. We project these pictures onto the outside world, and we colour our experiences based on what we think about what is happening.
For example, another person may be doing something quite innocently, but because of mistrustful thoughts that may be arising in our mind, we suspect them of having a hidden agenda. That is projection. Another example is we may have just watched the news, and then when we go outside for a walk, we are uneasy and suspicious of the people walking around us, in case they may pose some threat to us.
This is how the mind overlays its frequency upon the outer world, and literally changes our reality for us. This is why it is important to move beyond the low frequency of fearful and ego based thought, if we wish to glimpse reality from a higher perspective, free of the influence of the perpetually insecure ego.
So as we learn to move beyond thinking – and the best way to do this is to introduce meditation into our daily lives – then we realise how little we need to think. Yes, practical and creative thoughts are very important, but most of the other thoughts are not. We do not need to understand the world with our mind. And we cannot understand ourselves with our mind either, because who we are is beyond thought, which exists on a relatively low frequency.
To perceive and experience the higher frequencies of our being (which you could call our ‘higher self’) we have to move beyond thinking and start perceiving reality through our heart, in a more subtle, sensitive and intuitive way. This can be challenging at first for people who have relied totally upon their mental ideas, beliefs and concepts for their view of themselves and the world, but it is a gentle process of ‘re-attunement’ that everyone is capable of, because everyone has a heart and every human heart is thirsty for peace, for freedom and for happiness. This deep inner desire for freedom and for peace is what leads the heart joyfully forward away from the shadowy realm of fearful thinking and isolation.
Because it is our heart’s deepest desire, there is no struggle to raise our consciousness; to allow our consciousness to ascend to the higher realms of our being, where true intelligence and wisdom are found.
It is somewhat ironic that for our consciousness to ascend to more enlightened states of being, our awareness has to descend into our heart. We need to learn how to dwell in our heart, stay in touch with its much more subtle and gentle communication, and learn how to trust in the reality it shows us. It is a reality where there is no threat and no danger. A reality where we do not need to compete with each other and be better that each other, but instead help one-another to live in peace, with a compassionate and sensitive attitude that benefits everyone.
So we have to understand that for our awareness to ascend and move away from fearful, egoic thinking, we have to stop feeding the fearful mind and insecure ego. It is always asking for food, like a mischievous child always demanding more sugar, and if we simply say no, it starts to calm down and balance is soon restored.
We feed our fearful mind in so many ways, from consumption of the abundant ‘bad news media’ stories, to consumption of foods that make our body weak, to ignoring the heart’s needs for space, rest, quiet and nature. Denying the heart its needs is the same as feeding the ego, because it is the ego which chooses to deny the heart. The ego overrides the heart’s communication, and the ego keeps us busy and distracted with ‘entertainment’ or with perpetual productivity and endless ‘achieving’. All in the name of making ourselves better or more worthy. All in the name of ‘contributing to the society’.
If we really want to contribute to society in a powerful and much-needed way, we have to unplug ourselves from the fear motivated way of living that has become natural to most of the human population. We have to address our own needs for inner-harmony, for happiness and self-love and follow on from this by assisting others to do the same.
Globally this should be our priority, because a planet populated with humans who are operating from a heart-based operating system is a planet that will benefit us all, and enable us all to live peacefully together. We can only start where we are, so each of us must begin with ourselves, and remain alert to those around with who are in need of our compassion, who are in deep need of a caring person to lift them from their despair and troubles. It is sometimes enough just to show a person that you care.
Essentially, we are raising ourselves (or ‘ascending’) from an ego-based consciousness that revolves entirely around our own desires, needs and fears, and opening our eyes to a brighter horizon, where we are not the centre of the world, but rather, Love is. Therefore we simply allow Love to be our guiding force, and allow it to motivate our choices, rather than fear.
This is the evolution of the human species, and it happening today. It is strengthened every time you choose to act from your heart, rather than from your ego. It is strengthened every time you choose to lift your mind out of its fear-based scenario about yourself and the world, and come into contact with what your heart is communicating. If it could speak, it would be telling you “relax, have no fear, you are totally safe and protected, trust me..”
A relaxed and open heart is the doorway to the life of peace, joy and happiness which awaits us all. And when we see how fearful thinking literally closes that door and keeps us locked in an illusory prison of fearful thoughts, we can easily find the incentive to choose to return to our heart and to put our full trust and faith in it. The alternative is simply a life of suffering, created and sustained through fear-based thinking, all of which is totally illusory. Our heart offers us the luminous Reality which we have always longed for, while the mind can only offer us a shadowy illusion. It is up to which we wish to inhabit…
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For one moment, imagine that you were the ocean, and imagine that you felt the powerful force that the ocean contains, moving in currents and waves through your vast body.
Now imagine that some of that ocean was captured in a cup, yet it remained aware of itself whilst in that cup. Imagine that you are that little bit of ocean, now in a small vessel, trying to remember that feeling of energy, vastness and awesome power that once flowed through you.
That memory of what your essence truly is, still remains within each molecule of you. They all vibrate with the same frequency as that vast, greater whole which you remember as the Ocean, your unlimited self, and you easily remind yourself of this by feeling the fluid nature of your essence.
You dismiss all ideas about the limiting nature of the vessel in which you are contained, and you perceive what you really are; you feel what you truly are, the energetic nature of your essence.
Now imagine that this vessel – in which you are seemingly contained – is left in the warm sunshine. You begin to feel yourself changing as the evaporation of your essence transmutes you into a more etheric form of being; a small cloud of energy, no longer so dense as to be weighed down by the gravity of the Earth. You are becoming a more spiritual, less material version of what you are.
The vessel no longer contains you as you rise up into the sky as an evaporated collection of energy. You are the same, but your form has ascended into a finer expression of your essence. You are aware of being, but the being feels so much freer that when you were contained in that vessel. You now feel uncontained and expansive. You now have the sky as your playground, free of gravity, as you are taken by the wind where the wind wishes to take you.
Surrendered and invulnerable, you feel the deep, exhilarating freedom of spaciousness, of the air, of limitlessness, as you realise that there is no separation between you and it. You feel one with the sky. You have joined its realm. You are the space, the energy and the freedom. You are it all.
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The easiest way to understand “Christ Consciousness” (the highest state of consciousness available in a human body) is to think in terms of brightness of light…
Imagine you are alone in a room, and that this room is your ‘reality’. The whole room is lit by a single lightbulb, which is connected to an adjustable ‘dimmer’ switch, set to the lowest possible brightness.
Unbeknown to you, the room is more exquisitely beautiful and ornate than you can ever imagine, but because the bulb is so dim, you only see vague shapes and colours in the room. This is like ‘ordinary’ consciousness.
Christ Consciousness is like turning up the brightness of the light to its maximum, thus enabling you to perceive in total glorious detail the full and actual reality of where you truly are. And you realise that you are far from alone, because with you in that room are the most beloved and loving friends from your distant past, whom you had long forgotten. They are there to share in your joy and happiness and to amplify it. They are there to converse, to laugh and to dance with you. They are your angels, and they have been waiting for you to turn up the light and become aware of them.
With the light of consciousness turned up to its brightest, there are no shadows, no nooks or crannies left unlit. You see everything, and everything is seen, and thus illuminated.
No only this, but there is a strong feeling of Love that is emanating from the structure of the room, which you were not aware of before, and upon closer inspection you see that the room is not constructed from bricks or from wood or any other inert material. It is made from a living fabric, that is alive, intelligent and conscious – totally aware of you in fact, and it is emanating love towards you, as a fire emanates heat.
This is Love’s True Reality, seen in its full luminous glory.
What happens when you go into a beautiful place in nature, far away from the noise and distractions of civilisation? A place full of beautiful birdsong perhaps, delightful fragrances, transcendent colours, warm sunshine and gentle breezes. You are surrounded by such a deeply peaceful and natural beauty, and if your mind and heart are also peaceful and fully present to the beauty around you, you will experience a sense of heaven on earth. A sense of being in paradise.
Yet so often we find ourselves amongst the beauty and magic of nature, and our mind continues to bring anxiety into our experience of the moment. Through its thoughts about things in other places, and in other times, it stains the perfect moment with its muddiness. It absorbs the energy from your heart, and sucks the beauty from reality, creating a conceptual mental reality for you to inhabit, which it justifies as being the truth of your existence on Earth.
This planet is magnificent and beautiful. And it is also very, very strong and robust. By becoming grounded and connected to this strength of the Earth through fostering a healthy and strong body and heart, we find ourselves inhabiting the reality that it offers to us. A reality of warmth, vitality, kindness, opportunity and infinite potential.
Yet if we dwell primarily within the realm of our thoughts, our beliefs, our ideas of what is happening on Earth, our personal insecurities, doubts and fears, we inevitably become very weak. We forget the empowering feeling of inner strength and vitality which life offers us and we inhabit a world of ideas. We then think we understand what is happening on this planet. We think we know what life is, and how it works. We even think we know where life is heading, upon what course world events are takings .
But thinking is our problem. It takes us away from feeling, and it creates a world of mental understanding that has no concrete reality. We may get our detailed understandings from books, from newspapers and from news reports and believe that they are very accurate, but life is not an accurate picture in your mind. Life is what you feel flowing through you in this moment. You feel life, you don’t think it.
By thinking about life, about the unhappiness. suffering, conflict, disharmony etc. that is happening around the world, we overlook the experience of living, felt only in this moment and felt within our body and in our heart. We also invalidate the powerful beauty of this planet, perceiving instead an ugly world, a world of conflict, pain and destruction, which planet Earth certainly is not.
It is paramount to our experience of life that we ourselves are free of inner-conflict, inner dis-harmony, doubt, anxiety and fear. Because only then can we perceive life through a clear lens. Only then can we see why things are unfolding on this planet in the way that they are unfolding. If we are not afraid, if we relax into our sensory experience of this moment and feel our heart, we can enjoy a sense of peace, trust and security in knowing that we are part of a global transformation of consciousness, which is heart-based, not thought-based.
You become part of this transformation, this transition towards living within the parameters of love, simply by letting go of any fears that arise, and returning over and over again to a sense of trust and peace in the heart. As you do this, you become a shining light of hope and inspiration for others, just by being you. If you are not afraid, then you will inspire others to choose the same perspective of trust and peace.
Essentially, this is the ultimate choice we must each make individually… To trust, or to fear.
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Put simply, our fears keep us in the dark, trapped in an illusory reality which is created entirely by anxious thoughts, separate from the Peace that our heart is always wanting to experience. The only way we can see this with any clarity is to try letting go of our fears, no matter how compelling and true they may seem, and notice how we feel without them.
I can guarantee you that you will feel freer.
It is very ironic, but many people are afraid of letting go of their fears, as if they were somehow a necessary part of their life. Many people subconsciously believe that if they let go of their fears they would be living in delusion, because they assume their fears help them to be prepared for the potential threat which their mind tells them is virtually everywhere.
But the threat is not “out there”. It is a state of mind created by the ego, which subsequently becomes an experience of fear in our body. The innate insecurity and fear of the ego needs a constant source of threat to perpetuate its existence as an entity of self-protection, because without threat, the ego would no longer be needed and we could be at peace with the world, enjoying the security, freedom and happiness generated by our heart.
Put simply, the ego oppresses the heart. It overrides it, negating and invalidating its communication and its truth, in favour of a mental reality created entirely by thought. The heart’s reality is not thought-based. It is feeling-based, and it connects us to the universe around us in such a profound way that we simply cannot understand with our mind. The heart truly knows what we need, what is nourishing for us. It knows what freedom feels like, it knows what joy and happiness feel like. It understands the vital importance of care and compassion.
The heart’s intelligence is vastly superior to any so-called intelligence that comes from the intellectual thinking mind, because the heart’s intelligence is coming from something greater than itself. It is just like the Internet on your computer is not being generated by your computer. Your computer is connecting to a greater source of information and knowledge and thus the internet flows through it, simply by virtue if it being connected.
We must do the same. We must disconnect from our fearful, thought-based mental programs, and connect to a higher source of information and wisdom, by connecting to our heart. Our heart is like the modem, the router which provides the signal which we must connect to, so that we can access the deeper form of knowledge and wisdom that fulfils us on every level.
Such deeper knowledge is not mental information that we can think about. It is intuitive, it is heartfelt. It is Love.
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The natural world is imbued with a deep and perfect harmony, and we can feel this when we spend time in nature. We relax, we feel more positive, more happy, more in touch with a sense of peace inside of ourselves.
This is how we are designed to feel, this is what the circuitry of our brain and body are wired for : effortless natural harmony.
Yet we create so much disharmony in our lives, most of which originates in our thoughts in the form of worries, judgements, doubts and a myriad of other types of negative thoughts. We think too much, this is obvious, and our thoughts create a sense of disharmony, tension, stress and agitation in our body.
We are all familiar with how these things feel. We just don’t feel good, we don’t feel balanced or at ease. We feel in a state of dis-ease, and inner harmony is totally absent.
But the good news is that the solution is not complicated. We do not need psychoanalysis. We do not need any lengthy practice, procedure, therapy, or healing to ‘fix’ us. We simply need to restore a feeling of harmony IN THIS MOMENT; which is the only moment that we need to deal with.
If we are experiencing a sense of inner disharmony in this moment, the immediate solution is to relax, let go of tension and stress, and restore harmony to our body. This can happen in less than a minute, and it all starts with our decision to pay attention to our body.
We get so lost in the realm of thoughts, and in the realm of time also, that we think the solutions to our perceived problems must also be found in those realms, and thus we project a feeling of peace and inner harmony into the future, once we have fixed the problems that our mind tells us we have.
Our mind may tell us “you work too much”, “you drink too much coffee”, “you spend too much time doing this or that”, and it makes us believe that once we have changed all these perceived ‘bad habits’ (which they may indeed be) only then will we feel better.
But the truth is that if you want to feel better, you don’t have to wait until you have changed your lifestyle. The essential thing to do is to become aware of yourself IN THIS MOMENT, and see exactly what you are creating for yoursélf. Are you lost in your thoughts (even thoughts about ‘self-improvement’ and becoming a ‘better person’)? Are you creating (or holding) tension in your body? Are you hurrying stressed, or feeling uptight? Or is your body relaxed, helping to you feel balanced and calm?
One thing is totally guaranteed; as you relax your body more, you will feel more calm, more balanced, more at ease, more comfortable and more peaceful. Everybody knows this, yet almost everybody forgets it. We HAVE to relax to feel better. In fact it is the most powerful thing we can do to reconnect with the feeling of peace which we all need to feel. If we don’t relax, we will not feel it. We might think it, but we need to feel it.
It also helps greatly to bring our attention out of thinking, because it is our thoughts which create nearly all of the stress, tension and anxiety that we feel in our body. We can our body relax deeply, but if we then go back to worrying again, our body will tense up almost immediately. So we have to watch the mind, and see how it always wants to think in terms of ‘problems’.
It will present an endless stream of problems if we keep engaging with and energising its thought processes; but we do not have to. We can actually bring all of our attention out of thinking, and give it to something else instead. In meditation, people usually bring all their attention to their breathing, and to the feeling in their body also, but you can choose anything.
Many people like to use sound or music, like the sound of birds singing, or some beautiful music that makes them feel inspired, peaceful or happy. You can bring your attention to something visual, like the clouds passing across the sky, or a candle flame, or something else that you find easy to gaze upon.
The important thing is that you are not fighting your thoughts, and you are not afraid of thinking. You just observe your minds tendency to go towards thought, but gently bring it to something different instead. There is no force involved; and it is an effortless thing to do – especially when we are bringing our attention to something we find beautiful, like music or the magnificence of Mother Nature. In truth, anything which helps our body to relax, to feel more grounded and more harmonious, is helping us to experience life as it should be experienced.
We do not need to control our thoughts or our mind – just redirect its attention towards that which inspires us and helps us to feel the way we want to feel. And it is important to remember that as human beings, we are designed to feel, not just to think. And feeling peaceful is simple. We do not need to generate this state, contrive it or control anything. We just relax, and enjoy remaining relaxed. We can do this anywhere, anytime. But the best place to practice is always now.
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