The Ascension of Consciousness


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…

Alexander Bell

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About Alexander Bell

Lover of God, man of Christ, father-of-four, writer, composer of healing music & expert on nutritional healing. •
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