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Interview With Beth Bell ‒ Author Of Angels, Herpes & Psychedelics

Written by: Ora Nadrich, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

 

Beth Bell spent 16 years promoting 12 brands in the pharmaceutical industry, both nationally and internationally. She later became an international entrepreneur, developing product lines for both eCommerce and a retail store in Bali. She produces and is co-host of the podcast Psychedelic Sages. Her new book, Angels, Herpes & Psychedelics, shares her journey of spiritual awakening and provides a spiritual toolbox others can learn from. Learn more at BethBell.me.

Angel Herpes and Psychedelics book.

You talk about breaking through beliefs and tapping into inner wisdom. Share with us what that means for you.


Beliefs are ideas we hold about something and believe to be true. They are often formed by our upbringing, along with cultural ideas and communities that shape the ideas of who we think we are. These beliefs guide and direct us in life, often unknowingly. Because they are beliefs, we don’t question that there might be another way of thinking or seeing a situation. Once we are able to understand that all beliefs are constructs of the mind, we open ourselves to unlimited possibilities and the magic of life.


It’s when we get beyond the mind that we can hear the innate wisdom that lies within each of us. It’s often referred to as intuition or divine guidance. Unfortunately, it’s often ignored because we have a belief about how something will or should happen. It’s imperative to break through limiting beliefs so that we can live to our greatest potential.


You’ve explored several paths to expand your consciousness. Tell us a bit about where your journey has led you.


Many opportunities I encountered, including life experiences, healing modalities, and lessons from romantic relationships, often came to me unexpectedly. However, they seemed to show up at the perfect time and felt divinely guided. I find learning from these life experiences and situations show me more about myself, expanding my state of consciousness, which ultimately assists me in having a broader view and awareness of myself and how we all fit together on the journey.


In your book, you explore how relationships are here to help us learn more about ourselves. Can you give us an example of this?


Most people have heard the concept that other people provide a mirror to see something about themselves. This understanding becomes the most important factor in growing and expanding as an individual. It’s through being in relationships with others that we experience aspects of ourselves and learn more.


In general, if we take the stance that something is happening to us, we are the victim. It can be challenging when others do and say things that don’t make us feel good. However, it’s still imperative to ask, “Why am I creating this situation?” This is where the deep inner work comes in.


This was especially hard for me in the Sleeping with the Devil chapter. It felt impossible that I could or would want to create such a terrible set of circumstances. Once through to the other side, I could see that I’d called in that relationship to understand lower vibrational energies on an entirely different level. My spiritual journey was ready to take me out of my naivety, thinking that I was immune to ill-intentioned people. This period of my life keenly brought my attention, and learning to how strong the undertow can be when darker energies try to pull us off our path and purpose.


What do you mean by our need to take personal responsibility for our lives in order to stop the blame and suffering?


As described in the personal story above, I could have chosen to be a victim, but instead wanted to learn the lesson. If we choose to blame someone else, we will be the only one that suffers long-term — simply because the external world is only a reflection of our internal state. It can be a hard pill to swallow, but the triumph of seeing it through makes the expansion all worth it.


Tell us about your flower meditation practice.

Flowers have been one of the greatest gifts for me on my journey. They are such an amazing display of how to live life in complete surrender. While I recognize that, as humans, we can’t constantly be lying on the floor in Shavasana, we can train our minds not to react and be triggered by external stimuli that cross our path.


When I began photographing flowers, I became keenly aware of a powerful source that all of Mother Nature is connected to. The demonstration of giving and receiving seemed to open my eyes to unseen energies that make the world go ´round. Observing the flowers helped me quiet my mind and allow my inner wisdom to guide me. Although I give flowers all the credit for helping me find a meditative state within my mind, I remain responsible for applying their teachings to everyday life.


There is something very profound in the phrase, “Take time to stop and smell the roses.” Perhaps taking the time to stop and contemplate it will create a gentle shift.


What important change can people make that will lead to higher consciousness?

  1. Ask for guidance

  2. Listen and apply what’s given without doubt

  3. Surrender to the idea that you don’t have any idea of what is supposed to happen and watch what happens

Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom with us.


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Ora Nadrich, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Ora Nadrich is the founder and president of the Institute for Transformational Thinking and author of Live True: A Mindfulness Guide to Authenticity, named among the “top 18 books on what an authentic life looks like” by PositivePsychology and “one of the 100 Best Mindfulness Books of All Time” by BookAuthority. She is a certified life coach and Mindfulness teacher, specializing in transformational thinking, self-discovery, and mentoring new coaches. Her new book is Mindfulness and Mysticism: Connecting Present Moment Awareness with Higher States of Consciousness (IFTT Press, Nov. 11, 2021). Contact her at oranadrich.com.

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