Who is Jane Bell?
“It takes courage to live from the heart but that is the only path to your divine and human nature.” —Jane Bell
In 1977 I began a path of exploring consciousness through meditation. In 1989, the depth of my spiritual practice shifted my priorities and I quit my corporate life to find a way to merge my inner beliefs with my work in the world. It was time to live from my heart, letting go of fear and conditioning and living my Soul’s journey rather than my egoic one. It inspired me to found Presence of Heart to help others make the same leap.
In 1992 I had a psychic reading with David Groode, a well-known San Francisco Bay Area intuitive. At the time, my husband and I were in dire financial straits as a result of the shifting economy and my leaving my job. It seemed that we were on a crash course when David told me that I was to go to Egypt and work with the goddess Sekhmet. Nothing in the reading spoke to my practical side, but something inside me felt the rightness of what he said. A week after the reading, I calledmy best friend in London to wish her a happy birthday. During the conversation I mentioned the reading and the trip to Egypt, and without a hesitation the money was offered. It was not something she had ever done and yet the offer just came so easily that I felt that someone else was in charge. Susie’s generosity changed my life and now in 2012, I have made over 50 trips to Egypt since that original one in 1992. During that first trip, I experienced an epiphany at Luxor Temple that parted the veils and I realized Egypt was calling me to my work, which began a period of inquiry into the realms of the Egyptian Mysteries studying alchemical healing and the pantheon of Egypt. She also met her Egyptian soul brothers Mohamed Nazmy and Emil Shaker. So moved by their generosity and love of Egypt, she encouraged Mohamed to open Quest Travel, now the most important travel company for metaphysical and sacred sites travel in Egypt.
Inspired by my love of Egypt and my desire to serve, I opened my home in 1994 as a healing center. I wrote 50 letters to friends inviting them to pray, meditate, and offer healing, but realized that I would do the work even if no one came. The Healing Circle was held twice a month for 4 years and while it began with a few, it ended with sometimes 50 people coming to build this sacred community. Out of this group grew the Egyptian travelers that journeyed to Egypt with Jane and Nicki Scully of Shamanic Journeys.
But like most lives nothing is ever linear or planned out. At the same time as I had my spiritual awakening in Egypt, I experienced a profound internal shift in a process called Focusing. It was a way to listen to the body and its source of wisdom for personal growth and self-inquiry. I began to study the process with my teacher and now colleague Ann Weiser Cornell. In 1996 I became a Focusing Trainer offering private sessions as well as classes. I realized that unless someone’s body is open for transformation and available for healing, most healing techniques will only have a temporary effect. It greatly impacted the way I worked with people.
The Focusing work lead to developing a body of work on Manifestation. Since 1996 countless students and clients have worked with me learning how to use clarity, the wisdom of their bodies and metaphysical principles to bring their lives into alignment with their destinies. People have come to me for relationships, careers, money and removing whatever obstacles and patterns that block their way in receiving the gifts of this life.
In 1997 in Egypt I went through a dark night of the Soul. The depth of the journey brought me to my spiritual teacher and guide Leslie Temple Thurston of Corelight. Leslie became a guiding light in my transformation. In August of 1999 I took Leslie and 10 others into the Great Pyramid for a meditation to ground a new peace grid on the planet during the solar eclipse. Following that momentous trip Leslie invited Gary and me to South Africa, Leslie’s home country, where we purchased property in the Blyde River Canyon. Inspired by South Africa, we have built a home there with others from Corelight creating a conscious community. Called by the cry of AIDS orphans, Leslie founded Seeds of Light, a project that supports five AIDS orphanages and programs in South Africa. Inspired by the need Gary and I built middle income and low income housing in our town to help bring homes and prosperity to this new and struggling country.
In 2003 I began my studies with Faisal Muqqadam and the Diamond Logos work expanding her map of consciousness for myself and my clients. All of my teachers and experiences have inspired my work as a spiritual teacher and counselor. My highest desire is to help people become free of their limited beliefs and patterns so that they and the world will live in a deep and abiding state of love. I believe that it is living through the heart that brings us home to ourselves and each other. My commitment to global healing as been inspired by takiing people to sacred sites. I have had the privilege of bringing people to Egypt, Peru and South Africa as well as traveing to the sacred sites of Hawaii, England, Scoltand, Ireland and France. Traveling to sacred sites and working with people not only transforms your life, but transforms world consciousness. I am eager to serve you as a spiritual counselor, Focusing trainer and as a mentor into the realms of the heart. I am also available to perform marriages and other ceremonies as a minister in the Universal Brotherhood Movement, Inc..
Please join me on a sacred journey, join a workshop, or have a private session. My desire to is to help you fulfill your highest destiny.
You might also enjoy ordering The Modern Day Alchemist where I have written a chapter about my journey in Egypt.