I've been reading up on Atlantis and there isn't a whole lot out there that is based on fact - Rudolf Steiner has a book on Atlantis and Lemuria that I'd love to read, particularly as it was written long before the current new age scene came about. Diana Cooper's books are also quite interesting - I'm reading on the energy body now. The one thing that that stands out in my research so far is the Chakra system. Crystals also come up frequently as healing and tech tools.
Apparently in Atlantean times, humans had 12 active Chakras compared to the 7 that we we have now (the Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Brow and Crown). The additional five could be found along the same column of light in the Auric field. I mentioned one of these in my Chakra Healing book: The Earth Star. It is located in the ground beneath our feet and connects us to Mother Nature, including nature spirits, fairies and crystals. The literature tells us that humanity's consciousness fell, and it may have, though its also likely that when technology and large cities weren't so prevalent we were more aware. Think about how sitting in nature for a while will help you connect with yourself and be mindful.
In my experience, activating the Earth Star gives us deeper foundations so we can then activate the rest of the Chakras: the 8th which is often referred to as the Higher Heart (in the sternum), as well as three further Chakras over the Crown which connect us to the spirit realms, to our solar system and to that elusive quality known as Oneness (the Unity Chakra). We learned about these in school a few years ago but I haven't worked with them so closely. (There are different schools of thought about how many there are).
The meditations we did in school involve bringing light down from Heaven, to the Crown Chakra. That light also flows through the Unity, Soul Star and Causal Chakras on its way down to the Crown Chakra, and eventually we begin to access the knowledge and gifts that are related to those chakras, even if we are not entirely aware of it.
This year my New Year's Resolution was to go back to the basics, completing Elliot Jay Tanzer's chakra clearing meditation daily so that I could put the foundations in place before activating these outer-body-chakras. In all honesty - I tried to complete a 12 chakra meditation on January 1st but I had to stop because I began to feel dizzy. Since then I have gone on to connect with those Higher Octave Chakras only after balancing the 7 main Chakras in the physical body - and only connecting with one at a time.
Six weeks later, it feels like there is a lot more light in my life so I would definitely recommend it! If you'd like to try a daily Chakra Meditation, here are some of my favourites from Youtube. If you'd like to meditate with a crystal in your hands that is also fantastic, just be sure to clear and program it first by following the suggestions in my book.
When we are ready, we can move onto activating the 8-12th Chakras which apparently gives our intuition a mega boost, and makes it possible for us to channel some of the gifts that we humans have long forgotten. I will have to tell you about it as I explore this topic with meditations, because I haven't found too much information on it so far. Please get in touch if you have any book, video or webinar suggestions! I'm particularly interested in the link between Atlantis and Ancient Egypt, if there is one - if not then boohoo.
Here are some of my fave YouTube meditations:
A Lovely Meditation by Lisa Beachy
My Own Guided Meditation
12 Chakra Meditation
(Based on Diana Cooper's books)
So that's all for this week! I have a few spaces for Angel, Tarot and Astrology readings next week - see here for details. Let's connect on email or Skype! For those of you in Mexico City, we can also meet in person at my consultation room in Polanco, where I offer healing sessions too.