Before journeying to Lemuria, it is first worth considering why it is fast becoming an area of great interest within the metaphysical community.
By looking at what is happening on a global scale, we can start to understand why some interesting connections and memories relating to the ancient Lemurian race are stirring within many of us.
The 21st December marks The Winter Solstice - this has been a significant equinox dating back to the very earliest roots of humanity. It epitomises the darkest period of each calendar year and indeed of our very existence.
Bearing in mind that our Ancestors didn't have the modern luxuries of artificial heat and light that we have now so they must have been terrified as the hours of natural daylight grew shorter and shorter and the days grew increasingly colder. Yet they learned to overcome this fear as mother earth spent this dark period of time rejuvinating and regenerating her resources to reignite the spark of light and warmth to the world by bringing forward the season of spring as plants slowly stirred from their icy slumber, sprouting fresh green shoots of new life from Gaia's belly.
So, our Ancestors survived (we are living proof of this!) because they respected Gaia's wisdom as she demonstrated the importance of the darkness, of the old dying out, decomposing and nourishing the soil, reminding us that energy is "loaned", that we should take only what we truly need, then return it to her for the purpose of life and the cycle of birth and re-birth. WOW, darkness suddenly takes on a far less intimidating form doesn't it!
This giving back is something we have greatly overlooked in our modern world. Our poor mother has been ravaged, poisoned, abused and neglected, particularly over more recent decades and perhaps some of the strange weather anomalies which seem to be growing in strength and regularity are her cries, screaming out in pain and hunger, emploring us to return to the ways of our Ancestors in order to nourish her ailing body - we all need to listen to her and start to take some responsibility for soothing and healing her wounds before she is too weak and fragile to sustain us.
There is also a growing belief that these huge changes in our earth's atmosphere are not just attributed to humanity's abuse of the planet. It seems to indicate that something else and something of epic proportions is on the horizon. On a galactic and metaphysical level, vast energy shifts and planetary realignments are taking place.
Not only is our physical environment changing, we are also noticing that manmade structures which have been designed to control society as a whole (we at Akasha call it The Matrix) failing as power driven, negative and outdated systems which no longer serve our Higher Purpose are breaking down - for example, the recent global bank crash.
Spiritually, growing numbers of individuals are adopting radical lifestyle changes - letting go of successful but meaningless careers, unhealthy relationships, becoming less focussed on the urge to make and need vast amounts of money, asking far more questions about "the bigger picture", our purpose for why we are here and as a result, often experiencing overwhelming feelings of loneliness and a yearning to spiritually return "home".
Children are being born spiritually advanced and with different DNA structures. These incredibly gifted, sensitive "New Earth" individuals are referred to as Indigo, Crystal, Rainbow, Star and Star Seed Children who are often tragically labelled as hyperactive, autistic or "problematic" because their view of the world is so very different. These amazing young people need all the love, support and understanding possible so that they can fulfil their soul purpose, which is to help society to change for the better.
It is believed that this plethora of activity and energetic shake-ups are preparing the planet and all living beings for the end of the Mayan Long Count Calendar, known as "End Time" which interestingly takes place on 21st December (Winter Solstice) of 2012. This date is obviously causing quite a stir, we suspect due to the negative associations we make with words - End Time sounds quite apocalyptic doesn't it! However, if we understand that the Winter Solstice signifies the rest period within the cycle of life, birth and re-birth, we could look at End Time as the door of darkness on what has become our modern age closing (astrologically, we currently exist in The Age of Pisces) and then opening into another doorway of great light (astrologically, this will become The Age of Aquarius or "The Golden Age"). This date doesn't appear to be coincidental, The Mayans perhaps chose the Winter Solstice 2012 very wisely!
As we enter into the Age of Aquarius, we are truly presented with the opportunity to let go of flat, restricted 3 dimensional living so that we can experience human and planetary evolution and higher consciousness by residing in the 4th and 5th dimensions of reality.
So who, or what, apart from humanity's contribution is responsible for these "shifts" and wake up calls? Metaphysically, they appear to be coded messages of great significance, calling to us rather loudly and urgently to seek out and pursue better, healthier existences that are free from the constraints of materialism by attuning us to the deeper aspects and nature of harmonious living and Unity Consciousness. This growing community of gentle, spiritual seekers are often referred to as being part of the "New Age" movement.
There really is nothing "new" about it at all - we are simply stirring from a deep slumber and starting to walk the path of Wisdom carved by our most Ancient of Ancestors, who chose to live their lives in tune with nature and in heightened states or dimensions of cosmic reality.
For countless years, the tools in which to create this existence, which emanates from Source have been available to us - they were gifted by Ascended Masters, The Angelic Hierarchy and Extra Terrestrial Embassadors or Emissaries of Light, who gained the knowledge from Source to achieve Ascension. It is a case of becoming aware of these ascension tools and learning how to utilize them, remember always to use them for The Highest Good of ourselves, others and Gaia.
We could look at Source/The Great Spirit/the God of your knowledge and understanding as the Ultimate Universal Power - the mainframe hub or generator of everything; the essence of the entire Cosmos; the very core origin of all physical and non-physical manifestation.
Some refer to this pure, immeasurable entity as The Heart of the Supreme Creator, The Great Central Sun or The Life Breath of the Universe, which is in fact within all of us because that is where we come from ... so really we are all little "Gods" in our own right! This "light of life" which burns deep within our soul and spirit is known as our mighty "I AM" presence, our God Self, our Eternal Divine Ego/Identity, containing our own unique elixir of eternal life from Source.
As we open our minds to the possibility that there is a Higher Divine Power guiding us toward a greater understanding of the deeper and real purpose of our "being", this Universal Infinite Energy, along with a formidable team of Spirit Helpers are able to connect more and more with us, right through to our cellular level, in an effort to prepare us for Ascension by assisting us in making better choices, to re-program our ways of thinking and to encourage us to embrace the true psyche of the Lightworker, which is to understand and practice universal love and consciousness, where harmony reigns supreme.
The earliest and most successful race to achieve this state of Utopia/5th Dimensional Living - the original "Golden Age" here on Gaia were the Lemurians.
A Profile of Lemuria
Although termed "the lost continent", Lemuria (The Motherland, MU) has been kept alive through the ancient culture folklore and legends of Polynesia, Asia, Native America and the Australian Aboriginies.
Modern interest in Lemuria was initiated in the late 19th/early 20th century by occultists and theosophists Madame Blatavsky, Edgar Cayce and James Churchward and memories of Lemuria are being recalled in recent years by increasing numbers of lightworkers.
The exact geographic placement of Lemuria is still being determined. Polynesia is a distinctive possibility, where the islands of Hawaii are said to be the mountainous remnants of this vast continent which plunged beneath the sea. Mme Blavasky suggested it was located between Madagascar and Malaysia. Its name was conceived by Blavatsky by the Lemurs, the strange little primates who she claimed flourished there. However, due to the size of Lemuria, it is conceivable that it was close to many other countries including the Americas, Australia and Asia, which would explain the abundance of stories connected to Lemuria within these communities and cultures.
Within the scientific community, there is much speculation as to the reality of Mu. Whilst archaeological evidence is scant, there is growing fascination with the wonderful undersea monuments at Yonaguni Island, off the pacific coast of Yonaguni in Japan. Some suggest these are remnants of a Lemurian city and that this site is manmade rather than of natural origin.
Easter Island, which is situated more than 2000 miles away from the modern populations of Chile and Tahiti ,is known as one of the most remote places on earth and is believed to have the strongest connection with Lemuria. It is famous for the hundreds of stone-headed monaliths which stand imposingly along its coastline. They are known as the "Maoi" and are believed to be the spirits of the ancient chiefs and ancestors of this mysterious land.
Again there is much debate as to the origins of Easter Island's indigenous race. It was referred to by early settlers as "The Navel of the World" ("Te Pito O Te Henua") - interestingly this ties into Lemuria being known as "The Umbilici of Mankind". There are also theories that Easter Island had Extra Terrestrial influences and that it became home to these advanced, high dimensional beings who resided on its holy mountainous peak, known as "Mu". According to Virginia Essene and Sheldon Nidle, Easter Island was the southernmost point of Lemuria which acted as a transfer spot for passing information to its scientific centre in Hawaii.
According to James Churchward, the ancient ruined city of Nan Madol at Pohnpei Island in the North Pacific ocean is yet another of Lemuria's ancient cities. Research suggests that this was either a ceremonial or very hi-tec weather manipulation centre. Constructed from 90 tiny artificial islands, the entire site is interconnected by a myriad of tidal waterways. This huge complex is built from enormous, stacked basalt stone columns. What makes its formation even more amazing is that the stones would have had to have been transported from elsewhere and as yet there is no explanation as to how they were moved such a considerable distance to Nan Madol.
Mr Churchward said that his knowledge of Lemuria was gleaned from a Native Priest in India during the 1880's, where he served as an Army Officer. The priest told churchward of the 'Naacal Brotherhood', a mysterious order of enlightened Lemurian beings and apparently showed him a collection of stone plates called the 'Naacal Tablets' which were inscribed in a language unknown to man. Churchward claimed that the Priest had shown him how to decipher the symbols, which showed clear evidence of the existence of Mu and its people. Tragically, the tablets were never traced, so they remain yet another of Mu's mysteries.
When Did The Lemurians Exist & Who Were They?
It is believed that The Lemurians or Holy Mu of Ka Lua inhabited the Pacific Continent of Lemuria/Mu between 4,500,000 BC and approximately 12,000 years ago. Churchward referred to Lemuria as "The Original Garden of Eden", with a population of around 64,000 inhabitants.
This fifth dimensional, spiritually advanced race of mystics, healers and shamans were said to have come from other star systems including the Pleiades, Sirius and Alpha Centurai.
Their mission was to experience life on earth's physical plane, to share and co-create with mankind the highest frequency root race ever known and to bring about Gaia's most abundant era of "Golden Age" living.
Lemuria's empirical symbol was The Great Central Sun, based upon their understanding that the life force within each living thing was generated by and remained connected to this cosmic mainframe or "Source" of all matter in the Universe.
Some 26,000 years ago, the Lemurians' dream became a reality as they raised the vibration of Gaia to such an extent that they achieved the earth's most peaceful, harmonious and prosperous time which they named "The Golden Age of the Empire of the Sun" where Oneness with All and Unity Consciousness thrived.
This eternal flame of existence which connected all life to Source was said to burn brightly in the Third Eye of the Lemurians and many communicated with each other and the Higher Realms through this Chakra, the core of deepest visionary knowledge.
The people of Mu lived a simple life in terms of technology, becoming very attuned to the Heart Centre of love, to nature and the land by taking only what was needed and growing their crops organically.
Their ethos included nourishing the body healthily through vegetarianism; the careful nurturing of mother earth/nature; utilizing the gentle power of Divine Feminine Wisdom/Energy; loving, co-operative and conscious parenting/relationships with others; peaceful conflict resolution; psychic and spiritual awareness; acceptance of all beliefs; exploring the greater meaning of "God/Source"; practicing Universal Harmony; understanding Higher Wisdom/Purpose; undertaking meaningful and fulfilling work to benefit the entire community; practising equality; respecting sacred sites; sharing gifts and talents; incorporating ancient philosophies into teaching; spiritual healing through the use of vibrational energy, light rays, crystals and herbs.
As a result of living within the boundaries of these beautiful principles, the Holy Mu community thrived in stress free, healthy and abundant surroundings. Churchward claimed that some Lemurians lived for hundreds of years and developed advanced spiritual techniques such as ESP, astral travel, telepathy and teleportation.
In full, these combined practices were believed to have culminated in the Lemurians' ability to embrace the true essence of "Oneness" within themselves, each other, the planet and the "Universal Source of All Creation", thus creating the Utopia that Churchward spoke of.
It is believed that the continent of Lemuria and its inhabitants were very well established before the rise of Atlantis and its peoples.
Although both civilisations were highly evolved, their respective visions for earth's future progress was very different. We know that the Lemurians focus was on spiritual development, believing that humanity should be allowed to advance at their own pace whilst the Atlanteans, who were more agressive in their approach and very focussed on scientific mastery felt that society should be coerced (willingly or otherwise) into adopting their technological stance.
As a result of these opposing principles, conflict between the two races became inevitable and over time, these feuding nations led the planet into a state of strife, where great chaos and horrendous loss of life ensued.
This hostility reversed Gaia and her population from the 5th Dimensional state of Nirvana back to the 3rd Dimension. Yet the Lemurians and Atlanteans blindly and stubbornly continued their battles for supremacy, allowing the ravages of war to take its disastrous toll as once effective, peaceful systems and structures broke down, causing global instability.
It was at this critical and irreversible point that both civilisations realised the futility of their actions, by which time neither population could survive at this low vibration. Thus a prophesy was born that both continents would fall before they brought about mass destruction. The prophesy also stated that some time in the distant future, Lemurian Consciousness would rise again amongst Gaia's people, restoring peace and harmony to the earth.
Upon realising this, the Light Council of Lemurian Elders, Shamans and High Priests/Priestesses quickly set to work to protect and salvage the core Principles of Lemuria
Lemurian Seed Crystals, which were programmed with the harmonious vibrations, wisdom, knowledge, love and light codes of Lemuria and the Holy Mu were planted at various sacred locations around the world, where they would remain untouched for many thousands of years, to surface at a time when humanity was ready to re-establish the frequencies of Lemuria.
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The subterranean temple city of Telos (meaning Communication/Oneness with Spirit) at Mount Shasta, California was also structured. This metropolis, led by Ascended Master and Lemurian High Priest Adama was designed to house a small community of immortal earthbound Lemurians.
The role of the Telosians would be to balance and nurture Gaia's energy in preparation for a re-birthing of planetary and human ascension to the level of the original Lemurian age at the appropriate time.
To enable this, they were assigned to preserve the ancient Lemurian Records, to act as keepers/guardians of the Lemurian Seed Crystals and to establish a communication centre for maintaining contact with their kin from the various star systems who had engineered the original Root Race of Lemuria and who were also overseeing the re-introduction of Lemurian philosophies to man-kind in many years to come.
After finalising these plans and as foretold in the prophesy, Lemuria was struck by a violent and devastating natural cataclysm, akin to a Tsunami, which quickly devoured the entire continent.
As Mu plunged into the Pacific Ocean, some Lemurians had already returned to their original starry homes whilst those allocated to Telos were also safe underground, it is said that some Lemurians even fled to Atlantis to seek refuge before the onset of the storm. Sadly, those remaining on on the vast tropical paradise of Lemuria lost their lives at the hands of this cruel tempest.
The Atlanteans survived for some years after the destruction of Lemuria but planetary instability remained and eventually claimed Atlantis too, drawing it into the depths of the sea in much the same way as Mu.
And so it was that mother earth and her inhabitants remained in a third dimensional reality.
Lemuria Is Rising Again!
Now, if we cast our minds back to the very beginning of this article and look at the state of Gaia as a whole, we can start to appreciate the need for Lemurian Consciousness to be re-born.
By embracing the Lemurian beliefs/practices and re-tracing the path carved by our most Ancient of Ancestors, we can start to live again as they originally did, in peace, love and harmony with each other and Mother Earth as we enter into 2012 - The Age of Aquarius.
Remembering in our hearts, minds, spirits and souls that we are all really Children of Mu!
Namaste from Me to You ... Star (Kerry)