Dear Friends and Readers —
This will be the last installment (for now) of my series on Aurora, 5D City of Light. There are a couple more episodes under the above menu option that you can read and re-read to your heart’s content. I have truly loved bringing these pieces forward and posting them on the front page of my blog over the past couple of months. Your reception of them has warmed my heart. Your interactive imaginations and visualizations while reading this information about life in the higher dimensions has literally helped create this Heaven on Earth. I thank you profoundly for all your comments and contributions.
With my outdoor gardening being the dominant flow of my Universal Value through the next several months, I will be posting only once a week, on Mondays. I am hoping to get back to “visiting” your sites, a pleasure that has fallen by the wayside while ramping up the gardens and my broth project. I am traveling today with my younger son to share a double birthday celebration with my sister, as well as Mother’s Day over the weekend.
I extend to all of you who are also mothers a truly magnificent honoring of your blessed role.
This week we will continue to enjoy the Grand Picnic in the upper Echadon Valley. You are in for some real treats, including a “Rainbow Zebra” contributed by artist Mary McDonald, who lives in Ecuador. Click on the zebra image to see her full story. If you missed Part I last week, click here. Now — let’s get back to our picnic, shall we?
Before I discuss the artists let me share something about the children. There are hundreds of children — people in small bodies. In addition to playing in the river, the children delight in running about in large and small groups raising the spirits of all the guests. I say “running” but they also skip, hop, jump, chase, dance and some even fly. Yes, flying is a common sight in Aurora — even many adults fly, or at least levitate on a rather regular basis.
There are two amazing structures for the children to play in, on and around. One is a castle and the other is a tree. Both are in constant use during the picnic days, and once a child involves him or herself in either of these activities, it is very difficult for the parents to get them to come back out, or down, as the case may be.
The castle is about 50 or 60 feet tall, 100 feet in diameter at the base and features a moat, a bridge, grand, sweeping staircases and winding stairways up into the towers and turrets. However, the most popular aspect of the castle is the underground tunnels that provide passage out to the river and up into the forests on the southern boundary of Echadon where it interfaces with the Southern Desert. These tunnels are all lit by a phosphorescent mineral material that covers the walls, so no one is ever lost in the dark. The children spend endless NOWs running through the tunnels, playing hide and seek in the many corners and crevices, shrieking with delight when being caught or found. Although the castle and its attractions are open all year and anyone can play there at any time, it is so much more fun and engaging to be part of a large “herd” than to have the place all to oneself. While the children are thus occupied, the adults visit and enjoy the creative offerings of the actors and musicians. There is no fear or concern about the safety of the young ones, as they are always in the company of their guardians — the animals. In fact, the animals are the most reliable means of bringing the children back out of the underground labyrinth in time for the highlight of the evening — the artists’ Light Painting. After several unsuccessful attempts by parents to bring this form of play to a peaceful conclusion through coaxing and cajoling, we finally learned to send the animals as our emissaries to bring the children out. The animal posse works every time. The children cannot resist the requests of their beloved animal friends and within a very short span of moments, the young ones are escorted into the very circles in which their parents await them. Exhilarated from their intense activity, the children infuse the circle with abundant spirited energy, bringing much laughter and wide smiles to everyone. Only then do the young ones realize they are famished and thirsty. We are prepared for this and offer them treats and delicious fizzy drinks in fun colors that they love. The animals also join the circles. This is a common occurrence; the animals are our equals and often sit in circle for council meetings and certainly on celebration days.
The Climbing Tree is the other major attraction for children in the Upper Echadon. It is a group of trees actually, that have agreed to support a play structure of ramps, stairways and play spaces for any of Aurora’s citizens and guests. Quite the opposite environment from the castle and its network of underground tunnels, the Climbing Tree is in the open air, featuring canopies of verdant foliage often enhanced with fragrant flowers of every hue. This unique and exquisite play structure was designed and brought forth in partnership with the trees, the children and a small panel of adults, acting as mentors or advisers. So the children have been involved with this project from its inception and perhaps that is one reason it has won the hearts of everyone who sees it and accepts the invitation to climb into it and feel themselves held and cherished within the soul of this tree community. Each platform, walkway and level was designed to create zero stress on the tree bodies. The ropes and swings are rigged in ways that even adults can use them without causing injury to the limbs of our tree friends. People are encouraged to climb up into the higher branches and feel the embrace of the trees, their peaceful, nurturing love. On one end there is a slide that is a favorite exit strategy for the younger ones among us. And, of course there are hammocks for afternoon naps but these don’t get much use amid the amplified activity of a Grand Picnic Day. A special attraction of the Climbing Tree is an enchanted tea house. There is just enough room for six to eight friends to sit for tea which is served on special occasions, such as birthdays and anniversaries. Reservations are recommended.
Besides swimming in the river, chasing one another through the castle and tunnels and climbing up into the uppermost branches of the Climbing Tree, there is one other popular activity of Picnic Day that our children look forward to at each event: finger painting. This is NOT your grandmother’s kind of finger painting with messy paints squirting from tubes and smeared about with little hands and fingers. No, this is a much more magical activity that involves some training and development on the part of the youngsters. There is a way that one can learn to emit colored light from one’s fingers. When one become adept, one can direct a different color of light to come forth from each finger. Very advanced finger painting artists can even blend colors to make infinite combinations. The children learn the basics fairly quickly and by the time they are four or five solar cycles in age they usually have a fair command of this art. Then the fun begins. Some of the children form groups and work on murals. Others decorate each other with face and body painting.
The adults often become eager volunteers for this kind of artwork. Even some of the animals will let the children “decorate” them. After they get warmed up, these young artists progress to painting flowers on the grass, or in people’s hair, murals on the base of the castle, beautiful patterns on fabrics for the dancers. Gleefully, they will add color to anything they can find that “needs enhancing.” All picnic goers know that they will return to Aurora looking even more festive than when they left, compliments of the children’s finger painting.
The Grand Finale of every Picnic Day in Echadon is the Aurora Fantasia that can only be displayed after the sun has set and the sky is dark. Imagine for a moment beams of colored light projected holographically into the night sky in continuously moving and evolving patterns and designs, sometimes so intricate that you could only gasp in awe and wonder! Part fireworks, part aurora borealis, part crop circle and part pure fantasy, the Aurora Fantasia production is the climax of every Picnic Day in Echadon. It shouldn’t surprise you that some of the best “Light Painting” artists began to hone their craft and art as young finger painters. As these young color and light artists gained mastery regarding the blending of subtle combinations of hues, they naturally extend their growing passion into the holographic technologies of light projection and theater. I choose to remain ignorant (and thus spellbound) about the science behind this technology; I feel the magic more strongly this way. However, the ones for whom this form of art is true passion continue to dazzle us more with each performance. As the beams of light dance across the night’s velvet blue backdrop, the audience experiences such breathtaking beauty, such majestic patterns and sequences, such graceful nuances of color, sound and light that tears of joy are often the only possible response. Sometimes, there is complete silence, so deep you would think no audience was there at all. But the next moment there will be a burst of applause, a spontaneous, collective gasp or sharp intake of breath that assures you that we are all feeling together these wondrous projections of imagination into the night. The Fantasia is accompanied by music, both instrumental and choral that inflects an emotional quality into the production. Thus, the audience is moved on a spiritual journey in Oneness while receiving this feast for the eyes.
And then . . . reluctantly . . . it’s time to return home.
Slowly, overflowing with the joy and peace of the day, the celebrants begin to gather their belongings and children and move toward the paths that will lead them down the valley. Just below the Water Temple the hover crafts await those who choose not to participate in the Recessional that will extend the celebration into the depth of the night. The animals make themselves available to carry the children, especially the sleeping ones. The musicians lead the first parties of guests out of the meadow toward the path beside the Great River. The moon and stars overhead shine their love and light on the departing crowd. And then, as if from nowhere, the Lighted Ones come: the fairies, the angels, the fireflies and other insects that carry enough light within their bodies to guide our way home.
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Once again I would like to acknowledge five major sources of Galactic and Celestial information that have greatly assisted me in “remembering” some of what our future may hold.
1) Barbara Marciniack — specifically, her books Bringers of the Dawn and Earth.
2) Suzy Ward — author of the Matthew Books and scribe for Messages from Matthew
3) Mike Quinsey — scribe for messages from SaLuSa of Sirius
4) Sheldan Nidle — spokesperson for the Galactic Federation
5) Dr. Suzanne Lie — scribe for messages from the Arcturians
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