Monday, May 23, 2016

I Am A Writer

Here's the story behind the story of Man From Atlan.

Atlan is a planet in another dimension of time. It's Earth in the future. Its sister planet Aergon is in a parallel universe.

Time travel and multiverse journeys being possible, people  from Atlan and Aergon came to Earth many times over history. They seeded humanity and formed ancient civilizations, which now exist only in myth and fiction.

They were above all forces for change.

What do you do when you want to share a story? You write. So I wrote. Editor of the school newspaper age 14, funny stories, sports columns, history. A short story about falling in love with a prostitute, at age 16, ahem, though I think I was influenced by Grushenka in The Brothers Karamazov.

But I never really thought I'd become a writer. I wanted to fly for the air force, then, when that didn't pan out, to study medicine and teach meditation.

What do you write? The lives you lived, the things you are passionate about? Your field of study?Your cause?

I am a writer.

I wrote what I saw. A life in Egypt. Dying in Atlantis, sinking between the waves. Being with, being a part of the people who changed the planet. We were Gods, we were men and women.
Go to New York or London after I finished the book in 1974? Knowing that New York would lead to my being published, but London would satisfy a greater purpose? I moved to London. Struggled and couldn't get published another 16 years. But London, where I had grown up as a child? There, I had a continuation of the visions of past lives that led to Man From Atlan. There I had my son which led to my research in the causes and treatment of Autism.

There, I continued my writer's journey. I wrote The Way Of Atlan, which is the root philosophy behind the world's religions and movement of people and ideas. If I wasn't able to publish, I would teach, one person at a time, which led to thousands. It would lead to the countries I would visit. Back to the Indian subcontinent, Europe, America, many, many times. The child I met in Chappaqua, with a congenital defect that required operating on the next day, the boy in Hungary who'd just been struck by a car, the many birds and cats who came for healing. Places I had been before, people I knew, or was meant to know. If I spent time trying to find justice for one murdered woman, that too was my journey, and I made a difference.

You write because you cannot stop. You bleed with each word, because you see how humanity suffers in the absence of knowing, so you write on. The websites from 1999, 226 articles at from 2007, 100,000+ mini-articles and comments on Huffington Post, Twitter, and dozens of sites, political, social, causes. You write because you love it. You write because writers, artists, musicians change the world, each in their own way. Wherever I go, I bring change.

You write because you see. But what do you see?
  • The split between masculine and feminine energy.
  • A war between two planets, two systems of spirituality.
  • The creation of races, and racism as a means to divide.
  • Destruction and exploitation of peoples, the environment.

Then you see it happening again, because the biggest sadness is, we forget our past lives. And we do not, cannot see the future even though it is all around us.

I am a writer. I write what I see, without links, cites, proof. See it as science fiction, see it as story or allegory, see it as possibility, one of an infinite number of alternative universes.

I am just, a writer. I write, a story.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

The 12 Chakra System of Healing

Naseer Ahmad
(based on a talk I gave in Toronto~1991)

An ancient method of healing rediscovered for the 21st century.

Atlan Spiritual Healing is an energy system that, by the placing of hands on parts of the body that correspond to the chakras and acupuncture meridians, heals the physical, emotional and spiritual parts of our being.

Before Atlantis, there was a way of life called The Way of Atlan. It explained the connection between our individual and divine selves, and how to address our physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Much of the Way of Atlan has been lost, but fragments of it exist in the world’s religions and philosophies.

There was a healing method within the Way called Spiritual Healing in the Way of Atlan, which had also been lost, though parts of it exist within the Indian and Chinese forms of yoga, kundalini, meditation, and chi.

Growing up in India, Pakistan, England and Japan I had a series of awareness’s that led me to discover healing gifts and be aware of spiritual dimensions. Arriving in Toronto in 1970 I started classes in meditation that included a rough form of hands on energy healing. That led to remembering my past lives, writing 2 books, “Man From Atlan” and “ The Way of Atlan” and traveling the world. I returned to Toronto to continue teaching but maybe, I will travel again.

We all have the gift of healing within ourselves. How I discovered The Way of Atlan was just an extension of this thought: I have done this before. And, I have come from another place.

There is a great need for healing all over the planet, so I wish to share this knowledge with everyone. Eventually, there will be 3 books of Spiritual Healing in the Way of Atlan. This article is based on the first book.

This is a healing system, but it’s not really a system. It’s not even a technique. It’s a way of living, a movement of energy within and outside you, and, it is a space. If I were to say that it’s a series of exercises and initiations, then that would be misleading, because it’s not that either. It’s a form that is the oldest form of healing, because it’s the one that is inherent within us. It’s the nature of the being to be able to heal itself, and something that we all need to get in touch with, how we heal ourselves.

Here are the basics:

The 12 chakra system
Chakras are energy centers, receptors, transmitters, and portals into other dimensions. They act as storehouses of energy and also, memories and information. They can be clear or with colour, and we can change their essential frequency. They operate on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels.

Located on the body, they extend into the aura and beyond. They can shift, split or mutate depending on input and expression. They are also a map and blueprint for evolution. Every being on this planet has chakras, as does the planet itself (what we call sacred places), even the Universe has them.

At first I was only aware of the classic 7 chakras, but wondered, why were we ignoring the feet? It is our connection with the feminine energy of the earth. Why was there no information on the chakras beyond the crown, or the split in the sacral and the heart chakras? This meditation caused me to recognize the patterns of suppression: of the feminine, karma and purpose, sexuality and spirituality, our childhood experiences and what happens to us after we die that lead to the mutations within the chakras, and how to reverse those imbalances.

Briefly, there are 12 chakras, the balancing of which can lead to a spiritual alchemy of balance within our selves.
  1. Black, on the soles of our feet, is karma, the female energy, physical energy and the material.
  2. Red, between our legs, is birth, the urge to procreate, elimination and the immune system.
  3. Orange, on the genitals and navel, is our sexuality, confidence, childhood experience and digestion.
  4. Yellow, on the solar plexus, is our soul, ego and identity, the lungs.
  5. Green, over the left breast, is the balancing energy, relationships, the creative force, healing and the heart.
  6. Pink, over the thymus gland (just below the neck) is dharma and our purpose in life. A student suggested it be called the Higher Heart chakra.
  7. Sky Blue, over the thyroid gland, is the mind, communication, fear and control.
  8. Indigo, usually on the forehead (but sometimes slightly below) associates with the pineal gland, intuition, and brain functions.
  9. Violet, on the crown of the head, is the doorway into the spirit realms, dreams, visions and third sight. The point from which the spirit leaves the body, in meditation or death.
  10. Green/gold/green/gold/green, one palm length above the crown, is a 5-layered chakra that governs much of what we call the paranormal, and magic. The manifestation of our projected emotional energy, a universal storehouse of knowledge called the Akashic Records, which we can access through various means.
  11. Cobalt blue, another palm length above, is the chakra of psychic protection. A requirement for healers!
  12. White, another palm length above, is the male energy. There are also major receptors and transmitting points in the hands, feet, shoulders and crown, the energising colour of which is clear (like water) and there are minor chakras, mostly in the joints of the body. And there is, lastly, the Void, the space between and beyond the chakras.

The chakras in the material realm
An unbroken flow of energy is what keeps us healthy, and blocks and stress may speed up the process of illness. Prana, chi, and kundalini are just some of the names people use for these energies, but their definitions are unfortunately, incomplete. I use the three energies, physical, psychic, and spiritual, and find that this healing helps on all three levels, and that changes within the being can be reflected in changes in the external environment. Properly used, healing can actually slow down the ageing process.

Each chakra is fed by certain foods: The Spirit chakras from white down to violet are fed by vegetables; Psychic chakras indigo, fruits and sugar; sky blue, grains; pink, oils, nuts and seeds; green, fish; yellow, dairy and eggs; Physical chakras orange, poultry and organ meats; red, red meat; and black, pork and placenta. Avoid certain foods, and you starve that chakra. You want to have more servings of foods for the upper chakras, and less for the lower chakras, depending on many factors.

The first 3 chakras, black to orange, govern the physical energy fields. The next 5, yellow to indigo, the psychic/emotional energy fields. The last 4, violet to white, regulate the spirit energy fields. These correspond with, respectively, the nervous system, the hormonal system, and the invisible energy fields that govern our well-being.

Energy Healing is the future of medicine, as it is truly Holistic, whereas most other forms work only on the physical, emotional, or spiritual.

The chakras in health
The significance of karma in our well-being cannot be underestimated. Karma is the sum total of all our material actions and memories, but also the lessons we must learn, and therefore not always connected with past lives. Our disconnection with the Earth leads to imbalances within our material selves, for where else does our wealth and physical health come from but the Earth? We are born with karma, and our sexuality and self-love also determine our health.

The chakras in the psychic realm
The psychic is based on the Greek word psyche, or the soul. It is the sum total of all our emotional memories, and how we affect others, or are affected by others. We define ourselves by the feedback we get from others, the way in which we compensate for whatever we lack, and seek completion. We need to heal the past, and forgive others, and ourselves. We need to find our purpose. Most people are stuck in the need for emotional gratification, but properly trained, can go into the areas of the hidden intuitive senses, and, magic.

The chakras and the spirit realms
We have been so stuck in linear thinking within the bounds of our senses that we could not go beyond into the hidden and unknown. There is much knowledge contained within our physical and emotional bodies we are only now beginning to access. I would like to take you into the dimensions within our spiritual body, and beyond.

Our definitions of spirituality are so varied; I would like to define spirit as the space we can reach once we let go of our ego (without the usual tortures we inflict upon ourselves to attain that goal). And spirituality is just, a space of balance and peace, however we get there.

The chakras in divinity
The imbalance between male and female energy, or the opposing points of yin and yang, are reflected in our concepts of God as a male energy. The irreconcilable struggle between these two opposites has always existed, outside and within us. The Black chakra, as representative of the feminine energies, has been suppressed. By directing our energies towards the White chakra, the male energy has also been put into a position of imbalance, which leads to distortions in healing and spirituality.

There is a third element to this, which is the energy of the child. The Sky God made love to Mother Earth and this produced the race of humanity. We are not only all the children of God; we are the balancing force that leads to the reconciling of male and female energies, through our actions. The child energy is based in the heart chakra, and its ultimate force is Love, Compassion and Healing.

See how children are, in their fearlessness and how they look not to the past, but the future. So, the divine energy exists within the male, female, and child.

The chakras in time and space
Our awareness of existence is where time and space intersect, measurable only by our senses. So, if it is now 1:58 p.m. where you are, that is where you exist. The past is gone, the future unknown. There are parallel dimensions in time and space but we are unaware of them except sometimes when we meditate, have psychic visions or die.

It is important to learn how to access the geography of dimensions. Only then can we travel between time and space.

Time and space are not linear, but fluid and dynamic; the Universe is not orderly and logical, but full of chaos, from which comes creation.

The space between the chakras
Focusing only on the chakras, meridians and energy pathways is a form of linear thinking. What about the space between spaces, and the energy beyond? What happens here in the deepest healing and meditation? I call that space the Void, which the Buddha described as the nothingness one attains upon letting go the ego. Healing then come into being, and a space of balance reached.

And beyond
We learn to forgive, and heal the past, and go into the further dimensions, and whatever we learn, share with others.

Peace, love, joy.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Earth, Wind, and Fire

Maurice White passed away recently, at age 74.
So many musicians who passed away this year, David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Merle Haggard, Prince. Music plays such  an important in our lives each passing is like a rift in our consciousness. But I wanted to talk about Maurice White and how I came to meet him..

I was in Los Angeles in 1993 on A Spiritual Journey to the U.S.  While giving a talk and demo of spiritual healing on a cable TV show I got a call from a gentleman who said he just turned it on and there I was. He was drawn to me, for whatever reason. I, knew him as someone from a past life in Egypt and in this life we meet many from the past..

Maurice White came to all my meditations in Pacific Palisades and even had several healing sessions. A very spiritual being, he actually had named his group Earth Wind and Fire after the astrological elements in his birth chart. (Turns out they're the same as mine).

We were good friends for the few months I remained there, even when I made a point of telling everyone about my spiritual beliefs. He suffered from Parkinson's and was in hiatus. Told me he felt better after each visit. And his group had a resurgence after that, make what you will.
This was just after the Los Angeles Earthquake of 1994. I bring change, and some, I help. I asked him once if he knew Michael Jackson, the Drowning Man because I felt he would need help. Perhaps I wasn't meant to help. Perhaps I was to leave L.A. so I could go to Texas and meet so many good people there as well.

Perhaps, you cannot save every one (for that depends on the choices they make, especially spiritual choices).

So we lost touch, and now, you think of all the people you have met, even peripherally. Bob Geldof, Mick Jagger, and many more. You cannot look to the past with regret for what might have been. That only takes you in a direction which prevents possibilities.

But, you still can look at the past with fondness, the lives you have touched and the good you did.

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Man From Atlan: I see, love

Man From Atlan: I see, love: In a world full of anger, I choose love . A writer friend wrote an article about a dating website in the Telegraph. A site for the wel...

I see, love

In a world full of anger, I choose love.

A writer friend wrote an article about a dating website in the Telegraph. A site for the well to do, with a line about a New Yorker being drawn to someone from London because he was attracted to "European women and their effortless sophistication" :)

Another friend is going through a divorce. Where is there love in the world?

What are we attracted to, and how is that compatible with attaining love? From an older article How to Heal your Heart
Now would be a good time, I think, to ask the question, is there love in the world, and how do we heal our broken hearts?
When I wrote 'Man From Atlan' in 1974 I saw that humanity's greatest challenges would come through its relationships: our relationships with each other, and our relationships with ourselves.
Now, I think it's a lot more complex than that. How do we, given the state of the world today, find love? Should we not see how we relate to our environment before we can even find a relationship? Do you love your self, did you see your parents love each other, do you love others? Are you passionate about something, anything??

There are those who want it all: Love, attraction, family. There are some who, because of their own history, don't trust it at all. The current environment, of anger, youth alienation, sexual orientation, makes it that much harder. Sure, people still meet and fall in love. Except it sometimes doesn't last. Why is that?

What of the role of karma? Family, children, loved ones all come with their own, um, baggage. How do you overcome this?

I used to joke how I was operating a 'dating service'. Sure, I was the agency by which many people met others. But they still had to, probably more often because I was in the background, work on their own um issues.

What is love? Is it, as written here Is it Love or is it Confusion?
two individuals who maintain their separate identities, yet intimately join together based on mutual interests, excitement, enjoyment, the sharing of novel or stimulating experiences, and a shared capacity to learn from the negative emotions they experience.
like Jimmy Hendrix sang in Love,  or Confusion?

Oh, my mind is so mixed up, goin’ round ‘n’ round
Most there be all these colors without names,
Without sounds?
My heart burns with feelin’ but
Oh! But my mind is cold and reeling.
Is this love, baby
Or is it confusion?

Shakespeare , the greatest writer on love Shakespeare's Treatment of Love and Marriage

"The Shakespearean world is impressed, as a whole, with an unmistakable joy in healthy living. This tells habitually as a pervading spirit, a contagious temper, not as a creed put forward, or an example set up. It is as clear in the presentment of Falstaff or lago, as of Horatio or Imogen. And nowhere is it clearer than in his handling of the relations between men and women". (Edited to add: applied equally to all genders and orientations. We are talking about love and relationships after all, and we are all, in need of love).

There is his ideal love:
Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
Or how do we remove the blocks that prevent us from finding love?
Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie 
Which we ascribe to heaven.
I wrote "Man From Atlan" when I was trying to find, not love, but balance. "Oh, you're looking for a white girl", said the Scottish lady psychic, Betty Robinson of Toronto, who was my friend. "Well, it won't be, because she's going to be Egyptian" :)

"Not true", I said. "It's that I know she'll be 'white'. And sure enough, she was, someone who I remembered from a past life in Egypt, then another who inspired me to write Man From Atlan, a novel about past lives and searching through many lives for the soul mate.

The Beginning
I'm afraid of being alone, I cried.
You need not be afraid, he said in his infinite kindness.
There will always be Love..

The End
And it was this, above all, that had come back to him.
~The Man From Atlan (1974)

We're surrounded by love. There will indeed, always be love. Yes, it sometimes takes a journey to find it, but it is there.

I am fortunate to have had the love of many friends, family, to have not one great love, but three.

Yes, it is possible to love, and attain love. But not always, an easy path. Humanity's greatest challenges can indeed come from relationships, and we have all had that period of great challenge come to us since 2007.

But here's how you find love. You don't look for it, it just..comes.

There is the love the heart knows.

There is the love that comes from just giving.

And for all of you, there is love...

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Who will be the next president of the U.S.?

Not that it matters
Today, voters head to the booths for Super Tuesday and I wonder if that question is even relevant. Given my history with Americans and the U.S., given my visions written down the last 40+ years I've always said there would never be a political solution for a better future, only a spiritual one. For the people of the world, I'd rather ask the question Jack Kerouac asked: "Whither goest thou, America?".

In no other country than the U.S. do I see the fight between light vs. darkness, but I'll address that in a later column. For now, there's an election. Americans have a choice between three candidates, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump is the likely GOP nominee, harvesting the worst impulses of people. He likely will never answer  21 questions for Donald Trump but it shows how head-shakingly bad he is. Still, if the American people want a demagogue..

The scarily amoral Hillary Clinton, who once before thought she was a shoe in for the White House, is facing a strong primary challenge from Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. She might well carry Super Tuesday, with more support from the southern states, older women, black and Latino voting blocs she considers her own, guaranteed support. Sanders on the other hand has the support of many third party independents, young people of all backgrounds, and a wave of brand new voters inspired by his call for change. He has almost as many votes as Clinton, and it will not be easy for her all the way to the nomination. With Jupiter in his own sign of Virgo, then passing over his Mercury and Venus in Libra, I see great things for him going into November. And I can see why he's loved.

Hillary Clinton is not deserving of the office. Here's some of many reasons why:

Hillary fossil fuel promoter shows her closely entwined with hedge fund managers betting on fossil fuel. With climate change and the environment being the biggest issue facing the planet, she's simply wrong.

GMO's  with Hillary supporting GMO's and Bernie taking on Monsanto and demanding food labelling, well GMO crops are harmful to our health and the environment. With long term effects on bees and regular crops, she will oversee our food production fall under the hand of evil corporations.

Libya It's already well known that Hillary Clinton along with her advisers Samantha Powers and Susan Rice convinced president Obama to destroy Libya. It was then used as a springboard to attack Syria. The refugee crisis is her doing, yet here she is, getting a congratulatory e-mail for that. Americans deserve to be told the truth.

Fixing the race The Democratic National Committee not only fixes the rules in favour of the establishment, it is widely believed they will tilt it further to ensure Hillary wins. If that happens, Sander's voters will abandon the party and stay home, and the Democrats will lose Congress, as it has been doing since 2010.

The establishment vs. Bernie Sanders The establishment has made it clear who they'd prefer to win. Looking at their reasons, perhaps Sanders is the better candidate?

Donald Trump can win the presidency In head to head polls, Americans have made it clear: in an election between Clinton and Trump, Donald Trump will win. On the other hand, the Democrats would most likely win both the presidency and Congress if Bernie Sanders were the nominee.

Pity. The late Howard Zinn called for a new popular movement. Americans want change, yet here we have a candidate, Clinton, who belongs to the past. I hope it will be Sanders vs. Trump in November, so Americans can decide what sort of change they want.

Americans are an idealistic, wonderful people. Knowing so many good friends there, you know that they are no where like the ugly sides in this presidential election.  I hope and wish all the best for America.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

What's Up With The U.K?

What next?
It's nearly nine years since I last visited the UK. You look back with sadness at the possibilities for change you saw then, and what's happened since.
We arrived during the 2007 United Kingdom Floods  and now, the region is still reeling from heavy rain fall and floods as a series of storms hit the Isles going on into 2016 2015-2016 Great Britain and Ireland floods 
Yes, there is an imbalance all over the world. It's raining today, January in Canada! I'll meditate and pray for peace, but really it's about what you will do for change.
I follow 9 and 12 year cycles. Where were you 9, 12 years ago? What have you done since? Are you repeating what you did then, or will you do something different?
I could go on about spiritual imbalance, but really, that won't work till you figure out your material and emotional foundations.
That's why I placed so much importance to the February 15, 2003 anti-war protests all around the world. A seminal event, and of course I had to be there. But people got discouraged after that, and divided as propaganda was used to convince us of the case for war. So 12 years later, we had the war in Syria causing a million people to flee into Europe.
So, almost 9 years later, floods. I warned of a cleansing of the earth then. Earthquakes, floods, disasters. Wake up calls. Personal as well as environmental pain.
But I look to the signs of hope. The good people I met then, who I still pray for. The people I continue to help. The ones who did not give up, so I didn't either. There will always be hope.
We are slowly taking back the world, one country at a time. My country, Canada, first. With leaders and parties who will be held accountable.
The UK, which I love as I love Canada, and its people. That it elected Jeremy Corbyn as Labour party leader was great news. Attacked every day by corporate media and pro-war elements in his own party. Yet it's the young people who follow him that I respect most, because it is they who will change the world.
It will be a long process, but there will be change. Be involved in politics and environmental causes. Do not be influenced by anything except your own knowledge and conscience. Be a force for healing, of your self and the planet.