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Building the Crystal City
A Commentary on the Original Series
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AS A FOLLOW-UP to three segments of "A Kick in the Astral," published over the last few months, I would like to take some time to share in depth about a marvelous tool for expansion which came into my experience a few years back. It is called a "Crystal City."

Essentially, I am speaking here about a City of Dreams, a place where a person can go to rekindle the fire of confidence and joy which once was ours before we chose to take on human form. The Reconnections, a Group Soul from whom I channel, have said this about our physical journey:

As has been written: You are not human beings who have spiritual experiences. You are really spiritual beings who are having a human experience. You come here from a realm of existence where you can, literally, do or have ANYTHING - just by thinking it. You were seeking a "vacation" from all that power - in the same way that the CEO of a huge conglomerate will decide to take a week "off" and go work at a dude ranch.

You fret, you fume, you struggle... within whatever context of limitation you install yourself. All the while, you are having the time of your life (or lives)! Though the Veil of Forgetfulness quite effectively hides this wry motivation from your conscious mind, you are really a bunch of Cosmic Houdinis, who secretly revel in the amount of handicaps that you can overcome.

When you are done with this journey, you return to your former estate, where you will, once again, take up the divinity that is your heritage, your birthright. And my goodness! What pictures you'll have to show your friends!

You might say that a Crystal City is a Portal, through which a 3D personality can travel, in order to take up his (or her) mantle of power once again. I was inspired to begin building mine when I came in contact with Mark Stearn, a young Imagineer who lives in Ireland. Those of you who have studied the Reconnections' transmissions on Spiritual Gifts will recognize the importance of "The Gift of Imagination" in regards to our discussions here. Mark is a prime example of someone who has chosen to leap headlong into Astral Journeying, claiming full power and authority over the connections he forms while he flies.

Shayla and Chehala
Mark's Crystal City is called Shayla, and it hovers in 5D above the Comeragh Mountains in his native Ireland. I named my own Northwest Crystal City "Chehala" (shu-hay-luh) to be a sister city to his. Mark does his work by following inner tones, requiring little detail in order to go forward in his belief. What can I say? He's a Star Kid! I love detail, so I began writing about these cities, riding in the wake of his tonal perceptions. You might say that he serves as a kind of antenna for me. He enjoys it, I enjoy it... even though our energy exchange can get very intense at times!

Chehala hovers in 5D above a recreation area called "The Brothers Wilderness" in the Olympic Mountains of Washington State. Nina and I discovered it on April 4, 2004 (4/4/04). We officially hosted it into the Reconnections System at 4:04 in the afternoon on that day. It's all there, of course, but perception of Chehala from this universe is usually limited by what we choose to see, and about learning to focus. The Wilderness serves as a Grounding Space for the City, which connects to many dimensions. Click HERE for pictures of this 3D Interface.

We enter Chehala by speaking a password: "Chehala Selah." This latter term literally means "pause, and calmly think of it." It is a word that is used often in the Book of Psalms in the Bible. Selah also is the name of a local township on the Olympic Peninsula. Use of this phrase, coupled with a compatible Vibratory Pattern will afford entrance into the City. If you have a Dragon, you are welcome to bring it. There is plenty of room for Dragon Play (why wouldn't there be?) My friend Steve (also an Imagineer) brings his when he visits, and that big feller just loves to play with Sacha and Sebastian, our very own Crystal City Dragon Guides.

In a subsequent segment, I will be describing Chehala in detail... though it always seems to be under new construction. Pardon our dust, folks! When you enter, you will be given a Crown Vector, which is an energized Headband to potentiate your creative powers as you move through the Design Template which is Chehala. What I describe later will only be suggestive, as each person tends to "make himself at home," in whatever form that needs to take.

The "Arc" of a New Covenant
It may be helpful at this point to elaborate more about an Arc of Energy which expands in, around, and through Planet Earth - a Nexus of Communication and Instantaneous Transport of which Shayla and Chehala are but a part. I spoke about this in previous segments, but I'll briefly reference it again here. In the words of an Interdimensional Commander who addressed my friends and I about the Arc when we first visited Stonehenge in 1994:

You upon this Planet Earth are engaged in a wonderful process. You are packing for a grand and glorious journey. You are taking everything that has meaning to you... art, knowledge, music, philosophy, spirituality, personal finance, family genealogy, history, and so on... and you are projecting it out into space, via your electronic gadgetry. You are doing so in order to transport these elements with you on a magical journey.

When you pack for this journey, you must pack LIGHT, because that is the only thing that can go! The Arc is a light vessel and you are going on a light journey around the planet. You are creating an electromagnetic "band" to circle the Earth, filled with everything that has meaning to you, via "Power Spots" such as Stonehenge, the Pyramids in Egypt, the Mountains of the Himalayas, etc. Your Earth is in for tough times ahead! Get on the computer, for that is where this wondrous process will begin connecting up.

This message came to me in 1994, and I can't help but believe that my introduction to Mark and his work with Shayla (among many other contacts) is exactly what the Commander was referencing. And now here we are, gathered around a PLW bonfire, swapping stories of imagination and grace. Don't cha just love it?

Imagination, the Golden Key
In a recent correspondence with a young Star Kid, living in Washington, D.C., I received a wondrous description of Imagination, which instantly became my Quote of the Day. The fellow goes by the name Redpath, and he shared with me: Imagination is the memory of each soul's individual connection to the Multiverse.

In order to begin doing business in a Crystal City, a Traveler in Spirit must be ready to acknowledge (all the way to an emotional level) that Imaginal Journeys are more than just "flights of fancy." In their own transmission on the subject, The Reconnections put it this way:

My dear friends - Imagination is real! It is a bona fide level of being that exists as a buffer (a sort of insulation) between the Limitation Plane and the Multiverse. Real folks live there. What has kept it hidden from you up to this time is your enthusiastic enjoyment of it, coated with your total denial of its reality and importance. It is the "layer" of density closest to the conscious mind, which has direct interface with the Multiverse. It serves as a "decompression chamber" through which each of you must pass in order to enter or exit the "Etheric Plane." And, it is now and always has been available to you twenty-four hours a day.

The principal mechanism of keeping you here in Limitation has been your belief in and perpetuation of a certain cynicism which "keeps the Imagination in perspective" and anchors you in "reality." What that cynicism really anchors you in, my friends, is limitation. And, until now, that was all according to the Plan. You designed it to function in just this way - as an anchor. And your plan has succeeded!

Now, once we begin to replace your comfortable "fondness for Imagination" with a true comprehension of what it means - our original cause for warning will take on a new significance. In truth, the Imagination is SO vast and powerful that you have installed Beings (Angels, actually) at the entrance - Beings with the assignment to guide you in, when the timing is right, and to "bar the door" should you give indication that you would not be quite prepared to handle what you may find.

Through the intricate design of your subconscious mind, there has been gathered together finely tuned instruments of data retention - all of them monitoring and storing information that overlaps both the Physical Universe and the Multiverse. The filing system is pristine, with multitudinous "passwords" and "cues" that serve as activation keys for accessing the files. This Hall of Records includes a catalog of experiences, knowledge, and even abilities which you, no doubt, have forgotten that you possess.

Those who have become conscious of Astral Travels they are making are very much like the character Roy Neary, in the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind. We are being "invited" to participate in something exceedingly wonderful. Like Roy, we develop "visions" of places or symbols which call us to remembrance about the rest of who we are. In the movie, Roy (and several others) are constantly seeing, feeling, and dreaming about Devil's Tower in Wyoming (another bona fide site for a Crystal City). It was to be the site of a meeting with scientists and Extraterrestrials. And it IS a magical place. My younger son and I have been there.

Which places or symbols hold magic for you? I would especially invite you to think about things which are high in the air - like mountain ranges, towers, monuments, and such. Any one of them can be initiated into Earth's Energy Arc, so long as you feel inclined to support it. On our travels, Nina and I initiated Crystal Cities in Glastonbury, Southern England (called "Avalona") and in Bretagne, France (called "Michela"). If you say you wish to participate, and you believe in your place in the Grand Alignment, there is nothing to stop you... certainly no one who is now involved. We all LOVE to have new players in this Grand Game!

Reality, Custom-Made
The key to whether a person becomes "metaphysical" or not lies in how much density he (or she) requires to be enlisted into something new. Some people get excited just by a truly innovative thought. Others need to be hit on the head with a hammer before Spirit can capture their attention.

When we were children, believing was second nature to us. If a new thought or feeling arose inside us, we didn't waste time wondering whether or not it was "real." We went with it, like sailboats, catching a morning breeze and setting out for points unknown. Then we got older, got bogged down with doubt and hesitancy, and let those "mighty winds" of opportunity blow right by us.

People who choose to "go beyond" mundane reality do so out of a deep need for something 3D hasn't been able to provide us. Some search for perfect, undying love. Others long to gather by a river, surrounded by compassionate fellows, who dwell in peace and harmony forever. Still others stand ready to party hearty, past the end of time... drinking from cups which never run dry, singing songs, and feasting on delights which add nary an ounce to the waistline. You name it, The Multiverse has it. And the Arc of the New Covenant is ready to take us there. All we need do is climb aboard, believe, and open inner and outer senses to receive new tones, energy patterns, and vibratory signatures which will change our ability to perceive. It's always been here, all around us. We just learned, somehow, to ignore it. We ignored it, that is, 'til now. Now is our time of Grand Awakening. This is our moment of Infinite Remembrance.

There's a Bridge Across Consciousness. There's a Multidimensional Ship. There's a Crystal City waiting... many cities, in fact, all around the planet, and points beyond! And yes, Burger King still holds influence in all of them. Above the entrance to every gate in the City, hangs a sign which declares: "Have it YOUR way!"

Next time, I'll share in detail about Chehala. Our 7/7/07 Journey there was majestic, indeed. During our afternoon meditation both Nina and myself were illumined by something wonderful. My own experience was like a flashbulb going off in the crown chakra. And the next morning, I awoke to the sound of The Reconnections, speaking clearly to my soul: "The Earth Grid is up and running. You may fire when ready!"


2007, Daniel Jacob



Daniel Jacob is a conscious channel, writer, and a Bio-Energetic Body Worker who lives in the Greater Seattle area. He owns and operates Myo-Rehab Therapy Associates, in Kirkland, Washington - a multi- therapist clinic, which specializes in muscular rehabilitation, stress management, and personal transition work. He has been in practice for 19 years. On 11/11/91, he began working with a group of energies that called themselves "The Reconnections." Daniel has developed a complete archive of information that has come through from them on a number of relevant topics. Daniel and his associates have been doing research with people around the world, collating data and comparing notes on the topics of Physical Transmutation and Earth Changes. He has produced a 2-Part CD, on which he explains the story of "The Star Children" in depth. He calls it a "tonal infusion for the New Age." You can get more information about Daniel and his work by visiting his websites: and also, or by e-mailing him directly at: