"Places of power" is a very interesting ecological phenomenon, which has a great significance for spiritual work. This term was introduced by Mexican Indian Juan Matus, described in the books of Carlos Castaneda. Places of power are geographic zones, sometimes large, sometimes small, which possess energy fields that are of significance for people. It should be noted right away that there is a similar and sometimes closely related phenomenon: energy fields created by plants and technical devices (transformers, high voltage lines and so on).
Places of power may be found on the surface of the Earth, underground (for example, in the subway), above the surface, as well as in water reservoirs. The nature of the majority of places of power can be explained as follows. The Earth (as a planet) is a multidimensional structure. In it, all manifestations of the multidimensional space are present from the physical plane up to the plane of the Creator. Depending on the structure of the crystal lattice of the Earth as a whole or of some parts of its crust, the energy fields of certain spatial dimensions in certain places may dominate or, on the contrary, may be manifested weaker. So places of power look like "holes" in dense spatial dimensions "filled" with the energy of a certain subtle energy layer.
According to Juan Matus, places of power are subdivided into positive and negative ones. To the first category He assigned the places which give their energy to people, to the second the places which take energy. However our experience demonstrates that the first ones are not necessarily favorable and the latter unfavorable. For example, there are places of power that "drain" energy, and this can be used for purging the organism of coarse, pathogenic energies, that is for healing. And vice versa, some places of power possessing excessive energy are detrimental rather than beneficial if their energy is coarse or contains undesirable informational characteristics, inducing, for example, anxiety, depression and so on.
This is why it is better to subdivide places of power into positive and negative ones according to the criterion of their objective significance. In this case places with excess of unfavorable energies belong to the category of negative places of power.
It is necessary to point out that some authors try to define places of power through the terms "abnormal" or "geopathic" zones. This is not right. They are not abnormal, i.e. "incorrect" and places of power are not geopathic zones, that is "zones, inherent to the Earth, causing diseases".
Places of power can be found with the help of divining rods and pendulums. But, in contradistinction to a developed consciousness these tools provide very poor information about this phenomenon. With the help of a divining rod or pendulum one can only say that here is a place of power, only that "there is something over here". The biolocation (dowsing) method in this case is akin to the situation when a poor-sighted person tries to determine whether it is light or dark here. But a person with normal vision perceives the whole spectrum of colors, and not only colors, but also emotional quality of their combinations and iridescence, and sees life in them. This is the difference between mechanical, instrumental determination of the energy gradients on places of power and perceiving them directly with one's own organism through attuning oneself as a developed consciousness with their multidimensional manifestations.
Places of power are, truly, multifarious. There are places that selectively activate anahata, or vishudha, or the front meridian, giving us bliss. And there are places causing a "hypertrophied" sense of one's "I"- inflated and arrogant. Also there are places of power depleting people energetically; this can result in "dead" tiredness and diseases if one settles there to live or just to take a rest.
About 50 kilometers from Saint Petersburg, Russia, there is a place of power approximately 100 meters in diameter which induces a strong feeling of sadness and loneliness. Unfortunately this place covers a part of a village. The destiny of the families settled here is pitiable: on this place it is not possible to experience any joy of communication with each other.
Still other places of power induce anxiety, fear. A person who understands the reason can make just a few steps backwards. But ignorant one easily can fall a prey to mystical horror. There also exist places that cause aggressiveness, the state of "drunken animosity". And so forth.
There are also places that cause "unmotivated" joy, laughter in everyone present there. And with the help of other places it is possible to heal oneself and to restore one's strength. So we see that this knowledge can make the life of each one of us easier, while ignorance can result in a lot of unnecessary difficulties.
Knowledge allows one to use negative places of power for good. One example was given above. There is another one. The place of "loneliness and sadness" we used in our work for cognizing the state of solitariness. Not loneliness of one's body in isolation from other people but the state of being solitary in the whole Universe in front of God - that is detachment from everything earthly, when I remain with Him face-to-face in the Ocean of the multidimensional universe.
Therefore, negative places of power can be subdivided into two groups: 1) those draining the energy needed by the organism; 2) those creating undesirable psychical states.
Now let us list the variants of positive places of power:
Secondly, during this we have to search for God, the Path to Him rather than solving earthly problems.
Thirdly, in the beginning of such practice the following technique may prove helpful. Let us feel ourselves dressed in wide, bell-formed skirts, which start right from the neck. Then fill the space under this skirt with ourselves. Draw also the head under the skirt. And in this state roll easily along the surface of the Earth, among fields, meadows, woods... Feel the Earth!
This is a wonderful lesson in the ecology of multidimensional space!
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