Journeys Through Nine Dimensions
Barbara Hand Clow & Gerry Clow

Creating Your Own Activations

After thirteen years of teaching the nine dimensions, Barbara and I came to the same conclusion: we had to stop for a while. The fun thing about our "stopping for a while" is that you, our students and readers, are encouraged to teach the material yourselves. As we step aside, you step forward! We saw this reaction in our last three workshops as we explained to our students what we were going to do in 2010. Many of you who have been interested or thinking about teaching this material are now saying, Yes, we can!

Ever since Barbara starting teaching the nine dimensions in the form of Pleiadian Agenda Activations (PAAs), she has always said to her students: Once you have attended an activation, you are free to go on and teach the dimensions yourself. All she has asked is that you credit your source for the material, and for your inspiration.

Many of you have taken the "Journey through Nine Dimensions" home with you as a way to deepen your spiritual practice as well as to teach your own students, your own clients. From time to time, we hear of one of you who has formed a group-studying one dimension each month, for example, or three dimensions each on three consecutive Saturdays-and this is exactly what we intended to happen over these past thirteen years.

And now that we are stepping aside, we realize that our readers-not just the students we had the pleasure to teach in person-should be encouraged to share this work with those they care about. Barbara and the Pleiadians have always taught that we humans must have nine dimensions of consciousness to make the critical leap beyond 2011/2012, and this means that all of us, not just two teachers, should begin to share the work with others.

The section of our website that follows is designed to assist you in teaching the dimensions, whether it is to a small group over a period of time, or in one cathartic weekend, as we have taught them. At the end, I will occasionally include reports from teachers who are willing to share their experiences, with the hope that it will inspire you further in your teaching journey.

Teaching Tools

Star bullet The best tools, initially, are the books that explore the nine dimensions. First on the list is Alchemy of Nine Dimensions (2004, 2010), which has just come out in a new edition (with major improvements to the fourth and ninth dimensions). Barbara has also provided a list of other books to deepen your understanding of each dimension in her Recommended Reading at the end of that book. Also, you can now order a CD of me (Gerry) reading Meditations on Nine Dimensions, which will help you experience of each dimension; this is available from www.wiseawakening.com. The second book on the list is The Pleiadian Agenda, where Barbara, channeling Satya, brings in the initial revelations about these dimensions.

Star bullet Ilustration Chart 1 Barbara has taught with two key drawings from The Pleiadian Agenda since 1995, the year it was published. They are: Figure 10: The Canopy of Light on page 73, and Figure 12: Vertical Axis on page 163. These illustrations were redrawn for Alchemy of Nine Dimensions, where they appear as figures I.2 and I.3 in the Introduction. You are free to reuse these drawings, as long as you credit them as follows: Copyright 1995, 2004, 2010 by Barbara Hand Clow. [View charts.] You can xerox and enlarge them from the two books for your students, or you can copy and paste these illustrations from this website. You might also benefit from drawing them yourselves, as this will empower your own work.
Star bullet Ilustration Chart 2  Ilustration Chart 3 During our "balancing-the-emotions" exercise at the completion of our morning class, we have been using Figure 2: The Six Polarities, on page 29 of The Pleiadian Agenda, which was reproduced as Figure 3.1: The Wheel of Twelve in Alchemy of Nine Dimensions (2004 edition). Both are based on Figure 2: The twelve houses of the zodiac, on page 39 of Liquid Light of Sex (1991). The labels changed slightly in the Alchemy illustration. You can copy from any of these versions, and again, please credit Barbara Hand Clow's copyright in this material. These illustrations are easy to make yourselves, so we have not attached them here.
Star bullet A highly recommended teaching tool is Barbara's DVD, Journey Through Nine Dimensions, which is a film of her teaching the morning class-the "mental activation-at a recent workshop, and is available from Wise Awakening.

Star bullet Also, of course, the CD by the same title, Journey through Nine Dimensions, by Michael Stearns, the gifted composer, who created this symphonic set of ten tracks: 1D to 9D, plus a medley at the end for 10D. (10D is a melding of the nine dimensions; by listening to it, you will experience all nine simultaneously.)

Star bullet Finally, as I mentioned above, the CD, Meditations on Nine Dimensions, will be available in March 2010 to coincide with publication of the second edition of Alchemy of Nine Dimensions; this CD is good for both personal use and for working with a group.

Long Format/s
Barbara and I always taught the nine dimensions in one workshop, usually on weekends, and we called them Activations, as they "activated" the participants, as well as us as teachers! Many times, we had only one day to "download" all the information; the information was received, but little or no sense of community with the students was created. We preferred teaching Fri night/all-day Saturday, and even adding Sunday morning, if we were teaching in a retreat center, where participants could stay overnight. Here is what the longer format looks like:

  • Friday night:
    get-together and topical lecture; tune-in time the "mental activation" in the morning, BHC teaching the nine dimensions, with healers working at the back of the room; concludes with using the Six Polarity wheel for balancing the emotional body
  • Saturday:
    the "physical/spiritual" activation in the afternoon, with BHC leading us in with prayers and ceremony, followed by Michael Stearns' music from Journey Through Nine Dimensions (CD)
  • Sunday:
    morning get-together for sharing and closing circle

This may work for those of you who are experienced teachers, and who can attract enough people. This long format allows the participants to deeply experience all nine dimensions, as well as share their experiences with fellow participants during the closing circle.

The "door is open" as to what new types of longer sessions you all come up with. Barbara and I have often thought that the "rave" movement would get involved with the Nine Dimensions, and we know a hip-hop/rap group called Goddess Alchemy (great music by four foxy ladies!) who are already bringing this consciousness into their concerts. (Find them on the web.)

Short Format/s
The way most of you will be teaching the dimensions will be in some form of a shorter format, either weekly or monthly. As I mentioned above, one teacher is teaching three dimensions each on three consecutive Saturdays. Another group is co-teaching one another by doing one dimension per month, with each of the nine participants taking one dimension to teach.

And, of course, there are those of you who are bodyworkers and may lead clients through the nine dimensions by playing the musical CD during a healing session; the CD, including the tenth dimension (the medley of all nine dimensions), is just over one hour in length, perfect for many types of sessions.

I am picturing those of you who are natural teachers, perhaps leaders of men's or women's groups, who might want to use this material in the context of your healing group. You might want to teach a dimension each time your group meets, or teach three at once over three group meetings. It depends upon how much time you have available, and what your goal is as a group.

And for you therapists and spiritual healers, you might use a guided journey for your clients now and then, when appropriate, using either the meditation we have provided, or coming up with your own guided journey.

Working with a Partner
If you're considering teaching the long format-where you activate all nine dimensions for your students-we would recommend that you have healers present to assist you (see below). And you might want to make one of those healers your partner in the workshop, giving that person the responsibility for overseeing the work of all the healers and being the "grounder" for all participants. This approach worked well for Barbara and myself; she primarily taught, while I primarily grounded. During the musical portion, I monitored the music and kept an eye on participants, to make sure everyone was comfortable. This allowed Barbara to lead the ceremony and call in the spirits effectively. As her partner, I was another "go-to" person for the group, which took some of that responsibility off of Barbara's shoulders.

Creating a Ceremony (written by Barbara)
Opening nine dimensions physically and emotionally must be within a sacred ceremony, because Earth's iron core crystal can only be accessed in your heart. As the ceremonial leader, you begin by creating an altar to the Seven Directions. Once your altar is set, invite the participants to place their own scared objects on your altar, but keep the space in the center open. Then you are ready to begin. Do not worry, because the Pleiadians will guide you.

First, the group needs to be smudged with sage or cedar, or other plants you like to smudge with. The leader smudges the perimeter of the group while talking to the spirits and asking spirits of the dark to not pass into the sacred circle; these honored spirits are welcome to observe and enjoy the show. You do not have to sage each person, although you may if you like. But, even if you do sage each person, still sage the perimeter to have counsel with the dark spirits. In our dimension, 3D, we create ceremonies by praying to the Seven Directions-east, west, south, north, upper, lower, and heart center. This centers us in 3D and creates 4D containment for us. My books have more information about the specific meanings of the directions, making altars, etc. Generally speaking, you will not feel yourself called to conduct Activations until you have already done some previous ceremonial work, so please add your own special ways and traditions!

As leader, you pray to the Seven Directions by standing up and facing each one and blessing it or "feeding" it with something that the spirits respond to when you pray. I pray with blue corn, but you can use anything you normally work with such as tobacco. The participants can stand and face each direction with you if there is room to move around. As some of you know, I always see beings at the gates of each direction, and I sing to them and speak to them inviting them into our circle, our ceremony. This is just my way, and you will be amazed by how it works for you. You may see something, hear something, feel something, or just know something; just invite the spirits into your circle from each direction. I would suggest you drop all preconceived notions about which animal or being comes from which direction. This is a nine-dimensional dance of all the spirits for the participants, and anything can show up. Do not be surprised by what happens, do not judge it, and throughout the workshop you may discover the meaning of these appearances. Once you have prayed to the Seven Directions, it is time to open the dimensions.

To open the nine dimensions, everyone must understand the meaning of each dimension. This is why the "mental activation" is first and must always be first, except for groups that already understand the nine dimensions. Next it is time for you to breathe in the dimensional codes of your participants. I breathe in and hold, then breath out and hold three times, but feel free to use your own breathing technique. When breathing with the group, I see images over the group. You may feel these cues or hear them, but somehow you will know how to guide your group into the iron core crystal-1D. Once you are there, explore this pristine world with joy, and then you will lead them out of the iron core and into 2D and begin traveling through the dimensions. Once you open a dimension, then you need to be in that dimension for 3-10 minutes, so sound or sacred movement is required. This is a form of active meditation, not contemplation. We've had people dance the dimensions and play their own music to express each one. We've had the greatest success going deeply in each dimension with our music composed by Michael Stearns. Activations with this music began during the opening of the Galactic Underworld in 1999. I think you will have the greatest success by using this music, at least until you have invented your own way to express each dimension.

Eventually you will travel into the Galactic Center-9D, and then you must guide the group back down into their bodies through their crown charkas and finally awaken them in the room. This reemergence in our bodies as a group is the ceremonial closing because the Pleiadians want you to get used to being in all nine dimensions and then popping back into 3D right in your bodies. For groups who wish to also explore the 10D music, I would suggest you listen to it as a stand-alone at first before you add it to a 9D ceremony. I didn't include 10D until I had conducted more than 100 Activations because it multiplies the dimensional immersion exponentially; I was not ready for that right away. The 10D music is a true simultaneous immersion, a level of energy that we have not felt in thousands of years; we must go slowly now. The exponential affect seems to take over when 10D is added to the journey through nine dimensions. I bring this up here because closing the ceremony after doing all ten dimensions is really tricky. What seems to work is to guide everybody into becoming the Tree of Life, and then to bring each one back into 3D by popping them out of the Tree. After they've returned in 3D, you can use the same breathing technique you started with to get everybody back into Oneness.

Once she began teaching the nine dimensions in 1995, Barbara wanted healers to be working with participants during the "mental activation" portion of the workshop. This is because all nine dimensions are opened in the group by activating them mentally. This opening is very intense for many people, so healers are needed to keep participants grounded and balanced.

I joined her in 1996 as a healer-in-training, and took over the role of organizing the healers, as well as being one of the healers myself. We have had a colorful history of working with many types of healers, with many types of healings, and let me share my thoughts on what worked, and what did not work as well.

At the beginning, we asked our participants if anyone wished to work as a healer during the Saturday morning portion of the workshop. "Working as a healer" meant that the person knew how to work with energy in other people's bodies. Never did we have too few, and often too many, volunteers. The best time to ask for volunteers was at the lecture, the night before the workshop began. Synchronicity plays a major role in who volunteers, and who does not, including having volunteers show up the next day saying, sorry, I realize I cannot do this today-which allows others who did not volunteer initially to ask if they could be of assistance!

The question has been asked: do we as teachers have any requirements for these healers, such as types of healing, training, etc. The answer is: we simply trust. For someone to step forward in such a personal as well as public manner, suggests a lot of self-confidence, discernment, and sense of service. Yes, we occasionally turned up individuals who were a bit too public, who wanted to "show off," who were maybe on a power trip, but this is where the participants come in: they are the ones to choose with whom to sit. Healers who are out of their integrity will not attract a lot of participants, and those who are in their truth will be gifted with many. It all works out, just as it does in the "real" world.

I will have to admit, after thirteen years of trial-and-error, our best solution for healers at workshops was the following. We would ask our promoter if he/she had any participants signed up who also would like to serve as healers. If so, we would sometimes offer those individuals a small discount (10%) on their tuition, or reward them with a free book or CD. If we needed additional healers, we would ask for volunteers from the audience on Friday night, following our original approach that I described above.

I would like to thank, once again, any of you healers who worked in our workshop and who are now reading these words: You provided a deep sense of trust and safety within the workshop, and most of you were outstanding individuals who stepped forward without any fanfare and served, with all your love and wisdom, with little thanks but the smiles and hugs from those you touched.

Now, the reason Barbara wanted healers to be present as she (and the Pleiadians) brought in the nine dimension teachings, was this: many participants would begin to "blank out" or get agitated or "out of body" as she spoke. Rather than look at a room with some people "losing it," she wanted to see all participants present and clear and comfortable. The process of teaching the dimensions, whether to a group of 5 or 500, is a process of "all going together"; it is a journey we all take as a group. If only one of us is out of synch, the whole group is out of sync. Furthermore, any discomfort or ungroundedness of any participant is representative of the same feelings in the rest of us; the only difference is, someone is willing to show those feelings to the rest of the group. Barbara is fond of saying: "There are no winners in here. If you have to go back to sit with a healer once or even six times, that does not mean you are not a model student." In fact, often those who struggle energetically with the material are those who often understand it (eventually) the best!

Let me say a few words about the type of "healing" work that is most commonly done, and let you go from there. First of all, I define "a healer" as someone who reminds the person he or she is working with of who you really are, deep inside. In other words, the role of the healer is simply to let you reconnect with your deepest, purest self, to let you come into alignment with your energetic blueprint. So, how does the healer do this at a workshop? Well, we have them sit at the back of the room during the teaching portion of the workshop, and participants are free to come back at any time. Participants come to whichever healer they wish, the healer stands up, and the participant sits in the chair. Healers "tune in" to their client, using the tools they have been taught, which includes receiving the client via the heart center and through gentle touch at the shoulders. The healer may ask the participant if he/she has any special intention or issue, and that will help the healer focus the work. Most healers use light or off-body touch, and most include the feet, to help the client settle and ground better. It is important that the healers be quiet, so as to not disturb the participants who are listening to the teacher; and, at the same time, the healer and client should continue to listen to the teacher all during the healing, which may take five or six minutes. That, in a nutshell, is a quick summary of what normally takes place during these types of healing. Good luck to all you healers, and enjoy!

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