I was a small child when I saw my first City of Light. It was the first City of Light thousands of children see: “The Emerald City” in Victor Fleming’s 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz.
When Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion longingly gaze across a poppy field at a sparkling green city, I delighted with them at the shimmering spires shooting up into the sky. (1) This gleaming city contained a magical wizard, wonders, and hope. I was spellbound.
The second City of Light I saw was in Frank Capra’s 1937 film, Lost Horizon. Ronald Colman’s character, the diplomat “Robert Conway,” and four other evacuees, take a last plane of escape from some terrible war in China. They soon discover they’re being hijacked by a Tibetan pilot.
After long hours their plane crash-lands high in the snowy Himalayas where they’re fortuitously rescued by a group of men who seem to have been waiting for them. They’re given warm clothes and guided on a treacherous hike over slippery narrow paths and icy mountains to a well-hidden entryway in thick rock.
In a matter of a few yards they step out of freezing gale force winds into a warm, sunny utopia. A wonderland with a magnificent lamasery that has high white walls, a vast marble patio and splashing fountain, dotted with blooming flowers and trees. In a lowland, called the Valley of the Blue Moon, there is a village filled with laughing and singing villagers. (2)
In this glorious Shangri-La, you stop aging and in fact, you’re miraculously healed if you’re sick. And because no one is ever sick in Shangri-La, there are no doctors. Everyone is happy and helpful. There is plenty for all. And you can do whatever moves your heart.
In a special audience with the two-hundred year old High Lama, Robert Conway learns that Shangri-La is built on one simple principle: Be kind.
This is my idea of not only a City of Light, but also, the Golden Age of Gaia.
The third filmic Crystal Light structure that had an impact on me was in Disney’s 2013 Frozen. (3)
Millions of children swoon when Queen Elsa, high in a ‘North Mountain’ steepled with blankets of white snow, waves her hands and magically creates a majestic, multi-turreted palace of clear ice, which looks exactly like clear Quartz Crystal.
Elsa’s ice palace is vast, pristine, and glistening in multicolored light. Her palace fairly resembles some of Gilbert Williams’ Astral paintings of crystal palaces in rainbow clouds, on mountains or by the sea.
Since my childhood, cinema has underscored the idea that Crystal Cities can exist. We live in a world of thought, so why not Cities of Light? Is it so far-fetched?
We live on a planet whose orbital speed around the sun is 67,000 mph. Is that commonplace? Or is everything, as Einstein said, “miraculous?” And if everything is miraculous, then why not Cities of Light?
In the 1970’s, I began to hear about a wondrous “Crystal City” that will one day manifest in Sedona, Arizona. I took it in stride. I was raised on THE TWILIGHT ZONE, THE OUTER LIMITS, THE WIZARD OF OZ and LOST HORIZON, as well, I’m a self-confessed Trekkie, so no biggie to me.
It wasn’t until I listened to Linda Dillon’s Love+ series on “The Cities of Light” a few months ago, that my concept of them radically changed.
Until Linda’s series, Cities of Light were a wonderful, imaginative, Sci-Fi invention, but probably not a real possibility. However, they have now become legitimate to me and I can hardly wait for them to appear. To that end, I’ll do whatever I can to speed up their materialization.
Linda Dillon is a channel, author, teacher and frequent contributor to the Golden Age of Gaia. Many of us know Linda from her radio programs, An Hour With An Angel, that was co-hosted with Steve Beckow, and Heavenly Blessings, co-hosted by Suzanne Maresca on InLight Radio (4). Many have taken Linda’s classes/workshops. Many have also listened to her Solstice and Equinox meditations. But who is Linda?
In brief, Linda was born in Montreal, Canada. She moved to the United States from Niagara in the 1990’s, and worked for many years as a successful Health Care executive. In 1984, Linda was in a car accident and underwent a near-death experience. That brush with death resulted in the opening of her channels to a group of Ascended Beings called the Council of Love.
Archangel Gabrielle, Lily of Love and Trumpet of Truth, is the primary messenger for the Council. AAGabrielle describes the Council of Love as “God’s sacred alliance composed of angels, archangels, enlightened saints, the apostles, the Unified Forces of the Outer Galaxies, and the ascended masters. The purpose of the Council is the transmission of the Divine Radiance and Love into the hearts of all beings who wish to align and receive. The Council are messengers of the One and the message is Love.”
Linda has published four books: The Great Awakening, The New You, The Jesus Book, and The 13th Octave LaHoChi Manual. She teaches classes for personal transformation on many levels and in myriad areas: Ascension, Core issues, Mission & purpose, How to create, How to channel, and The 13th Octave LaHoChi (energy healing).
Linda currently broadcasts weekly Daybreaks and bi-monthly Love+ on SoundCloud5. Linda also gives personal channelings to clients from around the world, but due to the high demand for her time, she’s stopped taking on new clients.
I recently interviewed Linda about the Cities of Light and wrote this series of articles in order to uplift Spirits and inspire, especially now, as third-dimensional constructs disintegrate and chaos appears to be spinning out of control on Gaia.
However, it is most reassuring to hold this truth in our hearts: That although everything seems confusing on surface Gaia, the light and love factor—within the planet herself, within her Kingdoms, and within Humanity—is fast increasing and exists now – for the first time in millennia – in a greater percentage than darkness. Linda told me that from the Angelic and Galactic perspective, Gaia’s, her Kingdom’s and Humanity’s lights are blazing.
They’re called “The Cities of Light” by Linda and the Council of Love. They’re called “The Cities of Light and/or The Cities of Love” by ZenZuriah, a Wingmaker, channel, ambassador and inhabitant of several Cities of Light. They’re also called “Crystal Cities” by those of us who’ve heard about them for years by that name.
It doesn’t matter what these beautiful cities are called, what is important is that as the light factor on Gaia increases, and it is increasing moment by moment, these dazzling, immaculate, jewel-like Cities of Light, are starting to anchor all over the planet.
As more people awaken to the happy realization that we are multidimensional light beings and that all dimensions are available to us—Cities of Light are breaking through on Gaia.
So what are these wondrous cities? This is how it began for Linda……
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(1) “The Emerald City,” in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, was designed by Art Director, Cedric Gibbons. Mr. Gibbons along with William A. Horning, were nominated for an Academy Award for their Art Direction. The Wizard of Oz received a total of 6 Oscar nominations and won 2 Oscars for Music: Original Score by Herbert Stothart; and Original Song, “Over The Rainbow” Music by Harold Arlen; Lyrics by E. Y. Harburg.
(2) “Shangri-La,” in the 1937 film, Lost Horizon, was designed by Art Director, Stephen Goosson. Mr. Goosson received an Academy Award for his magnificent sets in that film. Lost Horizonreceived 7 Academy Award nominations and two Oscars for Art Direction and Film Editing.
(3) As of this writing, Frozen has made over a billion dollars at the Box Office and is the 13thmost popular film of all time. It received 4 Academy Award nominations and 2 Oscar wins in 2014: Best Animated Feature Film of the Year, and Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song.
(4) An Hour With An Angel at http://inlightuniversal.com/category/podcast/hour-with-an-angel/.
(5) Linda Dillon and the Council of Love, SoundCloud at
The Cities of Light are a vast and fantastic subject; therefore my articles are only a bare bones introduction.
I highly recommend listening to Linda Dillon’s complete series on SoundCloud. (1)
This is how the Cities of Light journey commenced for Linda:
At around the mid 1990’s, Linda began hearing about this strange City of Light that people could actually see just off Vero Beach in Florida (location of the fallen Atlantis.) At around the same time, Linda started hearing about this phenomenon called “the Wingmakers.”
In 1972, there was a discovery in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, of a series of pictographs that they thought dated from the 8th century, but these pictographs were completely different from any known Indigenous Art.
This discovery was quickly turned over to the National Security Agency because it was suggestive of an Extraterrestrial – or ‘Star Family’ presence, as Linda would call it. The caverns became known as Project Ancient Arrow. (You can search Project Ancient Arrow to learn more about it.)
Then in 1994, there was a rock slide in Chaco Canyon and 23 chambers opened up in Cave Dwellings, that were filled with Art, Music, Philosophy and Poetry. Again, this discovery was turned over to an even more secret branch of the NSA.
Even though it became a “secret project,” there were many whistle blowers, so information got out about these Chambers. What was discovered in the 23rd chamber was a small optical disc that held digital information that was the key to understanding what these artifacts meant. The scientists went at it, but were baffled.
The creators of this ‘Time Capsule’ represent themselves as the Wingmakers. They live about 750 years in the future. They claimed, and the evidence showed, that they were Culture-bearers. Planting seeds of Art, Science and Philosophy to Humanity. Much of that information was buried.
The Wingmakers brought with them a very precise mission: To leave behind a massive time capsule that would be opened and discovered in the late 20th century.
Linda never imagined it was part of her mission to bring forward information on the Cities of Light. However, in December 1999, at an annual gathering of the Council of Love in Sedona, Arizona, when Linda began to channel, a being named ZenZuriah stepped forward. Linda later learned that ZenZuriah was one of her future selves, her Wingmaker-self, situated about 80,000 years forward.
On the night of December 12, 1999, a date Linda will never forget, ZenZuriah took Linda and the entire group of about fifty people, to an incredible City. It was as if there was a laser beam going into all minds, records and Third Eyes. All saw the exact same vision, which they learned after the channeling while comparing notes. They were all taken to what appeared to be a Crystal City. Beautiful. Glistening. Beyond imagination. And that was Linda’s first exposure to the Cities of Light.
What exactly is a City of Light?
According to ZenZuriah, Wingmaker, inhabitant of several Cities of Light, messenger and channel, “Cities of Light are crystal cities of the future, places of peace and harmony, where love prevails. That is why they are called Cities of Light for you could make this interchangeable and call them Cities of Love. It is where we all walk freely.” (2)
Linda explained that basically, these future cities are of a higher-vibrational frequency and located all over the globe. Each of these cities has its own purpose, its own field. Just as each of our cities on current Gaia are known for different things: New Orleans for its art and entertainment, New York for its theatre and culture, London for its palaces, castles and museums, etc.
Linda was led to where she currently resides, in Port St. Lucie, Florida. This is where she first began to hear of the Atlantean City of Light rising off the coast of Florida, that many have been seeing off Vero Beach. It is supposed to be a City of Healing and is very much one of St. Germaine’s. Each city has a slightly different field and different vibe and each city is anchored in its own dimension.
For instance, Port St. Lucie is anchored in the 7thDimension, the Dimension of the Christ Consciousness and of Love.
Terranasea, which is a City of Light that encompasses Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, and Grass Valley, is anchored in the 9thDimension.
Linda explained that we each – consciously, unconsciously, subconsciously, or dreaming – have been visiting these Cities of Light as our current selves. It is where our future selves reside.
This is the way ZenZuriah described them: You can think of the Cities of Light as the Cities of Love. We are your future selves, and when you continue, we continue, and when you give up, our light fades.
ZenZuriah went on to share that Terra Gaia was always meant to be an interdimensional portal of Love so beings from everywhere could come and have this experience of what it felt like, in all kinds of forms, to live in a community of Love. There is nothing more important.
ZenZuriah also talked about how this is a time of differentiation; sometimes we know but we forget, how this time of differentiation is how we’ve shifted.
We’re not in a period of just clearing. We’re in a time of leaving issues, structures, and institutions behind. We’re going forward on our next phase of our journey. And what doesn’t fit, or what isn’t of love, gets shed. We’re simply leaving it behind.
It’s not as much about grappling with issues as it is about surrendering them.
When Linda first channeled ZenZuriah, and every time since, as she starts talking about the Cities of Light and how this is our future selves, it literally boggles Linda’s mind. What struck Linda, right in her heart, to the core of her being, was the level of the earnest plea that their literal future existence depended on the decisions and actions we’re taking right now.
The exciting news is we’ve moved from the Cities being 80,000 year in the future, to 800 years in the future, and now we’ve moved even closer to 80 years in the future.
(Kat note: I’m hoping we can cut those 80 years to 8, and then to 4, and then to now. I’ve never been a patient person.)
What are we doing? What does “soon” mean? We in our light and love work have been pulling, volunteering, building, and anchoring Nova Earth, with our prayers, affirmations, meditations, visualizations, actions, kindness, and love. We’re literally bringing in and anchoring these Cities of Light.
As of this writing, there are 78 Cities of Light that Lightworkers are striving to anchor on Gaia. Linda provides a list on her website. (3)
(1) Linda Dillon and the Council of Love, SoundCloud
(2) ZenZuriah Channeling by Linda Dillon, November 5, 2010 http://counciloflove.com/2018/