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……
(Continued tomorrow in Part 2.)
(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 Horizon received 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 https://inlightuniversal.com/category/podcast/hour-with-an-angel/.
(5) Linda Dillon and the Council of Love, SoundCloud at