Considering the legend of Lemuria requires us to have an open mind. It requires us to suspend our belief that we know all there is to know about physicality and consciousness. We must consider that there is so much that our eyes cannot see, both in our world and beyond.
The land of Lemuria, otherwise known as Mu, was incredibly vast. It supposedly stretched from the eastern Pacific Ocean westwards and northwards to include Australia, Hawaii, parts of South-East Asia, Japan and India, then encompassing the Indian Ocean all the way to Madagascar.
Madagascar, in fact, is the source of the name Lemuria; this term was coined by zoologist Philip Sclater, who discovered fossils of Madagascan lemurs in India. He noted that although the fossils were in both places they existed nowhere in Africa or the Middle East, and therefore postulated that the animals must have travelled between the two locations via land that was now submerged.
Whilst there is a lot about the ocean we don’t yet understand, geologists state the Indian and Pacific Oceans are far too deep to have ever been home to the vast continent described by the Lemurian myth. Modern science has therefore completely dismissed the idea of Lemuria or any other lost continent. But here is the trick; it may not have actually been one continent. In my own past-life memories I see it as several subcontinents and large islands which, over a long period of time, changed to form smaller islands and the oceanscape we know today.
Geology can tell us a great deal, and we know that geological events take a very long time to occur. Likewise, the rise and fall of the ocean in line with the various Ice Ages that have happened on our planet is a process which has taken a very long time. Because of this, the idea of subcontinents or even large islands disappearing under rising oceans and wiping out entire civilisations has been ruled unlikely to the point of being impossible.
However, the Lemurian myth states that Mu was not only vast in land, but in time. The legend tells us that it stretched out across hundreds of thousands of years, well before the evolution of modern humans. So who lived there?
In our vast, expanding Universe, it would be a little naïve to think that ours is the only planet with life. Likewise, it would be a little naïve to think that human beings are the only species with technology.
Over the past century, multiple psychics have brought through information that states Lemuria was colonised by a group of beings who did not hail from Earth. They state that these beings mainly came from the star system known as the Pleiades. They had evolved in body, mind and spirit to such an extent that they no longer had any room to grow. Therefore, they chose to come to our blue, fertile planet to collect new experiences in bodies that would eventually evolve to be very different from the ones they were so used to.
Gaia – Planet Earth – was not uninhabited at the time. She was home to many different animals as well as elemental spirits now invisible to the eyes of modern humans. The Pleiadians, having only peace and kindness in mind, joined with the existing inhabitants of the blue planet and they all coexisted, mixed, evolved and changed over hundreds of thousands of years.
In those days, our bodies were very different to what we know today. The starbeings (the term spiritualists prefer use when describing extra-terrestrials) initially had very long lifespans and lived for millennia. Some psychics believe their bodies were also much larger than human stature is now. Over time, as they blended with the elementals and their DNA changed, their bodies changed and their lifespans decreased.
The Lemurians were shapeshifters. They had abilities we modern humans cannot fathom, and could transform into animals or part-animals depending on their needs. It is from this aspect of life on Mu that we receive the legends of mermaids and other wondrous creatures. The auras and chakra systems of individuals were also visible, and it was possible to physically see a person’s wellbeing without need for the phrase, “How are you?”. Nonverbal communication was also far more common, as the Lemurians displayed their feelings in changeable patterns spread out upon their skin. These patterns have even made it into our modern pop culture, with the film Avatar being a prime example of this.
Gender and sexuality were also far more fluid in Lemuria. Love was prized above all else, with unions between individuals being celebrated as sacred. This was the case whether the people involved were of the same or different gender, monogamous or not. Being shapeshifters, the Lemurians were also born without gender and chose how they wanted to live once they came of age. They retained the ability to change back again as they grew and continued to discover who they really were. As such, modern Lemurians have great respect and compassion for those who undergo gender reassignment today.
Australian psychic and witch Lucy Cavendish, in her bestseller “The Lost Lands: A Magickal History of Lemuria, Atlantis & Avalon”, speaks of seeing living, breathing stones positioned in the foreheads of Lemurians. These enabled us to breath under water without shape shifting, among other things, and later on they were a key difference between the people of Lemuria and Atlantis.
It was also not just our bodies that were different. Life in general was far more simple. Everything was humble and practical; there were no fancy buildings and even temples were far more minimalist than they are today.
There were no kings or presidents or even chiefs in this society. Individuals came to positions of leadership to accomplish tasks, such as teaching or gathering food, but in general the people worked together. If one member of the community suffered, everybody else suffered along with them. Nobody was ever left behind and everything was shared communally among the people.
Even if the extra-terrestrial and shapeshifting aspects of this legend are a little hard for you to believe in, the idea of any society that functions this peacefully is certainly something to aspire to.
What Happened To Them?
Lemuria’s ending was not sudden. It was a gradual process of losing more and more land to the sea over many millennia, causing the people to perpetually move on to find new homes. Reincarnated Lemurians today retain the ancestral memory of these journeys, and many feel very passionately about the rights of modern-day asylum seekers who, just like the Lemurians, have found themselves without a home through no fault of their own.
Due to their heightened spiritual development, the Lemurians had, in a lot of cases, forewarning of the upcoming changes. As stones store memory, much knowledge was recorded in crystals, similar to the way we might record information on a USB today. The crystals were then hidden away in safe places. These crystals are now emerging so that their wisdom can be accessed at this time of our current earth changes. For this reason, any research into the lost land of Lemuria will undoubtedly bring up mention of crystals, and it may also explain why so many reincarnated Lemurians adore the mineral kingdom.
Over time, the inhabitants of Mu established new civilisations in Madagascar, India, Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia, Japan, Australia, the Pacific Islands, and Central and South America. The Lemurians in the far east of the lost continent made contact with the fledgling sea kingdom of Atlantis, where they settled and later experienced hardship.
Not every Lemurian moved on, however. The legend tells us that as shapeshifters some of them chose to live on as animals, such as whales, turtles or sea birds. Others were able to shapeshift into the natural landmarks and features we know today, thus becoming the inspiration for many folkloric tales of people literally becoming the land. It has even been said that some Lemurians went inside Gaia herself, continuing to live on in secret in order to remain safe.
In this way, Lemuria never actually ceased to be. Her teachings lived on in the new civilisations that were spawned on the shores of the Indian Ocean and throughout the Pacific. Even today these existing cultures share common threads, despite being separated by two wide oceans. Many Pacific Island cultures, in particular, retain Lemuria’s focus on community and connection with nature.
Regardless of the truth about Lemuria’s origin or the nature of the Lemurians themselves, this lost land lives on in the hearts of people today. Wherever there are people who believe strongly in creating a world of peace and love, wherever people respect and celebrate all genders and sexual orientations, wherever people connect with and defend the natural world, Lemuria still thrives. There are even locations, such as Ubud in Bali or Byron Bay in Australia, where modern-day Lemurians are subconsciously gravitating towards each other and building new communities that embody the energy of Mu.
This is why the Lemurian legend is so exciting. It is not simply a tale of something that may have happened long ago. It’s the blueprint for a beautiful future.
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