Virginia as power spot

An article that appeared in The Echo, November, 2016

Virginia as power spot

Is Virginia a special place spiritually?

A friend asked me that question recently, and I had to stop and think. The word “spiritual” is used in so many vague ways, and means such different things to different people – even to the same people in different contexts – that I think we would be safer to rephrase the question. Let’s put it this way: Is Virginia a special place energetically?

On the basis of 33 years here, after about the same amount of time in other places, I have to say yes, I think it is. Let’s think about power spots and grounding (or flat) spots.

Nearly 50 years ago, British author John Michell in his ground-breaking book The View Over Atlantis, introduced the modern world to ley lines, conductors of earth energies. Ley lines crossing produce power spots. In Europe, such spots were recognized and employed in worship from prehistoric times. Christianity built its cathedrals atop the older temples, thus availing themselves of the same energies.

In the new world, identifying power spots was not so easy. For one thing, there were no stone temples to mark the spots. For another, English-speaking America didn’t begin to be settled until the 1600s, by which time “science” in its confident ignorance was busy disregarding folk wisdom as superstition. To speak of power spots in Colonial America would have been to label yourself ignorant, superstitious, and perhaps in league with the devil.

Today if you say “power spots, people tend to think of Sedona, and other well-publicized places. Well and good, but what of Monticello? Can it be a coincidence that the brilliant Mr. Jefferson fell in love with that little mountain as a young boy, “sleeping rough” (camping out) there for the sheer love of it? Was it mere chance that led him to build his house at the top of the mountain, at a time when nearly anybody with a choice built down toward the bottom, where water was more readily available? And of course it doesn’t stop with Jefferson and Monticello. Think of your Revolutionary War history and call the roll of the brilliant men whose lives were shaped in central Virginia at a crucial time in the world’s history.

Of course, this doesn’t prove anything. The results of living in an areas with power spots cannot be demonstrated, so much as lived.

I was born and raised in a little town in South Jersey, and I can tell you, South Jersey in my experience is flat, physically, mentally, culturally. Whatever success I have had in life came to me after moving to Virginia, and, I am convinced, never would have come if I had stayed in a flat spot.

(I don’t mean to imply that flat spots are not useful. They can be safe and nurturing places to raise children, and certain mentalities value stability and continuity over exploration and growth. It’s a matter of taste – but God help the explorer who is condemned to live his life in flat spots, or the person seeking freedom from change who winds up in a power spot.

Which is it for you? Are you in the right place for you (or, perhaps, for you as you are now, at this present moment)? I don’t know any way for you to prove anything to yourself. Feelings may be wrong, ideas may be wrong. Just because you are certain doesn’t mean your certainty is correct.

But there is this, as Jesus advised long ago: By their fruits you will know them. You have been living in central Virginia for a while now. Look at your own life. Are you here because you had no good alternatives? Are you uneasy here? Unfulfilled? Do you find yourself longing for a slower life, or a life with more commonly accepted certainties? If so, maybe you aren’t in the right place.

If, on the other hand, you are happy to be here, and your main complaint is that the Echo isn’t expanding your circle of acquaintances fast enough, chances are you are where you ought to be, in Mr. Jefferson’s power spot.


12 thoughts on “Virginia as power spot

  1. Thank you Frank, and it is VERY interesting.

    I have had the impression of the Englishmen knowing all about the “Ley-lines” or Power-Spots of old. At least all of my english friends that is !
    I have felt the energies in some of the ancient places and areas to have visited, also here in Norway too. It is the old places and areas where the old Stav-Churches ( and a Stav-Kirke = an particular bulding-style of wood . You can find a picture of it on the Internet if to Google Norway & STAV-KIRKE) from the time of the vikings. After they became Christend. And as you have told, they built the small wooden Stav-Churches upon the old “pagan” sites.
    And each remote valley to have built their own local Church of course. Many of them to have been lost in fires, because of the towers to become hit by the storms and the Iightening. I believe it is only 7 of the original Churches left in the country. And it is only Norway to have those particular buildings in the world as far as I know ?

    There IS a very particular FEELING inside of these old wooden-buildings from the 11-12th century. In one of those local valleys is it a “Viking”-Church built in the 13th century with a handcarved Crucifix of Jesus Christ (back then the Scandinavian countries were of the Catholic Faith from the beginning).
    And throughout the centuries a legend following it ( all the way up into our time ) about the particular Crucifx told to have had the Healing energy upon ALL the folks coming into the old Church…. Whether they`ll be Christians or not ! The many Atheist`s to have experienced it as well (the tourists of all sorts)…. As mostly all native Norwegians nowadays to become atheists` hahaha…
    BTW: But back then the folks really having the innocent (and strong) FAITH of course, and as such “impregnated” their strong ENERGY upon the Crucfix. It is the very same with all strong emotions. We are imprinting our “Creation” upon it.
    As Seth says: ” You are creating your own reality.”

    Hm, I am really working upon it in these days when to do the online Seth Course….It is still some weeks left….

    Smiles, Inger Lise

  2. Frank … here’s a breadcrumb (payback … lol)

    Your presented article matches up with a conversation between Miranon and Robert Monroe as documented in Explorer tape #14 on the TMI web site. Miranon states that there were “triangles of safety” in the U.S. and that a significant portion of Virginia was one of these protected triangle areas. Miranon begins mentioning the three geographic points which form the triangle in Virginia, but the conversation is interrupted.

    1. Interesting. (I’ve never listened to the tapes.) I brought two psychics up to TMI last weekend, and they could feel the energy before we even got to RM Road. And my old friend Ed Carter said his wife could feel it when they would get within about 100 miles.

      1. Monticello is one of the three triangle points mentioned by Miranon. I suddenly remembered this “big breadcrumb” after posting earlier.

        I have not been to TMI (yet) myself, but I have used it as a resource since my first OBE in spring 2015. The four Miranon recordings were highly formative in my early development. I met my primary guide shortly after listening to them (summer 2015).

        I would guess that most of the Miranon content (now 30+ years old) would be things you already know OR have better information about.

        1. Thanks, but that doesn’t follow at all. I’m just stumbling around like everybody else.
          So when do we get to see you at TMI? I’m teaching a course in accessing guidance this August (hint, hint) that has no prerequisites.

          1. Yes, I watched your video description and then went to the TMI web site and read about your weekend course. It looks helpful, and I appreciate the hint / reminder.

            Unfortunately, probably not something I could do this year, as I am caring for an elderly parent (daily, but not 24 hour).

            In the interim though, I have decided to add two more of your books to my reading list – Sphere and Hologram and Cosmic Internet. I downloaded samples last night, and I really enjoy TGU and their “fun” energy.

            btw … thank you again for writing and sharing your books. Your documented experiences are assisting me tremendously in my expansion. They are a strong encouragement and reminder to acknowledge and be more aware of my guidance, moment to moment.

  3. Very interesting, Frank…and I can echo your feelings about Virginia…in two visits, two years in a row, it felt like a place I’d want to live; both Susan and I had positive impressions, esp. of the Albemarle/Nelson County region. The “problem” now is affordability, and the fact we quite like where we live (the cost of living in northern Ohio is quite low–one of the old “rustbelt communities”). Otherwise, we liked Charlottesville and Crosett, to the west; both are rather “out of our price league” at this time. Staunton was okay; Abingdon (far south VA) had some good vibes, but a bit too close to folks still flying Confederate flags, for our taste.

    Yes, indeed; how do I know that my impressions are accurate? There have been times recently that I could be “dead wrong” about everything, and that all I had were opinions. “Inner resonance” comes to mind, and for me to quit worrying about what “the More Educated” have to say about things esoteric. I guess I feel the need to “start somewhere”, and lately that has come in the re-reading of much of the Seth material. At times I’ve exhausted myself in worrying over “who’s RIGHT?” And this meant a period of “personally enforced isolation” last Summer, w/ me only recently beginning to “re-emerge” into the community, while being even more determined in my efforts at inner exploration. Many days, I feel I’m “the Fool on the Hill”, amongst the More Learned (It’s geographically pretty flat here, however).

    Locally, I wonder if it’s a very “healthy” spot; our county, and possibly the State of Ohio, leads the Nation in heroin OD-related deaths. Oberlin is rather an oasis in all this.

    Hello, Inger Lise; an old friend of mine (w/ Norwegian heritage) introduced me to the Stav-Kirke; he showed me many photos of them when he visited Norway in Summers of ’79 and ’81. I finally saw one in person, when Susan and I visited Minot, North Dakota (the northern part of ND is highly Scandinavian in founding). There’s a park there w/ a modern Stav-Kirke, and one of those giant Swedish horses. The building did inspire a certain awe, with its “humble loftiness”; I can also see why they would easily be destroyed by fire (and North Dakota got some doozies of thunderstorms!).

    Well, this Fool has to get ready to go to work….Thanks again for the interesting observations, Frank, Subtle, Inger Lise, et al.


      1. Thanks, Frank…We did have a drive thru Waynesboro last year; there were some nice neighborhoods, we thought, and the house prices were less. And there is something that definitely feels like “home” to me in the land around there; part of it is ancestral; both sides of my family had branches going quite a ways back in VA. Still another part may be where my soul/spirit is called.

        As a side note; I was driving home from work just now, and the perfect song for my current mental state was on: “It Works For Me”, by a group called Monkey House. Very “Steely Dan-esque”, too!


        1. Waynesboro has something of the energy of Ohio, to me, so perhaps you may find it familiar. One of many towns in the country named for Anthony Wayne, a great general of the American revolution who died at age 50. The Indians called him “the chief who never sleeps,” which I take to be a tribute to his ceaseless energy, his vigilance and his care.

  4. Just saw this comment of yours about Waynesboro.. We did drive it- up/down and all around.. also stopped at a nursery nearby and chatted at length with helpful woman there about various area options which might ‘vibe right’ for us in the range of getting to TMI, but not city (Charlottesville) or too teeny (Lovingston, eg- which we also checked out). Waynesboro was rather less appealing to us than Staunton actually as it seemed to have no town core/square… In conversation with the nursery person she said yes quite common for formerly rural nexus nodes of settlement to have simply sprouted more modern overlay of business strips/malls etc without having gone thru the stage of having developed an actual original town core… AT any rate- we’ve decided that we are where we wish to be for now- Oberlin has an historic town square (where my grandparents would’ve seen some of the buildings when they met here in 1905).. the art and music offerings are endless, great eateries and bookstore ..galleries.. and Craig just started a delightfully part-time but interesting job six weeks ago at the here-since-1895 classic Mom and Pop hardware store- Watson’s .. We are still sorting out the trailer property in North Dakota , too.. the new buyers have been slow on payments .. but I think it’s gonna get better.. I am starting a new gig in May, too-‘teaching’ a series of rock-painting classes for kids and adults at a lovely conservatory in a metropark,,, so, for now considerations of relocation to VA have been set aside.. This next week we’ll be back and forth to Grand Rapids amd Ann Arbor and spending some time with our grandson while my son attends a work conference thingy… SO, anyway, here we are, and tho we thank you for the suggestion, Waynesboro , I’m afraid felt considerably less interesting a burg than the one we’re already in!
    No need to publish this reply unless you wish to.. ok either way with me.. Cheers- S

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