Opening My Merkaba
I’m so excited – to share, finally, a secret dream I’ve had for many, many years. Many of you may not know my personal story since I’ve not really shared how I got here. You may know of my work almost exclusively from Waking Up in 5D, or Opening the Akashic Records, and now, the new edition of Beyond the Flower of Life.
Deepening the material found in Beyond the Flower of Life for the second edition occurred over 20 years of research, along with my access into the Akashic Records. This material represents a well-rounded body of knowledge where you will find a greater, balanced understanding of how to evolve yourself, activating your Higher Self Connection, and maximizing the fruits of your MerKaBa. It will supplement any meditation or spiritual practice you may have…
Make no mistake – there is a lot of information around all kinds of spiritual practices, especially the MerKaBa meditation. My understanding of these teachings has evolved over years and years of workshops. Initially, even I didn’t realize how I was bringing forth such profound and life-altering information. Lots of wonderful experiences and knowledge came through me because so many amazing seekers showed up to ask questions, and these are now shared in this book. You will find plenty of very remarkable and always useful information you can use in Beyond the Flower of Life, whether you are curious about life, about the Flower of Life, MerKaBa, or meditation.
One of the things I really like about the Flower of Life is that it was always taught in a sacred environment. My deep Catholic roots along with my connections to the Angelic Realms and Ascended Masters always drove my passion to do this work. I’ve belonged to numerous organizations, worked with the teachings of the Ascended Masters and A.R.E. (Association for Research and Enlightenment, the Edgar Cayce material), and studied the Course in Miracles, for starters. I’ve also had numerous spiritual teachers.
My heart is in this work. I have a deep joy of teaching that permeates the message. My own familiarity and thoroughness acquired from meditating on this material, and holding space for individuals to activate their MerKaBa, to shift and evolve, has given me the opportunity to give you an understanding that represents years and years of study and mastery of the MerKaBa, and the vast body knowledge that has emerged around it.
Teaching almost every single weekend in a different city since 1995 (until Covid) has given me a way to elegantly interconnect all the elements in ways even I would not have imagined. It was the living material, the living, breathing MerKaBa, that gave me the ability to persevere through some very tough times and create Beyond the Flower of Life. This amazing body of knowledge contains the needed supplemental material to the Original 17-Breath MerKaBa meditation.
When I began teaching the MerKaBa in 1995, my friend, Winona, resisted my requests for her to host my first workshop. I begged her, my closest friend, who lived so far away from me. She said, “I’m kind of in the bible belt, ya know? And my little 3-bedroom house doesn’t really have room for too many people. And I’m not sure what to do with the kids and dog…” My response every time was the same, “If you will host me, I know it will work out.”
I remember going to the altar as I checked in with my Higher Self on whether to purchase my airline ticket – since only three people had signed up at that point. I asked for clear direction that this was my path. I was guided then to purchase the ticket, and that everything would follow. It didn’t make much sense financially – I was barely making it, in fact going into the red a hundred dollars or so each month – and I wasn’t exactly in the market for an expensive hobby! Yet, I used the same tools I teach you in this book (in chapters 4 and 5), and my Higher Self knew to say “yes!” As if magically, at the very last minute, I was gifted the use (for the weekend workshop) of a 9-bedroom beach house for all 13 persons who eventually signed up!
I was personally trained by Drunvalo Melchizedek in his original facilitator program. Initially I taught the MerKaBa in the exact method I was trained with. Pretty soon I was getting more and more information to support the understanding of this information. It all worked. One day, I shared with Dru the mudra that I had received for Breath 15 – and voila, he turned to the men and women at this gathering of Flower of Life Facilitators and announced it an alternate mudra! This and many other synchronicities helped me to “check in with Higher Self” and recognize that it was time to start teaching what I was being given by Spirit – not just the core Flower of Life material.
This was the emergence of my own work with this powerful energy. I have never deviated or changed the original core work, however, now I was also getting information directly. In response to more and more time in the energy of the MerKaBa, the flow of information became part of my course material, making my classes uniquely different while still following the original “Classic 17-Breath” MerKaBa. Much of this knowledge is shared in the book.
One day, years ago, while sharing my discoveries and concepts with Ron Holt, the head of Flower of Life Research (the governing body of this work until 2012), he said to me, “Maureen, this is what Drunvalo always wanted… for the facilitators to take this work to the next level!”
As my work progressed and I facilitated over 12,000 attendees in 24 countries, activating their MerKaBas, a revelation emerged! The MerKaBa itself was teaching me how to teach. I was getting calls from strangers telling me that Drunvalo himself was telling people I was the facilitator to study with! The requests for me to teach in locations all over the world kept coming and coming!
I’m not one of Drunvalo’s current followers even though I love him and his work. Instead, I follow my Higher Self, and so can you (see chapters 4 & 5). Later, Flower of Life Research took over running the facilitator program at Drunvalo’s request. I joined their emerging Facilitators’ training program (when Drunvalo handed it off) even though I was grandfathered in and wasn’t required to attend their training. I served as a member of their prestigious FOL Council, until it closed in 2012. When Ron and Lyssa Holt stepped in, they shared the need for advanced work, inviting facilitators to fill that gap. I immediately began offering my Advanced Flower of Life, a follow-up to the original training. After they created their own advanced program, I asked them what to do with my program – and they said, “Keep teaching it.” Ron said once, Drunvalo always wanted to find a way for individuals to learn how to connect with the Higher Self. My courses supported that and we knew the tools coming through amplified each individual’s connection to their Higher Self.
With the success of the first edition of Beyond the Flower of Life in 2009 and the success of my DVD on how to learn the MerKaBa, it became more and more apparent that there was a need for this supplemental information to be updated and revised. This year, that dream has come true! Inner Traditions published a newly updated and revised version of Beyond the Flower of Life!
I’m now so happy to share this magical information with you! I have come to realize that the time for this knowledge to be re-released to the general public has come. This is because there are no follow-up trainings or official MerKaBa classes now, except learning from videos.
Creating an activated MerKaBa opens your heart. The heart connection kicks in as you move from the mind to the heart unifying them. The information in this book has first-hand stories and examples of how that works, and why it works!
I like to call the MerKaBa Classic and the re-release of Beyond the Flower of Life a present. When one cycle ends and another emerges, it is like a graduation and calls for a celebration! It is my hope you will share my deep appreciation of this amazing meditation.
Stepping into my role as a spiritual leader has been important as well as realizing that I’m not interested in being your guru. I’m interested in teaching you to turn on your own Inner Guru! What I can share with you is that I had the same questions as you. I wanted to know WHY there were dimensions and what could be known and understood. I wanted to know HOW to connect with the Higher Self. I wanted to know the logical REASON to always follow your Higher Self, and I wanted consistency and, oh yes, 100% accuracy!
There’s lots of “how to connect” information available out there. Now you can add this body of knowledge to your own library – and learn it on your own.
In choosing to re-release this information, I updated the material that was found in my original Beyond the Flower of Life book and the Flower of Life workshop. You will find this information useful, regardless of your meditation style or practice and no matter what other teachers you choose to work with!
The MerKaBa is much more than a meditation. It is a way of life. It is an energy that once accessed will allow you to own your future. It gives you information about reality and about your fifth-dimensional self, who is there ready to serve you, heal you, and help you remember who you really are.
So many things have yet to be said. What I can tell you is that in this powerful book you will learn the answers to so many questions you may have had about yourself, the nature of reality, and your purpose.