Cyndi Dale is a noted author, speaker, intuitive healer, and expert on chakras (energy centers within the body). She
has turned her attention to the afterlife in this audio book, Illuminating the Afterlife: Your Soul's Journey
Through the World Beyond. Using her expertise as an energy healer and as a scholar of thanatology (death states),
she has produced a very interesting tool for meditation.
When I first looked at this work, I wondered exactly how Dale could do guided meditation about the afterlife and
not put the listener at risk somehow. But what Dale has done is used the states of death and their inherent Planes
of Light as a means to access chakra energies within and surrounding our bodies. When we do this, we can receive
messages from our inner sources, our intuition, and even our guides and other beings that help us spiritually.
The discussion Dale presents is well thought out and is in sync with other spiritual information about meditation
states, death, and chakras that I have studied myself. However, her combination of these together is quite unique.
Most of that discussion is on the first of three CDs.
The bulk of Dale's work, however, is in her guided meditations. Right away, she presents a 33 minute guided
meditation on the first CD, allowing the listener to access all of the twelve chakras she deals with. (Most common
chakra work deals with six or seven, but there are many other systems.) She also explains how each chakra is
connected to a Plane of Light. The second CD (over 71 minutes) is one long meditation, taking the listener through
the five personal chakras that correspond to what she calls the Lower White Tunnel. They were the tenth (below the
feet), the first (the root chakra), the second (reproductive organs, solar plexus), the third (stomach, pancreas),
and the fourth (the heart chakra). Each of these dealt with a separate Plane of Light (rest, life review or
evaluation, healing, knowledge, and wisdom). The last CD took the reader through the last seven chakras which deal
with more spiritual matters (three are on the body and the rest lie outside of the body) and correspond to the
Planes of Light (truth, peace, momentum, love, power, charity, mastery).
I found these meditations very valuable. Dale is able to guide listeners easily to do the work that they can do
at these different chakra points. Nevertheless, I did feel that she rushed the meditations sometimes, not allowing
enough time to do the work. I had to pause the CD player several times in order to do the work.
In addition, she is presenting a lot to do in one or two sessions. I found that to be very overwhelming. I would
suggest that if Dale re-records these at some future date, she should separate each chakra to a different track so
that listeners could concentrate on just one chakra at a time.
That being said, I would high recommend Illuminating the Afterlife: Your Soul's Journey through the World
Beyond. It is an excellent tool for meditation, energy work, and healing.