Dimensions and Density
If we turn to the age old wisdom, we are on firmer ground I believe, because then, the ideas expressed have been carefully considered over hundreds of years by many fine minds and deeply spiritual people, who agree with each other about the principles involved. Do they give us a map?
Yes they do. And it is that map which may serve us well in considering the current changes.
Here we are within a manifested world, created somehow, by something - maybe itself. That is self-evident and does not have to be proved. Every experience we receive confirms it is so. This is the only realm admitted by the atheists and materialists.
Yonder is the sphere of Divine Spirit as such. This is the God-Realm, navigable only to fully spiritually realised beings. We cannot enter it as such (or we would be Gods). But we can know It by becoming united with It. The way we can unite the Greeks of old called Nous. Through Nous we KNOW only that that is Absolutely Real. The great sages of old said, although we all have the potential to use Nous, its activity came as a fruit of a deeply spiritual life. The great sage Plotinus (204 – 270 CE) was said to ascend to Nous seven times in his life.
When, in the myth of the Garden of Eden and all similar creations stories, the Original Man and Woman are banished, the realm of Yonder is lost and guarded by Cherubim with flaming swords. In other words, the soul has to win the right to return to the realm that would burn her up once she has lost her pristine innocence (eaten the apple of knowledge of good and evil, thereby entering the realm of Here).
But the Soul – the All-Soul or Realm of Soul, acts as the connection across the vast Abyss between Here and Yonder. This is the bridge. Soul can turn upwards to the realm of Real Spirit (not spirits please note) or downwards to the complexities and particularities of Time and Space. As we are all Souls, we all have the potential to do just this, and as our soul powers unfold, so we become spiritualised.
God - Cosmos - Man
The Divine is God in All His/Her Aspects. The Cosmos is the stupendous and perfect expression of the Divine Source in all its planes, spheres and orders. Man, as a Principle, is made in the Image of God, and is separate from the Cosmos. Man (all women and men) can know the Cosmic Scheme and the Divine Mysteries.
The Cosmos cannot be identical with the Divine – or it would have created itself (Cosmos means Order in ancient Greek). Such self creation is an absurdity. The Cosmos – all Orders, Spheres, Realms, Unities, that ever stream forth from the Godhead – are the Perfect Expression of the Perfect One. If parts of the Cosmos appear imperfect, that can only be because they appear separate in time and space from the total perfection of which they are part.
Most importantly, the Human cannot be identical with the Divine, or each of us would be All Knowing and All Powerful, fully realised, uncreated, utterly perfect and incapable of error. Well that is clearly not so.
Equally important, the Human is not the same as the Cosmic. Although the Human takes on a cosmic body, the Divine Spark is also present, and confers self awareness (true self-consciousness), a quality not found in the Cosmos as such (a stone does not pray, or fear the afterlife, and a snail does not yearn for Nirvana. The moon does not dream.). This inner divinity is the real source of free will, a true gift from God.
The Cosmos, considered in both its parts and its whole, is perfect. This is quite clear to our intuition. The stone perfectly is a stone and the snail perfectly is a snail. A galaxy does what a galaxy should, with utter beauty.
For the role of the Cosmos is to show forth the total beauty of the Divine Creation,.
The role of Man (of all women and men), is to return that Beauty back to the Godhead, through understanding, service and love. Men and women are not perfect. But in seeking that perfection, so they return to the Absolute Perfection of the Source that is their origin and goal.
Underworlds and Overworlds
These worlds are called zoneless because they are without boundaries, of endless duration and perpetual activity. Although the souls of individuals may tarry in these realms for greater or lesser periods, they are not the final harbour for the soul. The Ancient Greeks in particular, described these regions (as have the Tibetans) as representing a series of tests and trials.
This zoneless world, of lives and energies and intelligences, underlies and impacts on the world we know and experience in our three dimensional reality. The zoneless world surrounds and interpenetrates the world that we call “the world”. It is subtle. Although it can be known in consciousness, it cannot be measured by scientific instruments. It is real and of immense power (for it contains the powers and potentialities of all nature). The wise in the so called pre-scientific age, understood this world. Indeed much of Newton's work accepted its reality. But modern materialistic science ignores it or denies that it can possibly be.
This realm of powers and elementals is both 'below' where we are – a true Underworld, and 'above' where we are – an Over-world of heavenly possibilities. We are on a sliver of reality between these two formless realms. For the sake of this exploration we will call our sensory world – the Mundane World.
Armed with these sparks of the Ancient Teachings, we are better placed to understand the suggestions about Dimensions and Density.
Dimensions and Density
A dimension is a spacial category, a sphere or plane differing in some aspect of being from another sphere or plane. We cannot speak of America as being in a different dimension to, say, India. We cannot speak of our earth being in a different dimension to, say, Mars. Or if we do, we need to refine our definition of dimension, for the India we experience if we travel from America and the Mars we experience if we travel from Earth, are within the same Mundane World. They are in the same plane of existence.
But imagine we visit a temple of healing. Set by a beautiful river, in lovely gardens and graceful woodlands. The buildings are simple but constructed with elegant proportions and beautifully made. Soothing artwork is to be found everywhere. Some rooms have a silence so complete it softly wraps itself around you, in others music carries the mind to vistas of colours beyond vision and forms beyond imagining. In this temple are the healers, those who have dedicated their lives to the service of bringing those who come to the temple, to full health, as far as their bodies can respond, their minds accept and their souls allow.
These healers have studied their sciences and arts for many years, developed great skills of subtle vision and profound understanding. Although we may pass these gentle folk in the corridors and pathways of the temple, yet in some quite real way, they are in a different dimension to us. Their consciousness is in part elsewhere. That is why we come to them. We may stand in the same space as they do, but part of their being is in a different dimension, a place of greater understanding of their field, namely the healing of souls and the attuning of bodies.
For one who comes antagonistic to the idea that sounds and colour, music and the play of light and energy can heal, they will see the centre and may be touched a little by its healing, despite themselves, but they will not enter the dimension known on a daily basis to the healers. In this way they are in the same world and separate worlds all at the same time.
Density is defined in physics as a relationship between volume and mass. We may indeed rightly affirm that the etheric and the astral realms are of a different density to the (for us) more tangible and stable aspects of the mundane world in which we live. These more subtle planes are within and beyond, surround and interpenetrate the world of the senses, and the normal senses operating in their normal range cannot and do not (at least in our era) perceive these realms, under normal conditions.
Everyone reading these words will have had the experience some time in their life of going to part of a town or city, where they felt fearful, threatened, not entirely safe and at risk. Such a space and place, in contrast to the temple of healing described earlier, would be, in a very real way, more gross than the temple. The energies would be baser, more turgid and destructive. The moral tone of the area would be heavier.
In this sense we can understand densities.
Anyone who has even slight sensitivity to these things, can experience, as they wander through a city like London or Rome, Bangkok or Delhi, the different tone or resonance of one area compared to another. This can be felt moving from one street to the next in some instances. It may not be possible to quite put into words what the differences are, for we lack the vocabulary, but it is as though the stones of the houses, the pavements and trees, the open spaces and archways, radiate a different silent, musical chord. While it may not be possible to take such areas and plot them on a simple line of moral density, yet we know some areas lift our spirits and some do not. We may experience a heaviness long before we discover that a particular area is built entirely above the plague pits of London, or where public executions took place.
We can experience with no great difficulty, areas where the energy feels more dense and areas where the energy is lighter and more uplifting. We might say that in some areas, the acts of goodness, the spirit of kindness and the sanctity of prayer, have lightened the very stones themselves, and we might be right.
I once visited a concentration camp in Poland. As I arrived, with my partner of the time, she vomited. The great heaviness still clung to the earth of this sad spot and someone with sensitivity could easily feel it.
"Have we arrived in 5d yet Daddy?"
The problem with the journey we are on, is that there is little agreement over what “there” constitutes. Let's consider some of the current contenders:
We will ascend to where we all become, through some swift and generous intervention, by great and wise beings, fully realised godlike beings.
The world will ascend, moving from the fourth to the fifth dimension and taking with it, those who can sustain their consciousness at the more refined level. If they cannot, they will perish in their physical vehicles (one theory) or remain in a 3rd density world, bereft of those who have ascended and experiencing a world degenerating into ever greater chaos, until another chance to ascend presents itself some (long) time later.
Great and wise humans, operating from a Shamballa of some kind, return to the earth we know and experience, and dispense vast sums of money to everyone. Everyone, now rich beyond their wildest dreams, behave like saints and a new wonderful world is created, with no need for any government, where everyone lives at peace with everyone else.
A great uprising of kind, wise and openhearted people, takes place; governments fall and the “bad” people retire or are taken by the “good” military into detention. Vast amounts of information, that everyone can trust is the truth, is made available through the reformed media and on the internet. Everyone knows – and agrees – what the real history of the world has been. Enlightened, they all live lives a great sanctity and kindness, creating new societies based on freedom (I'm not sure if this vision includes or excludes guns).
All of the above and other theories about what is happening and what will happen are widely found in current English speaking internet communities. We won't explore here the darker visions or speculate on strange planets turning up in our neck of the solar system.
Not all can be true in the same way at the same time.
Yet all pick up on, what I believe is a fact, that we are indeed living through a profound Change of Ages. We are experiencing a spiritual revolution, hard to assess because we are deeply immersed in it. We can all see that if we carry on doing what we are currently doing, as nations and power blocks. We are likely to poison our planet in both a literal and metaphorical way, sinking to a lower dimension and a grosser density. It is the absolute need now for that possibility not to be brought into being, that seems to have galvanised movements around the world.
What can we say for sure?
Most of those who are reading these words are only doing so because they already know that something unusual is afoot. Many will have known since they were children, that the world around was lacking in some significant way, that there was a better way and that they yearned to play their part in making it as it should be. Over the past few years it has become apparent in ways subtle and not so subtle, that changes are taking place. Like Sleeping Beauty, rescued by her Prince, we are singly and collectively waking up, knowing that the reality around us is a lesser reality from what is possible and what we know, deep in the core of our being, is a fuller, better, kinder, more glorious reality is quietly settling in, so quietly that many are missing the shifts and changes. But it is here to stay.
The world will change as we change. As our inner world accommodates the possibility of things outside the range that we currently consider normal, so those things will become possible. This is why it is crucial currently, where we place our consciousness. In the tradition I am familiar with the suggestion is made, make the emplacement of your consciousness be your soul. Then you act (DO) from the being of your soul (BE) – and the potency and essential goodness of that higher part of yourself.
As we act as souls, freely choosing the highest we can envision, moment by moment, so the Mundane World (our day to day reality) changes. It must. For it is a realm of effects. In a way we could say we are retuning our world, and returning it to a more perfect version of itself. Just so, will we ascend, step by step, even as we might climb the marble steps to a beloved temple.
As we accept the concept that truly 'Anything is Possible' and we do that in a way that holds that the possible can really be for the good of all, and the healing of nations, then that reality (dimension if you will) edges in. At the same time, the pull into materiality is slightly lessened, the world becomes more soulful, or lighter (a lighter density if you will) and we move to a different density.
The change starts within. As it radiates through a contagion of delight, so it appears as though it is arising without. The world changes, the stars draw closer and our long, long time of aloneness slips away like a bad dream. We sense we are closer to home.
Those around us become free to BE who they truly ARE. We enter a kinder more loving world. So yes, we are really nearly there.
That is 5d for me.
MCM 26th March 2013