Recognizing Fifth Dimensional Consciousness
Most of us on a conscious path of Ascension have experienced moments—or even expanded periods of time—of what we might call fifth dimensional consciousness in our daily lives.
These are times in which we have felt ourselves living in a state that is free of all third dimensional concerns, emotions, and limitations. Profound peace, joy and freedom can fill us, radiating a sense of bliss throughout our entire being.
But for most of us, these experiences eventually seem to fade. And it can be easy to fall into depression or even despair when this happens. We can feel a deep sense of loss and wonder what we did wrong to lose these experiences.
It’s important to not move into sadness or a feeling of failure when these experiences dissipate. They can be seen instead as “previews” into the state of being we are moving toward in our Ascension process and that they’re given to us to help keep up moving along in the right direction.
Also, if we look closely, we can see that there is still something very essential that has not been lost within us that the experience has given us: a deep knowing of our true nature, and the possibility of being able to maintain that state of consciousness at some point in the future.
It is my experience as well that if we keep focused on the state of consciousness we’ve experienced and explore the different aspects of it, we may realize that we are still experiencing at least some of those aspects in our on-going lives. And focusing on them can also help bring about more full experiences of this fifth-dimensional consciousness.
Common Aspects of Fifth Dimensional Consciousness
Of course, each one of us is having our own unique experiences as we travel ever more deeply into the Fifth Dimension. But I have found it can be helpful to read or hear what others report about their experiences, as this can help us to recognize and focus on our own experiences that may be similar. And it can even, at times, serve to open us into that higher consciousness in the process.
To that end I have come up with a list of common elements I have found in those experiences that I—and others I know—have had. Perhaps reading them will serve to bring greater awareness to your own experiences.
Trust in the Benevolence of the Universe
For me, in fifth dimensional consciousness, there is a feeling and knowing about the true benevolent nature of the Universe—and life—that is very different from the feeling I have generally had this whole lifetime in the Third Dimension.
Until I began having more fifth dimensional experiences, the world had never felt totally safe or welcoming to me. There had always been some sort of fear about survival, both physical and financial, that I had felt on the subconscious level. And there was also a sense of separation and aloneness that had plagued my awareness, no matter how many spiritual “reprogrammings” I’d attempted.
When I’m in fifth dimensional consciousness, all that is absent. There’s a simple trust in life, a knowing that of course I’m going to be taken care of. There’s no anxiety, no fear. The Universe, the world, life itself, feels friendly and welcoming. I feel precious and important in my unique contribution of consciousness that I offer to the world.
Openness to the “Impossible” Happening
When I find myself stuck in third dimensional consciousness, I feel caught in limitations of what my rational mind thinks it knows, based on experiences from the past. There is no sense of my being able to get around the limitations I think I know to be true. And there’s often a voice telling me to be “realistic” and not fall into magical thinking.
At times, there’s some wisdom in paying attention that voice: it’s possible to simply sail ahead, trusting that things will work out based on blind trust—when not everything is yet set up for things to work out smoothly and in right timing. There’s some discernment necessary.
There must be trust, yes; but there are also other things that need to be in place, such as being truly attuned to my higher guidance, being centered in my Heart, and having a clear intention.
When all this is in place, then I feel myself shifting into a higher consciousness in which I truly understand that what might sound impossible to my third dimensional awareness is actually very possible. I understand that there actually are no limitations to what I can create. And I can actually embody the power I know I inherently have to bring about creations I am inwardly directed to manifest.
A really common aspect of fifth dimensional consciousness for all of us, I believe, is a sensation of expansion and openness in the heart—an outpouring of love from our whole being.
For me, there’s a feeling of warmth and emotional receptivity and a flowing of love toward all I encounter and for all of life—including myself. There’s a field of love I can feel around me, along with a total absence of judgment or separation. At times, I can be visited by what I call “love attacks”—a surge of love that pours through me with a power that brings tears and can even sometimes bring me to my knees.
A graciousness moves through me, making way for a deep desire to be of service. And I know this to be my natural state of being, that having a closed heart is not what is innately natural about myself.
There is another aspect of this heart opening experience that is important to note, as well. The emotional love of the heart is only one element involved: there is also an aspect of power in it. I find that it’s possible to become aware of this higher nature of Love—to realize that it’s a force, a power, a propellant, that can create and change reality.
Living in the Present Moment
More and more, I find myself living completely in the present moment—not just in present time—but actually in the moment itself. All thoughts of past and future are irrelevant, simply absent. It’s a very comfortable zone to function in.
Once in a while when I’m immersed in the present moment, I’ll suddenly remember an appointment or something else I have scheduled in the future and feel anxious that I’ve lost track of time. But then, if I watch closely, I can see that without fail, I am always somehow reminded exactly when I need to be reminded of that event that is scheduled to occur at a given time.
I am never really early or late when I function in this present moment zone. By the clock I might be, to some extent. But as for being right on time for the circumstance I’m in, it’s always just about right for both myself and for the other people involved in a meeting or appointment with me. There can be a sense of magic that happens with this and amazing synchronicities, all telling me I’m on track.
There’s also a sense of flow that I can actually feel in my body. My body has always been very familiar with living in the moment—it’s all it knows. It’s just been my mind that has created, or gone with, the third dimensional dictates of linear time.
Joy, Peace, Contentment
Of course, the general feeling that permeates my fifth dimensional experiences is one of joy, peace and deep contentment. It’s as if negative emotions don’t even exist. It’s not like the feeling of joy is keeping depression at bay; any idea of depression simply isn’t in my awareness. All negative emotions are left behind in the Third and Fourth Dimensions.
There’s an easy acceptance of what-is—no longing, no desires for anything to be different. The constant niggling of dissatisfaction that has always been present in my third dimensional consciousness, usually on a subconscious level, is gone. Whatever is happening in my life is fine. And there’s a curiosity about whatever may be next—even an anticipation, knowing it will be interesting and engaging.
Full-On Experiences of 5D Consciousness
At times, it’s not just me that feels different—the actual world around me feels changed too. I’m not actually in a different place; I can still see all the same objects and people around me. But they are all somehow vibrating with life I’ve never been aware of when I’ve seen them through 3D eyes. It’s almost as if all cells in everything are dancing.
And strangely enough, there’s also a sense that everything I see is happy—even objects: trees, doors, tables, my printer. Needless to say, I myself am charged with happiness. I find myself smiling widely at everyone I meet, feeling warm and friendly, wanting to engage with them. A profound love simultaneously envelopes me and pours from me.
There seems to be no separation between anyone or anything and myself. I’m empty and clear, without any feeling of density. And yet I’m very full—of love, of light, of joy. There is no sense of the small egoic self present. In a way, there is nothing of me left—just pure consciousness.
But at the same time, there is a feeling of being very large and expanded. A quiet bliss is constantly present. There is no time, no space—just a vibrating joy that sings throughout my entire being.
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