Welcome to the Fourth Dimension, they’re saying.
Many of our sources say we’re in the Fourth Dimension. My sense is that we are and we’re not.
Some parts of us unknown to me – crystalline structure, online DNA, I know not – may indeed be in the Fourth Dimension but our consciousness may not.
Our way of life in the Third Dimension doesn’t see us rise to Fourth-Dimensional levels of consciousness, in my estimation.
Let me explain.
If you read the literature on the Higher Summerlands of the Astral Planes in New Maps of Heaven, (1) you’ll see that people conduct themselves there in ways we don’t. They’re honest, responsible, functional. But not just some of the time. (Almost) all of the time.
We just talk about those states of being, but they actually live from them. We talk the talk compared to them and they walk the walk compared to us.
The state of consciousness they live in, and this is my chief hypothesis, is what I’ve called the threshold states.
These states are threshold to us, but normal to them. They’re the roof for us but the floor to them.
The emphasis in all this discussion of the threshold states, and what makes them threshold, is contained in the word “fully.” They are:
- Fully self-expressive.
- Fully truthful.
- Fully harmless.
- Fully responsible.
- Fully self-sourcing. (2)
- Fully happy with what they do.
- Coming from being fully complete, fully loving, etc.
Let me refer to a case in point related to myself.
A week or two ago I transgressed against another by transferring feelings proper to my Mother more than a half century ago onto this poor present-day stand-in for my Mother.
The transgression was multiplied by the energies so that what was once manageable was now like being blown apart.
If I’m to be conscious in a way consistent with levels attained on the Fourth Dimension, there’s no way I can represent myself as less than fully responsible for that sequence of events. To do otherwise is to risk lowering my vibration to less than is compatible with the Fourth Dimension.
The lowering of the vibration takes no time. But if my vibration goes below the levels tolerable in one dimension, I’ll probably recede to the next lower dimension in terms of my consciousness.
When I had my out-of-body experience in 1977, I had to leave the Astral Planes because I was crying. I couldn’t stay on that plane as long as I wept. I had to go back to the next lower plane, which was my sleeping physical body.
And the same feature of conscious life may apply here. If we cannot be fully responsible for ourselves, we may find our consciousness in Third Dimensionality, rather than Fourth Dimensionality. The vibration of being irresponsible may turn out to preclude having F0urth-Dimensional consciousness. That’s my hypothesis.
But in terms of talking about threshold states, it isn’t a case of saying a threshold state carries us from one state to another. The threshold state puts us at the doorway. The state arises in us or it does not. But it will not arise for us as long as we’re not in the threshold state. The threshold state is a necessary but may not be a sufficient condition.
Fourth Dimensionality is however reached, I think, by being fully responsible and in other ways fully functional. The question of full responsibility for our lives has to be a settled matter for us.
Obviously a life lived that way would be substantially different than a life lived here in 3D.
So the threshold states now show up for me as the doorway in to Fourth Dimensionality.
(1) “The Higher Summerlands” in New Maps of Heaven, http://www.angelfire.com/space2/light11/nmh/high1.html
(2) I’ll explain what I mean by “fully self-sourcing” in a separate article.