When we look at what’s going on in the world, it can sure seem as if we’re all still in the Third Dimension. War, injustice, and greed still seem to reign.
And, at least occasionally, it may feel as if we are still in 3D, as well. Although we are well aware of the Shift taking place within and around us, our old ways of operating may still feel like they’re in place. We can still fall into fear, anger and depression at times.
The truth is we are no longer living in 3D reality; that reality closed off on the earth back in December 2012. The old rigid and limiting structures of that dimension are no longer in operation. However, most people in the world—and even many of us who know better—can find we are still functioning as if those old confining structures are present.
Operating in the Fourth Dimension
What is now in place and what we can operate from is a new structure of reality: the Fourth Dimension. This is the bridge we’re on at this point—a passageway from the old rigid third-dimensional consciousness, leading into a new, open, and fully-conscious fifth-dimensional consciousness.
And although this new 4D reality is not as open and free as the Fifth Dimension, it is not as limiting and rigid as the Third Dimension was. Everything is energetically looser, freer. We are not so confined and enslaved to lower energetic frequencies. New and empowering frequencies are now available to us, streaming onto the earth. We are more capable of consciously creating our own reality.
In this new 4D reality, among other things, we can become aware that linear time is collapsing, and time can actually stretch and compress. We now have time to shift our negative reactions to people and events, if we want to; we can choose to not react automatically out of fear or anger. We can actually change reality through choice and intention and see that manifestation is happening much more quickly.
Common 3D Habit Patterns
The problem is most people don’t know that the rules have changed in this new dimension and continue to operate from old 3D habit patterns in how they go about their lives. But those of us who know reality is shifting can understand this and learn to let go of our habit patterns we’ve brought with us from the Third Dimension. We can develop new habits based on 5D understandings.
So what are some of these 3D habit patterns? Here is a brief list of some important ones that may still be unconsciously running your life.
Believing You’re the Body-Mind
Even if you’ve had numerous profound experiences of yourself as a vast, multi-dimensional being, it can be easy to fall into the old habit pattern of believing that you are simply the small body-mind being you experienced yourself to be when totally engulfed in third-dimensional reality.
Just recognizing that you’re operating from this erroneous belief can suddenly shift your awareness to the higher reality of who you are. A sense of relief and detachment can flow in, helping you to experience yourself as a spiritual being temporarily experiencing yourself through dense human form.
Believing You Need to Worry about Survival
You may balk at hearing this is only a 3D worry. You don’t want to be unrealistic; you still need to have income coming in to provide for shelter, food, and all the rest that’s necessary to keep you alive. Of course, this is true.
The belief I’m pointing to is the one that may be telling you that you have to worry about your survival, that you have to struggle and work hard in order to survive, and that it’s reasonable to panic when you don’t see how it’s going to happen. It’s a belief based on a belief that the universe is generally an unfriendly and unsupportive place.
If you can have the courage to truly trust that the Divine will always provide for you, then you are operating in 5D reality. In 5D consciousness you know you are not here to struggle for survival. The only thing that keeps you in the struggle is a belief that you have to. Abundance truly is available to every one of us, if we can change our beliefs around it and our sense of worth.
Believing You’re Unworthy
This is a belief that is often unconscious, but it lurks within many people’s psyches. There’s a sense that happiness, wealth and well-being are things that need to be earned; your worth has to be proven before you can be awarded them.
This inherent and nagging sense of unworthiness can be tough to overcome. It seems to be ingrained very deeply in 3D consciousness. But again, if you can simply become aware of this belief when it arises within you and how it’s producing unwanted results in your life, you can help to short-circuit it.
See it clearly as a belief—know that it’s not truth. Who you are, just as you are, does not have to change in any way whatsoever for you to be worthy of well-being, wealth, happiness and good health.
Getting Caught up in the World’s Suffering
If you are a generally empathic and compassionate person, you may be accustomed to taking on the world’s woes. It might feel selfish to you to not feel depressed or worried about people across the world who have just experienced a devastating earthquake or about the sea animals caught up in oil spills. You may feel guilty, as well, that you yourself are living in relative ease and comfort.
Feeling these emotions are signs of compassion and deep connection with other beings. They’re important. They help to fully open your heart. We are indeed connected with all beings on this earth—and with the earth and all creatures, as well—and we can feel this connection deeply within our heart.
But this does not mean that you need to experience depression, anger or grief when others do. In fact, if you dwell on these emotions—no matter how compassionate they may feel—you are actually adding to the problem. You have lowered your vibration and have added that vibration to the collective that is experiencing the suffering you’re wishing to alleviate.
Of course, if you feel drawn to actually do something constructive or helpful to those in suffering, then you can be helpful in raising the vibration of those in need, especially if you do it with love, joy and optimism. Those emotions help lift suffering. Suffering along with someone for their misfortune does not assist them.
What is infinitely more valuable is to continue living your life from within a 5D bubble you’ve created, in which you remain in a positive a mood of joy, optimism, love and harmony, no matter what. Indeed, this is what can assist the entire human race to shift into a higher vibration.
Keeping Yourself Small
If you’re like many Lightworkers, you may be fearful of stepping into your full power. Perhaps you keep yourself small, blending into the group, in order to stay in a position that feels safe. Maybe you have a fear that if you were to really be out there advertising who you are and what you know, you might somehow be “punished” or rejected.
If you find yourself doing this, know this is an old 3D habit pattern. Many of us have lived lifetimes in which we were indeed not only punished for fully expressing who we were, we were often tortured and put to death. It’s just what happened during the really dark times we lived through in the Third Dimension.
But the truth is we are no longer there. We’re in times now—especially in the West—in which it is much safer to express ourselves as the powerful and awake beings that we are. And, indeed, the world at this time really needs us to do just that.
If you can relate to this fear, see if you can see it as a subconscious habit that no longer serves you or the world. Trust that coming out and being as big and powerful as you can be will not only be safe, it will greatly raise your vibration.
Yes, it’s important to not do this through ego motivation; but it’s not likely you’re going to do that at this point in your evolution. Keep asking for inner guidance, and pray for clarity. And then move forward with gradual steps into the full expression of who you are. It’s true that you probably won’t be popular with everyone you come across. But don’t let that stop you. Your being fully who you are is what is important both for you and for the world.
Focusing on What’s Wrong with You
Another 3D habit I often see in Lightworkers is keeping focused on what’s wrong with themselves and what they need to “fix”. Many of the 3D paths of self-improvement and spirituality—although helpful to many of us in past decades—have unfortunately fostered this type of approach to awakening. It was helpful in pointing to the reasons we were not awake or happy. But this focus seldom directly brings about either awakening or happiness. It can actually drag down our vibration.
If you find yourself caught up in this habit pattern of focusing on what’s wrong with you, try to catch it—and instead begin focusing on what is right with you. Focus on the qualities in yourself you’ve decided are good or spiritual in some way. And focus on what is working well in your life, rather than what’s going wrong.
Because the habit of looking at what’s wrong can be so ingrained, at first this approach of looking at what’s right can feel Pollyannaish or unrealistic. Know that this is a 3D belief.
Focusing on the positive is a powerful, natural 5D habit. In this higher vibration, you can realize how intelligent and wise it is to focus on the positive—as it actually has the power to create a more positive reality for you. Not only does it help you to feel better about yourself in the moment, it is also telling the universe that you want more of this feeling and reality in your life.
Creating New 5D Habits
New habits are not always easy to assume. If the old habits are well-ingrained and held in place by strong beliefs, we have to keep vigilant and keep watch on the automatic decisions we make on a daily basis.
When making a decision, you can ask yourself:
• Am I deciding to do this out of fear of not being safe? Or not being loved?
• Am I acting out of self-judgment?
• Am I doing this based on self-doubt?
• Am I forgetting who I really am?
Fully letting go of 3D habit patterns takes some work and attention, and it’s definitely a process. But it’s well worth your time to pay attention to this, as you progress further along on your Ascension path. Your struggle can become your dance.
Do remember, however, when focusing on this process in yourself: If you find yourself falling back into old patterns, do not move into self-judgment about it. (This is another 3D habit!)
Simply find understanding and compassion for yourself and then shift your awareness to the new 5D habit patterns you’re wanting to develop and move forward.
“Letting Go of 3D Habit Patterns” by Vidya Frazier, May 25, 2015 at http://vidyafrazier.com/letting-go-of-3d-habit-patterns/
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