For me, what the Cooperative Commonwealth actually refers to is life in a state of what Werner Erhard called “natural knowing” and what we call Fifth Dimensionality. It’s a state in which the divine qualities describe what life is like.
The “cooperation” being referred to is the natural cooperation that arises when the qualities of universal love, peace, and compassion are present.
Since “Heaven” actually refers to the Fifth Dimension or Mental Plane, (1) then it’s what exists when Heaven is brought to Earth.
The “commonwealth” referred to is the social condition that arises when we enter a state of no need, a state of instantaneous manifestation and transmutation, a state of no-disease, no-age and no-death upon Ascension.
That state eliminates the need for borders, private property and all other facets that arise from perceived lack. These disappear in Fifth Dimensionality. And the designation “Cooperative Commonwealth” well expresses the state we live in from that moment forward.
But it’ll naturally arise when we attain the full Fifth. As such, it beckons us onward to “Nova Earth,” towards which we’re ineluctably being guided and moving.
And everything we can do – such as manifesting the divine qualities within ourselves, acting on generosity, and looking out for the welfare of our fellow being – brings us a step closer to realizing that vision.
“A man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?” said poet Robert Browning. (2) And our vision should exceed our sight or what’s a Heaven on Earth for?
The Cooperative Commonwealth, where all cooperate and all is freely manifested, transmuted and shared, exceeds both grasp and sight, but not imagination. And, as part of the new technologies of the Fifth, we’re learning that what we imagine we create.
I’m a lazy creator, a drifter. I’m a daydreamer and an idealist. I simply imagine and have the faith that what the inner eye sees will one day manifest in the outer world. I am manifesting the Cooperative Commonwealth as Heaven on Earth, as Nova Earth, as a world that works for everyone.
(1) As when Paul says “I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.” 2 Corinthians 12:1-3,” he’s referring to the third subplane of the Mental Plane or Fifth Dimension.
Cf. Frederic Myers of himself: “He rose into the delights of the plane named Illusion, from which he penetrated into the world of Eidos [Fifth Dimension] — pure form — to the human soul the Heaven World, the ultimate goal. For while on earth the human soul has, in rare moments, perceived that world but has not passed beyond it even when in the loftiest mystic trance.” (F.W.H. Myers through Geraldine Cummins, medium. The Road to Immortality. Being a description of the after-life purporting to be communicated by the late F. W. H. Myers [Frederic William Henry Myers, 1843-1901]. Located at http://www.trans4mind.com/spiritual/cummins/cummins1.html, n.p.)
Or resident of the Mental Plane, Archdeacon Wiberforce: “Heaven is our home.” (Philemon [Archdeacon Wilberforce] in Henry Thibault, Letters from the Other Side. [Letters from Archdeacon Wilberforce or “Philemon.”] London: 1919. , 45.) Julia Ames is speaking of it when she says: “The lowest heaven is higher than the most wonderful vision of its bliss that you ever had.” (Julia [Julia T. Ames] through W.T. Stead, medium, After Death. A Personal Narrative. New York: George H. Doran, n.d.; c. 1914. , 52.)
(2) Robert Browning, “Andrea del Sarto” at http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/173001.