3D 4D 5D Embracing and Embodying the Basics

ALIA: This article  by Jim Self (posted at the end of 2011 on The 2012 Scenario website) explains 3D, 4D and 5D as different “Playing Fields” and gives us the “Rules of the Game” for each one.  I decided to take excerpts out for this blog and comment on their relevance for us now that 2012 is complete and 3D really IS going away.     DON’T PANIC!

For some of you this article may seem too basic. I suggest you keep it handy for those friends and family members who have waited until the last minute to begin to get a handle on all this.  It could become a useful educational tool.

My comments will appear in italics. You can read the full article here.

Jim Self: What Do You Mean the 3rd Dimension Is Going Away?

Author Jim Self

Author Jim Self

Jim Self, Mastering Alchemy, 12-09-2011


As 2012 approaches there is an increasing urgency to this message because we’re all, literally, running out of time to play in the third dimension.

In simple terms, the habit of thinking and feeling and behaving that we know of as the third dimension is going away. Everyone is shifting into a fourth dimensional consciousness and experience, and then into a fifth dimensional consciousness and experience.

However, most people on the planet are not prepared for this Shift. But it is happening nonetheless, and for those who are unaware of what’s going on it will not be an easy or comfortable experience.

Yet this can be a wonderful, enjoyable time as well. With some basic information about what the Shift is, and what “dimensions” are, and with simple tools to help manage our thoughts and feelings, everyone has the ability to evolve their consciousness and move gracefully and joyfully into these higher vibrational realms.

If you don’t know what dimensions are, you are not alone. Most people playing the game of life as we know it in the third dimension are playing without a “rule book” that would explain what the game really is and how one can play it successfully.

This article provides these basic, missing rules. It explains what the third, fourth, and fifth dimensions are, and why they are the most important consideration of your life right now.

If you can understand the structure and play of these dimensions, you can begin to move fluidly through the unprecedented changes of this Shift without fear, without effort, without the tension and anxiety that is, for the most part, the daily habit of our lives.


Dimensions are not places or locations, and they are not a linear progression – 3, 4, 5, 6 – stacked up like pancakes. And the 3rd dimension, or the 4th dimension, is not the chair you’re sitting in, or the walls that surround you, or even the Earth itself. That is form , which exists predominantly in the 3rd and 4th dimensions, and which will still be very much part of the play in the 4th dimension when the 3rd dimension is no longer an option.

In general, dimensions are states of consciousness available to anyone who vibrates in resonance with the specific frequencies and opportunities available within each dimension.

In a way, you could think of each dimension as a different game with a different set of rules as to what is possible and not possible for the beings that choose to play and create there.


The third dimension (3D) is a box of rigid beliefs, more or less, with a relatively inflexible set of rules and limitations. Most of us have been playing this game for lifetimes, so we tend to think it is the only game available to us. But nothing could be further from the truth. One of the rigid 3D beliefs that structures our lives – our thinking and feeling and actions – is linear time.

Linear time is an optional belief and structure that let’s us “live” an experience of past and a future… and then we die. Because this belief is the default assumption of mass 3D consciousness, and events seem to validate the belief, most of us think and act as if it’s true.

But now we are all waking up from the illusion of this ubiquitous belief. . .

So the structure of time is quite specific (and limiting) in the 3rd dimension, but your experience of time is quite different (and empowering) as you move into higher dimensions.

You see, in the earth experience now, we have access to both 3rd and 4th dimensional consciousness, but most of us rarely step out of the well-grooved habits of 3D thinking and feeling.

The 3rd dimension also offers no possibility of choice. We don’t choose our thoughts, feelings, and actions in every moment (that’s a skill of 4D and 5D), instead we react from unconscious beliefs and training to the people and situations that pop up in our space.

Duality provides another rigid structure for 3D experience. Up/down. Left/right. Should/shouldn’t  Since the fall of Atlantis 12,500 years ago, we have become very fearful as a way of life , and in that fear we have learned to narrowly define good and bad, right and wrong, etc. Unconscious judgment permeates 3D thinking.

Moreover, we perceive our 3D experience predominantly with the left hemisphere of the brain, home of the rational mind , and so we use only about 5 to 10 percent of the brain’s capacity to play the 3D game. Most of us suspect the rest of our brain must do something but have no idea what it actually does and how it functions.

In fact, what the rest of the brain enables us to do is function in the higher 4th and 5th dimensions, and beyond.

ALIA: Our 97% “junk DNA” is being activated by the intense plasma and gamma solar energies penetrating all life on Earth at this time. Our brains and our cellular structure is being evolved to higher frequencies as part of the quantum leap in consciousness that humanity is making at this time.

We already have the potential, all the necessary equipment and wiring, right now, to be fully conscious in all these dimensions. But our habits of thinking and feeling, grooved over many lifetimes, dumbs us down and limit us to 3D experience.

These light energies are preparing us for 4D and 5D experience, even as they are clearing the rigid 3D “rules” from our consciousness.


The “rules” of 4th dimensional consciousness provide an enhanced sense of ease, possibility, and capability than the structures of the 3rd dimension.

Time in 4D, for example, is always present time. The focus is only ever this moment, what is happening right now.  We can observe any and all events with a sense of detachment, merely as information to consider, and from that still, uncluttered platform we are then, and only then, free to choose our response. In the higher 4th dimension we become response-able .

A concept and possibility known as paradox also becomes available in the present time of 4D consciousness. Paradox simply means that what was true just a moment ago may not be true right now. And what was false a moment ago may no longer be false. Instead of applying rigid, pre-existing definitions to any experience, we choose our preferred version and vibration in every moment.

So as we move into 4D consciousness in present time , with the power of choice and response-ability, and the flexibility of paradox , the ability to alter the game to enhance our happiness and wellbeing becomes available.


The 5th dimension operates, to a great extent, in a completely differently fashion from the 3rd and 4th dimensions.

Time in 5D is instantaneous time, meaning that everything (all possibilities) occurs in the same place at the same moment. In 5D, you focus your attention and the answer or experience is given to you exactly when and where you focus.

Ask and you shall receive.

ALIA: Instant manifestation. You think it and it appears.

In 5D, you don’t have to move or go anywhere for your answers or experiences; everything comes to you easily and effortlessly based upon the attention point and vibration you choose to hold in every moment .

When you are vibrating in 5D consciousness, you don’t create with form as you do in the 3rd and 4th dimensions, you create with light and light patterns and light frequencies. You apply sound and color and geometric shapes. You consciously interact with the Creator and all the Beings of Light.

In this heightened consciousness, the rational mind plays a very minimal role. It returns to a small, specific focus it was intended to have, namely the wellbeing of the physical body.

But before we can move into our vibrational home that is 5D consciousness, we must first become masterful of the vibrations and possibilities of 4D consciousness. This is the focus of the Shift for most people as we head into the ever-accelerating events of 2012.

So how do you become masterful in 4D consciousness?


The vast majority of people on this planet are not prepared to be the masters of their every thought, feeling, and action in every moment. But there’s no option. It’s a required, baseline skill of higher 4D and 5D consciousness.

One of the reasons the 3rd dimension was created was to provide a “playground” in which we each can practice and hone the vibration of our thoughts and feelings. To accomplish this, the 3D playground has a time buffer. Instead of ‘instant manifestation’ there is a time lag between the thought we think and the manifestation or experience of that thought. For the most part, we are very sloppy with this buffer.

Instead of focusing on what we want, and allowing this to unfold over time, we spew anger, frustration, boredom, worry, anxiety, blame, guilt, fear – all kinds of lower, dis-harmonic thoughts and feelings. We behave as if we can think and feel anything with impunity because we do not see the instantaneous results of our thinking.

But no longer. As 3D linear time is collapsing into a single point of present time, the time buffer is collapsing too. We have less opportunity to practice being aware of our mental and emotional habits before what we think is what we get . This is a very big deal.


 ALIA: When I first read this article prior to the beginning of 2012, I found it helpful for learning the distinctions between the dimensional fields. I realized, perhaps for the first time, that I was (and had been) experiencing many moments of 4D and 5D for sometime (years even) without realizing “where I was.” 

This article helped me understand that I did not have to live continuously in the higher dimensions before I could say to myself “I am now in the 4th or 5th dimension.”  That NOW that I just mentioned could reflect ANY moment of NOW wherein I was practicing or experiencing a 4th or 5th dimensional state. For some reason, that took a huge load off my shoulders and the whole game of practicing became a lot more FUN!

I began to notice when I found myself absorbed in ANYTHING. That is a 4th dimensional state. TV and video games may be an exception to this, as these activities tend to grab our passive attention. However, if you can watch TV or play video games while maintaining an observational stance of aware detachment — kudos to you, you are in the 4th dimension.

I frequently find myself absorbed in nature. I become lost in a bird’s song, the glorious colors of a sunrise or sunset, the sunlight on the beach grass, a tiny diamond-like drop of dew on a leaf .  Each of these moments is an experience of a 4th dimensional state.

Eckhart Tolle teaches us that any time we find ourselves absorbed in a task, there is the potential to experience enjoyment (in-joy-ment.)  The task may even be a rather mundane one, such as doing dishes. Still, if we allow ourselves to become fully immersed in the task — staying in the moment — we may find ourselves enjoying what we are doing. Certainly, this is true for those activities we call hobbies — gardening, tinkering with an engine, quilting or walking in nature.

So a good first 4D skill to practice is to recognize and acknowledge yourself for being in the 4th dimension when you find your self absorbed in and/or enjoying any moment of NOW, especially if you are only BEing and not even DOing anything.

Also, when we find ourselves able to accept and allow both ends of a seemingly paradoxical situation, we are “in the 4th dimension.”

The 5th dimension is one of Unity Consciousness, Unconditional Love, Compassion and Cooperation. We will find ourselves in the 5th dimension when we hear about something that “appears to pertain to another person or group of persons” either down the street or across the world.

When we find that we are FEELING their plight and responding with compassion, we are experiencing the 5th dimension. When we are able to send love and forgiveness to the “oppressors” as well as the “victims” in a situation, we are living in the 5th dimension.

Whenever we notice these elements of the higher dimensions operating within our awareness, we can increase the frequency of these occurrences by acknowledging them. By doing this, we will naturally extend the moments of NOW wherein they exist.

As both the author and I mentioned above, the intense new energies of our Sun will increase during 2013, accelerating our evolution into these 4th and 5th dimensional realms. These energies will require us to jettison any remaining ballast of 3D emotional and mental patterns, allowing more and more light to fill in the spaces we are clearing out. This will be a natural process that will ease our journey forward.

One more thing — Gratitude and Appreciation. The more appreciation and gratitude we FEEL and EXPRESS toward ourselves, one another, our Mother Earth, our Sun and every other element of life, the faster we will make the leap from 3D into 4D and then on to our 5D Reality. Gratitude and Appreciation are the lubrication that make all of Life run smoothly. Enjoy the journey. It will only get easier and more joyful from here on.


7 thoughts on “3D 4D 5D Embracing and Embodying the Basics

    • Pauline Dear — many thanks for your appreciations. Isn’t this information just so encouraging? It made everything lighter and more playful for me. All those lovely moments in 4D and 5D do add up during a day. And pretty soon time will go away and it will be all one eternal moment. TaTah!

  1. This is a wonderfully helpful article. Thank you so very much for posting it!! It is just what I needed as a reminder of the amazing process we are in and how to stay focused. THANK YOU!

    • Thank you Polli — even after a year it is still one of the most articulate descriptions I have read regarding these dimensions and how to work with them.

      On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 1:13 AM, 13th Paradigm

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    • Thank you. I believe that many people will be grasping these things more easily now that the likes of us have plowed the ground. Blessings to you.

      On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 1:01 PM, 13th Paradigm

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