In wondering about what might be so different about the 5th dimension, we've shifted our perspective from concrete to conceptual objects. While in 3D, machines won't run without fuel and biological life depends on water, in 5D, operations are fuelled by loving energy, communication and understanding. The 5th dimension thus works in an abstract domain that affects our well-being, it is profoundly a conceptual domain.

5th-dimensional thinking, feeling and living is quite different from the 3D ways of doing things. Think of it as a change in roles. Instead of functioning as a small wheel in a large 3D machine, a 5D role would be to design and build the machine. Instead of playing just a bit piece in an orchestra, 5D musicians compose the music. Instead of the readers, we become the writers.

Of course, 5D roles do not exclude 3D functioning. Someone can develop a machine with a 5D mind and then use it in a 3D environment. A writer can write a book and then also read it. The 5th dimension simply helps us to focus on the creative end of the entire chain.

Although this seems like a minor change, it really is a crucial evolution. Consider the "entertainment business". Romans filled circuses to watch gladiators and various animals kill each other. Even though we've moved to less blood-thirsty, or at least more "virtual" amusements, where teams compete over getting a round thing into an enclosed space, and where actors titillate us with things we would like to do, but can't commonly accomplish, the basic 3D scenario persists. In all these events, large numbers of spectators watch a small number of gladiators, players and actors. Even most popular interactive games follow largely the same pattern. There are the "good guys" and the "bad guys", you choose what you want to be, and off you go into "battle".

The ascent to 5D changes all that radically. You're not only becoming a creator instead of a spectator or participant. You're not only moving from a passive to an active role. In 5D you even begin to question the "good guys" vs. "bad guys" scenario.

Everything is set on its head. We begin to question the whole setup.

Becoming the creator

Internet technology has facilitated this shift and it has already demonstrated the huge pressure to move from watching to creative participation.

Think of YouTube or any other upload system for blogs, photos or videos. It has become easy to upload a quick video that was shot on the laptop's web-cam, and there is now a vast variety of outlets for any type of blogging or creative output. The problem is no longer finding the authors, it's finding the readers! In fact, there are so many contemporary authors with such a huge literary output that a beginning author has to pay a publisher to get his book published.

Another illustrative example comes from "Second Life", an unusual online game world. "Second Life" is a creator's world. It lets you build and furnish your own virtual house in a large online world. The freedom to create your own virtual objects is nearly unlimited. The decisions about what you want to do in Second Life -- build a business, meet people, create a second family, fall in love, just laze around, or whatever -- is entirely yours. In Second Life, you are fundamentally your own boss, and you decide what you want to do.

The results are interesting, in the sense that there is much more "building" than "living" in Second Life. Most neighbourhoods in Second Life are stone-empty, which is a fascinating virtual counterpart to the empty 3D vacation towns we see all over the Alps or on the Mediterranean coast. It is evident that we humans love to build and create, but once our work of art is ready, we shine with our absence.

Change the world -- with your friends

In the world of creation, we can create new thoughts, new things, even new situations. To which you might answer: "I've had novel thoughts all my life, that's easy. And in art class I made a statue, that's easy too. But new situations? How can I change a situation, in short, how can I change the world?" Indeed, not so easy, and that's where clearly thought-through 5D thinking becomes useful.

Begin here: No more being tossed hither and thither. No more complaining about this or that, either. You're the boss. You're now creating the world that you're in, so accept the consequences.

If you're stuck in a difficult or unacceptable situation now, it's time to change, perhaps slowly and systematically (see also the next chapter). You may have to think about it in some detail. How can you build a plan to induce a change that will sit right with your 5D aspirations?

Many changes are so fundamental that you need to cooperate with others, to co-determine your own best future with those around you. You are in charge, right – but you're also together with all other 5th dimension inhabitants around you, so you can co-create your solutions with those that share your beliefs, with your friends and your loved ones.

Our 5D creative liberty makes us discover the necessary counterpoint of our creative ability: cooperation with our fellow man. Without cooperation with others, most of us will toil on as "forgotten minor artists" and will never find recognition or inner equilibrium. Most valuable changes have such extensive consequences that a single person cannot effect the change alone. Only cooperation brings about lasting social change and in the long term, joy in shared work.

Cooperation and joyful learning

We, the recent arrivals in the 5D world, are often raw beginners with respect to cooperation. Survival and doing better than the other man has been much extolled, particularly in the western tradition. "Get ahead!", "Go for it!", "The best wins all". All this individualist striving needs major rethinking, now that we're in the 5th dimension. Co-operation and winning together in a world that seeks only winners is very different from winning against all others and seeing others crawl in defeat. Were you happy when you won against all others? Or were you happy when you won in a team, with all others? Ten bets against one: you were happier in the second situation.

All of us are now invited to be architects, composers, engineers or writers. The consequence is that many more of us will not only buy houses, but will want to contribute to building them together with others. Many who enjoy music will not only tap their feet and dance, but will also learn to compose music and find out how to bring joy and musical excitement to others. Those who have something to say, will not only read and watch videos, they will also write and make videos to share and improve our understanding.

With Internet we've seen how participation encourages creation, co-operation, unification and continual learning. You are my friends, and we will learn and grow together. Sometimes I show how to do things, sometimes I will learn from you. That makes the game a lot more challenging. For many of us, this involves a lot of new learning, not only about how to do the job, but also about how to do this together with others.

New competence, new leadership, plenty of work

In this shared tradition, a new hierarchy of competence is emerging. While the industrial revolution encouraged the emergence of a few financial tycoons and the creation of commercial empires, 5D cooperation encourages leadership built on competence that is recognized by peers. Over the long term, this in turn encourages cooperative leadership within organizations that seek the maximization of human benefits, rather than the creation of empires of dominance, exploitation and abuse.

There is plenty of work to do. The emphasis on 3D actions and objects has left us with an obsession of filling our world with unused buildings, consumer goods and various toys, created without any consideration of environmental needs or sustainability. We shall have to recreate our world in ways that fully respect environmental requirements, human dignity, equal chances for advancement, and cultural differences. Slavery, unrepresentative dominance and exploitation systems – by definition – have no space in 5D worlds.

Divine love emerges

In this conception of 5D existence, we perceive a second aspect of love, which we discussed in the previous chapter.

We saw the importance of talking to each other, in order to dissolve personal problems. Here we find yet another aspect of the “water of the spiritual realm”: Cooperation, being together, simply enjoying sharing with the other, saying "yes, I like being with you and I enjoy creating something much grander with you than I could ever create just by myself", all this is another, even wider and grander form of love to enjoy in the 5th dimension.

We breathe deeply, and we take in the freedom and joy of our new state in the fifth dimension.

In this mental state we find the divine part in ourselves. As we discover as we continue, the fifth dimension defines not only our thinking, loving, creative and cooperative selves, but also our divine components.

We open our internal doors to our Higher Selves, our very own and most direct connection with divinity.

Melki

[Verification (after corrections desired by Melkiades): “Melkiades, do you agree with this text as it stands?” Strongly agreed. “Can I put it on Internet?” Strongly agreed.

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