Birthing The Fifth Dimension
Sadharma (Helen Jandamit)
People are being shaken awake. Sometimes it takes a kick in the
pants to wake us up.
Looked at from a
wider perspective, what we are experiencing are the birth pangs of
the fifth dimensional consciousness. The three spacial dimensions of
length, breadth and height together with the fourth dimension of
time are familiar concepts. But what is the fifth dimension?
The fifth dimensional consciousness is a way of living in the world
that perceives and understands the physical universe both within and
beyond the limitations of linear time and is also fired by
compassion and the sense of being one with all. While it accepts the
right of each to determine his or her own destiny, it also sees how
we are all interdependent in terms of natural resources and in terms
of the deep empathic mind link between beings.
What we think
and what we believe determine how we live and ultimately affects our
environment. Each person sets his or her own energy resonator in
motion whenever he or she thinks, speaks or acts. Groups working
together magnify those energies to many times the sum of the
The mass media may be controlling how
you think and feel, by simply filling your awareness space. How many
people do you know who turn on the TV almost as soon as they arrive
home? Their attention is continuously filled with broadcasted sights
Generally, the mass media are controlled by
those who have money (eg. big businesses) or power (eg. government
agencies). It is in their interests to create desire for their
products or services via the media.
Now with development of
user-based communications technology, people have greater control
over where they access information and are able to verify that
information from many sources. Some examples of user-based
communications systems are mobile phones, the Internet, and faxes.
Central control limits opportunity: we can only receive what someone
else has decided we should receive. When we use systems such as
mobile phones or the Internet, we can bypass central control.
Even if controls are imposed, there are other ways to
communicate and the Thai people with their long tradition of Bhavana
or mental development are uniquely placed to make use of these.
There are mind links between people and a group vision is emerging
that is to be felt in the heart centres of the Earth first. Thailand
is one of the heart centres. And here and simultaneously all over
the world, individuals and groups, some religious, others
environmental or concerned with healing in many forms, are pooling
their mental and spiritual energy to promote peace on Earth.
Stated in Buddhist terms, they seek to bring the essence of the
Lord Buddha alive in the hearts of all people. They wish to manifest
the great qualities of the Lord Buddha, wisdom, purity and
compassion in their daily lives. Stated in Christian terms, they
wish to provide suitable conditions for the arising of the Christ
consciousness in the hearts of all people.
are beginning to realize that observation cannot be completely
objective. The mind which observes has an effect on the object being
observed and the quality of that mind colours the observation. In
Vipassana meditation both the observer and the observed are seen in
their ongoing constantly changing interrelationship. The
practitioner observes the body and mind in the dynamic ever-changing
vitality of present experience. He comes to see how experiences,
sensations, feelings and thoughts, together with their reactions
within the sense of self, arise and pass away. He sees how every
fleeting moment of consciousness is dependent upon others and how
all is interrelated and interdependent.
Within each moment of
consciousness we affect the consciousness of others. In the same way
that the resonance of a pure high note can set glasses singing, so
our thoughts and actions set up waves of conditioned reactions
within our environment. Each inner transformation affects the
wholeness of being.
People who live in contact with Buddhism
grow up with an understanding of the laws of cause and effect. A
good action will eventually produce a beneficial result and vice
It is a principle of physics that energy can neither
be created nor destroyed. Energy can only be transformed from one
form into another. Everything we think, everything we feel,
everything we say and do constitutes a form of energy. "Each of us
is a powerful energy emitter in every waking or sleeping moment".
The way in which we emit that energy attracts people and experiences
that are resonating on the same frequency. Like attracts like. When
we are in a state of vibrant balance and vital peace, we will
attract to ourselves more of the same.
Many groups are
working together for personal transformation and world healing. Many
of those groups synchronise world healing sessions to magnify the
effect. This is not new. Since 1945 groups worldwide have
synchronised their meditations with the exact time of the full moon.
They use the "Great Invocation" that focuses on the reemergence of
love, light and divine will on Earth. What is different now, is that
the coordination network of groups has expanded tremendously in the
speed of communication, the breadth of contact and the urgency of
Through Internet links, fax links and satellite
technology, healers in Australia coordinate with native Americans in
Rochester New York, psychologists in Bali and monks in Bangkok.
Whenever peace is threatened or there is a disaster, energy is
sychronously directed to that place. Each positive thought resonates
through the jewelled net of world consciousness.
Although the article was written specifically for Asian readers with
a Buddhist background, you will find that true wisdom translates
well into any language or circumstance.
When groups of
like-minded people come together to meditate for improved conditions
on the earth, the effect is magnified. How does it feel to be part
of such a group? Here a member of a world healing group attempts to
convey something of the vastness of the interaction being effected
on a world scale.
"After the initial calming and alignment
of attention within the group, we consciously connected with the
centre of the Earth and the energy fields surrounding the Earth. I
become simultaneously aware of the microcosm of personal being and
the macrocosm of the interconnections within a universal oneness. I
was observing the alignment of the planets of the solar system, the
galaxy and even our universe from a place beyond yet within
those..... yet I was also rooted in the body - and the whole
permeated with love. That love was self arising from the little
girl's heart within me, and within the hearts and awareness of all
those who participated. It is our separation which defined and gave
consciousness to the oneness. We sent the light of Loving Kindness (Metta)
to areas currently under great stress. Together we focused our
awareness and directed loving kindness to all the sentient beings of
Which newborn child does not feel love for his
mother. And which mother would not willingly and joyfully undergo
the labour of birth for a loved child? What we are experiencing here
and now in South-east Asia are the birth pangs of an enhanced
consciousness that is born from the love and wisdom of awakening
From one coalescent point in the wholeness/holiness
I greet you,
Rev. Sadharma (Helen Jandamit)
About The Author
Rev. Sadharma (Helen Jandamit) is a Vipassana
(Insight) meditation master, the Director of the House of Dhamma and
a special lecturer at Mahachulalongkorn Buddhist University. She is
also one of the founder members of the International Buddhist
Meditation Centre, which is based in Mahadhatu Temple, Bangkok. She
has written several books related to Buddhism, The Path to Peace
Within, The Way to Vipassana, and In the world but not of the world.
Born in Britain, she has lived in Thailand for 24 years as an
ordained Field Reverend (Buddhist Priest) In addition she a mother,
an artist, the Editor of Bangkok Post Student Weekly, and teaches
Insight meditation at the House of Dhamma, YBAT, IBMC and on
invitation in Los Angeles and Vienna.