Birthing The Fifth Dimension
By Rev. 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 individual contributors.
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 and sounds.

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.

Some scientists 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 versa.

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 the task.

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.

Note: 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 the Earth."

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 humanity.

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.