by Noel Huntley, Ph.D.

The subject of dimensions can be confusing for numerous reasons:

1) dimensions not only refer to anything to do with size, but also scope, and attributes

2) they are fundamental to existence and anything more basic than our material level of observation is difficult to know about

3) dimensions are used as a mathematical and geometrical way of expressing higher space

4) they are used (differently) with great freedom in the New-Age field, generally without having much idea what they mean

5) the different methodology used between the academic system (point 3 above) and the New Age (point 4 above) in setting up dimensions can be confusing

6) finally, dimensions not only frame spacetime but frame consciousness. This latter point is the aspect of dimensions we are interested in

Firstly, it is important to note that academically there is only acceptance of a 3D external world - what we refer to as the material world. With this very limiting belief system, dimensions have reduced applications apart from expressing the structure of 3D, provide a 'vehicle' for time (4D) and of course all the mathematical contrivances in the micro-dimensions of string theories. However, with a proper recognition of the nature of consciousness, which is grossly absent in current science, dimensions take on a whole new meaning - this is what we are interested in.

Most people might ask, why do we need dimensions? What's wrong with just an environment of one type of space? Science would give one answer to this and those that go beyond our materialistic science would give another. Nevertheless one should be familiar with the academic geometric method of defining dimensions before going further. This is covered briefly in the next paragraph.

An infinitesimally thin straight line gives us our first dimension. We can take this line and move it at right angles to itself and trace out a surface to obtain 2D. We then move this surface at right angles to each of its two dimensions, 1 and 2, to trace out 3D. We now have a volume or solid, say, a cube. This is as far as our perception will go, since we now have to imagine moving the cube (kind of expanding) at right angles to each of its three dimensions. (Note that when we say 2D or 3D we automatically include the lower ones within it - we might say third dimension but we are including two and one unless we specifically state the third-dimensional direction.) Now each higher dimension is infinity over each adjacent lower one - an infinite number of infinitesimally thin lines will fit into the surface, and an infinite number of infinitesimally thin surfaces will fit into a 3D structure, etc. Thus there are vast spatial increments in these geometric dimensions.

Now according to the scientific viewpoint, since we have a body and perception that are 3D oriented we can only operate in 3D space, and there is no awareness of different attributes of the dimensions relating to particular focuses of consciousness, which are expressed in frequencies. This is the current state of education.

Let us bridge the gap between this immensely limiting viewpoint and the real meaning of dimensions by indicating that some quantum physicists and others are moving quantum theory in the direction of the presence of a unified field of energy that is being referred to as all consciousness - minute units or particles, billions of times smaller than subatomic particles. In fact this unified field gives us a beginning for the more pertinent analysis of dimensions and their real meaning.

On the basis of the unified field of consciousness everything is the product of patterns of these consciousness units - the units cohere to form waves and the waves form structures. This means dimensions are structures of consciousness. Consciousness forms frameworks/dimensions for its own organization and qualification. By creating different kinds of guide lines and formatting for itself it can explore its infinite potential. The dimensions can even be designed so that large limitations are imposed on consciousness, enabling it to explore evolutionary probabilities and play out the details. These arenas clearly contain space and time, but this system is quite different from the mathematical and inflexible academic method of dimensions.

Thus although consciousness (the unified field) is divided up in this manner and isolated linearly, it is nevertheless integrated with intrinsic configurations, nonlinearly. For example, using our standard model as an analogy, the company organization, the groundfloor workers are apparently isolated (linearly) but through the managers, executives and president, they are integrated (nonlinearly). In effect, higher dimensions always embrace the lower ones.

Since these dimensions set a template for consciousness and consciousness' personalities, then the nature of this dimensional environment is to reflect back or mirror the personality. Thus the external mirrors the internal. Let us take a look at some of the characteristics of our dimensions.

Our present manifestation of consciousness is such that we perceive 3D structures and think in 3D. Although numerous dimensions are needed to explore consciousness they are nevertheless interdependent and interrelated, as stated above. The structure of 3D gives us stable forms by means of the principles of counteraction, polarities and standing waves. Moreover, the property (purpose) of 3D is to 'expand' out the inner-multidimensional and nonlinear aspects of consciousness into a spatial volume in which no two particles can occupy the same space. And along with a time component from 4D, 3D enables us to learn cause and effect; to have time, and focus, to observe consequences of actions; to perceive isolated details vividly.

This extreme property of separation in 3D works with the merging and unifying traits of 4D which can penetrate and integrate the third dimension and go beyond it. But the basic 3D gives separation of particles, out-of-phase energies and non-resonant frequencies. In particular it encourages opposites and the 'ability' not to perceive another's viewpoint or suffering. This rather severe characteristic is available for exploration if an individual's freewill selects it. Also these dimensions encourage understanding by means of logic (though 3D logic only). For this logical condition to dominate, the fifth dimension of mental and structural attributes is the main cause when 4D is essentially being bypassed (emotions, intuition and imagination). Our present educational system is moving us in this direction.

Note that one can't blame the dimensions: one tunes to the dimensional level corresponding to one's consciousness, which becomes one's reality. These dimensions are different frequency spectrums, ranging from low frequencies (rates of vibration of energies) to high, throughout each dimension and continuing into the next higher one. Frequency spectrums not only give us the whole field of radiant energy but also structures since everything is made up of patterns of frequencies (oscillating energy which when played against itself, forms standing waves and stable structures). Thus we shall see that this new physics system of presenting dimensions is not just quantitative but also qualitative.

Now within the third dimension we have dimensions 1 and 2. What part could they play? It is easy for the reader to lose the purpose of these steps here since one's mind will automatically keep reverting to the context of our already heavily-formatted consciousness. As an analogy, a consciousness that is molded into the shape of an X can't have knowledge of that X since this condition is the basis by which other patterns within this are judged. For example, if the X was inside a sphere (representing consciousness) then the sphere can measure and know the cross relative to itself, the sphere. If consciousness is being a state (dramatizing it, formatted by it) and this state is the basic one in its dimensions and existence, it can't observe it. This would also apply at the highest level - Source. To know itself it must project out its characteristics and separate them out to understand what it is.

As a consequence of this difficulty, let us risk a ludicrously simple and hugely limited analogy to bring the reader back to - if only in imagination - this fundamental format of consciousness (Source level) which hasn't yet got itself organized, so to speak. This state must be multidimensional and beyond spacetime and we shall simulate this with the idea of superimposing many colors (like mixing paint) so that each color is spread throughout the whole. With paints, this would be a muddy brown; with the rainbow colors of light it would be white light.

We now imagine this Source of all colors, each color uniformly distributed throughout the whole (Source), projects out individual colors, say, red is now focused (from being merged with the whole) to a spot. In fact, one could imagine using a prism to split up the colors individually. We can now have patterns of different colored spots, which have been separated out from Source, representing different phenomena. The idea is that this enables the Source to understand its nature---what its potential is.

Consciousness thus constructs dimensions/frameworks which then feed back and draw out of that consciousness its many potential attributes to be experienced - structurally requalifying the Source which is then forever becoming in this manner. (Note that dimensions have been distorted to trap humans in the lowest ranges.) To some degree, dimensions are personally rendered and form part of the individual's so-called hologram, giving their reality.

Returning to the evaluation of dimensions, we need dimensions 1 and 2 to provide smaller partitions within sequences for beginnings and endings; for cycles of activity structured from simple 'starts', 'changes', and 'stops'. Without cycles there can be no existence of our kind. Fundamental consciousness has no familiarity with sequence. It must be programmed to provide the steps to explore itself - and to provide a form of evolution or ascension.

Now whereas the frequencies (energies) of the first three dimensions together encourage polarity, separation and ego, the fourth dimension provides a frequency spectrum for emotions, which are more holistic. The fourth dimension emphasizes unity, bringing together the separate parts, and creating a continuous flowing condition, enabling the energies to smoothly flow through the dimensions. The cycles of action of dimensions 1 and 2 played out in 3D will complete more easily without stuck flows and without areas of energy hung up in time.

As we ascend into (focus on) the 4D frequency bands, physical movement becomes easier. We learn how to use the energy field system around the joints rather than applying excessive muscular effort (see articles on mobility and fractal matrix, etc.). There is a removal of mental blocks and an expansion of imagination -
right-brain consciousness begins to assert itself. One can project consciousness into all points of view simultaneously, preventing all conflict, and a greater balance is achieved in body, mind and spirit.

The fifth dimension relates to the mental attributes; is structural in nature but going beyond 3D structures. It will work with 4D to clarify and give control to the emotions, aiding the projection of emotions into higher intuitive states and knowingness beyond simple logic and objectivity, which only gives representational knowledge.

One will find that the considered total number of dimensions varies greatly from one source to another. The renowned philosopher Ouspenski theorized that the number of dimensions of our universe was six, but note that this is the mathematical/academic system of purely quantitative spatial dimensions. In modern physics, string theories have 11 dimensions, however, these are minute dimensions of curled up micro-space and have no relationship with our above macro, qualitative dimensions. Some channeling refer to more than 20 dimensions and other sources up to 60 or so - these are the qualitative type. The most believable system is that given by the Guardian Alliance (ETs), that our full time/energy matrix has 15 dimensions - 5 universes of 3 dimensions each, first harmonic universe has D1, D2, D3, second harmonic universe has D4, D5, D6, etc. and each dimension divides into 12 sub-frequencies. (Note the notation here: D1, D2, D3 indicate the separate dimensions but 3D embraces all three, etc.)

Now we perceive 3D as solid but when focused in higher dimensions these dimensions will also appear solid, though with greater flexibility, such as in teleportation capabilities. In fact as we go up the dimensions, as the frequencies increase and there is increase in integration and harmonic energies, the probabilities available for selection and experience becomes greater with accompanying greater range of perceptions. Space increases as with the academic system but because of the qualitative aspects it is more abstract, more part of the mind and consciousness and can be manipulated. There is greater freedom of choice, more variety and possibilities; the dimensional frameworks are less restrictive as the responsibility grows.