FOURTH DIMENSIONAL SUB-PLANES
There are seven sub-planes of the fourth dimension. Each sub-plane resonates to a different frequency. The higher sub-planes resonate to higher frequencies and the lower sub-planes resonate to lower frequencies. With the highest frequency planes on the top, the planes are:
Causal/Spiritual Plane=abstract thought and the Higher Human form
Mental Plane=concrete thought and lower mind
Kingdom of Faerie=imagination, rest and recreation
Lower Astral Plane=fear and negative emotions
Etheric Plane=interface between third and fourth dimensions
Each of the sub-planes within the fourth dimension has its own corresponding degree of materiality and condition of matter. In fact, within each sub-plane there are different frequency realities that are of gradually ascending vibratory rates.
For example, the Astral/Emotional Plane has many sub-planes within it ranging from a lower vibration where there is more fear than love to a higher vibration where there is more love than fear. However, these different planes are not separate like books piled on a bookshelf. Each sub-plane penetrates the one just above it and below it.
All of the fourth dimensional realities overlap. The higher dimensional realities extend further from earth and the lower dimensional realities are closer to earth. In fact, the lower astral sub-planes are actually here on the surface of the earth but are of a higher vibration.
However, because the fourth dimension is “out of phase” with our third dimensional perceptions, we are not consciously aware of it. As people begin to raise their consciousness, their perceptions will gradually become receptive to a reality of a higher frequency. Then they begin to see and hear what others do not. This can be very disturbing to one who has no guidance.
OUR MANY BODIES
The inner worlds of the fourth dimension are as vast and limitless as our imagination. However, the fourth dimension is NOT just our imagination, it is very real. Within us is the latent power to perceive, respond to and travel through this dimension. We all have “bodies” upon each of the fourth dimensional sub-planes in which we travel. That means that, whether we are aware of it or not, we all have an etheric body, an astral/emotional body, a mental body, a causal/spiritual body, which is our I AM Presence, and a life in Faerie.
Whenever we are incarnated on the third dimension, all of these higher bodies are also “alive” and serve as our “mirror” and support team. When we travel in the fourth dimension, we do so in the body that resonates to that sub-plane or a higher one. In other words, we can travel through the Astral Plane in our astral body or in our mental or causal bodies.
It is best to travel the lower sub-planes in our higher frequency bodies, as we may need the greater light of our higher bodies to serve as protection. This protection is especially needed in the Lower Astral Plane. The light and love of our higher dimensional bodies is the greatest protection from the darkness and fear of the lower astral sub-planes.
TRANSFERRING OUR AWARENESS
Moving from one sub-plane to another, it is not like moving on 3D Earth. Instead, we need to think in terms of transferring our consciousness from one reality to another. When we transfer our consciousness to another reality, we gradually become less responsive to the perceptions of the reality we are in and more responsive to the perceptions of the reality to which we are traveling.
We have all had this experience as we slowly drift off to sleep. First we are more aware of the physical world, and then, slowly, without our realizing it, we have flashes of a “dream.” Often these flashes come while we are still awake. Eventually, the physical world is perceived in flashes, and our dream world becomes predominant.
This same process occurs when we meditate. Through meditation we can raise our consciousness to a higher vibration by focusing our awareness on the higher dimensions.
NAVIGATING IN THE FOURTH DIMENSION
We navigate through the fourth dimension by combining our feelings/emotions and intentions/thoughts. Our feelings and intentions create a corresponding frequency of consciousness.
The higher states of consciousness resonate to a higher frequency, whereas the lower states of consciousness resonate to a lower frequency. It is our state of consciousness that creates our expectations. Our expectations then direct our perceptions to experience the reality in which that our state of consciousness believes.
For example, if we are feeling bliss and joy, our consciousness will raise to a high frequency. In this state of consciousness we will expect to experience love and harmony. Our expectations will then set our perceptions for that frequency. We will then experience the reality that vibrates to the frequency of that state of consciousness, expectations, and consequent perceptions.
On the other hand, if we are angry and afraid, our consciousness will lower. From this level of consciousness we will expect struggle and strife. Our perceptions will then calibrate to that frequency, and we will experience that reality.
This dynamic also applies to traveling through the various levels of the third dimension. There are many different third dimensional realities resonating to different octaves/frequencies of the 3D reality, just as there are different octaves of the 4D reality.
Our states of consciousness set our beliefs about what we expect from life. Then, our expectations calibrate our perceptions to perceive that which fits into those beliefs. Our experience of life is dictated by the frequency to which our perceptions are calibrated.
A street person has a “survival” state of consciousness. They expect to be cold, hungry, and alone. Therefore, their perceptions are focused on gathering food and finding shelter.
On the other hand, a self-realized person has learned how to survive in the world comfortably enough to have time and energy to pursue spiritual, artistic, and philosophical endeavors. They expect to have a, enough food, and friends with whom they can share their interests. They perceive a lovely day for a hike, a new play at their favorite theater, and the current activities of the stock market.
A self-realized person and a street person could be standing side by side and be realities apart. Just as the realities in the third dimension range from the street person to the of a self-realized person, the realities within the fourth dimension range from the Lower Astral Plane to the Causal/Spiritual Plane.
FEELINGS AND INTENTIONS
Even though we navigate the fourth dimension by combining our feelings and intentions, if they are not in sync with the frequency to which we wish to travel, we will not arrive at that plane.
For example, if we intend to go to the Causal Plane, but we are feeling afraid, that fear will limit our vibratory rate, and hence, our consciousness. Consequently, it will be more likely that we will find ourselves in the lower to mid astral sub-planes than in the Causal Plane.
Our intention also directs our destination. If we travel into the Astral/Emotional Plane with the intention of harming another, our level of consciousness will resonate to the Lower Astral Plane where fear and anger abound.
On the other hand, if we enter the Astral/Emotional Plane with the intention of service and love, our level of consciousness will resonate to the higher astral sub-planes where there is more love and light.
If we travel into the fourth dimension with the intention of learning more cosmic truth and communicating with higher beings, our consciousness will resonate to the Mental and/or the Causal Plane where illumination awaits us.
Of course, raising our consciousness to the higher fourth dimensional realities is not an easy task. It requires much training, discipline, and most of all, LOVE.
DENSITY AND VIBRATION
The fourth dimension begins here on earth and extends thousands of miles beyond the surface into the ionosphere. The higher in altitude that we travel in the third dimension, as well as the higher we raise our consciousness that we travel in the fourth dimension, the more rarified and less dense the environment becomes.
There is less matter and more light in the higher altitudes of the third dimension and less fear and more love in the higher frequencies of the fourth dimension. Therefore, in order to travel to the higher planes of the fourth dimension, we must be able to fill ourselves with love. In other words, we must be able to love ourselves, for how can we fill ourselves with love if we cannot love ourselves?
Matter limits the vibratory rate of physical elements to make them denser, and fear limits the vibratory rate of non-physical elements to make them denser. For example, the element of earth is solid. It holds the most matter within it, is the densest, and has the lowest vibration.
The next element up in vibration is water, which is liquid. Water holds less matter than the earth element, is less dense and has a faster vibration. Finally, the element of air is gaseous, has the least density and the fastest vibration.
In order to raise our consciousness high enough to travel to the higher planes, we must go deep within ourselves. We can consciously love ourselves enough to travel into some portions of the Astral Plane, but in order to travel into the higher planes we must also love ourselves from DEEP within our unconscious.
This inner love means that we love ALL that we have been and ALL that we have experienced. If we cannot love ourselves in this fashion we will not be able to release enough fear to raise our vibration, and therefore our consciousness, above the mid-astral sub-planes.
TRANSFORMATION OF CONSCIOUSNESS
The transformation of our consciousness can be likened the transformation of water boiling in a pan. First the water is room temperature and the molecules move relatively slowly. When the fire beneath the pan heats the water, the molecules move faster and faster until the water boils. When the water boils, portions of it become steam and rise into the air. If the pan is not removed from the fire, all the water will then transform into steam and the pan will become “empty.”
Metaphorically, the pan is like our body, the fire is like our rising Kundalini, and the water is like our consciousness. Just as the pan and fire remain on the stove, our physical body remains on the earth while we transfer our awareness to the higher bodies. If the empty pan were to remain on the fire, it would begin to degrade without the water to protect it from the fire. Our physical bodies would also degrade if all of our consciousness left. Our consciousness is our life force. It is the pilot of our earth vessel. Without the pilot, the “vessel” would crash.
As a skyscraper must have a deep foundation in order to reach high into the sky, we must be deeply rooted in the physical earth to raise our consciousness into the higher dimensions. It is love for ourselves and for the planet that affords us that grounding. The more intimately we can love ourselves, the higher in consciousness we can travel. Love is the antidote to the fear that lowers our vibration and limits our consciousness.
THE LOWER ASTRAL PLANE
The Lower Astral Plane is the lowest sub-plane of the fourth dimension. It lies partly on the surface of the earth and partly, perhaps mostly, beneath the surface of the earth. Remember that the fourth dimension is “out of phase” with our physical sense organs, and it is not perceivable to our third dimensional consciousness.
The Lower Astral Plane is filled with the emotions of fear, anger, sorrow, guilt, and pain. These negative emotions lower the vibration of this plane and diminish its light. Vision here is like looking through an infrared camera where the only colors are black, gray, and dirty red.
The Lower Astral Plane is not imaginary. It does have an objective existence. It is not evil of itself but instead resonates to and reflects the evil within those who visit it. If we were to calm our fear with love, we would take on a higher frequency astral body. Then we could safely travel through the Lower Astral Plane to assist its poor inhabitants. In fact, many spiritual people give the service of Lower Astral “rescue work.”
THE ASTRAL/EMOTIONAL PLANES
The inhabitants of the astral sub-planes above the Lower Astral Plane see the same earth that we see in the third dimension. However, the enhanced perceptions of the astral body allow the traveler to perceive much more. With our astral vision, we can see the outer appearance as it is seen on the third dimension. However we can also see the etheric body, the aura, and the prana that is circulating over, under, around and through the life forms and objects. In fact, on the fourth dimension it becomes apparent that ALL “objects” have a life force.
As we move into the higher realities of the Astral/Emotional Plane it is much lighter. Therefore, colors are more perceivable and objects are clearer. Once there, we lose sight of third dimensional earth and become absorbed with the fascinating process of creating reality with our thoughts and feelings.
The entire Astral/Emotional Plane from the Lower Astral Plane to the base of the Mental Plane acts like a mirror for our emotions. In these fourth dimensional realities, feelings from the third dimensional world are amplified. They then reverberate back to the physical world in an ever-expanding arc like a wave buffeting back ad forth between two walls. However, if we can travel into the Astral Plane and calm this storm, our third dimensional emotions will also lessen.
Summerland is astral sub-plane where “dead” persons go who are not aware that they have died. These persons are either not in touch with their higher self and spiritual guidance, or they are not yet ready to accept that their physical life has ended. In Summerland, they can finish whatever earthly goals they were unable to achieve. If their goals were to harm others and cause fear, they will not be able to remain there because the vibration of their consciousness will pull them down into the Lower Astral Plane.
The vibration of Summerland resonates to love. It is a place where loving people who “die” while disillusioned or unfinished with their physical life can feel a sense of fulfillment and completion. Summerland is like a halfway house where the inhabitants can prepare themselves for their rebirth into the physical world or into the higher planes.
The light and the colors in Faerie are so bright that it is like coming out of a dark cave and into a bright field. Much of Faerie looks like the physical plane, but there are also plants, beings, and humanoids there that do not exist on the third dimension. Our fairy tales and fantasy novels give a true representation of life in Faerie.
THE MENTAL PLANE
The Mental Plane has much less density than the Astral Plane. In fact, in the mental sub-planes, emotions are muted because they are balanced. For example, fear and love, happiness and sorrow, are no longer polarized into separate emotions and are, instead, perceived as a spectrum encompassing all extremes. Without the polarity of emotions there is no longer the “charge” that distracts our feeling body and lowers our consciousness. Therefore, we can to “think” about out emotions without the judgment and criticism that is so common on the third dimension.
Here the combination of thoughts and emotions quickly manifest as objects or experiences. However, our perceptions that were so bright and distinct on the higher astral sub-planes are muted, like looking through a gauze veil. Matter on the Mental Plane is very fine, and objects are temporary because they are created by our attention and disappear when they no longer hold them in our mind.
Just as the Astral Plane creates and reflects our emotions, the Mental Plane creates and reflects our thoughts. The Mental Plane encompasses our concrete thought, our mental body, and the aura of our mind. Traveling through the Mental Plane can assist us in releasing old core beliefs of limitation and separation.
THE CAUSAL PLANE
The Causal Plane is the highest vibration of the Mental Plane. However, it resonates to a much higher frequency then the rest of the Mental Plane. Therefore, it is infinitely more beautiful. This plane is filled with Light, Love, and Truth. The Causal Plane is the plane of our “Higher Self.” This plane rules our abstract thought and can facilitate quick changes in our third dimensional thinking if we allow the wisdom of our “Higher Self” to enter our physical consciousness.
THE CAUSAL/SPIRITUAL PLANE
The highest frequency of the Causal Plane is the Spiritual Plane where our Higher Human resides. Our Higher Human consists primarily of Light and holds very little matter. From the perspective of our Higher Human, we are able to pierce the veil between each plane and see our many selves. This process is like looking through a house of mirrors to see the many “bodies” of our self. However, our true Self is the Higher Human.
When our Soul desires a physical life, it steps its vibration down into the Higher Human who then clothes itself in the matter of the appropriate planes to become “born” into the physical world. On each of the sub-planes between the physical and Causal/Spiritual Plane is a body we can inhabit for our fourth dimensional journeys.
It is from the Causal/Spiritual Plane that the Rainbow Bridge can lift our vibration into the fifth dimension and into our fifth dimensional Lightbody. Our “I AM Presence” guards the threshold of this Bridge, waiting to guide us across it when we are ready.
When the third and fourth dimensions collapse into the fifth dimension, we will all wear bodies of light. Whether this transformation will occur slowly or suddenly remains to be seen. Either way, when the transformation occurs, many people will be confused. They will then seek guidance from the Lightworkers who have faced their fear and darkness and forged ahead into the planes of love and light.