Everywhere we look today, we see a world in transition. It can seem as if global events are totally out of control, the “bad guys” are winning, and that there’s no hope for humanity.
The whole idea of the world shifting from 3D to 5D can really feel like an illusion.
This viewpoint is totally understandable. Even when following the alternative news on the internet, rather than simply watching the mainstream news (that always seems to focus on the negative and simply doesn’t report all the news for whatever reason), it can seem as if humanity is finally going to extinguish itself through one disastrous event or another.
The US Political Scene
Just following US politics and the presidential race is enough to cause hopelessness for any Lightworker who has visions and hope for a new Age to arrive.
It can actually be embarrassing to be an American at this point with people like Trump and Hillary running for president — perhaps even worse than when Bush was our leader.
(And those of us who traveled internationally during those years know how America was perceived and hated at that point.)
How could this be happening? How did things get so very bad? Where did we lose any power we might have thought we had to at least contribute positively to the country we’re living in?
But perhaps more importantly: How can the US and the world at large ever get from where things are now to a world that’s living in the Fifth Dimension?
Is the whole notion of Ascension just a dream, a figment of the imagination of naïve, delusional individuals who fruitlessly desire a world based on truth, love and justice?
The In-Between Times
More than ever, I think not. In fact, I believe the state of affairs in the world is exactly what has been predicted by the visionaries who have described the Ascension process that the world would be transitioning through before it shifts into 5D.
All have described our need to first go through a time of great transition, or the “In-Between Times”, as indigenous peoples have called it for many generations back in time.
The prophesies have all spoken of a time in which there would be increased conflict, chaos, and tribulation in the world (as well as within individuals).
All the old social, financial, and political structures based on corruption, oppression, and greed would be crumbling, collapsing, and eventually disappearing as new structures would slowly begin to replace them.
But no one has said this would happen easily or even quickly — it would take some time.
And, of course, this makes sense. For a new earth to manifest, all the dysfunctional, lower-vibrational structures on which societies have been based would have to crumble and die first.
And because, in evolutionary terms, the process of Ascension is happening so quickly, the transition from 3D to 5D would have to be especially rocky and disturbing.
So it’s clear that everything we see now that is so frightening and disheartening can be understood to be exactly on target.
Our old world is collapsing around us. And it is likely going to be like this for a while longer, before the new higher-vibrational structures can be fully created and put in place.
The World is in a Healing Crisis
In one way, it’s as if the world is experiencing a “healing crisis”. Many of us are familiar with what can occur when we’re beginning a new health protocol — we initially experience a period of detox in which all the toxins in our body come to the surface to be released.
And in the process, we end up initially feeling a lot worse than we did before we began the process. It takes a while for the toxins to release before our body can begin to feel lighter and cleaner.
This is exactly the way to view the world at this point — we are seeing a healing crisis. All the “toxins” have to rise to the surface to be seen and experienced.
It’s necessary for us as a species to fully see what we have created and how terribly toxic it is — not only for all of us living on this planet, but also for all other beings living in this universe who have also been affected.
3D to 5D
I have to chuckle sometimes when I view the American political scene — seeing the huge chasm between Trump and Sanders. They both represent so beautifully the journey we’re making from 3D to 5D.
Trump is so emphatically expressing 3D consciousness, and Sanders is so clearly representing 5D consciousness.
Of course, I cannot affirm that Bernie actually lives in 5D consciousness — but the ideals he so firmly believes in are all of a 5D nature. He is so clearly attempting to pull the US into a much higher vibration.
Whether or not we as a nation are ready for what Bernie is offering only time will tell. It may look to some at this point as if he won’t have the opportunity to do what he wishes to do — and perhaps we are not yet ready for someone like him.
Perhaps too many people are holding onto the hope that the old, decaying political system can still be held together and function effectively.
But it’s not totally clear yet what will happen; much can occur before the Democratic Convention convenes.
The interesting thing to me is that all three candidates are demonstrating so beautifully the full drama of what the Ascension process is producing: a wide gap between two very different dimensional reality structures — and how as a country, we are faced with making decisions as to what we will choose.
On the one hand, both Bernie and Trump are indicating quite emphatically that the current system is no longer working; they’re just pulling in opposite directions — toward 3D and 5D.
Hillary, on the other hand, represents those who are attempting to keep the old corrupt 3D system from collapsing.
This is not all that different from what is happening for all of us on the micro level.
How often do we find a “Trump” kind of figure within us, fighting irrationally for old lower-dimensional beliefs and emotions of fear, anger, or revenge, when we know so well on another level that this is not how we wish to operate?
Or our “Hillary” figure trying to convince us that everything really is okay just as it is, and we don’t have to grow or let go of old beliefs and 3D ways of operating?
Sometimes our inner “Trump” wins, and other times our inner “Bernie” or “Hillary” wins. We are all in transition, just as the world is.
Ascension Takes Time
Ascension is a process; it is not happening overnight. And it takes some work, a great deal of trust, and a willingness to let go of the past.
It takes moving through rough and sometimes tumultuous — or at times just plain boring — transitional phases.
The new, higher expressions of who we are cannot move into a vehicle that is still cluttered with lower-vibrational energies and patterns.
Having lived through the 3D reality structure for so many thousands of years as many of us have, we’re bound to have a number of deeply-formed 3D habit patterns that need to come to the surface, seen clearly, and then released. So it is with the collective of humanity — and probably even more so.
Humanity is turning around; we can see some very promising signs of this if we look closely and want to see them.
But it will be a process and it will take some time. The old has to die before the new can truly come in and begin to reign among us all.
Staying in our 5D Bubbles
Meanwhile, let us go through these transitional times with a feeling of optimism, no matter what is occurring.
Let us continue to see the world simply moving through a healing crisis that presages a healing to come. Let us avoid a 3D “Us vs Them” kind of attitude.
And let us continue to keep ourselves in a high vibration in our own individual “5D bubbles”, knowing that we are each contributing to the vibration of all of humanity. We are all connected, we all count.
Things may well get worse for a while — maybe for another few years, according to certain visionaries — but they will turn around. The very high frequencies that are increasingly flooding our planet will see to that.
But it is how each of us responds to these frequencies and uses them to lift ourselves and the collective consciousness that will count in the end.
It is this that will determine how rough it will get and how long the difficult transitional period will last.