REAL POWER: MAXING OUT ON GOD'S LOVE
LIVING IN THE FIFTH DIMENSION
Most people live as if they are
trapped like rats in the three dimensions of space and the fourth
dimension of time. They donít know anything about the fifth dimension
where their spirit lives forever.
Charles Darwin and his disciples
would have me believe that a cosmic accident created the three
dimensions of space and the fourth dimension of time. Not only do
they want me to swallow their watermelon size cosmic accident in one
gulp, they also want me to believe that this is all there is. I have
read their arguments and am not impressed. Their backward thinking
requires more faith than I can muster. Itís easier for me to live in
the fifth dimension of spirit where I have a personal relationship
with God based on love, than it is to live in a meaningless universe
that came into existence as a result of their cosmic accident.
After you take a look at the five
dimensions, you can decide whether you will settle for living in only
the first four, or if you will open your heart to Godís love and learn
what it means to max out on his love in the fifth dimension.
THE THREE DIMENSIONS OF SPACE
The three dimensions of space are
found in your physical world. You have a powerful attachment to the
dimensions of space. They contain everything you touch, see, hear,
taste, and smell. All of your senses combine to tell you this is the
real world. In fact, you never question whether the three dimensions
of space are real. You accept them and live your entire life in
them. Because you can touch them, they must be real.
Your connection with the dimensions
of space is so powerful itís easy to feel that the physical world is
all there is. It seems so real and you are comfortable with it
because you can see it, touch it, and manipulate it. You even act
like you understand the three dimensions of space, when the truth is
you live in a physical universe you donít comprehend. The more you
learn about it, the more you find itís much different than the way it
seems to your senses.
In the early twentieth century, the
physical universe seemed simple. At the infinitely small level,
everything was made up of molecules. Molecules were made up of atoms,
and atoms were made up of electrons, protons, and neutrons.
In the twenty-first century, the new
model for reality has photons, neutrinos, positrons, and elementary
particles that exist for only nanoseconds. Now you hear about dark
matter and dark energy that fills the voids in an infinitely expanding
universe. It turns out that you really donít have a good
understanding of the physical universe at the infinitely small level.
Similarly, at an infinitely large
level, the physical universe is beyond your comprehension. Scientists
believe a massive explosion at the beginning of time caused the
universe to eternally expand outward into empty space. They have no
idea what or who made the big bang happen.
Your senses quickly fail when you
look at the universe at the infinitely large and infinitely small
levels. You are stuck between a rock and a hard place. You are stuck
between the rock of the infinitely large and the hard place of the
infinitely small. You take a perch somewhere between the infinitely
large and the infinitely small, and you describe your perch as
reality. Itís the only reality your senses have the capacity to
Your five senses restrict your
ability to understand the universe in which you live. Itís not your
fault that you only have five senses. However, it is your fault when
you take what your five senses tell you and say that is all there is.
If you canít touch it, taste it, see it, smell it, or hear it, it
God gave you five senses to assure
your survival in the physical world. They are biological survival
tools and nothing more. As you navigate through life, take their
advice when itís helpful, but donít let them become the judge and jury
of whatís real in the physical and spiritual universe. Donít become a
prisoner of your five senses.
THE FOURTH DIMENSION IS TIME
The fourth dimension is time. Time
is also beyond your comprehension. The theory of relativity teaches
that time has plastic qualities. As you accelerate an object toward
the speed of light, time slows down. How can that be? You look at
your watch and your senses tell you that time is constant. But no
matter what your senses say, physicists tell you a different story.
Your five senses quickly fail when
you try to understand time. Time is in the realm of theoretical
physics. When a physicist starts to talk about the space-time
continuum, you probably look at your watch to see if itís time to
leave. The only thing you know for certain about time is that you
donít understand it.
You never have and probably never
will know exactly what time is. Although you talk about time as if
you know it like a close friend, you have, in fact, never met.
When you face the facts, you realize
you live in a physical universe that you donít understand. Your
knowledge of the dimensions of space and time are approximate rather
than ultimate. If you are smart, you wonít limit yourself to living
in only the first four dimensions. You will open your heart and mind
to Godís love and enter the fifth dimension, the dimension of spirit.
THE FIFTH DIMENSION IS SPIRIT
The fifth dimension is spirit.
Spirit is what you are. Spirit is also what God is. You live in the
spirit all the time. Your five senses are terminally challenged in
trying to verify the spirit. Your five senses imprison you. The
senses that insure your safe passage through the physical world blind
you to the reality of the spiritual one.
There is a time to listen to your
senses, and a time to come to your senses and listen to the spiritual
voice within. When you listen to your inner voice, you discover that
you are a spiritual being living in a physical body. You encounter
the challenge of living in the spirit without denying your body, and
living in your body without denying your spirit. Your body is not who
you are, but it is a part of who you are. You are spirit. Your body
is only where your spirit lives this side of eternity.
Your challenge as a spiritual being
is to honor and enjoy your body, and at the same time, avoid excessive
attachments to its preferences. When you are overly attached, you
suffer. This is more than abstract metaphysical nonsense. This is
what it means to be human.
You are a spiritual being having a
human experience. You sense your spirituality every day. If you
satisfy the cravings of your spirit, you find meaning and
fulfillment. If you satisfy only the cravings of your body, you
become a prisoner of the physical world.
YOU MUST WORSHIP GOD IN SPIRIT AND IN
The fifth dimension is also the
dimension of relationships. In the fifth dimension you have a
personal relationship with God, spirit to Spirit. The Bible teaches
that God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship him in
spirit and in truth.
The spiritual relationships of the
fifth dimension nourish your spirit for eternity. Life has nothing to
do with the accumulation of things. There is no eternal scorecard
that reflects how many dollars, houses, cars, and yachts you
accumulate on your passage through time. Your spirit is the only part
of you that endures. What your spirit becomes on its passage through
time is what you take with you into eternity.
Your spirit is the most important
part of who and what you are. If you ignore your spirit, your life
becomes a museum of meaningless experiences and acquisitions that blow
away in the winds of time. If you live in the spirit, you find
meaning and joy in spite of all the challenges that come your way.
Donít ignore your spirit because itís who you are.
My five senses are terminally challenged in trying to verify the
spiritual world. The five senses that insure my safe passage through
the physical world blind me to the reality of the spiritual one.
There is a time to listen to my senses, and a time to come to my
senses and listen to the spiritual voice within. If I satisfy the
cravings of my spirit, I find meaning and fulfillment. If I satisfy
only the cravings of my body, I become a prisoner of the physical
world. My spirit is the only part of me that will endure. What my
spirit becomes on its passage through time is what I will take with me
into eternity. I will not ignore my spirit because itís who I really
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