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Understanding 3D, 4D and 5D Spiritual Dimensions

By Julie O'Hara - Author, Poet and Spiritual WarriorPublished 15 days ago 4 min read

In the spiritual and metaphysical communities, the terms 3D, 4D and 5D are often bandied about with no real understanding of what they mean. In fact, 4D is often overlooked. These terms refer to spiritual dimensions, not the dimensions you read about in physics and the scientific world, although there are similarities. You must traverse these dimensions before ascension into a more spiritual being and to be unified again with Source. I will be discussing 3, 4D and 5D in more detail, hopefully helping you understand the process better.

For starters, the movement from our 3D oriented living to 4D/5D dimensional awareness needs some explanation. For the sake of simplicity, I am going to talk about the difference between 3D dimension and 4D/5Ddimension awareness as it pertains to our Mind, Body/Feelings and Soul.


In the 3D world, the ego rules; it is competitive, with winners and losers, and our worth is based on social and economic standing. There is a self-absorbed quality to it, tinged with fear and negative self-evaluation. At its worst, there is a need for control, domination, and power which permeate business and relationships. In interactions, social pleasantries and appearances are important, safer than being honest and real. There is a continual process of self-scrutiny based on how you measure up. It’s an uncomfortable place, where one rarely feels they have actually made it.

In the 4D dimension, thinking is radically altered to be big picture oriented, so you see yourself as part of a whole. You move from competition to collaboration, from power and control to cooperation and collective decision making. You focus is on solutions rather than your problems. There is understanding of other’s needs and perspectives without taking sides. There is less judgment, less fear and a lack of concern about what others think. You think and plan with clear intention, making effortless decisions so things fall in place. There’s a sense of maturity, to be able to think and handle things with ease.


In the 3D world, feelings and reactions are closely attached to your ego and ride a rollercoaster of ups and downs depending on how you think you’re doing. Your sense of self is often insecure and externally dependent on others’ perceptions and response to you. Reactions can be extreme with behaviors that match. With your body full of stress, worry and fear, symptoms of depression and anxiety can develop with a host of physical responses to match from HPB to chronic pain. The solutions are sought externally too, with pills, medical procedures, or relief with alcohol, drugs, spending and material things. You are often a mess internally, regardless of how well you are doing externally.

In the 4D dimension, the awareness of your interconnectedness to everything changes much of this. You focus internally, understanding your feelings and health, talking personal responsibility for decisions so you actually have what you want. There is more genuine joy, happiness, excitement, and enthusiasm. Trusting yourself to represent your best interests makes you real, relaxed, present, smiling and laughing. You can be peaceful, without stress and anger. Relationships are meaningful; love is real. The practice of yoga and meditation brings peace, emotional and physical health, with health issues addressed by knowing what you need. Internally, your mind and body are working together to say AHH.


Soul and spirituality in the 3D world are often externalized to organized religion or are not considered and ignored. Religions focus on being loyal to a structure with rules and expectations that define proper spiritual beliefs, actions and support. Some use fear to exert power, control, and compliance. There can be judgement between belief systems with the assumption that one is right and others are wrong. This creates hatred, conflict and violence worldwide. In our country, we are witnessing the use of religion as a political weapon and tool to turn people against one another with increased divisiveness. Others do not consider spirituality or the soul as important.

Soul and spirituality in the 4D/5D dimension sends you on a personal discovery process often supported by likeminded groups, practices, and some religions. You develop your own connection to God, spirit, or Source through meditation, prayer, using intuition and learning about your innate psychic abilities. You understand your interconnected to everything, knowing you makes a difference. The more you align with an entity greater than you, the more you understand your life purpose. You are able to create alignment between your mind, body and soul. This internal and external congruency brings deep satisfaction and gratitude for life’s abundance. As life orients to 4D/ 5D dimensional living, it’s easy to leave the 3D world behind.

Where do you see yourself in this process of moving from the 3D world to 4D/5D dimensional living? Is your mind worried, directed by ego or more relaxed, with clear big picture intentions? Is your body stressed, unhealthy, on an emotional roller coaster, or more at ease, managing feelings and staying healthy? Is the concept of spirit and soul unimportant or embraced in a controlling religion, or do you seek your own relationship with spirit and soul? Notice your own change process as you take responsibility for creating a healthy mind, body and spirit interconnectedness.

-Julie O’Hara - 2024


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Julie O'Hara - Author, Poet and Spiritual Warrior

Thank you for reading my work. Feel free to contact me with your thoughts or if you want to chat. [email protected]

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