There's is More to You Than What You See

We live in a multi-dimensional universe and we are multi-dimensional people or multi-faceted beings. There is more to us than just a body. What does this mean exactly and how does it impact our development and spiritual growth? To understand multiple dimensions it is helpful to start with the simplest of dimensions.

Picture a piece of paper and on that paper draw a square. This is a two-dimensional rendering of a box showing length and breadth. If you were a two-dimensional being, you would be recognized by the shape of your footprint because you had no height.

Add the third dimension of height and you have a much more interesting world. Voila! There is now a whole lot more to you than just a footprint! Add height to the flat square and you now have a cube. If you recall your art classes in elementary school, you might remember when you learned to draw a cube. It now looked more real and seemed to jump off the page at you. It was very exciting to open up a new dimension in your artistic abilities. You had progressed from flat drawing to a more realistic form of drawing in three dimensions!

The mistake we often make in our lives is that we stop at the realm of the physical, or the third dimension, and forget to acknowledge that there is more to us than just our bodies. We also have emotion, mind, and soul dimensions. When we look at the scientific world, we see that we have focused mainly on the physical realm as we have tried to master our understanding of the physical world. This is a normal progression of things. As the physical world is being better understood, science has progressed into study the other dimensions of emotion, mind, and soul.

If you add the fourth dimension of emotion to the physical realm, it makes life much more complex and interesting. Add to that the realm of the mental and it grows even more. The dimension of soul is the higher dimension of archetype. Some people call this the Higher Self. It can be looked at as the blueprint of your life--the essence of who you are. Not necessarily who you’ve become, but who you were intended to be--the master plan for your personhood.

The seventh dimension is the dimension of spirit or Heaven. This is the dimension where God dwells. The importance of spiritual practice is to connect us with the seventh dimension, or communion with God. Each part of spiritual practice develops a vehicle or a way of better communicating with God.

Prayer can be practiced on the fourth dimension. We use our heart, or open our hearts to God in prayer. David’s Psalms are a good example of this. He approached God with honesty and openness of heart. This is why he was called a “man after God’s own heart”. He wore no mask before God. His heart was open.

Study of sacred writings is where we practice spiritual growth on the fifth dimension of mind. We develop our mental vehicle to approach God through study. The more regularly we practice this, the more developed our mental vehicle becomes on the fifth dimension. God now has another means of communicating with us.

Meditation helps us to access and develop communication with our soul. It is through quietness and listening that we begin to develop the means to understand our soul calling or covenant and to hear God speaking to us on a level other than emotion, mind, or ego. When the Spirit of God speaks to our soul through meditation we begin to develop a better sense of why we are here and whom we are here to serve. The more spiritual growth and time spent in meditation, the greater our awareness on that dimension becomes.

It is possible to stay focused on one dimension our whole lives. This is not wrong, it is just limiting. Some artists specialize in flat art, or two-dimensional drawings. It can be very beautiful art. Other artists develop their talents in Realism, light, illusion, etc. Each element employed by the artist adds interest and intrigue to their work.

Life is no different. What we need to realize is that the possibility exists to keep growing if we choose. It doesn’t mean that where we’re at is bad it just means that there are more options available to us and that there is possibly a greater field of service available to us as we expand our abilities. Growth is exciting, but it is also very scary for some.

Part of being charitable and loving to others is acceptance of one another’s world-views. It is wonderful that God created a world with so many possibilities and opportunities. We have only begun to see what God has in store for us. The scripture reminds us, “that eye has not seen, nor ear heard what God has in store for those who love Him”.

As I master opening my heart to God and approaching Source with honesty of heart, it prepares my mind for new and exciting pictures of God. As I spend time in study of sacred writings, my mind expands and gets a greater picture of the universe and my role in it. As I spend time in meditation, the awareness of my life purpose, or my soul covenant, becomes clearer and more in focus.

All of these things are spiritual practices that help me connect in a more powerful way to the Spirit of God. This helps me to become a clearer channel for the light of God’s goodness to shine to the world. Paul reminds us in 2 Cor. 4, “For God, who said, ‘Let there be light in the darkness,’ has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.”

Knowing God more intimately offers great rewards of peace, joy, love, hope, patience, kindness, and goodness. Invite the Spirit into every part of your life today and see what a difference it makes