Today is W.A. Mozart‘s birthday, an auspicious day for everyone who loves his music. I am far from a classical music expert, unlike my husband, and yet I have loved Mozart ever since I first heard his music in my early teens. He gave us such beauty, such joy, such depth of feeling through his compositions. His music helped me at certain pivotal moments, to understand and celebrate life in a way which would have not been possible without the music. His Requiem remains for me, one of the all-time masterpieces of classical music, along with certain symphonies and concertos. Today I pay homage to this master and give him deep gratitude for touching my, and millions of souls, so deeply.
My friend Russ and I had coffee today, a standard weekly or bi-weekly tradition we have maintained for nearly the past year. We meet at a cozy little cafe in town, drink cups of rich, dark coffee with milk, (American style, since we are, after all, Americans) and we talk. In American English, naturally. Since coming to Denmark, I have learned that my language is actually called American, as opposed to British English, the standard kind of English which Danes learn in school. I have learned that there are quite a few differences, subtle yet somehow important, between American and British English. Amazing, all those years living there in the USA, and never realizing that we were not speaking quite the same language. If I had it to do over again, I think I would choose to study linguistics next time around. Language is a fascinating venture. Next time, Noam Chomsky, I promise.
Today we discussed, as we usually do, the subject of what could be loosely called, ‘The fifth dimension.’ No, not the old R&B group from the 60’s, but the other fifth dimension, the one which we are fast approaching the reality of, maybe as early as next year. What actually is this fifth dimension, you might ask? Yeah, that’s a good question, which is why we discuss it so much and find it endlessly fascinating (that word again!). Well, as near as I can understand it, it has to do with humanity moving up the evolutionary scale in a hurry, and becoming beings with a whole lot more light within us than we have had for a ridiculously long period of time. It has to do with our expansion of consciousness into being able to live in five dimensions, as opposed to our current four (or is it still three? I have lost count). What I think this means is, we will shortly (or maybe some of are already doing it) be able to experience life in another way, a way in which the concepts of duality (this or that, good or bad, black or white, etc.) no longer apply, and in fact, no longer exist. If you took a long moment to stop and try to think about what this actually means, it would blow your socks off. It means there is no more separation between right and wrong, you and me, them and us, because the concept of judgement cannot exist in this new reality. I am sure most of you have heard the term paradigm shift over the past fifteen or more years now. Well, it has to do with this, a major shifting of how us human beings actually exist in the world, how we operate. Our operating systems are being changed right under our noses, and most of us don’t have any idea what is really happening! But something is happening, that is for certain. We are not the same beings as we were, and the structure of life on earth is literally changing from being carbon-based, to being crystal based, in a similar way to how a diamond becomes a diamond. Nice metaphor for us humans, eh? We are becoming diamond beings!
Now I know that it is hard to explain any of this, and so many of us want to scoff and say it is all a bunch of New Age hogwash. My own skeptical mind even wants to agree. And yet, there really can be no denying that something amazing and major is occurring to our collective selves nowadays. Some call it the ‘end days’ like in the biblical prophecies, but I choose to think of it more like we are moving quickly out of the old paradigm, or system of belief and living that we experienced for the past several thousand years (or much, much longer, depending on whose theories you are believing), and into a totally new way of experiencing life. There, I said it as clearly as I can. Because this new way of being is totally new, is why it is really so difficult to put coherent words to it all. Many people have written very eloquently about this shifting, from all sorts of cultural points of view. Indigenous people have their take on it, like the Mayans and the Hopi, among countless others. Astrologers can see that something seriously major is happening right now in the stars and planets. Astronomers are gazing into their telescopes and finding out amazing things going on, for example huge waves of magnetic particles thrown off by the Sun and bombarding us here on earth with these intense cosmic energy patterns. In one way or another, consciously or not, we are collectively feeling the effects of the changes. Russ and I calmly sit there in the cafe, drinking our strong coffee and marvelling over it all. We together try to understand what it is, and how it affects us, and try to guess at what it means for us humans for the future. It certainly makes for interesting conversations.
I guess that if I had to choose the most important aspect of all of this, today it would be to say that humans are evolving out of being full of judgement. The dictionary says that judgement means ‘ the forming of an opinion, estimate, notion, or conclusion, as from circumstances presented to the mind.’ It also means, the ability to judge, make a decision, form opinion objectively, authoritatively, and wisely, especially in matters affecting action; good sense; discretion. When we talk about humans moving out of this way of thinking, I believe it has to do with this, that we will no longer be so apt to nor interested in, forming opinions about others or ourselves. Immediately as I write these words, my mind says, ‘oh, but what’s so bad about having opinions? In fact, isn’t it important to do so? You don’t even like people who have no strong opinions, you think they are frightfully dull!’ Okay, that is true enough. Yet there is something more to this, it is not so simplistic. Moving out of judgement means moving into… what? Help me out, dear Reader. Can you continue with this train of thought and leave a comment with what you think it means to move away from judgement as a way of thinking about people and life? I would very much like to read what you have to say about it.