I’ve been seeing the words “ascension” and “5th dimension” a lot lately. Have you? I grew up in the 60’s so my first thought was “I remember The 5th Dimension. They did ‘Up – Up and Away’.” Sadly, this is NOT what was meant.
Some sites likened it to the Biblical allusion of leaving one’s body and going to heaven (aka DYING) – with one saying only 14,000 would be allowed to ascend during this period of enlightenment. Another claimed only those who were ready to let go of the material world would be ready for the 5th dimension. Most presumed one would KNOW what they were talking about; and performing a search didn’t help at all! There were blogs that talked about self-awareness, spiritual shifting, and planes of consciousness, while a good friend of mine (and empath) felt one would lose Earthly presence but still be able to travel back and forth between realms.
Although never religious, I’ve always been SPIRITUAL so the concept of attaining a higher level of spirituality appeals to me. Still, one question was never truely addressed: To move into the 5th Dimension would you have to leave your body behind? If so, I wouldn’t like that one bit.
In other words: I Like It Right Here:
Yeah, I know there’s a lot of shite going on. Chemicals are dumped into our waterways and oceans. Pesticides and synthetic fertilizers are wreaking havoc with flora, fauna, and the soil – as are genetically-modified plants and organisms. In the U.S.A. alone hundreds of Superfund sites are still awaiting clean-up. Wildlife is still being trafficked illegally and many species are facing extinction, with human activities being the #1 trigger. The list of abuses and injuries done to Mother Earth and her inhabitants goes on and on. Note: With regard to climate change, the Psychotic Predators pushing their “New Green/Climate Change Agenda” with (more) lies and deceit can kiss my motherfucking ass. This World has more important things to worry about (Like their death and destruction.) than helping these evil individuals fatten their already-overflowing-purses.
Country prophetesses grow from the same tree as druids.
– Dandelion (The Last Wish)
I have always aligned myself with Mother Nature. (My Celtic Druid heritage only serves to confirm this.), so my soul is forever charmed by the beauty, wonders, resilience, and Magick in this world of ours…
- In the main reactor at Chernobyl, a group of fungi are flourishing by using melanin to convert gamma radiation into living tissue, just as plants use chlorophyll to fix solar energy. 
- Rhizanthella gardneri is the only member of the orchid tribe to live out its entire existence UNDERGROUND.
- In NY City, 66,000 vacant lots and 40 of the 139 square miles of the inner city have been taken over by wild vegetation, which is in the active process of demolishing what was once the fourth largest city in the United States. 
- A park in Zambia, Africa has brought the Black rhino back from the brink of extinction.
- In 2016, a new species of octopus was discovered.
I wear my Darkness like a warm cape.
– yours truly
In addition to loving Mother Earth and my presence on her, there’s another and more significant reason I will most likely never advance to the 5th Dimension (or even the 4th). I am inexorably tied to my Shadow.
The SHADOW is a very common Archetype that reflects deeper elements of our psyche, where ‘latent dispositions’ (which are common to us all) arise. It embodies chaos and wildness of character. The Shadow thus tends not to obey rules and in doing so may discover new lands or plunge things into chaos and battle.
Carl Jung wrote:
The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge, and it therefore,. as a rule, meets with considerable resistance.
“The brighter the light, the darker the shadow.” – C. Jung
In other words, your Shadow self is all those traits, weaknesses, shortcomings, and urges that you are ashamed of so you try burying them down deep and hope they never bubble up to the surface. Well guess what? The more you try to suppress your Shadow the more it will manifest itself in your life. Kinda like when an individual says they will “never be like my Dad” yet when the grow up they turn out to be exactly like their Father. The more you try NOT to be, the more you WILL be.
“Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is.” – C. Jung
The purpose of this Post is not to go in-depth regarding Jung’s concept of The Shadow, but if you’re interested in learning more here are a couple sites with which to get started:
The Jungian Shadow
I am not a Buddha or a Jesus or even a Mother Theresa. I will never be, nor do I want to be. I am both light and dark, masculine and feminine, love and hate, good and bad, wise and foolish, divine and atrocious, Goddess and Beast. I may not verbalize my darkest impulses to others and most will never know they exist, but I always try to unearth them so I can acknowledge that they live within me. I EMBRACE those dualities. I am my Shadow. My Shadow is Me.
and I’m OK With That.
 Mabey, Richard (2015). The Cabaret of Plants: Botany and the Imagination. W.W. Norton &Company. p. 336.
 Mabey, Richard (2010). Weeds: In defense of nature’s most unloved plants. Profile Books Ltd. p. 239.