Stepping Into 5D Consciousness in 2021: What It Means & How to Do It


Hello dear souls! Well… we did it. The end of 2020 is here. If you’re reading this, you have overcome so much! You have breathed and pushed through adversity, the unknown, radical change, rude awakenings, and more. You have probably learned about yourself and those you love – perhaps more than you were ready for. But the Universe has been calling you to uplevel, and whether or not you were ready, it happened.


It’s continuing to happen, and will continue to happen into 2021. The vibration of planet earth is elevating, and we're along for the ride. Our souls will continue to go through constant ebbs and flows of transformation and rebirth. We will continue to peel back of layers of our conditioning (otherwise known as unlearning).


The good news is, it's all for the highest good. We're being challenged in this way for a reason. It’s pulling us back to our truest nature – pure Love. Our souls signed up to be part of this continuous process of remembering the Divinity within, forgetting, and remembering again.


Oh, to be human.

Even in difficult times of transition, there are so many victories and triumphs and joys along the way! Even the smallest moments of Divine connection and remembrance deserve to be celebrated. That tiny moment on your morning run where you felt like your body could do anything. That first sip of hot coffee in the morning.


Those mini celebrations are the whole point of this life in my opinion. If we can find ways to celebrate our triumphs – however small – in the midst of what feels like collective chaos, we can do anything.


What were your triumphs? Did you finally come home to yourself after residing solely in the external world for a long time? Did you get to really, truly slow down? Did you learn something about yourself – what you like or don’t like, what is serving you and what needs to be released? Did you look yourself in the eyes and say, “I love you”? Did you learn a new skill? Did you educate yourself about systemic racism? Did you laugh, dance, or play?


It all deserves celebration. Take a moment to appreciate how resilient you are and how much you’ve overcome. Dang. You’re radiant.


So… you made it through 2020. You warrior, you. What happens now?

As we enter the year 2021, talk of 5th dimensional consciousness on earth has become more common. It started really getting loud around the time of the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, which ushered us more fully into the Age of Aquarius by landing in an air sign for the first time in 200 years, symbolizing fluidity, femininity, and flow.


Maybe you’ve heard of 5D, maybe you know it well (looking at you, mom), or maybe this is your first introduction to the term. Wherever you’re at, I’m here to delve into it today because whether or not you know it yet, it’s where we’re all heading! There is a big collective shift brewing and it’s all for the good. It’s all for the upleveling of our collective consciousness. You’re already feeling it, right?


So, we’re going to explore the meaning of 5D consciousness, what it looks like for us as individuals and as a whole human race, and how we can start aligning with it! If you feel at all intrigued by what I’ve said so far, you are meant to hear this information. Your soul signed up to be on the earth at this specific time! You are meant to be a leader during this transitional period on earth, and it’s your birthright to claim your title as a lightworker.


I’m certainly claiming mine! One of my main New Year's Revolutions (I’m calling it a revolution rather than a resolution this year because it symbolizes shedding the old and birthing the new) is to stop playing small and start recognizing my incredible power! I am connected to the Divine, am endlessly guided by spirit guides of all kinds, and I have a unique perspective to share! (You are and do too!) I am a lightworker, and it’s part of my soul contract to lead the collective in many ways, large and small, into this new earth energy.


Okay, here we gooooo! 5D energy, we’re ready for you.

What is 5th dimensional consciousness?

As humans, we currently live in a 3D reality. 3D doesn’t extend much beyond the material realm. It’s dense, fast-paced, and focused on external achievement. The 3D emphasizes physical appearance, monetary success, the hustle mentality, and every man for himself (notice how I didn't say "man or woman" because the patriarchy/sexism is also part of the limited 3D mentality!). 3D puts us under the illusion of separation. It forces us to see ourselves as individual entities moving through life at random rather than sparks of the same Divine source.


This 3D consciousness has worked for us humans for a long time. Particularly before major advances in machinery, agriculture, technology, medicine, and science – when meeting our basic needs was a constant and daily struggle – we had to function in 3D. We had no choice but to exist almost solely in the material realm. Mere survival was at the pinnacle of all we were.


For the past 200 years, the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn has occurred in earth sign constellations, which have a more masculine vibration. This year, the Great Conjunction occurred in an air sign. This signifies a more feminine energy, egalitarianism, power of the people, scientific advancement, and working synergistically with rather than against the earth.


To summarize, the energy of the earth is moving towards more oneness and synergy. We can see this happening in some of the events of this year – there has been a huge cry for justice and a groundswell of movements to end oppression, separation, and systems built to harm Black, Brown and Indigenous members of society, women, LGBTQ folx, and others. We are still fighting for the rights of some to simply survive, but we’re also ready to look further than that. We’re ready to see everyone – especially our marginalized brothers and sisters and non-binary loves - thrive.


The way that astrological events are shifting the earth’s energy is calling us to raise our collective vibration and reimagine the world from the higher perspectives of love and unity. This is the 5th dimensional consciousness. In 5D, there is oneness rather than separation, love rather than fear, and the energetic is more prevalent than the physical. 5th dimensional consciousness sees no stranger. 5th dimensional consciousness remembers that we are all cut from the same cloth – Source, God, Magic, Universe, Spirit – and we are all infinitely powerful souls wrapped in skin. 5th dimensional consciousness sees no hierarchy in humanity – in 5D, we are all Love.


How does 5D show up in the world?

You might be thinking that the current state of our world seems very, very far away from 5D. It’s true, there is separation, hate, greed, and darkness cropping up all around us. In my opinion (this is just a personal interpretation), this is a last-ditch effort of the 3D to survive. It’s similar to the way the ego tries to hold us back from hearing our higher wisdom. The ego tries to keep us small, because stepping into our light and power is unfamiliar.


But we know better! As spiritual people seeking Divine connection, we are the lightworkers of this time who came to lead the collective forward. Together, we can embody the 5D consciousness by advocating for unity, building each other up with kindness and compassion, reimagining old structures that are no longer serving us, cultivating a oneness with mother earth, and working towards living in flow rather than friction.


This could look like getting involved in racial justice causes, holding space for friends who are grieving, going out of your way to center women and marginalized folx, questioning whether the institutions you’re part of are acting on love and unity rather than fear and division, working to take care of the environment, and calling on your own spiritual practices to help you move through the world from a heart-centered place.