Hi Lapis and other thread followers!
This may end up a little stream-of-consciousness and may not flow well, so please forgive me...
Just read most of the article that Lapis posted and am trying to sort it out to what I have channelled over the past six months. Some of what Scott Mandelker has written is very similar to what I have received. Some of it feels colored to me with his background — which I am not saying is wrong, for I know that the things that might not ring true for me do ring true for others. None of us are wrong nor are none of us right. We are all looking through different facets of the same crystal, giving different impressions of the same material so that different lightworkers can resonate the frequency that is conducive to making contact with those whom their souls have chosen to work with in this lifetime.
From what I have received, Earth is the great experiment between the universes and dimensions regarding free will...except that is not really the correct term, for there is not a human term for it. The image is being able to dive into the sea of unfettered, undefined, unrestricted creativity, not being afraid to swim in it and choose those creative solutions that advance the multiverse and the dimensions while doing harm to none. It is the possibility of recognizing we have endless choice in our grasp and not fearing it for we really do have the capabilities choose wisely.
Most humans fear true, open creativity because it really gives them the power to see beyond the structures we have collectively created. Remember that the 5th house deals with creativity, self-empowerment and self-actualization. When one plugs into all of this and manifests it (think Saturn transiting Leo in the natural zodiac right now, going through that 5th house), one has to be responsible and accountable for what one brings into being. One cannot be empowered and actualized without taking on respoinsibility and accountability.
Creativity is very instinctual and unpredictable. It flows as it flows and cannot be controlled. Which is why it has been labeled by western religions as Chaos. There are no rules, there is no structure. There are no road maps for making the proper choice, from the human religious viewpoint. One has to think for oneself and tune into the resonance of the all to make the best choice that is for the highest and greatest good of all, not just oneself, one's family, one's nation, one's planet, etc.
For many humans this is just too much work to do. They want it as simple as possible and don't want to have all that responsibility and accountability. Better to hand it off and then have someone or thing to blame when things go wrong.
Now think of the natural zodiac again and the polarity of the Leo/Sun/5th house. It is Aquarius/11th house. Note that I have not indicated the planet because I first want to explore the sign/house connection. This is the energy of the self-in-community and the community-in-self. It speaks of the individual unconscious, that place where we hide those aspects of ourselves that we don't know what to do with them. And what we are not dealing with we are unconsciously putting out into the self-in-community and the community-in-self. And what is it that we are unconsciously putting out? Our unclaimed creativity that is unactualized and disempowered.
Let's bring in the traditional ruler of Aquarius/11th house: Saturn. Not only are we being required to work toward being responsible and accountable to human society through the collective conscious as a whole, but we are being asked to stretch our concept of community from a local-based idea to a cosmic level and that we are to be responsible and accountable for that we create, consciously and
unconsciously, throughout the fabric of the multidimensional multiverse. Once again, creativity is choice and resonance, responsibility and accountability. One has to work to manifest the resonance and the product into the physical plane (Saturn) that is for the highest and greatest good of all: the self-in-community and the community-in-self.
The next layer to add is the modern ruler of Aquarius/11th house: Uranus. We have the ability to reach other dimensions and universes through science and technology at one level, astrology at another level, and the personal unconscious for another level. Why is it that quantum mechanics and superstring (M) theory were developed in the last 100 years? Perhaps it was because we were ready to grapple with the kinds of choices that they give us. Uranus is the higher octave of Mercury, so we are looking at faster means of communicating between realms and finding better ways to gather and disseminate knowledge in a way that is for the highest and greatest good of all, if we so choose.
And that's the rub...if we so choose. When we choose, it is a conscious statement that one is ready to accept the responsiblity and accountability for the consequences of the choices made. No more pushing it off onto someone else, no more blame game.
And that is the great Earth experiment, to see if we can move beyond the blame game, the fear of true, pure creativity and become the first truly fully conscious beings in all of creation. Are we ready to fully claim our true co-creatorship and all that entails?
Of course there are entities that wish to see this grand experiment fail because as humans become more conscious, they also become more conscious. Not just the few high and mighty of their group but their whole group becomes conscious, which is something they don't want. So they energetically influence those here on Earth that resonate to that agenda, with the observable consequences we see everyday. Empower the few to subjugate the many and make the many feel like they can't do anything to change the situation, even if they try to rebel it won't work in the end.
Now I don't know if this is what Scott Mandelker means by living in a 3D world, but this is what resonates for me. It's the facet I have been given to interpret, and I hope it makes some sense.