The different experiences of reality/dimensions available to tune into, don’t go very well together, as they operate from totally different platforms, which is why much seem to be «falling apart» now, when it’s actually falling into place. The dissolvement is ongoing on all levels, from macro to micro level (as above so below, as within so without), and it is happening to drive this whole collective shift forward, a leveling-up for humanity.
The EGO dimension, the typical 3D human life experience, is a totally unconscious one, meaning you don’t even know what you are part of and chose on soul level, while the Unity consciousness in 5D is FULLY conscious and aware of everything. The 4D purgatory state is a transition phase, a climbing up the frequency ladder, and can be very confusing and frustrating, as you have to figure everything out. You oftentimes stand with one leg in each reality, feel torn and are challenged on every level possible, body, mind, heart and soul, to eventually be able to exit the EGO matrix inside and really SEE for the first time.
The linear human EGO mind will immediately ask “How long does this take?”. And your higher self, who talks to you from a quantum space (5D and up), where there’s no linear time as humans know it, will answer “As long as it takes…, it all depends on your dedication to do the inner work necessary to see, acknowledge, honor, embrace, release and transcend it all”. From my experience, I would say that this phase may take from 1-2 years to several years, depending on the above and also how deeply embedded in the matrix you have been.