What is Ascension?
Ascension is a conscious choice to engage in Evolution.
The ascension process is an evolutionary process, which on a spiritual level, involves the raising and expansion of human consciousness. This will create a much more highly evolved planet and a much more highly evolved human being. Everything is energy and nothing is at rest. Ascension involves the raising of one’s energetic vibration, or ‘personal energy signature’. This results in the development of a more fine-tuned awareness of the interconnectedness of all things; it also allows one access to the higher dimensions/planes of reality (levels of consciousness) beyond the physical 3D level of awareness. Ascension, and the signs and symptoms associated with it, are occurring on a personal and planetary level.
Ascension, in a simple and spiritual sense is very similar to the Eastern concept of Enlightenment. To become Enlightened can simply mean to have “full comprehension of a situation”. Enlightenment is a spiritual revelation or deep insight into the meaning and purpose of all things, communication with or understanding of the mind of God or Source, profound spiritual understanding or a fundamentally changed consciousness whereby everything is perceived as an interconnected unity.
Ascension in its basic spiritual or mystical sense can be thought of as the highest state of Man (humanity). It is the expansion of awareness. It involves the realization of being ONE with the Creator and all of creation. An individual is ‘ascending’ in the sense that something of a lower vibration is ascending; it is being ‘raised up’ or becoming higher in vibration.
Ascension, in this spiritual sense of the word, does not mean that one’s physical body is lifted off the ground and flies through the air, ascending up into or above the clouds towards a physical place called ‘heaven’, although some religious adherents still literally imagine this very scenario. But for the sake of understanding, If Ascension did actually involve entering heaven without dying, then it would be more accurate to say that Ascension is about ‘bringing heaven to earth’ by raising the ‘lower vibrational aspect of your non-physical being to a higher vibrational state of being or realization.
Ascension can also be understood in a more metaphysical way by considering the concept of ‘Dimensions’ or ‘planes of existence, or planes of conscious’. This would mean that Ascension is about shifting from one dimension, frequency, plane of existence or conscious (such as the ‘lower’ physical Earth plane) to another plane, dimension or state of consciousness that is of a ‘higher frequency’.
Sources of Ascension Energies
The ascension related energies that we experience may come from a number of sources: Cosmic energy from the galactic center; solar energy and energy from celestial bodies and astronomical events such as eclipses and solistices. Other ascension symptoms are a result of the energy centers of the body (chakras) opening, activating and expanding with higher frequencies of energy; negative symptoms can also indicate a block or imbalance in the chakra and can occur when cleansing/clearing the chakra and whenever lower frequency are being released.
Human and Planetary Ascension
This conscious evolutionary process is rapidly accelerating on Earth at this time. We now have access to new higher vibrational energies. Since everyone is wired a bit differently, each person is experiencing these changes in their own way and in their own time. In a way, the ascension process is related to how we each work with our own individual energy, beliefs and experiences. There is no right or wrong way to ascend because it is an ongoing and unique process for everyone. For the highly sensitive or psychic individual the ascension process can be a bit more challenging, and the energies that are involved can be much more intense.
The planet, animals and environment are also going through major physical changes and are ascending in their own way in their own time. Some of these ascension symptoms are quite noticeable while others are subtle and happening at a molecular level (as are some of the subtle changes in the human body). Just take a look at the changes occurring on the earth with the strange and intense weather patterns; many are also noticing the peculiar behavior of many animals at this time.
The planet as a whole, including the mineral, plant and animal kingdom are all releasing lower frequency energy that humankind has caused for centuries. The unexplained symptoms that humans are experiencing is also about the releasing of lower frequency energy. This denser energy has been accumulating within our minds and bodies for so long on an individual and collective level.
The Spiritual Ascension Process
Ascension symptoms happen on a physical, mental and emotional level. Spiritually, It is about energy and consciousness. As one begins to experience the Ascension process, old patterns, behaviors, and beliefs that have limited one’s perception and kept their vibration in a denser state of being, begin to re-emerge. Negative thoughts and emotions that had previously been ‘swept under the rug’ and repressed may begin to re-surface so that they can finally be acknowledged and released. Old energy that is ‘stuck’ within us can create blocks which prevents new energy to flow through us, while also limiting our awareness.
Throughout the Ascension process, these old energies get pushed up to the surface allowing us the opportunity to clear the blocks within our physical, mental and emotional bodies, and to transmute the negative energies; we begin to let go of denser thoughts, emotions, and behavioral patterns which no longer serve or assist us. Soon, the planet itself may no longer support these older, dense energies since Earth itself is ascending to a higher vibrational state of being.
The Expansion of Consciousness
These old energies can no longer remain and must be released if one is going to raise their vibration and expand their consciousness to a higher degree. It is as if we must get rid of the clutter and old baggage that has been weighing us down for so long, keeping us stuck in old repetitive or self defeating patterns and limited perspectives. The goal is to become lighter and to perceive reality for what it is, instead of what we were programmed or conditioned to believe it is. It is about taking our personal power back in one sense, and in another sense, it is about learning to cooperate and co-create with others on the level of humanity, and with the Earth itself.
There is a lot going on inside of you on many levels. It is as if your system is rebooting, being tuned up or upgraded. Old patterns start to fall away as one starts to embody much more light. As we allow more of the light of awareness into our being we begin to raise our energetic frequency as a whole. Out with the old and in with the new. There is a purifying and releasing of the blocked energy that is vibrating at a 3D level, while you begin to vibrate in a higher dimension or at a higher frequency and level of awareness.
The Energetic Shift in Vibration
A majority of the ascension symptoms occur on a conscious level. When we are ready we can begin to process and move through the old energies that were holding us back and keeping us down; as this shift of perception occurs we can then begin to allow new energies to flow through us and move us forward into a new and higher vibration of thought, feeling and being. Each level of ascension helps us to let go of what no longer serves us and equips us with tools for the next phase of the process.
Ascension symptoms also occur on a subconscious level, as there is much cleansing and releasing during deep sleep phases and within dreams; this allows old thought patterns and energy to be worked through while integrating new energies in a more subtle way that is less shocking to the conscious mind and body.
As one advances through the Ascension process there are periods where the energy and symptoms become more intense for days at a time, and then periods where symptoms cease altogether. The process is different for everyone.
The Meaning of the Word ‘Ascension’
Many people are confused about what Ascension means when it is referred to in the spiritual sense. Ascension can mean different things to many people. The literal definition of the word ascension means: the act of ascending or ascent; to be risen up or to climb. The concept of Ascension itself can be explained in several different contexts depending on the spiritual tradition or philosophy, or metaphysical system.
The Ascension of Christ (Christ-Consciousness)
In a traditional religious or theological sense, Ascension is the concept of entering heaven alive (also called “assumption”, or “translation”). Death is generally considered the normal end to an individual’s life on Earth; this type of Ascension refers to entering Heaven without dying first. In various religious traditions, such as within Christianity, the significant event known as the Ascension actually refers to the bodily ascending of Christ from earth to heaven after the resurrection.
The biblical event found in Acts 1:1-11 of the Holy Bible, describes how the disciples witnessed Jesus as He ‘Ascended into Heaven’. Bible Scholars and those who understand the true meaning of ‘Ascension’ do agree that Christ did not fly upward towards heaven, but rather ‘disappeared out of sight’.
With a more modern understanding of this event, and when correct translations of original biblical language is used, then the Ascension becomes a very profound spiritual event indeed. We could say that the ‘Ascension’ of Jesus involved Him leaving a lower vibration (Earth) and Ascending into a higher Vibration (Heaven).
Heaven is referred to as the ‘Kingdom of God’ in the Bible, and as stated in Luke 17:21 – Neither shall they say, ‘Lo, it is here!’ or ‘Lo, it is there!’ For behold, the Kingdom of God is within you.”
The Ascended Masters and the I AM Presence
There are various other human beings throughout history that are said to have completed the Ascension process while on Earth. These individuals are known as the Ascended Masters, a concept stemming from Theosophical teachings. Adherents of the Ascended Master Teachings believe that each person on Earth is an incarnation of an “Individualized Presence” of the “Most High Living God,” which is called the “Mighty I AM Presence”
In this theosophical or metaphysical context, the Ascension involves a return to complete “Oneness with God” by raising the outer atomic structure of the physical, emotional, and mental bodies into the Electronic Structure of the I AM Consciousness; one then becomes an Ascended Master and eventually a Cosmic Being, and beyond.
This complete process would require one to develop mastery over the lower-vibrational planes of matter through love, and by the resolution of negative karma and ego; in this way, one can become a conscious co-creator and assist in the fulfillment of the Divine Plan as it unfolds on Earth and within all higher planes of existence.
The Inner Path of Ascension
The Ascension is also a chosen path that an individual can consciously commit themselves to walking throughout this human life experience. The Ascension is a way or a path of Being, a conscious choice, and a matter and manner of living as well.
If something feels bad, is harmful or has a negative effect on all then it is considered to be of a lower vibration. In the same sense, if something feels good, is beneficial or has a positive effect on all then it is considered to be of a higher vibration.
In a very human sense, and even as Jesus the Christ taught, Ascension is about transforming negative into positive; hate and fear into love and courage; from limitation and restriction to freedom and expansion; it is about turning a close mind into an open mind; prejudice into acceptance; ignorance to understanding; darkness to light; resentment to forgiveness; cruelty and anger to kindness and compassion; selfishness to selflessness and it means going from service to self to service to others.
Ascension is about awakening the human heart and spirit, inner wisdom, and is the evolution of human consciousness and the planet itself.
A Spiritual Awakening
The Ascension is taking place right now on the planet and many people are already Ascending. Now, these individuals are not ‘disappearing’ in the literal sense, but in a way, their reality is changing. It can be a short process or what that takes a lifetime (or many).
Many people all over the planet are ‘waking up’ and their individual vibration or frequency is increasing; in other words, their consciousness is expanding and their heart is awakening. Many others are still spiritually unconscious, or ‘asleep’, and in extreme cases, many are still consciously and unconsciously contributing to much of the chaos and turmoil within the world; many are not at peace within their own selves or are not yet at the point of realizing the true spiritual nature of their being or their higher purpose on the planet at this time.
But we must remember that everyone is ascending at a different pace, and everyone is walking their own unique path as individual sparks of the ONE creator or God. Individuals can progress spiritually in different ways through different means, and can even ascend to different degrees, at different levels; they can also fluctuate in either vibrational direction at times, since we are still having a human experience embodied in flesh on the physical Earth. We are all in this together and we must be careful not to judge others so harshly.
At the heart of free-will is the acceptance that we must allow an individual to do their own spiritual work in a way that is beneficial to their own Soul-Growth and level of consciousness. Most will come to their own understanding of these concepts at their own pace through experience and insight, and they may travel many different paths (sometimes through pain or harsh lessons) before the Ascension process or Spiritual Awakening occurs for them.