By Keith Varnum
Talk about hype scaring people away! Ascension takes the prize! Ascension is perceived as a high and lofty goal—yet reserved for someone else to do! Not me! … Why not?
People shy away from the aspiration to Ascend because the notion of Ascension is greatly misunderstood. Many folks think "Ascension" means that they will be rising above the 3rd dimensional Earth plane and thereby having to leave behind their loved ones and life as they know it.
This scenario is the Ascension that our Minds would have us believe! So that we will not even consider such a radical step as Ascending. What an effective con job of the Mind. Until now!
People are catching on. As people's hearts open, they realize that Ascension is as down-to-earth as being a good neighbor. Every time people notice that they hurt someone with their unconscious words or actions— that they might have been kinder—they are Ascending their awareness.
And, most importantly, people are understanding that Ascension does not mean we have to depart our beloved body, family, friends and planet.
Ascension is not about leaving. It is about staying. It is about staying and creating Heaven on Earth. Ascension is an organic step-by-step, level-by-level progression right here in our own backyard. We Ascend by clearing our conditioned unconscious emotional blockages one layer at a time. As each layer is cleared, we attain a new level of Awakened Consciousness and understanding. We become less judgmental—thus.. more compassionate.
After our consciousness shifts, our physical body follows suit. Then our external reality begins to reflect back the new consciousness that we are expressing. Thus, the collective planetary physical reality slowly shifts also. The end result is Heaven on Earth!
We never go away anywhere. We evolve here gracefully with our bodies, family, friends and Mother Earth.
Ascension is the natural, on-going evolutionary process of all Creation. As eternal Spiritual Beings, we are created by God to evolve through experience. When we choose to incarnate in the dense physical 3rd dimension, we descend. We come to Earth again and again in order to explore, learn and master this most challenging of dimensions. We come because this choice greatly accelerates our spiritual evolution and ultimate happiness. The only problem is, we fall asleep in this realm of heavy, dense matter. We get bogged down in materiality, thinking that this physical plane is our total reality. We forget that we come into incarnation in order to return to the Spiritual Realms with added wisdom and compassion. This intention to return home to our Awaken State is Ascension.
On an individual level, Ascension is the process of changing one's consciousness from one reality, based on one set of beliefs, to another. On a group or planetary level, Ascension is the collective expansion of a state of consciousness—a.. set of beliefs—to the point where that consciousness creates a new reality—a new state of being or dimension. Ascension is used to describe the very real possibility that you can, within your lifetime, transform your heavy, dense 3rd dimensional physical form into a lighter, more fun 5th dimensional form—right here in Kansas!
The opportunity exists now to increase the vibratory rate of the molecular structure of the physical body. As in all new things presented to humanity, the idea may seem "way out" and impossible. Yet not so long ago, talking to someone thousands of miles away—or walking on the moon—would have seemed impossible!
Believe it or not, erasing the habits of lifetimes is surprisingly simple and easy. The natural tendency of your consciousness is to rest in the perfect peace of your own True Nature. All you need do is stop choosing the downward-..spiraling habits of judgment and limitation—and begin choosing the Ascending and infinitely expanding qualities of compassion and wisdom. Enlightenment is a movement of Grace from the Divine, a blossoming from within. Ascension is not the result of effort by our calculating ego.
As one of my teachers loves to remind me, "What does it take to become what you have always been? How long does it take to become what you have never not been?" Hmmmm. A no-brainer!
The human race has a golden opportunity at this time to make a choice about the kind of world in which we wish to live. A planet of peace and love—or the turbulent chaos we experience now on Earth.
At this special time of Planetary Evolution, the possibility exists for every individual to move from a reality based on materialism and separation to one based within the Heart Center and Oneness of all life. This option is available on such a broad scale to all humanity because the Earth herself is Ascending. In the past we had to pursue Ascension without the benefit of the planet's increasing frequency to assist our own momentum towards Ascension. Not any longer. Now we can surf the evolutionary wave of the planet's journey home. Wheeee!
We came into the current 3rd dimensional reality on Earth in order to master compassion and understanding by means of experiencing every conceivable situation in life—ranging from scarcity and struggle to wealth and power. Many folks now feel they have learned sufficiently in this realm. They are choosing to release the various patterns belonging to limitational learning and move up to higher levels of exploration.
Anyone may choose at this time to re-link with Divine Source, release patterns of judgment and separation, and move into the loving place of the heart. This intention does require real dedication and resolve. It is achieved by following Spirit without hesitation in any given moment. Success involves following the heart and moving only with what feels intuitively right, usually accompanied by inner attraction or excitement.
Embrace the higher motivation of Unity and release the old belief systems that tie you to separation and fear. Set your intent to be open and to re-evaluate even the truths that have served you thus far. Make your choices consciously with Spirit on your shoulder. Embrace transformation and understand that all change leads to a higher vibration. Have the courage to break free of the chains that hold you to the old fear structure and watch as the tide magically turns.
We are all experiencing Ascension a little differently, each in our own unique manner. Though there are some universal criteria for Ascension—such as emotional clearing—no particular way is the "right" way.
Important choices are being made across the Earth by everyone. A wonder-filled new world dawns on the horizon, bathed in the splendor of the Gold Ray of the Unified Consciousness, as we who choose it so, come home. Freedom is a decision away and the time to make that choice is Now. Miracles knock on your door! Can you say, "Come in!"