What does the word Ascension mean anyway?
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.
The concept of AscensionAscension, in a simple and spiritual sense is very similar to the Eastern concept of enlightenment can be found in Buddhism. 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 Wo/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; is is being 'raised up' or becoming higher in vibration. This is why many Spiritual traditions aim to achieve the dissolution of the human ego (lower self) in order to realize the true nature of their being, or Higher Self.
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 students 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'.
|Ascended masters over the ages|
The Ascended Masters and the I AM PresenceThere 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 metaphysical teachings. Students 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 metaphysical context, the Ascension is involves a return to complete "Oneness with God" by raising the outer atomic structure of the physical, emotional, and metal 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 personal Path of AscensionThe 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.
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.
Please add your thoughts about ascension and how you are currently working through this pivotal energy!
*not all of the information is exclusively mine but has been shared respectively.*