Consciousness is a state of being of which there are many levels. As a species, we currently reside in duality consciousness, but as we evolve energetically, fear and polarity will be released, and love and unity integrated. Humanity is rising out of duality and into unity consciousness; this process is referred to as ascension.
What is ascension?
Ascension is a rise in vibrational frequency that allows for an expansion in consciousness. Our current perception is that we exist solely in a third-dimensional reality, but in truth, we are multi-dimensional energetic beings. We aren't just physical; we are energetic and connected on a higher-dimensional level. As our consciousness expands, we become cognizant of this and experience a shift.
There are cycles of ascension, where the frequency of the Earth rises, and our consciousness expands, and cycles of descension, where the frequency lowers and our consciousness contracts. We are currently in the beginning phases of an ascension cycle. More and more people are awakening, and as we do, our previous state of being no longer aligns. This includes all we have created while existing in that state. These old states of consciousness and the creations associated with them become outdated and need remodelling. This is the reason for the chaos we are experiencing on Earth at this time; we are in the destruction phase of a renovation where all that no longer matches our expanding consciousness is being dismantled. This is happening on individual and collective levels.
Why is ascension happening?
Everything happens simultaneously on a microcosmic and macrocosmic level (as within, so without). Something within us is ready for expansion. This is reflected in our external reality by the current location of our galaxy within the cosmos. We are moving through a section of the universe that holds an expansive frequency, which is filtered down to Earth through our sun. Suns are energy portals, and as our galactic sun lines up with the universal and grand central suns, increasing amounts of this energy will become available to us.
Where are we ascending to?
The "where" is not a place but a state of being. We are in the process of shifting from a lower-dimensional state into a higher one. It is a gradual process with a transition phase where we can spend a period of time (possibly years) shifting between states. As we adjust, the amount of time spent in a higher consciousness continually increases until it eventually becomes our dominant state of being.
Who is ascending?
Every being chooses if they wish to partake in the ascension journey. The new frequencies are available to everyone, but we all have free will. Whether we choose to participate in ascension or not is an individual choice, and not everyone will select to experience a shift in consciousness in this lifetime. Each person makes this soul decision, and we are not meant to impose on the free will of others by forcing them. Force creates karma, so we are best served by allowing each person to choose and act for themselves.
When is ascension happening?
It is happening now. Ascension or descension is always happening; as a collective, we are never stagnant. However, if and when ascension happens on an individual level is up to that individual alone. The speed at which the process occurs is unique to each person, and it is not predictable on the collective level. We are constantly shifting timelines and outcomes. We must surrender our attachment and expectations of when and how this will happen for ourselves and humanity.
How are we ascending?
Ascension happens through self-awareness, healing and transmutation. We must face the shadow within. This is part of the ascension process that cannot be bypassed. Although uncomfortable, each person on this journey must face themselves and their pain. The only way out of the darkness is through it.
You are a multi-dimensional being who chose to come to Earth at this unprecedented time to shift frequency into a higher state of being. As you heal, you assist humanity in doing the same. Unity consciousness is available to us now, but each of us must choose whether to cultivate it within or not. All of this is a great honour to partake in. For many of us, it won't be until we pass on from this life that we will realize what a sacred and rare experience this was.
We currently exist in a dimension of duality (love/fear; light/dark). In 3D reality, we all have this polarity within us, which is reflected in the extreme division we see in the world today (as within, so without). As we expand in consciousness, the division within will continually decrease, but this is only possible through healing, transmutation and embracing a frequency of self love. We are responsible for ourselves, not others, and therefore we must focus on healing on an individual level.
As the Earth and humanity's collective consciousness shifts, more and more darkness will become evident. This is a necessary part of the process. We cannot change what we cannot see. However, this can be an unnerving experience, and given the extremes, we often slip into fear in response to what we are observing internally and externally. But the entire point of what we are going through right now, as individuals and as a world, is to rise above our fear. We must witness the hidden darkness coming to light and face it with unconditional love. As we apply this heart consciousness to ourselves, we heal and can then apply it to the external world. When you are able to face the shadow, inner and outer, with love, compassion and forgiveness while applying accountability and maintaining healthy boundaries, you know you have come very far on your evolutionary path.
We also need to keep in mind that polarity is currently serving us, or we wouldn't be experiencing it. If we observe the world, we can see the division and potentially become disheartened. But if you look closer, you will see something magical being catalyzed by the extreme duality: awakening.
Awakening is gaining awareness of something you weren't previously aware of. There are different types of awakening. The article Truth Rising outlines the process of awakening to 3D earthly truths, while Spiritual Awakening discusses the initiation of the ascension journey. It is important to integrate both.
It is easy to escape into spiritualism, but this can leave us ungrounded and detached from reality. We chose to come to Earth at this time for a reason, and it wasn't to ignore the truths of this planet; it is to heal them. But we cannot heal that which we refuse to see. Adversely, it is also possible to become too engrossed in the 3D. Continually focusing on the earthly events unfolding around us can put us into a fear state, lowering our virational frequency. Spiritual maturity requires us to observe truth, no matter how painful, and maintain our alignment and heart-based consciousness. This is what we are learning to do now. We did not come here to pretend the darkness within us, and within this world, does not exist. We came here to transmute it and rise from the ashes.
It is easy to get overwhelmed and feel hopeless when you begin to awaken. The best way to avoid this is to focus on yourself and not get caught up in external events or other people's choices and opinions. We must stay in our own lane and become anchored within ourselves so we do not become despondent and energetically drained. Here are a few ways to do this:
1) Discover Your Values
Most of us follow the program of what we are told life "should" look like, but this is up for review now. Take a look at your life from a heart-led perspective. What matters to you on a core level? These are your values. Once you discover your values, start living them; no excuses. We have been conditioned to wait for approval and external validation before taking action, but this only results in stagnancy. Being the change you want to see certainly applies here.
2) Awaken to Your Free Will
Sometimes we don't want to take responsibility for our own lives because that may require us to act or change, so we tell ourselves that we have no choice. But the truth is that you always have a choice. It may not be a convenient choice or one you like, but it is still a choice. If you aren't happy with your life, review your choices and awaken to your free will.
3) Cultivate Patience, Compassion, Forgiveness and Peace
We are shifting into an entirely new paradigm. The structures, systems, and ways we have always known are being dismantled and rebuilt. This takes time. See this time as a gift, a period in which we can begin to cultivate patience, compassion, forgiveness and peace in our hearts...we will need it. This is a marathon, not a sprint. So buckle in and enjoy the ride.
4) Conduct energetic hygiene
Dense energies are being released from within and are present all around. Regular energetic maintenance is key to keeping us clear and grounded. Learn more about energetic hygiene here, or attend one of our workshops.
Your wounds and trauma are your responsibility to transmute and heal. Continuing to identify with and cling to your pain only keeps you chained to your oppressor (which may be yourself). Healing is your duty when on the ascension path.
Your superpower at this time is focusing on yourself and doing the inner work. You then have the ability to take action in the external world from a vibration of unity and love rather than fear and division. This is how we change the world.
If you are interested in understanding more about the changes our world is undertaking and how it will affect us energetically and in the physical, you can read about it here: Energetic Updates. And don't forget to check out the next article in the Humanity Series to learn more about the truths coming to light in our world with Truth Rising.
Written by: Lacey
This content was originally posted on April 30, 2020.