The purpose of life is that the Formless should experience Itself. God, being One without a second and therefore All That Is, cannot experience Itself. Who is there to experience Whom? Where is there a second to do the experiencing? And what would It experience outside of Itself?
So the Formless created illusory forms which experience It upon releasing the illusion in a moment of enlightenment or Self-realization. In these moments, God meets God. For the Formless to experience Itself in this manner was all of life created. (1)
There are so many levels of enlightenment before these illusory forms ultimately surrender their apparent separation or identity and merge again with God that one could call enlightenment virtually endless. (2)
If this is true, then one would expect the galactic and spirit teachers also to say that Ascension, which is another way to say “enlightenment” (plus), (3) is also virtually endless. And in fact they do.
Archangel Michael, through Ronna Herman, for instance, reminds us that ascension goes on and on: “As you have probably heard before, ascension is an ever-evolving, continuous, on-going evolutionary process and not a destination.” (4)
SaLuSa says that Ascension goes on as long as life itself, which is virtually endless: “Life will go on into infinity and there are always going to be opportunities to lift up into higher dimensions.” (5)
It would follow from this that many of us may have experienced different phases of the Ascension process before, and this too is corroborated by Archangel Michael: “You should also be aware that you have experienced different phases of the ascension process many times before in a multitude of locations and realities.” (6)
And that, after Ascension in 2012, many experiences await us in the future. Archangel Michael again: “As spiritual growth is ongoing, continual and a sacred journey and path, all will continue, long after they have completed planetary ascension.” (7)
“Earth’s ascension—the process of world transformation and spiritual renewal that enables her to rise out of third density and continue into the Golden Age—has been ongoing for about seventy years in linear time; and by the end of your calendar year 2012, the darkness that has proliferated for millennia will have disappeared in all its vicious forms.
“However, this does not mean that after 2012, there will be no further changes—there will indeed be splendid changes in many areas, including spiritual and intellectual growth. Life is a continual process of learning, or more accurately stated, a process of consciously remembering the knowledge within the soul.” (8)
In fact, the galactic and spirit teachers tell us that Ascension does not end until we merge again with the formless God, from Whom we came. All of us are on “a never-ending journey,” SaLuSa says. (9) That journey “will never cease until you return to the absolute Source.” (10)
“There are mysteries galore in the Universe that you will be motivated to explore. Your quest for knowledge and the truth can never really be satisfied until you reach the ultimate – The Source of All That Is. However, you will have innumerable experiences before you ever reach that point. You have yet to understand the concept of a never-ending creation. You will never run out of new challenges in the Multi Universes and dimensions that seem to go on for all infinity.” (11)
That final destination is far away, SaLuSa tells us. “There is a path that will take you back to the Source, when you shall become a God in your own rights. However, there is far to go and many experiences to be had, before you reach the ultimate goal.” (12)
As wonderful as they may be, our experiences with the star nations here to help us with Ascension are only a stepping stone in the longer journey. Says SaLuSa:
“The world is not going to end and indeed it must keep evolving, as that is the nature of All That Is. It cannot stand still and is mystically attracted to the Source, where you will finally reach the ultimate completion of the return journey. The Creator draws all back into its Being, only to again commence further great cycles of experience.
“Such possibilities must seem so far away from your present ones, and with your limited levels of consciousness it is too much to expect any real understanding. Even for us the mysteries still exist, and with seemingly no end to creation there is so much more to experience. …
“The Galactic Federation is in its own way but a stepping-stone to greater experiences.” (13)
“With Ascension you will have overcome so many of the frailties that exist now. Eventually the vibrations will be so high that you will be entering a state of near perfection as a Light Being. Then you will be able to be yourself, that is your Higher Self adorned with the Light of many suns, and radiate the love that knows no ending. One day many of you shall be seated on the Councils that preside over the Universe, and in your greatness serve God directly. However, that is a long way off but indicates your unlimited potential to rise to the highest levels.” (14)
And Archangel Michael, through Ronna Herman, offers this glimpse:
“There are many levels and stages of ascension: personal earthly ascension, whereby you gradually balance and harmonize your chakra centers which in turn triggers the process of clearing your physical vessel and your auric field of discordant energies. … Ultimately, we will experience the universal ascension process together.
“This phase of ascension will take place in the far-distant future; however, we in the higher realms of existence have had glimpses of this prodigious cosmic event and, we assure you, it is so magnificently complex and awe-inspiring that it is beyond your present comprehension.” (15)
Soon we shall be planning our next steps, SaLuSa says.
“I too have my visions of another future that offers such wondrous opportunities to discover more of the Creator’s Kingdom. Have your dreams, and let your imagination take you far and wide knowing there is no end to the adventures open to you. One day soon you shall be planning your next ones, and as a Lighted One.” (16)
“Can you envisage just for a minute or so what that means, because by then you will have become your God selves. Not the end of your journey, but your elevation to higher dimensions where another one begins.” (17)
The Ascension we’ll experience during or before 2012 is not the final stage of life. It is only a beginning on a journey that leads from God to God again, in a future that may as well be endless.
(1) See “Enlightenment is the Purpose of Life” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/the-purpose-of-life-is-enlightenment/ch-3-the-purpose-of-life-is-enlightenment/ .
(2) See “Enlightenment is Virtually Endless” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/the-purpose-of-life-is-enlightenment/ch-11-enlightenment-is-virtually-endless/ .
(3) See “Ascension is Enlightenment Plus,” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2012-essays-2/ascension-is-enlightenment-plus-part-1/.
(4) Archangel Michael, “A Clarion Call for World Servers,” May 2010, through Ronna Herman, at http://www.ronnastar.com/latest.html.
(5) SaLuSa, Sept. 18, 2009, at http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/Channeled_Messages_by_Mike_Quinsey.htm.
(6) Archangel Michael, “A Clarion Call for World Servers,” ibid.
(7) Loc. cit.
(8) Matthew’s Message, Feb. 7, 2009 at http://www.matthewbooks.com/mattsmessage.htm.
(9) SaLuSa, April 20, 2009, ibid.
(10) SaLuSa, March 26, 2010, ibid.
(11) SaLuSa, Feb. 23, 2009, ibid.
(12) SaLuSa, Sept. 18, 2009, ibid.
(13) SaLuSa, Feb. 26, 2010, ibid.
(14) Ag-agria, March 25, 2009 at http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/Channeled_Messages_by_Mike_Quinsey.htm.
(15) Archangel Michael, “Passport to Ascension,” May 2009, through Ronna Herman, at http://www.ronnastar.com/latest.html.
(16) SaLuSa, March 27, 2009, ibid.
(17) SaLuSa, March 27, 2009 ibid.