Matthew tells us that “there are many questions and misconceptions about ascension, who will accompany Earth, what will become of the people who don’t, and what to expect in the higher densities.” (Matthew’s Message, Aug. 13, 2010 at http://www.matthewbooks.com/mattsmessage.htm.)
He goes over the areas one by one.
“First, ascension has nothing whatsoever to do with the ‘raptures’ of religion, so please do not try to fit that concept into the universal truth. Ascension is the process of Earth leaving third density and traveling through fourth on to fifth.”
He suggests that, while the metaphor of “higher” and “lower” may be suitable or perhaps suggestive to refer to us, a better metaphor for energy is that it becomes “lighter.”
“Although this movement is into planes of successively lighter energy, not into progressively higher elevations such as climbing a stepladder or a mountain, souls’ growth in conscious awareness and spiritual clarity can be thought of as upward. Thus ascension is the most descriptive term for this advancement.”
He discusses the difficulties with giving dates to coming events like Ascension. But he does give some historical insight into it.
“In the timeless continuum, the beginning and completion of Earth’s ascension cannot be dated — you could say that both ‘times’ have been known for untold ages. In linear time, the ascension process began in the last years of the 1930s, when atrocities long committed by humankind against each other reached unconscionable measure and nearly depleted Earth’s light that is the life force of her planetary body and the bodies of all her residents.”
He tells us, as he has on other occasions, that the galactics are here in answer to the Planet’s own cries for help. He reveals that Mother Earth descended as a result of her inhabitants’ dark doings.
“[Mother Earth’s] cry for help went out into the universe and instantly God authorized myriad spiritually advanced civilizations to respond by beaming their own vast light into Earth’s body. The massive infusion of light from those distant sources stabilized her orbit and enabled her to jar loose from negativity’s stranglehold, start to ascend out of deep third density and continue toward her ultimate destination in fifth density.
“Her soul originated in that high plane and there it remained throughout the millennia that her body spiraled ever downward as more and more human and animal blood was shed and the environment ravaged.”
He reveals as well that Ascension will come as a result of us absorbing light. He tells us that our disabilities will be restored. He implies that we will still “die,” a question that some readers have asked about, but our lifespans will be much greater than they are now. My understanding is that we will voluntarily change our bodies then and will be able to choose our time, rather than simply dying at a time unknown to us and beyond our control, as now.
“Ascension is possible for all who have absorbed the light, and the souls who accompany Earth will do so in their physical bodies. If bodies lack organs or limbs or have physical, emotional or mental disorders, farther along the ascension pathway there will be healing of all disease and replacement of missing parts until the bodies are perfected and mental and emotional health is sound.
“In fourth density the bodies of aged persons will become youthful and live healthfully much longer than your current life expectancy, and life spans in fifth density can be tenfold or more than yours are now.”
Our Ascension, he says, is not something that is adjudicated and decided upon. If we can absorb the light, we can ascend.
“There is no seat of judgment or arbitrary selection of which humans can ascend and which cannot — it is strictly a matter of science and souls’ own choices. Light changes third density’s carbon-based cellular structure to the crystalline form that lets bodies survive in the higher frequencies, or vibrations, of fourth density and beyond.
“That is why persons who choose to live in the light can ascend with Earth and those who choose to cling to their dark ways cannot. After a time in spirit, souls in the latter group will incarnate in a world that corresponds to their Earth lifetime energy registration and have more opportunities to ‘see the light.’”
However, some highly-evolved beings who are here to serve may not stay all the way through to Ascension.
“Not all light-filled people will go all the way to the Golden Age — it depends on the longevity clause in soul contracts. Prior to birth many of today’s populace chose to enter spirit life before Earth reaches that era, and among them are highly evolved souls whose light is as bright as noonday sun. Those who came from higher civilizations to assist Earth in special ways during her ascension may quickly pass through Nirvana on their way to a higher density spirit world, most likely the one serving their original homeland, or they may manifest new bodies and incarnate in another civilization for different kinds of growth experiencing.
“Others will stay for a time in Nirvana, which will remain Earth’s spirit world and ascend in tandem with the planet. Souls who have completed third density karmic lessons may choose another Earth lifetime or join a civilization in a different fourth density world.”
Some may choose not to ascend out of disappointment when the deceptive basis of some religions is revealed.
“A large number of people who have lived in godly ways will choose not to ascend with Earth after the truth about the origin of religions emerges: They were designed in darkness to deceive and control the peoples, be the most divisive element of life on Earth, and reap wealth for the heads of churches. Although everyone on Earth knows that truth at soul level and it is a contract choice to consciously remember it, many of the devoutly religious will be unable or unwilling to accept that their deep-seated faith is founded on false teachings.
“By so doing, these individuals deny the light within truth, that they are god and goddess selves, eternally inseparable from God and all other souls in this universe. Their next pre-birth contract will again include the provision to become consciously aware of that truth during their next physical lifetime, which will be in a third density world.”
Whatever their reason for leaving, leaving itself will result from the same causes that everyone leaves from. We won’t be able to know who is leaving for what reasons.
“Regardless of the reason a soul leaves this lifetime, physical death will come from any of the many causes that exist now. There will be no mass departure of darkly inclined persons when Earth reaches some specific vibratory level because the amount of light within bodies varies.
“And there is no way for you to distinguish between light-filled individuals who leave Earth lifetimes in accordance with soul contracts, those who choose to leave rather than accept the truth about religions, and persons whose bodies’ viability is snuffed out because they lack the light to survive in the vibratory level Earth entered.”
Matthew explains who can be reunited with whom. He discusses life on the Winterlands and again assures us that it is not a punishment but an opportunity for evolution our of negativity.
“In most cases there can be reunions of souls who live in physical or spirit worlds of differing densities. Those who have evolved into a higher density can astrally travel to a lower density that has sufficient light to assure the visitors’ departure. Reunions are not possible with the souls that are consigned by their lifetime energy to first or second density worlds, where intelligence is almost nonexistent and no memories or feelings exist. That is not punishment — it offers those souls a new beginning free of the negativity they created that automatically led them to those lowest levels of existence.”