I’d like to say a few words more on the discussion that took place yesterday about matters like smoking, drugs, and Ascension.
Were this not the end of the cycle and were Ascension not a Divine Plan for all people who are able to take in and assimilate sufficient light to enjoy it, I daresay that none of the billions of people who will be ascending – well, perhaps a very, very small number – would be.
To ascend in earlier times, when it was an individual matter, was very difficult and required lifetimes of preparation and testing for fitness. Of the possibility, SaLuSa said in 2009: “Whilst individual Ascension is possible at any time, it is an unusual event only achieved by greater Beings who have dedicated themselves to rising up into the Light.” (1)
But in this end-of-cycle period we’re not expected to ascend by our own efforts, as SaLuSa reminds us.
“The task of returning to the Light is not one that you are expected to achieve single-handed. Although it is possible for an individual soul to ascend at any given time. The difference now is that you are benefiting because of the Divine decree that this Universe shall lift up, and enter a new area in the Cosmos.” (2)
To ascend, we need to undergo a major cleansing, as Archangel Michael told us in February of this year.
“In these extraordinary times, to one degree or another, there is a major internal, transformational process occurring within every Soul on Earth. Individually, you are experiencing a clearing and cleansing process as well as modification and expansion in various areas of your physical, mental, emotional and etheric bodies, changes which are necessary if you are to hold up under and integrate the ever-increasing vibrational frequencies which are bombarding your Earth at this time.” (3)
We’ve been told many times that, as the light energies rise, we’ll probably be re-experiencing major upsets and issues in our life. Many of these upsets and issues reside as memories to which muscular tension – or holding – patterns are attached. Think of a situation the memory of which causes you to grimace. The grimace can be said to be attached to the memory and exerts tension on the body.
The combined stresses and tensions of all issues and upsets Wilhelm Reich called “character armoring” and Eckhart Tolle calls “the pain body.” We are now beginning to re-experience the buried memories contained in our character armoring or pain bodies.
This isn’t going to be the most enjoyable period in our lives. But re-experiencing our old issues and upsets is unavoidable if we want to clear them from our memories.
I’ve written numerous articles in the section called “Preparing for Ascension,” which can be found under the breakout page called “Ascension,” in the righthand column, on how to complete our issues and upsets at this time. What I recommend we not do is to become our issues. If we do that, we simply perpetuate them.
We need to allow them to rise, be with them, observe them, and follow the other steps of the upset clearing process discussed in the articles at that location, or follow another procedure (Vipassana meditation, Byron Katie’s work, etc.) that allows us to complete and release these memory/tension bundles.
Most upsets come from us not being able to do what we want or being obliged to do what we don’t want, or finding that we can’t have something we want or must accept something we don’t want, and so on. We either see an expectation of ours not being fulfilled or an intention being thwarted. But it’s imperative that we not simply project our anger or disappointment onto others, but instead experience these upsets through to their natural completion, at which point they disappear.
Moreover, whether we experience an upset or re-experience it for the purpose of completion, the situation will look the same: we’ll feel upset. It won’t be possible to tell the difference between being in a genuine upset and simply re-experiencing one to completion.
So we may be fooled into thinking, in the latter case, that we’re actually experiencing an upset and the temptation will be to look around for someone to blame it on of project it onto. No, don’t do that. You’ll just re-energize the upset and cause more tension in the body.
The difference between the two is that the first situation adds to our stock of upsets and tension and the second subtracts from it. But they both will feel the same.
To add to our difficulties, when SaLuSa or Matthew advises us that we may need to give up smoking, drugs, or pornography, they may be asking us to give up something which itself brings us, or aids in bringing us, pleasure. That in itself may be an upset for us. I wonder if they did not wait until a time when we had tested them and decided that their voices were worth supporting before they issued their call for us to give these up?
I’ve said earlier that I don’t think our upsets and issues, addictions and preferences will prevent our Ascension. Not in the case of most lightworkers, I believe, whose “vices” are probably not deep or extensive. I rather think that what they may do is make our Ascension rockier than it need be.
Some people, not lightworkers, may have to drop their vices if we want to ascend at all, but I don’t think we’ll find ourselves in that camp. Scarface, yes. Us, probably not. Our vices, I imagine, are rather small, though enticing because pleasurable.
But we need to remember, I think, that SaLuSa and Matthew saying what they say about drugs, smoking, pornography, and similar things are not them being Puritanical, but being factual. These practices and substances may very well lower our vibrations at precisely a time when we want to raise them.
We can hear their words as bringing us what we don’t want and thwarting our intention. But we simply put an obstacle in our own way if we do. In my view, the fact of the matter is that we may be asked to drop even more practices and pleasures to have a smooth ride.
In my opinion, we need to ask ourselves: Do we want Ascension to be smooth or are we willing to risk a rocky ride? If not the latter, then we may have to accept that some pleasures and practices may need to go.
(1) SaLuSa, Sept. 7, 2009.
(2) SaLuSa, Dec. 22, 2008.
(3) Archangel Michael through Ronna Herman, Feb. 27, 2011, at http://lightworkers.org/channeling/125821/age-conscious-awareness-and-self-mastery-archangel-michael-thru-ronna-herman.