I continue with some passages of material attributed to Sananda from Eric Klein’s The Crystal Stair (1990) to give us yet another historical view of how Ascension has been discussed for quite some time.
I’ve said earlier that Imperator, Beinsa Douno, Silver Birch and others were discussing it back in the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries. I’m sure there are many more who were as well. A 1990 discussion is almost current, but still twenty years back. But most of what Sananda says is almost identical to what’s being said now; a few things are not. Let’s listen in on more of the things he says.
(Continued from Part 3.)
You are waking up quite beautifully. There is more to do and experience. You will experience it.
I will speak a little bit about the Ascension process. Next week Ashtar will be here to speak in more detail within his area of expertise. You see, there is a great deal of involvement by the Ashtar Command and the extra-terrestrial masters.
There are many ships surrounding the Earth. They are not visible to your earthly radar. They are not visible to the space shuttles. But let me say the skies are swarming with ascended beings as this time who have been assisting with this work.
So what is the process? You have grown accustomed to reincarnational experience, that is, having your soul incarnate into a body and going through a lifetime of a certain number of years, experiencing death, and leaving your body to return again to the Earth. You have gone to some fourth dimensional areas [i.e., the Astral Planes]. There are heavens and hells galore (1) with many experiences.
Yet always you return to the body, for this body is the platform from which your launch will take place into the fifth dimension. This is the intention, let me say, of having a physical body, at this time especially. I would say that your Ascension will be all but identical to my own. You will not leave your bodies behind and go to a high state of consciousness. Your bodies will be transformed also.
The molecules and atoms, your sub-atomic particles, all that you are, will be transformed and accelerated into the fifth dimension. So you do not have to die.
Well, that’s some good news. Despite the fact that human beings have grown so accustomed to dying that it has become a common awareness or common belief, I am telling you now … you do not have to die. And you will not.
The actual experience of Ascension involves the lifting of your vibrational frequencies, which culminates in the physical lifting of your body in a high state of consciousness from the planet surface into the waiting light vehicles. (2) And, yes, when I attained my Ascension
Your experience will be the same as mine, although your requirements will be less than mine were. Fortunately you do not have to go through the trials and tests that I did. What I went through was for all of you and all of humanity. You could say that I paved the way for this process. And I have been waiting for you for a very long time. So I am very excited to see the fruition of all the work we have been doing for thousands of years.
For thousands of years the Ashtar Command and Ascended Brotherhood have been working. For thousands of years we have been waiting for this time. And we are very happy and excited that our wait is all but over and that we will be reunited with those of our family. I am speaking of you now. And that we will have the opportunity to do some very vital work with the mass of humanity also.
(1) On the Astral Planes – see New Maps of Heaven at http://www.angelfire.com/space2/light11/nmh/nmh-index1.html for description of these “heavens and hells.”
(2) I have not heard this description in any other explanation of Ascension and assume that this part of the process has been eliminated or changed. But to delete it from Sananda’s description would be too misleading, I believe, so I have included it. I do know of two descriptions of Ascension that actually feature it. One is the prophet Elijah’s, described here.
“And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire [spaceships?], and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.” (II Kings 2:11.)
The other is the ascension of Balaram Bose (or Balaram Babu), described here:
“At the last moment, we were seated around [Balaram Bose], while his wife, stricken with unspeakable grief, was in the inner apartment with Golap-ma, Yogin-ma, and others. Just then she noticed something like a piece of black cloud in the sky, which became denser by stages and began to descend. Soon it assumed the shape of a chariot and alighted on the roof of Balaram Babu’s house. The Master came out of that chariot and proceeded towards the room where Balaram Babu lay.
“Soon after, he issued forth, taking Balaram Babu by the hand, and entered the chariot again, which then ascended and vanished in the sky. This vision raised [Balaram’s wife’s] mind to a very high plane where there could be no touch of grief or sorrow. When she returned to normal she related this to Golap-ma, who came to apprise us of the fact. Balaram Babu had passed away just a little while before.” (Swami Shivananda in Swami Chetananda, They Lived with God. Life Stories of Some Devotees of Sri Ramakrishna. St. Louis: Vedanta Society of St. Louis, 1989, 133.)