A reader remarked on how letting go seemed all there was to do for Ascension. I agree. Well, almost, perhaps. It’s certainly the biggest contribution we can make to things. I’d hasten to add two other steps to the process, but letting go seems to be a huge step forward.
Not like I know of course. But it makes sense to me.
Our situation, I think, is rather like a swimmer who wants to swim across the lake but holds onto the raft. Granted that they need to swim once in the water. But what there is to do immediately to get into the swim is to let go.
Altogether for me, whether I’m right or not, there appear to be three steps to the matter. (1) Letting go of the old, (2) allowing what’s already there to rise to the surface, and (3) embracing the new.
Let Go of the Old
You’ve probably noticed that the teachers who’ve been speaking through channelers at this point in time, and in fact for many months and years, have been advising us over and over again to let go of the old.
They’ve been telling us to release our old grudges, resentments, upsets, and issues. Here is where much of our work comes in. Many of us believe that we are our old grudges and upsets. Many of us are convinced that our old grudges and upsets require a recompense.
If they do, the law of karma can be depended on to take care of it. We’ve never been required to take care of it ourselves. And we’ve always been encouraged to forgive rather than revenge ourselves on others. This in itself is an example of “letting go.”
We’ve also been advised to let go of our old beliefs, even our old knowledge. Of what use is it to encounter a new dimension and try to understand it through the paradigms of the old? None whatsoever, I think. So again, here too we’re counselled to let go.
We’re told that anything that’s of love will accompany us, anything not of love will not. So here too we can let go of concern. The important things will go with us without our having to worry about them. Altogether the best counsel about how to face into what lies before us is to let go.
Allow What’s Already There to Arise
The second part of this three-step dance is to allow what’s already there within us to arise. If the journey of life is to return to the God whence we came, then we must already be God. Or, if that reasoning doesn’t convince you, then, if you believe that God is omnipresent or all that is, then we too must be God, being something that is. Is that not so? How can God be everything and not us?
And so if we’re already God, then surely it suggests that we already and always have what’s needed. It isn’t that we’re going to a store and buying what’s needed. We already have it.
But because God has given us freewill, it requires that we allow what we already have to rise to the surface. Why would we not? Two things. The first thing is probably fear. I’d imagine that fear is what prevents us from allowing the “bodhi” or awakening to occur.
Leo Buscaglia has been telling us that “love is letting go of fear.” So by the process of letting go, we’ve already taken the first step towards allowing to arise what’s already there.
And what is already there? Our awakened consciousness.
What’s the second thing? Well, probably ignorance. You could call ignorance the veil if you like. We think we’re separate from God. That’s the primary source of ignorance, as far as I know.
We’re told that we’ll remember who we are.
No amount of “learning” who we are seems to make a difference. If simply knowing who we are did the trick, I could tell us right now: “We are God.” That’ll be a thousand dollars please. But notice how “knowing” that did not make a whit of difference?
We have to bring forth, remember, realize or make real the knowledge that we are God at a far deeper place than simply superficial knowledge. We have to know it down to the cells of our body and perhaps even much deeper than that.
But whether or not we know it at that level now, the knowledge still is there always already within us. We need to allow it to arise in such a fashion that it dissipates all sense of separation and we merge with it, merge with God. And that will happen with Ascension, whenever Ascension is for us (March, September, December – don’t know).
Embrace the New
Some of what’s coming our way is new to us. We’ll be meeting our star brothers and sisters. We’ll be seeing new technology. We’ll be hearing new teachings. If we turn away from the novel, well, that’s fine. We’ll still have a good life. But we won’t position ourselves in the very best way to take advantage of all that will help us in our Ascension.
One thing I’ve noticed again and again is how subtle some of the things are that I hold onto. You remember I mentioned a powerful experience I had not long ago … literally powerful … in which for around a half hour I was filled with and streaming great power. (2) It was a second time on which I experienced an aspect of my higher dimensionality and it frightened the living daylights out of me. It exaggerated all the very small peculiarities I had left – the irritations, impatience, and sexual thoughts – until they became huge.
I was not at that point a pure instrument and I was shown how big these small matters would be magnified if I were in my higher-dimensional self.
I think we’ll need help to master what needs to be learned before we complete this process of Ascension and that help will come from beings who up till now have been invisible, many of who come from the far reaches of space (how far away are the Pleiades and Arcturus?), etc. If we run from the new, we deprive ourselves of their assistance.
So not the old Potomac Two Step. (3) This is the Ascension Three Step. Let go of the old, allow to arise what is already there, and embrace the new. For me anyways, that’s the new discipline … in a nutshell.
(1) The Divine Mother in Linda Dillon, The Great Awakening, p. 115.
(2) “Sometimes a Rude Shock Can be a Good thing,” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2013/02/sometimes-a-rude-shock-can-be-a-good-thing/ and “The Day After: Reflections on a Rude Shock” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2013/02/the-day-after-reflections-on-a-rude-shock/
(3) The President: “You’ll take the blame. Cutter and Ritter will take some too, but it won’t amount to much, they’ll get a slap on the wrist. Then $20,000 an hour on the lecture circuit. The rest of the blame will fall on Greer. Oh yeah, you’ll take him down with you. You’ll destroy his reputation. But that´s as far as it will go. The old Potomac two-step, Jack.”
Jack Ryan: “I’m sorry, Mr. President, I don’t dance.” (Clear and Present Danger, Movie, 1994.)