Where most people encountered the notion of Ascension for the first time is probably in Matthew’s Biblical description of the Rapture:
“At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.” (1)
Melchizedek assures us that the present day corresponds to the end times spoken of in the Bible:
“These are the end times that have been prophesied many times in many ages past and now these times are upon you. You who read this are Ones who chose to be here in order to anchor the Light upon the Planet in preparation for these times.” (2)
And Archangel Michael confirmed for us that our Ascension is indeed the same as the Biblical Rapture, but the word “Rapture” is no longer being used because it’s become politicized.
Archangel Michael: People talk about …the “rapture.” Well I assure you, dear friend, that when you ascend, you will feel a sense of rapture! Now, because that is a highly charged word, I would say, “you will feel the bliss.” So we will not call it the “rapture.” But that is what it is.
Steve Beckow: I thought that might be the case, that it is a rapture.
AAM: But the word has become politicized. (3)
But as soon as we encountered accounts of the Rapture, our notions of Ascension began to expand.
The Rapture in the Bible is commonly thought of as a singular event in which people are drawn together and then apparently rise into the sky to be with the Son of Man. But the information that has gradually been given to us differs from the Biblical account in significant ways.
For instance, the next thing we hear is that Ascension is not a singular event. It’s taking place, not just on Earth, but throughout the universe (but then, perhaps that’s what Matthew meant when he said: “from one end of the heavens to the other”).
Here’s Atmos of Sirius on that subject from 2009: “The plan for your Ascension is contained within the many cycles that are part of the orderly function of the Universe. It is not a process confined to Earth or just your Solar System.” (4)
Later, in 2012, SaLuSa confirmed that “the process of Ascension … is affecting the whole Universe and you are a small but nevertheless important part of what is taking place.” (5) He told us that “as with the Universe, all are in the latter stages of readiness. … You are the only ones who are unable to do it entirely for yourselves.” (6)
He then told us that not only is it “the Divine decree that this Universe shall lift up,” but it will also “enter a new area in the Cosmos.” (7)
Archangel Michael gave us the next additional detail that not only were the “righteous” invited to this event; all of humanity was.
“In past ages, the ascension process was available only to those who incarnated as initiates firmly on the path, and as disciples whose mission was to anchor as much Divine Light and to bring forth as much cosmic wisdom as possible. That time is past. It is a time of mass Ascension, for all the planets, solar systems and galaxies within this universe are actively involved in an Ascension process.” (8)
SaLuSa said the same: “This time … the whole of Humanity has been given that choice.” (9)
The next expansion of our knowledge might have come when we learned that this Ascension was unlike any that had occurred before; it was unique. Unlike in past ages when people discarded their bodies to ascend, in this Ascension we retain ours. And unlike with past planets that exploded after Ascension, Gaia would ascend with her physical form as well. That should have alerted us to the fact that not all details of our Ascension may have been worked out beforehand.
According to SaLuSa, this Ascension “is unique because you will ascend in a physical body, that has changed its body cells to make it suitable for life in the higher dimensions.” (10) Matthew informed us that “persons who receive the light will ascend in their physical bodies along with Earth as she progresses into the higher vibrations of fourth and fifth densities. The absorption of light changes bodies’ cellular structure from carbon-based of third density, which cannot survive the intensity of light in the higher vibrations, into the crystalline structure that can survive.” (11)
So we now discovered that the Ascension we’ll go through has not been tried before.
Next SaLuSa hinted that ours was a bigger challenge than past Ascensions, not only because we’ll ascend in our physical bodies but also because everyone has the opportunity to ascend, rather than just spiritual initiates and adepts.
“The Galactic Federation has had much experience in helping civilizations to pass through Ascension, although yours is a bigger challenge. Never before have both the people and the Earth ascended together, but there is absolute confidence that it will successfully take place.” (12)
The next expansion in our knowledge may have come when we hear that the whole universe is watching Earth. In early 2012, SaLuSa said that Ascension “truly is a great occasion that has stirred the interest of life throughout the Universe.” (13) But he does not say why it has stirred interest everywhere.
Mira increases the mystery by saying “there is not a single place in all of Creation that is not affected by what is going on with the Earth right now.” (14)
Finally the Planetary Logos, Sanat Kumara, let the cat out of the bag: Earth was the first place in the universe to ascend.
Sanat Kumara: Well, they have always been watching Earth, and they have always been interested in the Ascension process, because it is unique. It is phenomenal. It is the fulfillment of the plan of the Mother. This is far greater than any movie that you could ever create in your reality.
So it is having a ripple effect throughout the entire universe. And the fact that the human race matured enough to say, no, we will care for everybody, has caused ripples and amazement throughout the galaxies! So they are watching very closely how you are doing it and how it is going, because it will set the paradigm for other planetary Ascensions, other realms that want to work in this way.
SB: But isn’t the whole universe ascending, Raj? We’re not the only planet, are we?
SK: You’re first in line.
SB: Ah! So we’re the first planet to ascend. Is that what you mean?
SK: Yes. (15)
Earth, being the first to ascend, allegedly chose to postpone its Ascension so that many more who awoke and chose to could ascend with us. We’re now in that extra portion of time before full restoration of consciousness.
“Robert” (not his real name) confirmed with “Anastara” that we were the first planet to ascend and that what is happening here is audacious.
Robert: Why exactly is this the first planet to undergo the planetary ascension while still in physical form? Why are we the first and why is it normally not done this way?
Anastara: It is simply – you will not probably like this answer, but it is the truth. Well, there are many truths. But this is part of the evolution and the unfoldment of the Mother’s plan. So it has been done in other ways in other capacities, but now it is the next step. …
So, is it audacious? Yes. But is it part of the evolution of the Mother’s plan? Yes. Now there will come a time, certainly not soon, but there will come a time when the evolution, not only of Gaia, but of this universe has migrated back to the one and then will be reborn again, but it will be reborn in a different octave and in a different way because of what has happened and what is taking place on this planet at this time.
It is more phenomenal than many realize. (16)
Lao Tzu confirmed that not all matters are discussed with us at any one point in time. In April 2013 he told Suzi Maresca on Heavenly Blessings that “we have not spoken of this before because it was not yet time.” (17)
Sanat added to this his explanation that lightworkers were not told that we would not ascend en masse on Dec. 21, 2013 because the Company of Heaven did not want to lose the momentum that had been generated. In the course of his explanation he confirmed that even the Company of Heaven can be surprised by some things that happen.
Sanat Kumara: So why did we not warn you that you might be disappointed? Because the energy, the forward thrust of what you were creating together with us, was so strong that we had no desire, particularly in the unfoldment of the Mother’s plan, to say, “Wait a minute, and stop. Let us take time out and breathe.” Because that would have … hmm … you have a saying, “put a wrench in the works.”
Does that mean that we set you up? No. What it means, actually, sweet angels, is that there are times when even we are surprised. Yes, I know. Yet it is so. We know of the grander plan and the unfoldment of that plan on Earth and elsewhere. And let me tell you that the unfoldment and the Ascension of Gaia and everything upon her is a very big piece of the plan, which is infinite and eternal. So when I say that, within that context, please understand what I am telling you. (18)
So Earth is the first planet to ascend in this current round of Ascension, which is why all the other planets are watching us. But it also means that what’s happening on Earth has not been tried before anywhere else, which again suggests that not everything may be known about our type of Ascension.
Now add to these pieces the various times that the Company of Heaven have told us how gigantic this project is. Adrial told us through Mark Kimmel in 2009: “Keep in mind the vast scope of the transformation of Earth and her six billion humans.” (19)
Parts of it, taken individually, are also huge. Speaking of the change of governments, SaLusa said in 2011: “It is a mammoth task to reach the point where we can allow our allies to step into power.” (20) That same year he told us, speaking of NESARA, that “it is, was and still is a massive undertaking to shift a whole population onto a new path, while at the same time ‘moving house’ as you might say. Not an easy ride by any means but you have us by your side ensuring it goes as smoothly as possible.” (21)
Matthew Ward agreed with him, informing us that “conversion to a new economic foundation and operation is an enormous undertaking.” (22)
So, over the years, our understanding of what is taking place has grown and grown.
Let me summarize what’s being said here because I think it helps us to appreciate just how large, new and complicated an operation our Ascension is.
Ascension is a process affecting, not just Earth, but the whole of the universe. Not only will the entire universe ascend but it will move to a different place in the cosmos. This is not just the Ascension of spiritual adepts as in times past, but a mass Ascension: all humans may ascend if they so choose and assimilate sufficient light. Moreover it has never been done before: previously people ascended by discarding their physical bodies but this time we take our physical bodies with us.
Earth is a small part of the overall process but all eyes are upon us. Every place will be affected by our Ascension, which we discover is the first Ascension in the current wave. It’s described as audacious and phenomenal. Its scope is said to be vast, mammoth, massive and enormous.
Our sense of what Ascension involves continues to grow, probably as we become informed enough to digest and hold the details. It’s not a simple Rapture in which the Son of Man appears in the clouds and all of us are gathered to him. It’s not simply the Ascension of planet Earth. And it’s not an event that has been done many times before, whose process may be fully known and well worked out.
It’s a new departure and the first time that that new departure has been run in all the universe. It may fall on us to appreciate its scope and complexity and perhaps not demand, as we might otherwise be wont to do, that it happen quickly, without a hitch and in a way that’s fully revealed to us ahead of time.
When we start to appreciate all that’s involved, we can see that Ascension probably cannot unfold that way. There’s more to Ascension than can be contained in our understanding and it will have to be enough for us for now that we’ve been invited to assist with and participate in it. The full story of our Ascension may only emerge later.
(1) Matthew 24:30-36, at http://www.matthewbooks.com/mattsmessage.htm
(2) Mechizedek, through Marlene Swetlishoff, March 14, 2012, at http://www.therainbowscribe.com.
(3) “Archangel Michael: Creating a World of Peace,” Sept. 15, 2011, at http://stevebeckow.com/2011/09/archangel-michael-creating-a-world-of-peace/.
(4) Atmos, Jan. 28, 2009, at http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/Channeled_Messages_by_Mike_Quinsey.htm
(5) SaLuSa, Sept. 10, 2012, at http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/Channeled_Messages_by_Mike_Quinsey.htm
(6) SaLuSa, Nov. 26, 2012.
(7) SaLuSa, Dec. 22, 2008.
(8) Archangel Michael, “A Clarion Call for World Servers,” May 2010, through Ronna Herman, at http://www.ronnastar.com/latest.html.
(9) SaLuSa, Feb. 22, 2012.
(10) SaLuSa, Dec. 16, 2009.
(11) Matthew’s Message, Feb. 7, 2009.
(12) SaLuSa, Feb. 22, 2012.
(13) SaLuSa, Feb. 1, 2012.
(14) Mira, April 14, 2013, at http://thegroundcrew.com/channeled_messages.htm#message
(15) “It Is a New Day: Sanat Kumara on Pope Francis, the Process of Ascension, the Earth’s Place in Ascension, Etc.,” March 13, 2013, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2013/03/it-is-a-new-day-sanat-kumara-on-pope-francis-the-process-of-ascension-the-earths-place-in-ascension-etc/
(16) Anastara, “Earth’s Ascension process is Audacious,” April 19, 2013, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/into-the-golden-age-of-gaia/the-midpoint-of-ascension/earths-ascension-process-is-audacious/.
(17) “Transcript: Lao Tzu on Humility on Heavenly Blessings,” April 26, 2013, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2013/04/transcript-lao-tzu-on-humility-on-heavenly-blessings/
(18) Sanat Kumara: Our Heartfelt Apologies to the Disappointed,” Jan. 7, 2013, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/into-the-golden-age-of-gaia/the-midpoint-of-ascension/sanat-kumara-our-heartfelt-apologies-to-the-disappointed/
(19) Adrial, May 11, 2009, at http://tinyurl.com/2a5shgl.
(20) SaLuSa, Nov. 30, 2011.
(21) SaLuSa, Aug. 5, 2011.
(22) Matthew’s Message, July 18, 2009.