In the course of investigating the answer to a reader’s question, I came across some of Matthew’s Messages from a while back that give interesting details about Ascension and events in the period approaching it. I’m re-publishing sections of two messages, this one in this post from Aug. 13, 2010.
I notice Matthew talks about ascending to “Fourth Density” at the end of 2012. You’ll see in the second extract from one of his messages that he says “Fifth Density” there as he does in all other discussions. Whether the mention of Fourth in this message is a typo or not I don’t know, but my understanding is that we’ll move to Fifth at the end of 2012.
Matthew’s Message, Aug. 13, 2010, http://www.matthewbooks.com/mattsmessage.htm
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. 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. 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.
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.
Her 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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
The innocence of animals, who act from instinct, never from malice, automatically qualifies all except a few species to ascend with Earth. Along the way those who now are wild will become tame, predators will become vegetarians, and all will live peaceably with each other and humankind. Already there is evidence of cross-species friendship, even mothers of one species nurturing infants of another, and instances of bonding between wild animals and humans.
Animal numbers will shrink in the next few years as instinctively they will breed less often and produce fewer offspring. While most species will be able to adapt to environmental and climate changes as Earth is restored to her Eden self, when there were no temperature extremes and all lands were arable, species living in polar regions will not survive. Their souls will go to Nirvana and continue evolving, and in time they will incarnate in a world where conditions are suitable for their new bodies and life purposes.
Now then, despite the emphasis on the final day of year 2012, there is no absolutely fixed date for Earth to be within fourth density. There is a “celestial window” for smooth sailing, so to speak, but it offers a degree of flexibility in your calendar’s time. And please remember that ascension is a process that has been ongoing for about seven decades, so do not expect a dramatic occurrence to herald the first day of the Golden Age. January 1, 2013, often considered to be The Date, will be little different from the day preceding or following it. There is no validity to the notion that immediately prior to Earth’s entry into fourth density there will be three days of darkness or, as other reports have it, three days of burning sun.
It is not so that life after 2012 will be much the same throughout many centuries. Just as life on Earth has not been static, but has progressed through many phases of development, so too will life in the Golden Age. The difference is that everything will be taking place in the peace, harmony and boundless opportunities for learning and evolving in that glorious world! [The message dated December 31, 2007, “Essay on 2012” gives a comprehensive description of life in that era.]
The last phases of the transition from third density to fourth will present some challenges as the Illuminati keep trying to stir up trouble spots. Heeding your intuition will carry you through the bumpy episodes, which can’t last much longer anyway because the dark ones cannot fight in the light, and the light is growing stronger by the day.
You don’t consciously remember that you were eager to incarnate during this momentous time on Earth, and although many, many others also wanted to participate, they lacked the innate abilities, experience and courage that qualified you to be among the chosen. Few can be in prominent leadership roles, but all of you are leaders simply by BEing the shining god sparks you are! Do not for a moment doubt that you are powerful souls whose contributions to the light are helping assure its triumph over darkness — in the continuum, you already are victorious!