Here is a second message from Matthew on Ascension-related topics, including how to prepare for Ascension. Again, here he mentions that we’re ascending to Fifth Density.
Matthew’s Message, Feb. 7, 2009, http://www.matthewbooks.com/mattsmessage.htm
I told my mother that Earth’s free will is to ascend into fifth density, and not only was her progress sure and steady, but in the continuum, she already had arrived. Also I said that what I felt in fleeting moments was not as much discouragement as it was sadness for the individuals who use their free will to refuse the light that would enlighten and uplift them.
With that bit of background—that Earth’s ascension has been accomplished—I can proceed to respond to questions that show the considerable confusion about this topic: Is ascension in physical bodies or souls in their etheric bodies? Will ascension occur in 2012? Who or what decides who will ascend with Earth and who won’t? What happens to people who don’t ascend with the planet? Does ascension mean being taken aboard spaceships? Are we going to ascend because the planet will be destroyed; if so, where will we go? Will there be unmistakable indications that let me know if I will or won’t ascend with Earth? Can I ascend even if I don’t know what is in my soul contract about my life mission? If Earth already is ascending, why is there as much violence as ever; when will that end? And there are many related questions about “light,” which I shall address later.
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. I wish to add here that persons who make transition from physical to spirit life during Earth’s journey, as well as many who have transitioned in recent years, may indeed have been “eligible” insofar as having sufficient light; however, in accordance with either original or amended soul contracts, their choice is a life in spirit for the time being.
Earth’s ascension—the process of world transformation and spiritual renewal that enables her to rise out of third density and continue into the Golden Age—has been ongoing for about seventy years in linear time; and by the end of your calendar year 2012, the darkness that has proliferated for millennia will have disappeared in all its vicious forms. However, this does not mean that after 2012, there will be no further changes—there will indeed be splendid changes in many areas, including spiritual and intellectual growth. Life is a continual process of learning, or more accurately stated, a process of consciously remembering the knowledge within the soul.
The decision about who ascends and who does not is the province of each individual. It is not an arbitrary decision—it is a matter of the energy within the individual and that is determined by the free will choices within either the light or the dark. Light-filled people will ascend, as I explained, and I shall speak about those with dark proclivity in a moment.
Ascension does not mean being taken aboard spaceships; however, even now, visiting fleet crews in their ships is one of the grand benefits of souls with the most illumination, or enLIGHTenment.
Absolutely Earth will NOT be destroyed! On the contrary, she is being restored to her former health, and along her ascension pathway, her Eden beauty will return.
There are no specific “unmistakable” indications that one is ascending with Earth because those are as unique as each of you is. Most succinctly stated, personal ascension is the merging of your consciousness with your soul. Recognizable aspects are the raising of consciousness; strengthening discernment and trusting intuition; ever-increasing awareness of the higher self, the god/goddess self, and true spirituality; the sensation of peacefulness that comes with living in alignment with your soul contract—you feel this as if you are “going with the flow” instead of “bucking the current.” Self-discovery may come as “Aha!” moments that can be considered indications, and these can be as varied as realizing the most ideal way to handle a perplexing situation or a difficult relationship, an inspiration about a new direction in life or moving to a location that “calls” to you, or perhaps the solution to an experiment.
Please do not feel concerned if you do not know your life mission! Only a relative handful of Earth’s peoples know about soul contracts, and simply following your inner voice—your soul’s messages to your consciousness—naturally leads you in your mission. When the time is right, and it will vary from person to person, you will know where you are most needed and can most meaningfully serve, and you will feel confident to fulfill that purpose. Please do not feel that you must play what you consider to be an important role in the changes underway—each of you is important! You may think that by comparison with others, you are not contributing enough; but simply by BEing who you ARE at soul level, even if you are not consciously aware that you are doing so, you are fulfilling your mission and radiating light to all whose lives you touch.
That violence is still a fact of life in your world is related to the destiny of people who will not ascend with Earth. At this juncture, the collective consciousness includes the elements associated with the tentacles of darkness that still are lurking about the planet. Persons who refused to relinquish their “heavy” roles that once were components of karmic balancing became captives of the darkness. As Earth enters higher and still higher frequencies along her ascension pathway, individuals with dark proclivity—the unconscionably brutal, greedy and abusive of power, some in ruling positions but many others controlling behind the public scene—will leave the planet. Without light except the spark that is the soul’s very life force, those persons’ bodies will die and their souls automatically will go to the very dense energy planes that correspond with their lifetime energy registration. In those placements, they will be offered a constant beam of light, and if they respond, their consciousness levels will rise.
Now then, quite a different matter but still within the collective consciousness, are individuals who can be called “fence-straddlers.” However unwittingly, they are wavering about opening their minds to the higher consciousness that the higher frequencies of Earth’s ascension pathway are offering. If they waver too long, they will remain rutted in third density’s greatly limited spiritual and intellectual awareness. Please understand that these people are not “bad,” to state that most simply, but rather they are choosing to have a closed instead of an open mind. Souls at all light stations are “pulling for” all those individuals to respond to the light and awaken in time to accompany Earth into the Golden Age.
The “final exam,” if you will, is whether they can accept the truths that shortly will start emerging about the darkness that for so long has kept your world “in the dark,” especially control of the masses through religious dogma. Individuals who cannot accept the truths—enLIGHTenment—will choose at soul level to physically leave the planet. After a suitable time in Nirvana, where they will see how they veered from their soul contracts wherein they had chosen to awaken, they will welcome the opportunity to embody in other third density placements and resume learning at the level where it left off.
This brings us to the many questions about light that I have combined thusly: What people need to do so light will enter their bodies, how to know whether they are absorbing light or not, how much light is needed to ascend with Earth. I have spoken about this in a number of messages, and one includes a summary showing the simplicity of accepting the light. I asked my mother to please locate that passage and copy it here.
(Excerpt from August 29, 2008 message)
Now I shall address the variety of questions about how best to prepare for ascension. Live in godly ways—there’s no need for me to spell those out, they come naturally to people who have light in their souls.
There’s no need either for esoteric studies, trips to the Himalayas, belonging to spiritual groups, attending instructional seminars or workshops, or establishing prayer rituals; however, if you feel strongly attracted to any of those and you have the time and resources to engage in them, by all means follow your heart in those matters.
Know that there is no separation between you and God or with all other souls in this universe.
Trust your intuition, the messages from your soul to your consciousness.
Let the love in your soul radiate out to the universe. Love, the most powerful force in the cosmos, can be expressed in limitless ways, but it must start with self-love that comprises self-respect, self-worth and self-confidence.
Live in harmony with Nature.
Quiet times in solitude—meditation, if you will—is food for the soul. So is music that inspires or soothes, and the light in a genuine smile has incalculable ripple effects for self and those whose lives you touch.
Forgive self and others, see a situation from others’ perspectives, cherish beautiful memories and let go of those that are hurtful.
The people who are working for peace; preservation of the environment; humane treatment of animals; assistance to homeless, hungry and sick; or any other avenue of assistance are examples of light and love in action. Those motivations come from soul level, and the advocates and activists are responding to their souls’ messages.
Know that you are god- and goddess-selves with the power to manifest whatever you strongly intend!
Nothing I said is new to many of you as we have spoken before about these and other like measures, but since ones still are asking about this essential aspect of enlightenment and spiritual growth, reiteration is necessary. And if it is a reminder to you who have this awareness, that too can be beneficial.
Thank you, Mother. For the reader who asked if any special diet is required for ascension, no, there is not. But I would be remiss if I did not mention that giving attention to wise guidelines for health maintenance is advisable not only for your physical bodies, but also your emotional and mental bodies, thereby achieving balance in mind, body and spirit. Balance is essential for soul evolvement!