After Ascension (Continued)
On another occasion, he urged us to take time to orient ourselves after Ascension.
Archangel Michael: Take a moment, pause — do not even get up. Pause, look around, note, see how you feel, see how your heart is acting before you begin to engage in your shifted reality.
Steve Beckow: What would I be noticing if I looked around, Lord?
AAM: That you can see into energy patterns, colors in the air…. We are not going to… you may see it, but many people will not notice how full the energy is with other beings. So for example, many people believe that they live alone or they live on a quiet street. But when they shift dimensions, they will be able to see the presence of other beings.
You will be able to see the molecules that form, say, your books or your dresser drawer or your desk. And you will have the ability to know, yes, we have decided that this is a firm construct, but I am able to witness and to really see the mixture of rays and energies and colors that go to formulate what we have agreed upon as a solid form.
You will have a sensation of deeper connection, of what you think of as euphoria. Understand what is taking place. Your heart awareness, your knowing, is wide open. (1)
If our heart awareness is wide open, we’ll experience a far greater degree of love than we do now. That in turn promotes our knowing, or perhaps remembering would be a better word.
Ascension, Enlightenment and Service
In Feb. of 2012, he explained that we could not enjoy the higher levels of enlightenment without losing our ability to serve.
Archangel Michael: When you use the term “dramatic enlightenment experiences,” you are talking about Nirvana, you are talking about the unity of all with One. It is not to say that you will not experience that, but you cannot ― well, you can if you wish; if it is the choice to simply remain in that state of unity, of One ― but you cannot be fully conscious and in service, in action, if that is where you are.
So, [Ascension] is a toning down, if anything. It really is the middle ground. It is the intersection. It is the place where the third is not a memory, but it is not a burden. And you see the clarity of the old dis-illusions, and you see with clarity the sense of oneness. You know that enlightenment is right there in front of you. It is yours to access. But if you are in service, you will not choose to live there. (2)
We’ve willingly taken on limitation to serve. Wearing this physical body is itself the biggest limitation we agreed to. Then we agreed to forget who we are, lose our native powers, etc. to serve the Divine Mother’s Plan.
Here we are now at the time of service. If we go for the highest levels of enlightenment, we won’t be able to serve. So again, we sacrifice part of our native experience to retain the ability, in this case, to serve.
On another occasion, he explained how, after ignition, now associated with Sept. 28, we’ll still be able to serve. Ignition is not too advanced an experience that it would cut through our ability to serve. Too much bliss and we wouldn’t want to.
Archangel Michael: Now, while your being is expanding, while you are having a greater sense of unity, of connectedness, of the understanding and being of the cosmos, you will also feel your human self, your physical and your fields, so that you can continue on in service, in what we would call human service.
Because if you fully enter into the bliss, into the One, you will not be interested in returning and serving. It will be a different experience, and it is not the experience that you have selected and chosen for yourself at this time. (3)
So again we encounter our soul contract to serve and to accept limitations on our awareness to see our missions through to the end.
These are some of the relevant passages from my personal readings on the before and after of Ascension and the need to retain our ability to serve.
(1) Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, Dec. 18, 2012.
(2) Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, Feb. 14, 2012.
(3) Loc. cit.