What does Ascension mean? Many people will have differing viewpoints on the subject; I can only offer mine.
For me, Ascension means a deep and continuous relaxation of inner tension and the assumption of a permanent and complete experience of life as love. Not the love that we commonly experience, which is “weak meat soup” compared to higher-dimensional love. But rich, red, living love as flows continuously in the Fifth Dimension and higher.
And not a love that’s vanilla in Fourth Dimensionality, chocolate in Fifth, and strawberry in Sixth.
But the same love we experienced when our hearts opened; just deeper and deeper and deeper.
There is only one love. Only our experience of it deepens.
Ascension is complete when we live in a full and permanent experience of higher-dimensional love and/or the divine qualities, all of which are forms of love. That implies a full and permanent heart opening.
As it happens, there’s an enlightenment event that closes off our Ascension cycle. It’s called Sahaja Samadhi. And it is in fact and reality a full and permanent heart opening. When we know our heart to be forever open, we can know that we’ve ascended.
Ascension as a process is both gradual and sudden. It’s gradual in that we’re integrating and assimilating each enlightenment event after it happens and preparing for the next one, over sometimes long stretches of time.
It’s sudden in that the process consists of several sudden, enlightenment events (1) spaced in between times of assimilation and preparation.
It’s necessary to divide up the enlightenment experience, and not to skip stages, so as not to burn out the human body.
In the past, people ascended after the death of their physical form. In this first mass, physical Ascension ever, people will ascend with their bodies. It’s a first in the universe, being eagerly watched by all.
When we say “ascend,” all we’re really talking about in the final analysis is a flowering of the consciousness.
We come alive in ways we didn’t even imagine we could. And our experience of love, bliss, joy, etc., leaves us wanting nothing.
(1) Radical breaks in continuity of experience, accompanied by an inspiring, empowering, and ennobling expansion in our consciousness, knowledge, and ability to love.