Given that the collective asked for more time to bring along the reclacitrants to Ascension, are there limits on how long that time-out will last? Archangel Michael answered the question in 2016:
Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, July 22, 2016.
Archangel Michael: Now the time of separation is very close. That is why we are speaking to all of you with perhaps a greater urgency than you’ve heard and felt before.
Steve: What do you mean by time of separation, Lord? SaLuSa discussed it years ago.
AAM: When you made the collective decision to ascend as one, it was spiritually a very mature and evolved decision. You have witnessed, individually and collectively, how many have [gone back] on that promise, that decision.
That does not mean that, yes, in the infinite and eternal existence of the Mother, she will wait forever because this is the unfoldment of her Plan. This is what the penetration with all of our voices into each and every one of you is about.
There will be those who choose to leave, to abandon their physical forms rather than ascend in physical form.
Steve: That is what you mean by separation – leave?
AAM: That is what I mean and I do not mean being spun off into an alternate world or Earth or Gaia or planet. I mean simply, abandoning the body, dying, leaving, and coming home. There is no penalty or shame or guilt. It is simply a decision.
But it is not the desire of the Mother that this [Ascension process] simply continue [forever] because what she also sees (what we all see) and what you’ve repeatedly said to us, even though we operate often in terms of eons rather than years, many of you are tired.
So we do not wish for those who have been stalwart and continue and practice fortitude and persistence along with love to reach the point where they abandon their bodies. And you are seeing that in many.
Steve: I can think of one person in particular that seems to be thinking of abandoning their body, so yes.
AAM: When it comes to a decision point of whether the recalcitrant remain or whether those who are determined to fulfil the Mother’s dream remain, make no mistake about it. Those who have been in the truth of their heart and service will be victorious. I cannot be clearer than that.