Wow, what a discipline it is not to fall off the wagon and resort to pushy, aggressive behaviour, however subtle.
I may be in the black, on the uplift, but my behaviour patterns – the leftovers and last to go – are still suspicious, hostile, etc.
Only so much time remains to cleanse and purify before it’s showtime.
After that, nothing is assured.
Or perhaps I should say after that it’s all on-the-job training.
Our overall focus is on Ascension but I hasten to add that Ascension is not the end; in fact it’s more like the beginning. It’s not the exit; it’s the entrance.
In the Absolute sense, there is no end because, even when we end our individuality by dissolving ourselves in the One, the One goes on forever, meaning that there is no end to Us … errrrr, “I.”
But I don’t mean to speak here in the Absolute sense (even if I could). Let’s restrict ourselves to the twelve dimensions. And let’s restrict ourselves further to our internal states.
Michael gave us a rough standard of measurement of various internal states:
Steve: The space that I call transformative love, what dimension is it?
Archangel Michael: It is the seventh dimension.
Steve: Then what dimension is bliss?
AAM: It is between eight and nine.
Steve: And ecstasy?
Steve: And what about exaltation?
AAM: Then you have moved beyond.
Steve: What is beyond? How many dimensions are there Lord?
AAM: Twelve. (1)
I imagine there are other states in dimensions like the Tenth. I simply haven’t experienced them and so did not name them.
When my heart exploded in 2015, the love that flooded my being was the finest, most satisfying experience I’d ever had.
I’d entered a domain of transformative, transfigurative love. What made it transformative? Everyday love flees before a change of mood; transformative love isn’t touched by our moods; it transforms them.
Months later it yielded to bliss, which was even better. But with bliss came inactivity, passivity. Imagine the traditional picture of the Buddha in full-lotus posture.
Come to think of it, I was in that domain at a meditation retreat. People were carrying out every unspoken wish I had. I moved without moving, so to speak. I felt regal. Michael and the Arcturians identified that as a Seventh-Dimensional experience. (2)
It was truncated. It lacked bliss, Michael said, to keep my feet firmly on the ground. (3)
Beyond bliss lie ecstasy and exaltation.
I retain no memory of the brief experiences of them that I had at the time, but each was more wonderful than the last. With exaltation we leave the twelve dimensions. Each of these states was increasingly inactive or passive.
So there we have a very rough and general range of internal states matched to dimensions. That’s about as crude a map of Ascension and beyond as a map of the world in Magellan’s time.
I know well that others will challenge it and extend our knowledge in all directions and I welcome that.
And I also have a challenge to make. I challenge cross-cultural, multi-dimensional spiritual scholars to map Ascension and beyond.
Using common, standardized terminology, wherever possible, so we’re all on the same page and can compare notes.
Flesh it out. Develop the corollaries. Help map the eternal journey.
(1) Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, Jan. 20, 2016.
(2) Steve Beckow: I had an experience at a meditation workshop in which I felt regal. It was a partial experience. Can you tell me what that part of me was that I accessed.
Archangel Michael: … Your Highest Self, your Oversoul, is very regal.
SB: So that was an experience of the Oversoul.
AAM: Yes. (Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, Sept. 13, 2011.)
AAM: The part that … many would call an oversoul [is the part] that would remain in the Source energy. (AAM, ibid., Oct. 11, 2011.)
Sue Lie: Seventh is your Oversoul. (Arcturians in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Sue Lie, March 17, 2013.)
(3) I asked him if the experience at the meditation retreat had been toned down.
AAM: It is a toning down…. It really is the middle ground. …
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. …
You can think of it as keeping two feet firmly on the ground. (AAM, ibid., Feb. 14, 2012.)
On a different occasion (Xenia), the Divine Mother expressed a similar reservation, showing how she and the archangels supervise and modulate our enlightenment experiences to serve the Divine Plan:
Divine Mother: Let me be very clear about that. If you had seen the light as it actually is, yes, a million, billion suns… You would have simply departed. … We don’t mean die but you would have departed the life that you have designed – yes, with us, for yourself, for the service you are providing – you would have departed and simply said, ‘I do not need to do this. I will just simply sit in the bliss of love and good luck, everybody!’ (Divine Mother in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, Oct. 26, 2018.)