While waiting for the other shoe to drop in world affairs, I’d like to look at how terrestrial spiritual masters like Sri Ramana Maharshi, Jesus, and others have discussed the culmination of Ascension.
Most of them don’t speak about Ascension but instead about mukti, moksha, liberation from the wheel of birth and death, etc. , in the East and Resurrection in the West. They are the same.
Let’s first listen to Sri Ramana describing Sahaja Nirviklapa Samadhi, which I’ll be maintaining here is the culmination of Ascension:
[The state beyond bliss] is the state of unceasing peace of mind which is found in … absolute quiescence, jagrat-sushupti (lit. sleep with awareness) which resembles inactive deep sleep. … A yogi who is in this state is inactive even while engaged in activity. This is also called sahaja nirvikalpa samadhi (natural state of absorption in oneself without concepts). (1)
Sahaja is like the river that has linked up with the ocean [Fifth-Dimensional Ocean of Love?] from which there is no return [to the Third Dimension]. (2)
This is Self-realization, Mukti, or Sahaja Samadhi, the natural, effortless state. (3)
“Sahaja” means “natural, effortless.” So this is liberation, not seventh-chakra Brahmajnana or God Realization, which is still within the 3rd/4th Dimension.
The masters didn’t speak about the dimensions of existence or planes of the afterlife. So Sahaja is instead a place of effortless stillness of mind, without the need to return to the cycle of birth and death.
There was a time when spiritual scholars considered Brahmajnana as “full and complete.” But it’s incomplete in a dimensional sense and very far away from it in an Absolute sense. We’d be safest if we didn’t talk about “full and complete” anything, so far does the road back to God extend.
To confirm my beliefs, I asked the Divine Mother if Sahaja was the culmination of our Ascension. She said it was.
Steve Beckow: I’m trying to understand what level of enlightenment Ascension corresponds to. And I think it’s beyond the normal, seventh-chakra enlightenment [i.e., Brahmajnana]. I think it is what is called — and I’ll make this clear to readers — Sahaja Samadhi. Am I correct?
Divine Mother: Yes, it is beyond what you think of [as] your seven chakras. … We have emerged from the Third-Dimensional realm, which is that reference point for the chakra system, into the new. So yes, you are correct, in this question and in this statement. (4)
With Brahmajnana we remain within the Third-Dimensional seven-chakra system, but with Sahaja Samadhi, we pass beyond it. (5)
I’ve had the privilege of numerous brief and partial or truncated experiences of ascended states. (6) The one I wanted to cite here occurred when I was at a meditation retreat in Merritt, BC.
I briefly experienced the state that Sri Ramana describes here: “a yogi who is in this state is inactive even while engaged in activity.”
I suddenly entered a space that I described to myself as “regal” and was moving without moving, acting without acting. It lasted for half an hour and I was aware of people around me acting on my thoughts without me expressing them.
I asked Michael about it and he described it as an experience of the oversoul:
Steve Beckow: I had an experience at a meditation workshop in which I felt regal. It was a partial experience [it lacked bliss]. 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. (7)
The Arcturians confirmed that “Seventh is your Oversoul.” (8) It’s said that we’ll ascend to the Fifth-Seventh Dimensions. This was a preview of the Seventh. (9)
The experience was truncated in that in that I felt no bliss. Michael later said that was to keep both my feet on the ground.
But this was the state of one who “is inactive even while engaged in activity.” As with all experiences short of Ascension itself, the experience did not last. However it did give me a taste of the internal quietude that Ramana was pointing at.
Let that be our introduction. I’d like to look at other masters besides Ramana who talk about the state downstream of Brahmajnana and the 3rd/4th Dimensions.
(1) Sri Ramana Maharshi, Spiritual Instruction of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. Eighth Edition. Tiruvannamalai: Sri Ramanasramam, 1974, Chapter 3, Question 4.
(2) Ramana Maharshi in S.S. Cohen, Guru Ramana. Memories and Notes. 6th edition. Tiruvannamalai: Sri Ramanasramam, 1993, 90.
(3) Ibid., 82-3.
(4) “The Divine Mother: Come to Me as I Come to You – Part 1/2,” Oct. 17, 2012, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2012/10/17/the-divine-mother-come-to-me-as-i-come-to-you-part-12/.
(5) I’m unfamiliar with the chakra system beyond that.
(6) Truncated or toned down so I wouldn’t fly off. Like the sight of the Self at Xenia:
Steve: The experience at Xenia, Mother, was that truncated?
Divine Mother: Slightly, yes. (Divine Mother in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, Oct. 26, 2018.)
Archangel Michael: For this is part of this mission of [love?]…. It is important not only to share the truth of your being, of our being but also to be able to clearly relate to people where they are. (Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, April 19, 2017.)
(7) AAM, ibid., Sept. 13, 2011.
(8) Arcturians in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Sue Lie, March 17, 2013.
(9) On another occasion I actually saw my Higher Self or Oversoul, which would have been another 7D glimpse. He was clad in shining armor, mounted on a horse and holding a lance. The impression I took away was reliable, consistent purity.
Also, the brief time spent in the Ocean of Love in mid-2015 was, apparently, 7D.