I’m very much enjoying Ismael Perez’s intel. At one point he says:
“After the Solar Flash, Earth will be 5D.” (1)
Wow, did a penny drop on that one.
I’m not sure whether Ismael meant what I thought or whether it simply tripped an insight in me. It doesn’t really matter.
Is entry into 5D the same as Ascension? If we’re that close to events, then maybe it’s time to say, not necessarily, to those who find themselves in 5D but … not ascended.
To explain why, I have to compare our Ascension to the process in the afterlife. Much of the rest of this article will be about the latter process.
There are two different events that happen in the afterlife Ascension experience. First we find ourselves in their equivalent of our Fifth Dimension – the Mental Plane.
Speaking generally, Nicola Tesla says of it:
“The plane of thoughts [Mental Plane] is much more refined and powerful than the astral plane. It’s free of the emotional, sentimental swill most people thrive on, but which must be transcended if you are going to develop clear thought.” (2)
As he did.
While incarnated, Tesla spent evenings in 5D college apparently. He took his discoveries into the physical plane in his waking hours. (3) But I digress.
Second, we experience the loss of the astral body and Ascension proper – but only after the passing of a period of time.
During that period of time, we go through what the residents call “the Judgment,” which is a self-reflection and full-life review in which we experience all the emotions felt by ourselves and others in all the events of our lives.
During that period, we also detach ourselves from all remaining earthly and astral dross, much as we’re doing before our Ascension. (4)
Afterlife Ascension has never been described as happening upon simple entry into … let me switch now and use our vocabulary … 5D.
There is entry into 5D, but one still carries mental and emotional encumbrances from both the physical world and the astral.
The Judgment is our third life review. (5) In a life review, one experiences everything done to oneself and others.
Willam T. Stead, well-known journalist and spiritualist of his day, described the Judgment in general:
“When coming to this land, that whole record has to be dealt with. Not by a judge in wig and gown, but by our own spirit selves. In spirit life we have a full and clear remembrance of all these things and, according to the quality of these individual thoughts, so we are brought into a state of regret, happiness or unhappiness, despair or satisfaction.
“It is here that we meet with the desire to make return, to put right all the discomfort and distress, minor or major, as it may be, caused by thoughtless mind action whilst on earth.” (6)
And then “the Judgment” itself:
“On being established here, in the Real World [Mental Plane] each one is interviewed by one of the Advanced Spirit Instructors and the whole record of earth is discussed and analyzed. Reason, motive and result. The full and detailed record contains everything, there is nothing overlooked, and this is the time for paying the bill.
“Each is interviewed alone, and there is a minute analysis of all events, acts and thoughts. Then there is the making good to be gone through, the sum total to be paid … for all our thoughtlessness and our unkind acts and words – all that have had direct results must be paid for.
“We have then to spend time in close touch with earth, in order, by influence, to make good for our past misdoings; make good as far as possible. Also we have the knowledge and full sight of the results of these earlier acts, and they do not bring happiness; but after that state is passed and we can bring all these things into proper perspective and form a table of work, which will gradually and continually be working out the results and troubles we have caused, then we can each one settle down to live here in freedom.” (7)
So there is work to be done arising out of the Judgment.
Here are afterlife commentators discussing the shedding of the astral body that follows. Betty Bethard’s unnamed teacher:
“Once man has completed going through the ‘death” cycles’ of the earth plane, he never goes through another death cycle. When one advances through the various levels of the higher planes, there is an initiation which takes place which allows the soul to shed his ‘outer layer’ (as when he shed the physical body). The heavier matter which makes up your coat for one level is shed for a lighter coat when you move to the next. You shed your old beliefs and lessons and attune to your new body, a little like a snake shedding its skin.” (8)
Here’s American philosopher William James feeling his shedding of the astral fast approaching:
“I feel myself growing out of myself in a certain fashion. My adopted characteristics are becoming too small and cramped to contain my new growth and development, and I will move on most certainly to larger psychological quarters. It is not only the physical body we outlive, but the psychological house we have chosen. First after death we add new rooms and suites to accommodate our greater experience, but it is soon obvious that the entire structure has had its day. We must move out of it completely.” (9)
Finally here’s an actual description of the entry of a doctor from the Astral to the Mental Plane. Whether or not this was actual Ascension is undetermined. It’s sufficiently long that I’d best give it in the footnotes. (10)
“Sigwart” describes his stay in the first subplane of the Mental Plane, which I call the Vestibule. He’s not yet ascended:
“I am not in the so-called ‘Astral Sphere’ nor in the “Devachan Sphere” [post-Ascension Mental Plane] at present, but in a middle realm. I have advanced farther in a shorter time than many others because of my interest in everything spiritual during my life on earth. (11)
He must first pass through the Judgment, which he does:
“I have overcome most of the hardships now. I have passed a test. It was not easy but then the feeling of success is glorious. … The period of self-contemplation has ended. Part of my ego is still occupied with it, but for a few hours I may enjoy again the pleasures of sublime existence.” (12)
After his Ascension, which followed his stay in the Vestibule, he writes: “My true life has begun now; the dream condition has ended.” (13) Bravo, Sigwart! Now he has ascended.
Who cares about a matter like this?
We will care when some of us find ourselves in the Fifth Dimension and yet we’re not yet ascended! OMG. What went wrong and where am I?
It may turn out that the Wave of Love we’re expecting will give us entry into the Fifth Dimension. If so, it may or may not also result in Ascension.
That, as I hope this article makes clear, could come later. If so, nothing is amiss. This would be standard procedure on the astral planes.
Again it’s a personal matter. Some people will ascend with the boost given by the Wave of Love. (14) Others will have a separate Ascension, later. Some have already ascended.
Whatever the case, Ascension does not only depend on entry into the Fifth Dimension. It also depends on us experiencing the culmination of Ascension, a full and permanent heart opening. (15)
The heart is the door to the higher dimensions. And, now, the hridayam or heart door is fully and eternally open. Either once we’re ascended to the Fifth or the Seventh (I’ve heard both), there is now no obstacle to us visiting the higher realms. We now have access to all other doors. (16)
(1) “Ismael Perez Interview ~ August 11, 2022,”
(2 ) Nikola Tesla in “Nikola Tesla Returns,” in Robert R. Leichtman, M.D, From Heaven to Earth: The Hidden Side of Science, 58-60. [Hereafter NTR.]
(3) “I mentioned earlier that I now teach at a kind of Electrical College on the inner planes. Well, when I was in the physical, I was a student there myself, and that, too, was part of my preparation. Every night for a long period of time I would leave my body while I was asleep and go to classes on the inner planes. I would participate in experiments in actual laboratories, attend lectures which would add to my understanding of the phenomena and principles of electricity, and then come back to earth and wake up.
“I often did not have an immediate recollection of what I had done, but I knew even that that I had an enriched ability to make sense of problems. I had answers to questions that had been on my mind the previous day,. I had new perspectives, new solutions, and new projects to work on.” (Tesla in NTR, 49-50.)
(4) See Vasanas: Preparing For Ascension by Clearing Old Issues at https://goldenageofgaia.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Vasanas-Preparing-for-Ascension-R10.pdf. Our vasanas or core issues are, I believe, the major obstacle to enlightenment.
(5) Our first is a foreshortened version, experienced while still in the physical body, often after a serious accident or revelation. Our second is after settling into the astral world. Our third is on the Mental Plane.
(6) William Thomas Stead, The Blue Island. Experiences of a New Arrival Behind the Veil. Estelle W. Stead and Pardoe Woodman, eds. London: Rider, n.d., 96.
(7) Ibid. 131. Nevertheless, I don’t think a life review will be part of our Ascension because, by the Law of Kaemic Disopesnation, our remaining karma will have been forgiven.
(8) Unnamed spiritual teacher in Betty Bethards, medium, There is No Death. Novato, CA: Inner Light Foundation, 1976; c1975 17.
(9) William James through Jane Roberts, medium, The Afterdeath Journal of an American Philosopher: The World View of William James. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1978, 159.
(10) “I am growing old in this [astral] body and shall soon be done with it. Then I shall go on to explore this wonderful universe on another level [i.e., the Mental Plane].” (Dr. G. in T.E. Lawrence through Jane Sherwood, medium, Post-Mortem Journal. Communications from T.E. Lawrence. London: Spearman, 1964, 76.)
I had heard about this second death and transition to the next sphere…. Now it seems that I may be privileged to watch it happening to another. (Ibid., 77.)
The end came suddenly. I called on him and was told that he was sleeping. We stood around and watched his still form and the light which waxed and waned there. In a breathtaking second the change came. The light gathered itself together and burnt itself to a keen thought of light so intense and inward that we gasped and turned aside. Then it had gone and only a wraith of our friend remained which shrank away and disappeared as we watched.
We sat speechless, absorbed in the beauty and meaning of the transition. It was long before anyone broke the silence and then one said: ‘I have heard that some time is needed for a spirit to get used to the new conditions, just as we needed time to adjust when we first came here, so we must not expect our friend to come to us yet. I suggest that when an interval has elapsed we should meet here again and wait and hope for his coming.’ We agreed to do this and went off full of thought to our various occupations. (Ibid., 78-9.)
Dr. G. has kept his promise to come to us but he appeared when we were least expecting him. Some few of us were sitting quietly talking when his voice suddenly took up the parable and as we looked up, startled, we saw the outlines of a form which speedily filled in and took substance and there he was among us again.
He brought with him an exalted air and we felt his presence as a spiritual baptism, a stream of pure joy absorbed hungrily by our thirsty beings. Light and happiness glowed up in us too with the pleasure of heightened being. He stayed only a short while … and left us again. (Ibid., 83.)
(11) “Sigwart” in Joseph Wetzl, trans., The Bridge Over the River. Communications from the Life After Death of a Young Artist Who Died in World War One. Spring Valley: Anthroposophic Press, 1974, 28.
(12) Ibid., 35.
(13) Loc. cit.
(14) See Ring of Fire, Wave of Love at https://goldenageofgaia.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Ring-of-Fire-Wave-of-Love-Compilation-R6.pdf.
(15) Hindus call this full and permanent heart oepning Sahaja Nirvikalpa Samadhi. I had the opportunity to ask the Divine Mother if this was the culmination of Ascension and she confirmed it.
Steve Beckow: Mother, I’m trying to understand what level of enlightenment Ascension corresponds to and I think it’s beyond the normal seventh-chakra enlightenment. 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 being] with your seven chakras. … We have emerged from the Third-Dimensional realm, which is that reference point for the [seven] chakra system, into the new. So yes, you are correct, in this question and in this statement. …
Now, you understand that most people – and yes, you will do a good job of explaining – have no conception of what this [discussion] really means.
Steve: Well, you know that I have a website that discusses Sahaja Samadhi at length (Go here). And that’s from Sri Ramana Maharshi, more or less. If I take that material and present it to readers, would that be adequate?
DM: That will help. (“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/.)
See also “Heart Openings, Sahaja, and Ascension,” April 1, 2015, at https://goldenageofgaia.com/2015/04/01/heart-openings-sahaja-and-ascension/. This article contained in Ascension and the Golden Age at https://goldenageofgaia.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Ascension-and-the-Golden-Age-2.pdf
St. Germaine: You see all the rules have changed. You have decided to maintain form. That doesn’t mean we’re going to have you punished by not allowing you access to the 7th.
That is the old paradigm. ‘You can’t come here, unless you die.’ Well, that’s not true! That’s what enlightenment and Ascension is about. You can go as far [as you like?], you can go and feel and be the Love that is the 7th Christ consciousness. You can have it all and then you pull it into your physical form [in the 5th] so that you are a walking, talking, working, creating Christ-conscious Being. (“Transcript: Heavenly Blessings – St. Germaine on Where to Look for Results,” channeled by Linda Dillon, July 15, 2014, at http://goo.gl/OxNpnG.)
Archangel Michael: Think of the doorway [opened hridayam or heart door in Ascension] as being leaving the old third. Now you’ve left the old third and in this hallway is the fourth, the fifth, the sixth and the beginnings of the seventh. When you get through that final portal you are firmly anchored in the seventh which means that you have access at will, at delight, to any of the dimensions.
Steve: Access to the seventh means you have access at will to any of the other dimensions…
AAM: You always have. You just don’t know it.
Steve: At that point in the seventh, we have the degree and quality of love that allows us endless, that allows us to see that we can access the others, is that correct?
AAM: Yes. (Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, March 10, 2017.)