By Jelaila Starr
Written March 23, 2001
By now you have probably realized that we were not given a blueprint for ascension. In a perfect world we would have a blueprint or model showing us what to do. We would know what to expect and what not to expect and therefore would move through the process with more grace and ease that we do now. But as we all realize, we don’t live in a perfect world so we blindly stumble along figuring it out as we go.
Much of our energy is spent learning that we have many misconceptions of what the ascension process is and isn’t. These misconceptions create a lot of the pain that we experience along the way. For example, there is a misconception that we can ascend without having to experience our fears. Oh how wonderful it would be if that was really true. *sigh*
This article was written to help dispel some of these misconceptions that cause us to stumble and also to provide something of a blueprint for the process. This blueprint, of course, is based on my own experiences as well as those of the beautiful souls who I am honored to know and who walk the path along side me. So let’s begin with the basics.
On an individual level, ascension is the process of changing one’s consciousness from one reality, based on one set of beliefs, to another. On a group or planetary level, ascension is the collective expansion of a state of consciousness (set of beliefs) to the point where that consciousness creates a new reality—a new state of being or dimension (*The Hundredth Monkey Syndrome). Example: We are collectively creating a 5th dimensional consciousness through our individual ascension processes. Okay, I realize I have thrown a new thought in here, that being that a dimension is a state of consciousness. Perhaps we’d better stop and look at that before we go on because we really need to understand consciousness, dimensions and such before we can truly grasp the process of ascension.
Consciousness is a set of beliefs on which we base our lives and through which we make the choices and decisions that make up our present reality.
A dimension is a state of consciousness. Now how can that be? Well, when you look at what we know about dimensions, what we find is that each is about a unique set of beliefs. For example, 3D is about the belief that, this is the only life that we have and if you can’t touch it, taste it, see it, feel it or hear it, it doesn’t exist. Is that pretty close? 5D, which I will fully address in an upcoming article, is about Christ or Unity consciousness where we realize that we are all connected—we understand and live in oneness (there is a misconception of what unity consciousness looks like and I will address it in the article, The 5th Dimension—what will it be like?). Our current 3D consciousness was not established until enough people began to believe the same way. And I suspect the current 5D consciousness was not established until enough of the people existing there, figured out how to live in unity. So we see that when enough people live a set of beliefs they create a dimension.
Going further, a state of consciousness/dimension vibrates as a certain frequency just as all physical matter has a distinguishing vibration or frequency. In our universe, as I understand it, the closer we get to the integration point of Light and Dark, the faster we vibrate (compassion being the integration point with the fastest vibratory rate). So, if a whole group of people acquire a particular set of beliefs, in this case, the understanding of how to live at the integration point between Light and Dark, then they all begin to vibrate at that particular rate. This vibratory rate is also known as a frequency. Continuing on, this group vibration creates a new consciousness, a new reality, and a new dimension by the individuals in the group expressing themselves emotionally, creatively, etc. Whew! I hope this all makes sense to you. Sometimes I find trying to explain multidimensional concepts a bit challenging because there are so many levels to them. I can see them in my mind but getting them down on paper is another matter. *smile*
Now that we have a basic understanding of consciousness, dimensions and frequency, let’s get back to ascension.
Simply stated, we ascend by clearing our emotional blocks, integrating the fears that are the basis of those blocks, and transmuting the anger, hatred, guilt, blame and shame in those blocks into compassion. In each of our emotional blocks there is judgment of the dark emotions (those already stated above). As we learn to accept, value and use those emotions in a balanced manner, we balance the Dark side of ourselves.
On the outside, as we learn to value and appreciate those who express those dark emotions in their roles as our teachers (i.e., those who play dark roles because they have spiritual contracts with us to do so), we balance the Light and Dark in our reality. Once again, another multidimensional concept condensed into a sentence or two. Read The Formula of Compassion and Dancing with the Dark booklets for more information on integrating the Light and the Dark.
As we clear our blocks we shift our consciousness. We become less judgmental, thus more compassionate. So our consciousness shifts first and our physical body follows suit. Thirdly, our external reality begins to reflect back the new consciousness that we are expressing. Thus, the physical reality slowly shifts also. So every day, as we allow our guides to bring our lessons forward so that we can clear them, we are ascending. Each time we clear a block and experience the joy of gratitude and appreciation and compassion, we are ascending. Let’s recap this one. Ascension occurs when you:
Ascension is a process that has spiritual, emotional, mental and physical components. This process is multi-layered and interconnected, meaning that an action taken on one level affects the other levels (think of it as a domino effect). The mechanics of the ascension process go something like this:
1. You ask for your fears to be made known to you.
2. A fear manifests in your life packaged as a lesson that has come forward.
3. You move through the fear, being willing to experience it as completely as necessary in order to integrate it.
4. You integrate the fear, thus learning the lesson. In this part you feel the fear feelings associated with this fear/lesson. They can be feelings such as guilt, shame, hatred, anger, resentment, etc. (Yes, we do fear feeling these emotions because we have been taught that they are bad and if we experience them, we are bad.)
5. You experience release as the fear is integrated and the lesson is learned. In this release you experience emotions such as joy, bliss, gratitude (for the person who played the Dark role) and compassion (for the pain the Dark role person had to experience in order to play their part). As you feel the compassion, there is a tingling sensation in your body and in many cases an orgasmic explosion of energy in your high heart chakra (this is the anger, shame, etc., being transmuted into compassion) as you release the people involved in your lesson from blame.
6. The compassion you feel transmutes a bit more of your DNA from
carbon-based to crystal or silica-based, thus allowing more light
into your body. At the same time, any implants (also known as behavior
patterns) associated with that fear/lesson are changed (balanced).
If you have been working on this fear in all its various aspects
for a while, those newly changed implants then release their bit
of your dormant 10 strands of your DNA so that they can be realigned.
The more we move through these steps, (read the Formula of Compassion for more details on this integration/transmutation process) the more we recode our DNA, this shifting our consciousness closer and closer to the integration point between Light and Dark. Compassion is the unconditional and equal acceptance of all things (Light and Dark) regardless of who or what they are. Now let’s look at some of the misconceptions about ascension.