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Ascension Alert. That sweet longing for ascension turns smart people into dummies.

Ascension Alert! Beware dreams of ascension.

Granted, ascension is a charged word in New Age spirituality. Having worked professionally in mind-body-spirit since 1970, I heard the ascension idea long before it became mainstream. How long ago did you first hear that highly-charged word, ascension?

Today I would like to share a perspective fresh from now, living in this new Age of Awakening. What is “ascension”? And how does energetic literacy bring a perspective that could spare you a lot of unnecessary anguish?

Ascension Alert. Let’s Get Real.

Of course, ascension has a sacred meaning in Christian theology. As in, “Jesus Christ rose on the third day.”

Many who believe in The Rapture are waiting to receive a contemporary type of ascension. As in, “The righteous will stay with God for eternity. As for the rest of you, well, there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. And you’d better practice now… how to hold your nose.”

In my novel for empaths, The Roar of the Huntids, there is quite a bit of satire around this idea of a Rapture. Hint: One of the competing religious groups has folks proudly wear 10-pounders. Ultra large crosses, complete with a supportive fabric harness to prevent neck strain.

Ascension Alert. The New Age Twist

According to New Age author Theresa J. Morris, ascension is an energy movement related to experiences in different non-physical dimensions.

Want examples?

  • The Archangel Guide to Ascension” by Diana Cooper.  According to her promotional material, she is is a bestselling author who specialises in esoteric subjects including angels, unicorns, ascension and Atlantis.
  • Wake up to Ascension for a New Earth — or Leave” by Robert E. Pettit. This Ph.D. is also an Emeritus Associate Professor, as proclaimed boldly on the cover of his self-published book.
  • It might seem as though ascension is the bold new topic being pushed by Hay House today, complete with a video you might wish to see where Doreen Virtue herself shares perspective. Witness this huge search engine result for New Age-style ascension.

What if you search on Ascension in that New Age context?

You’ll encounter many references to energies, Extra Terrestrial energies, higher state of consciousness, Enlightenment, angels, bilocation, etc.

Not that I recommend you invest a whole lot — in any way whatsoever — on this notion of Ascension. Here’s why…

Ascension Alert. Why Miss out on Enlightenment?

Because Ascension Is NOT the Real Game Today

It is Enlightenment, spiritual awakening that is done on the basis of your being human.

What exciting potential is unfolding spiritually on earth in this new age? Not ascension but the chance to move into Enlightenment, and to do it as householders rather than renunciates.

Householder Enlightenment is easier now than at any time before on the planet. Since earth has shifted vibrationally into the Age of Awakening, here is all that it takes:

  1. Live in human-based spirituality, rather than spiritual addiction or spiritual shutdown.
  2. Do your reasonable best to grow humanly, valuing this life of yours.
  3. Keep Technique Time down to 20 Daily Minutes per day, Tops.

Ascension Alert. It’s The Age of Awakening

Not Time to Dream of Out-of-Body Rescues

Life after The Shift into The Age of Awakening doesn’t really mean, “Grab your tin-foil hat. Await instructions. Soon you will hitchhike onto the nearest spaceship.”

Certainly it is easier than ever for ordinary people to experience energies clearly. We can be very proud of that, as if discovering sex for the first time during puberty.

Yet we owe it to ourselves to supplement TALENT for reading auras with SKILL for safe and accurate energetic literacy.

And if we’re smart New Age consumers, we will stop to read auras of the people who are pushing ascension anything, rather than simply believing whatever you’re told.

Very likely, you will find someone in extreme spiritual addiction. Definitely not Enlightenment. And, frankly, not in good balance as a person, although that can always, always, always be healed.

Consider yourself warned, Blog-Buddies.

Ascension Alert. Dreamy Talk Fosters Spiritual Addiction

From a human perspective, spiritual addiction is ugly. And the more extreme it is, the distorted that person’s aura becomes.

How can you tell? Not on the surface. By using energetic literacy to learn the truth about what is happening.

Or let simple, shallow-up, common sense be your guide:

Your human life is not garbage.

Whether a New Ager, a Christian, a pagan, or whatever else, let your spiritual path honor your human life now. Choose spiritual awakening. Learn about The New Strong.

Put your humanity foremost in your relationships, the content of your conversations, the content of your character.

Being human, especially now, is a great privilege, extraordinarily precious. Enjoy this day. Enjoy this life.

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  1. 1

    Blog-Buddies, if you click on the image at the top of today’s post, wow! You will see a version of a glorious painting by Matthias Grunewald.

    I love that painting of the ascended Jesus. In a very personal way, I understand how some of you readers could feel longing, confusion, or other strong reactions to the notion of ascension.

    Think about what is here and comment with your opinions, your questions. Does my perspective make sense to you?

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    Brandi says:

    Rose this is so counter-new age culture- I love it! My human life is NOT Garbage and that has been the biggest gift of discovering your work. I used to think if I wasn’t able to achieve turning into a light body and evaporate off planet I was failing.

    Can you comment on how the notion of 5th dimensional consciousness is supposedly superior to 3rd dimensional and whether or not this matters in this Age of Aquarius?

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    Sarah says:

    Thank you for writing this and opening up the subject for discussion! I for one am mighty confused about this distinction, even though I think I generally “get” the idea of living in human-based spirituality, like human life matters.

    But I also get the sense that not everyone uses either of these terms (enlightenment and ascension) consistently, and ditto for all of the terms they use to DEFINE them, so if you stick with Gutenberg literacy, all you get is a mess…

    How do you know that one person’s use of the word “ascension” doesn’t line up with another’s use of the word “enlightenment”?

    Looks like I might want to fast-track my energetic literacy development, or at least book a research session soon. 🙂

  4. 4
    Zofia says:

    Good points. I’m sure a lot of this is from people are feeling something is different over the last ten years. Particularly people who have never really thought in terms of “energy” and “intuition”. These mass produced answers that Rose mentions above really don’t help. Especially as they sound so nuts! The whole game at the minute is to learn to live with the changes, and to allow our lives to benefit from the increased amount of info and help that we can get from technique time, and then really do the stuff we want to do in life!

  5. 5

    BRANDI, SARAH, and ZOFIA, thank you for these comments and for inspiring the post I wrote today, Enlightenment and Ascension in this Age of Aquarius.

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    Regarding the question at the end of your comment, BRANDI, here’s the deal.

    As I understand it, in the Age of Aquarius it actually is not that great an idea to start paying attention to different dimensions or other astral-type experiences.

    It’s easier than ever to become distracted and have your loyalties shift away from human life here on Earth.

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    If you have a good reason to notice energetic dimensions, or read auras, or do Skilled Empath Merge — by all means, do that during your Technique Time.

    Just don’t slosh in and out, substituting any of that for human interests.

  8. 8

    Newspapers in America have nearly stopped reporting feature news about us “Little People.” Have you noticed?

    Sadly right now, most feature articles are about celebrities, especially performers, sometimes politicians.

    Whatever happened to human interest? You can start taking interest in the human right now. And it can improve your quality of life as you move forward on your path of personal development.

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    David FB says:

    Hi Rose
    re: comment 8 and the news.
    This is partly a budget issue. Advertising revenues are dropping as people look to other sources than traditional media.

    Its cheaper to rehash generic news that create actual, local news. But some are even shifting to news as entertainment. So called “reality” TV is the same – cheap to produce.

    But the effects on people perception of the world through this lens… it’s actually driving more people away, if they’re not in shutdown.

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    David FB says:

    On Ascension, I fully agree. It’s become a generic word to mean some vague rising of consciousness. But the meaning people ascribe to it varies widely. Not to mention all the woo-woo imagery.

    I suspect there is some truth behind the ideas but it seems to me that if you want to ascend physically, you have to ascend in consciousness first. Then everything else will follow along in time.

    So Rose is right – first ye seek the kingdom of heaven, then all else…

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