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.
- “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:
- Live in human-based spirituality, rather than spiritual addiction or spiritual shutdown.
- Do your reasonable best to grow humanly, valuing this life of yours.
- 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.