Ascension versus Enlightenment
by Sundeelia VaCoupe
Recently one of my European readers asked me some interesting questions. I’m including them here in case my answers might be useful to others. You’re also welcome to disagree with my answers as I make no claims to be a guru or Teacher here.
Here are Richard’s comments; his questions are below in bold print, followed by my answers in italics.
Thank you very much for your blogs, the http://www.bluedragonjournal.com and http://www.thestarseedhighway.com, which I appreciate a lot! In these blogs, you are writing about ascension. Although the concept of ascension is not new, the spiritual new age communities are more familiar with the concept of enlightenment (self-realization and unity consciousness) etc. Gurus and enlightened people holding satsangs never talk about ascension. So in order to get things clear, I have some questions concerning the relationship between these concepts.
- A person who ascends by walking out, is that person already enlightened, i.e., is enlightenment a prerequisite for ascension?
You can’t walk out unless you already possess a higher aspect of Self. In effect, you are returning or reblending with your Higher Self. This means your consciousness already has a body existing on higher planes of existence, whether a physical body or a Light Body. For instance, I know of two people who walked out and returned to their original 6D bodies and lives. Before they returned Home for good, they received initiations as Lord and Lady of Light (Beloved Teachers) into the 7D, so from their 3D incarnation, their soul essence returned to 7D. When a highly evolved person volunteers as a walk-in, they bring in only a fraction (10% or less) of their total consciousness; It is painful to descend in frequency down to 3D. Returning home allows one to completely reconnect with their already ongoing life at Home, including full memory of past lives, and remembrance of gifts, service, and family.
- Or is enlightenment a consequence of ascension, i.e., does the person get enlightened as she ascends?
As one ascends in frequency, there is an awakening of higher consciousness and a growing awareness of your connection to your Higher aspects of Self, perhaps remembrances of your Starry Home and Family. You may become aware that you already have a mate and family at Home or that your Divine Complement is currently holding the balance at Home while a portion of your consciousness is incarnated on Earth. You may even be living two full lives at once, with a tiny portion of your consciousness present in your Earth human body. This “portion” is frequently referred to as a “soul spark” or “soul fragment”. There are no fully incarnated ascended masters currently present on the planet. There are Ascended Masters and Archangels who have Retreats in the Etheric “above” the physical Earth plane.
- Or could a person ascend without being enlightened, are they actually not inter-dependent?
No. In order to ascend you need to work on removing internal energy blocks using the Violet Flame. As you clear these misaligned energies, you rise naturally in frequency, which allows for the awakening of higher consciousness and remembrances, in alignment with your guides, mentors, higher Family, and your Higher Self.
- And is ascension that which happens when an enlightened person dies?
Not necessarily; your Higher Self can receive initiation into 6D while your body is still incarnated on the planet. When the body dies, the soul fragment or spark that was embodied here on Earth simply re-blends or returns to the Higher Self. No one on Earth at this present time carries the full soul essence of their ascended or higher self (5D+). As the Earth ascends, those people who remain on her will naturally progress in their understanding of esoteric mysteries as their connections to higher wisdom opens up.
Enlightenment occurs as the body is cleared of old records and misaligned energy patterns, sometimes called “karmic records”. As you clear the physical body of these old energies; balance the masculine and feminine energies within, and integrate your “dark” side, the three-fold flame on the altar of your High Heart Center begins to expand. This expansion brings strength and power (blue flame); divine intelligence and wisdom (yellow flame); and profound unconditional love and compassion (pink flame). The blue flame represents the masculine or Father energies; the yellow-gold flame, the Child; and the pink flame, the Mother or what has been known on Earth as the Holy Spirit. Currently, most heart flames of incarnated humans are about ¼ inches high, barely enough to exist physically. The heart flame of an Ascended Master can be larger than his physical body. The emanation of the combined Flames can create what is known as the Rainbow Body, as the colors mix and blend.
Unity consciousness or Oneness can be experienced as one begins to realize that “you are not the body; it is merely a temporary vehicle that allows you to experience the Earth plane”. You begin to realize your oneness with all other humans, animals, plants, the earth and all of Creation, as Source energy imbues All.
Those who “walk out” also “walk-in”; in other words, they are not incarnated via the normal birth process, meaning they also forgo birth trauma and the conditioning to which human children are subjected to when young on this planet. Those who walk in are already advanced souls, who have undergone centuries of instruction at the various Ascended Master Retreats on this planet and at Home. In other words, they are already “enlightened”. Ascension actually should be called evolution or soul evolution. These advanced souls have volunteered to be on Earth for several reasons including 1) raising the frequency of the planet by being here; 2) advancing their own soul evolution by clearing karmic or traumatic debris gathered from lifetimes on Earth or elsewhere; and 3) performing specific “missions” according to guidance from guides and mentors to assist in returning humanity into alignment with Divine Will.
During this transitional period, the movement from one cycle to another per the precessional equinox cycles from Pisces to Aquarius presents a unique opportunity to evolve whole soul groups at once. In normal times, it is usually only highly advanced, selfless beings that are able to accomplish the difficult task of individual ascension here on this earth. This cycle is made even more special in that the entire planetary body, Earth, is also in the process of ascending into a higher frequency level, which will initially be 5D and eventually 6D, from which she came many thousands of years ago before the Fall of Man in Atlantis. No other planet but Earth has descended so far in frequency, even the darkened planets of the Mid-way Belt of Orion, who are also ruled over by the dark lords who have succeeded in controlling this world for centuries and are only now being overthrown and removed.
The Light has Won!
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