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The Duration of Ascension Depends on What “Ascension” Means

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People ask, “When is Ascension? How long do we have to wait?”

I’d like to address that question.

As far as I’m concerned,  there are many ways one could measure when “Ascension” is complete, depending on what one means by the word itself.

One could restrict the meaning to the transformation in consciousness. Sahaja Samadhi is the culminating event in that sense of “Ascension.”

If that were the case, one would mark Sahaja as the endpoint in “Ascension.”  There are stages to Ascension, and these stages are associated with spiritual experiences, which I’ll explain later, below.

But that’s not the only way one could measure it.

One could consider that the foundation of Nova-Earth society and the restoration of the planet would mark the end of an “Age of Ascension” – and the beginning of a Golden Age. In this case, the duration of “Ascension” would be seen as going well beyond the actual event. (1)

Are these the only interpretations of Ascension possible? No, I don’t think so. Let me explain.

I have to put on my cultural historian’s hat for a moment. I’m a little rusty at this.

A word is a symbol and a symbol is a thing or event upon which meaning may be freely and arbitrarily bestowed.

Take the word “Ascension.” There’s nothing that prevents Bill from having one meaning for it and Mary, another.  Humans have the ability to create symbols and communicate them, freely and arbitrarily.

There’s no restricting the meaning of a word. Sometimes I wish there were! (2) People will mean by it whatever they do.

What we’re searching for is the truth among the versions, all of which are based on a different interpretation of “Ascension.”

If it’s like everything else, that truth will arise as a result of (A) intellectual understanding, (B) emotional experience, and (C) spiritual realization.

I have only an intellectual understanding of Ascension. What I say on the subject plus $2.50 will buy you what? You got it. A cup of coffee. My opinion has no inherent value.

And how right have I been in all my predictions? I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

But I have experienced and realized in areas short of Ascension and of course discussed the subject with Michael.

From the vantage point of this moment, I see Ascension this way.

Our human bodies can only tolerate conditions within a narrow range. When our temperature varies even by a few degrees, we feel cause for concern.

The spiritual changes that are happening within us are also only tolerable within a certain range, unknown to me.

If evolution happens faster than that, the human body may react. Certainly we may begin to worry. And the spiritual process could be short-circuited by our resistance in the form of anxiety.

To prevent that, we’re being slow cooked, simmered, slow enough that we’re not aware of the transformational process.

The Ascension timeline lengthened quite a bit when, in 2012, we opted to ascend as a planet.

That takes longer than what was originally planned. We added years onto the process. Now billions have to be awakened instead of millions.

Archangel Michael discussed the matter in my last reading with him:

“When humanity made the decision to proceed as a unified whole in the process and the accomplishment of Ascension, we have spoken to you often and throughout the years about how this was a highly-evolved, spiritual, and practical human-physical choice and decision point.

“It would be an understatement for us to say that most of humanity, consciously or not, did not know the magnitude of disruption, of upheaval, of shifting that such a monumental choice would truly entail. …

“And of course there are many still very active that do not wish to see the removal, the disintegration of old systems.

“But nevertheless, that is exactly what is transpiring, Sweet One. And that, is good news!” (3)

In the outer arena, everything old and unusable is “disintegrating,” being removed or reorganized. In the inner arena, well, I certainly am being reorganized. That’s an understatement.

The point of what I’m saying is that Ascension has to be, with exceptions, a slow process. Its duration has to be measured in years. But whether it ends a few years from now or a decade depends on the meaning one gives to “Ascension.”

I believe the exceptions to the slowness of the process are the very rare spiritual experiences that occur normally as the kundalini rises – spiritual awakening (4th chakra), cosmic consciousness (6th chakra), God Realization (7th chakra), and Sahaja Samadhi (beyond the third-dimensional chakra system, a full and permanent heart opening).

However my experiences have not followed this pattern and I’m aware that the rules have changed. (4)

Usually after an experience like the first three, the denseness of the human body causes us to lose our connection to it over time. But our bodies are evolving along with us and it remains to be seen whether these states will prove more lasting now.

With these notable exceptions, the process of Ascension, in my view, needs to be slow and gradual.


(1) Which I think explains a recent citing of 2030 as the end of Ascension. That date to me sounds like it takes in the founding of Nova Earth and the restoration of the planet.

(2) The whole thrust of New Maps of Heaven was to try to standardize terminology about the afterlife planes. But there is no mechanism by which to do this and it probably wouldn’t be desirable to do if there was. We may have to live with the fact that symbols can be freely and arbitrarily created and nothing can (or should) be done to prevent it.

(3) Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, June 17, 2020.

(4) 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 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

Steve Beckow: It’s very different from classical theory.

Archangel Michael: Classical theory has served you well. Now you are on a new course. (Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, Feb. 20, 2018.)

AAM: You are in a time of individual and collective Ascension that has never occurred upon your planet or elsewhere so many of the historic and accurate understandings with regard to heart openings have shifted, can we say, expanded. (Aug. 3, 2015.)



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