Wow Steve Beckow goes full tilt in his noble effort to synthesize all manner of material from various channelled sources about this phenom we’re calling Ascension in one post. He uses a pretty straightforward question/answer structure to deliver the goods.
Ascension and Freewill
2011 SEPTEMBER 18
The Boss (Archangel Michael) said on Sept. 13, 2011, that there were three “steps” or waves in 2011 on which Ascension was possible for those who had assimilated sufficient Light – Oct. 28, Nov. 11, and Dec. 12. Let’s listen in on that discussion:
Archangel Michael: There will be steps and doorways where some will simply go through and anchor for the whole, and then more will go through and anchor for the whole, until the entire process is completed. …
Steve: Steps. Could you tell me when the first wave occurred? …
AAM: There have been various waves, with the very first one taking place in 1991. There was also a slight wave in 1987. There will be another one this year, … or there will actually be three. So there have been various waves, and then there have been tiny waves here and there. … [The waves this year will be] Oct 28, November 11, December 12 and December 12, 2012. (1)
Previously the Boss had hinted in August that there might be early Ascension for those who were ready. He said then:
Archangel Michael: So look to your dates, but at the same time we are asking deeply of you, keep an open mind to early arrival.
Steve: So the shift that we’re expecting could happen before December 21, 2012?
AAM: That is correct. (2)
Given these possible waves, it seems like a good idea to begin considering how to prepare for Ascension. SaLuSa has been advising us to do this anyways. He told us on Sept. 9 to turn aside from the negativity around us and focus on Ascension.
“When you consider the larger picture and your coming Ascension, then clearly your focus should be firmly placed in that area. Bypass the negative thoughts being expressed by those who are concerned about their future and have little or no knowledge of what is occurring at this most important time. ” (3)
David Wilcock and Ben Fulford have recently shown us (4) that the Earth allies are at last prevailing over the cabal and taking the planet back. The Boss said the other day (5) that he himself had persuaded NATO to turn around its hat and become a force for peace. He said he was now going to turn his attention to the financial community. So the world is fast being won to the cause of peace and I don’t believe we need concern ourselves excessively about its future direction or the outcome of the struggle.
So let’s run through what it is we know and have heard from the Company of Heaven on the subject of preparing for the shift. I have no special expertise in this area and I’m not pretending I do. But I’m willing to look at what the experts say.
You recall that when I asked the Boss if I was to ascend early, he said it wasn’t in the plan. But if I asked him, he would work with me. If I asked him. Hmmm… He would work with me. Hmmm…
Now if this were the Army, he might have said: “Get back in line. Now.” Only the plan would matter. But it’s not the army of Earth. It’s the army of Heaven and, apparently, my request would take precedence over the plan. So the first thing we can draw from this is how important choice or freewill is to Ascension. We must choose it and ask for it. Let’s listen to SaLuSa on the subject:
“Ascension … is not forced upon anyone. God will not take away your freewill to choose your own pathway.” (6)
“Freewill operates at all times, and it’s essential to give you freedom of choice where your own evolution is concerned.” (7)
“”Your freewill to choose … is paramount.” (8)
Not only must we choose, but we must ask our guides for assistance before they will help us, as SaLuSa reminds us.
“Say the word and your guides are with you in an instant, and the Angels will oversee your progress. For your part acknowledge their presence and ask for guidance, as without your approval it will be looked upon as interference.” (9)
The Arcturian Circle tell us that we needn’t worry about the details, just about making the choice itself.
“We ask you, right here and right now to choose your destination where you want to go during this great shift. You do not need to be concerned about how you will get there, how much it will cost or how much time you have. You have only to choose where you want to go. Do you want to choose a beautiful and peaceful destination or something completely the opposite? You have a choice. We recommend that you choose the destination of the fifth dimensional reality of the New Earth.” (10)
Most of us made the choice before birth, SaLuSa says:
“Your individual freewill allows for you to choose whether or not you go on to Ascension, but remember that most of you made that decision before you came to Earth.” (11)
For some of us, our yearning for the higher dimensions makes our choice for us, SaLuSa tells us:
“Duality such as you have experienced it is not to continue beyond the end of the cycle, and that will also include the astral dimensions. Therefore all souls will make a freewill choice as to where their journeys will take them next. Your subconscious memories of having come from the higher dimensions will draw you back to them. You will instinctively feel that it is where your real home lies.” (12)
We actually have two moments of choice. The first is when we express our desire to enter upon the Ascension path; we’re called upon to make that choice now or soon. But Archangel Michael told me in August that there is a second moment of choice at the precise millisecond before Ascension.
“In that moment [prior to Ascension], what we are calling a moment, there is a choice. Do you want — and it can happen instantaneously, because so many of you have laid the foundation — to be in the heart of one of love? Do you wish to be in the higher frequency? In the very last second, all they need to say is yes, and allow themselves to be flooded by what you can think of as a tidal wave of energy that will sweep the planet. That is why we say all are invited.” (13)
Ascending will not be a difficult matter, according to SaLuSa: “The opportunity of Ascension that is being offered you … requires little in return.” (14) And the moment we choose to ascend, help begins moving towards us, as SaLuSa reminds us:
“Be assured that your progress is followed, and at the first signs of a desire to move into the Light, help is given to move you in the right direction. No one wishes to see you repeatedly going down a dead end, and having to do it all again. … The Brotherhood of Light works to help those who are in the lower dimensions, and find the ones who are opening up to the higher truths.” (15)
Some people don’t need to ascend, SaLuSa says: “Not everyone will need to ascend and some of you will be introduced to [your] Space families, and return home with them.” (16)
The opposite of choosing applies as well. If you don’t want to ascend at all or if you just don’t want to ascend now, then you won’t. The choice is up to you. Here is SaLuSa on that:
“Although Ascension is an ongoing process, it is not forced upon anyone. God will not take away your freewill to choose your own pathway, and other options exist. So those who are unready for Ascension will proceed onto a different path, to continue their experiences according to their preference.” (17)
A choice against Ascension is honored and allowed, the Arcturian Group says.
“You are ascending, should you choose. You can choose not to, if you wish because as always you have free will and there is no one forcing you to graduate. If you choose to stay in the old energy, that is fine because at some point, in other lifetimes or places, all will evolve – it is the truth of being.” (18)
Some people have said to me that they love their spouses or their children and so they don’t want to ascend without them or they don’t want to ascend now if their families won’t ascend. SaLuSa tells us that “many families will ascend together although it will not apply to everyone, as there must be allowance made for each soul’s freewill choice.” (19) Children of young age automatically go with us, as I understand matters. But be assured that whatever your choice, my best sense is that it will be honored.
So if you say “not now,” it will not be now. If you say “not without my spouse or children,” it will be as you say. But be careful if you say “I won’t go without my spouse.” You may not. That is a choice you may want to make carefully.
It may seem strange to us, but, SaLuSa tells us, “some will choose to remain in the lower vibrations by choice.” (20) “Each soul will go within and become aware of their life plan, and, if choosing not to ascend, will have made a reasoned choice.” (21) The choice not to ascend will be honored and those who make it will be treated with equal loving and care.
Now I’d like to turn to some matters about asking. A request, I’m prepared to bet, will have to be clear and sincere. If we’re muddled or resistant, if we ask to ascend because we think we should, if we have a divided mind, my best guess is that that will not suffice. The natural law is precise. If we’re holding back, I think, the natural law will hold back. I’m convinced that it will reflect our choice so be sure you’re clear and sincere.
Second matter, choice does not require effort, struggle, strenuousness, anxiety or concern. All of these are added to choice. All of them create stress and stress produces muscular tension and tension equals resistance. The natural law will take account of our resistance and resist back, in my opinion.
We’ve often heard spiritual teachers say that wanting enlightenment too much can have us miss the target. The same applies here. Choice is an action of the spirit. It is not a strenuous action of the body, which only sets up patterns of muscular tension which lower our awareness of and weaken our connection to our spirit.
Rather than strenuousness or anxiety, I’d recommend instead a settled conviction, a balanced and certain intention, without force or anxiousness about results. Peacefulness and equanimity are what Matthew calls “godly ways,” which “facilitate light absorption.” (22)
Ascension does not involve a process of souls being judged and accepted. Matthew tells us that it’s all strictly a matter of science and choice.
“There is no seat of judgment or arbitrary selection of which humans can ascend and which cannot — it is strictly a matter of science and souls’ own choices. Light changes third density’s carbon-based cellular structure to the crystalline form that lets bodies survive in the higher frequencies, or vibrations, of fourth density and beyond.
“That is why persons who choose to live in the light can ascend with Earth and those who choose to cling to their dark ways cannot. After a time in spirit, souls in the latter group will incarnate in a world that corresponds to their Earth lifetime energy registration and have more opportunities to ‘see the light.’” (23)
In our next article, we’ll look at the science of Ascension – the critical role played in it by the absorption of Light.