Ascension is many things to many people. It can be understood from multiple perspectives, and I’ve blogged about some of them: evolutionary, psychological, spiritual and even Biblical. Regardless of perspective, it is a sentient process of accelerated personal growth that powers us through painful upheavals to a much more empowered worldview.

Ultimately, Ascension can be reduced to a single word: CHANGE.

When you step onto the Ascension rollercoaster, change happens—and it keeps happening at an ever-increasing rate until every single disempowered belief you hold in your unconscious is brought to light.

Ascension has no bus stops. Ascension has no traffic lights or traffic calming. There are no laybys with scenic views or motorway services for us to pull into for a while to drink overpriced coffee from a cardboard cup.

The shape of Ascension

As I described in Hyperbolic funnel – the shape of Ascension, the Ascension process has a specific geometric shape—a hyperbolic parabola. It’s like those machines in old amusement arcades where you drop in a penny. The penny slowly circles for ages at the top of a funnel then suddenly accelerates and disappears down the spout.

Ascension begins so slowly we don’t even know it’s underway. Yet over time it gathers speed—the speed necessary to smash through our deepest unconscious emotional defences. Once it starts accelerating, to quote the Daleks in the TV series Dr Who, “Resistance is useless.”

Whether you consider yourself to be in the frigid grip of evolution or the warm embrace of a benign god, it makes no difference. You are on a messy, painful, unstoppable ride to a new you.

Once Ascension gathers pace you need to get on board with it. Whether you consider yourself to be in the frigid grip of evolution or the warm embrace of a benign god, it makes no difference. You are on a messy, painful, unstoppable ride to a new you. There is no buzzer that asks the driver to stop and let you off—regardless of who you think that driver might be.

Options

Change or be changed. Jump or be pushed. Those are your options. Let’s consider them.

To resist Ascension means to remain in your current disempowered state. It means resisting painful psychological adjustments. It means difficult situations arise in your life—and you deny emotional responsibility for your involvement. ‘This too shall pass’. Most things do. But if you haven’t learned what you needed to learn, the lesson will return ever more forcefully (read: ouch) until you do.

Flowing with Ascension means accepting that the only way out is through. It means that as soon as something painful occurs, instead of blaming others, we ask, “Why did I create this situation in my life?” Acceptance of self-responsibility opens the door to realising the shift waiting to happen inside us. When we flow with Ascension, it doesn’t get any less painful but we move through and events happen with as much grace as possible.

What will you do? Change or be changed? Jump—or wait to be pushed?

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