Ascension: What is it, and How Do You Get There? – By Gil Alan
Pursuing a full time career and juggling the responsibilities of everyday life while trying to walk the spiritual path of ascension need not be all that challenging. Ascension is merely a shift in consciousness. It is a step-by-step process of achieving greater awareness that comes in stages, each stage of new awareness is another level or aspect of ascension.
There is no such thing as a grand cosmic leap into complete nirvana or ultimate awareness – this is a fallacy. And if you think you know of anyone who has actually achieved an ultimate state of awareness, then please call me, because I have an amazing piece of prime property on a large bed of desert quicksand that would be perfect for you to build a home… and I can sell it to you really cheap! Yes, there are times you may experience greater leaps of consciousness into a new awareness, but on the whole, ascension is a gradual process of growth and understanding.
The living of life itself is a natural process of ascension whether you are consciously seeking ascension or not. Every relationship you encounter, every challenge you deal with, every new idea you contemplate, every road you travel, will bring you into a greater awareness of yourself, the space within you and the space around you.
You do not have to focus on becoming spiritual, you are already spiritual by the very nature of your origin. You are a spiritual being having a human experience. You cannot try to become that which you already are, for there is nowhere to go… you are already there! Ascension is not about becoming spiritual, it is about expanding your state of consciousness through greater levels of awareness.
Everyone on this planet is going to ascend to various new levels of awareness during their life experience no matter how long or short their time here may be – it is inescapable. The very nature of life itself will change you. Every human being enters the continual process of ascension from the very time of conception until death, as you are constantly changing from moment to moment, physically, mentally, and emotionally.
I know, you may be wondering about those people who appear to never change and grow, or who may appear to actually change for the worse, but remember this… what you see on the surface is never the totality of all that is transpiring internally within any given person on this planet. Looks are deceiving, and assumptions are blinding!
Since free-will reigns supreme throughout the dimensions of conscious intelligence, every person on this planet is here by choice to experience contrast in one from or another. And even for those we may view to have taken to a downward path of self-destruction, or pursuing unthinkable extremes like propagating mass genocide, everyone will come to experience some form of ascension before departing from their current life.
In the eyes of experience – all experience is valid. There is something to be learned from every experience whether that experience is deemed good or bad. So from a broader perspective, whatever the degree or shape of the contrast being experienced, there is greater awareness to be achieved in every aspect of every experience for everyone involved.
Where you can achieve greater control over your ascension process is simply by choosing to be more consciously aware of your life and all that touches it. There are so many different ways to expand your awareness, and virtually anything you do will add to your ascension. But I’m going to give you 3 areas of awareness to focus on that I have found to be extremely important to my own expansion.
3 Areas Of Awareness For Greater Expansion
Self-examination is a very powerful process that allows greater insight and expansion through reflection. The act of reflection takes place in the mind as we look at ourselves and examine our experiences through the light of thought. And when we allow our thoughts to be guided by the truth that lies within our hearts, we will see with greater clarity.
Many people shy away from self-examination because they find it too painful to be confronted with the truth. But the suffering experienced by suppressing the truth is never ending – it can tear you apart and destroy your foundation of self-love on many levels. There are many aspects and colors to every individual… you can shift and change perspectives, and you can choose to embody any of these aspects or colors of self that you want to experience. So there is no need to fear looking into your self on a deeper level, because whatever you find that is not to your liking, you can always change.
The art of self-examination will always guide you to greater perspective on your personal choices and help you take greater responsibility for your own life.
2. Letting Go of Beliefs
Because the nature of reality is malleable, personal beliefs can be so limiting and misguiding. A belief is only fully valid within the confines and structure of that belief. Once you open up to other perspectives, the belief becomes only one possibility, and therefore is no longer absolute. It will only remain absolute if you choose to shut out all other possibility… and that is only a choice.
There is nothing wrong with exploring ideas and beliefs, we should all explore as much as possible, but becoming too attached to any one belief or belief system is really going to slow down your expansion into greater awareness. When you are firmly attached to one particular belief system, you can become boxed in to that one particular perspective which will limit what the universe is able to bring you – so why put limitations on yourself? Even if you are leaning more toward one perspective than another, allow yourself to stay open to the realm of possibility and this will always serve you better.
3. Follow Your Heart
Your heart is the inner compass that will guide you to where you need to be. When you learn to trust the wisdom of your heart over the limitations of so called, ‘Rational Thinking’, you will always find greater clarity and expanded awareness. The human mind is often confused and muddied by too many unnecessary thoughts to trust it’s reasoning as it’s perceptions are limited to it’s thoughts – but the heart is always immersed in a deep inner truth that aligns to your souls calling.
When you come from the heart you will always be in the highest vibration possible for the moment. This will guide you to make the best possible choices in all situations.
Insight is achieved through perspective, and the more perspectives you are able to see through, the greater your awareness will become of everything you experience and think about.
The process of ascension need not be thought of as a separate focus or task removed from everything else that occupies your everyday life – merging the two together and allowing them to assist each other is the natural process of life, so why not work with that? The key to working within the flow of this natural process is through the choice of becoming more consciously aware of as many different aspects of life as possible – it’s that simple!
Choose to be conscious and aware as you move through life. Engage in the self-examination of your experiences and your actions. Let go of your attachment to your beliefs and remain open to infinite possibility. And most importantly, learn to live from the wisdom of the heart, rather than the limitations of your mind. Use as many methods as you can to achieve greater perspective.
The one thing I can share with you that I have learned through my own personal journey of ascension, is that when you reach the point when you realize the only constant truth is that of infinite possibility – and with everything you have learned so far, you still know nothing… then, and only then, are you beginning to make any meaningful progress at all.
You cannot fully understand or experience the infinite from a place of the finite. And as long as you are in duality as a spiritual being having a human experience, no matter how vast or great your expansion of awareness becomes, you will have only experienced awareness on a level similar to scooping up a cup of water from out of the ocean. So be grateful for the cup of water, be inspired by the exploration and exchange of all ideas, follow the wisdom and guidance of your heart, have as much fun as possible, and enjoy your life! Your ascension is in progress!
Gil Alan – Channeled Guidance
Empowering The Human Experience
This video of Universal Wisdom is comprised of some of my favorite quotes that have come out of the direct communication I have had with my Spirit Guides and Angels… Namaste