Thank you Matthew, Suzanne, Steve!
Gradual vs. Sudden Views of Ascension – Part 1 – Matthew Ward
Readers have asked about what appears to be a disconnect between the views of Matthew Ward and those of others like SaLuSa and Archangel Michael on what is expected to occur on Dec. 21, 2012.
In responding, I should note that not only are there differences between these three, but there are also differences between these three and many others who say that the planetary shift will not occur for many years after 2012.
I won’t be examining those who say that Ascension will not happen until 2016 or 2050, whose version I don’t prefer. I’ll restrict my attention to those who see the Ascension process starting or culminating on or around Dec. 21.
The views of these two groups can be characterized as “gradual” versus “sudden.”
What I propose to do in this series of articles is present Matthew’s “gradual” view today and then present the “sudden” group’s views on the following days.
Matthew said in February 2009 that by the end of 2012 all darkness would be gone from the planet. My own understanding is that entry into the Fourth Dimension will bring that end to all darkness.
He said in September of that same year that the arrival of Dec. 21 isn’t a final event that somehow ends forever the process of change and evolution.
This is a standard statement of the process of spiritual evolution. In fact we’ll indeed progress through higher and higher dimensions of spiritual growth on our return journey to God. (3)
On Feb. 14, 2010, he said that people will not disappear into their own timelines on Dec. 21. This statement does disagree with what Archangel Michael says, as we shall see, who suggests that those who ascend will in fact disappear from Third Dimensionality at least. (We’ll come to that in a later part of this series.) I’ll take some care in going through Matthew’s treatment of the subject.
This might be considered a statement of the gradual view of Ascension: “Even the usual date of December 31, 2012, will be much like the previous and the following days. … Life will not differ dramatically from one day to the next as Earth continues on her journey through fourth density and on into fifth.”
Matthew goes on to state:
Starseeds can certainly appreciate this comment, since many of us hail from dimensions higher than the Fourth and Fifth and may return to them after the process of Ascension begins or is completed – depending on whose view you prefer. But some souls will devolve into lower-density placements as well, as Matthew discusses here.
He then aligns with the view that there will be no presence of the Earth continuing in Third Dimension, or Third Density as he prefers to call it. He refers to this as “the ‘two Earths’ theory.”
So Matthew has stated the view before that he offers in his Sept. 1, 2012 message. Let’s now look at what he says in that post.
He states first that we will indeed travel through a “celestial window” at the end of 2012 and beginning of 2013. The window will bring us into what he calls “fourth density.”
This entry into Fourth Density, to use his term, marks the beginning of the Golden Age, in Matthew’s view.
Finally comes the passage that I think has perplexed most readers. Matthew begins by saying “Earth’s exiting third density will be heralded throughout the lighted universe!” However, he adds,
So, first of all, Matthew has not said anything different here than he has said before. He offers a gradual view of Ascension, which he sees as a process that will not see anything “of dynamic proportions” happen on Dec. 21, no “dramatic event,” no sudden departure of people to other timelines, etc.
It isn’t that Matthew doesn’t use the word “Ascension.” He does. It’s more that he doesn’t hold with the notion that a sudden Ascension to Fifth Dimensionality will occur on a specific date, as he declares here on
Aug. 22, 2004:
So hopefully Matthew’s view has been fairly and substantially stated here: a gradual Ascension to fourth density, beginning with travel through a celestial window opening at the end of 2012 and continuing until we reach a secure presence in fifth density, but going on nonetheless forever after that until we return to the Creator.
I’ll now set about to gather material to present the alternate, “sudden” view of Ascension. In the end, which view you prefer will need to be up to you.
Footnotes(1) Matthew’s Message, Feb. 7, 2009, at http://www.matthewbooks.com/mattsmessage.htm
(2) Matthew’s Message, Sept. 21, 2009.
(3) See “Spiritual Evolution: The Divine Plan for Life,” at http://the2012scenario.com/spiritual-essays/the-divine-plan-for-life/spiritual-evolution-the-divine-plan-for-life-2/ and “The Divine Plan for Life is Spiritual Evolution,” at http://the2012scenario.com/spiritual-essays/the-divine-plan-for-life/the-divine-plan-for-life-is-spiritual-evolution/
(4) Matthew’s Message, Feb. 14, 2010.
(5) Loc. cit.
(6) Loc. cit.
(7) Loc. cit.
(8) Matthew’s Message, Sept, 1, 2012.
(9) Loc. cit.
(10) Loc. cit.
(11) Matthew’s Message, Aug. 22, 2004.
Thank you SaLuSa, Mike and Steve!
Gradual vs. Sudden Views of Ascension – Part 2 – SaLuSa
One could say that SaLuSa and Archangel Michael represent the view that Ascension will occur suddenly on Dec. 21, 2012 (or earlier), that we and the Earth will in fact disappear from Third Dimensionality and that we’ll ascend to Fifth Dimensionality.
SaLuSa tells us on June 9, 2012, that “the solar cycle was planned to complete in 2012.” (1) Furthermore, the end of the solar cycle, he explains, “allows for everyone to ascend.” (2)
On Apr. 18, 2011, he adds that “the solar cycle … will not result in the destruction of the Earth,” SaLuSa does hold that “a new Earth will arise with all souls that are ascending with it.” (3) “When Ascension takes place in 2012,” SaLuSa states, we will actually “lift up with the new Earth.” (4)
So SaLuSa does put forth the view that the Earth itself will lift up at the end of 2012 and we’ll go with it.
According to him, “ascension will place you in the fifth dimension or higher, which is far removed from the limiting vibrations you are now in.” (5) Moreover, this Ascension “applies to the whole Universe.” (6) The changes “are affecting … not just your solar system, but [the] Universe and Galaxy.” (7)
SaLuSa repeats the Ascension date of Dec. 21, 2012 on many occasions. On May 23, 2012, he tells us:
On Oct. 31, 2011, he calls “21.12.12 … a major upliftment.” (9) “It is for your civilization the opportunity to leave duality, and not continue re-incarnating in the lower dimension.” (10)
On Aug. 27, 2012, he reminds us that:
On Feb. 24, 2012, he congratulates us on having a date we can agree on and align with: “That you have a date for the completion of this cycle is wonderful, as it means you have something to set your sights upon as you count the days that remain.” (12)
Not only does the Mayan calendar end on Dec. 21, 2012; SaLuSa tells us that a galactic alignment will occur on that day and be instrumental in bringing about Ascension:
On Jan. 20, 2012, he reminds us that the end of the Mayan Calendar on Dec. 21, 2012 is not the end of the world, but the beginning of a new age for humanity.
“[21.12.12 is] only the beginning of another cycle of experience,” SaLuSa reminds us. (15) It is part of “an ongoing process,” according to SaLuSa. (16) He explains what awaits us after Dec. 21.
Rather than the world end, it will keep evolving until we re-unite with our Creator.
SaLuSa addresses those people who worry that there will be a delay or a change of plans around Ascension. On April 13, 2012, he said:
He tells us point blank that “nothing will stop the Ascension process from finally manifesting at the end of 2012.” (21)
SaLuSa’s colleague, Atmos, also assures us that, because it is “happening by divine decree, … we can confidently assure you that it will not be delayed. Why otherwise would we of the Galactic Federation be encircling your Earth, with millions of craft in readiness for First Contact and the restoration of Mother Earth.” (22)
As we reach the last days of the end times, SaLuSa sees all of us worrying about loose ends. He tells us:
“You are now in the last few months before the big day, and understandably some are questioning whether they should plan for the future beyond it. They ask about matters like investments or property ownership, and generally about lack and in many cases poverty.
We ask you to now take matters on a day to day basis, as very soon many problems that beset you now will have been solved by the planned changes. Abundance and prosperity will soon answer your various needs, and eventually you shall want for absolutely nothing at all.
Thus, for SaLuSa, “the countdown to Ascension has started.” (24)
So SaLuSa is a proponent of the “sudden” view of Ascension. Ascension will happen on Dec. 21, 2012, he says, at the end of the solar cycle and the Mayan Calendar, when a high energy influx due to the alignment of our Sun and the Great Central Sun will separate those who are to ascend from those who are not.
On that day, we and the Earth will migrate to Fifth Dimensionality. Because this plan is seen to by great beings assisted by millions and millions of higher-dimensional galactics, nothing can delay or postpone the plan.
Where do Matthew and SaLuSa agree? That there will be an Ascension at the end of 2012, Matthew says to Fourth Density and then gradually on to Fifth; SaLuSa says to the Fifth Dimension all at once. Both agree that all darkness will end on the planet at that time. Both agree that everyone will be immeasurably served by the event and will leave the suffering of Third Dimensionality. And both agree that spiritual evolution will continue on past that date into the distant future.
As soon as possible, I’ll post Archangel Michael’s view of Ascension. Having considered both sudden and gradual views, you’ll then have what you need to make your own assessment and decide which version you prefer.
Footnotes(1) SaLuSa, June 29, 2011, at http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/Channeled_Messages_by_Mike_Quinsey.htm
(2) SaLuSa, July 26, 2010.
(3) Loc. cit.
(4) SaLuSa, Apr. 18, 2011.
(5) SaLuSa, 10 Oct. 2008.
(6) SaLuSa, May 14, 2012
(7) SaLuSa, April 13, 2012.
(8) SaLuSa, May 23, 2012.
(9) SaLuSa, Oct. 31, 2011.
(10) Loc. cit.
(11) SaLuSa, Aug. 27, 2012.
(12) SaLuSa, Feb. 24, 2012
(13) SaLuSa, Feb. 11, 2011.
(14) SaLuSa, Jan. 20, 2012.
(15) SaLuSa, Oct. 31, 2011.
(16) SaLuSa, Aug. 27, 2010.
(17) SaLuSa, Apr. 19, 2010.
(18) SaLuSa, Feb. 11, 2011.
(19) SaLuSa, Feb. 26, 2010.
(20) SaLuSa, April 13, 2012.
(21) SaLuSa, Sept. 5, 2011.
(22) Atmos, Jan. 28, 2009, at http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/Channeled_Messages_by_Mike_Quinsey.htm
(23) SaLuSa, July 13, 2012.
(24) SaLuSa, Feb. 24, 2012.
(25) SaLuSa, Jan. 19, 2012.
Gradual vs. Sudden Views of Ascension – Part 3 – Archangel Michael
(Continued from Part 2)
Now let’s look at the views of Archangel Michael expressed through Linda Dillon, Ronna Herman, Celia Fenn and Michelle Coutant. Archangel Michael puts out a “sudden” view of Ascension but cautions us that there are multiple dates on which people may ascend, Dec. 21, 2012 being one of them and the most important.
I think what’s stirred among lightworkers when they see apparently-different messages from respected sources is the fear that Ascension will not happen. Archangel Michael did not see a problem with multiple interpretations. In An Hour with an Angel on Sept. 3, 2012, he said:
In a personal reading I had with him through Linda Dillon on Aug. 17, 2012, I asked him if there was any chance that the Plan for Ascension would be delayed and he replied: “This is the Mother’s Plan … [and] there is no plan for postponement or delay.” (3)
On two occasions, he addressed the fear that lightworkers have that Ascension will not happen. One was in the personal reading just mentioned. He asked me to:
He said that the Company of Heaven appreciates and loves jokes. But “our idea of a joke … would never be a joke to hurt so many. “ (3)
The second was in An Hour with an Angel on Sept. 3, 2012, when he stated categorically: “There is no ‘what if?’” He continued:
Nonetheless, AAM himself did describe planetary Ascension as happening in a sudden shift on or before Dec. 21, 2012, landing us in the Fifth Dimension. I’ll discuss the date and dimension below, but first I’d like to look at his description of the “sudden” moment of Ascension:
Another way of seeing the crucial moment in which we ascend is to say that it is the moment when duality – or what Archangel Michael calls “either/or” – disappears from our minds.
I asked him if Ascension was a process where we get up physically and move to another location and he replied:
Even if we don’t get up physically and move to another location, the sense of our experience will be as if we flew upwards. In the reading I had with him, he called it “that movement of what you think of as going up the sacred spiral. That is the best analogy I can give you.”
In a later interview on An Hour with an Angel. He returned to this same image describing it as “the sense will be that you are flying upward.”
So in actuality the change or shift doesn’t mean that we actually go through a portal or physically move in any way, but instead that the Earth and everything upon it comes together in a different collective vibration. But at the same time we do have the sensation of flying upwards. We feel as if we were flying even if we don’t actually fly. The distinction between actually flying and feeling as if we were is subtle.
by Steve Beckow
(To be concluded in Part 4)
Footnotes(1) “Archangel Michael: This is the Unfoldment of the Promise of the Mother,” at http://the2012scenario.com/2012/09/archangel-michael-this-is-the-unfoldment-of-the-promise-of-the-mother/ .
(2) Reading with Archangel Michael and Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, Aug. 17, 2012.
(3) Loc. cit.
(4) “Archangel Michael: This is the Unfoldment of the Promise of the Mother,” ibid.
(5) Steve Beckow, ”Reading with Archangel Michael, August 1, 2011” through Linda Dillon, at http://stevebeckow.com/2011/08/reading-with-archangel-michael-august-2-2011-part-1/.
(6) “Archangel Michael on NESARA, Opposing the Cabal, and Ascension – Part 2/3,” Oct. 3, 2011, at http://the2012scenario.com/2011/10/archangel-michael-on-nesara-opposing-the-cabal-and-ascension-part-23/
(7) Steve Beckow, ”Reading with Archangel Michael, August 1, 2011,” ibid.
(8) “Archangel Michael on NESARA,” ibid.
Gradual vs. Sudden Views of Ascension – Part 4 – Archangel Michael
Archangel Michael described the dislocation we would feel immediately after our shift to Fifth Dimensionality.
And how will Fifth Dimensionality strike us upon first arrival? AAM says what will strike us right away as a “place of love. It will be all of a sudden that the decisions, the actions, the existence, the form is love, and is from love, and is of love.” (10)
However, he adds, “the biggest shift is you no longer live or exist — you can visit, … but you do not live — within the third dimension.” (11)
The next point to establish is where we end up – whether we go to the Fourth Dimension or the Fifth or higher. Archangel Michael says we go to the Fifth and higher, depending on our state of evolution (Starseeds, for instance, will go higher).
In describing the upwards-seeming flight of Ascension, he called it “the elevator to the Fifth. And further, there will be some who simply choose to keep going [to dimensions higher than the Fifth]. But as a collective, that is the plan.” (12)
When I asked him on An Hour with an Angel, Sept. 3, 2012, he said: “Yes, the shift is into the fifth, and will continue — no, probably not in your lifetime — through to the seventh. (13)
What will those find who go to the Fifth? Will it be a blank slate? AAM replies:
The next question that concerns people is whether the Earth will remain in Third Dimension as a home to those who refuse to ascend or whether it will cease to exist. I asked Archangel Michael if any people would find themselves remaining on a Third-Dimensional Earth and he responded:
So, no, the Earth will not exist in Third Dimensionality, but it will exist in Fifth Dimensionality.
When will all this happen?
In An Hour with an Angel, AAM said: “So are there dimensional shifts already underway? … Does this culminate at the end of your year? Yes.” He also said: “I will not be pinned down to an actual date and time” and he said that for two reasons. First he did not want us to postpone our preparations for it towards that time, he said.
A second reason is that there are also opportunities for early Ascension and he did not want people to associate Ascension with only one date. He gave alternate dates for what I call “early risers” who are, in his words, “free to fly” or “take early exit” (17) through Celia Fenn and in interview with me in 2011. (18)
In my reading with him on Aug 17, 2012, he suggested that Ascension could be earlier than Dec. 21, 2012. (20) On Aug. 1, 2011, he asked me:
AAM agrees with Matthew Ward that the spiritual journey back to the Creator goes on long after this coming Ascension: “As spiritual growth is ongoing, continual and a sacred journey and path, all will continue, long after they have completed planetary ascension.” (22)
He encourages us not to think of it as having an end at all, but as an ongoing process: “As you have probably heard before, ascension is an ever-evolving, continuous, on-going evolutionary process and not a destination.” (23)
He gives us an idea of just how long the journey back to the Creator is.
He reminds Starseeds that “you have experienced different phases of the ascension process many times before in a multitude of locations and realities.” (25)
So Archangel Michael does say that a major Ascension will take place on Dec. 21, 2012, but he also refuses to pin himself down to just one date. Ascensions for some individuals – early risers or those who are free to fly and take early exit and for those who become ready after that date – exist prior to Dec. 21 and after. Ascension is not a fixed phenomena or an all-or-nothing affair but will accommodate both those who are fit to ascend before and those who become fit to ascend after.
He does say that we will ascend to the Fifth Dimension but he also adds that many will ascend to the Fifth, Sixth. Seventh, etc., and that those who ascend to the Fifth will be able to return and visit the Third.
And he does say that the moment of Ascension is sudden although the preparation is gradual.
by Steve Beckow
Footnotes(9) “Archangel Michael on NESARA, Opposing the Cabal, and Ascension – Part 2/3,” Oct. 3, 2011, at http://the2012scenario.com/2011/10/archangel-michael-on-nesara-opposing-the-cabal-and-ascension-part-23/
(10) Loc. cit.
(11) Loc. cit.
(11) Loc. cit.
(12) Loc. cit.
(13) “Archangel Michael: This is the Unfoldment of the Promise of the Mother,” at http://the2012scenario.com/2012/09/archangel-michael-this-is-the-unfoldment-of-the-promise-of-the-mother/ .
(14) “Archangel Michael on NESARA,” ibid.
(15) “Reading with Archangel Michael, Aug. 1, 2011,” Aug. 3, 2011, at http://the2012scenario.com/2011/08/reading-with-archangel-michael-august-2-2011-part-1/
(16) “Archangel Michael: This is the Unfoldment of the Promise of the Mother,” ibid.
17) Archangel Michael, “Creating a World at Peace,” Sept. 15, 2011, at http://the2012scenario.com/2011/09/archangel-michael-creating-a-world-of-peace
(18) Archangel Michael, “Endings and Beginnings: The Sacred Union of Divine Light,” through Celia Fenn, July 25, 2011, at http://despertando.me/2011/07/25/ascended-maestres-despertando-20110725-archangel-michael-through-celia-fenn-endings-and-beginnings-the-sacred-union-of-divine-light/ and Archangel Michael, “Creating a World at Peace,” Sept. 15, 2011, ibid.
(19) Archangel Michael, “Creating a World at Peace,” Sept. 15, 2011, ibid.
(20) Reading with Archangel Michael and Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, Aug. 17, 2012.
(21) Archangel Michael, “Reading with Archangel Michael, August 1, 2011,” at http://the2012scenario.com/world-disclosure-day/what-role-are-the-angels-playing/reading-with-archangel-michael-august-1-2011/
(22) Archangel Michael, “Balance Your Subconscious, Conscious and Superconscious Minds,” June 2010, through Rev. Michelle Coutant, at http://www.transformingradiance.com/messages.html.
(23) Archangel Michael, “A Clarion Call for World Servers,” May 2010 monthly message, through Ronna Herman, at http://www.ronnastar.com/latest.html.
(24) Archangel Michael, “Passport to Ascension,” May 2009, through Ronna Herman, at http://www.ronnastar.com/latest.html.
(25) Archangel Michael, “A Clarion Call for World Servers,” ibid.