How To Ascend
October 8, 2009 by Akemi Gaines
Interestingly enough, no one so far asked this direct question: So how do we ascend toward Light?
As Akashic Record Reading specialist, I can observe how a soul ascend. I cannot make you ascend, however. What I can do is to share my personal thoughts on what is going on and what you can do about it. (Photo credit)
First of all, you do not need to know the word “Ascension” nor anything about it to ascend. The Ascension soul shift (new soul coming in to replace the old) happens like the first period — when the timing comes, it happens. Having said this, it helps to learn a little about it in advance so you know what is happening to you. Proper knowledge reduces unnecessary fear and anxiety. (Okay, if you are a man, just replace that word “first period” with your equivalent.)
So here is a list of Ascension symptoms you may recognize:
- Abrupt loss of interest in the people and things that held your interest before.
You simply cannot do that job any longer, or tolerate that person any more. Done.
- Strange wanderlust or urge to relocate.
You may just * know * where you need to be.
- Inner need to simplify life.
“Why the heck am I carrying around this much of junk? I don’t even remember why I wanted them.” is a common sentiment. Declutter and donate your stuffs to Good Will. You may also get the urge to detox your own body.
- Sudden change in food preference.
In my case, I woke up and found myself vegetarian. My body decided not to take meat any more (without consulting me, really). And a few times I persuaded and had some meat, I had to go to the bathroom quickly. Within a few months, eggs and dairy dropped off my shopping list as well. I now eat very close to Earth — vegetables and fruits.
- Sudden change in the taste to dress and decorate.
With my Asian coloring, I know I look elegant in black dress — just add a bit of white and accent color, and voila! I look so good. I know this is still true, but I simply can’t bring myself to wear black any more. I love colors. These days, I dress like a crazy boho. Same with interior decoration. I used to love the serene Asian taste, with dark wood furniture. They started to look so dark, so when I moved, I dumped them, and bought the cheap white ready-to-assemble furniture at Target with color boxes. Aaaaah!
- Some people report having a sudden “spiritual awakening,” accompanied with the feeling of clarity and empowerment.
- Feeling spacy and detached from the rest of the world.
- Getting harder and harder to follow conventional thinking.
“What the heck do I care (to keep up with the Jones, to stay in the status, to be organized and considerate, etc.)”
- Absolute need to rest and relax.
- Feeling younger or childlike.
In fact, your friends may notice you look younger.
- Urge to do what you like to do.
Again, like a small kid. Being in the joy becomes increasingly important to you, replacing other priorities.
- Change in sexual drive.
Overall, I think the drive decreases but there may be periods of bouts. When you are happy just the way you are, there is not much need to seek out sexual pleasures.
- Change in sleep patterns.
Sometimes you wake up at 3 or 4 am every night and okay with it. Sometimes you sleep 10 hours or take a long nap.
- Physical symptoms such as ringing in the ear, change in vision (sometimes daily), or strange itching and twitching around the body.
- And some report switching back and forth between the new way and the old way. Well, this can happen if you don’t allow yourself to be in the new way.
Each person’s sensitivity is different. An analytical soul, such as Alpha Centaurians or Blueprint Technicians, may notice little change while some souls may be wondering “What the world has happened to me?”
And these are not temporary symptoms. With Ascension soul shift, this is going to be your new way, so you are best to embrace the changes.
Ascension soul shift as rebirth
With Ascension soul shift, your existing soul crosses over without the physical death. And you receive a new version of soul. So it’s a way of being born again. What is great is we retain the body and the knowledge we have accumulated.
It’s like a software upgrade. With certain computer software, say Microsoft Money, you are offered a new version — Year 2009 version, for instance. It’s the same software — it’s not Microsoft Word. But it’s brand new and runs faster. All the learnings in the past have been incorporated into the new version.
You are the same person, yet you are new. So the best way to go around is to embrace the new you rather than resisting it.
Ascension soul shift is just the beginning
Because I can observe the soul shifts, I tend to think of Ascension from that perspective, but I know this is not all. Far from it. Ascension soul shift is just the beginning of Ascension process.
And where are we headed to? Becoming a lightbody and achieving immortality is one possibility. Remembering the various psychic / supernatural / extrasensory abilities we possess is another. And together, we are creating the New World, or the new version of heaven on Earth.
How to ascend
The way to ascend, then, is:
- To be open to this change, the shift of ages, the Ascension.
- To increase the vibration by aligning more with Divine Love, Light, Truth, Abundance and Power.
- To embrace the changes including Ascension soul shift.
- To live in the Now.
Being open is fundamental. We all have free will, and even if you are ready to ascend, if you refuse to do so, then you won’t. Lightworkers respect everyone’s free will.
Regarding how to increase the alignment with the five energy flows of Love, Light, Truth, Abundance, and Power, I’ve already written more than 10,000 words in the New World series, so I’m not going to repeat it here. The first post of the series, about Love, is here. Each of the five quality has a post and the post comes with action plans at the end, so please read them.
Ascension is about change. And you are not going to change when you cling onto your past. So the last two points, embracing the changes and living in the Now, are really the same thing.
Ascension is not about the future
Some of us get hang up with the anticipation of Ascension. I was that way only a while ago. This is, however, counterproductive. Ascension happens in the Now, not in the future. Or more accurately, Ascension is about breaking the illusion of time.
Ascension is a natural process, and you will be guided to do what you need to do. In a sense, you don’t have to try to ascend at all. Again, it comes like the period. You cannot help it. What you might want to do is to take good care of yourself, be in the joy, be in the Now, and be the Love and Light.
By the way, some readers pointed out that the Ascension symptoms resemble kundalini awakening. I’m not a yogi, so I don’t really know, but I’m sure spiritual practices like yoga and meditation are helpful.
Ascension is not about condemning physical body in favor of the spirituality
It’s true that many of us get the strong feeling that we are so “done”. Combined with the common myth in spiritual community that this physical world is something inferior to the spiritual world, it’s easy to start thinking that Ascension is about leaving this world, to be out of our physical body, to go somewhere better, be it called higher dimension or something else.
Wrong. We don’t ascend to the higher dimension. We are bringing in the higher dimension right here. There is no point in condemning our physical body and our life in this physical world because we are developing right in this body. Rather, Ascension is about mastering both the physical and spiritual lives and integrating them to one.
How to develop Lightbody
As you may have noticed, I’ve been learning about physical immortality recently. Which , I now understand, is the same thing as developing lightbody.
So how do you develop your lightbody? By the same way you ascend, by embracing your inner divinity.
I want to repeat one thing here. Don’t get so hang up about the future. If you keep thinking whether you can achieve immortality, whether you will die or not, then you will. Because your attention, your energy, is on death.
I personally don’t really care if I live forever or not. Some people say death is the dingy backdoor to heaven, and we should aim to enter there through the front door, by achieving immortality. I don’t really care which door I get to or when. I care how I’m doing Now — maybe the heaven can come to me rather than me driving up there. (Akemi driving is generally not a great idea. . .:) )
Some people say death is the ultimate source of fear. I doubt it. If the idea of “There will be no death” excites you, that’s great, because feeling good is critical. So for those of you, the idea of physical immortality works really well. For me, death looks like a revolving door. Just don’t leave any slippery stuff in front of it.
I’m not saying physical immortality is impossible or a bad idea. It’s a great idea that expands our consciousness, and I’m learning a lot from Janni, Robin and Kathy. I think everything they say relates to what I call Ascension. And I’m pretty sure they agree that immortality is not about the future, it’s about Now.
Do you have any questions about Ascension? I love questions, so shout at me in the comment!