Originally Posted by skydust
~ What is ascension?
it is a 'higher' state of being. interdimensional. a shift in consciousness.
~ What changes will this ascension bring about in the physical sense as observed by people on this planet?
people will perceive themselves differently.
~ How will this shift occur, one day to the next, or how long in terms of earth time?
it is a gradual process, occuring now and approx during next 20 years. it is a shift in consciousness.
Originally Posted by Erin Pavlina
Skydust had answers that coincide with mine.
Ascension means to evolve your consciousness. If we can all ascend/evolve, we will shift our consciousness to a higher plane.
You can't ascend playing video games all day as far as I'm aware. Unless you recognize that life itself is like a video game (ala Steve's blog entry) and you're evolving and raising your consciousness inside "the game." Play the game of life.
Thanks for the responses, but this is not exactly what I meant.
I understand what the dictionary definition of ascension is. What I don't understand is what it would mean
to me, or how it would feel
to someone pursuing personal development. For example, I've made a lot of life changes recently, but I can't say that I *feel* any more evolved consciously. If anything, I feel more
frustrated by other people's callousness than I did before, which seems to be a step in the wrong direction..
To reference Steve's article
, over the past few years, before I knew personal development was called "personal development," I alternated between the mindsets of neutrality and courage. I was neutral until I needed to change something about my life, then I would fight to make that change, then I would go back to a content, neutral mindset. I generally didn't judge other people as I felt I had enough to worry about on my own.
Now I'm angry a lot more. I make positive changes for myself but then the world still sucks, and that pisses me off, especially because I've already done more than my part.
When I was in a neutral mindset, I didn't judge others or get angry because I knew that I had my own things to work on. I wasn't entitled. But now, after quitting smoking, quitting speeding, going vegan, working out 4x/week, not owning a TV, and breaking out of a co-dependant ltr, I feel way more justified.
I've done way
more than I ever thought I would to ensure that I am leading a "net-positive" life, but I don't feel like a different person. I certainly don't feel ascended, not that I would even know what that felt like if it smacked me across the face. I do feel pissed that so many people could care less about living for a greater good, and that people don't seem to be able to see more than a foot in front of their face at any given moment. The vegan thing did *not* result in the opening of my heart chakra, apparently.
Is there some sort of empowering belief that I need to hold about people to make these negative feelings more productive? I just want world peace. Like Miss America. Aww...