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Essential Questions on Ascension

Spiritual GrowthChris Bourne answers some essential questions on Ascension.

We stand at the dawn of a miraculous new evolution for mankind. Our planetary system is moving to a higher vibrational reality - one founded on unconditional love, joy and respect for all life. The soul of the earth, a vastly more evolved being than ourselves has ascended. What exactly does this mean? How does it effect you? Here are some essential questions on Ascension that frequently get asked...

1. What is meant by the term Ascension?

The universe exists as a vast ocean of consciousness - in other words light energy. It is arrayed in layers of decreasing vibration - what many call “dimensions”. Its a bit like looking down onto a pond the creator has cast a pebble into the centre and ripples flow outwards steadily increasing in size until they form waves at the edge of the pond. Each ripple represents a dimension. As you get further out from the centre the amplitude (size) of the waves gets bigger so their wavelength gets longer and therefore vibrational frequency lower. It is exactly the same in our universe where the further we get away from the centre, the lower the vibrational frequency of the dimensions get and therefore the denser “heavier” they are.

The consciousness of most people is currently centred in the 3rd dimension - they have a physical body and tend to be attuned to 3rd dimensional frequencies. What may seem suprising, is that the centre of consciousness of mother earth currently lies in the 5th dimension - she is a 5th dimensional "light being". In other words she has already ascended. She does however extend her energies into the third dimension and holds form here (which is why we still experience the physical presence of mother earth here).

Put simply, you might say the "new world" exists in the 5th dimension and the "old world" exists in the 3rd. The two are inter connected by the 4th dimension - that of time. When we get out of the mind and into the heart, our consciousness expands and we begin to feel the energies of the new world expressed as joy, love, expansiveness, completeness, wholeness, lightness and timelessness.

2. Why is it that society does not view the universe in this way?

The human brain is bombarded with hundreds of billions bits of information about our reality every second and yet can only deal with a small fraction of this. To cope with the overload, it superimposes a map of the reality it expects over the incoming information and filters out the rest. Since our experience of life is created by our consciousness - our thoughts and beliefs - we continually recreate the reality we expect and have become used to. It is a bit like tuning in stations on a radio - we’ve become so addicted to a particular station, we’ve stopped looking for other ones!

3. So how do we experience the new reality?

The key is to get out of the mind and into the heart. In other words to let go of our attachments and need for an outcome in the external drama of life. If we can rise above this self imposed victimisation, then we discover the essence of our being - spirit - or consciousness. Every single event and circumstance in the universe is designed to reveal this; the universe acts as a mirror to see that which otherwise could not be seen.
So if we let go of our fears and doubts about life, if we let go or out attachment to the drama then the heart opens and we begin to connect with the true essence of life. We experience the infinite and simple joy of living - we touch the soul.

4. What happens when we connect to the soul?

The soul connects us to a super conscious field of energy - what some call “unity consciousness”. It is the awareness that arises from the source of all life - what some might call “God”, the “absolute” or the “seer”. When we connect to the soul, we are infused with energy which raises our vibrationary state. If we can keep connecting, then over time our energy rises, our consciousness expands and we begin to unfold into the new vibrational reality. The new world actually becomes a part of our consciousness and we begin to create that more and more in our lives. In a way, we are dissolving from this dimension and forming in the new one (although we are likely to experience both simultaneously until we’ve made the full internal transition - our Ascension)

5. So how do we raise our vibration?

Basically we raise our vibration by attuning to those inner feelings of profound joy, love and completeness. If we return to our pond analogy, on the surface, the waves flow outwards from the centre to ever increasing separation which we witness in our universe as increasing disorder and dis-ease; because we are moving further away from our connection to the source then inner doubt, fear, separateness and selfishness intensify. However under the surface of the pond - and in our universe - is an undertow, a flow of energy pulling back to the centre. It takes place in what we might call “consciousness space” (also known as “negative time space”). It is the flow back to increasing order, ease and harmony. Science calls it an “increase in positive entropy” but we know it by a much more powerful name - “love”!!!

It is not always simple however to tune into this “consciousness space” and feel the guiding hand leading us on a pathway of increasing order, internal harmony and love. We are living in a society that continually conditions us with false desires, illusionary needs and distorted behaviour patterns - leading to increasing separation. Our society is sustained by consumerism first generating and then feeding off our ever spiralling habits and addictions. It is one based on fear and manipulation. Fear that there isn’t enough for all and then manipulating us into struggling to get our fair share. Our true passion - our authentic inner longing for unity with the source - gets lost in thought control programs. It is this that is causing the wholesale destruction of the planet in this dimension.

6. How do we release ourselves from this programming?

If we can pause for a moment in life and begin to connect once more with those things that really give us joy, then we reconnect to the soul and receive infusions of energy - downloads from the superconscious field. This energy is highly intelligent - it is what forms the universe. It causes those distorted patterns of behaviour to be brought to the surface. In other words it recreates patterns of experiences in our lives where a choice is exposed to us. Either give in to the old addictions and fear based behaviours or instead embrace a higher choice - that which really expresses the essence of our being. If we keep doing this in every moment, then our conditioned behaviours dissolve over time and our vibration rises.

7. What do we experience when our vibration rises?

On the road to Ascension, we pass through five key milestones - what we may call “gateways of light”. In summary...

  • gateway 1 Awakening - our awakening to the magic of the soul and the consciousness unity all things - “unity consciousness”.
  • gateway 2 Baptism - we learn to follow the guidance of the soul as opposed to societies fear based conditioning.
  • gateway 3 Transfiguration - the soul infuses completely into our being and we make the transition to experiencing ourselves through the soul.
  • gateway 4 Enlightenment - we become unidentified awareness - the infinite “seer” of all things. What some might call “God” or the “absolute”.
  • gateway 5 Ascension - all the denser vibrations in the bodymind are dissolved out and our consciousness ‘rises’ into the next plane - the 5th/6th dimensions.

8. Is everyone ascending?

Ascension is a choice - one that we make in every moment. We don’t have to ascend and if current patterns of behaviour on our planet continue, it is highly unlikely that everyone will. What is beyond doubt however is that our planetary system IS ascending, the soul of the earth is gathering her energies into the new dimension as we speak. That is why we are witnessing an increasing polarity between the darker forces - those of fear based manipulation - and those of the lighter ones - based on profound unconditional love. The energies are separating and therefore becoming more obvious. But the fear based reality will not exist indefinitely especially if society continues to pollute, rape and destroy mother earth in this plane the way it is. Those souls that ascend will taste eternal life as a unique expression of the one life. Those that don’t, will be reintegrated into the source and cease to exist as separate unique souls.

9. Do we need to heal mother earth?

No. it is not necessary to heal mother earth - ascension is her healing. She is shaking of an old skin together with some rather persistent infestations! However that doesn’t mean we should continue to pollute damage and disrespect her. The ONLY way to ascend is to transcend this plane by becoming completely at one with her. By respecting her and all life, not exploiting her or the animal or plant kingdoms, not manipulating but surrendering - trusting in the divine and riding the wave of unconditional love that is our soul. It is unlikely that we will be able to overcome the darker energies in this dimension. To try to do so is a distraction, it creates emotional inner efforting that lowers our vibration which is counterproductive. Instead surrender to the naturally unfolding process attuning always to the lightness, joy and love. Notice the effects of the darker energies but don’t dwell on them.


We do indeed stand on the brink of a miraculous time and a choice lies open to each and everyone of us. Either embrace the new world and the power of unconditional love for all life, or choose instead the old fear based reality of control, manipulation and separation from God. One choice has a future, the other does not. Which choice will you make?



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Chris Bourne is the founder of The Openhand Foundation, a not for profit organisation dedicated to helping people evolve spiritually and to ultimately ascend into a higher vibrational reality based on unconditional love, joy and respect for all life.
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