Remembering that matter-space-time are all bound in some sort of sequential process, while unlimited Reality can’t be, helps me make sense of it all. It also helps to know that who we are in essence, the I Am, is what’s Real, is not bound in matter-space-time, and so operates inside, outside, and around it–making what look like miracles, clairvoyance, etc, happen.
Also, if All That Is is occurring in the nonmaterial Reality NOW, then our unfolding material experiences are simply the way we “catch up” with Reality–and, in truth, our clear visions are more Real than our material experiences.
If you’ve had an internal experience of Ascension, then in Reality you have ascended (actually we all have but most don’t accept or know that!) and now you know it. Then the question becomes will you get to experience Ascension materially, “in the fullness of time”? Or have you already had the experience and so don’t need to do so in matter-space-time? Or is there something even more wonderful unfolding?
The Boddhisattva vow is, having ascended, to wait for full Union until all sentient beings can be part of it–and work to achieve that. I used to resent the fact that Buddhist teachers usually begin their classes with everyone taking that vow without know it by reading it in Sanskrit–until I realized (in teaching A Course in Miracles) that by definition, the Whole isn’t Whole until all the pieces are present, and Full Union can’t happen until all beings are part of it and aware of it… duh! A Course in Miracles says “the only way to get to Heaven is to take your brother with you.”.The Buddhist feminine presence, Tara, is said to free thousands of souls an hour in her effort to fulfill that vow.
Playing with this some more, the visible Ascension of the resurrected Jesus into Full Union–total, free, Oneness with Infinite Power, Presence, Wisdom, Joy, Love, Peace, Creativity–is the image we’re given so we can use it for our own inner experience of emerging into the Reality, just as the story of the former prince “waking up” to become the Buddha is the image for our own internal awakening to the Reality of our being, the stories of miracle-working disciples, wizards, and alchemists open the way for our discovery of our own ability to work outside of matter-space-time, and the story of Tara freeing souls is the image for our own internal experience of the same…. all of which may or may not show up in matter-space-time, but is nonetheless Real!