There’s a lot of talk these days about the ascension of humanity, and I’m one of the people participating in that conversation. It seems to be occurring at 2 levels: for the individual and for humanity as a whole.
If we consider the stories of spiritual leaders who have left their bodies and returned in new bodies, or who, like the Teachers in Baird Spaulding’s Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East, we can see that for them, there is no limit on where and when they can be experiencing life. Using the power of thought and intention, and in accordance with the dynamics of resonance, they move in and out of form in different spaces and times as those experiences resonate with their current intention. Then, when the form is no longer needed for the experience, they simply walk off into a domain of formlessness.
We see one possible example of this in the film Field of Dreams when the baseball players seem to disappear into the corn stalks. Spaulding describes it as forms getting brighter and brighter as they walk away until all is light and then all is as it was before. Ancient stories of Jesus and later, the Magdalene, describe them as literally being lifted into the heavens. Other stories describe ascended beings as they “come down from the mountains” or “up from the depths of the sea” into the lives of the people they resonate with. Visions of the Mother, as Our Lady of Lourdes, Fatima, Medjugorge, and Guadelupe, all are associated with great light. For all of these experiences, there is a readiness in the people who encounter them, a resonance that seems to call them into form, and then a dissolving into the light.
I call that domain of light “the bliss cloud.” It’s a little like a fog bank, or a cloud on a mountain top, but glows with light. As the person, the body-form, approaches the cloud there is an increasing feeling of joy and delight. Then, as the body-form enters the cloud, it seems to disappear into it, dissolving into the light–but it has actually become a unique “cell” or “lobe” or “field” within the cloud.
In the bliss cloud there’s a sense of joyful reunion with others of like mind and soul, a sense of recognition of old friends and family, as one’s own “field” encounters others and overlaps with them in joyous communion. It’s timeless delight.
Around the cloud, these soul-minds or fields occasionally emerge from the cloud into a brighter, younger, healthier version of the body-form they entered with, and then they joyfully, blissfully, “jump” back in–almost like kids doing “cannon ball” dives into a pool, or the characters in the film Cocoon diving into the swimming pool charged with life-giving energy.
And as I understand it, these ascended beings periodically are called by experiences that they resonate with to take form in the world as they know it, and act. Again, Spaulding’s Masters of the Far East give us clear examples of how that works. And to a lesser extent Jane Roberts Oversoul Seven illustrates the process. It’s likely that when people experience visitations of those who have passed on something like this may be occurring.
Humanity as a whole may or may not experience this way of being. In most of the literature, ranging from ancient indigenous prophecies thru modern “channeled” sources, humanity’s ascension is very much in the body-form, but is a shift from a life and culture based on material technology and science to a life based on inner knowing and spiritual technology–with an associated harmonious co-evolving with this amazing planet we call Earth.
My guess is that the overall ascension of humanity to this new way of living will facilitate the ascension of more and more individuals, with the ultimate possibility that Arthur Clarke’s conclusion to Childhood’s End is where we’re headed.