Is Ascension Gradual or Sudden?
2012 August 21
Posted by Steve Beckow
Today is the 21st of August 2012. We have four months remaining until the most monumental collective shift any of us will have ever experienced.
The question most frequently asked about Ascension is whether it’ll be gradual or sudden. This is akin to the debate in Zen over whether satori is sudden or gradual. Let us celebrate this day by answering that question.
The answer regarding Zen is that the monks prepare for satori for a long, long time. Some of them prepare in past lives and don’t have to do as much meditation and other spiritual practice in the present one. But they still have probably undergone arduous preparation.
Sri Ramana Maharshi is an example of someone who did much preparation in past lives and needed to do none to awaken in his last lifetime.
But when satori itself comes, it is sudden. And the same will most likely apply to Ascension.
There is the gradual process of upliftment and preparation that we’re going through at this moment and then the sudden event of Ascension on or before Dec. 21, 2012.
I asked Archangel Michael back in August of 2011 whether Ascension would be sudden or gradual and he replied that “it is already underway. … It has been and is a gradual awakening. You have seen the changes mentally, physically, emotionally; interconnectedness; the shift in the collective.” Then he added:
“But there is a moment, there is a moment when the door opens. But there is that moment when it clicks. So it is a moment. Actually, it is a period of about 20 to 24, 26 hours. …
“Think of it as blinking. Have you ever blinked and the room seems brighter all of a sudden? This happens all the time in your meditation. It is like a blink. …
“So it is more like a blink. … It is a shift in potential of how you operate…. It is as if all at once there is a cleanup crew. And what is swept away…, my beloved one, is the remnants of the fear, of the hatred, of the darkness.
“In that moment, what we are calling a moment, there is a choice. … It can happen instantaneously, because so many of you have laid the foundation [for it] — do you want to be in the heart of One of love? Do you wish to be in the higher frequency? In the very last second, all they need to say is yes, and allow themselves to be flooded by what you can think of as a tidal wave of energy that will sweep the planet.” (1)
So Ascension is both gradual and sudden – gradual in the preparation for it and sudden in the actuality of the event. And the event itself is triggered by ”a tidal wave of energy that will sweep the planet.”
(1) Steve Beckow, ”Reading with Archangel Michael, August 1, 2011” through Linda Dillon, at http://the2012scenario.com/2011/08/reading-with-archangel-michael-a...