Steve Beckow: Is Ascension Beginning? – Part 3

Ascension 2012 2Written by Steve Beckow, The Golden Age of Gaia.

(Continued from Part 2.)

I reminded Archangel Michael that Ascension had been called a snap at one time.  Sanat Kumara had used the phrase in 2013 when discussing the timeline for Ascension. That quote is relevant enough to cite at length:

“Each of these movements is … the redesign of Ascension for the human collective. … Yes, in terms of the collective, there will also come a point of what you will think of as snap. Where the tidal wave [the Tsunami of Love?] – no, the Earth will not shift because everybody moves to one side of it – but it will be as if the energy has shifted so significantly with the totality, or enough of the totality, that the change is unmistakable, so that you will look at each other and say, ‘We have done it.’

We are not talking about some distant future. And I will tell you why. First of all, the plan of the Mother for the anchoring of this energy, the return of love to Earth, the Ascension of Gaia has been planned for a long time. Now, does she work on longer timeframes? Yes, as you well know. But nevertheless, humans, and the human collective, and the human soul decision did not work on an indefinite timeline. Your nature, whether you live in Africa, Istanbul, Paris, Texas, New York City or Vancouver, is, ‘We want it now.’

So you, in this redesign, also placed what we would say, and which I am pleased with, a rather limited timeframe for this to occur. That is why you all feel so excited! You are working flat out! To accommodate these shortened timeframes for the collective to be as one, as a whole, with all of the kingdoms and Gaia in the Fifth. So, this was not only our plan, it is your plan.” (1)

When I reminded him of this characterization of Ascension as a snap, Archangel Michael replied: “Yes. It is a snap and a moment in time when someone truly gets to that point in the car wash where they are clean and bright and shiny.  But it is a process also, going through.” (2)

Ascension does not end that process.  AAM continued with his metaphor of a car wash:

Archangel Michael:   There will be a shift. Everyone will be through the carwash, but they will need to be wiped down. Let us put it that way.

SB:   Okay, but when you say this, you’re giving us a glimpse of the work that needs to be done after Ascension, aren’t you?

AAM:   Yes, we are. (3)

On the other side of life, Ascension is a continuing process. People leave the Astral Plane (Fourth Dimension) and ascend to the Mental (Fifth Dimension]; they leave that and ascend to the Causal and so on.  It is only us in the Third Dimension on this side of life who are unfamiliar with the process.

Here is theologian A.D. Mattson describing the same Ascension in the life lived after “death,” that we look forward to now. Even there, the usual thing is for them to drop the lower body.

“When a person has fulfilled his purpose and development on the astral plane [Fourth Dimension], he may then proceed permanently to enter the mental plane [Fifth Dimension] and the higher planes, in succession, to work and develop more fully there.

“In that case, the astral body is cast off, as is the physical body at death, and its particles disintegrate to be reused in the creative processes.” (4)

Here is social worker Frances Banks describing sloughing off her astral body to find herself in her new body of light:

“I am like a creature hibernating and yet, at the same time, sloughing off a skin which I no longer will be needing. I feel, sometimes, like a snake gradually shedding its skin. These coils of lower density are slipping away from me. I am emerging from regrets of earth memories, from disillusions, from idealizations which become illusions, ephemeral and of no true worth.

“I am viewing each piece of skin which peels off from me in its right connection with the true Self which it served to obscure. And more and more I become thankful for the Reality which, God be praised, was there beneath the skin, all the time.

“I realize that what is passing from me, like sloughing a skin, is insubstantial, impermanent, decomposing, as it drops from me into a dusty nothingness. What is left is essentially Light, is Reality, is permanent and is true.

“I call this my new Body of Light and that, indeed, is what it truly is. A Body of Light, not dense and material and dull and heavy as the physical body, not insubstantial, shadowy and unreal as the astral body in which I have been sheltering, but brilliant, ‘encelled’ with Light, ethereal in that there is no weight, no dragging down into matter but is enmeshed with colour and beauty and form and substance.” (5)

But we won’t slough the body and that new wrinkle in the plot is one factor that slows the process of Ascension down and makes us need to proceed in steps.

He asked us if we are ready to ascend and explained what readiness meant.

“So the question, my beloved friends, to each of you in your heart, is are you ready? Have you surrendered? We have spoken of being tired being a good thing, and now we speak of the collective, that they are tired enough of the old to surrender.

“Because many have asked, how can this happen, when the majority of the human race not only doesn’t know anything about Ascension but has not agreed? What we depend on is heart and soul agreement. And the collective is so tired of the old that they are in a place, even those who appear virulently aggressive, recalcitrant, dismissive. They are so tired of the old ways. They may not know or understand fully what they are surrendering to, but they are surrendering.” (6)

He said that in the brief year since he shared that our self-worth quotient was at 30%, it has risen to 50%.  Moreover, though we are only 80% of the way home, he said the rest of the journey would be easy.

“The human collective, which may have been two miles away a year ago, have all been approaching, in their own various reluctant, recalcitrant, eager, joyous ways. They have been approaching with the way-showers, with the pillars, towards the portal, and at the same time there is pressure on the portal to be fully opened. …

“And many of you had said, ‘Well, Michael, how can it be that we are 80 percent of the way home and at the same time we are only at the 30 percent in terms of self love?’”

“I have shared this information to show you not how far behind you are but how easy it is going to be, and can be, and will be, for you to get through the portal. We are not talking any longer, and we have not been talking, about pushing the boulder up the hill. You have passed that point years ago.

“Now, since I have shared that piece of information with you ― and it has not even been spread far and wide, which was my hope, but nevertheless ― many of you have gone to work on dissolving this false grid, this vasana, of lack of self-worth, of the collective thinking that you do not deserve love and you do not deserve ascension. And even in this brief time, since we have spoken, that quotient has increased to about 50 percent, which is miraculous.

“And I wish to emphasize miraculous, because it is important for you, as humans, as lightworkers, as love-holders, for you to realize, yes, in partnership with us, that you are creating miracles, that you are doing what you would call some incredibly heavy lifting, that you are shifting the hearts, the minds, the egos, the wills ― not the free will, but the will to proceed ― of the human race. So you are doing well.” (7)

In tomorrow’s instalment, we’ll look at the need to anchor to Gaia when we ascend and what will happen after Ascension.

(Continued in Part 4.)


(1) “It Is a New Day: Sanat Kumara on Pope Francis, the Process of Ascension, the Earth’s Place in Ascension, Etc.,” March 13, 2013, at

(2) Archangel Michael in a private reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, May 9, 2014.

(3) Loc. cit.

(4) A.D. Mattson in Ruth Mattson Taylor, ed., Witness from Beyond. New Cosmic Concepts on Death and Survival from the Late A.D. Mattson, S.T.D., through the Clairvoyant Margaret Flavell Tweddell. Portland, ME: Foreword Books, 1975, 45.

(5) Frances Banks in Helen Graves, Testimony of Light. London: Churches Fellowship for Psychical & Spiritual Studies, 1975; c1969, 124.

(6) “Archangel Michael: You are About to Reach Ascension,” May 18, 2014, at

(7) Loc. cit. He first shared the quotient a little more than a year ago, in “Archangel Michael on the Pause and Full Restoration,” Feb. 28, 2013, at .

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