“Akemi, you write about creating the New World of love, light, truth, abundance and power. And you mention incredible possibility of living just as long as we want, or living as something you call ‘lightbody’. They are all great, but I don’t think people are ready for this. It’s going to take a long time before these things happen, like another 100 years or so.”
I just summarized some of the emails I’ve been getting. What do you think? How long do you think it will take for us to create the New World? (Photo credit)
History tells how change happens
When we look into history, it is clear that NONE of the social changes happened when the general public was ready. Changes are initiated by only a handful of individuals. Even they don’t really know where things are going, but they get going anyway. Eventually (sometimes faster than you think) it collects momentum. By the time people notice, the change is happening already and there is no going back. Whoa.
Think of the French Revolution. Initially, people were just frustrated with high taxes and widespread poverty, and wanted to have some say in politics. So the meeting of Estates-General (something like the congress, with representatives elected by voting) was held in May 1789. Some of the representatives of this meeting, however, were brilliant — they were those handful of individuals who had a vision, at least a vision to get started.
Things developed quickly. But even when the citizens took arms and assaulted the Bastille on July 14, most people weren’t thinking of de-crowning the king, not to mention killing him. They were thinking of modified, constitutional monarchy, not the end of monarchy. The king got executed in January 1793.
Okay, that was a bloody crazy social change, with considerable backlash. Then how about the information revolution that we went through?
When Bill Gates first said, “A computer on every desktop,” people sneered. Computers in those days were huge and expensive. But he, along with some other bright people, had a vision.
Do you remember when you first got your email address? I was attending college in 1996 when they assigned email addresses to all students and faculty. Many people didn’t know what to do with it. I remember quite a few fellow students still wrote their term papers by hand and then typed them up with the computers in the library, instead of using typewriters. To connect to the internet back then, people used phone modems.
By 1999, home computers and the internet got so big it caused ridiculous stock market surge — and crash. Okay, the stock crash was sad, but the important thing here is that, by then, it was unthinkable to live without computers and internet. Did the general public foresee it in as late as mid 1990s? No.
How many people does it take to change the world?
So I know it doesn’t take so many people to start changing the world. My question has been, exactly how many does it take? 10% of the population? No, I guess much less. 5%? 1%?
Well, I came across the answer in Gregg Braden’s book The Spontaneous Healing Of Belief. He maintains the minimum number required for the change is the square root of 1% of the population. (page 48) And this is based on the power of belief, not necessarily the direct actions.
The world population is assumed to be 6.797 billion as of this writing. So 8,245 or more people can change the world.
Are there 8,245 or more lightworkers out there? I think so. We are set for a change.
It’s not going to take another 100 years. I don’t honestly know if it can be done by 2012, but I am confident it will take a lot less time than some people naively think it would.
While talking about 2012, check out the three part posts Evita Ochel published recently about a conference she attended. It’s called Choice Point 2012, featuring Gregg Braden, Bruce Lipton, and Alberto Villoldo.
Just the fact this kind of conference is held says something, doesn’t it? It probably attracted a large crowd. The so-called New Age is not about a few lightheaded special people any more. There are many of us — a lot more than 8,245, I bet.
The New World I envision
The link at the beginning of this post will take you to the summary post of my Creating the New World series, but let me share my vision of the New World again.
It is a world beyond dualism. There will be nothing that is not Love and Light. When all is Love and Light, all is Truth, and the world is naturally Abundant. It is a world of peace and harmony, where we celebrate our diversity. Each soul realizes their innate Power.
Each soul can live just as long as they want in good health because dis-ease is an abnormality. Everyone is a miracle worker. In other words, we will remember our extrasensory, so-called supernatural powers.
Will there be some kind of backlash or confusion before this New World materialize? Maybe. I’m envisioning even the end of monetary system, so some disorientation and adjustment will be necessary. Overall, however, I think things will be good.
Interestingly enough, no one so far asked this direct question: So how do we ascend toward Light?
As Akashic Record Reading specialist, I can observe how a soul ascend. I cannot make you ascend, however. What I can do is to share my personal thoughts on what is going on and what you can do about it. (Photo credit)
First of all, you do not need to know the word “Ascension” nor anything about it to ascend. The Ascension soul shift (new soul coming in to replace the old) happens like the first period — when the timing comes, it happens. Having said this, it helps to learn a little about it in advance so you know what is happening to you. Proper knowledge reduces unnecessary fear and anxiety. (Okay, if you are a man, just replace that word “first period” with your equivalent.)
So here is a list of Ascension symptoms you may recognize:
- Abrupt loss of interest in the people and things that held your interest before.
You simply cannot do that job any longer, or tolerate that person any more. Done.
- Strange wanderlust or urge to relocate.
You may just * know * where you need to be.
- Inner need to simplify life.
“Why the heck am I carrying around this much of junk? I don’t even remember why I wanted them.” is a common sentiment. Declutter and donate your stuffs to Good Will. You may also get the urge to detox your own body.
- Sudden change in food preference.
In my case, I woke up and found myself vegetarian. My body decided not to take meat any more (without consulting me, really). And a few times I persuaded and had some meat, I had to go to the bathroom quickly. Within a few months, eggs and dairy dropped off my shopping list as well. I now eat very close to Earth — vegetables and fruits.
- Sudden change in the taste to dress and decorate.
With my Asian coloring, I know I look elegant in black dress — just add a bit of white and accent color, and voila! I look so good. I know this is still true, but I simply can’t bring myself to wear black any more. I love colors. These days, I dress like a crazy boho. Same with interior decoration. I used to love the serene Asian taste, with dark wood furniture. They started to look so dark, so when I moved, I dumped them, and bought the cheap white ready-to-assemble furniture at Target with color boxes. Aaaaah!
- Some people report having a sudden “spiritual awakening,” accompanied with the feeling of clarity and empowerment.
- Feeling spacy and detached from the rest of the world.
- Getting harder and harder to follow conventional thinking.
“What the heck do I care (to keep up with the Jones, to stay in the status, to be organized and considerate, etc.)”
- Absolute need to rest and relax.
- Feeling younger or childlike.
In fact, your friends may notice you look younger.
- Urge to do what you like to do.
Again, like a small kid. Being in the joy becomes increasingly important to you, replacing other priorities.
- Change in sexual drive.
Overall, I think the drive decreases but there may be periods of bouts. When you are happy just the way you are, there is not much need to seek out sexual pleasures.
- Change in sleep patterns.
Sometimes you wake up at 3 or 4 am every night and okay with it. Sometimes you sleep 10 hours or take a long nap.
- Physical symptoms such as ringing in the ear, change in vision (sometimes daily), or strange itching and twitching around the body.
- And some report switching back and forth between the new way and the old way. Well, this can happen if you don’t allow yourself to be in the new way.
Each person’s sensitivity is different. An analytical soul, such as Alpha Centaurians or Blueprint Technicians, may notice little change while some souls may be wondering “What the world has happened to me?”
And these are not temporary symptoms. With Ascension soul shift, this is going to be your new way, so you are best to embrace the changes.
Ascension soul shift as rebirth
With Ascension soul shift, your existing soul crosses over without the physical death. And you receive a new version of soul. So it’s a way of being born again. What is great is we retain the body and the knowledge we have accumulated.
It’s like a software upgrade. With certain computer software, say Microsoft Money, you are offered a new version — Year 2009 version, for instance. It’s the same software — it’s not Microsoft Word. But it’s brand new and runs faster. All the learnings in the past have been incorporated into the new version.
You are the same person, yet you are new. So the best way to go around is to embrace the new you rather than resisting it.
Ascension soul shift is just the beginning
Because I can observe the soul shifts, I tend to think of Ascension from that perspective, but I know this is not all. Far from it. Ascension soul shift is just the beginning of Ascension process.
And where are we headed to? Becoming a lightbody and achieving immortality is one possibility. Remembering the various psychic / supernatural / extrasensory abilities we possess is another. And together, we are creating the New World, or the new version of heaven on Earth.
How to ascend
The way to ascend, then, is:
- To be open to this change, the shift of ages, the Ascension.
- To increase the vibration by aligning more with Divine Love, Light, Truth, Abundance and Power.
- To embrace the changes including Ascension soul shift.
- To live in the Now.
Being open is fundamental. We all have free will, and even if you are ready to ascend, if you refuse to do so, then you won’t. Lightworkers respect everyone’s free will.
Regarding how to increase the alignment with the five energy flows of Love, Light, Truth, Abundance, and Power, I’ve already written more than 10,000 words in the New World series, so I’m not going to repeat it here. The first post of the series, about Love, is here. Each of the five quality has a post and the post comes with action plans at the end, so please read them.
Ascension is about change. And you are not going to change when you cling onto your past. So the last two points, embracing the changes and living in the Now, are really the same thing.
Ascension is not about the future
Some of us get hang up with the anticipation of Ascension. I was that way only a while ago. This is, however, counterproductive. Ascension happens in the Now, not in the future. Or more accurately, Ascension is about breaking the illusion of time.
Ascension is a natural process, and you will be guided to do what you need to do. In a sense, you don’t have to try to ascend at all. Again, it comes like the period. You cannot help it. What you might want to do is to take good care of yourself, be in the joy, be in the Now, and be the Love and Light.
By the way, some readers pointed out that the Ascension symptoms resemble kundalini awakening. I’m not a yogi, so I don’t really know, but I’m sure spiritual practices like yoga and meditation are helpful.
Ascension is not about condemning physical body in favor of the spirituality
It’s true that many of us get the strong feeling that we are so “done”. Combined with the common myth in spiritual community that this physical world is something inferior to the spiritual world, it’s easy to start thinking that Ascension is about leaving this world, to be out of our physical body, to go somewhere better, be it called higher dimension or something else.
Wrong. We don’t ascend to the higher dimension. We are bringing in the higher dimension right here. There is no point in condemning our physical body and our life in this physical world because we are developing right in this body. Rather, Ascension is about mastering both the physical and spiritual lives and integrating them to one.
How to develop Lightbody
As you may have noticed, I’ve been learning about physical immortality recently. Which , I now understand, is the same thing as developing lightbody.
So how do you develop your lightbody? By the same way you ascend, by embracing your inner divinity.
I want to repeat one thing here. Don’t get so hang up about the future. If you keep thinking whether you can achieve immortality, whether you will die or not, then you will. Because your attention, your energy, is on death.
I personally don’t really care if I live forever or not. Some people say death is the dingy backdoor to heaven, and we should aim to enter there through the front door, by achieving immortality. I don’t really care which door I get to or when. I care how I’m doing Now — maybe the heaven can come to me rather than me driving up there. (Akemi driving is generally not a great idea. . .:) )
Some people say death is the ultimate source of fear. I doubt it. If the idea of “There will be no death” excites you, that’s great, because feeling good is critical. So for those of you, the idea of physical immortality works really well. For me, death looks like a revolving door. Just don’t leave any slippery stuff in front of it.
I’m not saying physical immortality is impossible or a bad idea. It’s a great idea that expands our consciousness, and I’m learning a lot from Janni, Robin and Kathy. I think everything they say relates to what I call Ascension. And I’m pretty sure they agree that immortality is not about the future, it’s about Now.
Do you have any questions about Ascension? I love questions, so shout at me in the comment!
I’ve been writing about Ascension, Ascension soul shift, and the New World on this Yes to Me blog. (Each link takes you to the main post of the topic.) Here I’d like to provide a good sum-up to help you understand this interesting phenomenon, which has a lot to do with your own freedom. (Photo credit)
What is Ascension?
Our Earth is increasing her energetic vibration rate. In other words, the Earth is ascending. This is affecting all her residents, like us, and many of us are experiencing the increase of our soul’s vibration rate. This is called Ascension or Light Ascension.
You don’t need to know the word Ascension or anything about it to ascend. You don’t need to be practicing any spiritual work such as meditation to ascend (although such practice can be tremendously helpful.)
When your soul’s vibration rate increases to a certain level, you may experience Ascension soul shift. I see this often in my Akashic Record Reading service. The existing soul completes its life lessons and a new soul, that comes from the same Higher Self, takes over. Again, this is a result of a combined effects of Earth’s Ascension and your personal spiritual development. It’s not all about you — there is grace brought by Earth.
What is Ascension soul shift?
Because the soul defines a big part of us, mentally, emotionally, and physically, the soul shift is a noticeable event. While each person experiences the shift differently, here is a list of common Ascension symptoms. You may experience all or some of them:
- Change in interests and aspirations. You are simply not interested in the people and things that kept your interest before. (Including disinterest in personal development or productivity hacks.)
- Inner need to detox, declutter, and simplify life.
- Strange wanderlust.
- Sudden spiritual “awakening”
- Change of food preference (many become vegetarian or even raw vegetarian)
- Change in sleep patterns
- Physical symptoms such as ringing in the ear, change in vision (sometimes daily), or strange itching and twitching around the body.
- Depression and anxiety are also common when the previous soul gets stuck, unable to move on after the new soul comes in.
The common theme in all these is that the change happens quite abruptly. It’s not something you planned or worked on to change.
I write about Ascension because there aren’t many resources out there to help people understand what is going on. If you went through these strange and unexplainable changes, don’t think you are crazy. I can help you. (Here is a list of other resources on Ascension that seem reliable to me.)
What will happen in 2012?
What will all these changes lead us to? I think we may be becoming lightbodies. Our physical body is a blessing, but it also presents various limitations. It may be time to evolve to something even better, which I call lightbody. In my understanding, lightbody can feed on light, not foods. And we can travel through time and space freely as lightbody.
Now a disclaimer: I haven’t seen my lightbody yet. All these things about Ascension and lightbody are still in the research level — I’ve been studying about them as I work with post Ascension soul shift clients and as I experiment with myself. Honestly, there are so many questions that remain open. I choose to write about Ascension, however, because even the ongoing research level information can be helpful, especially for those who are going through this or who are heading this way soon. Again, there aren’t many other helps available to the best of my knowledge.
Will Ascension complete in year 2012? Will there be a significant change to Earth in 2012? I don’t know. If anything is indeed happening, I think it’s a positive change. So I wrote my Creating the New World series.
What is Enlightenment?
Enlightenment has become such an ambiguous word. You might say my post is “enlightening”, and that would be a nice compliment, but I’m not sure if that enlightenment is the same as the enlightenment some people pursue in their spiritual development.
Here is my definition of Enlightenment. It is to realize the true nature of this thing we call “reality”. In other words, Enlightenment is about knowing we have the power to create. It is the ultimate freedom.
Ascension and Enlightenment are closely related, but I see them as separate. Enlightenment is a spiritual achievement. Ascension is the dynamic change that involves not just our soul but our body and mind. One helps the other to happen.
Action plan for Ascension
What can you do to move forward in your Ascension? Each post in the New World series on Love, Light, Truth, Abundance and Power has action plans at the end, so please check them out. Additionally, I suggest:
- Listen to your inner voice. Develop your intuition — it’s your best guidance.
- Your need to detox and declutter is real — don’t resist it.
- Eat closely to Earth. The Earth grows plants, (typically) small animals eat plants, then bigger animals eat the vegetarian animals. I feel much better since I became vegetarian (pretty much vegan).
- Take plenty of rest. Declutter not only your physical environment but also your life, and rest rather than doing non-critical activities.
- Let go of people who sucks up your energy.
Do you have any questions about Ascension? Please share in the comments. Thank you.