by Jo Mooy (see below); December 2010
by Jo Mooy (see below); December 2010
Two years ago Spirit of Maat Magazine asked its readers to describe what Ascension meant to them. I wrote how my well-ordered world shifted in late 2005 after the death of my mother. At the time, I couldn't explain what was welling up from inside but sensed my life was about to dramatically change. It did. A stellar job, a long term relationship, life-long friends, and a lifestyle that left me wanting for nothing, ended.
Suddenly unencumbered, I relocated to Sarasota, Florida, moving into an empty house with only what would fit in my car: my "desert island" books, some CDs and a few folding chairs. In the uncluttered serenity of the house I spent hours in meditation trusting in the unseen and unknowable. Expecting nothing in return, within a very short time, new friends appeared who had similar interests in spiritual topics. They felt more familiar than people I'd known all my life.
That move and those friends set a spiral in motion that allowed me to know Ascension not from what I'd read in books but to experience it. I learned Ascension was about rising up out of the old to something much more beautiful, like a butterfly emerging from the caterpillar state.
It's been five years since that move and two years since writing the first article. My personal changes were evident in 2005, but in retrospect the energies of Ascension moved me into completely new spiritual directions. I still had the old skills that had served me well, but now I was using them differently. Instead of organizing business projects like I did in my old life, I was now organizing spiritual events and ceremonies. Instead of training new managers I was now teaching others how to use meditation and dreams to find their life purpose. Instead of climbing the corporate ladder with an executive mentor, I was now on a level path with a spiritual master.
I discovered that I could live more cheaply and on much less by getting rid of clutter and things I no longer needed. I found I didn't have to be a consumer to be happy; instead joy was found through simple things like the magic of scent, sound and color in my small garden. Most importantly, I learned that my beliefs, thoughts and actions affected not only my small circle of influence, but also had consequences in the unseen world.
Ancient texts and modern oracles said that in this time called Ascension the earth and humanity would move from the 3rd dimension to the 4th. Today, it certainly feels like we're living in two worlds. Part of humanity continues to squarely inhabit the 3rd while the other is gently sliding into the 4th.
While the 3D world continues to be stable and solid, has laws governing it and functions in old familiar ways, it is visibly changing. Physically, the oceans are warming, ice caps are melting and food sources are drying up. Mentally there's angst, fear and uncertainty about the future. Emotionally, wars continue to be fought at a personal and tribal level. On the spiritual level religion is being questioned as individuals struggle to understand its long held role. On the 3rd dimensional level, we continue to react to old problems with stagnant ideas. Fear and anxiety govern most actions. When changes do happen, we often feel powerless to do anything about them. In that dimension it's hard to hope for better solutions or experience a better life.
In the 4th dimensional level ease predominates. In that dimension, form is shaped by thought, time is instantaneous and consciousness alters both the third and fourth dimensions. On the physical level, disease is managed energetically or is non-existent. On the mental level the nature of the soul is explored. On the emotional level high ideals drive behavior. Finally, on the spiritual level the goal is experiencing enlightenment. Those in fourth dimensional consciousness know they are part of a mystical journey that will birth a lighter and more refined state of human.
So where are we collectively on Ascension? We're in the initiation phase. But how we move through it is up to each individual. If you're reading these articles on Ascension, you're probably aware of some of these changes. Thirty years ago very few people would have seen the articles, much less known about the topic. Today thousands of articles and websites like it are widely read online. The entire world has become wirelessly connected by keystrokes or through the latest images on nightly news.
If you Google "Ascension of Earth" 4.8 million references appear. A search on "Spirituality" generates 32.5M results while a search on "Life Purpose" yields 92.7 million references. If you type the word "God" on the Google reference line 427 million hits occur. All of these "hits" tell a story, provide information, or share obscure or arcane knowledge on spiritual topics.
If you spend focused time online, in meditation, or in intensely creative endeavors, you'll find yourself existing between the alpha and theta brain-wave stage where you'll often lose track of time, space, or even your physical needs. These activities take you out of the 3rd dimension and into the 4th where a fluid world, filled with new concepts, inspiring ideals and endless possibilities exists.
But in 4th dimensional consciousness, what we think about the universe and our relation to it is much more heart-centered. We're able to feel compassion for the global family that is desperately trying to erase feelings of lack, separation and fear. More than that, we are actively engaged in a solution, committed to making the world a better place. Through effortless effort our thoughts, our behaviors and our beliefs are focused on that goal!
During this time of Ascension, more and more people are searching for and finding spiritual ideals, teachers, masters or practices to guide them. They've heard the real call of their life's purpose and are acting upon it. No longer slaves to the rational world, they now work with complementary "Soul Groups" offering self-less service and loving healing to others. They know they do not have to be physically present to effect change, they only have to be present in consciousness.
These are the initiates of Ascension, whose thoughts and behavior, flowing freely through the 4th dimension, entrain others who are on the same wave-length. In this quantum field, filled with hope and love, global consciousness is collectively uplifted.
Finally, Ascension means courageously living from the heart center and compassionately caring about the plight of our fellow humans. In that dimensional place, a new world built on love and harmony evolves and, together, we all ascend.
About Jo Mooy
Jo is a visionary artist, lecturer, writer and a national award-winning photographer whose work has been published in magazines and books. She has a BA in advertising design and studied painting with the Cape Cod School of Art. Her landscape paintings and visionary mandalas are in collections around the world and carried at several galleries on Cape Cod and in Florida.
While spending 30 years in middle management at a Fortune 100 corporation, her spiritual studies and practices continued as she traveled worldwide and lectured across the US. She's studied with many mystery and esoteric schools including Builders of the Adytum — The Rosicrucians — Lucis Trust — The Association for Research and Enlightenment — Yogananda's Self Realization Fellowship. She's studied with Drunvalo Melchizedek, Gregg Braden, Tom Kenyon, Jamyong Singye and is currently an initiate of Shahabuddin David Less of the International Sufi Order.
Jo's devoted more than four decades to meditation, dream journaling, writing and art. Her spiritual mandalas which come while in meditative states of consciousness are used by alternative healers, as well as allopathic dentists and doctors in their practices. Her soul-interpretation mandalas, which are like an intuitive reading, are available by private consultation.
As a visionary and community organizer, she and her life partner lead community ceremonial gatherings, teach spiritual workshops in Sarasota, including the highly acclaimed Purpose Presence and Vision, and offer counseling. Jo writes and publishes a weekly on-line nationally-distributed newsletter called Spiritual Connections. She's a frequent guest on many radio programs and is founder of a very large Women's Meditation Group in south Florida. She's also Director of Spiritual Cinema at Unity. In her spare time she's working on two books: 'The Messages of the Mandalas' and one with her partner called 'Synchronicities Out Of Time and Space'.
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