The Three Aspects of Spiritual Ascension

The idea of ascension, especially within the Christian context, is predicated upon three facets of an individual’s being; physical ascension, psychological ascension, and spiritual ascension. Each facet requires different orders of discipline, but all necessitate the same fundamental requirement of exceptional focus and patience.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

II Corinthians 5:17 NKJV

For the physical process of ascension, the individual must direct their focus to that of an overall healthy mode of being. They must direct their energy towards consuming substances that promote health and well-being, while at the same time strive to improve their overall fitness level by focusing on training their body for strength, speed and agility. As the individual progresses, their body will become stronger, quicker and more stable, which in turn will enhance their ability to persevere and thrive under any conditions.

“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

I Corinthians 6:19-20 NKJV

The improvements of one’s physical condition will carry over into the next process of ascension, the psychological process. A healthy body helps in attaining and maintaining a healthy, stable mind. But in order to ascend further, an individual must not only push their bodies to a higher mode of being, but their mind, too. One must engage in intensive studies of various disciplines that help push brain into a more “awakened” state. Added with this, one must also begin to write daily with an emphasis of pushing their own bounds of critically thought.

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

2 Timothy 2:15 KJV

The final aspect of the process of ascension is that of spirituality. This spirituality is not just some random aim that is apart of new agism, but rather a centralized focus on becoming Christ-like. In order to accomplish this type of spirituality, one must spend adequate time in prayer and meditation while calling upon Christ to help direct and fill their consciousness with His Spirit. This meditative state is also enhanced by times of fasting to help desensitize one’s body and mind to the physical matter around him or her, and instead causing them to become more sensitized to the realm of higher order.

“So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.””

Matthew 17:20-21 NKJV

This process of ascension echoes not only what scripture teaches, but also the four dimensions of the very cosmos; three spatial dimensions along with the dimension of time. The process of ascension is predicated upon improving the three dimensions of being; physical, psychological and spiritual, along with the dimension of time. Over the course of time, as one puts all facets into practice, they will gradually begin to learn how to flow with the spirit while tapping into their own God-given potential within them.

“Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership.”

I Timothy 4:14 NKJV

-Michael Thacker

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