In my last blog post, I wrote about the transitional phase following death. (If you haven’t read it, you can do so here.) During this transitional time, spirits adjust to life without a body, and are tasked with making peace with their life and their death. When spirits are free of all spiritual baggage and fully at peace, they ascend. The ascension process is a “moving on” and involves what I call The Great Transformation.
As spirits, we are pure energy. Separated from our bodies, the transitional phase is marked by a cleaning of that energy. I referred to the impurities with which we enter death as “spiritual baggage” in my last column, but really it is spiritual dirt and debris. And ascension requires that we be “clean,” for two basic reasons. One, the energy transformation that occurs during ascension is like a chemical reaction that only works with clean energy. And two, ascension leads on to reincarnation, and our souls need one life to be all wrapped up before moving on to the next. When we reincarnate into a new life, we inherit the wisdom gained in previous lives, but we don’t inherit any baggage. It wouldn’t be fair.