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Matthew Ward on Ascension by Steve Beckow


Matthew Ward on Ascension

2011 September 14
by Steve Beckow

I had an interesting discussion with Suzy Ward the other day in which Suzy pointed out that Matthew has never said that we would go directly to Fifth Density, but has always said that Earth will travel through Fourth Density on her way to Fifth.

Up till that time, I believed that, while still here on Earth, we transitioned through Fourth Density prior to the end of 2012 and that Ascension only referred to us achieving Fifth Density at the end of 2012. But Suzy said this was not the case, that our Ascension would first take us to Fourth Density and later to Fifth and that Fourth Density could not be skipped over.

This is a point on which our sources don’t agree. I’d like to be able to say that they agree on all important matters, but apparently they don’t and it’s a source of discomfort to me to acknowledge that.  But nevertheless it’s something for us to be aware of.

I had a reading with Archangel Michael on Sept. 13, 2011. In part I asked for it to address the question of Ascension and dimensionality. Once the reading is transcribed, I’ll be posting his comments.  I expected him to either clear up the difficulty or else agree with Matthew. But unfortunately he did neither. He said that we ascend to the Fifth Dimension, as some other sources say as well.

I have the utmost respect for Matthew, as you know, and I serve Archangel Michael.  I have no desire to imply that one person is right and another wrong.  The difficulty may lie in my understanding. I may not be talking to Archangel Michael, but to some other entity (I don’t believe that’s the case). There are many things that could explain the disagreement and it isn’t my intention to cast aspersions on any reliable source. I regard Matthew as among our most reliable sources and always will.

But I do feel a responsibility to lay out both sides of the question.
In this article I present the views of Matthew. Later, as time permits, I’ll post the views of AA Michael and then again some time later the views of others.  We’ll have to see what account proves accurate in the fulness of time.

Let’s start by looking at Matthew’s explanation of “densities,” the word he prefers to “dimensions.” Densities are not divided one from another by a fixed wall, Matthew begins.

“Fourth density is not a single ‘condition’ or soul evolvement station separated from third density by an immutable barrier—no density is. Everything in this universe is energy ebbing and flowing, or more scientifically, expanding and contracting, and energy has no confined compartments.

“Densities have been numbered only for your understanding that as souls progress, they move forward to vibratory levels that offer new opportunities to learn and evolve, and each density holds many such levels.” (1)

Not only are densities not fixed but souls do not go to one density and remain there; they can fall back depending on their actions in a given lifetime. Or, as with many Starseeds and lightworkers, they can go to a lower dimension voluntarily. Says Matthew: “A fourth-density soul can regress to third or lower, depending on the lifetimes of its personages.” (2)

In a second discussion, Matthew informed us that “density” has two references: one to the attainment of the soul and two to the vibratory rate of everything on that plane of existence.

“Density indicates the level of a soul’s spiritual attainment status and also the energy level, or vibratory rate, of everything that has form, body, substance. For your understanding, we speak of the varying levels numerically, with higher numbers denoting advancement.  Bodies are only the containment forms, if you will, that the souls manifest to best suit their purposes for the chosen incarnation experiences.  Both uses of the word density are applicable to all souls and their forms, and the numbers may differ depending upon the degree of light within the souls and the density of their bodies.” (3)

Now let’s turn to Matthew’s discussion of densities and Ascension. Many years earlier, in the book Illuminations for a New Era, Suzy questioned Matthew on Ascension. She said:

“I heard from someone who read that Earth has almost completed fourth density and will rapidly move into fifth. She wrote that this is a lot farther along than your messages indicate and wants to know what you have to say about this.” (4)

Matthew replied:

“I say that someone is more optimistic than realistic. If Earth were even at the entry into fourth density, the travails on the planet would not be happening in the intensity and abundance they are. At the point of near entry, there will be some residue of the dark forces’ handiwork and some need for more cleansing, but at the scale that is currently active due to the tenacity of the dark hearts and minds, no way has the spiritual evolvement inherent in fourth density life almost been completed!” (5)

Matthew noted that there is a very great jump made between the lowest third density and even the first level of fourth density.

“Third density is especially arduous experiencing because it encompasses so many levels, and the difference between its lowest and the first level of fourth density is as dramatic as night and day. The evolutionary process from third to fourth could be likened to countless similar objects—let us say dominoes for your picturing—some at the foot of a mountain and others climbing it.

“Observing closer in, you can see that not only are the dominoes moving at different speeds, but some are going straight up, others keep moving a tad to the left then the right as they climb, and some are falling behind the dominoes they used to be in front of.” (6)

Ascension he characterized as the process of Earth leaving Third Density and travelling through Fourth to Fifth.

“Usually we speak of Earth ascending into fifth density because that is her destination, but she will travel through fourth on her journey.” (7)

“Ascension is the process of Earth leaving third density and traveling through fourth on to fifth.” (8)

“Fourth density is not her stopping point—her destination is fifth density, and life along the continuing journey will become more and more glorious.” (9)

Matthew reminds us that we can’t jump densities.

There will be no ‘jumping over 4th density and entering 5th’—the laws of the universe simply do not operate like that, and neither does the evolution of any soul.” (10)

The important thing about our Ascension is not reaching a certain date but reaching a certain level of assimilation of light, he says.

“A date is not the issue—it is the incoming vibrations that are increasing the pace of Earth’s ascension into the fullness of fourth density that is of consummate interest and significance.” (11)

He does cite a rough time period for Earth to enter Fourth Density: “Earth enters fourth density at the end of your year 2012.” (12) On another occasion, he said that “by the end of your calendar year 2012, the darkness that has proliferated for millennia will have disappeared in all its vicious forms.” (13)  Only souls who absorb enough light will ascend with her.

“The glories of the Golden Age will be available only to the souls who absorb the light that will enable physical survival along Earth’s ascension journey into the high frequencies of fifth density.” (14)

“Persons who receive the light will ascend in their physical bodies along with Earth as she progresses into the higher vibrations of fourth and fifth densities.” (15)

“Your ‘travel ticket’ is the absorption of light.” (16)

Matthew said it wasn’t a case of seeing people suddenly disappear around us.  Apparently, the change will be more gradual. This is a second place where we’ll see that Matthew and AA Michael disagree. The latter said that people will disappear.

“It will not happen on December 21, 2012 or any other date that you will be standing beside two others and before your very eyes, they will disappear into their own ‘timelines.’ Even the usual date of December 31, 2012, will be much like the previous and the following days—that is, except for New Year’s Eve celebrations. The differences between life in this moment and in the Golden Age will be amazing and magnificent, but life will not differ dramatically from one day to the next as Earth continues on her journey through fourth density and on into fifth.” (17)

Ascension will be different for each soul, he tells us.

“Understandably, there is a great deal of speculation about what will happen to whom at the end of 2012. There is no definitive answer because what happens to each soul will be in accordance with the uniqueness of each soul.” (18)

Ordinarily the journey from Third to Fourth Densities takes a very long time, he tells us.

“The enormous energetic differences between third and fourth density make that trip unimaginably difficult, and overcoming the darkness that pervades a third density world can take eons.” (19)

Conceivably, the journey could have taken hundreds of thousands of years.

“Let us put this into a linear timeframe. Many civilizations’ evolutionary journey from third to fourth density spans thousands, sometimes hundreds of thousands of your calendar years.” (20)

But Earth’s Ascension has been exceptionally fast.

“Earth’s ascension—the process of world transformation and spiritual renewal that enables her to rise out of third density and continue into the Golden Age—has been ongoing for about seventy years in linear time.” (21)

“Earth’s starting point was only 70 years ago, and the myriad changes since then that are propelling her into fourth density will be completed by the end of your year 2012. With everything in acceleration, which includes your sense of ‘time’ passing faster and faster, you are almost there! Earth’s ascension has been at a uniquely phenomenal speed, without precedence in this universe!” (22)

“The time between Earth beginning ascension out of deep third density and reaching her destination in fifth will be universally unprecedented in its speed.” (23)

He goes on to hint at the marvellous changes we’ll witness as Earth continues her journey.

“This does not mean that after 2012, there will be no further changes—there will indeed be splendid changes in many areas, including spiritual and intellectual growth. Life is a continual process of learning, or more accurately stated, a process of consciously remembering the knowledge within the soul.” (24)

This then is Matthew’s view of our coming Ascension. As soon as I’ve had time to organize it, I’ll look at AA Michael’s version.


(1) Matthew’s Message, Aug. 11, 2011, at
(2) Loc. cit.
(3) Ibid., Nov. 6, 2010.
(4) Matthew Ward, Illuminations for a New Era. Camas, WA: Matthew Books, 2003.
(5) Loc. cit.
(6) Matthew’s Message, Aug. 11, 2011.
(7) Matthew’s Message, Dec. 21, 2008.
(8) Ibid., Aug. 13, 2010.
(9) Ibid., Apr. 9, 2009.
(10) Ibid., Feb. 7, 2009.
(11) Ibid., Aug. 22, 2004.
(12) Ibid., Aug. 11, 2011.
(13) Ibid. Feb. 14, 2010.
(14) Ibid., Oct. 22, 2008.
(15) Ibid., Feb. 7, 2009.
(16) Ibid., Dec. 21, 2008.
(17) Loc. cit.
(18) Loc. cit.
(29) Loc. cit.
(20) Ibid., Apr. 9, 2009.
(21) Ibid., Feb. 7, 2009.
(22) Ibid., Apr. 9, 2009.
(23) Ibid., Feb. 14, 2010.
(24) Ibid., Feb. 7, 2009.


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The Declaration of Human Freedom

The Declaration of Human Freedom

Every being is a divine and eternal soul living in a temporal body. Every being was alive before birth and will live after death.

Every soul enters into physical life for the purpose of experience and education, that it may, in the course of many lifetimes, learn its true identity as a fragment of the Divine.

Life itself is a constant process of spiritual evolution and unfoldment, based on free choice, that continues until such time as we realize our true nature and return to the Divine from which we came.

No soul enters life to serve another, except by choice, but to serve its own purpose and that of the Divine from which it came.

All life is governed by natural and universal laws which precede and outweigh the laws of humanity. These laws, such as the law of karma, the law of attraction, and the law of free will, are decreed by God to order existence and assist each person to achieve life’s purpose.

No government can or should survive that derives its existence from the enforced submission of its people or that denies its people their basic rights and freedoms.

Life is a movement from one existence to another, in varied venues throughout the universe and in other universes and dimensions of existence. We are not alone in the universe but share it with other civilizations, most of them peace-loving, many of whom are more advanced than we are, some of whom can be seen with our eyes and some of whom cannot.

The evidence of our five senses is not the final arbiter of existence. Humans are spiritual as well as physical entities and the spiritual side of life transcends the physical. God is a Spirit and the final touchstone of God’s Truth is not physical but spiritual. The Truth is to be found inward.

God is one and, because of this, souls are one. They form a unity. They are meant to live in peace and harmony together in a “common unity” or community. The use of force to settle affairs runs contrary to natural law. Every person should have the right to conduct his or her own affairs without force, as long as his or her choices do not harm another.

No person shall be forced into marriage against his or her will. No woman shall be forced to bear or not bear children, against her will. No person shall be forced to hold or not hold views or worship in a manner contrary to his or her choice. Nothing vital to existence shall be withheld from another if it is within the community’s power to give.

Every person shall retain the ability to think, speak, and act as they choose, as long as they not harm another. Every person has the right to choose, study and practice the education and career of their choice without interference, provided they not harm another.

No one has the right to kill another. No one has the right to steal from another. No one has the right to force himself or herself upon another in any way.

Any government that harms its citizens, deprives them of their property or rights without their consent, or makes offensive war upon its neighbors, no matter how it misrepresents the situation, has lost its legitimacy. No government may govern without the consent of its people. All governments are tasked with seeing to the wellbeing of their citizens. Any government which forces its citizens to see to its own wellbeing without attending to theirs has lost its legitimacy.

Men and women are meant to live fulfilling lives, free of want, wherever they wish and under the conditions they desire, providing their choices do not harm another and are humanly attainable.

Children are meant to live lives under the beneficent protection of all, free of exploitation, with unhindered access to the necessities of life, education, and health care.

All forms of exploitation, oppression, and persecution run counter to universal and natural law. All disagreements are meant to be resolved amicably.

Any human law that runs counter to natural and universal law is invalid and should not survive. The enactment or enforcement of human law that runs counter to natural and universal law brings consequences that cannot be escaped, in this life or another. While one may escape temporal justice, one does not escape divine justice.

All outcomes are to the greater glory of God and to God do we look for the fulfillment of our needs and for love, peace, and wisdom. So let it be. Aum/Amen.

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