By Mercedes Kirkel




I certainly don’t “know” what’s happening. All I have are my experiences and beliefs.


What I trust are actual experiences—my own experiences and the experiences of others.


I hold beliefs much more lightly. I evaluate beliefs to see if they match my experiences and intuition. I see if the beliefs support me in being the kind of person I want to be. If they do, I make space for them as possibilities, perhaps even likely possibilities. If not, I let them go.


But even if I resonate with a belief and choose to keep it in my collection, that still doesn’t mean I “know” that thing to be true. It remains a belief until it’s my actual experience.


I haven’t met anyone in the third dimension who I believe “knows” what this ascension process is all about or where it’s leading. Many of us have ideas, including things we’ve heard from others. But that hasn’t convinced me that those things are facts. They might be possible. They also may not be what is happening or is going to happen.


I think it’s critical to differentiate beliefs from experience. If we’re aware that what we’re thinking is a belief, rather than something that’s been experienced, we tend to be much more balanced in how we hold that idea.


Having that kind of relationship to our own beliefs leads to being aware when others are expressing beliefs—even if those others think the things they’re expressing are “THE truth.” We can see those others as equals with their own beliefs, just like us. Doing so, we can stay in our own power, rather than giving our power away to them (through submission or rebellion).


We can also be respectful of others’ beliefs, even if they don’t match ours. Respect and agreement are two different things.


I believe that kind of balance, awareness, equality, empowerment, and respect are all signs of the ascension process being underway. They’re also some of the inner divine qualities that talks about as being bridges to our own divinity.


One way of seeing the ascension process is that we’re shifting from being mind-and knowledge-based to being based in our own divinity, which we connect to through our heart. That inner divinity is something we can experience.


That deeply resonates with me and calls to my soul.




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