Frequently Asked Questions
Ascension is the practice that the Ishayas teach. The word Ascend means 'to rise above'. Ascension is an incredibly simple tool that enables you to Ascend or rise above, the limiting mental patterns and beliefs you hold. Very quickly, Ascension allows you to experience a different, more expanded way of living.
Just beyond all of the chatter of the mind lies a field of limitless potential and perfect freedom. The practice of Ascension builds an intimate relationship with that reality, quickly making it a constant state.
Ascension uses mental techniques called “Ascension Attitudes”. They are based on Praise, Gratitude, Love and Compassion, and are the most straightforward and direct techniques of self-transformation available.
Ascension does not require any belief and is not affiliated with any religion.
Ascension involves mental techniques that take your awareness beyond the limiting beliefs in your mind, into a direct experience of your truly unlimited Self. With regular practice, the habits of limiting thought and judgment naturally fall away, and what is left is free, alive and eternal.
Ascension is practiced for some time each day with the eyes closed, like meditation. It is simple to do and enjoyable.
Ascending with your eyes closed provides immediate and deep rest. This rest gives your body and mind the opportunity to release built-up stress and tension. As this stress dissolves, your experience of life rapidly changes towards freedom, joy and creativity.
Ascension is also used with your eyes open. This means you have a tool to help you bring a new consciousness to every area of your life. Using Ascension with your eyes open is one of the things that makes this teaching uniquely powerful.
In 2016, An independent survey of more than 800 people who Ascend daily showed:
*97% experienced an increased sense of love, peace or joy
*95% experienced an stronger sense of meaning or purpose in their lives
*88% has an increased level of vitality, energy or wellness
Some of the other benefits commonly reported by those who learn Ascension are:
*Deep, abiding peace
*Increased Joy and love
*More energy and clarity
*A sense of purpose
*Less stress and fear
*A sense of being truly alive for the first time
*A rich and profound “presence” of silence and peace in every moment.
All this, and much more, is just the beginning. Ascension has unlimited potential to awaken you to your full potential and purpose.
The Ascension Attitudes are taught in a course called the 'First Sphere'. This course generally happens over a weekend, although other formats are available.
On this course, you will learn the fundamental four techniques called Ascension Attitudes. These Attitudes address all of the fundamental areas of human limitation and are a complete package, or “sphere” of self-transformation.
You will learn in detail how they work, why they work, and what experiences happen as you practice and your consciousness expands.
You receive clear and experienced guidance to know you are practicing correctly. At the end of the course you will have everything you need to practice Ascension independently. The First Sphere course is a complete system of self-discovery.
Ascension is not a theory which can be learned in writing from a book or impersonal course. Ascension is a practical teaching that can only be delivered personally from teacher to student. It is experiential rather than conceptual. This means that personal instruction and guidance based on your own experience is the key.
The First Sphere course is enjoyable and straightforward. Providing experiential guidance on how to use the techniques, understanding how they work, and what happens to you when you practice. Learning to Ascend would not be nearly as effective if taught in an impersonal way.
The Ascension Attitudes work every time you use them, and so Ascension is effective immediately. Most people notice the impact of the practice very clearly during the First Sphere course.
The ongoing benefits, such as the deep rest, peace and presence Ascension brings, accumulate over time as you continue to Ascend. Consistent practice is the key to getting everything that the teaching has to offer.
Yes. Ascension is different from meditation as most people believe meditation to be. Ascension is like meditation because we use the techniques for some time each day with the eyes closed. However, Ascension is also practised with the eyes open as we go through our busy day, rapidly bringing the benefits to all areas of life.
Another major difference is Ascension is easy, enjoyable and effective. Anyone can do this.
Many meditation practices focus on making the mind quiet and trying to experience a particular state.
With Ascension, there is no need to stop your thoughts, control your mind or find any particular kind of experience. It is not necessary to sit any given posture or adhere to a specific diet or exercise regime.
Ascension is not about finding a small space of peace while you can close your eyes, which is the case with many other meditations. Ascension is about living your life from a completely different perspective. Many meditation practices are focused on the experience while you are meditating. Ascension is focused on enhancing the experience of your entire life.
By using the techniques of Ascension as taught by the Ishayas, the patterns and beliefs in the unconscious begin to fall away gracefully, and life begins to change for the better.
No further courses are required. However, having learned the First Sphere, you may repeat the course as many times as you wish, at no extra charge, forever. In fact, this is highly recommended.
The Ishayas do offer advanced courses, and many people gain immense benefit from them, but they are not required to receive the gifts that Ascension offers. The First Sphere course is all that you need.
The First Sphere course price is different in different countries. The price is based on the economy of each area, the value of the local currency and the relative ability of people to be able to afford to learn.
One thing that is the same everywhere is that once you have learned the First Sphere, you are welcome to repeat the course as often as you want at no further cost. Anywhere you may be in the world, if there is a First Sphere course happening, you are welcome.
To find out what the cost of the First Sphere is in your area is to contact your local teachers.