Whether you are climbing 'Jacob's Ladder', climbing the three tiered Waterfalls to the top of Mt. ZION, or ascending the evolutionary process of Soul progression via reincarnations, the pattern is all the same.

The pattern to total Ascension is a three-part process and ultimately takes us through the VEIL, where we reach the pinnacle of spiritual evolution. Here we also have direct contact with the Great Spirit, from whom all souls originate.

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Ascending Jacob's Ladder
Man's Ultimate Goal - aka Spiritual Evolution

      Prior to our birth, life's journey on Earth was carefully charted and agreed upon by many factions, including ourselves. The family, into which we would be born, the location and environment we would be subject to, were all predetermined. The people we would meet, the talents received, and the opportunities, sufferings, and problems we would face, all to assist us on our spiritual journey. The journey that would [hopefully] take us closer to the ultimate goal of humankind - a higher plateau of spiritual evolution, aka Ascension.

    Not all persons are on the same 'rung' of the spiritual ladder at the same time. Some are at the bottom rung merely starting out on their spiritual journey, most, however, are born in various stages of spiritual evolution - somewhere between beginners and 'old timers'. For the advanced few, who are nearing the top and have gotten so close they can almost taste the victory of the Ascension process, it can be frustrating, confusing, and fearful. When a spirit draws nearer to this exceptional plateau, there is a tendency to hold on to the 'rung' it is about to leave. The ascending soul is afraid to take the next step as it is unknown and has far fewer familiarities. The achieving spirits struggle throughout their entire lifetimes, making headway only to fall backward again, and then starting over again trying to get a little further up the ladder, only to reach out and hang on to the spirits they are leaving behind, afraid to continue on without them.

      Generally, the one they tend to hold on to the strongest is their 'mirror image spirit'. They will see in this person everything they themselves represent, or hope to represent, in this three dimensional world. The spirit ready to go upward toward ascension identifies with this person so much they wish to become that person, seeing how they are slowing losing their own identity. They must let go eventually however, which can best be accomplished, by recognizing what is happening to their body, mind, heart and spirit. They are evolving - they are ascending - they are going up Jacob's Ladder, about to go into another realm of existence where material objects, money and its distractions, will cease to exist.

     Distractions are numerous in this dimension, which becomes more intense as time goes by. Distractions that affected Socrates were minutely diminutive compared to the distractions a spirit must deal with in the twenty-first century. However, on the other hand, knowledge has increased beyond imagination, the capability of finding other Ascending spirits is better - hence the process can be achieved with more awareness and confidence. Finding enlightened words left behind by other souls, who have since evolved, can be both comforting and inspirational. When a person decides finally to 'let go' of this world, (including their past), he/she will then be able to receive messages via dreams, ESP, telepathy, and intuition. These messages will guide the Ascending Spirit into the next realm of existence with confidence and peace.

     The religions of this world, specifically crafted by the opposition with the intent of keeping man's spirit imprisoned in this three dimensional world, must loosen its hold, once a Spirit makes the final decision to progress onward and upward. The opposition wants to hold man in this chaos (hell) - trapped in a world of suffering and pain. The TRUE 'GOD' of love, peace, beauty, and purity, would never cause man to become imprisoned. However, man has free choice and free will, so therefore, he/she must want to break free from the chains - and progress onward and upward with his/her Ascension process.

by Betty Rhodes                        HOME

From Genesis, chapter 28:
"And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan."
The people of Canaan were cursed - the Israelites were warned not to marry among the Canaanites. The 'curse' was set upon the Canaanites [son of Ham/Africa]. Canaan became cursed [actually afflicted] for observing the father's nakedness - the secret parts in Africa. The Canaanites became SUBSERVIENT to Japheth & Shem because of this affliction - not because they did anything bad, but because they observed something in their land that was harmful to their bodies and genetics - perhaps some type of radiation.

  "Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house of Bethuel thy motherís father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban [the name Laban means 'white'] thy motherís brother.  And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;  And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham."
Abraham, and his descendants through Jacob, were strangers to this earth, i.e. not of this earth. The descendants of Jacob were to inherit all the lands that were promised to Abraham. Esau, although a 'twin' of Jacob and born first by a mere second, was from a different implanted seed than was Jacob. Esau and Jacob were from two manners of people, 'manner' from the word 'sheniy', meaning 'quite distinct from each other'. Two seeds planted within Rebecca, producing two nations that excel - one is blessed by the Hebrew God, one is hated.

"So Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padan-aram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacobís and Esauís mother.
When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padan-aram, to take him a wife from thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan;  And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Padan-aram;  And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father;  Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abrahamís son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.

And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran.  And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep." [cont next column]
"And Jacob dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed,"
'the land whereon thou liest', to be properly understood should read: 'the land wherever thou liest'. In other words, Jacob's descendants were blessed with land - wherever they they decided to call 'home', so it would be - or could be, as they were blessed by the Hebrew God. Why? Because they were the descendants of the Elohiym.

"And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed."
Here we see that the descendants of Jacob were not to inherit one itsy-bitsy location, but as the dust swirls off in all directions and is spread far and wide, so it would be with the Israelites, spread abroad to the west, east, north, and south. All peoples on the face of the earth would be blessed by the generosity and ingenuity of Jacob's descendants. And so it is.

"And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of."
The adventures of Jacob and his descendants would take them to many far away places of the world, and no matter where they went, the God of Abraham would be with them. God would bring back the memories of that particular place where Jacob laid his head - and the stone that was used for a pillow. The stone would be with his descendants forever - as a reminder of that place, of the dream, and the promise.

"And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.  And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful [word should be AWESOME] is this place! this is none other but the house [LOCATION TO] of God, and this is the gate [PORTAL TO] of heaven.  And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.  And he called the name of that place Bethel [PLACE OF GOD]: but the name of that city was called Luz [ALMOND TREE] at the first.And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this [EVERY] way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,  So that I come again to my fatherís house [ISAAC'S TENT] in peace; then shall the LORD be my God:  And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be [SHALL REPRESENT] Godís house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee."
The location of his dream, Jacob thought, was the portal to heaven - a path to communicate with God, but actually, God had come to Jacob in a dream - wouldn't matter where the location was - prayer and dreams are a way of communicating with the Spirit of God.