Ascending and descending are cycles of a greater process of integration that happens in our spiritual unfolding. Although we are always already everything and all, the experience of knowing our allness seems to unfold through cycles of integration.
We go through times of seeming to ascend into the light of spirit. These are the times of expansion and upliftment; literally the “up” cycle. We soar in the bliss of our Divine nature, or feel the vastness of our being and taste the "peace that passeth understanding". In these moments we are in the light - the light of our own being or spirit.
Many of us wish to stay in this higher state. We tend to prefer the up swings of the cycles of integration. However, in order to fully embody these greater aspects, the descending arc is also necessary. In the descending movement, that greater light comes in, all the way into the cells of the body.
It’s a more introspective process and can actually feel uncomfortable so we often try to avoid it. However, if we relax and allow it to unfold, it can be quite beautiful. The more we embody the fullness of our spirit, the more fully we can live. The process of integration is one of returning to wholeness, of being fully embodied as all that we are.
Trees are a good metaphor for this state of wholeness. The deeper the roots, the higher the branches can reach to the sky. If we will allow the periods of deepening and rooting, our experience will be more integrated and stable, and ultimately more expansive and liberated.
When you are in a descending period, I invite you to let your roots go deep by surrendering to the process. Know you are discovering more of your own depth and capacity to hold your experience and creating a solid foundation for the full embodiment of your light.
Here is a guided mini meditation to assist you in navigating the ascending and descending movements within your unlimited being.