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Spiritual Ascension Quotes To Elevate Your Life

“There’s Always Another Level Up. There’s Always Another Ascension. More Grace, More Light, More Generosity, More Compassion, More To Shed, More To Grow.” - Elizabeth Gilbert

Whether you belong to a particular church, consider yourself a religious person, or would classify yourself as for spiritual ascension quotes in this article to inspire and comfort.

Quotes in general can play a significant role in motivating us, reminding us of what is important in life, or just providing us with a different way of viewing things.

If we can hold onto a phrase that is meaningful to us, we can recall it whenever we need to and it can buoy us up, or help us make thoughtful decisions based on our values.

One of the wonderful things about quotes is that they are brief, so they are easily read and remembered. Even if the whole quote is on the lengthier side, there is likely a key word or phrase from that quote that you can commit to memory.

Some Ways To Remember Quotes

In addition to simply memorizing a quote that is special to you, there are ways that you can always have those meaningful words nearby to help you refocus when you need to, get inspired, and lift your spirits.

  • Jewelry

Lockets that hold an inscription or a symbol that represents a quote, a ring with the key words from your quote inscribed on the inside, or a bracelet with an inscription are all beautiful ways of having a special quote near you at all times.

  • Wall Hanging

A beautiful wall hanging with a phrase embroidered on it, can be an easy reminder of a special quote every time you enter a room.This can have the immediate effect of calming and cheering us.

  • Wall Stenciling

Wall stenciling is a super-easy way to beautifully display a phrase that resonates with you. Stenciling kits are readily available and are easy to use. Situating a quote in an entranceway means you’ll be reminded of the sentiment every time you walk in your home.

  • Mugs, T-Shirts

Have your meaningful quote put on a mug or one of your favorite Ts.

The quotes below are spiritual quotes that focus mainly on the topic of ascension. Let their message of rising to greater heights inspire you to take your life to the next level.

Spiritual Ascension Quotes

“The Ascension is actually the birth of the Inner You expressed as the spiritual individualism of the inner particle state.” - Stuart Wilde

Spiritual Ascension Quotes

“There's always another level up. There's always another ascension. More grace, more light, more generosity, more compassion, more to shed, more to grow.” - Elizabeth Gilbert

“Enlightenment means waking up to what you truly are and then being that.” - Adyashanti

“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you; none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.” - Swami Vivekananda

“Ascension to successive echelons in the pyramid of awareness is an act of inclusion requiring unconditional acceptance of all that lies below.” - Gerald R. Stanek

“When blame and self-judgment are transformed, healed, and cease to be, we have reawakened without the myth, the mythos, of separation. We are One.” - Wendy E. Slater


“Ascension is the triumph of mastered emotions; a process of gaining clarity in the darkness of blind spots and struggles, allowing you to perceive with the karmic intelligence of the Soul.” - Ka Chinery

“Some people awaken spiritually without ever coming into contact with any meditation technique or any spiritual teaching. They may awaken simply because they can’t stand the suffering anymore.” - Eckhart Tolle

“The real spiritual progress of the aspirant is measured by the extent to which he achieves inner tranquility.” - Gerald R. Stanek

Jesus Quotes About Ascension

“At His Ascension, our Lord entered Heaven, and He keeps the door open for humanity to enter.” - Oswald Chambers

“In his life, Christ is an example showing us how to live in his death. He is a sacrifice satisfying our sins in his resurrection, a conqueror in his ascension, a king in his intercession, a high priest.” - Martin Luther

“The ascension of Christ makes heaven seem homelike to us as we journey toward it; for Jesus wears our humanity at the right hand of the Father.” - Abbott Eliot Kittredge

“While descending into heaven, Jesus has opened a doorway for us to attain salvation. May we all keep his faith in us alive on Ascension day.” - Unknown

"Immanuel, God with us in our nature, in our sorrow, in our lifework, in our punishment, in our grave, and now with us, or rather we with Him, in resurrection, ascension, triumph, and Second Advent splendor." - Charles Spurgeon

“Jesus has shown that there is a world full of more compassion, generosity, and grace than the world we live in.” - Unknown

Spiritual Ascension Quotes

“It is better to go to heaven and enjoy the accommodations made for us by the Lord as the world is slowly succumbing to hate and violence.” - Unknown

“Jesus' epic work through his sinless life, atoning death, resurrection, ascension, and the sending of the Spirit, was so that God could have an ethnically diverse family of Jews and Gentiles.” - Derwin L. Gray


“The task of the Church after Jesus' resurrection and ascension was to proclaim the forgiveness of sins to all nations.” - Charles Stanley

“After all, this time, Jesus has always been with us, guiding humanity towards the greatest of achievements. Let's thank him on this Ascension Day.” - Unknown

“Presumably, what happened to Jesus was what happens to all of us when we die. We decompose. Accounts of Jesus's resurrection and ascension are about as well-documented as Jack and the Beanstalk.” - Richard Dawkins

Lord, Christian & Biblical Quotes

“There’s nothing to be sad about our loved ones going away from this life to another, as the Lord did the same on his Ascension Day.” - Unknown

“Ascension into heaven is like falling leaves sad and happy all at the same time. Going away isn't really sad, especially when your going enables a new kind of presence to be born.” - Ernest Hemingway

“May your heart be an altar, from which the bright flame of unending thanksgiving ascends to heaven.” - Mary Euphrasia Pelletier

Biblical Quotes

“Ascension Day is nothing but the lord’s way of showing his devotees the process of gaining clarity amidst the darkness of this world.” - Unknown

“The Lord has already prepared our citizenship in heaven; all we have to do is show the Lord why we deserve the privilege of heaven.” - Unknown

“Although the ascension of our Lord has separated him from us, his blessings will always shine upon those who are pure and faithful.” - Unknown

“May you keep all that’s good in you rather than following what’s bad in this world because that’s the only way we all can achieve ascension.” - Unknown


“On the eve of Ascension Day, I hope we all are thankful to our Lord for opening the gateway of heaven for humanity to enter and celebrate.” - Unknown

"In his life Christ is an example showing us how to live in his death he is a sacrifice satisfying our sins in his resurrection a conqueror in his ascension a king in his intercession a high priest." - Martin Luther

"The supernatural birth of Christ, his miracles, his resurrection and ascension, remain eternal truths, whatever doubts may be cast on their reality as historical facts." - Derwin L. Gray

Short Ascension Quotes

“Death is an ascension to a better library.” - John Donne

“In actual life, a downward movement may sometimes be made the beginning of an ascent.” - Aldous Huxley

“Only a person who has passed through the gate of humility can ascend to the heights of the spirit.” - Rudolf Steiner

“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.” - Buddha

“The unseen essential awaits your enlightened heart's ascension to love.” - Bryant McGill

“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.” - Joseph Campbell

“Our pleasures and our discontents are rounds by which we may ascend.” - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“The only way to ascend is to let go.” - Unknown

“Soul development should take precedence over all things.” - Edgar Cayce

“The unseen essential awaits your enlightened heart's ascension to love.” - Bryant McGill

Short Ascension Quotes

"The goal remains love All, heal All, and All will remedy All." - Brian baruch

“Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.” - Jesus Christ

“When one realises one is asleep, at that moment one is already half-awake.” - P.D. Ouspensky

"A soul cannot be broken. It is not a teacup. If you have suffered abuse of any kind, know that perfection exists untarnished within you." - Jewel

"Contemporary movies just drive me crazy. The violence and the sentimentality and the spiritual materialism and Theism and the incredible indulgence in ignorance is so claustrophobic." - Anne Waldman

”The evolution from human to divine consciousness involves healing duality and its legacy of karma and disease at the cellular and atomic levels.” - Sol Luckman

"The boy Prewitt loved the songs because they gave him something, a first hint that pain might not be pointless if you could only turn it into something." - James Jones

“In one moment, we are now forever, in one moment…” ” - Paul Goldman, Journey Into Oneness

"Music doesn't really require whether the person's a young person or old person for whatever kind of music it is." - Leon Redbone

“No one and nothing outside of you can give you salvation, or free you from the misery. You have to light your own lamp. You have to know the miniature universe that you yourself are. ” - Banani Ray, Awakening Inner Guru

"Each truth we find (in life) leads us a step closer to God." - Donald L. Hicks

“The degree to which your Consciousness expands, is the degree to which you understand yourself and the universe.” - Gina Charles

"The drapes kept out the dust and heat of the streets, but they could not keep out disappointment. Dany" - George R R Martin

"I never realized it was all a game, until I started winning." - Eric Micha'el Leventhal

“The gift of willingness is the only thing that stands between the quiet desperation of a disingenuous life and the actualization of unexpressed potential.” - Jim McDonald

"Perspective was my secret weapon, and books gave me plenty of ammunition." - Ian McNulty

“Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” - Jesus Christ

"Merkabah is translated as either meaning the throne of god or chariot. Both definitions imply a means of spiritual ascension, not a physical one. They only have it partly right." - L.Z.Marie

"Spiritual Choice towards Light will open your eyes, you will see things, which you haven't seen before." - Jacklyn A. Lo


"Multiple Spiritual Choices towards Light will accumulate your positive karma, upgrade your vision, develop your leadership skills." - Jacklyn A. Lo

"I play a lot of basketball." - Josh Peck

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God…. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. ” - Jesus Christ

“Only that day dawns to which we are awake.” - Henry David Thoreau

Spiritual Ascension Quotes

Ascension Day Quotes, Sayings, And Greetings

"A Spiritual Choice towards Light is a shortcut for upgrade of your Consciousness." - Jacklyn A. Lo

"At His Ascension our Lord entered Heaven, and He keeps the door open for humanity to enter."

“Spiritual awakening is the most essential thing in man’s life, and it is the sole purpose of being. Is not civilization, in all its tragic forms, a supreme motive for spiritual awakening?” - Khalil Gibran

“To become learned, each day add something. To become enlightened, each day drop something.” - Laozi

"Our life is what we make it. An insignificant game or a noble trial; a dream or a reality; a play of the senses worn out in selfish use, and flying "swifter than a weaver's shuttle," or an ascension of the soul, by daily duties and unfaltering faith, to more spiritual relations and to loftier toils." - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

“I’m not a prophet of doom, I’m a prophet of love. But love will bid a warning doom to the children who play on the freeway. We need to wake up.” - Keith Green

Ascension Day Quotes

“The more you know yourself, the more clarity there is.” - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Success…is no longer a simple ascension of steps. You need to climb sideways and sometimes down, and sometimes you need to swing from the jungle gym and establish your own turf somewhere else on the playground." - Reid Hoffman

“The heart is the hub of all sacred places. Go there and roam.” - Bhagawan Nityananda

“I looked in temples, churches and mosques. But I found the Divine within my heart.” - Rumi

"Death is an ascension to a better library." - John Donne

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” - Edith Wharton

"Angels and Airwaves shows are like an ascension to Heaven." - Tom DeLonge

“Self-restraint in speech, food, entertainment, and vanity are the most essential fundamental of spiritual growth.” - Nouman Ali Khan

"The eyes are not here
There are no eyes here
In this valley of dying stars
In this hollow valley
This broken jaw of our lost kingdoms" - T. S. Eliot


“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” - Dalai Lama

“Most people like to live in illusions.” - Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Grace woke you up this morning, grace started you on your way and grace enabled you to survive until this very moment.” - Charles E. Blake

"Knowledge that does not generate achievement is a pale and bloodless thing, unworthy of mankind." - Will Durant


spiritual Ascension Quotes

“Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.” - Albert Einstein

“True creativity flows only from stillness. When stillness becomes conscious, the spiritual dimension enters your life and you begin to be guided by an intelligence far greater than the human mind.” - Eckhart Tolle

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” - Laozi

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.” - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

"Ain't no glory made from being dependable." - Esi Edugyan

“The real work is in the Heart:Wake up your Heart! Because when the heart is completely awake,Then it needs no Friend.” - Rabia Basri

“Overcoming negative tendencies and enhancing positive potential is the very essence of the spiritual path.” - Dalai Lama

“If you keep in mind that love and love alone is the reason for living, it will calm your heart and free you from your worries.” - Harold Klemp


“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” - Rabindranath Tagore

“There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don’t you?” - Rumi

“Whether you’re checked-in or checked out, you’re always on a spiritual journey.”

"I don't know, I feel like as time has gone on, hip-hop has become really redundant and repetitive." - Jesus Christ

Long Ascension Quotes

"COMMEMORATION Blessed art Thou, O Lord who didst bring forth of water moving creatures that have life, and whales, and winged fowls: and didst bless them, so as to increase and multiply. The things concerning the Ascension: Set up Thyself, O God, above the heavens and Thy glory above all the earth. By thine Ascension draw us withal unto Thee, O Lord, so as to set our affections on things above, and not on things on the earth. By the awful mystery of Thy Holy Body and Precious Blood in the evening of this day: Lord, have mercy." - Lancelot Andrewes

"Our life is what we make it. An insignificant game or a noble trial; a dream or a reality; a play of the senses worn out in selfish use, and flying "swifter than a weaver's shuttle," or an ascension of the soul, by daily duties and unfaltering faith, to more spiritual relations and to loftier toils." - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"To many Americans, everything from the Easter morning to the Ascension had to be made up by the groveling enthusiasts as part of their plan to get themselves martyred." - Antonin Scalia

Long Ascension Quotes

"I hold that in the flight of the soaring birds (the vultures, the eagles, and other birds which fly without flapping) ascension is produced by the skillful use of the force of the wind, and the steering, in any direction, is the result of skillful manoeuvres; so that by a moderate wind a man can, with an aeroplane, un- provided with any motor whatever, rise up into the air and direct himself at will, even against the wind itself." - Louis Pierre Mouillard

"Is it not grotesque when the representatives of an antiquated myth-sorcery, who believes in trinity, angels, devils, hell, virgin-birth, bodily Ascension, making of water into wine, wine to blood, - when they want to impress us with their "science"?" - Karlheinz Deschner

"If you believe in the existence of fairies at the bottom of the garden you are deemed fit for the bin. If you believe in parthenogenesis, ascension, transubstantiation and all the rest of it you are deemed fit to govern the country." - Jonathan Meades

"”Only he who masters himself can advance spiritually. The fool who uses extraneous aids for this, in the form of the ready-made opinions of others, only walks his path as if on crutches, while ignoring his own healthy limbs.” - Abd-Ru-Shin


"Love your country. Your country is the land where your parents sleep, where is spoken that language in which the chosen of your heart, blushing, whispered the first word of love; it is the home that God has given you that by striving to perfect yourselves therein you may prepare to ascend to him." - Giuseppe Mazzini

”Acknowledging our inner divinity as a step on the path to embodying it is not to be confused with narcissism or individualism, since we must further admit that everyone’s divine birthright is the same limitless creational potential of unconditional love.” - Sol Luckman

"There are airmen and there are pilots: the first being part bird whose view from aloft is normal and comfortable, a creature whose brain and muscles frequently originate movements which suggest flight; and then there are pilots who regardless of their airborne time remain earth-loving bipeds forever. When these latter unfortunates, because of one urge or another, actually make an ascension, they neither anticipate nor relish the event and they drive their machines with the same graceless labor they inflict upon the family vehicle." - Ernest K. Gann

"At its very core the story of Easter has nothing to do with angelic announcements or empty tombs. It has nothing to do with time periods, whether three days, forty days, or fifty days. It has nothing to do with resuscitated bodies that appear and disappear or that finally exit this world in a heavenly ascension." - John Shelby Spong

"I was taken in the Spirit to the burning bush on Mount Horeb, Moses' "first ascension," and allowed to witness the encounter he had with the Lord there. Throughout the visitation, I was enabled to know and feel the thoughts and emotions of Moses' inner being. … There was a Holy Narrator beside me who helped me understand what I saw and heard, and he made references to relevant passages of Scripture. There were other Biblical figures also present - Joshua, Samuel, David, and even the Lord Jesus were there." - Bob Hartley

"That world beyond is a world of sanctity and radiance; therefore, it is necessary that in this world he should acquire these divine attributes. In that world there is need of spirituality, faith, assurance, the knowledge and love of God. These he must attain in this world so that after his ascension from the earthly to the heavenly Kingdom he shall find all that is needful in that eternal life ready for him." - Abdu'l-Bahá

"When we return, I will put you forward for Ascension,” Charlotte finished. “I will speak out for her case as well,” Gideon said. “After all, I have my father’s place on the Council—his friends will listen to me; they still owe loyalty to our family—and besides, how else can we be married?” “What?” said Gabriel with a wild hand gesture that accidentally flipped the nearest plate onto the floor, where it shattered. “Married?” said Henry. “You’re marrying your father’s friends on the Council? Which of them?" - Cassandra Clare

“A kind of light spread out from her. And everything changed color. And the world opened out. And a day was good to awaken to. And there were no limits to anything. And the people of the world were good and handsome. And I was not afraid any more. ” - John Steinbeck, East of Eden

“As soon as you look at the world through an ideology you are finished. No reality fits an ideology. Life is beyond that. … That is why people are always searching for a meaning to life… Meaning is only found when you go beyond meaning. Life only makes sense when you perceive it as mystery and it makes no sense to the conceptualizing mind.” - Anthony de Mello

"And what avails it that science has come to treat space and time as simply forms of thought, and the material world as hypothetical, and withal our pretension of property and even of self-hood are fading with the rest, if, at last, even our thoughts are not finalities, but the incessant flowing and ascension reach these also, and each thought which yesterday was a finality, to-day is yielding to a larger generalization?" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If we are serious about dreaming our awakening into being and creating a peaceful, loving earth in which the heart, spirit and soul are the only true leaders, we must continue to keep our focus on thoughts of unity and all that truly brings us together.” - Diane Hall

"Every way that we try to make our kids good that isn’t rooted in the good news of the life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ is a damnable, crushing, despair-breedin g, Pharisee-produc ing law." - Elyse Fitzpatrick

spiritual Ascension Quotes

"We're using gradients of light as an auric measurement, a quantified auric measurement of the ascension of consciousness from the relatively sensorial, material perceptions of existence to the more refined spiritual perceptions of existence." - Frederick Lenz

“The ascension of Jesus to God’s right hand not only certifies that a satisfactory atonement has been made, but it also inaugurates the eternal intercessory work of Christ and thus guarantees that we will always have saving and sympathetic (Hebrews 4:15) access to the Father forever.” - John Piper

“Christ is already in that place of peace, which is all in all. He is on the right hand of God. He is hidden in the brightness of the radiance which issues from the everlasting throne. He is in the very abyss of peace, where there is no voice of tumult or distress, but a deep stillness–stillness, that greatest and most awful of all goods which we can fancy; that most perfect of joys, the utter profound, ineffable tranquillity of the Divine Essence. He has entered into His rest. That is our home; here we are on a pilgrimage, and Christ calls us to His many mansions which He has prepared.” - John Henry Newman

“Low states are like a poison to the psyche. Millions of people throughout the world take tranquillizers each day to combat depression, but this does not tackle its root cause, which is found in the basic state of the internal energies of the psyche. Basically the energy of the psyche needs to change, from low states to spiritual ones. It requires inner observation, the destruction of the egos, and alchemical transformation.” - Belsebuub, Self-Knowledge for Spiritual Awakening

“Each one of us has our own evolution of life, and each one of us goes through different tests which are unique and challenging. But certain things are common. And we do learn things from each other’s experiences. On a spiritual journey, we all have the same destination.” - A. R. Rahman

“Study yourself. Become your own mentor and best friend. When you are suffering, stay at the bottom until you discover who you are. Let the storms come and pass. How you walk through the fire says a lot about you. Nobody likes a victimhood mentality and what happened to you is not important. It is how you use your chaos that matters. The dawn will come.” - Mohadesa Najumi

“Can you imagine if everyone on the planet turned off their TV to stop the intake of fear from the news channels and just concentrated on love? The whole planet would instantly propel itself into the ascension process and turn into a heavenly state in a higher vibratory dimension!” - DJ QBert

“You cannot be frightened of the unknown because you do not know what the unknown is and so there is nothing to be afraid of….We think that living is always in the present and that dying is something that awaits us at a distant time…To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is…Most of us are frightened of dying because we don't know what it means to live.” - J. Krishnamurti

“The ascension reminds us that Christianity is not only a historical faith but a faith of the present and future. Jesus is, right now, in glorified humanity on the throne of the universe, wielding as the God-man “all authority in heaven and on earth” (Matthew 28:18). He is not just our suffering servant who came and died and rose triumphant, but our actively ruling, actively conquering king.” - David Mathis

“The spiritual quest is not some added benefit to our life, something you embark on if you have the time and inclination. We are spiritual beings on an earthly journey. Our spirituality makes up our beingness.” - John Bradshaw

“The ascension of Jesus produced joy because the disciples realized what amazing benefits would come to them when Jesus returned to the Father. When Jesus ascended, all the promises regarding the Spirit’s ministry to the disciples were about to be fulfilled.” - Keith Whitfield

“If a man does not exercise his arm, he develops no biceps muscle; and if he does not exercise his soul, he acquires no muscle in his soul, no strength of character, no vigor of moral fiber, nor the beauty of Spiritual growth.” - Henry Drummond

“When you are spiritually connected, you are not looking for occasions to be offended, and you are not judging and labeling others. You are in a state of grace in which you know you are connected to God and thus free from the effects of anyone or anything external to yourself.” - Wayne Dyer

“Even if you have not awakened, if you realize that your perceptions and activities are all like dreams and you view them with detachment, not giving rise to grasping and rejecting discrimination, then this is virtually tantamount to awakening from the dream.” - Muso Kokushi

“Spiritual development is not an accomplishment but a way of life. It is an orientation that brings its own rewards, and what is important is the direction of one’s motives.” - David R. Hawkins

Long Ascension Quotes

“If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself; if you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.” - Lao Tzu

“Faith is a fruit, work, or gift of the Spirit of God, whereby a poor soul is enabled through the mighty operation of God, in the sense of its sins and wretched estate, to lay hold on the righteousness, blood, death, resurrection, ascension, intercession, and coming again of the Son of God who was crucified without the gates of Jerusalem, for eternal life.” - John Bunyan

“If your leaders say to you, 'Look, the (Father's) kingdom is in the sky,' then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, 'It is in the sea,' then the fish will precede you. Rather, the kingdom is within you and it is outside you. When you know yourselves, then you will be known, and you will understand that you are children of the living Father. But if you do not know yourselves, then you live in poverty, and you are the poverty” - Jesus Christ

“Ascension seemed, at such times, a natural law. If one added to it a law of completion – that everything must finally be made comprehensible – then some general rescue of the sort I imagined my aunt to have undertaken would be inevitable. For why do our thoughts turn to some gesture of a hand, the fall of a sleeve, some corner of a room on a particular anonymous afternoon, even when we are asleep, and even when we are so old that our thoughts have abandoned other business? What are all these fragments for, if not to be knit up finally?” - Marilynne Robinson


“We must try to remember everything, every movement, every stretch, every convulsion that made us how we move as we readily grow in our outer body that encompasses the planets, the suns and the moons in every other body that we touch, in every other mouth that we kissed, in every other language that we try to comprehend; for they are not the outside of a stranger, nor are they just images of our psyche, but the very being of ourselves, the dimensional levels of our very existence weaving colours in the tapestry of creation, yet the very non-existence of the template is proof of consciousness, of ascension, of Life.” - AainaA-Ridtz A R, The Sacred Key — Transcending Humanity

“Awakening is not a thing. It is not a goal, not a concept. It is not something to be attained. It is a metamorphosis. If the caterpillar thinks about the butterfly it is to become, saying ‘And then I shall have wings and antennae,’ there will never be a butterfly. The caterpillar must accept its own disappearance in its transformation. When the marvelous butterfly takes wing, nothing of the caterpillar remains.” - Alejandro Jodorowsky

“Aging is a staircase – the upward ascension of the human spirit, bringing us into wisdom, wholeness, and authenticity. As you may know, the entire world operates on universal law: entropy, the second law of thermodynamics. Entropy means that everything in the world, everything, is in a state of decline and decay, the arch. There's only one exception to this universal law: the human spirit, which can continue to evolve upwards.” - Jane Fonda

“Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back. From then on, you are inflamed with a special longing that will never again let you linger in the lowlands of complacency and partial fulfillment. The eternal makes you urgent. You are loath to let compromise or the threat of danger hold you back from striving toward the summit of fulfillment ” - John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

“Ah, paths of the soul, mysterious ways of the heart! One must walk their full length before facing the supreme equation of Eternal Life. It is essential for you to live all their conflicts and to know them fully in the long process of spiritual ascension.” - Andre Luiz Moreira

“Once again, we are reminded that awakening, or enlightenment is not the property of Buddhism, any more than Truth is the property of Christianity. Neither the Buddha nor the Christ belongs exclusively to the communities that were founded in their names. They belong to all people of goodwill, all who are attentive to the secret which lives in the depths of their breath and their consciousness” - Jean-Yves Leloup, Compassion and Meditation: The Spiritual Dynamic Between Buddhism and Christianity

“Every day, you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.” - Winston Churchill

“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” - Jesus Christ

“Ascension through all levels of consciousness and awareness can only happen when you live life as you and not how others think you should live. How could self-realization possibly be anything other than being yourself?” - Bryant McGill

spiritual Ascension Quotes

“Within you lies the opportunity to grow in spirit. Keep your feet on the earth, but lift your face towards the heavens. Surrender to the light with a tranquil mind and a heart full of the love of God.” - White Eagle

“The man who is not frightened of life is not frightened of being completely insecure for he understands that inwardly, psychologically, there is no security…..When there is no security there is an endless movement and then life and death are the same….The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.” - J. Krishnamurti

“WE ALREADY HAVE everything we need. There is no need for self-improvement. All these trips that we lay on ourselves—the heavy-duty fearing that we’re bad and hoping that we’re good, the identities that we so dearly cling to, the rage, the jealousy and the addictions of all kinds—never touch our basic wealth. They are like clouds that temporarily block the sun. But all the time our warmth and brilliance are right here. This is who we really are. We are one blink of an eye away from being fully awake.” - Pema Chödrön

Physical And Spiritual And Transformation

”Many ancient traditions worldwide maintain that humans not only inherently possess the potential for fully incarnating light at the physiological level, but that some have already achieved it, and millions more will do so in the very era in which we live. The historical literature “suggests that there are unusual physical, as well as psychological, consequences in humans to the attainment of the exalted state of mind known as enlightenment.” - writes biochemist Colm Kelleher

“These reported changes include, but are not limited to, sudden reversal of aging, emergence of a light body and observed bodily ascension.” While many of these descriptions associate the lightbody with death, Kelleher makes it clear that a number of reports indicate that “transformation of the body can happen independently of death.” - Sol Luckman

Next Steps

If you read the quotes and there were some that really clicked for you, you might be wondering what to do next. There are things you can do in order for those quotes to make a true difference in your life and continue to be a source of positive change.

Write the quotes down and display them in a prominent place where you can see them regularly.

Do some thinking about why a particular quote struck a chord with you. Ask yourself how it relates to your value system, or its relevance to your life.

Make the meaning of those quotes part of your daily life. Maybe you start each day by spending some time meditating on a particular quote, and envisioning how you can make it a part of your day.

If you’re having a challenging day, or even a few challenging moments, get into the habit of referring to your special quote. Make it your go-to when you need to reset.

Keep the quote near you throughout your day as a helpful reminder of what you value and believe in. This can easily be done by putting your message on a work coffee mug, and on the water bottle you carry with you to work each day. It might be as simple as putting the quote on a sticky you place on your desk.

Attach your quote to the end of your emails. This not only tells people what you believe, but it might just turn someone else’s day around.

Journaling is a great way to slow down the pace of your day, and think about how you have used a quote throughout the day. This can help you to assess the usefulness of a particular quote as sometimes a quote will no longer be relevant to your life, and it will be time to select a new quote.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The Meaning Of Ascension?

The word ascension has a general meaning, that is to rise up. A person could get a promotion and could rise up to a higher standing in the company they work for.

Someone might rise to fame through getting a big role in a movie.

Ascension also has a specific religious meaning. In the Christian faith, Easter is celebrated as the time Jesus Christ rose to Heaven after having been crucified on Good Friday.

The Ascension of Christ is considered the most important occurrence in the Christian calendar as this is what gives humankind the possibility of mercy, forgiveness, and eternal life.

The idea of ascension is very relevant to inspiring quotes as it reflects the idea of rising above one’s problems, of finding a higher meaning in life, of aspiring to be a better version of yourself.

How Can I Make Ascension Quotes Relevant To My Life?

Think of how you wish to elevate your life, and in what ways you would like to do this. When you are reading through the quotes, perhaps one or more get you thinking about an area of your life you want to improve upon.

You might find writing down areas of your life can help you to identify a certain part of your life you wish to improve in some way. Match this with a quote.

Sometimes people can be halted in this process by thinking they must focus on something really major like a total makeover of their character.

Focusing on small changes can be just as impactful, in fact, by the very fact that the subject is smaller, there is often a greater chance you will be able to effect change more successfully. Then one success often leads to another.

So instead of choosing a total redo of your character, pick one aspect and focus on that. Maybe you feel you are overly critical of others at work, and you wish to be more positive, or perhaps you want to become more involved in charitable work in your neighborhood with the goal to thinking more of others.

Try some of the ways to adopt a quote into your daily life that are listed above in this article.

Spiritual Ascension Quotes To Elevate Your Life