The density upon which one resides is dependent on one's development of consciousness.
The human race on Planet Earth presently resides on the Third Density.
To have a Third Density consciousness implies a sense of self-awareness, a sense of individuality and the capacity to discern one's soul evolution.
"It is only to the individual that a soul is given." Albert Einstein
Individual souls can recycle within Third Density, through reincarnation, or they can move to a higher plane of existence by adapting a unity consciousness, the capacity to serve the All rather than serve the Self.
Ascension is a graduation of the soul into the Fourth Density, a higher level of reality between the physical Third Density and the ethereal Fifth Density.
The Third Density is a dimension of matter, more precisely an illusion of matter, where suffering compels individual souls to obtain compassion and grace in order to ascend to a higher level of consciousness, or to continue to suffer over and over again through reincarnation.
The Fourth Density is a dimension between matter and spirit, where communication is telepathic, solid objects are no longer solid, time is irrelevant and harmony prevails.
The Fifth Density is a dimension of non-physical spirit, an astral plane of timeless existence where individual souls are pockets of energy.
There are only 3 things.
1) The individual Self
2) Everything that isn't the Self
3) The combination of Self and everything else
Nothing else -- period.
The Self is your personal being, your consciousness, your essence, your soul -- you only have control of you.
Anything that isn't the individual Self is everything else, visible or otherwise. It's the Supreme Oneness, where the Self was created, and it's beyond individual control.
The combination of the individual Self and everything else is the third entity of all things. It completes the Divine Trinity (son, father, ghost) -- the totality of All.
As a restless, rebellious Soul seeking adventure and wisdom, the individual Soul projects itself, through a manifestation of conscious thought, into a lower plane of existence in order to experience pleasure and pain, to obtain grace, to perfect righteousness.
The true individual Soul remains within the Supreme Oneness on a higher astral plane as it manifests its essence into a 3-dimensional being on a Third Density existence, such as Planet Earth.
The Quest of the Soul is to find the way back to the Supreme Oneness -- to become one with the Oneness once again.
When the Soul escapes the Supreme Oneness, to experience a carnal existence, it becomes a Declaration of Independence, seeking freedom and pleasure.
When the Soul seeks to reunite with the Supreme Oneness, it becomes a Declaration of Cooperation, a commitment of compassion and harmony.
The Quest of the Soul is a perilous journey. It's a leap of faith into the Abyss, reserved only for the most adventurous and courageous of Souls.
The journey requires patience. In order to complete all aspects of the carnal experience, the Soul must cycle through the carnal existence many times, called reincarnation, under a variety of conditions -- master, servant, rich, poor, strong, weak, male, female, family, solo, attractive, unattractive, lucky, unlucky, war, peace, etc.
The Quest of the Soul culminates when the Soul obtains unity consciousness -- when the Soul comprehends its place within the Supreme Oneness and embodies the intention to return within to the Supreme Oneness.
Until then, ascension into the Fourth Density is a struggle to discover the perfection of imperfection.
Once wisdom is obtained, only one question remains -- Why?
Perhaps to be followed by the ultimate answer -- Why not?
Quote for the Day -- "The only thing that is real is the being in you that is going to die." Carlos Castaneda
Bret Burquest is the author of 7 books, including THE REALITY OF THE ILLUSION OF REALITY and ORB OF WOUNDED SOULS (available on Amazon). He lives in the Ozark Mountains with a dog named Buddy Lee and where the only reality is the illusion of reality.