Planetary ascension is not the Ashtar Command Center zapping the entire human race into their spaceships to save us from disaster
Ariana, Pleiadian Walk In and Channel and Communicator, Healer and Artist, 2011 (Anakya, 5/2/2011, “Channelling, Human Ascension: Earth Changes and Evacuation of Earth” Ashtar Spiritual Forum, http://www.ashtarcommandcrew.net/forum/topics/channelling-ascension-and#ixzz1QWWocZp2, accessed: 6/27/11, SL)
Planetary ascension is a whole different ball game. That is about the whole reality that we are living in moving from 3-D and 4-D into a higher density. A lot of people don't realize we have already begun to move into 4-D (although it is intermittent at present). They seem to imagine it means all kind of fantastical things will be seen and felt. However, 4-D is only a slightly higher vibration than 3-D, so things still appear the same - on the outside at least. But what it does mean is that the energy of the new vibration causes more massive change. It causes people to examine then throw off old, out-moded belief systems and societies to experience collapse of systems and structures that will no longer work in the new energy field. If it could be said that there is a planetary lesson attached to experiencing 4-D, I would say it would be Responsibility. This experience is definitely about realizing and claiming responsibility - for creating our own reality and living with the consequences - for one thing. So many people spend so much time with their heads in the stars and looking to the future, that they forget to really look into, and appreciate where they are right now. With regard to spiritual development, many imagined 4-D to mean that people would suddenly become instantly spiritually awakened and aware - yet we are still seeing gradual awakening, and only at the pace that each individual is ready for. There are still many who probably won't awaken at all. That's because it is the way the process happens naturally and also because Free Will comes into play. Although, for those on Earth it is accelerated because we have the benefit of all this transforming energy and paradigms (powerful creative energy which is generating change). It is, however, up to each of us how we use this energy to our advantage.