According to Hindu tradition, the last thought on our mind before we die determines our next birth.

Now, the Integrated Ascended Master realizes that the whole purpose of life is to break free from the wheel of rebirth altogether by taking our ascension. Ascension is the process of restoring oneness with our God Self, also called Monad or Eternal Self. To take our ascension means that our “next birth” will be in a higher dimension rather than in the physical world.

By living a disciplined life immersed in Spirit and dedicated to planetary world service, our last thought at death will naturally be attuned to Spirit, and so this is where we will go.

However, the truth is, we “die” every night when we go to sleep. Sleep has occultly been called the twin brother of death, and rightly so. The only difference between sleep and death is that when we go to sleep at night we return again in the morning from our sojourns into the Spiritual world, whereas when we die, we don’t return. We stay on the inner plane. So sleep is a miniature death. And ideally the last thought on our mind both before the “big death” and the nightly “miniature death” is dedicated to God. Such is the commitment of the Integrated Ascended Master! He prepares for the “big death” by falling asleep each night with his mind fully immersed in God.

Author's Bio: 

Dr Joshua David Stone was one of the most influential Spiritual teachers, leaders and forerunners of our time. He had a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology and was a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor in California, USA.
He served as Official Spokesperson for the Planetary Ascension Movement and made his mark in the Consciousness Community as a prolific writer, authoring the 15-volume Easy to Read Encyclopedia of the Spiritual Path, published in several languages, as well as eight major Ascended Master Training Courses and several comprehensive Training Programs ranging from channeling, the psychology of astrology, the Book of Life of God, to his legendary 2,000 page Counseling Manual, and much, much more.
Today, the I AM University is the one and only Integrated Ascended Master Training Facility in this world. It stands firmly on the foundation of a comprehensive and ever-expanding curriculum which Dr Stone dedicated his life creating.
In 2005, Dr Joshua David Stone passed over to the Spirit world where he continues to Spiritually support the expansion of the I AM University the continuation of which he entrusted into the hands of Gloria Excelsias, his long-term personal assistant and protégé.
Dr Stone is one of the most widely read authors in the New Age Movement and known as the world’s most trusted source for integrated Spiritual development.

Gloria Excelsias is the President of the I AM University, an educational institution with focus on Spiritual and psychological development that was founded by the late Dr Joshua David Stone in 2004 and handed over to her care and leadership in 2005, at Dr Stone’s passing. As Dr Stone’s personal assistant, close friend and protégé, she received ongoing personal training in applied transpersonal psychology and integrated ascension which would prepare her consciousness for her later service work as the University’s President. Having moved the I AM University from California to Salzburg, Austria, her native country, she is now passionately dedicated to running and evolving the I AM University as an inspired writer and speaker, placing thematic priority on Spiritual psychology, the re-integration and updating of ancient occult teachings and the overall unfoldment of human consciousness.

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Ascension for Beginners – 365 free articles, 25 mini-courses and 25 meditations for newcomers on the Spiritual path: