Joshua David Stone, author of The Complete Ascension Manual, states the following:
“When a person ascends he fully inhabits his Lightbody. The Lightbody is a body created from the Light a person has manifested throughout all his incarnations. It is the body the Ascended Master travels in from that time forward. To ascend, an adept needs to balance fifty-one percent of his karma from all his previous incarnations. Most people have an average of two hundred to two hundred and fifty past lives.
Another requirement for ascension is that a person complete his dharma or mission on the Earth plane. The consciousness of ascension is that of total joy, total unconditional love, and the complete, full recognition and realisation that you are God and everyone else you meet is God walking on Earth…
Every thought we think, every word we speak, every action we take, the food we eat, how we spend our time, everything is raising or lowering our vibrations….
One more very important point to understand in the process of ascension is that since, in truth, there is no such thing as time or space, there is an aspect of each of us that has already ascended. One of the keys to accelerating our own ascension process is to call this fifth-dimensional ascended self back into the present, and have him or her blend with our auras. This will help to raise our vibrations up to their already ascended self”.