Spiritual Growth

My Ascension Workshop Experience

On the August New Moon 2018, I attended an amazing Ascension Workshop hosted by the wonderfully witchy Andrea Lancaster.

I am reposting this blog with a little update as I am attending part 2 of this workshop on 16th March and I will be writing a second blog after the event.

For this article, let’s start with a bit of background information.


What is Ascension? 

Ascension is the term I am most comfortable with as it tends to be the most used in the literature and teachings I am surrounded by right now. However you might refer to it as enlightenment, awakening or transcendence, it all basically means the same thing.  

You may have noticed that there is a global increase in the search for knowledge. Spirituality in all forms is becoming more and more popular and some of the more ancient, esoteric and almost forgotten beliefs systems are resurfacing. These ancient civilisations were once preparing for the ascension of the planet…….but then we appear to have modernised ourselves into non-believers…..but that is all changing.  

The ascension is our journey from 3D to 4D and eventually 5D. Now, stay with me here and I will go into it in a bit more detail. First I want to mention that Physicists have theoretically understood that there are higher dimensions and this all goes back to Einstein’s theory of relativity, so this isn’t just a load of made up rubbish, although don’t worry if it takes a few attempts to get your head around it.


The Third Dimension 

Right now we live in a 3D world represented by the physical structures all around us and the physical bodies we inhabit. Our awareness of the 3D world makes this concept easy and acceptable. 

Living in the world from a 3D perspective can cause fear, stress, worry, anxiety and other negative emotions which keep us trapped from raising our consciousness to the next level. As you begin your spiritual journey you will notice how these negative emotions can be dealt with in less reactive ways. This doesn’t mean bad stuff doesn’t happen, but it does mean that we’re learning from the experience and raising our vibration with each lesson.


The Fourth Dimension 

With work, we then move to the fourth dimension. 

“A comprehension of the fourth dimension or 4D, usually breaks through when we have a life challenge or crisis and receive our wake-up call”

Elizabeth Peru

I remember when mine happened! 

“Living from a 4D perspective, means that you still physically live in 3D and are aware of and working with all that it entails, but you are also focused on love, sharing, service, compassion, the power of the soul and mind and the ability to attract and create what it is you desire. Your psychic skills are vastly stronger with a 4D level of consciousness. You can sense what will happen before it does and intuition also amps up. Living in a 3D world, with 4D consciousness is the norm for most people who are now on a conscious spiritual – holistic path”

Elizabeth Peru

For me, this has been such a beautiful journey. Sometimes it’s been a little confusing and even frustrating but every now and again something else clicks into place. I notice more of the signs and messages around me and the realisation that I am supported gives me faith and hope.


The Fifth Dimension

So what about 5D, where does that take us? This is the one that could be hard to get your head around, so don’t give up on me here. The fifth dimension is an elevated level of awareness and much has been channelled and written about humanities ascension into this new existence.

We are currently in the process of shifting to a whole new level of reality and there are a lot of varying dates on when this will take place although the near future seems to be a certainty.

Entering the fifth dimension is all about your own personal frequency. So when we talk about raising your vibration, this is exactly what it means. To be ready for the ascension we must be in a higher vibrational state to match the frequency of the fifth dimension. Are you still with me?

“When we’ve lifted our consciousness to the 5D level, we truly have a deep compassion for all living beings. At this level most people are vegetarian, if not vegan. When your awareness is operating in 5D, a lot of the 3D world becomes almost ‘invisible’ to you. You may literally not see other people, who are operating on a purely 3D level. You’ll also find that what used to bother you about the 3D world becomes less of your focus, as instead, you are firmly focused on leading your best life so that you can uplift the planet and all those you come into contact with. It’s like you’re on a ‘mission’ when you operate from 5D. You’re dedicated, self-responsible and ready to serve the whole”

Elizabeth Peru

The Fifth Dimension and Me

I’ve felt this transition coming on for a while now. I’ve been focusing on understanding more about what I eat with the goal of becoming a vegetarian while still maintain a healthy balanced diet (I have a lot to learn!).

I seem to have declared a bit of a war on supermarkets and the chemicals and additives in foods lately too! And I’m taking steps to go plastic free in the home beginning with my toiletries and cosmetics. However these things are just the tip of the iceberg…….and talking about iceberg’s….actually I will leave the global warming rant for another time. 

I also feel like I’ve been here before but got lost along the way. Back in the day, I went to University and studied Zoology as all I wanted to do was protect animals, learn about diversity and find ways to prevent future extinctions of any species. Unfortunately, life did get in the way for me, and as I learned (or repeatedly didn’t learn) some harsh lessons, I  became firmly planted in the 3D world for almost two decades!  

Now my original passion to protect life in any form have resurfaced and I feel I have a lot of work to do to make up for lost time. But it’s never too late, just remember that! 

I also feel because I was on this path before I am now being skyrocketed forward. The transitions can be exhausting and I do have to stop to take a breath from time to time. My increased creativity has been a massive part of this for me as you will see with the art I share on social media. I find creating meditative and it also unlocks my imagination which had been closed for way too long. I also understand the creativity and art is essential for my spiritual journey and as such I embrace it.


What happened at the Workshop?

The workshop I attended was amazing. And I was privileged to spend time with some amazing women as we went through something quite magical together. 

Andrea was kitted out with a giant copper pyramid, tuning forks and crystal singing bowls. The goal of the day was to receive some healing, raise our vibrations to a more permanent higher level, to be attuned for the higher dimensional energies and experience deep meditations to connect with our guides as well as meet our personal ascension guide who will be with us for the remainder of our ascension journey.

The Giant Copper Pyramid 

Pyramids are amazing things, you just need to Google the Pyramids of Egypt to realise. There has been a lot of research done to look into the power of the pyramid and the healing and metaphysical properties this structure holds. 

The main measurable physical benefit is found in the strong ionisation effect in the body as the increase in negative ions enhances natural oxygen intake and boosts the repair damaged cells of the body. It has also been shown by a Canadian hospital that placing burn victims under a pyramid reduced pain and promoted faster healing!

Then there’s the increased focus and relaxation when meditating, as well as cleansing, chakra balancing and increased positive vibrational energy too!.

The Giant Copper Pyramid and Me 

My experience inside the pyramid was amazing. I could feel a tingling sensation over my skin and there was a wonderful sense of hope and comfort for me too. 

While I was in there, holding onto a piece of Selenite, Andrea worked her magic. Using tuning forks to ground my energy and channelled energy symbols to raise my vibration. Once the attunement was complete I left the pyramid feeling tired but like everything was going to be a bit different from now on.

As I watched the other members of the group go through the same process there were some really clear changes in people as they emerged. Everyone looked lighter, younger, brighter. In some cases, I could see energy coming out of the crown chakra or vibrating around the tuning fork. It was quite incredible.

Copper Pyramid Ascension workshop
Under the copper pyramid while Andrea helps to attune me for a higher vibrational energy

How I feel now 

It’s taken a few days to come back, but not in a bad way. I’ve avoided the TV and people who make me feel negative. I have a real desire to maintain my new vibrational level and I will guard that by grounding and protecting myself daily. 

I also have some work to do. Andrea describes me as Tigger from Winnie the Pooh as energy wise I’m whizzy which I am well aware of as it’s exhausting. During our deep meditations, my blocks all came back to energy management. And by that, I don’t mean getting to bed early (although I do that anyway), I mean the vibrational frequency at which I tend to operate which seems to have the button stuck at hyper-excitement. This is the result of not knowing who I was for such a long time and as I reduce the chemicals and stimulants in my body I am more aware than ever of how happy just being alive can make me feel. This turns me into a slightly giddy introvert with some insanely extrovert behaviours if there’s too much going on. Basically, it’s best I don’t eat the blue smarties!

I’ve felt naturally calmer since the workshop. So much so that I was even asked by a couple of people if I was alright. Which I am. More so than ever. 
I’m allowing myself to adjust. I am being mindful of what goes into my mind and body and I am filtering where possible. And I am finding that I’m asking “is this still relevant to me” about various things too. 

So the journey continues and I will keep you posted with regular updates. 

Sarah xx


Find out More about Andrea Lancaster

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I am very privileged to know Andrea personally as well as professionally and she is an amazing teacher. Andrea has been instrumental in my very fast-tracked path of spiritual development and for that I am deeply grateful. 

I would highly recommend connecting with Andrea on her Facebook page and also checking out her website too. 

A couple of personal recommendations from me are for her School of Witchery which is amazing and her Akashic Records readings


Hi, I’m Sarah Cornforth and I'm a Creatrix of Magick.  I have never really considered myself creative or artistic as I'm too much of a perfectionist for that and I still find it hard to accept the word ‘artist’ as a title for myself. Initially creating art was a way of coping with the curveballs of life. When I draw, or paint or craft I feel calmer, my mind slows down to a pace I can cope with and life becomes easier. I also love working closely with the phases of the moon and the cycles of nature in everything I do as the benefits are huge. At the end of 2017 a dear friend nudged me in the direction of creating art to sell, and if it had been anyone else who encouraged me I would have thought they were mad. But this particular friend has a special gift. She can see the life purpose of others. So I listened and I took every piece of advice she had to give me.....and here I am, creating art, working with the Moon, teaching people how to heal through Mandala art, feeling happy and sharing what I love with the world. Thank you for joining me on this journey.

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