By definition Ascension means "stepping into a higher vibration".
It is generally believed that after the physical death a soul is expected to leave all its attachments behind and ascend from the physical human plane into a different dimensional plane called the 'spirit world'.
BUT sometimes the spirit of our loved ones get STUCK in this dimension due to emotional attachments to their family or belongings that they had in their physical life. In cases like murders, accidents, sudden death the soul often finds itself in a state of shock to what just happened to them and wanders around the physical plane in a state of confusion.
Usually a time of 72 hours is given to each soul to move from this world to the spirit world, post which they become 'Earth bound spirits'. These spirits are mostly helpless and confused souls stuck between the two worlds and yearn for years for their Ascension.
In the physical body we need food & water to survive but in the spirit form we need 'Life force' energy to survive hence most of these confused & stuck souls latch themselves onto sources like depressed individuals, old properties, trees & plants or anything ALIVE to feed onto them for their survival. This is called 'Energetic Attachment or Foreign entity'.
Sometimes these entities attach themselves to humans to feed themselves and the individual suddenly starts feeling uneasiness, emotional mood swings, fits of anger or rage, depression WITHOUT ANY APPARENT REASON. These are all signs of an entity attachment.
In Hinduism, we have a dedicated period connected to this issue known as SHRAAD or PITRU PAKSH in which we pray for ancestors and every soul belonging to our lineage and request the divine to give them guidance and pray for their ascension into the light.
Like everything else in the world, there are variety of options and techniques to do that. If you are keen on performing rituals like havans, donations etc then you can do that but it is an expensive affair to do elaborate rituals and also you are not sure if it is really making a difference or not.
However a simpler & effective way to do it through Mediation such as Ascension meditation that has been channeled by the spiritual masters to help us in assisting not just our ancestors but also any other soul that might be hanging around us waiting for its ascension.
We use our mind & the power of divine masters to temporarily open a gateway between this world and the higher world so that they can ascend. It is absolutely SAFE PROCESS and the best part is that you can actually feel the sensations.
Sometimes the soul of your ancestor will actually make a mental connection and give you a message or guidance but the best part is you get their blessings & grace.
You can use this meditation anytime during this phase from 25th September- 8th October. Post that it is advised to use it ONLY ON FULL MOON NIGHT because that is the best time for ascension related activities.
Note: DO NOT PERFORM THIS MEDITATION ON ANY OTHER DAY APART FROM FULL MOON POST 8th October 2018. IT IS A GUIDED MEDITATION SO YOU NEED TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS AS GUIDED BY NISHANT.