Ascension "happens" to me e.g. (if I continue to meditate or follow someone else)
In order to assimilate, use and anchor within our Being/Body the Ethereal Outpourings onto Planet Earth and its inhabitants, each being with the MIND as Operating System, meaning each human, has to manually walk themselves out of a limited operating system. As the old operating system is less used the knew Heart-Based Operating System is anchored within. This process requires dedication and work and is divinely timed: emotional expression, trauma release, de-programming of false beliefs, planting of new beliefs, understanding of how the human mind works, the Embracing and Allowing of ALL, mostly of ourselves, all of which enables us to move into more FEELING one ethereal drop and emotional expression at a time. Less talking, less thinking, more being through more FEELING of ALL of YOU. In terms of the mechanics of this ascension, YOU are bringing the 5 originally split-off Fractals of your being (Mind, Ego, Obersever, Guide Team and Inner Child) back together into a harmonious whole and this is an On-Going Process.
Short: Ascension does NOT "happen" to you and you certainly do not ascend by following someone or merely by meditation, mantras, etc. This process is intiated and carried forth by YOU. It is also important to remember that no one can ACTIVATE you or Ascend YOU. That would give you no power and the other all the power and nature has certainly not designed it that way. Assistance to help you during this process is certainly a blessing and often needed. For more check out ASCENSION IS A PROCESS and EMPATHS & THE SHIFT IN CONSCIOUSNESS