Ascension is the expansion of awareness to the state of Oneness. Oneness encompasses all, everything, light, dark, male, female, night, day, all the polarities we have here on Earth are integrated, included in Oneness, and it doesn't really matter what path the person has taken to get there, we are all included.
Sometimes, the person who finds ascension the hardest will be the Lightworker, as opposed to someone on their soul journey who hasn't taken sides. This is because the lightworker, by definition, has taken sides. The person who does everything for the greater good, who goes out of their way to help others, no matter what this might cause to their own welfare, and who judges those who choose a path of destruction and fear as "evil", will find it extremely difficult to integrate their own darkness, acknowledge it, accept it, and let it expand with the rest of their Self. And darkness they do have.
A lightworker can be so set on his or her side of the fence, so set to save the world, so set to survive and "ascend" through 2012 that of course he or she are getting nowhere fast. They are very much attached to their healing, or lightworker, modality and seeing past it is near impossible for them. They think that to Ascend, they have to be "good". They think that "love heals all", and that heaven is a place where animals don't eat each other and that's where they are going to ascend to with the rest of their lightworker friends. I've heard it say that, "they are going to ascend to the new Earth with the other pure hearted and chosen people of Earth." See "the chosen" is highly hierarchical. Hierarchies are not inclusive, they are not Oneness.
Is there an opposite to the Lightworker? Of course, otherwise neither would exist. There is an erroneous belief that the Darkworker is someone who is dedicated to their own welfare, and only their own welfare. However, this is not the case. A Darkworker also groups, and works for the greater good of the group, or their master. This includes keeping people as slaves of fear and ignorance so as to have "power" over them, and feed off them whether by feeling powerful, or being able to inflict pain, suffering and other manipulations over their slave population. It's a power trip. They "take" from others, whether it is life force, energy, hope, happiness or money, it doesn't matter, they take it. And what do they want for 2012? For everything to stay the same of course. Can they do ascension work? Yes. They can ascend to Oneness but their path is as difficult to the one the Lightworker has chosen. And the reason is that they too are polarized an find it extremely difficult to integrate their "light" side. They think that if they do, they will become vulnerable and loose power.
Both the lightworker and the darkwoker function within hierarchies. Both have a very high sense of righteousness. Both will go to war defending their own side of the fence. And both think the other one is inferior and should be destroyed through their take on salvation.
The truth is, the greatest battle will always be fought inside ourselves. Both the lightworker and darkworker have each other inside themselves and, even if they are outwardly polarized, this only comes about by suppressing their opposite side inside of their self.
Some believe that a person cannot get anywhere unless they do polarize, this is erroneous. The fastest and most powerful ascension is when the person integrates both sides fully. That is when the person becomes truly powerful.
Oneness can only be achieved by the inclusion, integration and acceptance of all sides of oneself and others without judgment or fear.
And FEAR is the key.
Each side is AFRAID of the other. And Fear is the one thing that can stop anyone from achieving Ascension into oneness.
Makes one wonder really, after all, just about everything that we see on tv, hear on the radio or read on the internet, causes fear inside us. Worry. We fear for our future, for our lifestyle, for our children, for our jobs, we fear... fear... fear. It looks like someone is trying to stop our personal ascension work, don't you think?
Anyone who tries to sell you fear as the way to heaven is working for the dark side. And that's ok. That side will get you to Oneness eventually too.
The thing about the darkworker is that once they have feared, taken, and done all they can to destroy others, the persons realizes it is as ineffective path as the work their opposite is doing, saving, giving and nurturing all and everything around them. Once each realizes the futility of the polarization, they are no longer afraid of the other side, and can integrate it into themselves, becoming whole and complete.