Ascension - transcension with a sense of 'upward' movement;
the goal is Wholeness.
Enlightenment - the act of Enlightening or the state of being
Enlightened; to Enlighten means to free from fears and limits,
to shed Light upon.
I prefer the term 'Ascension', because it places more emphasis
on the Self: it is you who is doing it. It is not granted to
you, you do not become enlightened by an outer god.
'Enlightenment' has passive overtones which suggest that it is
someone other than yourself who is Enlightening you, and it
carries less accuracy because of that.
The Light is awareness, an expression of Self in a fearless
and Whole state of BEING.
The form associated with it is the form of Star; it has a Center,
with all motion and radiation outward in all directions, encompassing
Infinity and thus rendering Infinity meaningless.
It is clear and direct. Each ray of Light is a possibility
unblocked, a connection of Oneness between two aspects of All.
Time does not exist as a basic reality for Light; it is everywhere/everything
By ascending you indeed become Light, but it is your conscious
choice and effort.
It is possible to become enlightened by someone else (for example
an energetical healer), but that's only a short term solution,
good only for showing you how it should feel like. It's unlikely
that a person can uphold the state of enlightenment if she did
not get there by her own power.
As you ascend, you become more understanding, more loving and
your definition expands more and more. You begin to look up
on and feel everything as Yourself.
You observe/know/create yourself, your feelings, your thoughts:
You assume ultimate responsibility!