I've heard a lot of talk about ascension. I personally do not subscribe to the theory 3d reality is ascending. I think the universe is stable(galactic center aside, that probably has some effect). My view of ascension is incarnating as an extraterrestrial and fully knowing who you are when you are born. I feel I came from another place before I came to earth. Santos Bonacci spoke of a harvesting of souls in 2012. Can't help but hope my number is up.
I have spoken with ETs about Atlantis, and they said that is when (among other times) some souls descended to earth from ET races. Some of us have been here a long time.