David Lloyd is among the masters who have made the physical ascension. In the ritual of the ascension, the soul is united with the white-fire body of the I AM Presence. Normally, this does not require the raising of the physical body; rather, the soul itself may take flight from the mortal coil and be translated through the ascension process. Today most people whose souls qualify for the ritual of the ascension ascend from inner levels after the soul has departed the physical body following the change called death. The soul attains union with the mighty I AM Presence to become a permanent atom in the body of God just as in a physical ascension.