The Simplified Model states that everyone goes through four broad stages, as follows:
The Victim Stage
Here is where a person believes they are powerless victims of a cruel world. They believe that things just happen to them, for no good reason, from the external world, often to their detriment. Life is often viewed as frightening, evil, miserable, and disappointing. The Creator or God is viewed as punitive, vengeful, judgemental and denying.
They live from a place of escaping the threat of life.
In short, as a Victim, life happens TO us.
The Manifester Stage
Here is where a person begins to understand that they can manifest, that they are the creators of their reality. They start to see the connection between their inner world and their outer world. Life starts to have hope and satisfaction, it is seen as benign and loving. The creator is viewed as enabling and loving.
They live from a place of trying to control life.
In short, as a Manifester, life happens BY us.
The Master Stage
Here is where a person begins to see that all of life is benevolent, and if they simply let go, life expands and enriches so much more than if they try to control it. All experiences, if not resisted, are for the good of the person’s own liberation and growth. Life is seen as complete and perfect. The Creator is viewed as all-being, Oneness.
They live from a place of surrender and witnessing in unconditional love.
In short, as a Master, life happens THROUGH us.
Reality is apprehended by the empty mind and not by the thinking process. Has broken free from the slavery of the illusion of separation. Has naturally left personal desires and ambitions behind and become one with expansion, with universal desire and growth, where everything is possible, where there is abundance everywhere and, at the same time, nothing really matters any more, and all is experienced as One.
Forms a total Alliance with Spirit and Matter. Lives miraculously.
Able to travel within and between dimensions; not bound to just 3D.
In short, as an Ascended Master, Life Just Is and the Creator is viewed as the True Self, in a process of Pure Consciousness.
Enlightenment, also called Awakening, Salvation, Liberation, Moksha, Ascension, Unity Consciousness, Christ Consciousness, Buddha-hood, etc.
Enters 5th+ dimensionality as their vibrational frequency rises.
Are there levels beyond the Ascended Master?
Yes! The Ascended Master are in a dimension higher than ours. And there are dimensions higher than theirs.
That was a sample taken from the course, Radical Mindfulness Made Simple in 5 Easy Steps.