In the ascension process, there is a phase that each person on the conscious trail will encounter at some point. The moment I'm talking about is when it becomes obvious, that the faith that was propelling one along the path takes on a new meaning.
Usually, albeit not in all cases, there is a notion that the Divine energies are outside of the human experience and that in order to ascend we have to become really good humans. Of course I don't want to step on anyone's faithful toes here, but at some point comes the time, when a realization will occur, that there is no divinity outside of our existence.
No, I'm not an atheist, even if this last statement could be misconstrued as such. Let me explain! - The notion that divinity resides outside the human experience is a notion that belongs into the experience of duality. There is the divine and then the not-so-divine - there is God and then there is the human being. Things are separated and understood by contemplation of one thing vs. the other. Such is the very nature of polarity and it is naturally so in the 3rd dimension. It isn't bad, nor is it it good - it just is.
When one steps from the 3rd dimensional experience into the higher levels of consciousness, there comes a moment, when the 3rd dimensional understanding of the experience begins to morph. The experience of seeing divine beings, or God outside oneself begins to lose it's fascination. There is finally the moment, when the epiphany will hit, that there is no separation, that we mere mortals are all (very divine) sparks of this One big (divine) entity. If we are faithful people, believing in divinity, we begin to realize that we can just as easily place faith in ourselves and that we are fully empowered to have this faith placed in us (by us). The notion of a deity that resides outside of our selves, our hearts, becomes almost unfathomable. When this happens, we can observe, that the acceptance of our own divinity is growing more and more, until we embrace the inevitable truth fully. When we enter this moment, we are able to transcend the illusion that there was an "out there" in the first place. It's all inside and we are "IT".