As each of us lets go of more and more old patterns and ways of being we are releasing not only for ourselves but collectively for others that are having a difficult time letting go. As a result, the process is moving faster for all of us.
There will be those who decide not to change or move forward. It is their choice. We all have free will. As the ascension process unfolds we will see these people with clearer eyes but they will no longer be in our energy field. Some will be people we are close to including family members, friends or collegues. We just need to respect their decision and allow them to proceed on their own path.