I’d like to follow up and expand on a distinction that Archangel Michael made in our discussion in today’s Hour with an Angel.
It struck me as so germane, so relevant that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since the pre-record.
He distinguished between internal states like discouragement and frustration and divine qualities like happiness and joy.
Vasanas —> Internal States
He traced our internal states ultimately to our core issues or vasanas.
To those who thought that we’d clear our vasanas up and wonder why the subject comes up, I’d like to expand its meaning to account for that emphasis, extending the word’s meaning into other dimensions.
The new meaning I’d like to give it is any issue that we have with anyone or anything that promotes our feeling of separation from the Divine. That definition will last longer than an unwitting reminder of an earlier, traumatic incident in this present life.
Soon our trauma will be over due to the uplifting impact of energies like Porlana C and much of the remembered trauma from this lifetime will have been healed, using a variety of healing technologies that our star family will contribute.
But our suffering will not end, so to speak, until we’re clear from whatever thought-created reality that contributes to our sense of separation from the One.
What we learn about clearing our vasanas will be useful well into the future, whatever terminology we arrive at notwithstanding.
Overburden on the Natural Self
Our vasanas hide the second part of Archangel Michael’s distinction – the divine qualities like happiness and joy.
To help us visualize the situation, one could use various images.
One is that our vasanas block our joy like clouds block the sun. The sun of happiness and joy shines behind them but cannot be seen for the clouds of vasana-created feelings like frustration and discouragement.
Another is that our vasanas are like a veil that obscures our Natural Self of happiness and joy.
Another is that our vasanas sit on top of our Natural Self like overburden on top of a vein of pure gold.
All the images suggest the same inverse relationship: The more the vasanas, the less the feeling of connection to the Divine, and vice versa.
We unveil, uncover, uncloud our Natural Self by processing or in other ways detaching ourselves from our vasanas and their residue (our leftover conditioning).
Walking on Water?
It’s our destiny to be free of a massive layer of vasanas with ascension to the Fifth-Dimensional conscious state. However, cosmically speaking, I think there’ll remain plenty more to process – or we’d be reunited with God, our final destination. We’d be walking on water.
Therefore, if there’s no reunion, no walking on water, there must be vasanas.
I consider that we’ll be processing them virtually forever. It’ll just get easier and easier. We’ll manage it ever more graciously, as modelled on some of our outer-space TV dramas.
We’ll develop the expertise and the willpower to handle our vasanas when they erupt, refuse to project them outwards, sit with them until they reveal their secret, get the message or the learning that’s there for us, and complete the incomplete experience – and all this will be second nature to us, having become part of our common lore.
Matthew Ward once emphasized that the dimensions, or densities, don’t have borders, boundaries, etc. They shade off into each other. The afterlife literature says the same. (1)
I think that internal states like discouragement and frustration will also fade away – gradually – the nearer we get to the higher dimensions. I know they cannot exist in an atmosphere of sacred love or bliss. They’re shown to be mere games, a self-serving mask or facade that we’re ashamed or afraid to admit to, that sometimes we cling to as if our life depended on it. The depth of our fear and clinging reveals the presence of a vasana.
Once our veil is removed, divine qualities like happiness and joy are shown to have been there all along. They’re shown to be completely-satisfying states, but jealous lovers. If we distract ourselves, they leave.
If we give our attention to them and remain faithful to the conditions they impose on us – no lying, no cheating, no theft, the dharma – they prove completely satisfying.
So we now have this very useful and basic distinction between internal states which will not come with us and the divine qualities which are progressively revealed as being who we are.
(1). Cf. “In journeying to a lower realm one sees the terrain gradually degenerating.” (Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson’s friend Edwin in Benson through Anthony Borgia, medium, Life in the World Unseen. M.A.P., 1993, 131.)
“When one draws near the boundaries of the lower realms, the pavements become heavy in appearance. They begin to lose their color until they look leaden and opaque, and they have the semblance of extreme solidity – almost like the granite of the earth-plane.” (Ibid., 108.)
“The light steadily diminishes until we are in a grey land, and then comes the darkness.” (Ibid., 62.)
“As we approach the dark regions, the soil, such as I have described to you, loses its granular quality and its color. It becomes thick, heavy, and moist, until it finally gives place entirely to stones, and then rock. Whatever grass there is looks yellow and seared.” (Ibid. 111.)