Aisha North suggests that “waves of high voltage energy” are hitting the planet at the moment, mostly from the Sun. (1) Saul calls it “the Love flooding the planet, and dissolving the hardness that has infected so many hearts.” (2) He adds that “you, the Light-holders and Light-workers, have been doing great work releasing your remaining attitudes that are incompatible with the divine field of Love enveloping the planet.” (3)
As a result of these energies, the angels channeled by Ute Posegga-Rudel advise us to “be ready to tolerate and accept a time of instability and generally minor changes.” (4) D.L. Zeta goes a bit further and suggests that “regardless of how the next few weeks shape up for you, chaos will be the order of the day.” (5)
Half the people I’m speaking to at this time are noticing their unfinished business or vasanas coming up for them; the other half are fatigued. The high-voltage energy is both causing us to feel exhausted and raising our ancient upsets to be finally cleared.
It was only last week that I wondered aloud why the ascended masters had almost never in my recollection discussed vasanas, the habitual reaction patterns we have that are triggered by present events but are anchored in past trauma. Well, now they are definitely mentioning them.
And it’s almost like this next leg of the journey is our final push. All our remaining business seems about to be raised to be flushed clear. Will we shed all those leftovers, detritus, and just plain junk? Or will we act them out, project them onto others, and stuff them away inside ourselves – once again?
This time around we must move through our vasanas.
The ascended masters through Wes Annac for instance give a pretty clear word-picture of what a vasana is:
“Unconsciously as many souls work through [their] veils, they find themselves with much stress, frustration and anger that they seem unable to break through much of the time. Some will hide this frustration and fear from others, but one way or another these souls will always be made known of this pain which is held inside.
“To those who are experiencing this pain and not understanding where it seems to be continually coming from, we tell you that you are not alone as the collective as a whole is experiencing these pains as these pains have laid just beyond your collective and individual perception for every bit as long as the pains were garnered and forgotten about.
“Much of this pain that we speak of is residue of past scars and traumatic events from past and for some, current, Lives that you have taken whilst on the surface of the Earth.” (6)
This “residue of past scars and traumatic events” is what Werner Erhard called “records” and what I call “vasanas.” They are the bends in the twig that cause the inclination of the tree.
And Jesus through John Smallman says that we all are going through a time now when we are releasing our vasanas (so do watch out). Says Saul:
“The distractions of the illusion [are] fear, anger, resentment, judgment, blame, condemnation – which so often occupy your usual thinking routines. It is those distractions, those unloving attitudes and behaviors that you are at present working to release so that you can welcome God’s Love into your hearts.” (7)
He tells us that we act self-servingly to excuse, justify and deny our own lapsed behavior, but only lose our access to love thereby.
“But those unloving attitudes, while you maintain them by feeling quite justified in honoring and acknowledging them, prevent you from fully opening to Love. So it is imperative that you release them, and when you do, it will be analogous to having a garage sale, disposing of loads of no-longer-useful items, and freeing up space for what you truly need and desire.” (8)
One of the chief difficulties that occurs when our “sleeping Volcanoes” erupt is that we project them onto others and blame them for our eruption. Jesus reminds us of the cost of proceeding that way.
“If you focus on the wrongs done to you or on the suffering that you are undergoing, you effectively close yourself off from the divine field of Love that surrounds you always. When you shut yourselves off from that Love field, healing is impossible because the only thing that truly heals is Love. And so your pains and troubles just grow and fester, causing you further suffering.” (9)
What we need to do is to realize that, as my brother Paul, a psychotherapist, would say: we are almost never upset for the reasons we think we are. And more specifically, we are almost never upset in reaction to the people who stand before us in this moment or the situation we face in the present.
For the most part we are upset in reaction to events that happened long ago that we did not, at the time, completely experience.
Jesus, through Pamela Kribbe, gave a fairly complete discussion of the “do’s” and “don’t's” of responding to vasanas. My clearest and most mature hunch is that we are now approaching a time when the light energies on the planet, from whatever quarter they’re coming, are bringing our vasanas to the surface. So there’s no more time to ignore this subject if anyone still is. We now need to listen to how to move through and complete our vasanas.
So why not allow Jesus to tell us how? He begins by setting the stage and describing the first way people respond to an upset, which is to project it outwards.
“Imagine something happens in your life that calls up a feeling of anger or irritation in you – whatever you want to name it. Now, you can react to that anger in different ways. If you are not used to reflecting on your emotions, and your reactions are very primary, then there is nothing there but anger – you are angry, period.
“You are engulfed in it, and you identify with the anger. Often, it then happens that you put the cause of your anger outside yourself – you project the blame onto someone else. Someone else did something wrong and it is his or her fault that you feel angry. This is the most primary reaction – you are identified with your anger, you are angry.” (10)
Then there is a second way: swallowing our upset or suppressing it:
“Another possibility is what I call the second way to react. You are angry and there is immediately a voice in your head that says, ‘This should not happen; this is wrong; it is not good that I became angry; I must suppress this.’
“It might be that suppressing your anger has been taught to you through your religious upbringing or from a societal perspective. For example: it is better, nicer, more morally upright not to show your anger to others. It certainly applies to women that it is not fitting to express anger openly – that it is not feminine.
“There are all sorts of ideas you have been talked into, causing you to judge anger in yourself. Then what happens? There is anger in you, and immediately there wells up an opinion over it: “this is not allowed, this is wrong.” Your anger then becomes your shadow side because, literally, it may not come into the Light – it should not be seen.” (11)
He tells us that handling anger in this second way, by suppressing it, has many bad side effects:
“What happens to the anger if it is suppressed in this way? It does not disappear, it goes behind your back to affect you in other ways; it may cause you to be scared and anxious. You can not utilize the power that resides in the anger, because you do not allow yourself to use it.
“You may show your sweet, nice, helpful side, but not that passionate, angry side – the rebellious side of yourself. So the anger becomes locked in, and you think you are different from other people because you have these feelings, so you might even start to distance yourself from others.
“In any case, this creates a bitter conflict inside yourself, and seemingly between two selves, a Light self and a Dark self. Meanwhile, you are caught in this painful game, and it hurts inside, because you can not express yourself. It is this judgement that limits you. …
“You can see very clearly that this type of reaction does not work – it does not lead to real peace, to real inner balance.” (12)
“There is a third way,” Jesus tells us, “to experience your own human emotions.”
“The first way was to totally identify with your anger, as in the previous example. The second way was to crowd it out, to suppress it and to condemn it.
“The third way is to allow it – to let it be and to transcend it. That is what consciousness does. The consciousness of which I speak does not judge – it is a state of being.” (13)
He begins unfolding this Third Way by inviting us to feel our upset emotions.
“Very often, you silence your emotions, because they are not good according to the morals you hold, and you do not reflect on these morals – where they come from, and by whom or by what have they been fed to you.
“So this is what I recommend you do: to not think about it, but to feel it. Feel that energy that resides in the judgments you fire toward yourself, with your images of what is ideal and what you ‘should do,’ which sometimes comes out of seemingly very high motives – let that be. You do not become enlightened by reining in your emotions and by systematically suppressing them.” (14)
By feeling our emotions, we neither project them onto others nor stuff them down into ourselves. This Third Way is a way of observation and experience:
“It is a way of observation that is at the same time creative. Now, many spiritual traditions have said: be aware of yourself, that is sufficient. But then you wonder: how can that be? How can the mere awareness of myself bring about change in the flow of my emotions?
“You have to realize that consciousness is something very powerful. It is much more than a passive registering of an emotion – consciousness is an intense creative force.” (15)
(Continued in Part 2.)