We hear many of our Company of Heaven sources discussing the “false grids” that are coming down as we emerge from the deeply-embedded illusions of the old Third Dimension. (1) And I’ve been discussing vasanas at some length, as well. (2)
What’s the difference between the two?
This is a personal statement of the case. Not saying it’s totally true; just my point of view.
The difference between a vasana and a false grid is that a vasana affects an individual and is a reaction pattern born of a traumatic incident that happened long ago whereas a false grid is a set of beliefs, not born of traumatic incidents from the past, shared by many people, perhaps even many cultures.
A vasana bends the twig that the young person is and inclines the tree that the young person grows into. But a false grid is shared by the whole forest.
A vasana contains the memory of the original incident, complete with sensory impressions (smells, sights, sounds), beliefs, conclusions, and decisions reached as a result of the incident, and the memory of all other similar incidents that caused the sleeping volcano to go off again, and anything else the mind associates with it as a total structure.
Not sourcing our vasanas but projecting them onto others (blaming them, that is) causes what I call “coralization,” a kind of sclerosis of our emotional and intellectual arteries.
A false grid is a system of beliefs (a “belief system”), built up of individual beliefs to be sure, but integrated into a whole philosophy, a world view, or shared belief system.
A vasana arises spontaneously in response to an incident that seared itself into our memories. A false grid is passed along by cultural transmission; that is, it’s taught to others – perhaps the young in school, a new employee in a company, a member of the armed forces, a member of a church congregation, etc.
It isn’t the case that a false grid is composed of many vasanas. False grids don’t arise necessarily through trauma; they may have nothing to do with trauma. They may have a happy outlook and even happy consequences but still be false.
Let’s take the example of empirical materialism as a false grid. Empirical materialism holds that only what we can see, hear, feel, touch, etc., is real. It holds, for instance, that death is the end.
According to its tenets, everyone who transitions from this physical plane to the astral plane has ceased to exist. According to the empirical materialist, because we cannot see, hear, touch, etc., people who transition to a higher plane of existence, they are not real or existent.
The beliefs that cluster under a false grid like empirical materialism are systematic: in this, case, they all relate to the unseen. They all support the same conclusion: the unseen is unreal.
They have consequences. People who believe otherwise can be subject to criticism, penalties, ostracism, etc. People who believe similarly may be rewarded: they may be passed in a university classroom, allowed into a profession, promoted in a company, etc.
I had a Ph.D. dissertation topic turned down, even by the religious studies department, because it violated the university’s unwritten code of empirical materialism. The subject was “enlightenment as the purpose of life.”
Once one accepts even one piece of information that contradicts the paradigm, the whole facade begins to crumble. It takes only one undeniable spiritual experience to have many people leave the confining structure of a paradigm or grid revealed to be false. For me it was the vision that occurred in February 1987 that told me that my time in a university system confined by such a limiting paradigm was over. I left the paradigm rather than shrink my world into such a small container.
Empirical materialism wasn’t born of a single person’s vasanas. It’s a belief system that’s been handed down or culturally transmitted throughout the ages. It’s taught in our educational systems. It’s adhered to by many university professors, doctors, politicians, ministers of different faiths, etc.
The only problem with it is that it isn’t true … well, according to me, anyways. I was talking with my “deceased” former wife the other day through Linda Dillon and she said to me, “Isn’t it marvellous that we can communicate this way?” Yes, it is. But, sorry, dear, you’re not real.
Neither is Archangel Michael, SaLuSa, the Divine Mother, or God. We have many, many descriptions of life on the higher planes, which come from all ages, all lands, through many ways and means. But they don’t fit into the paradigm of empirical materialism and so are discounted. And those who insist on believing in ghosts, aliens and angels are laughed out of court.
So a vasana is a personal construction, arising out of personal circumstances. It’s often highly individual or idiosyncratic. It inclines the twig and bends the tree.
A false grid is a social construction, arising out of social circumstances. It’s usually culturally transmitted and socially shared. It inclines a whole forest and bends all trees, except those which consciously and wilfully face into the wind.
(1) Archangel Michael recently devoted a whole Heavenly Blessings show to the topic: “Transcript: Archangel Michael Discusses False Grids on Heavenly Blessings. December 10, 2013,” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2013/12/transcript-archangel-michael-discusses-false-grids-on-heavenly-blessings-december-10-2013/. This time of the lifting of the veils is probably dependent on us dropping our false grids or illusions.
(2) See “On Processing Vasanas” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/on-processing-vasanas/.