I had a wonderful call with a Share 11 member the other day who lives in non-separation. The member, who knows who he is, had patiently explained to me how he had navigated from separativeness to non-separativeness.
It turns out that his process, in my view, is the same as that used by Krishnamurti, Adyashanti, Eckhart Tolle, Sri Ramana, etc.
What he called the forms of separativeness are similar to what I would call “unfinished business,” Sri Ramana, the “vasanas” or latent tendencies. (1)
“Vasana” is a Vedantic term for a persistent reaction pattern triggered by a current upset which resembles a past upset.
Eckhart Tolle called the vsanas plus the residual muscular holding patterns in the body the pain body; Wilhelm Reich called the same structure “character armoring.”
The Share11 member observed the forms of separativeness as they arose, without in any way trying to react to or change them. He experienced them through to completion. In completion was non-separativeness.
I noticed that who we are at this moment is that God-Self plus these forms of separativeness or vasanas.
God-Self sets out to experience life and effect its return to the Origin in a blissful meeting of God and God. During its travels through duality, the prodigal child of God acquires the mud of unfinished business, karma, vasanas.
When it has finished its need to experience duality and cleans itself of this mud through the process being described, it returns to its Original Self. The prodigal child returns to the Father. We re-attain our Origin, so to speak.
So, if we experience through to completion all our vasanas, unfinished business or reactivity, we are left back at the Origin.
I’m willing to bet that this is what Zen Masters are referring to when they say, “Show me your Original Face.” Show me yourself without your vasanas.
I’m also willing to bet that this Origin, Original Face, or GodSelf is what Jesus was pointing to when he looked at a child and said: Of such are the Kingdom of Heaven.
And, reckless gambler that I am, I’m willing to bet that this is precisely what Ashtar was referring to last night when he said that “everybody, everybody, everybody needs to get their slates clean. There’s another way of talking about it. This is how to get to zero point.”
OK, clean slate, zero point, origin, original face, childhood innocence – they are all the same.
They lead to non-separativeness, unitiveness, and the Kingdom of Heaven.
We have been given our road map.
But there may still be some who don’t get the point of what I am saying. If we are projecting our anger outwards, blaming others, resenting them, feeling jealous, etc. (all of which I still do), then we still have unfinished business, vasanas, or separativeness.
That must be observed and experienced through to completion if we wish to “wipe your slate clean” and “reach your zero point.” That zero-point is our origin, our original face, and it is where non-separativeness is to be found.
I haven’t heard a sage or master, galactic or celestial yet who does not say that this is what the essence of our work is.
(1) “Vasana” is a Vedantic term for a persistent reaction pattern triggered by a current upset which resembles a past upset.