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.
For me, the difference between a vasana and a false grid is similar to the difference between an individual tree and a forest.
A “vasana” is a reaction patterns that’s born of a single traumatic incident, usually in the distant past. It affects a single person. As the twig is inclined, the tree is bent. The vasana shapes the growth of the person who has it.
It contains the memory of the original incident, complete with sensory memories, 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 “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, a philosophy, a world view, or shared belief or belief system. It’s shared by a lot of people and so is more like a forest of individuals sharing a common view.
I’m not saying that many vasanas go to make up a false grid. I don’t think they do. False grids don’t arise necessarily through trauma; they’re taught from one person to another and may have nothing to do with trauma. They may have a happy outlook 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. If I adhere to it, then everyone who transitions from this physical plane to the astral plane has ceased to exist. Those who “die” are gone forever. Nothing survives death, according to the empirical materialist, because we cannot see, hear, touch, etc., people who transition to a higher plane of existence.
Empirical materialism isn’t born of a single person’s vasanas. It’s a belief system that’s been handed down through the ages by cultural transmission. It’s passed along in our educational systems. It’s adhered to by many university professors, doctors, politicians, and even ministers of different faiths.
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, for that matter.
In fact, 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 our knowledge of the wider world we live in, which includes other star systems, dimensions, and universes, so much more than is dreamed of in our philosophies, is ruled out of court as a fit topic for discussion.
I’ve had enough proof of the reality of life after death – including an out-of-body experience – that one couldn’t induce me to buy the point of view of empirical materialism. And once one accepts one piece of information that contradicts empirical materialism, the whole facade begins to crumble.
The beliefs that cluster under a false grid like empirical materialism are systematic: they tie together in that they 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 are 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.”
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/.