(Continued from yesterday.)
What is the bramble bush? The bramble bush is the burgeoning sum of issues we carry around. They stick to us; we stick to them. They are the chief obstacle to our enlightenment.
I call them, after Ramana Maharshi, vasanas.
“Your … core issues, the vasanas, [are] that which has blocked you from the complete joy of heart, the complete love of your sweet self and everything else” (1)
Collectively they keep our vibration low, the opposite of elevating us to a higher dimension.
Somehow we have to eradicate them.
What are these vasanas? They’re the residue from early childhood trauma.
Here are two examples. One, my Dad and Mom wheeled me into the kitchen while I was still an infant and left me there overnight with my hands tied to the crib. I had excema and they wanted to get some sleep. I wailed until I fell asleep: Trauma.
Two, my Dad yelled at me from mere inches away from my face. I shattered into a thousand pieces and remained dissociated for fifty years: More trauma.
As a result, I don’t like being controlled, I feel unsure of my footing, and I have permission to give free rein to my anger. These are the results of the two vasanas, two traumatic episodes from my past, which I’ve been working on for some time, as you know.
What do we do about them? I have books and articles on the Golden Age of Gaia that go into detail on how to complete a vasana. (2)
But the basic strategy is first don’t project our vasanas onto others. Instead resolve to explore them.
Ask the mind to throw up an image relating to the original incident. Take the very first image or word that comes flying past the screen of your mind.
Now be with that experience. Feel as much of the trauma as you can. Explore it.
Now you’re an adult, rather than a young child so it should be easier. Except that you may fear feeling those emotions anyways. But persevere.
Feel, experience, observe until the charge on the incident has left. You’ve now gone through your vasana once, without projecting it onto others. You may need to go through it again, maybe several times.
Taking this tack causes the vasana to loosen its grip. Projecting it onto others energizes it with negative energy and it remains with us.
Our vasanas are the major obstacle to our enlightenment. The number of vasanas and their overall intensity does go down with processing. But we have to do the work.
Another approach is, when a vasana goes off – that is, when a sleeping volcano erupts – invoke the Universal Law of Elimination and Sanat Kumara to take the vasana away. That too will work.
There are numerous other ways of processing vasanas. Most of psychology and spirituality is about completing them and being free from them.
For what? To what end?
(1) Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Philipp S. through Linda Dillon, Sept. 2015, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2015/10/03/the-flow-of-ascension/.
(2) “How to Handle Unwanted Feelings: The Upset Clearing Process,” December 29, 2018, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2018/12/29/how-to-handle-unwanted-feelings-the-upset-clearing-process-2/
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