How often do we talk about the will? But is it not decisive in what we do and don’t do?
From the growth work I’ve done – mostly publicly – since starting the blog, I’m willing to state a hypothesis: The strength of the will varies inversely proportional to the strength of the vasanas.
With all the purification work we do, I sense my will getting stronger, more stable.
I’ve been privileged to have one – I have a vague recollection of a second – experience of higher-dimensional peace – life without vasanas. In that state, believe it or not, the will is as stable as granite. (1)
If you add to that another puzzle piece: I’ve also had an experience of my own native innocence and purity. (2) It never occurred to me to test my will in that experience but I do recall my sense that there were no obstacles facing me because I had no attachments. I was totally in the moment and unconcerned.
In both these circumstances, clarity increases; doubt does not present itself; confidence rises. This in turn unveils the will, unshrouds it, releases it.
Of itself the will, a reflection of God’s Will, is all-powerful. But down here in the Mariannas Trench of the Third/Fourth Dimension, the will is hesitant, weak, unconscious.
They could assassinate Gandhi, a man of peace, but they could not divert him from his path. His determination was like granite. He was unwavering. I like that.
So I’m continuing to work away at cleansing myself of my vasanas – or purification – a stage of spiritual practice known to all religions. The cleansed will, the purified will, the tempered, mastered, obedient will will, I wager, turn out to be one of my greatest assets in the time ahead.
(1) I found myself sinking into a deep, deep sense of peace, way down deep. I ended up in a place that was absolutely solid. It was as if I were standing on a slab of granite.
Later again, in An Hour with an Angel, Michael also described peace as being like stone and I remarked that that was my experience as well. I would have expected downy softness.
The solidity of the ground under my feet probably reflected my own inner stability, which seems to be a gift of true peace when it becomes permanent.
This peace passed understanding in the sense that the mind was so still I’d have to describe it as inactive, archived, taken offline. There was no such act as understanding going on because the mind was decommissioned. (“The Peace that Passeth Understanding,” July 18, 2017, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2017/07/18/the-peace-that-passeth-understanding/.)
Archangel Michael: So, when you think of things that you should do, are supposed to do, might do, and it doesn’t ignite that fire of excitement, and that granite of peace, then you are being given an important piece of information, which is ‘look elsewhere.’ Is that clear?” (“Transcript ~ Archangel Michael: You Have Chosen to Be the New Paradigm of Love, May 31, 2018,” June 7, 2018 at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2018/06/07/transcript-archangel-michael-you-have-chosen-to-be-the-new-paradigm-of-love-may-31-2018/.)
(2) See “Original Innocence,” Sept. 21, 2018, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2018/09/21/original-innocence-2/