Written by Steve Beckow, The Golden Age of Gaia.
This article is very well contextualized by “Archangel Gabriel via Shelley Young: Shifting With Grace and Ease & Becoming Your Own Hero” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2014/05/08/archangel-gabriel-via-shelley-young-shifting-with-grace-and-ease-becoming-your-own-hero/.
We’ve talked a lot about “processing.” What does that mean and why put emphasis on it?
Years ago we discussed how, if we did not cleanse ourselves of what I call our vasanas, (1) by which I mean our reaction patterns formed in childhood as a result of traumatic incidents that are carried in memory, we might have a rocky ride in the lead-up to Ascension and in Ascension itself.
At that time, there was no talk of a Tsunami of Love as a precursor to Ascension. But I now see that the need to clear vasanas relates as much to the Tsunami as to Ascension itself.
A few days ago, I had an experience of the Tsunami. The spiritual experience I went through was indeed actually a tsunami! The blue setting I found myself in buckled and burst and a wave of love arose which very quickly filled up everything.
I was not somehow swallowed up in this wave of love. It was not intrusive at all but very gentle and uplifting. So much for “drowning” in the wave.
And then it passed and I was back in processing leftover feelings again. No experience is lasting short of the Tsunami in full force and Ascension. The Divine Mother told us on January 30, 2014:
“One drop of knowing the fullness of my love shifts you permanently, irreversibly. And yet I speak to you of a tsunami, of an ocean of love, of our love, to penetrate your core so that you may know not only how much you are cherished, but what you are truly capable of.” (2)
Unless we process these leftover blocks, barriers, and resistances, they’ll be the first things that come up in the face of increasing love. We’ll need to clear them at that time, I think, and so processing them when they rise to the surface in everyday life is a good thing and the way to have them be gone.
Jesus in “Jeshua via Pamela Kribbe: The Third Way” describes what this third way which I call “processing” looks like: I apologize for the lengthy quotation, but it’s very relevant.
“There is a third way – a third way to experience your own human emotions. The first way was to totally identify with your anger, as in the previous example. The second way was to crowd it out, to suppress it and to condemn it.
“The third way is to allow it – to let it be and to transcend it. That is what consciousness does. The consciousness of which I speak does not judge – it is a state of being.
“It is a way of observation that is at the same time creative. Now, many spiritual traditions have said: be aware of yourself, that is sufficient. But then you wonder: how can that be? How can the mere awareness of myself bring about change in the flow of my emotions?
“You have to realize that consciousness is something very powerful. It is much more than a passive registering of an emotion – consciousness is an intense creative force.
“Now imagine again that something in the outside world evokes a powerful emotion in you – for example, anger. When you deal with it consciously, you observe it fully in yourself. You do nothing about it, while at the same time you keep observing and watching.
“You no longer identify with the anger, you do not lose yourself in it, you just allow the anger to be what it is. This is a state of detachment, but a detachment that takes great strength, because everything you have learned seduces you into being drawn into your moods, inside the emotion of anger or fear. And to make it more complicated, you also get drawn into judgment about that anger or fear.” (3)
Awareness or consciousness is decidedly not neutral. I’ve spoken before about “painting with awareness.” (4) When we apply awareness to an unwanted feeling, it’s like painting on paint remover. It causes the feeling to lift, without leaving residue.
Eckhart talks about applying “presence.” Same thing. (5)
What I do is that, as Jesus said, I be aware of the feeling, rather than projecting it or interjecting (swallowing) it. If I abide long enough as this bare and basic awareness, the feeling not only lifts, but, if I’ve seen the process through to the end, the feeling mitigates and finally disappears, leaving me free of it (after repeated processing, that is).
And, yes, it does take great strength to do this. Feelings like anger, anguish and loneliness are very unpleasant to rest with. We squirm in the face of them and want to escape.
It’s counter-intuitive (6) to breathe into them and allow them to be, without running from them. But this is the way to release them. (You can also give them away to the Divine Mother, something that is working more and more these days.)
I not only “be” with the feelings, but I also ask the mind to throw up images that show me what earlier, similar incidents the feelings relate to. The mind is very obedient and throws up an image almost immediately and we’re to go with the first image it casts up.
But that image flies by our field of awareness very quickly and so we have to grab it. If we reject the first image, either no further image will come up or an image will that is not as relevant. So we have to be swift.
Once we’ve processed the feeling completely and it lifts, we’ve gotten rid of one more barrier to a smooth experience of the Tsunami or Ascension.
So this is what I’m doing and why I’m doing it so religiously. I’m clearing my memory banks of traumatic memories to ensure a smooth passage later.
I’m clearing the musculature of the body of its holding patterns if what I’m doing is clearing a surface feeling, embedded in the body’s muscles.
And lately I’ve also seen that if I allow the traces to remain, the so-called subterranean feelings, they then sprout again into a full-fledged surface feeling.
So that’s what processing means and why I do it and why it’s so important as we prepare for the full-fledged Tsunami and Ascension.
(1) See all the articles under “On Processing Vasanas” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/spiritual-essays/on-processing-vasanas/
(2) “The Divine Mother: My Tsunami of Love Will Shift You Permanently,” Feb. 1, 2014, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2014/02/01/the-divine-mother-my-tsunami-of-love-will-shift-you-permanently/
(3) “Jeshua via Pamela Kribbe: The Third Way,” Jan. 26, 2014, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2014/01/26/jeshua-the-third-way/
(4) “Painting with Awareness: Dealing with the Most Common Obstacle to Ascension” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/ascension/obstacles-to-a-smooth-ascension/painting-with-awareness-dealing-with-the-most-common-obstacle-to-ascension/.
(5) “Eckhart Tolle: Living in Presence With Your Emotional Pain Body,” Oct. 14, 2013, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2013/10/14/eckhart-tolle-living-in-presence-with-your-emotional-pain-body/.
(6) “Entertaining the Counter-Intuitive” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/spiritual-essays/on-processing-vasanas/entertaining-the-counterintuitive/