Then suddenly, without warning, you find yourself back at square one. Things feel just as bad, if not worse, and you fall into despair because you were doing so well… and now you’re not.
That anger that you felt you had gotten past before and has allowed you to move on is back in full force and you even feel angrier than before.
Or it might be some trauma, or fear, or resentment, or lack of self-confidence.
This is a very common scenario, especially for those on the spiritual path. For them it’s 2 steps forward and 1 step back. It’s very frustrating and most don’t really understand what is going on.
So let’s look at what is really happening.
There will indeed be times when we feel like we’re making headway. We are moving forward so fast and feeling so amazing that we feeling that nothing can stop us.
Then we hit that wall. Ouch! Why?
If we’ve faced and conquered our demons, so to speak, then why are they back?
The truth is, you haven’t conquered them fully. You’ve just dealt with one aspect of them. It’s allowed you to reach a new understanding, but there is still more work to do. You may revisit the same thing over and over, each time chipping away at another piece of it until finally you have removed the entire block, and are really ready to move onto new things.
This is normal. It’s not always possible to deal with something in its entirety, especially if it’s deep, long term and part of your belief system.
You have to take it in stages. You have to look at it from different angles, and each stage can feel almost the same, but there are subtle differences.
Or if it is the same, then you’ve not retained what you learned, and you need to have a refresher in what you needed to know.
Life is a process. We can move forwards and backward at the same time, and sometimes you need to move backwards in order go forward.
Remember, if something isn’t there within you to begin with, you wouldn’t be facing it. So you need to deal with it according to your abilities so you can heal it.
Healing can take a long time. There is no time limit to how long it may take. Some feel embarrassed about having the same issues come up over and over again. They may feel like a broken record, but that’s just how it goes. Eventually, if you keep at it, you will heal and get past those things that hold you back.
The problem is that most people get discouraged and give up. They forget how much progress they actually made.
This is the worst thing you can do, though. Giving up will never get you to where you desire to be.
Yes, it can be painful, and yes, you may feel like you’ll never get there, but this I promise you. Keep at it, and you will succeed. Things will shift around for you to make it happen.
Life is a process of creation. You are the creator. Trust in the flow and know that you can’t help but get there in the end, no matter how bad things seem right now.