Sometimes, it seems like you take a giant leap backward after months or even years of spiritual practice. Then, it can feel like you’ve gone back to the “drawing board” and need to start all over.
The Angels have a secret to tell you: You never go back to the same drawing board.
The new drawing board is still a first step, but it comes with all of the knowledge and experiences you have had since your last beginning.
So do not beat yourself up. Just make a new plan based on what you have experienced and observed. Now, you have extra foresight because you have seen what doesn’t work. This is knowledge you didn’t have before and is very valuable in planning your future. Think of it as a flight of stairs. You may be on step one, but you have moved up a flight and are closer to your goal.
You may have felt “elevated” before your “fall,” but you were on the wrong staircase. It does not serve you to keep climbing up a staircase that goes nowhere. Realizing that you are on the wrong path can bring a huge spiritual awakening.
When you’ve taken two steps upward and one down, you are still making progress.
Congratulations! You are doing Life right!