What Have You Learned?

what have you learned

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What have you learned

In this life of yours?

Reflect upon how far

You have come

And you will be surprised

At the progress you have made.

Dear One, so many of you are self-critical as you think about your life this day. You look only at what you are not, what you have not yet accomplished or what you have done wrongly. Perhaps you should be kinder to yourself as you reflect upon and see how far you have come in this life of yours.

The human condition is so focused on certain ideals that need to be acquired in order to label yourself as a success. Who initiated this concept? Why would all of humanity be required to follow the same path in order to be admired and considered successful? We question this as most of the ideals are truly inconsequential in your path back to the Source. And many of these ideals are transient as they change with each new generation that comes into maturity.

Dear One, do not shudder as you remember actions or words expressed previously in your life. The mere fact that those memories cause you discomfort shows how much you have grown. That is what this life is meant to be, an opportunity to experience different scenarios in order to learn and grow. We have said before that the Source experiences Itself through you, as you are a part of the Divine. That is truth.

This quest to be perfect in the human condition only causes distress and self-recrimination. How can you learn if you do not fall? Is it not more important that you pick yourself back up and continue to be present in your life and in the lives of those you love? What a perfect lesson in humility, compassion and forgiveness.

We have mentioned before that what you see as your flaws are also your greatest strengths. It is the discernment as to when to draw upon these traits that leads to maturity and personal growth. Do you not understand that because of your experiences, your perceived flaws, that you are in a perfect position to help others move through the same lessons? And understand that this knowledge learned crosses realms far beyond this plane.

Oh, Dear One, you are already perfect in every way. The challenge for you is to understand that this perceived reality is but an illusion created for you as a learning ground. And you have learned so much and shared so much knowledge already with others here upon this plane and beyond. Those challenges with which you struggle only make you stronger and prepare you for future events when your strength will be needed for others around you.

You are wondrous and have come so far. Do not, do not minimize all that you have already learned. Share those lessons with others. And for those still seeking, look to others who have experienced similar situations for guidance. Be observant of others rather than being self-absorbed and you will see how others struggle as you have. Depending on where you stand on this curve of knowledge, reach forward, reach backward, reach upwards or below and connect with others. They are your community, your source of strength and guidance, and there is much to be shared in all directions.

Remember the connection that is ever-present between you and all of creation. It is difficult to acknowledge this when you are in the midst of a challenge. But if you can remember that you are not alone in your suffering, that others have experienced the same, that loving arms reach out to help you, oh how that will ease your pain.

Dear One, you have come so far and are ready for the future. You are already awakening at a rapid pace. Of this, you may not be aware, but those of us who lovingly watch over you can see the progress and celebrate your passage into a new way of being each and every day.

Honor yourself for waking up each day and being present, despite the challenges.

Honor your connection with all of creation by being respectful and kind to all living beings.

Honor your progress as you reflect upon how far you have come.

You have more strength than you realize.

You have the power to create your world

As a most loving and gentle world.

But it begins with you

And how you see and treat yourself.

Do so with kindness and compassion

For you have come so far.

And the future possibilities

Are infinite, beyond measure.

Dear One With All of Thee.