I'm sure you've heard the saying "you learn from your mistakes."
It's true. But what I don't hear often enough is that growth isn't linear—it's an upward spiral. The higher state of consciousness you reach, the deeper layer of your pain you'll be invited to meet. So even though it might seem like a mistake at the time, it's actually helping you get closer to your ultimate state of being.
Think about it: if you're trying to get to a place where everything is perfect and all your needs are met, but you're not meeting any pain along the way, then how can you know what needs are truly yours?
That's why growth is a spiral—it's always moving upward toward something bigger and better than the last thing you experienced. As soon as one layer of your pain or confusion lifts up out of the way, another one comes along underneath it. And then another one under that one… It never ends and "You can only grow by facing yourself."
If you find yourself feeling stuck or like nothing is changing, don't worry—you're just in a new place!
My name is Annica Johansson and I am an Art Life Coach, Certified Sound Healer and Artist. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty. Welcome!