Thank you Aisha!
This is very helpful for so many of us who still appear to be surrounded by situations that are overwhelming, dark and difficult in which the service to self crowd appear to have so much power to continue to cause such difficulty and suffering.
It is indeed heartening to read that these things are more in the way of what psychologists call an “extinction burst” when a negative behavior appears excessively one last time as the client finally overcomes it (as in addictions, codependency, overeating etc).
Knowing in our hearts that it is a nightmare that is ending will help to endure and not allow “team dark” to distract us from what is important-ie the spiritual growth that will allow us to transcend and leave behind the negative patterns and situations.
You have already been through numerous occasions when you find yourself suffering from the illusion of non-progress, and we are well aware that this is a phase that is taxing for you all. When we use the word illusion, it is with intent, because you are never suffering from a lack of progress, far from it, but as your human brain is still rather limited in its capacity to register progress in any other way than the one you have gotten used to so far in your long line of human existence, it is still quite challenging at times to make you understand that what may be construed as a standstill, or even a step backwards, is in fact nothing else than a giant leap forwards.
Let us explain. As we have oft talked about earlier, mankind has been held within very, very strict confines in all sorts of ways…
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