Have you ever noticed that life is quite a bit more like a spiral than a straight line? Perhaps you find yourself coming back around to familiar experiences, each time, with a new perspective.
On my path, I have certainly found this to be the case. For a long time, I really did believe that I’d learn a lesson and just move on from it. But in truth, each important teaching has showed up again when it’s ready for further refinement. And although this spiral effect frustrated the hell out of me for a while there, I have started to recognize it's wisdom as themes have emerged along my journey over time.
For example, as a young person, I did a lot of work to re-pattern habits I’d learned or inherited from my family. In early adulthood, as I learned to manifest my dreams and experimented with how to exchange energy with those around me, my earlier habits re-emerged, giving me more opportunities to work on them with new tools.