The next supporting attitude for ascension that we will post here is failing successfully. It’s the second of the seven supporting attitudes. It’s quite a read, but well worth it. The first one -time- can be found here.
A day without failure is a day without growth. Our battle in life is not against outside circumstances. After all, one strengthens that which one opposes. The true battle of a light promoter is against illusion. Every encounter with opposition is a chance to pierce the illusion and find the hidden perception. In that case, how can we really ever fail?
To put it more clearly, the man in the street who tries to triumph without learning a thing has everything to lose and nothing to gain. If he ends up being ‘right’, in his mind he has triumphed. All he has really managed to do as he tries to force his belief systems onto others or circumstances is to thicken the prison bars that keep him locked in his world view.
Because the light promoter knows that his being is his sustenance, he is unconcerned by others’ opinion of him; thus he has nothing to prove and everything to learn. Because his nurturer parents and nurtures his inner child, his warrior protects his inner family and the sage guides those inner pieces, he does not ever have to live up to the expectations of others. He has ceased to need. Being self-referring for approval, he can sit back and enjoy the success of learning from his mistakes, becoming more and more filled with light.
The most common mistake made when confronted with a challenge is to measure it against past experience. This leads us to believe we have it identified and labeled. To avoid this there are four steps we use in order to avoid strengthening old belief systems and failing to grasp the insights.
1. We don’t back away from a challenge if it is ours to tackle.
We remind ourselves of the covenant we made with the Infinite to find understanding through our experiences. Firstly, the challenge is ours to fight if there is still a knee–jerk reaction (which means un-yielded insights) versus just a feeling of tedium signaling that we have already learned this lesson and don’t need to play the old game again.
The challenge needs to be backed away from until another day if your skill level is not up to tackling it and it could be dangerous. Secondly, the destiny we have undertaken requires many insights to successfully complete. We cannot skip pieces of the puzzle. Therefore, we embrace a challenge if it is ours.
2. We know that there is far more to this challenge than just its initial appearance.
We take time to see behind the appearances because we are ever mindful that what we have undertaken to solve is uniquely ours. It can not be compared to anything anyone else has ever experienced.
3. We remind ourselves that we are really working on our destiny.
Our destiny is to solve that portion of the mystery of the Infinite’s being for which we took sole responsibility. When we do this, failure versus success becomes meaningless. The only failure in the true meaning of the word is failure to learn.
4. We realize that we created this challenge.
We did so by carefully manifesting outside circumstances to learn our next insight. We further remember that the solution has to benefit the indwelling life of all involved. If we fail to learn our lessons, others who have contracted to mirror certain things to us get trapped on the treadmill with us. Living our highest truth always benefits all.
Once again the key to successfully living these principles depends on inclusiveness; seeing the large picture. The following words by President Woodrow Wilson summarize this principle: “I would rather fail in a cause I know one day will triumph, than triumph in a cause that I know one day will fail.”