How to avoid getting discouraged

Question: I am possessed and I have lived in a lot of pain. I grew up in a dysfunctional family and suffered from depression, anxiety disorders and various addiction phenomenon. I have walked the spiritual path faithfully, exercising Mother Mary’s practice in the book, Healing Your Spiritual Traumas, and studying psychology books, Buddhic books. Through this effort, things have improved a lot. Nevertheless, I am still suffering from severe anxiety. And I am trapped in quicksand that I could not solve the spirit conglomerate of the primal self and other selves. Especially I do not know how to get out of the chaos of shame, guilt, conceit, desire and anger. And I am worried that I might not be able to solve it in this lifetime, and continue to the next life. Since I have found the ascended master teachings, I have made a big effort to solve this problem. Please let me have a proper wisdom and let me know some better way.

Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar – Being the Open Door for Planet Earth.

Well, you need to focus on the fact that you have made progress, that you have improved by using the teachings. Then you need to make a conscious decision and realize that there is a separate self, there are dark forces that want to sabotage your growth by making you afraid that you cannot fully solve the problem, that you cannot fully overcome this or that you cannot do it in this lifetime. And you need to make a decision that you will not fall prey to this.

You will recognize that if you are better off today than you were in the past, that means that what you have done has worked. And if you continue to do it, it will continue to work and it will bring you gradually more and more progress so that in the future, you will be better off than you are now. The problems that seem like you cannot solve them today, there will come a point where you suddenly can solve this self here, that self there and gradually you come to these breakthrough points where you realize you have really changed.

If you need to, you need to of course, seek professional help with severe issues like this. This we always recommend. But you need to recognize that if you are better off now, you can become even better off in the future. And you just need to decide not to let these dark forces discourage you. Discouragement is the sharpest tool in the devil’s toolkit. And one way to do this is to say: “Well, so what if I do not solve it all in this lifetime, as long as I make as much progress as possible, I will come back in a better situation in my next lifetime, where I will not have the dysfunctional family and therefore I can start at a much higher level and I can resolve it in that lifetime.” And that is still much better than staying stuck at my present level for the rest of this lifetime.

Encourage yourself and do not allow the dark forces to discourage you. I certainly encourage you. I can assure you that there are other students we have seen who have been in fully as difficult of a situation as you are in and who have made progress. This is not to make you feel inadequate, but to make you feel encouraged that what one has done, all can do and therefore you can do it also.


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