To forget yourself, to become detached from your very being is surely a way to stop your progress. To switch off the light within yourself will halt your progress and stop your awareness and stop your growth and grind you to a standstill, until you become aware again of the love within yourself, the potential you have for going forward and the light and love that awaits you.
Keep your switch on my friend, this way you will not stop.
To tread an earth pathway is a chancey thing. Each of us who have walked this way have done so in the knowledge that we ourselves govern and guide our steps. To find ourselves in a situation which beckons us to another plane is one that must be met with faith and a knowledge in the future and the eternity of life. These things are not written, arranged or made to happen for any reason. They are an earth problem and one which must be met head on and with your faith intact. Lessons from such events can and will be used for your education and your enlightenment.
A zebra is a zebra, a tiger is a tiger, and you are you.
This (to be an animal) is not beneficial or appropriate to your spiritual enlightenment and growth.
We are rolled into one, the experience of male and female, there is no difference, it is used only to gain experience on your earth plane. The oneness you seek is within you to experience now, try for a moment to forget your male and your female sides, think of yourself as a spirit of oneness and you will begin to realise there is no need to be one or the other. You are you and that is all that matters.
To build upon a lifetime’s experiences sometimes takes many attempts. Mistakes are made and the chance to rectify them is soon past. It is a law within you to have to participate again and again the experience of an earth life. You will get things right as you whittle away at those bad things that hold you back until eventually the purity of you is sufficient to take you forward without looking back again. Some visit many times, others not so many, but all have to reach the same purity of spirit to open the key of the door.
To know yourself, and to gain strength within yourself, is the true value, is above all material, is above all position.
The truth and the love and the light of yourself is all important, for these are the things you will carry forward when you leave this realm and join the next.
So I ask that you give up all thoughts of envy, all thoughts of material progress, all thoughts of selfishness, and bring forward thoughts of love, of friendship, of healing, and of spreading light and love within your earth.
These will bring you the true rewards, the true enlightenment and the forward progress to develop way and far beyond any material progress that you think important at this time.