Mistakes - A Path to Our Highest Good? - Brad Austen


There is a saying many of us are familiar with, "Everything happens for our highest good". I believe there is some truth in this statement because on a higher level everything that happens to us supports our enlightenment and evolution. On a human level we may not make the highest choices as we have free will to choose our thoughts and to act on these thoughts. Most of us will make mistakes because this is how we learn and review those choices afterwards. The key is not to dwell on our perceived past mistakes, because they have made you who you are today. It is my belief that mistakes support our path to our highest good.

As we grow from childhood to adulthood, we can become serious in nature. As we are growing up, other people can affect our self-esteem through teasing and bullying. We may miss opportunities through lack of self worth or fear and beat up ourselves about it later. It's okay to not be perfect; in fact nothing on the earth plane is perfect. Stumbling around in the dark is part of our journey and something that helps us to grow and ultimately makes us more compassionate toward our self and others.

With awareness you can learn from past mistakes and make more enlightened choices in the future. Sometimes we need to experience the pain and drama to make us realize that we don't want this in our lives. Pain and suffering can be a great teacher. The Buddha said "Pain is inevitable, suffering is a choice". Whatever happens to us in our lives, we always have a choice how we respond to it. Do we choose to respond through love or fear? Fear can be hardwired into us, and often our reactions are fear based. It takes more diligence to respond through love and compassion.

The next time you feel you have made a mistake, remind yourself it is okay. In life our progress can often be one step forward, two steps back, especially when exploring new territory. It can be worthwhile before making an important decision to weigh up the pros and cons. Even writing them down on a piece of paper can help crystalize the options before taking action.

A mistake is only our perception of an event or action that we look back upon in hindsight. We can sometimes be more judgmental with ourselves than with others. No one likes to be judged, so why do we judge ourselves so harshly? After all it is through our mistakes that we learn, grow and evolve. If you have made a mistake, the best thing to do is to forgive yourself and intend that you will do better next time. If other people were involved know that they are human too and make mistakes as well. Forgive them and yourself for any past hurts so you will no longer carry the trauma and resentment.

Spirit-inspired article by Brad Austen

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Comment by gulden kuterdem brown on January 13, 2014 at 3:14pm

thank you :)

Comment by Brad Austen on January 13, 2014 at 12:27am

Thanks everyone for your comments and feedback.  We all have something unique to share on this site and I look forward to making many new friends and connections. :-)

Comment by linda lee on January 12, 2014 at 12:37pm

Thanks for reminding us Brad. Loved your article. Blessings

Comment by Terence Arthur Deighton on January 12, 2014 at 8:14am

I would say it goes even deeper than Mistakes (or Contrast, as Abraham/Hicks teaches)

When we are in "Pure Spirit" - We are Knowing, We have all the Truths, & We are our Higher-Selves & are part of God-Source.

So with all that in mind, why would we wish to come back to experience another Physical Life,,,,,,, Because We still wish to experiences Emotions & Contrast so that our Spirit/Soul can evolve further.

We choose tne Life-Lesson (mistakes), either because we didnt learn from the lessons in the last life or because we did learn & want to know even more in the next Physical life,,,,,,, & as the Tibetan Book of the Dead explains - the Lessons/mistakes we wish to learn, denotes the parents we are born to..... If we wished to learn from the phyical life experience of Poverty/Destitution, we would only be given rich parents,  if we'd also chosen to lose a fortune or a business maybe.

Some of my Spirit Guides are around me, because they know my Path (5D to 6D & 8D), so they are following to learn even in Spirit, so they can evolve, as well as supporting me.. Maybe even to choose LIfe at the appropriate time of "What Is To Come".

At our birth we forget all this, whereas the Star Children are very Knowing of Their True Purpose.

Comment by Kerrie ~ Administrator on January 12, 2014 at 7:18am

Brad why don't you put one of your you tubes on the top,I have featured your article so it will appear on the main page,a youtube would be nice!

Comment by Kerrie ~ Administrator on January 12, 2014 at 7:15am

Love it! xxx

Comment by Rhode Island Jim on January 12, 2014 at 6:40am

Right on Brad - great teachings / writing

Comment by Grant on January 12, 2014 at 6:06am

I LOVE yr words  Brad & I LOVE u ............... you have good wisdom brother Brad........... yes learnt lots  re your word from the past .... as on a wee totam in our home from my young daughter, a new day every  morning ??. One of my  fathers saying was ... failure is success turned inside out ????/. I AM  a good listener to WISDOM..xox

Comment by lenebenjamin@xtra.co.nz on January 11, 2014 at 10:15pm


Comment by teresa lacemoon on January 11, 2014 at 3:41pm

Even if I do not see where my Mistakes are .

Because if I see , I say imediatealy : ' I apologize

Its the best Way .

Thats why I have NO Heavy Consciousness .

NO Culpabilities . 


And ironically ,

this is one of the Causes of my Sickness and Dismissal .



So You see how most of people are nowadays .


No Scrupulous . Or a bit of it .


Say .

Never hide .

Say . 

I see Myself as GOD sees Me .

lace ~~~



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