There are no mistakes; none have ever been made and none ever will be made. Nothing ever happened in the past to hinder or hurt. There is no past, and I know, and can see, that there is no belief in any past to rise against me. I live in the Now, free from any yesterdays or to-morrows.* Now, I am Happy, Free and Complete. My Word erases any and all beliefs in mistakes and sets me free. I Am Free! I am free from any beliefs in the past.
– Ernest Holmes
In New Thought we generally say, “There are no mistakes made.” And yet, there are times we truly feel we made a mistake! I had that feeling after purchasing a new Apple Iphone! I originally upgraded to a new Droid, when a friend said, “Oh no, you really need to get an Apple.” So I returned the Droid for the Apple. Then the annoying journey began…. With my new iPhone, my emails were DISAPPEARING faster than a speeding bullet (actually after an hour or so.) One minute they were there and the next minute they were gone. I watched it happen over and over again. I felt like Dorothy (Wizard of Oz) when she said, “Things come and go so quickly around here.” We have poor cell phone reception in our house anyway and to add this disappearing act on top of it was disconcerting and frustrating. So I called the store where I purchased the iPhone and explained my dilemma. They told me to go to the Apple Store. After 3 visits to the Apple Store and their techies restoring the cell phone system twice, the phone would still NOT KEEP the emails that came in. The lady at the Apple Store said she couldn’t do anymore and suggested I call Time Warner, our internet provider. I called TW 3 X and was disconnected twice before I finally connected to a TW techie. He couldn’t figure out why my phone was not keeping my emails so he handed me off to his supervisor. At this point I was about ready to throw my phone against the wall!
Throughout this entire scenario I was praying for the right direction and was about to pay the price and return the Apple and re-purchase the Droid!!!
However, God is Good, and his name is Sheldon. Did you know God lives in Sacramento? 🙂 Bless the Time Warner Apple Techie! He walked me through my computer (not phone) and helped me make the account adjustments which were somehow not connecting to the phone. God as Sheldon said, if you still have trouble email or call me. Here is my personal contact information. I love my personal connection with God! Well, with bated breath I kept checking my phone emails every hour. So far so good. The next morning I checked my emails and guess what, THEY WERE STILL ON! Yeah! I think we have COMPLETION here!
So, did I make a mistake? Here is what I believe.
All “Mistakes” are lessons needed to be learned, re-learned, remembered with new opportunities to engage in.
• Even when we listen to people trying to be helpful, we need to listen to ourselves more. Lesson re-learned and remembered.
• Even on a journey that is not where we need/want to be, God is there and can turn everything around for our highest good! Lesson re-learned and remembered!
• Don’t give up. Do all the human footsteps necessary, then surrender to the Highest Good. Lesson re-learned and remembered!
• So I am about to make lemons into lemonade by taking an Apple Class next week so I can learn more about my new phone! New opportunity to engage in.