True growth happens once we have given ourselves permission to die to the lesser and be born to the greater. So when facing any challenge, rather than thinking that something has gone wrong, realize that everything has gone right. The challenge is there because it is a stepping stone. Its purpose is to help you let go of whatever you may need to release so that you may step into a greater activation of your potential. What this entails is a continuous giving up of what is unreal, and a constant embracing of what is Real. As the old paradigms fall away you may temporarily feel like your very life is falling apart—that’s what it means to be dying to the lesser. Yet soon you come to realize that nothing has fallen apart at all, but much rather has everything been coming together. Then suddenly you awaken one day to find that you are no longer who you once were. The old self has died. And you discover that to be “born again” really means to return to your True Self—the Real You. It is a rebirth, a rediscovering, and a sweet remembrance of who and what you really are as a luminous being of light, here to shine forth the radiance of your own magnificent being.