If a child makes a mistake because they didn’t know any better, you are quick to forgive. You explain there are different options and why they might want to make a different choice in the future. You understand there was innocence under the choice and see it as an opportunity for growth and expansion.
When did you lose that compassion and understanding for yourself? When did you lose that compassion and understanding for others? Can you lovingly redirect yourself without the need for shaming or berating yourself? Can you offer that same grace to others?
It is highly unlikely you will make perfect choices 100% of the time just because you have reached adulthood. You are still growing and evolving and will continue to until the end of your days. You will learn your preferences by trying many things and discovering through experience what best matches you and your truth.
Your growth involves redirecting again and again, evolving one empowered choice at a time. You are exploring your mastery, which will involve aspects of what it is and what it isn’t. This is all part of being in the realm of experience, and to be expected as part of your evolution. Be kind and gentle with yourselves and others through all of this, Dear Ones, for shame and blame are energies that cannot support anyone in the discovery of their highest expression of self. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young