When life seems to push us backward, we need to go forward in a new way.

Please reflect and share. How does this play out for you?

Sometimes we seem to be diverted to a space we don’t want to revisit. It feels like the reverse of progress, a retrograde into undesired territory. We may feel chagrined or defeated. Why are we being nudged into old patterns?

Creation finds inventive mays to get us to shift our life paths for our ultimate benefit. One of these ways is to push us seemingly backward, to offer us the opportunity to reflect. Perhaps where we were headed isn’t ideal for us. Or maybe we’re going in the right direction, but going about it in the wrong way. Our retrograde progress will allow us to review alternatives and then move forward renewed and reoriented.

Today’s message invites me to see reverse progress as a call to rethink my approach. When life seems to hiccup circumstances for me, I am offered a chance to move forward in a better way. The rear view mirror does not show me where I’m going, but rather what is behind me.

How about you? How do you feel about retrograde progress?