On Life as a Spiral According to ancient Asian philosophy, life is not a circle but a spiral. Every life lesson that has ever been presented to you (which means everything you have ever been through) will come back again, in some form, until you learn it. And the stakes each time will be higher. Whatever you’ve learned will bear greater fruit. Whatever you’ve failed to learn will bear harsher consequences. Whatever didn’t work in your life before this point was a reflection of the fact that you hadn’t yet integrated the different parts of yourself. Where you didn’t yet accept yourself, you attracted a lack of acceptance in others. Where you hadn’t yet dealt with your shadows, you manifested shadowy situations. Broken parts of you encountered broken parts of others. So now you know! That was then and this is now.
Williamson, Marianne. A Year of Miracles (p. 46). HarperOne. Kindle Edition.
I totally believe in this meditation. What I don't learn about in life's lessons or refuse to learn, comes back worse until I do learn. It was like the one puff thing with nicotine, I will continue using it in some fashion. I must master the skill of not using and do something different instead. I have to be careful that I don't switch addictions. I do know I would have a big OCD attack and needed something to obsess in. So I made it with 12 Step Meetings and shared my recovery process with others. Here it is 24 years later, and not one puff of nicotine. Obsessing something that is good for me instead of something unhealthy. It works a whole lot better.