I like the picture above this post, because it illustrates the pattern or "grid-like" nature of consciousness. We decide, by where we choose to focus, how we want the mosaic of our consciousness to be. We master certain elements of being a human being on this earth.
Often when I do energy healing or readings, I will immediately connect with Spirit Guides and Angels. They let me know what the person needs the most. I have a list of things I do: Ancestral Healing, Past Life Healing, Aura Healing, and Entity Removal. And maybe, sometimes channeling deceased loved ones.
There's another thing I'm not sure what to call, but it happens when someone is ready to "upgrade." And this has to do with the grids. The Angels will appear and present the image of a stairway going up. This usually means that your soul is finished with your current set of life lessons and is ready to move up, meaning the intensity of a lot of the old problems will fall away.
Our stories that make up our life are held together by this energy matrix. Everything that manifests is connected to certain types of consciousness. Some people call these levels of consciousness a grid, some call them a matrix, some call them octaves. Essentially they are an energy web by which we give and receive information, they are like the internet of our consciousness.
As soon as you learn what you wanted to on your lower set-point, if you choose a soul-centered path, your Higher Self will start guiding you up the stairs of and walk you into a higher set-point, a higher grid.
You could call this an upgrade, or a graduation...but it's a real thing.
As an example, one of my biggest struggles metaphysically used to be entity attachments. My lessons were around strengthening my will, and my healthy ego, embracing qualities of leadership and command in the metaphysical, and switching from "warrior" to compassionate and disciplined teacher. I now feel confident that I can handle entities. I now consistently hold a vibration that elevates me out of the one in which I was vulnerable. I just don't have a problem with it anymore.
We can do this for most subjects in our lives. But it's not something that can be forced - we really do have to learn what we wanted to initially, before we can "move on." But it is good to know that as we are determined to raise our vibration and learn, we will evolve, and things that we struggle with will get better.