“Start from where you are and gradually move in the direction of your perfection.”
The illusion of separation would you have believe that the above statement refers to a state of being that is not already so. That is certainly not the case. You are already beautiful, you are already perfect. This is the case at every moment and at all times. There is nothing to do. Moving in the direction of your perfection means nothing more than acknowledging that truth for yourself, others and the entire universe. You may have to do it gradually because from the very beginning of our life we are bombarded with messages of separation. It takes a slow unraveling with honest effort to know beyond the senses of the bodymind.
This is the true message behind those worlds:
Use each day to know Self a little more than you did the day before — your whole life is a revealing of your own perfection.