No place to escape. The dark night of the soul is here. We feel stranded in a void space wondering where we are. Lost and alone we are far from the goal of all one. There is no firm ground beneath our feet and we are scared. We may feel fear, pain, sadness, and despair.
The dark night of the soul is very uncomfortable because we are going through major transformation and change. It is nothing that can be ignored. We are being transformed, like it or not. Life is not what we thought it was, and we do not know where we are.
PERFECT TIMING – BEING WHOLE
The dark night is one of a transformation of inner consciousness, growing awareness, and how we identify us as humans. We are a species that awakens more to the reality and illusions of us each moment. The dark night of the soul occurs when we are moving into a whole new phase of our life. We are going through major awakening and a huge shift point and feel out of control.
DARK NIGHT OF THE EGO
The struggle is with the ego that tries to be in charge and keep things under wraps. The soul is always in the driver’s seat and the ego struggles with the truth of that. During the dark night, the soul is moving us through some deep material to bring us into greater light. It is the ego of us that struggles with the leading of the soul. It is the ego that is lost and losing control during the dark night of the soul.
It’s a good thing, as the ego has been overstepping its role for too long. The soul is in charge and the ego must surrender and let go. When the ego learns to work with the soul we feel comfortable, confident and whole. There is more to be aware of on every level of who we are which is revealed as we learn to awaken to our true soul and self.
The ego wants to keep us wrapped in a box with a bow of its own design. Safe and secure no more, it’s time to break through the old packaging to rebirth ourselves into who we really are.
We are limitless potential, with a specific purpose and life plan, in the dark night, the soul is challenging our ego attachments and beliefs by pushing old boundaries to break out and be who we are.
The dark night of the soul is nothing more than letting go of the limitation and fear of the ego to realize that we are so much more. As we move through these times of awakening consciousness and transformation we may feel out of control and it is very good. We can not hold on to the old, it must fall away to allow rebirth and renewal. When the soul is moving us through this uncomfortable territory to learn and grow through, we surrender to experience more than we currently know, instead of trying to control it or fight it.
We can not hold on to the old, it must fall away to allow rebirth and renewal. When the soul is moving us through this uncomfortable territory to learn and grow through, we are best to surrender to the experience instead of trying to control it or fight it. Like a being that is being birthed the only way is through.
IN-BETWEEN SOUL AND EGO
During the dark night of the soul, we are often in an in-between place, neither here nor there, and that is the most uncomfortable place of all. The ego fights for something familiar, and the soul guides us to a new place of freedom.
Being in this in-between place of transition is where we experience the dark night. The cycle of life is dark into light, day into night and into day again. We are not lost or stuck we are in the perfect cycle of our own awakening.
Once we have made it through the dark night a few times, we remember there is always a light to guide us and new life that unfolds as we walk. It is a very emotional time and we can get lost in this easily and forget. Our internal dialogue is so tied up in fear, that it is difficult to hear anything else.
Quieting the mind and dismissing negative thinking allows a greater wisdom and truth to be revealed. Our soul speaks to us when we make room to listen. It is subtle and real, it makes sense and is clear. For us to receive we quiet the emotions and thoughts so we can be open to know and hear.
KEEP WALKING – NO FEAR
The key is to keep walking and surrender to what is here, instead of clogging up our mind, and heart in fear.
There is so much juicy material to be privy to when we let go of trying to make things the way we think we want our life to go. As much as intention and specific desires are helpful, during the dark night of the soul it is better to let it all go and see where your soul is leading you to go. There is a higher calling that will not be ignored to become more fully who you are.
Quieting the mind and opening your heart to higher wisdom, peace, love, and truth is a huge growth in itself. As we learn that we are more in control when we let go of our lower nature, we find our higher intelligence leads us in the best way aligned with our true self and soul.
GOOD NEWS – TURN THE LIGHT ON
The soul always knows who we are and why we are here. So when the dark night of the soul darkens your door, know a great light is about to break through. Focus on the light and allow the illusion of the dark disappear.
As we transit through letting go of fear and control and stop trying to keep things status quo, we find new life, peace, and joy awakening us to so much more.
Enjoy the Journey,
Blessings of Delight,
I am honored to support you wherever you are on your journey to assist your movement through life and soul challenges to create an easier more loving rebirth of you into your best most aligned life.
Janet teaches us how to know our soul and follow our highest calling inside and out to experience a life that is whole. Soul Shamanism, private sessions, retreats, and classes guide us to let go of what keeps us stuck and awakens the freedom and wisdom and truth of us, heart and soul.