The Dark Night of the Soul. The term for this spiritual stage comes from a poem by Saint John of the Cross. From a Christian perspective it is the time when Jesus is on the cross, before the resurrection. I am referring to it here as a spiritual metaphor for the dark night. A time period like this feels like God has forsaken you. Answers may not be forthcoming. Synchronicity has stopped. Anything you try to make work is faced with defeat. Nothing is working, it is hard to find any sense or meaning, and you feel that you have been dropped into the great void of the abyss. The same patterns, problems and programs keep replaying themselves on an endless loop. And to make it worse we have the terror of this great big giant space of emptiness. It is a time of feeling utterly alone, an ego lost at sea on the waves of transformation with nothing to hang on to as you get pounded by wave after wave.
How do we deal with this? Do not resist. I repeat, do not resist. That includes trying to make it be anything other than what it is. Quit trying for now, ease into it, feel what it brings up, and be gentle and self loving. Eliminate what is superfluous in your life and get down to basics of self care. Understand that this is a test, this is only a test. If this were an actual emergency you would be dead 🙂 haha! You can handle it! You will survive! And you come out stronger.
Transformational Change as Spiritual Growth
Sunday, June 21st, 8pm EST
(changed from June 17th.)
In the current energies, we are all faced with upheavals. Changes of job, residence/location, relationships, and sudden health issues or loss of friends or family members takes its toll on us, but also, strengthens us. If you are going through, or will be going through, a major crisis, transition, or change—this class is for you. We will create a safe space where we will learn the deep lessons inherent in processes of transformation. Learn: Common lessons/life themes inherent in change, transition, and transformation,Techniques to take care of yourself, how to ground and center when change is swirling around you, Why these situations call for self-love and how to practice that, How trauma and stress impacts the body, mind, and spirit,”Anchors” that help to keep you strong and sane in hard times, The importance of emotional release and learn emotional releasing techniques, How to build your social support networks,How to see your struggles as learning opportunities and remain positive, problem solving strategies.