Recently quite a few people have reached out to me regarding this.
Some are from Zen Academy, while others are not. And each of those messages had the same statement.
That they have been finding the end of 2021 quite a difficult time to go through.
It can be easy to forget at times…
But we’ve all been through a lot this past year - all of us.
In a recent Zen Academy session I had with my coaching clients, I dived deep into this concept of the ‘Dark Night’ Of Our Souls.
And I wanted to share it with you personally.
What is the ‘Dark Night of the Soul’?
In the simplest terms possible, the ‘Dark Night’ is a developmental stage of transition to a more profound understanding of life and one's place in it.
It can commonly manifest as this deep sense of feeling lost, not knowing who you are and a strong feeling of resistance all throughout.
This increased awareness is accompanied by a painful release of previous conceptual frameworks such as an identity, relationship, career, habit, or belief system that previously allowed us to construct meaning in our lives.
This is a completely natural progression of the spiritual self as we progress toward higher states of being.
As humans going through a human experience in this life…
We hold on to things that may have served us well in the past but no longer do.
What is actually happening is that you’re going through a sort of a clearing. It’s a process of letting go of the things that are holding us back.
When you're in it, it's easy to believe that it will never end.
And a lot of it stems from the fear that it will be there indefinitely.
So, there are two things I wanted to share with you to help you progress through your own 'Dark Night.'
The first & most powerful way to do this is to simply be aware & know that this will pass.
The very reason that we’re experiencing this in the first place is evolution.
And evolution is always moving us to the realisation of our truth - and greater levels of light, love, bliss, awareness & joy.
It doesn’t get less dark & less painful… But it will always lead to something more beautiful & amazing than anything you have ever experienced before.
The second is to know that this Dark Night is actually happening for you.
This entire process of stripping away the parts of us that no longer serve a purpose is actually part of our intrinsic support system.
It is almost like a loving, gentle, and maternal guidance.
A support system that’s creating an experience just for you that’s helping to bring you closer to your true Self.
As we let go of our old traits & ego structures…
We get one step closer to being our purest form of being.
An infinite capacity of knowingness, and an unveiling of our greatest & most complete state.
This experience, as unpleasant as it may appear, conceals extraordinary potential. Patience is required because any attempt to forcefully accelerate the process will inevitably stymie it.
To be conscious where you were once naive, as well as to let go of the old parts of you that were conditioned, assumed, or habitual that really isn't in alignment with who you are, is the beginning of a way out of this gloomy underworld. Personal realisation, which can only be obtained through contemplation, meditation, and relaxation, is usually required.
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