The journey called the “Dark Night of the Soul” is not a punishment. It is sort of a test to get you to the next level. It’s a way to get in your face, and get you to grow. Sometimes its relationships, money, jobs, housing dramas. The gifts you receive after this journey can almost seem like you’ve won the lottery.
It is a way to get you to release things, jobs, people who are no longer a match to where you are heading. This is not a judgement against those things. It’s about you growing as a person. Sometimes its about the “Shadow Work.” What exactly does that mean? It’s about taking back your personal power and not being a door mat to other people. It’s about respecting boundaries. It’s about not rescuing everyone from themselves.
It’s also about facing your dragons, demons that you’ve created for yourself. This is not about putting yourself in dangerous situations. Although, some people constantly do this and are some how oblivious to the consequences. This is about making peace with yourself. If there are things about yourself that you want to change then here is your opportunity. If there are things that others don’t like about you. You need to decide if you like or don’t like that about yourself. Everyone has a light, grey and dark side to them. This is just who we are as a whole. No one is a saint!
So as you hit rock bottom, take time to reflect and see what areas of your life you’re at peace with? Sometimes these changes come from the result of a divorce. Take responsibility for those things that are yours. The rest, let it go! Things happen to people all the time. It’s not because people are good or bad that stuff happens. So don’t judge yourself or others.
The soul is very complex. It has many journeys and experience that it likes to play with. It can journey to many planets and civilizations. It is the ultimate voyager. The soul can be healed with readings or healing sessions. It can also go through a personal journey on its path to grow that can heal it as well. It’s almost like how we can get an education in many ways.
Healing can sometimes be a multi-stepped process. Step one starts now, the next step might be three years later. The final step might be five or ten years later to clean up the whole mess. Healing is different for each person. When your ready, the steps can come quickly or centuries later.
Part of the healing process is the dark night of the soul. It is part of facing our dark side and making peace with it. It is about acceptance and not judgement. Not many people can say they are capable of doing that so readily. As a child, we might have been able to do this more easily. As adults, not so much. We’ve had years of people telling us what to think and shaming us. It takes a while to finally shed all the guilt that’s been shoved down our throats.
When you are finally ready to heal, it can be the most freeing feeling. It is such peace that most people haven’t known since before they were born into a body.
I’m always laughing at myself! I was listening to something today and had to laugh, it talks about how if your TV suddenly switches to a static screen that it’s a sign from your angels trying to get your attention. This has happened to me a lot, here’s usually what I think! Oh it must have just sat without activity and just went to the static screen.
This is when I think my Angels would like to get a transfer. They’ve also tried to speak to me sometimes with pictures instead of just the clairaudio. I remember this very well. I had a client and they couldn’t understand why I didn’t understand the pictures when they were so obvious to them. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the memo! This was the first time I’d ever gotten pictures in a reading or like the time I suddenly saw a scene in black and white.
This is when you feel like your playing pictionary without the instructions. I usually learn a lot from these experiences on the fly. Life definitely is a class room. I’ve had gifts from my Angels in the form of my animal totems with the hawk and raven feathers in a pile together. That is definitely a message from my Angels. These are moments when I think my Angels are sometimes banging their heads against a wall!
There are also moments when I can laugh at myself and my journey along the way! Sometimes when you going through the dark night of the soul it’s always refreshing to know that we’ll emerge on the other side soon.
I have had many looking-glass experiences. I was in a drafting class in high school and was looking at the floor plans, when I suddenly had seen a future event. I put that aside for a while. Later I again had another experience with that. I saw someone’s past life relationship and saw that the souls had never grown. They had had the same roles in many life times. Neither of the souls had ever learned and grown.
In both of these of these situations, I was to meet both of these people around the same time. Both of these relationships, were in my life about the same time. Because I’d seen a future events in high school and had past life memories of this person. I kept this person at arm’s length and protected my heart as best I could. I then moved forward with a relationship with the other person. I knew that I was trying to help this soul move forward and become unstuck.
I eventually left this relationship. This time it did move that soul out of the pattern that they had been stuck in for centuries. I encountered another opportunity with the other person again. I even had a dream, where there was a conversation in the dream. Within a week or a month the exact scene in the dream played out. I remember thinking to myself, “What’s my line?” This ended up never going anywhere.
This was the a huge blessing, it gave me the opportunity to finally take the time to get to know myself. Many people flee from getting to know themselves. These are great opportunities to allow yourself to grow as a person. It makes you realize what you want and don’t know. These can be very nurturing experiences. Every person should take the time to have a relationship with themselves. Once you get to know yourself, there is no going back. It is a confidence builder.
I always find it interesting, that when you look at the friends in your life and then look at the family members you have. You suddenly start to see who is Aunt Lucy and who is Uncle Jo. It’s almost like the personalities are a match to your family members.
It starts to look like they were cast to play those roles. On some levels, I almost wonder if the souls of your family members aren’t also in those people that you know to be your friends. The friendship usually comes to an end when you finally realize who they remind you of. The funniest thing, is that some of them actually look like some of your family members. The similarities are uncanny. The mannerisms, its like they’ve studied the scripts in great detail. I know that in these relationships there is a lesson and an opportunity for each soul to grow.
At any given moment, one is the teacher and the other is the student. Sometimes both are the student and they just don’t know it. The Universe has an interesting way of allowing the soul to grow. It is patient, as it allows the lessons that need to be learned play out.
Lately I found myself pulling out some books that I truly cherish. I have been reading four books at once. Each one has something to offer me. I read a little from each book til I’m full of that book and then move to the next book. Sometimes I read them in a different order. Each book is feeding a part of my soul. No one book is more important than the rest. It is like being surrounded by supportive friends. Each has something delicious to share. Each has something to add.
It’s like having your favorite friends over and each person has brought something for the meal. That’s exactly what it feels like a meal. It is what sustains the soul to get through each day and face each challenge! To know that you are not alone. Others have gone before you and have faced similar challenges and taken their spin on the situation and either tried to kick the obstacle in their way or to think about another way of attack until they felt that they could over come the obstacle. Reflection is a very nice tool. It allows you to look at the past successes and failure objectively. Sometimes there was never a way to win the situation and it was a way to pull you back onto your path.
Sometimes because we are more seasoned, can recognize those battles that we can and can not win. Sometimes its a team effort and not a solo venture? Either way we learn something. It’s really about getting past all the drama and giving it your best and if your best isn’t good enough then that’s just too bad. This is not about pass/fail it’s about growth.
Each of these books is a strategy to help you rally your efforts to achieve and concur those obstacles in life!