We can alleviate the pain and depression that comes with going through the dark night of the soul, by making the necessary sacrifices. These sacrifices will catapult us to the next spiritual level.
The dark night of the soul is a process that virtually every spiritualist goes through. It is a time, where we are plagued with depression, uncertainty, doubt, and some of us even feel like we’re going insane. However, the dark night of the soul isn’t just a process that encourages transformation. Rather, the dark night of the soul is symbolic for the crossroads, which will either help you become your best self, or spiral down a path of depression and destruction. So, in this video, I am going to explain to how overcoming the dark night of the soul helped me manifest over 150k; and give you some tips and how you can become stronger when going through it. Stay tuned.
The dark night of the soul spiritual awakening
The best way to think about the dark night of the soul is to watch the movie Star Wars. Just watch how Anakin Skywalker struggled with becoming a Jedi Knight. He was very powerful and gifted. However, he was very much in love, and terrified of losing his girlfriend and unborn twins. In his efforts to save her, Anakin starts to explore the dark side. The Emperor, aware of his vulnerabilities and innocence persuades him to go to the dark side. Anakin obliges. Sadly, in the end, his girlfriend dies, and he is never able to have a relationship with his two children. What’s the moral behind the story? Well, I think Master Yoda said it best when he said, you must learn to let go the things that you desire most.
Dark night of the soul meditation
Many scholars and metaphysics would describe the dark night of the soul as a process where you’re caught between worlds, where all of your beliefs about the world are shattered, and you no longer have any purpose or drive in life. Many people become severely depressed, which is commonly called the death of the ego. Once the ego dies, then, the person is reborn, and open to adopt a whole new set of values. These values will ensure their healthiness and happiness. Sadly, many people in the Western World, don’t accept death and destruction as a natural force of nature. As a result of this mindset, they’re constantly swinging back and forth between extremes. They’re either very happy, or really sad. They’re either madly in love, or broken hearted. They’re either healthy or sick. They’re constantly swinging back and forth between one extreme to another.
Dark night of the soul explained
There are no dualities in African derived religions. Instead our main focus is balance. And we work with certain destructive elements or energies to bring balance back to the mind, body, and soul. For example, your body is constantly being bombarded by bacteria from the external environment. Your immune system, works to destroy the bacteria. If your immune system would fail to do its job, then the bacteria will take over your entire body, resulting in sickness, disease, and ultimately death. Your body is constantly going through the process of death and destruction. In fact, you get a whole new body every couple of years. Your skin cells are dying and being replaced with new skin cells. Your lung cells are dying and being replaced by new lung cells. You can see this concept of creative destruction with the growth of a child into an adult.
Stages of spiritual awakening
Your body is constantly going through the process of death and destruction. In fact, you get a whole new body every couple of years. Your skin cells are dying and being replaced with new skin cells. Your lung cells are dying and being replaced by new lung cells. You can see this concept of destruction with the growth of a child into an adult. Your body is constantly breaking down and rebuilding itself; when you go from a baby to a toddler, to a toddler to a child, from a child to adult, from an adult to an elderly man or woman. Sadly, most people go wrong, when they refuse to incorporate these natural forces of destruction and rebirth into their everyday lives. They fail to realize that their soul needs to grow. However, in order for their souls to grow, they are going to have to embark on the continuous journey of destroying certain negative behaviors in order to move forward.
The dark night of the soul and the spiritual awakening process
In fact, the very reason why people experience the dark night of the soul, is because there is something in their life that they refuse to let go. They don’t understand that holding on to that particular attachment is causing them more harm than good. For example, Anakin Skywalker couldn’t accept the fact that death was a natural process of life. He believed that he could beat death, in the end, he lost everything, including his family and humanity. So, in short, we have to learn how to destroy things, before they raise up and destroy us. Death and destruction are two principles that are not only widely practiced in African religions, but considered an integral part of magic and the process of transformation. In fact, a great deal of practitioners will go through a series of sacrifices in order to bring about a certain outcome or transformation.
My spiritual awakening processes
The first time I went through the dark night of the soul, was when I was working in the corporate world. At first, I loved wearing my power suits and making money. I had gained a great deal of respect from family members, because I was the only one in my family to actually make it. I had a good job, had two degrees, and seemed to have it all together. However, I begin to change over time. Soon, I hated my job. I couldn’t make any money. Worse yet, I didn’t want to because I no longer cared about the money.
The secret to getting through the dark night of the soul
I dreaded going into work. I fell into a deep depression where I slept away most of the day. There was something inside of me that knew that I couldn’t keep living my life that way. I knew I had to make a change. However, I was afraid to quit my job. People would think that I was a failure and a loser. More importantly, I was afraid of being homeless, and not being able to pay off my school loan debt, or finding another job that I enjoyed.
Why does spiritual awakening happen?
In short, I was scared. I was scared of giving up everything that I had worked for. Looking back, I now understand that it was my ego that was holding onto my fear. Soon, it got to a point where I didn’t care. I stopped caring about what other people thought about me. Most importantly, I put my trust in the ancestors. I knew that everything was going to be okay, so long as I had them by my side. With that said, I quit my job, and almost nine-months later, they had given me enough money to pay off all my school loan debt. I was totally free. However, I only became free when I made the sacrifice of giving up everything that I thought was important to me.
What is the dark night of the soul, what is the cure
Now, I am not telling you to get up and quit your job. What I am telling you is to start to build a relationship with your ancestors. They will help you in ways that you could never imagine. So, if you’re depressed, or feel like you’re going through the dark night of the soul, reach out to them. Then, ask your ancestors what you need to sacrifice to grow and get to the next level. Besides, life is too short for you not to reach our full potential.