As the days pass and the couldron brews, there are many of us going through dark nights and even dark fortnights of the soul. In a land where feeling anything but absolute happiness is often frowned upon this sounds like a scary endeavor.. Even in the spiritual community the forever radiant and smiling state is primarily sought and often bought. The idea of entering these dark nights of the soul willingly and with wide open arms is not usually an attractive idea. We must understand however that these dark nights are part of the process to burn off the old as we transmute to higher self.
To be “Reborn” we must face these difficult processes of tearing down the old ways. Many seeking the spiritual path would love to just blissfully meditate into quantum leaps of consciousness and being. I would too! These dark nights are not fun, not blissful and they not meant to be. Training of any sort requires some degree of discomfort.
Sadly, the sediments of our lives have buried some. We build our own layers of sediment and it is up to us to remove them. The dark nights of the soul are there to do just that. At these times we can receive messages and visions from our higher selves. Heed them. They are the pathway through. Dive headlong into the experience. As your soul burns the hell away it can shine in the genuine light of your true and natural self. Let the state of naturalness become more our natural state. As prophesized the “Kingdom of Heaven is within us”.
One of my favorite movies is “Jacob’s Ladder”. There is a powerful scene in the film where Jacob’s friend Louis explains(though his was more in reference to end of life), “Eckhart saw Hell too. He said: The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won’t let go of life, your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. But they’re not punishing you, he said. They’re freeing your soul. So the way he sees it, if you’re frightened of dying and… and you’re holding on, you’ll see devils tearing your life away. But if you’ve made your peace, then the devils are really angels, freeing you from the earth…”
Fear not the Dark Fortnight of the Soul. Those who experience them have been chosen to bring forth what is necessary for all the pass through the darkness and dim ourselves no more. Embrace your dark nights for they are there to serve.