Traditionally Eclipse season (which is due to begin May 26th and run through the end of June) gives us an opportunity to move into our next level that we have been asking for and desiring on a Soul level. Oh ya, we also have Pluto in Retrograde which asks us to go very deep so this season in particular could be a doozy.
As many of us who have been on the ascension path for a while know, jumping into a new level, a new timeline also means releasing and letting go of the things (beliefs, habits, ways of being) that are not congruent with this new life. It’s the frequency shift that we make that allows us to become this new version that is more true to our Soul self and more liberated from conditioning.
With this release can often come a dark night of the Soul.
Much like the fact that morning sickness doesn’t just come in the morning, a dark night of the soul doesn’t always come at night and it doesn’t always just last one night.
Each one looks and feels different but has challenges in it’s own way. They might be emotional, physical, circumstances or a combination.
These pre-eclipse dark nights are an invitation from the Universe to follow where you are guided and get on board with this next version of you. Once eclipse season hits you will be given another opportunity, but these can oftentimes be even more intense.
Universe is like, oh you didn’t get it the first time. Let me make this perfectly clear what needs to stay behind and let me throw it right in your face. So right now it’s like knocking at the door. By the end of May it’s gotten out the battering ram and is letting itself in.
These times can feel super intense and confusing. Often there are many restructurings happening at once and all we can do is hang on for dear life and keep as much of a sense of humor as possible. We often are guided to go into heavy emotions and beliefs in order to let them go, we often get reminded with physical symptoms to slow us down and make us take notice.
I myself am just coming out of a dark week of the Soul that challenged very deeply. That was more intense and long than any other dark night I have encountered in my 10 year commitment to awakening. The physical. The emotional. All the darkness.
The good news is that these dark nights do not last forever. They do let up. It’s like a slingshot being pulled way, way back. You are being stretched in what feels like the opposite direction of what you desire and it can feel like absolute hell. You are not alone in this. Even for those of us seasoned spiritual journeyers we can feel like it will never end.
With my most recent ‘bout of dark night here are some key pieces to keep in mind when you are moving through your own:
#1 Drink water, stay hydrated. Put some lemon and sea salt in it. The water helps.
#2 Listen to your body. Even if it’s feeling 100% like an emotional dark night, what you consume, how and how much you move, what you surround yourself with all impact your energy. Stay quiet and tune in. Ask her what she needs to feel supported by you.
#3 Have a connection. Dark nights of the Soul can make you feel like isolating and being alone. Give this to yourself but always keep some type of human connection. A group that supports you. A friend. Your mom. Your spouse. This will help to neutralize feelings of the frequency of separation/ fear and sooth your energy with connection.
#4 Connect to yourself and express to yourself. Journal it out. Express what is coming up, no matter how incoherent or crazy. Get it out of your system. Not to figure it all out – but to let it go and trust that the resolution and solution are already on their way.
#5 Remember it is temporary. I’ve said this before but remind yourself that you are moving through it. You’re not here forever.
#6 Call upon your Divine support. Sometimes in the dark night it can be tricky to feel that connection so you might need to amp up your efforts. Grab that oracle deck that you haven’t reach for in a while, call upon Quan Yin, Mother Mary, Kali Ma, your powerful supportive ancestors. Your angels. Then see where you are guided.
#7 Get out in nature if you can. It’s magic and helps the process. Earth is ascending as well. You are supporting each other in this process.
To wrap this podcast up I want to share a channelled message that has come through to assist with this ascension process:
The shifts you desire are just around the bend.
Persevere through your presence and your focused breathing.
You are arriving. It is safe to let go of the ties of the past and start fresh.
It is safe to claim your Divine inheritance.
It is safe to accept this new, unknown reality now.
Take the steps you are guided to now and trust the process.