The Soul’s dark night is the greatest opportunity we have as humans to awaken to that which no longer serves us. I trust the soul’s dark night when it appears and all the lights go out in life. I have cultivated the tools to understand that when my spirit is shrouded with discouragement, upheaval, and disorder, it is my spirit’s persistent attempts to wake me up to that which no longer works in my life. The soul’s dark night breaks my heart and spirit with events that make me pay attention to the suffering. It is the chance to break free of misery by turning things around, so life, as I knew it during the rough times, is no longer recognizable. The connection of spirit to our life can not be underestimated. When we are cut off from the energy of the spirit, which happens when we reside in fear, resentment, anger and indifference for extended periods of time, the spirit takes strong actions to help us see this suffering and wake up to its devastation.
The dark night gives us the ability to relate to how fierce the spirit can be when it is overlooked. We are reminded during these times that we are spirits on a human journey and not the other way around. Remember that your body and mind are the vehicles for carrying the spirit. When you detach from it and keep alive the suffering and victimhood rather than healing and positive action, it is like riding in a car without a driver. Our spirit connects us to our passion, dreams and our greatest chance at happiness. When we are not involved in practices that bring us inward, we question if spirit even exists in our lives. We can feel detached from the purposeful action that brings us closer to what makes us happiest in life.
Meditation, yoga, times spent in nature, and all other reflective practices help us grow out of the dark night and into the bright light of our future. The soul’s dark night is a chance to break out of mediocrity and indifference and move into the awareness of body, mind, heart and spirit. It is never too late to feel your life again and recover from the sadness that has held you hostage and miserable. The smallest steps in this direction support us in knowing we are on the right road. This road has numerous opportunities for our future, all because we found the courage to identify that which has held us separate from our spirit all along. Seize this moment. Your life is waiting for you. http://sarahbrassard.com/pdf/SarahBrassard_9Steps.pdf
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