“The dark night of the soul comes just before revelation.” ~ Joseph Campbell
Just as it is always darkest before dawn…
“The dark night of the soul comes just before revelation.”
Sometimes it is all too much. It is all too heavy. You feel all too hopeless and lost.
I get it. I’ve felt it. Hell, I’ll feel it again. That is simply a part of living, a part of life.
All, however, is not lost, nor is it truly hopeless or even too much. The beautiful gift of life includes a few perks, one of which is things do work out, even out and ultimately, get better. It’s true.
Just like Nature, life loves balance. Yes there will be times when the scale tips one way or the other, but it will even its self out. The real trick to handling this constant back and forth is trust and flow. You have to trust that the Universe ultimately has your back and you have to flow along with your life.
I know, I know, this sounds a lot like “woo-woo-hooey” (totally professional word, right?!), but it actual does hold some profound wisdom in it.
I mean why wouldn’t the Universe have your back? You are alive right now, yes? Well I firmly believe that is for a reason, a purpose. So long as you are trusting and are actively and mindfully living your life, this reason and purpose will be revealed to you. And, as you are mindfully and actively living, if you allow yourself the freedom to move with how life is flowing, well, the big issues become easier to deal with and the small issues become mere blips.
There is also the added bonus of going easy on yourself and allowing yourself to make mistakes, to mess-up, to truly feel your emotions and understand them, to forgive yourself and to, you know, be fully flawed and human. No judgements, just living.
The more you give over to this way of being, the less you will hold yourself tense and the less likely you are to give way to unnecessary stressors or anxieties.
I have been at that dark, heavy, low place. That dark night of the soul. It sucked. But in a way I am grateful, because it was when I was there that I received the revelation I needed and that is aiding me even now. Because of it, I have been doing my utmost to let go of the old ways of reacting and acting, the ways that seem to jive with societal expectations and that tend to lead to distress, judgement, and lack. I am replacing them with trust, with flow and with no judgements.
There is always, always, always hope. No matter how small or bleak it may seem, it is there. The dark night of the soul comes just before revelation, just before hope will shine it’s brightest again. You can, you will make it through. Trust and flow and know that the Universe does have your back and it will get better. You will get better. You’ve got this and You are Worth IT!
Namaste ~ Ella
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