Your Soul will experience at one point it’s the darkest night, there are at least 7 signs of it to be aware of.
There will come a time in your life when you will experience the so-called “ Dark Night of the Soul “ you will feel your existential crisis and spiritual depression.
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Khalil Gibran
We are all born with Souls, not everyone accepts this as a fact, especially when we live in an Ego-centric world rather than a Soul-centric one.
Saints, shamans, and mystics have all pointed to the need for us to consciously grow our divine potential throughout history.
A Spanish monk named “ Saint John of the Cross “ has come up with the name “ Dark Night of the Soul “ ( By the name of one of his poems “ Noche Oscura “ based on his own mystical experience
What is the “Dark Night of the Soul” exactly?
It is a period in your life when you experience your spiritual desolation, emptiness, and disconnection when you feel totally separated from the Devine, a feeling of emptiness.
The “Dark Night of the Soul” is when you feel completely hopeless, lost and consumed, drained of energy, it can also be linked to severe spiritual depression.
7 Omens of the “Dark Night of the Soul“
“I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Here are the “ 7 Omens “ that you’re going through:
- A feeling of an acute sense of unworthiness.
- A deep sense of sadness that might be triggered by the state in your life, could lead to despair.
- You feel out of control in your life as your self-control weakens, a feeling of not being in control of your own destiny.
- Feeling powerless and hopelessness, worthless.
- You feel lost, confused and even “condemned”.
- The lack of interest in anything and everything.
- Always reflecting on your past mistakes.
You feel that somebody else is in control of your life, and therefore in such a dark night you might consider to end it, just so you take back control, you might be asking “why am I here?” , “ What is my purpose?” “ How do I take back control?”
Those are the signs you are experiencing your Darkest Moments, as shamans and monks used to call this “ The Dark Night of the Soul “
“My desire to live is as intense as ever, and though my heart is broken, hearts are made to be broken: that is why God sends sorrow into the world … To me, suffering seems now a sacramental thing, that makes those whom it touches holy … any materialism in life coarsens the soul.” – Oscar Wilde “Letters“
You need to be aware of a true Dark Night, as it will change you forever, you need to be aware of it, accept it and wait for it to pass, remember nothing lasts forever, this is a life-experience that will change you in a better version of yourself.
When the Dark night passes away you will discover that you’ve changed, your perceptions have changed, your beliefs and your former meaning of life, in some cases your ego dissolves.
A true Dark Night might be the end of your ego, so-called “ The ego death “ whereby your ego is destroyed and it prevents from embodying your soul.
In the end, it’s all for the better of your spiritual growth, as a man who really understood the value of making peace with darkness – David Whyte –
I will leave you with my favorite Dark Night of the Soul quotes by –David Whyte-
“…Time to go into the dark
where the night has eyes
to recognize its own.
There you can be sure
you are not beyond love.
The dark will be your womb
The night will give you a horizon
further, then you can see.
You must learn one thing.
The world was made to be free in
Give up all the other worlds
except for the one to which you belong.
Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet
confinement of your aloneness
anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive
is too small for you.”
– “Sweet Darkness” by David Whyte